community gardeners

Faculty honored for contributions to UC initiatives

Leadership award winners are influencers in diversity, entrepreneurialsm, sustainability and other key issues.

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Tech's no magic bullet in getting voters of color to the polls

Old-school but highly personal tactics — phone banks, door-to-door canvassing — have proven more effective.

Obama Administration lauds UC's commitment to Latino student achievement

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics salutes transfer program, CalTeach among '150 Commitments to Action.'

Teni Adewumi and hair stylist

Beauty's hidden health cost for African Americans

Ph.D. student raises awareness about potential health risks of certain hair products.

Barbara Endemaño Walker

Promoting team science

NSF grant puts UC Santa Barbara at the helm of interdisciplinary research effort to promote gender equity in the STEM workforce.

Napolitano: Public research universities are the engines of innovation

University of California President Janet Napolitano addressed the Association for Women in Science at the 2015 National Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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First-generation students hear from faculty who have ‘been there’

As thousands of first-generation college students arrive on campus, UC Irvine faculty are helping them feel a sense of belonging by sharing their own experiences as being their family's first collegians.

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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.