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Campuses attack budget crisis

Budget Update

Faced with a $450 million budget shortfall, UC campuses are instituting a range of cost-saving measures: consolidating programs, freezing hiring, cutting back faculty recruitment, laying off staff and deploying more efficient administrative systems.

Read what each campus is doing to cut costs.


UC Day shows university's value

UC Day 2009

Sacramento event emphasized UC's contributions to the state's economy. The annual event brings together alumni from the 10 campuses to talk with legislators about UC's importance to the state.

Read more and view videos.


Smart buildings: UC improves energy efficiency

Smart Buildings

Buildings consume 40 percent of all the nation's energy. To change those energy-wasting habits, UC researchers are "re-educating" buildings to conserve power and limit greenhouse gas emissions. From "cool roofs" to better bulbs, UC has answers.

Read more about research.


Top Chef

Chuck Davies

What's it take to please the palate of today's sophisticated, cuisine-conscious student? A little fresh sushi? Artichoke bisque? Bok choy tofu pizza? Chuck Davies, assistant director and executive chef at Cal Dining, gives the idea of cafeteria food new meaning.

Read more about Davies.


Featured campus: UC Los Angeles
Teaching rain forest survival

Teaching rain forest survival

The UCLA Center for Tropical Research sponsors an eco-education program for rain forest dwellers in Ecuador.

Read more about the program.

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Working at UCOP: Stories for and about Office of the President staff

Budget challenges focus of town hall meetings

UC President Mark Yudof talked to employees about the budget crisis and steps the university is taking to stabilize the retirement fund and restructure UCOP.

Read more and watch video highlights.

New communications chief is a crisis veteran

Lynn Tierney

Lynn Tierney, UCOP associate vice president for communications, was at ground zero when the WTC towers fell. That experience and its aftermath have taught her to live each day with purpose.

Read more about Tierney.

What have you done to live a greener life at work or at home?

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Did You Know...

A record number applied for admission to UC for fall 2009: 126,701, a 4.7 percent increase over last year.

Freshman applications increased 2.9 percent to 98,000.

Applications from transfer students increased 11.2 percent to 28,699.

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