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.

Students walk across UC Irvine campus

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.

students and instructor

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

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

Students on stairs

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.

Andrew Goldstein works in lab

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.

students walking on UC Merced campus

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.

engineering student

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.