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<b>The University of California began 150 years ago on a simple, but revolutionary idea: that college should be available to everyone.</b><p>That bold, forward-looking spirit has stayed with the University of California ever since. Just two years after it was created in 1868, the UC Board of Regents decreed …

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<b>UC Merced has infused nearly $3 billion into California’s economy since its inception — including more than $1.6 billion in the San Joaquin Valley — in salaries, goods and construction awards.</b><p>Those figures take into account work on the Merced 2020 Project, an ambitious and award-winning campus …

Salaries & Wages

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<b>Birch Aquarium has teamed up with UC San Diego Library’s Digital Media Lab to create what is believed to be the first 3-D-printed brace for a sea turtle’s shell.</b><p>The Loggerhead Sea Turtle was rescued from a New Jersey power plant in 2013 with a large gap in the bottom right part of her shell. This …

UC San Diego

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<b>As a teenager in Merced, Marcus Shaw lived a life marked by poverty, poor choices and indifference to education.</b><p>The idea of college — especially at the new UC Merced campus — seemed like an opportunity for someone else. Yet on Dec. 16, Shaw will participate in the university’s first Fall …

Higher Education

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<b>The ease by which patients can dive into their own genetics has opened new doors to understanding personal health, but it has also left consumers with mounds of information to digest before they can make informed decisions.</b><p>“We’re at a transformational point in genetics,” says Ophir Klein, M.D., …

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University of California

<b>From his days as a young law student living on Blake Street to his time as the mayor of California’s fourth-largest city, Ed Lee was deeply connected to UC Berkeley’s community, friends and former colleagues said.</b><p>Lee, a 1978 graduate of Berkeley Law, then called Boalt Hall, died early Tuesday at …

UC Berkeley

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<b>Almost as soon as lasers were invented in the 1960s, curious dentists wondered if these powerful forms of light could be used on teeth, though those early lasers were much too crude for any useful dental work.</b><p>Researchers persisted through the decades in honing laser’s use, and today, they may be on …

Dentistry

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Quick summary• Available at Sudwerk, coming soon to UC Davis Pavilion and Davis restaurants<br>• Recipe by UC Davis alumnus using ingredients that include locally grown rice<p><b>The University of California, Davis, a world leader in brewing science and education, is now one of the few universities nationwide to</b> …

Beer

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<b>Popular music and clichés aren’t the only evidence that the waiting is the hardest part. Research backs it up as well; waiting for potentially bad news can be at least as difficult as receiving the news.</b><p>People try lots of things to mitigate the suffering that comes with waiting for exam scores, …

Mindfulness

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Four ways to determine credibility1. Follow the data — Data trails of skeptics go cold quickly.2. Follow the money — Some prominent climate deniers are linked to think tanks that downplay human-caused climate change or receive direct funding from fossil-fuel companies.3. Follow the credentials — …

University of California

University of California

<b>“The United States has a bad jobs problem, and retail jobs are at the heart of it.”</b><p>That’s the first line of a new book, “Where Bad Jobs are Better: Retail Jobs Across Countries and Companies,” co-authored by Chris Tilly, professor of urban planning in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and …

University of California

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<b>Teens. OMG. What on earth is going on inside their brains to make them act so, well, like crazy teenagers?</b><p>The mood swings, the fiery emotions, the delusions of immortality, all the things that make a teenager a teenager might just seem like a phase we all have to put up with. However, research …

University of California

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<b>There is a recipe for sorrow: Draw a long breath, followed by two quick, choppy ones. Let your head hang to your chest. Furrow your brow, let the corners of your mouth droop and — by thinking of something tragic, real or fabricated — allow the tears to well up and flow.</b><p>There are formulas for …

University of California

University of California

<b>Several University of California faculty were named winners Sunday (Dec. 3) of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize, a glittering achievement that comes with individual awards of $3 million, the largest monetary prize in science.</b><p>Dubbed the “Oscars of science” for the star-studded gala during which the …

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Sweet recognition — and major cash — for three San Diego scientists with Breakthrough Prize

Three top San Diego scientists on Sunday were awarded the world’s richest science prize, established five years ago by a team including the founders …

Biochemist Peter Walter Receives 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Peter Walter, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UC San Francisco, has been named winner of a 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, …

Protein

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<b>Join the University of California's call to action</b><b>Read UC’s statement on federal tax proposals</b><p>With tax reform at the top of the congressional agenda, University of California students and leaders are pushing back against proposed provisions that could leave some graduate students shouldering a tax …

College & University

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Declarations from DACA recipients• Many had little awareness of their immigration status until they were in high school<br>• They overcame fear and mistrust about how their information would be used to apply for DACA<br>• DACA has made college financially viable, and allowed them to hold driver’s licenses and …

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UC National Laboratory Fees Research Program in action:• $122 million in research awards<br>• 126 UC-Lab collaborations<br>• 1,000+ peer-reviewed publications<br>• 300+ UC faculty and lab scientists<br>• ~100 postdoctoral fellows<br>• ~330 graduate students<p><b>The nation’s most advanced supercomputing capabilities will soon be</b> …

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More informationOnline: The National Center for Free Speech and Civic EngagementInterested in applying for a fellowship? Sign up to receive information.Watch a video on the new center here.<p><b>The University of California — birthplace of the Free Speech Movement — will open a center in Washington D.C.</b> …

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<b>Could your next piece of trash be your last?</b><p>That’s the question the new University of California #MyLastTrash campaign is hoping you’ll ask yourself.<p>The University of California system is pushing to reach its goal of zero waste by 2020. That would mean a population of around 500,000 students, staff …

University of California and State Leaders Work to Enhance Public University Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence

A fearful student stalked by a former partner. A faculty member suffering physical abuse from a spouse. A UC staff member sexually assaulted. Cases such as these led the University of California to expand access to support and advocacy services on our campuses. But until recently, a legal loophole …

Hang ten (decades): Walter Munk, inventor of the surf forecast, turns 100

As dawn washes over Bondi Beach, you can see the surfers beyond the break, gently rising and falling on their boards. They gather like this when the …

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<b>Spinach, eggs, tomatoes, skillets and spatulas are not typically in a health professional’s toolkit. But for some UCLA students, they eventually might be.</b><p>At UCLA Health Sciences, students are learning about nutrition and food preparation in what might seem an unlikely place — not a classroom but …

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<b>Imagine going to see the latest Pixar movie. You’re sitting in the theater enjoying the film, when you begin to notice the astounding level of detail in the animation. On screen, water is rippling and leaves are flittering with an almost uncanny realism. It’s art imitating life with incredible</b> …

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Quick summary• Theories used to study animal behavior can be applied to viruses<br>• Virus social strategies include competition, cooperation and cheating<br>• Studying social behavior could lead to new vaccines, treatment strategies<p><b>Scientists know viruses are contagious and can spread quickly, but how do they</b> …

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<b>Cigarette smokers with high levels of psychological distress are often heavy smokers, and thus identified as a “hardcore” group who are less willing or able to quit than other smokers. However, a study by UC San Francisco researchers shows that over the course of 19 years, from 1997 to 2015, this</b> …

Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat Better

Napolitano: DACA recipients 'between a rock and a hard place'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano explained Thursday that she is suing the Trump administration over its decision to rescind a program to protect young undocumented immigrants because "these young people are really caught between a rock and a hard …

Immigration

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<b>University of California officials have sent an urgent appeal to California’s congressional delegation, pressing them to take the lead in building bipartisan support for legislation to protect the nation’s Dreamers.</b><p>The lives of roughly 800,000 young people who were brought to the United States as …