Politics & public policy

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California child care system collapsing under COVID-19, Berkeley report says

The decline of child care creates risks to the state economy that require government intervention.

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California youth fired up to vote in 2020, new poll finds

New UC poll looks at the attitudes, concerns of a growing segment of the voting public.

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Five years ago, love won. Here's how research helps make progress possible

In 2015, the Supreme Court upheld a right to marriage for gay couples in Obergefell v. Hodges. One of the key elements to winning this battle was research — particularly one UC researcher's groundbreaking study in the 1940s that showed being gay was not a mental illness.

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Wanted: UC students who are ready to speak out

UC’s student ambasssador program is accepting applications from students who want to be a force for good in Sacramento.

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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.

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Are masks the answer? Research says yes

A new study confirms that face coverings determine the pandemic’s trends and significantly reduce the number of infections.

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Shelter-in-place, other emergency COVID-19 measures prevented more than 500 million infections, study finds

‘I don’t think any human endeavor has ever saved so many lives in such a short period of time,’ author says.

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Faculty share insights on responses to the killing of George Floyd

Darnell Hunt, Robin D.G. Kelley and Kimberlé Crenshaw, among others, contextualize recent events.

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Q&A: For black men, wearing a mask may be a health risk greater than COVID-19

UCLA psychology professor Vickie Mays on how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in black communities.

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Can we apply these lessons from South Korea to vanquish COVID-19?

South Korea’s targeted social distancing may better protect the vulnerable than stay-at-home orders.