Rene Amel Peralta and sister at graduation

From a life in poverty to a career in medicine, thanks to DACA

UC Irvine alum Rene Amel Peralta wants to serve his community as a physician. That dream will be in jeopardy if the DACA program ends.

G. Cristina Mora speaks at a UC Berkeley rally

What’s in a name? How the concepts of Hispanic and Latino identity emerged

UC Berkeley sociologist G. Cristina Mora explains the origins of the identity we celebrate during Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Everyone stumbles. The trick is getting back up.

Real-world advice from some trailblazing first-gen women in STEM.

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Test your UC Latinx knowledge

Take our fun quiz to see how well you know the UC community's contributions to our nation's Hispanic heritage.

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New UC students share their hopes and dreams

We check in with nine of our newest arrivals as they launch into their journeys at UC.

Nettie Hunt with daughter on steps of Supreme Court

UC Berkeley to mark ‘400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice’

A yearlong observation will focus on African Americans’ extraordinary contributions to American life and the struggle for justice.

Sabrina Strings with her book

Where does fat phobia come from?

How did we become obsessed with thinness? It has to do with race, says sociologist Sabrina Strings.

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Who stalled the gender revolution?

Friendly attitudes toward gender equality increased for decades, then hit a speed bump in the '90s. The reason why might surprise you.

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A new opportunity for veterans to realign with civilian life

A four-day seminar focusing on helping veterans access higher education and career pathways kicks off this summer.

London Breed at the podium

London's town

London Breed made history as San Francisco's first black female mayor, but she was once just an aspiring chemist.