Martin Vela-Sanchez and Danny Murillo

‘Underground scholars’ reverse school-to-prison pipeline

Those who have done time in jail or prison face unique challenges as college scholars at UC Berkeley. Through their campus organization ‘Underground Scholars,’ formerly incarcerated students work to beat the odds and change the system.

Natural reserves 'supercourse' takes students out of class to the field

California Ecology and Conservation — open to students at UC's nine general campuses — offers a pivotal experience in their academic and professional careers.

Children more likely to succeed academically if parents believe they're college bound

Study shows that children’s readiness for kindergarten is influenced not only by whether they attend preschool, but also by their families’ behaviors, attitudes and values.

UC takes aim at reducing the time to earn a degree

Campuses are evaluating undergraduate degree requirements and increasing participation in summer session to help more students finish in four years.

Two UC online degree programs ranked first by U.S. News

Graduate criminal justice program at UC Irvine and UCLA's master's in engineering rated in best their categories by magazine.

Food luminaries to light up spring semester

The Berkeley Food Institute is drawing Mark Bittman and other food and agriculture experts from across the country to address challenges and find solutions to problems in the food sector.
Students in NRS Field Quarter Program

Systemwide program immerses students in the natural world

UC Natural Reserve System's Field Quarter Program offers extended, up-close observation of California habitats and opportunities for hands-on research.

High-poverty schools fall short on learning time, too

Teachers lose more instructional time due to poor access to libraries, technology and qualified substitute teachers than do their counterparts at more affluent schools.
students with laptops

Moving beyond 'bricks versus clicks'

Tech summit draws UC and industry leaders to explore applications that build on the things that make college great.

UC to host technology summit

Summit will convene educators and industry experts around enhancing the student experience.

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