A tale of two UC natural reserves

The James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve and the Sweeney Granite Mountains Reserve in the Mojave Desert are outdoor labs for students and scientists.

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Lizard tails and gecko feet inspire industries, students

UC Berkeley discoveries about these agile and sticky reptiles have sparked product ideas ranging from rescue robots to sports gear. And they have captured the research imagination of undergraduate and graduate students.

Learning by getting into the heads of schoolchildren

New brain imaging technology may pave the way for a new science to understand how children think and learn. It could eventually help educators and revolutionize classrooms.

Aditi Muralidharan

Trimming time in the stacks

A sophisticated text-analyzing tool developed by a UC graduate student could speed literary searches for humanities scholars and other researchers.

J. Lloyd Eaton

A haven for the spooky and the geeky

With more than 100,000 books, the Eaton Collection at UC Riverside is the world's largest public assortment of science fiction, fantasy, horror and utopian literature. And it is a valuable resource for scholars and researchers worldwide.

Looking at how we listen

UC graduate students are known for their braininess. At UC Berkeley, Adeen Flinker is getting a picture of the brain's intricacies and how the human auditory system is wired.

Offering care and calm in the wild

Doctors at a UCSF Fresno program don't just provide emergency care to those who become sick or injured in the backcountry. They research lifesaving techniques and have become leading specialists in wilderness medicine.

Turning big ideas into solutions

UC's Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) rewarded teams of students for developing innovative tools that may prove handy for politics, health care and seeking social services.

UC center explores race in 21st century

Across all 10 UC campuses, the Center for New Racial Studies connects researchers examining a wide variety of issues linked to race, including class, ethnicity, gender and immigration status.

Seeding innovation

Decades ago, students helped spur organic farming and laid the ground for sustainable agriculture research and education programs at UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz that are models today for other universities.

Graduate student researchers mix technology and humanity

Graduate students are at the heart of UC research. And many package their expertise, creativity and compassion to tackle and solve key problems in California and beyond.

UC and national labs tackle pressing safety issues with innovative research

A unique collaboration between a law professor and chemist to use forensic science to investigate potential weapons of mass destruction and a novel way to monitor carbon emissions in urban areas are among new projects funded by the UC Laboratory Fees Research Program.

Higgs boson: UC physicists mattered in historic search

UC scientists spearheaded key experiments in what some call the 'Holy Grail' discovery in physics: a new particle that may prove to be the long-sought Higgs boson.

Graduate students take their research to the Capitol

They delivered a message to legislators: graduate student research is central not only to the future of UC, but to that of the state and the nation as well.

Rising stars of science

Five UC graduate students and postdoctoral researchers were among innovators named 'Rising Stars of Science: The Forbes 30 under 30.'

Ronald David Glass

Center chases truth about state's crises

A multicampus center connects researchers and people in the community to address poverty, employment, health, the environment and other California issues.