Politics & public policy

UC Berkeley Beijing air pollution

Beijing’s air quality problem holds lessons for everyone

Controlling pollution in urban areas is not enough, UC Berkeley suggests — households must embrace clean energy, too.

Karthick Ramakrishnan

New report points to racial disparities in political participation in California

Latinos and Asian Americans are the most adversely affected, UC Riverside assessment finds.

Obama manufacturing UCLA

UCLA co-founded nonprofit to form national manufacturing institute

$70 million awarded to support improving efficiency via network that includes UC Berkeley and UC Irvine.

Xavier Becerra UCDC

UC selects its first class of Presidential Public Service fellows

Twenty-seven undergraduates will participate in public service internships in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento this fall.

Sugarcane UCSF

A low-tech hack to protect sugar cane workers

UCSF global health student's effort helps Central American communities facing epidemic of early deaths.

UC graduation

New UC grads are already changing the world for the better

As new grads look to their futures, we profile a few already engaged in making a difference for others.

FDR hero image UCLA

Professor’s ‘big intellectual risk’ grabs eyeballs years later

A UCLA professor's study of the New Deal continues to go viral - but does anyone fully understand it?

Kevin Hale UCLA

After kicking addiction, graduating UCLA student reboots life

Native American student finds way back to help others pursue higher education.

UCSF doctor end of life

Looking for a better way to die

Several experts at UCSF offer comment on the new California end-of-life law.

UC-Mexico Initiative

Preservation of Spanish missions in California and Mexico examined

UC-Mexico Initiative based at UC Riverside launches with binational summit.