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Catch UC’s Olympic highlights from the 2020 Summer Games

Despite extraordinary circumstances, the Tokyo Olympics put on a show, with UC-affiliated athletes winning 37 medals. Catch up with our extraordinary athletes.

UC commends the Derek Chauvin murder trial verdict

University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., and UC Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez released a statement following the Chauvin trial verdict.

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The 10 biggest (non-COVID) science stories of 2020

Science related to the COVID-19 pandemic has occupied our attention this year — and rightly so. But UC scientists have made huge strides elsewhere. Here are the headlines you may have missed.

Award-winning sustainability at UC Health

UC’s health systems received 13 environmental sustainability awards in Practice Greenhealth’s 2020 Environmental Excellence Award competition!

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President Napolitano reacts to new federal Title IX rules

The U.S. Department of Education’s final Title IX rules will impact how sexual harassment and violence cases are handled nationwide. Read President Napolitano's response.

UC shines in new global rankings

In two separate global rankings this week, UC was among the world's best for its high-quality research and scientific influence.

UC leads in renewable electricity

The EPA’s Green Power Partnership celebrates 30 colleges and universities in the U.S. that are the top users of green power. UC has risen to number one!

Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher comes to UCLA

UC and Reach higher will host the former first lady's first College Signing Day event on the West Coast at UCLA. All nine of UC's undergraduate campuses will celebrate with on-campus festivities.

A Southern California “super bloom” is coming

This winter’s drenching showers should yield beautiful desert flowers! UCPath employees are in for a treat and other staff may want to plan a road trip.

DIY science: Create and test your own hypothesis

Galileo, a new online resource developed at UC San Diego, allows anyone to propose hypotheses and find volunteer participants to test them – no science background required!


UC campuses ranked best in the nation for excellent, affordable education

The University of California is a national leader in educational quality, affordability and alumni success, according to new rankings released by MONEY magazine.

Former Google executive chairman got it right about UC

The UC Berkeley alum pointed out in a recent op-ed that the university educates 90,000 more students than it did in the year 2000, but with the same level of state funding.

8 fantastic reasons for UC’s newest alums to celebrate

UC’s Class of 2018 graduates are poised for great things, as these surprising facts show.