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Teaching for California, research for the world. #powerofpublic
Teaching for California, research for the world. #powerofpublic

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Janelle Shane of +UC San Diego talks about her work in a lab’s clean room and why it’s so important to keep dust out.

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University of California campuses are among the nation's very best when it comes to how well they serve the public interest, according to new rankings from Washington Monthly. +UC San Diego and +Univ. of California, Riverside, topped the list and six UC campuses made the top 20. Congratulations to all our campuses! #PowerofPublic  

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Congratulations to +UC Irvine for taking the top spot in Sierra Magazine's "Cool Schools" ranking of green universities for the second year in a row! It's the first time a a campus has been ranked No. 1 for consecutive years. +UC Davis ranked second, and overall, five UC campuses were in the top 20 and seven made the rankings.

+UC San Diego +UC Berkeley +UC Santa Barbara +UCLA +UC Santa Cruz 

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UC continues to stand apart from both public and private research universities in educating large numbers of socioeconomically disadvantaged students, according to UC’s annual Accountability Report.

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UC President Janet Napolitano announced today that the minimum wage for UC workers – both direct and service contract employees – will be raised to $15 an hour over the next three years.
“This is the right thing to do – for our workers and their families, for our mission and values, and to enhance UC’s leadership role by becoming the first public university in the United States to voluntarily establish a minimum wage of 15 dollars,” Napolitano said.

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UC President Janet Napolitano and +Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust say in +TIME  that U.S. presidential candidates must have a plan for keeping our research universities strong and preeminent so they can continue to spur innovation.

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University of California President Janet Napolitano today announced a major step toward simplifying and streamlining the transfer process for California Community College students. The new Transfer Pathways unveiled today offer a clear roadmap for 10 popular majors at UC. Each pathway represents a single set of courses that a student can take to prepare for a specific major at any UC campus. More majors will be added soon. http://universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/university-california-streamlines-paths-community-college-transfer-students
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Congratulations to the winners of California Higher Education Sustainability Conference awards from +UC Berkeley, +UC Davis, +UC Irvine+UCLA, +UC San Diego, +UC Santa Barbara and +UC Santa Cruz! 

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Congratulations to scientists from +UC Berkeley, +UC Irvine and +UCSF on the Blavatnik Award wins!

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This fall, students can self-identify their sexual orientation and gender identity on the undergraduate admission application. The data will be used to help guide decisions as part of UC's commitment to ensure campuses are welcoming and inclusive for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, faculty and staff. ‪#‎LGBT‬
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