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Legislators tap grad students for expertise

After presentations at Graduate Research Day in Sacramento, legislators ask students for input on issues ranging from urban planning to protecting marine ecosystems.

Read more about grad students in Sacramento.


Fighting breast cancer

For 20 years, UC’s California Breast Cancer Research Program has fought the disease through innovative research and community outreach.

Watch this video about the breast cancer research program.

People Who Make A Difference

Across UC, staff and faculty make a difference on the job and in their free time. Read about a few of their latest contributions.

Taking to the Road for Safety

Tami Friedrich

A family tragedy turned UC Riverside's Tami Friedrich into a force for highway safety, a journey that has taken her from Southern California to the halls of Congress and beyond.

Read about Tami Friedrich.

You can nominate a UC staff or faculty member to be featured here. Send their name and a brief description of how they are contributing to UC or their wider community to .

HR Briefs


Generic drugs save you and UC money

For every 30-day supply of a prescription drug, employees save $20 by using generic drugs rather than brand-name drugs. And, for every 1 percent increase in the use of generics by faculty, staff and dependents enrolled in UC-sponsored plans, the university saves $2 million.

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