The struggle to be first

First-gen university students may find themselves torn between college and home.
UCSD Gospel Choir

Singing their hearts out

UC San Diego Gospel Choir tops the charts among students.
Susan Eggman and Domonique Jones

Students, alumni, parents call on state lawmakers to support UC

Representatives from all 10 UC campuses spent UC Day meeting with state lawmakers on the importance of funding and its payoff in a stronger economy and a better-educated workforce.

UC Merced forges partnership with Kathmandu University

Memorandum of understanding signed in Nepal lays groundwork for faculty and student exchanges, research collaborations and other academic activities.

UC educational expenses lower today than 20 years ago, report finds

Per-student expenditures were $5,500 lower in 2012-13 than in 1990-91.

Grad Slam competition asks students to show their TED style

UCLA’s Graduate Division and Graduate Student Association are teaming up to create UCLA’s first Grad Slam, a combination training ground and competition to determine who best can deliver an engaging, three-minute research presentation that anyone can comprehend.

Gift establishes UC Merced Presidential Chair in the Humanities

Anonymous $500,000 donation, matched by UC president’s new fund, will establish $1 million endowment to provide leadership and vision for UC Merced research.
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.