Politics & public policy

UC Irvine poverty

The secret to making it out of poverty

UC Irvine's Martín Burt finds families that overcome poverty have one thing in common — and it isn't income.

UC Riverside advocacy

UC Riverside grad students explain why their research matters

Jesus Rivera and Donovan Argueta made the case for more state investment by sharing their work with lawmakers.

UC Berkeley cyber threat

Facebook fallout: Americans' privacy at risk across entire tech, information industry

It wasn't a breach that let Cambridge Analytica access Facebook users' data. It was the platform working as intended.

Hellier Grad Research Day

The firepower that fuels UC research

UC graduate students are in Sacramento to showcase how the state's investment in education pays off.

UC Berkeley Saru Jayaraman

The problem with tips

Ninety percent of women in tipped service jobs experience sexual harassment. Can Saru Jayaraman change it?

UCSF microscope HIV

How UC faced down a global pandemic

UCLA and UCSF doctors fought HIV from its earliest beginnings. Now, they are beginning to speak of a cure.

No More Silence UC San Diego

Student changemakers fight human trafficking

The student leaders will be featured on CNN for work combating modern slavery.

UC Santa Cruz moms science

Scientists are parents, too

Two UC academics have come up with guidelines to solve the conference-childcare conundrum.

UC Irvine water hot spots

UC Irvine-led study identifies ‘hot spots’ of unsafe drinking water

Problems are more frequent in low-income, rural areas of the nation.

Luis Mora UC Berkeley

His future uncertain, undocumented student Luis Mora knows he’s on the right path

Released from ICE custody last month, the political science major returned with a renewed sense of purpose.

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