University of California campuses dominate global rankings

All 10 campuses on a list of the 1,000 best universities compiled by the Center for World University Rankings.

UC Santa Barbara is West Coast hub for photonics institute

Public-private partnership is bid to advance technology and boost manufacturing to create high-tech jobs.
Terence Tao

The singular mind of Terry Tao

A prodigy grows up to become one of the greatest mathematicians in the world.

Drought, climate change fuel high-elevation California fires

Wildfires in California’s fabled Sierra Nevada mountain range are increasingly burning high-elevation forests, which historically have seldom burned,
Lake Tahoe

Curb the algae to keep Tahoe blue

Algae, not clarity, is the key factor in the lake's azure waters.
THOR robot on the soccer pitch

THOR kicks to the top of robot soccer

UCLA/Penn team won first place at RoboCup, a global robot soccer tournament held in China.

UC mandates training, additional measures to address sexual violence on campuses

Measures are designed to ensure consistent response systemwide.
bottle of vegetable oil

Soybean oil may be more fattening than fructose or coconut oil

The main ingredient in vegetable oil is linked to weight gain, fatty liver, diabetes and insulin resistance.
Janet Napolitano

Napolitano: Preserving the environment ‘a moral imperative’

In keynote speech, UC president highlights the role colleges and universities must play in protecting the planet.

New support for human genome variation project

Keck Foundation pledges $2 million to create full-scale human genome map.
solar panels, UC Merced

Santa Barbara energy expert named 2015 Sustainability Champion

David Auston is regarded as the 'MVP' of the UC systemwide Carbon Neutrality Initiative.
grads toss their mortarboards

Half of new UC students are first-generation college students

New data in UC's annual Accountability Report show the university’s widespread impact as an engine of social mobility, innovation.
early dwellers of the Americas

Genome analysis pinpoints arrival, spread of first Americans

Siberians moved into North America in a single wave less than 23,000 years ago.
augmented reality sandbox

Make it rain: Check out augmented reality teaching sandbox

Augmented Reality Sandbox lets users sculpt mountains, canyons and rivers, then fill them with water or even create erupting volcanoes.
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UC medical centers among nation's best

U.S. News includes all five centers in its annual rankings; UCLA and UCSF make the magazine's honor roll.
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UC dominates best public university rankings

The UC system is a public-university powerhouse, according to a new list from the Center for World University Rankings. Of the top 10 best public universities in the country, UC contributes four.
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Regents to discuss UC Health governance

Trustees to consider recommendation for a UC Health oversight board.
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Declawing the ‘tiger mom’

Sociologists debunk idea that Asian American academic achievement is due to unique cultural traits or values.
Ian Davies and Ankita Raturi

From classrooms to fields, students dig into food fellowships

Global Food Initiative fellows represent a broad cross-section of students.