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Research collaboration will focus on immigration in California

Project involving five UC campuses will complement the systemwide efforts of the UC-Mexico Initiative.
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Income inequality is taking a toll on the health of American workers

It's not just low wages. Study by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health points out another disturbing impact of income inequality: its effect on people’s health.
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A salute to UCLA Freedom Riders and their history-making journey

Sixteen civil rights activists — all UCLA alumni — challenged segregation in the South in 1961 as Freedom Riders.
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Human Rights Center wins $1M MacArthur grant

UC Berkeley law school program that researches war crimes, other human rights violations is among nine organizations receiving the Chicago-based foundation’s annual prizes for Creative and Effective Institutions.
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UCSF’s Bruce Miller urges Congress to fund brain research

Funding support provided by the National Institutes of Health remains crucial to finding treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.
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‘Underground scholars’ reverse school-to-prison pipeline

Those who have done time in jail or prison face unique challenges as college scholars at UC Berkeley. Through their campus organization ‘Underground Scholars,’ formerly incarcerated students work to beat the odds and change the system.

Napolitano appointed to Goldman School faculty

UC president will fill a tenured position in Berkeley's public policy school.
Sarah Funes

Hell-bent on getting out the vote

Sarah Funes’ million-dollar question is how to get minorities excited about voting. The UC Berkeley junior says her political passion comes from being “Latin, a woman and disabled. I want to elect people who look like me.”

UC-backed state loan program will provide aid to undocumented students

Program is designed to compensate for ineligibility for federal financial assistance.
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Are ‘getting-by girls’ setting themselves up for struggle?

A new study spotlights a high school subculture that has made an art of slacking, and may be destined to perpetuate the nation’s struggling lower-middle class.