Politics & public policy

Three people in a workshop circle

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.

People waiting at Atutur Hospital

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.

Front desk of Amazon headquarters

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.

Elizabeth Lyons portrait

The science of work

Are innovators born or are they created? Elizabeth Lyons sets out to answer questions just like this.

Two women on a sidewalk hold a board showing different sizes of bottles and cans

Three years into soda tax, sugary drink consumption down more than 50 percent in Berkeley

Taxes may be a promising new tool in the fight again obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Mics held up to a woman

Female presidents are held to higher standards than males

A new analysis of presidential approval ratings reveals truths about gender biases.

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