Politics & public policy

Close to safety: U.S. launches smart quake alert prototype

White House plans to expand earthquake early warning system developed at UC Berkeley.

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UC rising stars make Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Forty with ties to the University of California recognized by the magazine as young leaders in their fields.

Doudna cancer moonshot

UC Berkeley's Doudna joins Biden in rollout of ‘cancer moonshot’

Biochemist noted for discovering CRISPR DNA-editing technique discusses the initiative at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

When poverty becomes disease

Poor health: when poverty becomes disease

UCSF doctors and researchers address the impact of poverty on health in research and practice.

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UC brings California’s climate change message to Paris

All eyes will be on Paris next week as the nations of the world come together to negotiate the future of the planet at the 2015 UN Climate Conference (COP-21), and California will be at the table.

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Tech's no magic bullet in getting voters of color to the polls

Old-school but highly personal tactics — phone banks, door-to-door canvassing — have proven more effective.

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Predictive policing test substantially reduces crime

Results of months-long project in Los Angeles suggest method could succeed in cities worldwide.

State Sen. Kevin de León

School of Public Policy will equip future leaders to solve 21st century challenges

Senate president pro tem exhorts students to be creative and passionate in seeking solutions.

Japanese American draft resisters at Tule Lake camp

Center shatters myth of 'quiet' Japanese Americans imprisoned in camps

Asian American Studies Center project collects evidence of resistance during the war years.

Gorete Borges Teodoro and Renata Teodoro, cover of Dreams Deported

How deportation hurts families

Student-written book, 'Dreams Deported,' is a project of a UCLA labor studies minor class and third in a series on immigration and the immigrant youth movement.