Politics & public policy

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Medicaid could save $2.6 billion within a year if just 1 percent of recipients quit smoking

The median state would save an estimated $25M in Medicaid expenditures, says UCSF research.

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Post-Elsevier breakup, new publishing agreement ‘a win for everyone’

The University of California has entered into an open access agreement with Cambridge University Press.

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New center to address immigration policy debates in real time

U.S. Immigration Policy Center at UC San Diego aims to bring data-driven research to decision makers, media and the public.

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How to engage in difficult but respectful dialogue

‘3 Practices’ work especially well. A two-day workshop explored the technique.

Ochan Otim and sachets

Researcher finds dangerous levels of metals in liquor sold in Uganda

UCLA Extension’s Ochan Otim found traces of arsenic, chromium and lead in the spirits.

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UC women empowering their communities

For Women's History Month, we spotlight just a few of the women who share their love of community with our community.

Carl Cranor with his books

What’s in your drinking water?

Carl Cranor doesn't just want you to know — he wants to empower you to do something about it.

UC Merced professors sitting together

New project aims to predict people likely to use firearms in suicides

Shocking stats about suicide by firearm (the most common method in the U.S.) move professors to action.

Female STEM students standing together

Opportunity rising: The UC women fostering equality every day

A Women's History Month tribute to current students who are integrating equality into their lives, every single day.

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Why cities should stop playing Amazon’s game and quit offering companies tax incentives

Economic research suggests tax incentives and other corporate subsidies don't have the positive impact they're supposed to.

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