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.

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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.

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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.

Mark Warschauer in a classroom setting

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.

Jeffrey MacKie-Mason

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.