The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the U.S. state of California. Under the California Master Plan for Higher Education, the University of California is a part of the state's three-system public higher education plan, which also include the California State University system and the California Community Colleges System.

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  • Navigating your first year as #FirstGen Rebecca Covarrubias is an assistant professor of social psychology at UC Santa Cruz and a first-generation college grad --she was the first in her family to earn a college degree. Here are her tips for other first-gen students to successfully navigate their first year on campus. Learn more about UC's first-generation community at: https://firstgen.universi...

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  • Want to know how biology and psychology affect love, relationships and sex? On Valentine's Day 2017, we asked three renowned psychologists/neuroscientists at UC Berkeley about the "science behind love". Featuring Arthur Aron, Robert Levenson and Emiliana Simon-Thomas.

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  • We think of fat and cholesterol as the main dietary drivers of heart disease. But it turns out another culprit — sugar — is just as bad for us. So why has it beaten the rap? UCSF investigated a trove of internal sugar industry documents and found that the industry sponsored years of nutritional research. The upshot: the public was kept focused on the dangers of fat, while the problems with sugar ...

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  • “Games have the ability to tell new stories, in new ways,” says Robin Hunicke, a game developer and UC Santa Cruz professor. Hunicke is the co-founder of Funomena, an indie game studio in San Francisco. She believes virtual reality games can have a positive impact on the world: They have the potential to heal grief or create empathy. The studio is currently working on a game called Luna, a virtu...

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  • The Glass Brain is kind of like it sounds. It’s a colorful, 3-D window into all the mysterious activities that light up the brain. The technology lets you take a tour of your brain in real time. To create the animation, they overlay electroencephalography (EEG) data on a MRI scan. It doesn’t just look cool. Neuroscientists are using the Glass Brain technology to study diseases like Alzheimer’s...

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  • UC Berkeley alums Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez co-founded Back to the Roots in 2009 to reconnect people with their food. Their products include at-home grow kits, self-cleaning fish tanks and breakfast cereals made from 4 ingredients or less. Their Oakland startup recently signed a contract with the New York City public school system to replace Kellogg's for school breakfasts.

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  • Almost half of UC's undergraduates will be the first generation in their families to earn a college degree. As these students arrive on UC's 10 campuses, they are being met by almost 900 faculty members proudly wearing t-shirts and pins identifying themselves as also first-gen. By stepping up as mentors and acknowledging that they have experienced similar circumstances and challenges, they are cre...

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  • The UCPath Center, the University of California's shared services center in Riverside, CA, is hiring now! Open job opportunities include positions in accounting, finance, employee services, benefits administration, payroll, quality and performance management, IT, human resources, training and communications. Whether you already live in Southern California or you’re interested in relocating, a po...

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  • Long before Wal-Mart began selling organic food, a charismatic Englishman and a group of students transformed a campus hillside into a lush garden where vegetables and flowers were grown without chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Over the course of 50 years, this farm transformed into an apprenticeship program in which people from all walks of life come to learn practical and hands-on ...

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  • The Rev. Dr. Ambrose Carroll, pastor of the Church by the Side of the Road in Berkeley, California and founder of Green the Church campaign, discusses the power of the African American church in the fight against climate change. This feature is a supplemental interview from the University of California's 6-part series, Climate Lab, which was produced in partnership with Vox. Climate Lab feature...

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  • UC graduate students spend years on their thesis. Can they explain it in just three minutes? UC Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience. Grad Slam 2017 was held on May 4, at LinkedIn in San Francisco. More information at https://grad...

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  • Leslie Rith-Najarian from UCLA is working to make mental health more engaging and accessible. She explains her research at the 2017 UC Grad Slam. UC Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience. Grad Slam 2017 was held on May 4, at LinkedI...

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  • Vien Truong, Director of Green for All, describes how one program in California is helping those most affected by climate change: low-income communities. A portion of California’s cap-and-trade funding paid by polluters goes directly to help low-income communities on the frontlines of environmental issues. These programs can help people save money and get access to clean technologies and programs ...

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  • 3D printing might be the answer to many of our smart phone woes – from how easily they shatter to how quickly their batteries can drain. 3D printing could even reduce the environmental impact of mobile phones and make them easier to recycle. Eric Duoss at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, an expert in advanced materials and manufacturing, explains how 3D printing will radically alter our...

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  • Want to know how biology and psychology affect love, relationships and sex? On Valentine's Day 2017, we asked three renowned psychologists/neuroscientists at UC Berkeley about the "science behind love". Featuring Arthur Aron, Robert Levenson and Emiliana Simon-Thomas.

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  • Rewriting evolutionary history: cyborg bacteria for high-efficiency photosynthesis

    UC Berkeley grad student Kelsey Sakimoto explains his work in developing an artificial photosynthesis process in bacteria at the 2016 UC Grad Slam. UC Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience. Grad Slam 2016 was held on April 22, at L...

  • Lighting the path from the eye to the brain

    UC Santa Barbara grad student Nicole Leung explains her work investigating how light is converted into information in the brain at the 2016 UC Grad Slam. UC Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience. Grad Slam 2016 was held on April 2...

  • Using “central intelligence” to fight and conquer brain tumors

    UC San Diego grad student Tiffany Taylor explains her research on combating deadly brain tumors at the 2016 UC Grad Slam. UC Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience. Grad Slam 2016 was held on April 22, at LinkedIn in San Francisco. ...

  • Planetary dynamics around cramped exoplanet star systems

    Michael Nayak explains the strange planetary dynamics at play in crowded solar systems far beyond the reach of what our telescopes can see at the 2016 UC Grad Slam. UC Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience. Grad Slam 2016 was held ...

  • Long-term cancer survival: cancer beliefs, fears of recurrence, and lifestyle habits

    UC Merced grad student Arturo Durazo discusses strategies that can help cancer survivors reclaim a sense of autonomy over their health at the 2016 UC Grad Slam. UC Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience. Grad Slam 2016 was held on A...

  • The sobering cost of alcohol intoxication

    UCSF grad student Shannon Smith-Bernardin talks about treatment centers for intoxication that can save millions in unnecessary ER visit costs at the 2016 UC Grad Slam. UC Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience. Grad Slam 2016 was he...

  • What the nose knows: smell helps explain why marine animals eat plastic

    UC Davis ecology grad student Matthew Savoca explains his research about what causes sea animals to eat plastic garbage at the 2016 UC Grad Slam. UC Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience. Grad Slam 2016 was held on April 22, at Lin...

  • Traveling to Mars with immortal plasma rockets

    UCLA grad student Gary Li describes his work engineering new rocket technology to get humans to Mars at the 2016 UC Grad Slam. UC Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience. Grad Slam 2016 was held on April 22, at LinkedIn in San Franci...

  • How sugar beat the rap

    We think of fat and cholesterol as the main dietary drivers of heart disease. But it turns out another culprit — sugar — is just as bad for us. So why has it beaten the rap? UCSF investigated a trove of internal sugar industry documents and found that the industry sponsored years of nutritional research. The upshot: the public was kept focused on the dangers of fat, while the problems with sugar ...

  • Luna: A video game that heals

    “Games have the ability to tell new stories, in new ways,” says Robin Hunicke, a game developer and UC Santa Cruz professor. Hunicke is the co-founder of Funomena, an indie game studio in San Francisco. She believes virtual reality games can have a positive impact on the world: They have the potential to heal grief or create empathy. The studio is currently working on a game called Luna, a virtu...

  • Take a tour of your thoughts with “Glass Brain”

    The Glass Brain is kind of like it sounds. It’s a colorful, 3-D window into all the mysterious activities that light up the brain. The technology lets you take a tour of your brain in real time. To create the animation, they overlay electroencephalography (EEG) data on a MRI scan. It doesn’t just look cool. Neuroscientists are using the Glass Brain technology to study diseases like Alzheimer’s...

  • Using Solar Power to Save Lives

    Imagine a hospital without electricity. It’s estimated that 300,000 health clinics worldwide don’t have a reliable source of electricity. This means that nighttime surgical care can happen in near darkness. The outcomes are often tragic. Dr. Laura Stachel was shocked when she saw this in Northern Nigeria. “I watched (cesarean sections) where the lights would go out and the doctors literally fini...

  • UCPath Center

    About the UCPath Center -- the University of California's shared services center located in Riverside, CA.

  • Tell us your story: UC's personal insight questions

    This short video, by the University of California Office of Diversity & Engagement, gives UC applicants information and guidance about the new Personal Insight Questions. Use it to help you think about and complete your responses. Your story is worth it. More information: UC personal insight video: https://youtu.be/adw4RHu6f0I Info for freshmen applications to UC: http://admission.universityofc...

  • How to answer UC's Personal Insight Questions

    You may have heard UC is changing its personal statement. Now instead of answering two long questions, you’ll need to answer four short ones. And the best part is you get to pick which questions you want to answer. These are called the personal insight questions. For more information, please contact AskUC@ucop.edu or visit http://ucal.us/personalquestions

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