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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.

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A new theory for Zoom fatigue

Scholar’s theory on what causes Zoom fatigue focuses on how the technology warps our sense of space in interactions.

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The K-12 post-pandemic classroom

A UC Irvine professor of education discusses COVID-19’s lasting impact on reading, writing and recovery.

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Growing national movement urges Congress to reinvest in Pell Grants

UC, along with nearly 1,200 higher education organizations, urged Congress this week to reinvest in the federal aid program that helps millions of students afford college.

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UC’s deal with Elsevier: What it took, what it means, why it matters

UC Berkeley librarian Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, co-chair of UC’s publisher negotiation team, explains the significance of this step for open access.

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Mentoring by text message

More than 1,600 mentors stepped up in four months to help their fellow students feel connected.

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UC students call on federal lawmakers to increase financial aid

UC students and leaders testified to the urgent need to reinvest in Pell Grant funding that helps those from low-income families pay for college.

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Two UC Irvine alums are California Teachers of the Year

Both earned their teaching credentials at the UC Irvine School of Education.

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UC San Diego and San Diego County test COVID-19 early alert system in schools

A new pilot program uses wastewater and surface monitoring to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in TK-8 schools and child care centers.

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UC, UCSA launch nationwide effort to increase aid for low-income students

The Double the Pell campaign calls on the federal government to reinvest in Pell Grants, the vital aid program that helps millions afford college.