Politics & public policy

Students in front of the Democrat and Republican mascots in papier-mâché

Tips for tackling the ballot

Master your ballot with these quick pointers before you cast your vote on or by March 3!

Nadine Burke Harris speaking at UCSF

California surgeon general aims to cut adverse childhood experiences by half

Nadine Burke Harris, the state's first-ever surgeon general (and UC alum), is working with UCSF to realize her ambitious goal.

Rachel Ray with a client

A legal warrior for UC students: Q&A with attorney Rachel Ray

The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center has doubled its caseload with DACA under threat. Attorney Rachel Ray talks about how students can protect themselves.

 Rick Hasen, UC Irvine Chancellor’s Professor of law and political science

Heading off an ‘election meltdown’

A streamable Feb. 28 symposium will explore the role of media, law, norms and technology in assuring acceptance of election results.

Chairs in a classroom

Taking a stand against prolonged sitting

Stretch breaks and more open classrooms could lower health risks for students and faculty.

Students from CALPIRG hold up signs thanking UCLA and saying help protect our oceans

UCLA developing policy to phase out single-use plastics

The move could drive regional change and would make UCLA one of the largest universities in the U.S. to take action.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton: The great unifier?

America's first ‘Dollyologist’ reflects on how the country singer has become a figure that resonates all over the world.

Mosquitoes in a tube held up by a researcher

The mosquito that repels the dengue virus

An international team of scientists has synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt dengue virus transmission.

Calculator and stethoscope

Single-payer systems likely to save money in US, analysis finds

Lower administrative and drug costs would be main drivers of cost savings, new study says.

Flu vaccine on arm

A better flu shot could be on the horizon

Biomolecular engineer Rebecca DuBois is collaborating on a large NIH project to create a universal vaccine for influenza.