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UC MERCED | April 4, 2024
Youth grapple with interpreting the unspoken for their immigrant families

UC Merced researchers are shedding light on a little-explored aspect of cross-cultural communication that involves no spoken words but sometimes can cause confusion and anguish for children acting as interpreters for older family members.

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UC BERKELEY | March 29, 2024
Soon, California educators must teach ethnic studies. UC Berkeley is helping them prepare.
The University of California (UC) announced today (Nov. 20) the recipients of the Advancing Faculty Diversity Program (AFD) awards for the academic year 2023-24. This program, designed to transform the professoriate and knowledge workforce of the future, provides crucial support to outstanding faculty members who contribute significantly to the university’s diversity efforts.

UC NEWSROOM | March 21, 2024
Three fixes for AI's bias problem
Everywhere there's artificial intelligence, there's the risk of it amplifying the beliefs of the people who created it. Research from UC is pinpointing tech bias and proposing solutions.

UC IRVINE | February 29, 2024
Boosting health equity with lab-grown tissues
UC Irvine engineer named one of Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 for using lab-grown blood vessels to benefit marginalized groups.

UC DAVIS | February 22, 2024
A medical school that looks more like California
How the UC Davis School of Medicine became the third most diverse medical school in the country without affirmative action.

UC NEWSROOM | January 25, 2024
UC enrolls a record-setting number of California students in fall 2023
In a banner year, UC boosted the diversity of its student body, while out-of-state enrollment declined.

UC SANTA BARBARA | January 4, 2024
Equitably decarbonizing California: A multi-campus collaboration will help the Golden State reach its energy goals
Faculty and researchers at UC campuses and affiliated national labs are teaming up to ensure that disadvantaged communities are fully integrated into California’s decarbonization efforts.

UC NEWSROOM | December 12, 2023
Getting paid to get ahead: A new program helps students gain career experience and earn money for college
Funded by a state grant, the new Learning-Aligned Employment Program, or LAEP, offers high-quality, paid research jobs for low-income students.

UC IRVINE | November 30, 2023
Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and Robert S. Chang to join UCI Law
The center integrates research, advocacy and education to promote racial equity and social justice

UC NEWSROOM | November 20, 2023
University of California announces 2023-24 recipients of the Advancing Faculty Diversity Program awards
The University of California (UC) announced today (Nov. 20) the recipients of the Advancing Faculty Diversity Program (AFD) awards for the academic year 2023-24. This program, designed to transform the professoriate and knowledge workforce of the future, provides crucial support to outstanding faculty members who contribute significantly to the university’s diversity efforts.

UC MERCED | October 26, 2023
New project focuses on women of color in the geosciences throughout UC
There are a multitude of studies that document the inadequacies of the current academic system for people of color and proposals targeted to improve retention of historically minoritized students. This planning project is a grassroots approach to discern issues specific to WOC in the Geosciences.

UC DAVIS | October 5, 2023
Visualize the complexities of being Native through art
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Gorman Museum of Native American Art at University of California, Davis, came to life in its new 4,000-square foot space with a ribbon cutting and two days of celebrations Sept. 22 and 23, attracting more than 1,000 people.

UCOP | September 19, 2023
Celebrating UC changemakers: Meet 10 Latino leaders creating a more equitable future for us all

A doctor who recognized COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on the Latino community and took action to help. A scientist devoted to helping underrepresented students succeed at the highest levels in STEM. A civil rights icon who shaped fundamental policy and law.

UC NEWSROOM | August 8, 2023
University of California admits record number of California residents and largest class of underrepresented freshmen in system history for fall 2023
These numbers demonstrate the continued interest undergraduate students have in attending a UC campus and their recognition of the benefits of a UC education in supporting their economic mobility, in addition to its relative affordability in comparison to other institutions.

UCSF | July 27, 2023
New Black baby equity clinic helps infants and moms flourish
Not being heard, not being taken seriously and being misunderstood by health care providers often describes a routine medical visit for many Black parents. 

UC NEWSROOM | June 1, 2023
UC earns national recognition for its Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders
The University of California has been recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for the effectiveness of its Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML), a program that offers support, networking and training to underrepresented students who are considering attending graduate business school.

UC NEWSROOM | March 9, 2023
The doctor is in: Meet California’s next wave of dedicated physicians
This year, more than 700 University of California medical students will earn the right to add M.D. to their name.

UC NEWSROOM | January 23, 2023
Serving the new California: 9 ways UC is working to cultivate a university as diverse as the state itself

Growing up in farmworker housing outside of Merced, California, as the oldest of four siblings, Jesus Cisneros didn’t even know what college was until a teacher told him it was something he should consider. 

UC NEWSROOM | January 23, 2023
What it means to be a Hispanic-Serving System: A Q&A with UC Vice Provost Yvette Gullatt
The University of California was created to serve the people of the Golden State — and that means reflecting the changing demographics of all those who call California home.

UC NEWSROOM | May 10, 2022
Growing our own: Developing a faculty that reflects California
His friends used to call him Little Einstein. In the rough barrios of Corona, Calif., where Edwin Solares grew up, he was known as a tough but brainy kid. 

UC NEWSROOM | April 28, 2022
UC announces Native American Opportunity Plan
The UC Native American Opportunity Plan aims to make college more affordable and accessible for California's Native American students.

UCOP | July 29, 2021
UC releases Community Safety Plan
The plan calls for transforming UC's culture, policies and practices to ensure that all members of the community feel welcomed, respected and protected from harm.

UCNET | May 24, 2021
UC President Drake addresses the anniversary of George Floyd's murder
"Our work is far from finished; our efforts will not be in vain," he writes.

UC NEWSROOM | January 28, 2021
Chicano/Latino students comprise largest proportion of undergraduate applications
UC received the highest number of undergraduate applications in its history for fall 2021 admissions, including surges among African American and Chicano/Latino students.

UC NEWSROOM | November 17, 2020
UC announces gender identity and lived name policy
All UC campuses, laboratories, medical centers and other UC facilities will adopt systemwide gender identity and lived name options for UC-issued documents and information systems.

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Events and Webinars

Each year, the UC Office of the President hosts professional development activities, systemwide meetings, retreats, online trainings and webinars on a range of equity, diversity and inclusion topics. The events help grow the university's network of reflective leaders and practitioners who are committed to inclusive excellence. 



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