Honors & awards

Jackie Robinson #42

UCLA honors Jackie Robinson by retiring '42' across all sports

Campus honors the baseball pioneer and stellar Bruin.

3 UC scholars win Breakthrough Prizes

UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab's Jennifer Doudna and Saul Perlmutter, and UCLA mathematician Terence Tao share $3 million awards.
Joshua Bloom

Doctoral candidate wins American Book Award

Prize goes to Joshua Bloom and co-author Waldo Martin of UC Berkeley for 'Black Against Empire,' acclaimed history of the Black Panthers.

U.S. News ranks 9 UC campuses among best in the world

UC Berkeley and UCLA make top 10 in magazine's new global university rankings that emphasize research prowess.

Six UC members elected to Institute of Medicine

New members include representatives of four UC campuses: Berkeley, UCLA, San Diego, San Francisco.
Shuji Nakamura, UC Santa Barbara

UCSB's Shuji Nakamura wins Nobel Prize in physics

Nakamura, co-inventor of the blue LED — which made the white LED lamp possible — is UC's 61st Nobel laureate. Fiat Lux, indeed!

Four UC faculty awarded National Medal of Science

Professors from UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco receive nation's highest honor for contributions in science.

UC campuses earn high rankings among world universities

Berkeley, UCLA in top 20 of Times Higher Education rankings, which also included Santa Barbara, San Diego, Davis, Irvine, Santa Cruz and Riverside.
Cary Joji Fukunaka

Santa Cruz alum wins Emmy for ‘True Detective’

Cary Joji Fukunaga takes award for directing HBO drama.
UC San Diego's Geisel Library at night

UC tops Washington Monthly campus rankings

UC San Diego ranks first for the fifth consecutive year, and UC campuses take four of top 5 spots in assessment of how universities serve public interest.