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First state-funded Firearm Violence Research Center to be established at UC Davis

On Monday, Aug. 29, President Napolitano announced her intent to establish the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis’ Sacramento campus. It will be led by Garen Wintemute, an emergency department


UC student delivers hope to hospital in her homeland of Uganda

If you’ve ever doubted the power of one person to make a difference in the world, you need to meet Lydia Natoolo. She was a 33-year-old community college student, an immigrant from Uganda who struggled


The rise of UC’s startup culture

From the legend of Jobs and Woz launching Apple from their Silicon Valley garage to the hundreds of startup incubators spanning the state today, California has a reputation for bold entrepreneurial spirit. A study released


Largest university solar power project pushes UC toward carbon neutrality

A ribbon-cutting in Fresno County on Thursday, Aug. 18 marked the opening of the Five Points Solar Park, a 60-megawatt solar power installation built to supply renewable energy to UC. The power supplied by the


UC-affiliated athletes crush the Rio Olympics, winning 31 medals

UC athletes made a splash in the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning 31 medals — including 18 gold medals, more than all but four nations. Along with all that gold, UC-affiliated athletes brought home five silver


Dr. Arthur Ellis named Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at UCOP

Dr. Arthur Ellis has joined UCOP as Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies (RGS), effective Aug. 10. He will report to Provost and EVP for Academic Affairs Aimée Dorr. “Dr. Ellis is exceptionally well qualified for


UC summer programs cultivate diversity

During the academic offseason, UC hosts thousands of high school and undergraduate students in programs aimed at sparking interest in areas of study that have struggled to attract women and minorities. The goal: excite