Honors & awards

15 UC scholars elected to National Academy of Sciences

New members are recognized for their achievements in original research.

President Napolitano among new members of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Academy's Class of 2015 includes 22 members from across the UC system.

Art, science inspire student climate-change activism

37 students are awarded fellowships to work on projects that support UC's Carbon Neutrality Initiative.
Jennifer Doudna and Lorenz Mayr

Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people

Doudna has received numerous honors and awards for her discovery of a revolutionary DNA-editing technique that has upended the world of genetics.

4 UC campuses ranked in Princeton Review’s top 50 green colleges

UC Santa Barbara, ranked third, along with UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis among top sustainable campuses.

UC scholars win Guggenheim fellowships

Thirteen fellows from seven campuses are among the newly named honorees for 2015.

Six UC campuses ranked in top reputation list

Times Higher Education releases World Reputation Rankings, listing the top 100 global university brands.

U.S. News ranks UC graduate schools among best in nation

U.S. News' Best Graduate Schools evaluates graduate schools for business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing; in each discipline, all or nearly all UC graduate schools were highly ranked.

UC leads nation in NIH biomedical research funds

The UC system received more than $1.8 billion in 2014 contract and grant funding from NIH, supporting high-caliber biomedical research that is driving advances in science and breakthroughs in health.

Sloan fellowships go to early-career UC researchers

Sloan Research Fellowships recognize outstanding early-career scientists in eight fields.