Graduate students

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The invincible Class of 2021

They weathered an extraordinary year and have come out stronger.

Glasses of water next to each other

A new way to remove salts and toxic metals from water

Desalination can help meet growing water needs globally, but current techniques are limited. A new approach holds promise.

Shayna Bennett reaction to winning 2021 UC Grad Slam

Congrats to UC’s 2021 Grad Slam winners!

UC Merced’s Shayna Bennett took home the top prize after showcasing her research in under three minutes during UC’s 2021 Grad Slam contest.

Kevin Pham gives a Grad Slam presentation in 2019

Game on! Tune in to watch UC grad students explain their research in three minutes flat

Vote online for your favorite contestants during UC’s 6th annual Grad Slam contest.

Selina Brinkmann

Selina Brinkmann becomes UC Merced’s first Rhodes Scholar

Master’s student Selina Brinkmann has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for study at Oxford University — a first for the campus.

Two students of color working in a lab

Change is in the air

UC Santa Barbara joins group of 19 universities dedicated to a three-year effort to diversify faculty in STEM fields.

Mural of people helping someone on a stretcher

Discovering an icon in plain sight

A history grad student’s research leads to the discovery of Black nurse Biddy Mason in Depression-era murals.

Dellara Gorjian with elected officials at the Capitol

UC president honors student leadership on DACA, representation in science

UCLA’s Dellara Gorjian and UC Merced’s Radio Bio were honored for outstanding public service at the July 30 UC Regents meeting.

Students on SCOTUS steps

Relief and joy abound: DACA recipients react to the Supreme Court victory

For thousands of UC DACA students, yesterday was the news they have been daring to hope for: that they can continue their educations, remain in their communities and keep contributing in their fields, from health care to education.

Illustration of two people social distancing

UCSF students create COVID-19 fact check website

Two dozen medical students put together a site in six languages that clearly, cleanly separates fact from myth.