Politics & public policy

UCLA color of wealth

New study reveals nuanced story behind economic disparity in Los Angeles

Major racial and ethnic differences in wealth are documented in detail for the first time in this UCLA report.

Capturing the college vote

Two UC Berkeley law students are behind a proposal to automatically register college students to vote.

Surface water groundwater interaction

UC researchers publish roadmap for groundwater governance

A UC Santa Cruz professor leads a multicampus effort to provide recommendations for statewide management.

Milana Vayntrub

More than meets the eye

Widely known for her AT&T commercial work, UC San Diego alumna Milana Vayntrub is also a passionate DIY humanitarian. 

UCSF woman smartphone

'Hey Siri, I’m depressed': Can smartphones answer the call for help?

A new UC San Francisco study analyzes personal voice assistant responses to health questions.

UC Riverside wildfire

Wildfire emissions worse in polluted areas

UC Riverside study shows plants grown in poor air release more pollutants when burned than biomass in purer areas.

UCLA diabetes

Majority of California adults have prediabetes or diabetes

A new analysis from UCLA finds 55 percent of Californians over 18 have or are at risk of developing diabetes.

UC Irvine antipoverty

UC Irvine launches institute on anti-poverty effectiveness

Studies will explore long-term success of policies promoting economic self-sufficiency.

UC Irvine fusion

UC Irvine alums approach the goal of fusion power

Their experimental reactor may be the most viable avenue yet to a limitless, carbon-neutral energy source.

UC President Napolitano urges congressional support for university priorities

In a Feb. 24 letter to the California delegation, Napolitano outlined the university’s federal fiscal year 2017 appropriations priorities.