Transcending borders through education

UC San Diego is one of several U.S. and Mexican institutions of higher education to launch the CaliBaja Consortium for Higher Education with the goal of becoming a leader in cross-border education by 2020.

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Girls of color face harsher school discipline than white peers

Girls of color are disproportionately impacted by school discipline policies and excluded from current efforts to address the school-to-prison pipeline, according to a new report co-authored by two UCLA law professors.
UC Santa Barbara

UC leads nation’s top universities in serving Latino students

UC Santa Barbara is the fourth UC campus designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution; it's the first AAU member to be so named.

Grant aims to increase faculty diversity

Riverside undergraduates will be able to take part in a research and mentoring program designed to increase diversity among faculty in American universities.

Growing diversity with a fast track to tenure

At 30, UC president's postdoc program has groomed dozens of the country's best emerging scientists and scholars for UC academic careers.

Soon to become a minority in the U.S., whites express declining support for diversity

Many white Americans are becoming less enthusiastic about diversity and multiculturalism as the U.S. moves toward becoming a minority-majority nation.
Ana Maciel

Student helps establish center for fellow undocumented students

Junior Ana Maciel played a role in establishing the new AB540 and Undocumented Student Center to help others like herself through their obstacles to a university education.

male students, UC Riverside

UC Riverside joins other universities, foundations to improve student success rates

Funding from six foundations will help the University Innovation Alliance share programs around the nation.
Serpent still from "Frontera!" animated film

Film professor’s original animation debuts on PBS.org

Unconventional short film uses humor, hip hop and comic book-style animation to tell fascinating story of revolt in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
Lisa White

Paleontologist entices diverse students to dig her field

We love to see giant dinosaur fossils in museums, but microfossils are everywhere, geoscientist Lisa White tells school kids. An African-American woman in one of the least diverse scientific fields, White directs education and public programs at the Museum of Paleontology.