Honors & awards

Natalie Batalha UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz alumna blasts into Time 100 list

Natalie Batalha's team has discovered nearly 4,000 planets in the cosmos, some of which may support life.

UC Berkeley Nesbet Award

Walls, spies, East Berlin and the California Book Award

Anne Nesbet's historical novel “Cloud and Wallfish” claims the gold medal in juvenile fiction.

UC Irvine Estrada

From first-generation to Fulbright

Daniela Estrada reflects UC Irvine’s commitment to the success of first-generation Latino students.

UC Irvine HSI

UC Irvine named a Hispanic-serving institution

Latino enrollment reaches 25.7 percent, surpassing Department of Education benchmarks.

UC solar EPA green

EPA recognizes the University of California as a national ‘green power’ leader

University recognized for its leadership in sustainable operations.

UCLA Terence Tao

Math professor keeps good company in National Geographic ‘Genius’ issue

Terence Tao credits ‘hard work, directed by intuition, literature and a bit of luck.’

UC Irvine Randerson

9 UC scholars elected to National Academy of Sciences

New members from seven campuses are recognized for their achievements in original research.

Forbes Best Value

UC campuses provide the most value for the investment, according to Forbes

Six campuses are among the nation’s top 25 best value colleges, with UC Berkeley and UCLA in first and second.

UC Merced teaching humanities

UC leads nation in producing Ph.D.s in the arts and humanities

Six campuses are among the top 50 in the country granting doctorates in these fields.

Aydogan Ozcan UCLA

12 UC faculty members awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships

New fellows hail from four campuses and encompass arts, engineering, history, science and more.