LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members of a union representing research and technical workers walked picket lines Wednesday at University of California campuses and hospitals in a one-day strike amid a...
The Latest: Research, technical workers strike UC system
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a one-day strike by University of California research and technical workers (all times local):
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Swiss flavor and fragrance company Givaudan has donated $3.5 million to build a screened structure that will protect several acres of trees at the University of...
Species by the dozen moved north during marine heatwaves
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life from toastier southern waters migrated into the Northern California region over an unusually long two-year...
Coroner: California college student died from alcohol
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Southern California college student found dead in a home near campus died from alcohol poisoning.
Woman reports stabbing attack at Irvine college campus
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a University of California, Irvine, student reported being stabbed by an attacker while she was out walking her dog.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Berkeley police have arrested a man they say was captured on video punching a conservative activist in the face on campus.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A 7-foot (215-centimeter) sea creature that washed ashore in Southern California has been identified as a hoodwinker sunfish, a recently identified rare species...
California AG tries to take back details on police crimes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general is demanding that a university journalism program return a state list that includes law enforcement officers convicted of crimes in the past...
UC Berkeley investigating attack on conservative activist
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Berkeley police say they're investigating an attack on a conservative activist who was punched in the face while recruiting on...
Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies
LONDON (AP) — Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies.
That's the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California at Davis who dressed...
California student accused of making ‘Banana Plug’ drug app
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California college freshman is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he dubbed the Banana Plug to sell illicit drugs.
UC Berkeley suspends professor accused of sexual harassment
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley has suspended a tenured East Asian languages and cultures department professor cultures after finding last year that he sexually...
Surgeon found guilty of stealing Social Security benefits
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A surgeon and chief of trauma at LSU Health Shreveport has been found guilty of stealing more than $200,000 in Social Security disability payments.
A federal jury deliberated for around 10 hours before finding 58-year-old Dr. John Owings guilty Friday of 20 counts of theft of government property and one count of concealing or failing to disclose an event affecting right to a government benefit, news outlets reported.
911 caller says student may have been drinking before death
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A 911 call about a University of California, Irvine student who died near campus says the 18-year-old had too much to drink.
Alert system at UC Davis failed on night of police shooting
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Davis says an emergency alert system intended to deliver emails and text messages to 70,000 students and staff failed on the night a police officer was shot and killed near campus last week.
The Sacramento Bee reports Wednesday that a pair of alerts went out on Jan. 10 after Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona was shot, but only 20,000 people received them.
California college student found dead, fraternity suspended
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California college student has been found dead in a home near campus and his fraternity has been suspended, authorities said Monday.
Noah Domingo, 18, of La Crescenta, California, was found Saturday near University of California, Irvine. Irvine police received a call around 9:40 a.m. that Domingo was unresponsive and found him dead in a bed at the home, said Kim Mohr, a police spokeswoman.
Tree uprooted by storm kills man on UC, Berkeley campus
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed over the weekend when a eucalyptus tree fell on his car on the University of California, Berkeley campus as a winter storm swept through Northern California.
UC Berkeley, conservative groups reach deal in speech suit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley agreed to consider changes to its policy on major campus events as part of a settlement announced Monday in a lawsuit over student access to conservative speakers.
The university and one of the groups that filed the lawsuit, the Young America's Foundation, however, disagreed on the scope of the deal.
Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment?
HONG KONG (AP) — Early last year, a little-known Chinese researcher turned up at an elite meeting in Berkeley, California, where scientists and ethicists were discussing a technology that had shaken the field to its core — an emerging tool for "editing" genes, the strings of DNA that form the blueprint of life.
The young scientist, He Jiankui, saw the power of this tool, called CRISPR, to transform not only genes, but also his own career.
About 15,000 strike at University of California hospitals
LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 15,000 medical workers on Tuesday started a three-day strike at five University of California medical centers amid a dispute over pay raises and job security, forcing the cancellation and rescheduling of thousands of surgeries and outpatient appointments, officials said.
Effort to feed seaweed to burping cows gets research boost
An effort to mitigate the effects of livestock operations on climate change is getting a boost in the form of a $50,000 research grant.
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is giving the $50,000 grant to Elm Innovations and the University of California, Davis. The money will help pay for an investigation into the potential for cutting methane emissions from dairy cows by including a kind of red seaweed in their diets.
Gassy cows are bad for the planet; could seaweed diet help?
The smelly reality is that cows will always pass gas. But if farmers had more access to seaweed, cow flatulence might just stink a little less for the planet.
That's the thesis of a New England-based aquaculture company which is launching a drive to become the worldwide leader in an emerging effort to thwart climate change by feeding seaweed to cows.
Supreme Court Justice Kagan on how split court can function
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in doubt, Justice Elena Kagan discussed how the court worked "super hard" in the past to overcome the unusual scenario of a 4-4 split it is due to encounter next week.
Canadian marijuana imports OK’d by US for California study
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies.
Judge tosses Milo Yiannopoulos fan lawsuit against Berkeley
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in Northern California has thrown out a lawsuit by a fan of right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos against the regents of the University of California, the mayor of Berkeley and others.
Oakland resident Kiara Robles filed the lawsuit last year alleging University of California officials withheld police protection to her and others in the crowd because they were expressing a conservative viewpoint.
- Business WireERS Genomics Provides Comment on Issuance of University of California CRISPR/Cas9 Patent Including Uses of CRISPR ‘in a cell’March 12, 2019
- Business WireRocket Pharmaceuticals Sponsors Clinical Trial at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)March 11, 2019
- Globe NewswireSeelos Therapeutics Announces Acquisition of an Exclusive License to Intellectual Property from The UC Regents to Potential Disease-Modifying Parkinson's Disease Therapy Created at UCLAMarch 7, 2019
- Globe NewswireUC Irvine Division of Continuing Education Introduces New Fully-Online Health Care Analytics Specialized Studies ProgramMarch 4, 2019
- Business WireIntegrated Silicon Photonic Switch Demonstrates Lowest Signal Loss Ever in High-Speed Data TransmissionFebruary 28, 2019
Side of seagrass please: Scientists find omnivorous shark
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Ruining the reputation of sharks as bloodthirsty predators, California researchers said they have found a shark that enjoys a side of seagrass with its prey.
Bonnethead sharks not only eat grass while chomping fish and squid — they also digest the plant and gain nutrition from it, scientists at the University of California, Irvine announced Wednesday.
Study tests whether seaweed in cattle feed reduces emissions
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — University of California researchers are feeding seaweed to dairy cows in an attempt to make cattle more climate-friendly.
UC Davis is studying whether adding small amounts of seaweed to cattle feed can help reduce their emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that's released when cattle burp, pass gas or make manure.
Can seaweed make dairy farms more eco-friendly?
UC Berkeley suspends professor for sexual harassment
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley has suspended a prominent architecture professor for three years without pay for sexually harassing a graduate student and abusing his power for personal gain.
Study: Climate change possible cause of bird species decline
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Climate change could be to blame for the collapse of bird populations in the desert along the Nevada-California border, scientists said.
The number of bird species has fallen by an average of 43 percent over the past century at survey sites across an area larger than New York state, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
Report: Carbon technology could support 2,600 Wyoming jobs
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A recent report says carbon technology could support 2,600 jobs a year in Wyoming.
US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California college student Anjali Banerjee was watching fireworks during a 2016 celebration on a seafront promenade in the French city of Nice when a man plowed a huge truck through the crowd, killing 86 people and wounding 200.
Governor appoints 4 to UC Board of Regents
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown appointed the head of California's largest union and three others Monday to the University of California Board of Regents, which sets tuition and other policy for the university system.
Three of Brown's appointees are Democrats, while the fourth isn't registered with a party. The position isn't paid and the state Senate must approve the appointments.
Trump administration and California are on collision course over vehicle emissions rules
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PHOENIX (AP) — Californians, including many turned away by public universities in their own state, are flocking to four-year state and private universities in neighboring Arizona.
Four of the top five schools where California freshmen go out of state are in Arizona, according to 2016 data from the U.S. Department of Education.
Berkeley Grad Slams Sessions’ Campus Critique
Armed man shot, wounded by officers in Riverside
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man shot and wounded by campus police in a neighborhood behind the University of California, Riverside, had two firearms and another weapon described as an improvised firearm.
The Riverside Police Department says it received multiple calls about shots fired around 12:55 a.m. Sunday and a student worker at the campus also reported the gunshots to university police.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The tuition at the University of California is falling — ever so slightly — for the first time in nearly two decades and, ironically, it's because the system has nearly recouped losses from past litigation over tuition hikes.
Tuition for the next academic year will drop $60, a fraction of a percent of the total base tuition.
The decrease will bring tuition and fees for California residents to $12,570. Students from outside the state pay more than triple that amount.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story July 11 about University of California admissions, The Associated Press incorrectly cited the name of San Jose City College. The AP also incorrectly reported the cost of annual tuition at the college. It is about $1,200 a year.
A corrected version of the story is below:
UC schools admit record number of transfer students
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government on Monday cleared the way for a new management team to begin taking over one of the nation's top nuclear weapons laboratories as it looks to rebuild its reputation.
The National Nuclear Security Administration issued an official notice to proceed to Triad National Security LLC , marking the beginning of a transition at Los Alamos National Laboratory that will take about four months.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A prize-winning scientist has resigned from the University of California, Irvine after the school found he sexually harassed four women.
The Los Angeles Times reports Thursday that Francisco J. Ayala resigned effective July 1. The paper says Ayala couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — University of California administrators failed to address sexual misconduct complaints in a timely manner and did not discipline faculty swiftly, state auditors said Thursday.
The review, which examined a decade of cases, found staff was disciplined in 43 days on average, compared to 220 days for tenured faculty. The campuses often exceeded investigation timelines without approval and didn't adequately inform involved parties.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Riverside researchers are naming one of two fossils they discovered in an Australian desert after former President Barack Obama.
Professor Mary Droser told The Press-Enterprise in a phone interview on Wednesday that the fossils belong to two never-discovered types of creatures that lived 540 to 580 million years ago.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Air Force officer with top security clearance who vanished 35 years ago and was arrested in California last week worked for years as a consultant for the University of California system, former colleagues said.