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New York Times calls UC an ‘upward-mobility machine’

Six campuses in top seven spots of College Access Index, which ranks economic diversity.

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UC campuses, programs recognized for diversity

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award, 'Bright Spot' in Hispanic education highlight UC's commitment to supporting diversity on campuses and in society.

Alice Waters, Vicki Lynn Ruiz, Fedwa Malti-Douglas

UC luminaries to receive National Humanities Medal

Food activist and scholars are among 10 honored for their work elevating the human experience.

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New crusade for anti-bullying advocate

Story of the friendship between a stem cell scientist and a young athlete — and a message of encouragement for LGBT youth — is featured on ESPN.

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Campus enters second decade poised for growth

UC’s newest campus approaches its 10th anniversary with record student enrollment, ambitious plans for expansion, and a spirit of determination.

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UC partnership with HBCUs gives students a taste of grad school

As universities nationally struggle to recruit more diverse students to their graduate programs, one innovative UC effort is having noteworthy results.

Ensuring inclusive campus environments for LGBT students, faculty and staff

New measures address self-identification of orientation and identity, and gender-neutral facilities.
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New UC grads share tales of triumph

As UC's newly minted grads look forward to embarking on a bright new chapter, we profile a few whose extraordinary grit and determination brought them to the place they are today.

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Breaking the 'bro' barrier

Tech companies are funding research to find strategies to recruit and retain women and minorities in computer science majors.
McNair Program students

Diverse undergraduates discover pathway to Ph.D.

McNair Program prepares underrepresented students for the rigors of graduate study.