Politics & public policy

UC free speech

UC President announces National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement

The University of California – birthplace of the Free Speech Movement – will open a center in Washington DC devoted to First Amendment issues.

Get Out UCLA

‘Get Out’-inspired class gets students to dig into portrayals of race and fear

Jordan Peele stops by lecturer Tananarive Due's course on how depictions of blackness have shaped real-life prejudice.

UC Berkeley blog

Sex, power and the systems that enable men like Harvey Weinstein

If we want to stop the predators among us, we have to look at how power corrupts.

UCSF ashtray

Hardcore smokers are softening over time

“Even smokers with the greatest psychological distress can be reached and helped to quit,” says UCSF's Stanton Glantz.

Napolitano talk UCLA

UC President Napolitano talks public service with UCLA Law students

'If not you, then who?' UC head asks, encouraging students to pursue work benefitting the public good.

UCLA campus shot

UC President Napolitano reaffirms university policies on sexual harassment and violence

UC's systemwide policies and procedures remain in full effect despite changes in Title IX guidance at the federal level.

UC Berkeley undoc and unafraid rally

Undocumented programs offer students a lifeline in an uncertain era

Support services established across all UC campuses are offering critical resources.

UCLA DACA letter

UC leaders: Grants are available to help DACA holders pay for a permit renewal — but you must act quickly

Mission Asset Fund has made $500,000 available to help those whose DACA permit expires before March 5, 2018 to renew by the Oct. 5 deadline. It’s the best way to ensure two more years of protection against deportation.

flame retardant UCSF

Flame retardant exposure found to lower IQ in children

Largest review of research to date shows clear connection between PBDEs and decreased intelligence.

Linda Baretto UC Merced

Pioneering alumna embraces career in immigration law

Linda Barreto always wanted to become a lawyer, but an experience in college helped reinforce her career path.

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