Diversity

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UC Davis to establish 4-year program for students with intellectual disabilities

The campus receives a $2.1M grant from the U.S. DOE to create a program that will be the first of its kind in California.

Tracey Osborne

Professor Tracey Osborne taking on complex, grand challenges in climate and social justice

All of our greatest challenges are connected, says Osborne, and solutions lie in the recognition of that fact.

Charmin Smith consoles one of her players with a hug after a basketball game

Black athletes and the fight for racial justice

UC Berkeley women’s basketball coach Charmin Smith reflects on recent professional sports strikes and how collegiate athletes can make a difference.

Mural of people helping someone on a stretcher

Discovering an icon in plain sight

A history grad student’s research leads to the discovery of Black nurse Biddy Mason in Depression-era murals.

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End of affirmative action at UC hurt Black, Latinx students, study finds

More than 1,000 students per year were deterred from applying to the UC system — but most would have been admitted, the study says.

Frances E.W. Harper, Harriet Tubman and Hallie Quinn Brown

An incomplete victory

The 100th anniversary of women's right to vote is coming up — but not all women benefited.

Annie Coker graduate photo

Legacy of Berkeley Law’s first Black female graduate lives on

Alumna Annie Coker is a little known, but important figure in history — the first Black woman in California to become a lawyer.

Dellara Gorjian with elected officials at the Capitol

UC president honors student leadership on DACA, representation in science

UCLA’s Dellara Gorjian and UC Merced’s Radio Bio were honored for outstanding public service at the July 30 UC Regents meeting.

Evelyn Hooker in profile

Five years ago, love won. Here's how research helps make progress possible

In 2015, the Supreme Court upheld a right to marriage for gay couples in Obergefell v. Hodges. One of the key elements to winning this battle was research — particularly one UC researcher's groundbreaking study in the 1940s that showed being gay was not a mental illness.

Students on SCOTUS steps

Relief and joy abound: DACA recipients react to the Supreme Court victory

For thousands of UC DACA students, yesterday was the news they have been daring to hope for: that they can continue their educations, remain in their communities and keep contributing in their fields, from health care to education.

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