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.

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.