8 with UC ties nominated for Academy Awards

Oscar contenders are more diverse. But...

Hollywood needs to address ongoing equity issues, annual report finds.

UC Santa Cruz diversity

Diversity, inclusivity key to a growing economy

America may be polarized but untapped economic opportunity awaits in inclusion, research finds.

Channing Dungey UCLA

Self-described TV junkie calls the shots at ABC

Alumna Channing Dungey is the new head of entertainment at the network.

UC Irvine immigration

Immigration does not increase crime — it decreases it

Findings over as many as four decades demonstrate the economic and social benefits of immigration.

Sal Parsa UC Berkeley

From Herat to Haas, Afghan student finds a new life

Once a young man growing up under the Taliban, Sal Parsa is now an aspiring entrepreneur.

Aomawa Shields UC Irvine

Astrobiology’s rising star

New UC Irvine professor Aomawa Shields discusses her unusual career and how she uses art to spark a love of science.

Sara Cratsenburg UC Santa Barbara

Ready to lead

Top ROTC cadet opts for an Army combat role and hopes to inspire other women to break barriers.

UC Irvine Franklin Dollar

Blazing a trail for others

Native American physicist opens doors for underserved communities to conduct cutting-edge research.

Ala Qattawi UC Merced

First female auto engineering Ph.D. named emerging scholar

UC Merced pioneer recognized for her work in engineering education and mentorship.

UC Merced coffee

The next Silicon Valley?

UC Merced’s Venture Lab nurtures San Joaquin Valley startups to help the entire region grow.

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