Cynthia Marshall, as a U C Berkeley cheerleader in the late 1980s

Always a maverick: Alum Cynthia Marshall, NBA’s first African American female CEO

Marshall was the first African American cheerleader at UC Berkeley and the first in her family to graduate from college.

First-gen students pose for picture in first-gen T-shirts

Cracking the code on first-gen college student success

New approaches are boosting grades and student satisfaction rates.

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How an immigrant workforce leads to innovation

H-1B visas have become a political football, but their impact on products was little known — until now.

Ethics Bowl at San Quentin Prison

How to find truth in today’s partisan world

The Ethics Bowl teaches you not to win or lose a debate, but something more important: how to think.

Nakamura portrait with LEDs

Great immigrant, great American

UC naturalized citizen scholars, including Nobel laureate Shuji Nakamura, will be recognized for their contributions on July 4.

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How the census overlooks the LGBTQ community

The census is finally counting same-sex couples — but it's missing everyone else.

Meet UC’s 2018 graduates: Californians who are citizens of the world

The Class of 2018 is ready to lead, both at home and abroad.

Sequoia Thompson UCLA

Bus driver turned UCLA graduate steers life in new direction

Sequoia Thompson follows her dream of becoming a clinical psychologist and working with queer black youth.

Lucero Camarena UC San Diego

Speak your truth

Transgender grad Lucero Camarena will bring a message of authenticity to the commencement stage.

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Think you know your LGBTQ history? Take our quiz

Celebrate the incredible legacy of a trailblazing UC community.