Honors & awards

Mazen Kheirbek stands in front of a building

Seven UC early-career faculty and researchers named Pew Scholars

Prestigious honor for scientists of exceptional promise delivers multiyear funding for research on human health.

Tyler Chen

Top graduating senior an aspiring Elon Musk — minus the tweeting

Iconoclastic bioengineering and materials science major is the winner of the 2019 University Medal.

Alex Arnold, Janet Napolitano and Gene Block

UC president recognizes students for outstanding leadership

Alex Arnold and Enid Partika were honored for their on-campus leadership at the May 16 UC Regents meeting.

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UC Berkeley students investigate war crimes using social media

A new generation of human rights investigators is already contributing to vital and Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

Four students walk UC Irvine's campus

The best deal on a college education? It’s at UC

Eight UC campuses make the top 50 of all universities in the country, and the top three publics are UCs.

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UC Berkeley alumni score three 2019 Pulitzer Prize victories

The campus boasts three new alumni winners and several other finalists and contributors.

Jeffrey Stewart and Darrin Bell

UC professor, alum win Pulitzers for work grounded in black perspectives

Jeffrey Stewart and Darrin Bell earn one of the nation's highest honors in journalism, literature and music.

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Thinking about graduate school? UC programs top US News 2020 rankings

Business, law, medicine, nursing, engineering and education programs are among the best in the nation — again.

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Sloan Foundation taps 19 UC faculty as rising stars in science

UC leads colleges and universities in the number of recipients of this year's distinguished annual award.

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The international statistic of the year

Roland Geyer's much lauded finding is a sobering one: 91 percent of the world's plastic waste has never been recycled.

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