UC system Class of 2020

Meet the Class of 2020

As classes begin this week on most UC campuses, the university is welcoming its largest and most diverse class ever — and also its most accomplished.

UC Irvine first-generation faculty

First-generation faculty welcome UC freshmen

Professors who were once first-generation students themselves show what's possible for UC students.

UCLA mindfulness kids

Mindfulness helps children as young as 3 manage their emotions during school

An innovative new program is helping students deal with stress and focus on schoolwork.

UC Riverside inclusion works

Disabilities, hidden or not, bring benefits to a workplace

UC Riverside celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October by showing that '#InclusionWorks.'

UC Pell Grants

Students and UC leaders urge Congress to restore year-round Pell Grants

UC pushes for extended aid in the federal spending bill in order to help students graduate faster and at a lower cost.

Zulmira T. (left) watches as her son Kobe B. (yellow shirt) expresses his delight in seeing Dr. Emma Simmons. Alfonso Guzman, a licensed vocation nurse assigned to Kobe B., is seen on the right.

Providing access

Clinic offers top quality health care to developmentally disabled adults and much relief for their families.

UC Berkeley gasoline

Addicted to oil: US gasoline consumption is higher than ever

Many people thought U.S. gasoline consumption had already peaked. They were wrong. What happened?

Quinonez MacArthur

4 UC alums win MacArthur 'genius' grants

The prestigious awards will support their creative endeavors in the arts and sciences over the next four years.

Ecologist Chelsea Rochman found plastic and fibrous debris in 25 percent of the fish sold in Indonesian and California markets.

How plastic ends up in our seafood and what you can do about it

The surprising ways that you may be contributing to plastic pollution.

UC Times Higher Education rankings

UC system at the top of the world in new rankings

Times Higher Education rates eight UC campuses among the globe's best, with UC Berkeley in the top 10.

UC Davis VW

Volkswagen scandal fundamentally changed financial markets

Where the car company suffered the small investor now benefits, a new study finds.

UC Riverside jerk research

Are you a jerk? Take the quiz

These 5 simple questions developed by a philosopher will help you figure out where you stand.

Jerry Brown UC San Diego

New California law to curb climate pollutant emissions based on Scripps science

Gov. Jerry Brown signs into law a 'lifeline' to planet’s 7 billion people, says Scripps researcher.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

$600M Chan Zuckerberg 'Biohub' led by UCSF, UC Berkeley announced

Two UCs and Stanford partner in a new research center focused on biotechnology and life sciences innovation.

Maddie Musselman UCLA

Four Olympians go for blue and gold as new Bruins

Three medalists will start classes this fall, with a fourth Olympian enrolling this winter.

UC Berkeley San Quentin

Prison University Project wins National Humanities Medal

Nonprofit honored for giving inmates great access to higher education.

UC San Diego profanity editorial

Go ahead, curse in front of your kids

A UC San Diego cognitive scientist investigates whether exposure to four-letter words causes any harm.

The images third from the bottom and at the bottom show fruit, vegetables and flowers treated with pathogen gene-targeting RNA molecules. The other images represent various control methods.

Putting mold on hold

Researchers develop strategy that could lead to eco-friendly fungicide to fight pathogens that cause billions in crop losses.

Girl holding fruit drink

Does sleep affect child obesity?

Study will examine how sleep impacts obesity in Mexican-American children.

UC Irvine first-generation student mentors

Meet the mentors

Former first-generation students, now professors, form a support system to help others scale the ladder.