A screenshot from the Michelle Obama BET event featuring young Black people sitting at tables as part of the conversation.

Undergrad Aissata Ba talks future and finds inspiration with Michelle Obama

Ba took part in a special event featuring Michelle Obama that will air on BET on Jan. 17.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom proposes 5-year funding compact with the University of California

If approved, the spending plan would allow UC to increase access and affordability for families across the state and spur new innovations to combat climate change.

Aaron Jackson

The meaning of Veterans Day

U.S. Army veteran Aaron Jackson shares his perspective on how we can honor the service of our nation’s veterans and be a community worthy of their sacrifices.

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UC teams with Indigenous scholars to recast history of the California missions

UCLA-led critical mission studies program creates a new model to understand the past, present and future.

UC Santa Cruz students engage in small group active learning teaching sessions during a lecture.

UC Santa Cruz Hispanic-Serving Institution Initiatives launching new programs to advance educational equity

One of only four HSI members of the Association of American Universities, the campus is aiming to transform the academic landscape and offer meaningful change.

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As K-12 students return, schools shouldn’t obsess over pandemic ‘learning loss’

After months of turmoil and fear, it’s important to focus on emotional support for students and teachers, scholars say.

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Nation’s first civility research center at UC San Diego to address juvenile justice reform

Their first project will study, evaluate and refine a national model of best practices to promote national criminal justice reform and reduce mass incarceration.

Two teens stand in front of locker in 13 Reasons Why

Can TV shows help with teen mental health?

A UCLA report suggests they can, but only when topics are approached in a credible, supportive way.

Tracey Osborne

New UC Center for Climate Justice launches

The new center seeks not only to address the root causes of climate change, but also the broad range of associated social, racial and environmental injustices.

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UC San Diego approves new undergraduate degree in Black Diaspora and African American Studies

The new degree will not only enhance academic offerings but will foster collaborative study regarding the current experiences and histories of people of African descent.