Small, diverse group of students walk across the UC Irvine campus

UC earns national award for diversity and inclusion efforts

The University of California was honored today (Sept. 20) with a 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

UC Santa Cruz students engage in small group active learning teaching sessions during a lecture.

UC Santa Cruz Hispanic-Serving Institution Initiatives launching new programs to advance educational equity

One of only four HSI members of the Association of American Universities, the campus is aiming to transform the academic landscape and offer meaningful change.


Shang-Chi, an Asian superhero, comes to the big screen

Marvel’s first Asian film protagonist marks many milestones.

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LGBTQ+ youth face increased anxiety amid COVID-19 pandemic

Using social media, research identifies stressors among an already vulnerable population.

Small boats in the Klamath River, 2019

Restoring access to culturally significant species with the Yurok Tribe

Law students work alongside tribal leaders to assist in a longstanding project to restore access to ancestral resources.

A Catholic manuscript from the early Americas

New book explores how an epidemic shaped Christianity in the Americas

A new book details how Indigenous Mexicans rebuilt the Roman Catholic Church in the aftermath of an outbreak.

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Doctoral candidate’s award-winning research explores life for Latina girls growing up in rural California

Roxanna Villalobos shines a light on rural America’s diversity, including in the Central Valley where she was raised.

Woman in a lab coat, hangs her head down.

The parent trap

Antagonism toward motherhood dissuades women from pursuing academic science careers.

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How research is helping win the fight for trans rights

Despite a flurry of anti-trans legislation in conservative states across the country, there are many reasons to be hopeful, say UCLA’s Williams Institute experts Christy Mallory and Brad Sears.

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Women are seeking election for the long haul

A new study suggests that nationwide data show women are in politics for the long haul, win or lose.