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University of California

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Motto Fiat Lux
(Latin, "Let there be light.")
Established 1868
Type Public university system
Endowment $7.28 billion[1]
President Robert C. Dynes
Faculty 13,335
Staff 90,296
Undergraduates 159,000
Location Oakland, California, United States
Campus 11 campuses (9 with undergraduate and graduate schools, 2 professional/graduate only), 1 national laboratory
Colors Blue & Gold
Website universityofcalifornia.edu
UC Office of the President in Oakland

The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the state of California. Under the California Master Plan for Higher Education, the University of California is a part of the state's three-tier public higher education system, which also includes the California State University system and the California Community Colleges system. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A university system is a set of multiple affiliated university campuses that are geographically distributed. ... 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The University of California has a combined student body of more than 191,000 students, over 1,340,000 living alumni, and a combined systemwide and campus endowment of just over $7.3 billion (8th largest in the United States).[2] Its first campus, UC Berkeley, was founded in 1868, while its tenth and newest campus, UC Merced, opened in the fall of 2005. All campuses enroll both undergraduate and graduate students, with two exceptions: the University of California, San Francisco campus enrolls only graduate and professional students in the medical and health sciences, and the independently administered University of California, Hastings College of the Law (also located in San Francisco) enrolls only graduate and professional students in legal studies. For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ... The following are lists of American institutions of higher education by endowment. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The University of California, Merced (UC Merced), located in the San Joaquin Valley at Merced, California, is the tenth University of California campus. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... UCSF in 1908, with the streetcar that used to run on Parnassus Avenue The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the worlds leading centers of health sciences research, patient care, and education. ... For the chemical substances known as medicines, see medication. ... University of California, Hastings College of the Law is a premier, first-tier[1] law school located in downtown San Francisco, California. ... San Francisco redirects here. ...


The University of California's campuses boast large numbers of distinguished faculty in almost every field. Six of its undergraduate campuses are ranked among the top 50 universities by both the U.S. News and World Report and the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The University is considered a model for public institutions across the United States, although as of the 2005-06 fiscal year, only 29% of its total budget comes from the State.[3] A faculty is a division within a university. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...

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History

In 1849, the state of California ratified its first constitution, which contained the express objective of creating a complete educational system including a state university. Taking advantage of the Morrill Land Grant Act, the California Legislature established an Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College in 1866. Although this institution was provided with sufficient funds, it lacked land. Year 1849 (MDCCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... The Morrill Land-Grant Acts are pieces of US legislation which allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges, which would be funded by the grant of federally-controlled land to each of the states which had stayed with the United States during the American Civil War. ... The California State Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


Meanwhile, Congregational minister Henry Durant, an alumnus of Yale, had established the private Contra Costa Academy, on June 20, 1853 in Oakland, California. The initial site was bounded by Twelfth and Fourteenth Streets and Harrison and Franklin Streets in downtown Oakland. In turn, the Trustees of the Contra Costa Academy were granted a charter on April 13, 1855 for a College of California. State Historical Plaque No. 45 marks the site of the College of California at the northeast corner of Thirteenth and Franklin Streets in Oakland. Hoping both to expand and raise funds, the College of California's trustees formed the College Homestead Association and purchased 160 acres (650,000 m²) of land in what is now Berkeley in 1866. But sales of new homesteads fell short. Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation indepedently and autonomously runs its own affairs. ... For other types of minister, see Minister In Christian churches, a minister is a man or woman who serves a congregation or participates in a role in a parachurch ministry; such persons can minister as a Pastor, Preacher, Bishop, Chaplain, Deacon or Elder. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... “Oakland” redirects here. ... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1855 (MDCCCLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The College of California was the predecessor of the University of California. ... The College of California was the predecessor of the University of California. ... The College of California was the predecessor of the University of California. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California, in the United States. ...


Governor Frederick Low favored the establishment of a state university based upon the University of Michigan plan, and thus in one sense may be regarded as the founder of the University of California. In 1867, he suggested a merger of the existing College of California with the proposed state university. The College's trustees agreed to merge with the state college to their mutual advantage, but under one condition — that there not be simply a "Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College," but "a complete university." Accordingly, the Organic Act, establishing the University of California, was signed into law by Governor Henry H. Haight (Low's successor) on March 23, 1868. Frederick Ferdinand Low (January 30, 1828 – July 21, 1894) was a U.S. political figure and a California governor. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... Henry Huntly Haight (May 20, 1825–September 2, 1878) was Governor of California from December 5, 1867 to December 8, 1871. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The University of California's second president, Daniel Coit Gilman, opened the Berkeley campus in September 1873. Earlier that year, Toland Medical College in San Francisco had agreed to become the University's "Medical Department"; it later evolved into UCSF. In 1878, the University established its first law school in San Francisco with a $100,000 gift from Serranus Clinton Hastings; it is now Hastings College of the Law. Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California, in the United States. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... UCSF in 1908, with the streetcar that used to run on Parnassus Avenue The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the worlds leading centers of health sciences research, patient care, and education. ... // A law school is an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees. ... Serranus Clinton Hastings (1813 – 1893) was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California and founded the Hastings College of the Law in 1887. ... University of California, Hastings College of the Law is a premier, first-tier[1] law school located in downtown San Francisco, California. ...


In 1907, the Legislature established a "University Farm" at Davis and a "Citrus Experiment Station" at Riverside as adjuncts to the College of Agriculture at Berkeley. In 1959, the Legislature promoted the "Farm" and "Experiment Station" to the rank of "general campus," creating, respectively, UC Davis and UC Riverside. Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Davis is a city in Yolo County, California, United States. ... Nickname: Location in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Riverside Government  - Mayor Ron Loveridge Area  - City  78. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of California, Davis, commonly abbreviated to UC Davis or UCD is one of the ten University of California campuses. ... The University of California, Riverside is a public, coeducational university situated in Riverside, California beside Box Springs Mountain. ...


In 1919, the Legislature arranged for an existing normal school in Los Angeles to become the University's "Southern Branch." In turn, the Southern Branch became UCLA in 1927. In 1944, the former Santa Barbara State College--renamed UC Santa Barbara--became the third general-education campus of the University of California system. Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... A normal school or teachers college is an educational institution for training teachers. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a coeducational public university located in Santa Barbara County, California. ...


The San Diego campus was founded as a marine station in 1912 and became UCSD in 1959. Campuses were established at Santa Cruz and Irvine in 1965. UC Merced opened in fall 2005. “San Diego” redirects here. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD, or sometimes UC San Diego) is a public, coeducational research university located in La Jolla, a seaside resort community of San Diego, California. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Santa Cruz. ... Motto: Innovation. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... The University of California, Merced (UC Merced), located in the San Joaquin Valley at Merced, California, is the tenth University of California campus. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The California Master Plan for Higher Education of 1960 established that the top 12.5% (1/8th) of graduating high school seniors in California would be guaranteed a place in one of the UC campuses that offered undergraduate programs. Prior to the promulgation of the Master Plan, the top 15% of each graduating class was accepted. The California Master Plan for Higher Education of 1960 was developed by Clark Kerr, during the administration of Gov. ...


Academics

UC researchers and faculty are responsible for 5,505 inventions and 2,497 patents. UC researchers create 3 new inventions per day.[4] At 32 million items, the University of California library system contains the third largest collection in the world, after the Library of Congress and the British Library.[citation needed] For other uses, see Library (disambiguation). ... Construction of the Thomas Jefferson Building, from July 8, 1888 to May 15, 1894. ... British Library main building, London The British Library (BL) is the national library of the United Kingdom. ...


Collectively, the system counts among its faculty (as of 2002): Also see: 2002 (number). ...

Eight campuses operate on the quarter system, while Berkeley and Merced are on the semester system. However, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and all UC law schools operate on the semester system. The House of the Academy, Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... The Fields Medal is a prize awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians not over 40 years of age at each International Congress of the International Mathematical Union, a meeting that takes place every four years. ... Fulbright redirects here. ... The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution. ... President Harding and the National Academy of Sciences at the White House, Washington, DC, April 1921 The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a corporation in the United States whose members serve pro bono as advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine. ... Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in the United States provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. ... National Medal of Science The National Medal of Science is an honor given by the President of the United States to individuals in science and engineering who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. ... The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ), as designated in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, are awarded for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. ... Winners of the Nobel Prize are scientists, writers and peacemakers who have been awarded in their field of endeavour, and who are known collectively as either Nobel laureates or Nobel Prize winners. ... The University of California, Davis, commonly known as UC Davis, is one of the ten campuses of the University of California, and was established as the University Farm in 1905. ... The University of California, Merced (UC Merced), located in the San Joaquin Valley at Merced, California, is the tenth University of California campus. ... The University of California, Riverside, commonly known as UCR or UC Riverside, is a public, coeducational university and one of ten campuses of the University of California. ... “UCSC” redirects here. ... The Institute of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences, is an American organization whose purpose is to provide national advice on issues relating to biomedical science, medicine, and health (National Academy of Sciences, n. ... UCLA School of Medicine or David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is an accredited allopathic medical school located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ...


AAU and AASCU

The University of California and most of its campuses are members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), while the California State University and several of its campuses are members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The Association of American Universities (AAU) is an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education. ... The California State University (CSU) is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California, the other two being the University of California system and the California Community College System. ... AASCU logo The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is an organization of state-supported colleges and universities that offer degree programs leading to bachelors, masters or doctoral degrees. ...


Governance

The University of California is governed by the Regents of the University of California, as required by the current Constitution of the State of California. Eighteen regents are appointed by the governor for 12-year terms. One member is a student appointed for a one-year term. There are also 7 ex officio members — the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the Assembly, Superintendent of Public Instruction, president and vice president of the Alumni Associations of UC, and the UC President. The Regents of the University of California make up the governing board of the University of California. ... The 1849 Constitution was signed in Colton Hall in Monterey. ... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003 The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that... Look up Category:Latin derivations in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The Academic Senate, made up of faculty members, is empowered by the Regents to set academic policies. In addition, the systemwide faculty chair and vice-chair sit on the Board of Regents as non-voting members.


Originally the President was directly in charge of the first campus, Berkeley, and in turn, all other UC locations (with the exception of Hastings College of the Law) were controlled by the Berkeley campus. In 1952, the system was reorganized so that day-to-day "chief executive officer" functions for each campus were transferred to Chancellors who were entrusted with a high degree of autonomy. In turn, all Chancellors (again, with the exception of Hastings) report as equals to the UC President. Today, the UC Office of the President and the Office of the Secretary of the Regents of the University of California share an office building in downtown Oakland which serves as the UC system's headquarters. “Chief executive” redirects here. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Traditionally, all UC chancellors get to live for free in a mansion on or near campus that is usually known as University House.[3] UCSD's mansion has been closed due to its age, but the university plans to replace it.


List of UC Presidents

UC President Years as President
John LeConte (1868–1870, acting)
1 Henry Durant (1870–1872)
2 Daniel Coit Gilman (1872–1875)
3 W.T. Reid (1881–1885)
4 Edward S. Holden (1885–1888)
5 Horace Davis (1888–1890)
6 Martin Kellogg (1890–1893, acting) (1893–1899)
7 Benjamin Ide Wheeler (1899–1919)
8 David Prescott Barrows (1919–1923)
9 William Wallace Campbell (1923–1930)
10 Robert Gordon Sproul (1930–1958)
11 Clark Kerr (1958–1967)
Harry R. Wellman (1967, acting)
12 Charles J. Hitch (1968–1975)
13 David S. Saxon (1975–1983)
14 David P. Gardner (1983–1992)
15 Jack W. Peltason (1992–1995)
16 Richard C. Atkinson (1995–2003)
17 Robert C. Dynes (2003–present)

On August 13, 2007, President Dynes announced that he will step down effective June 2008, or until his replacement is selected. However, he also announced that Provost Wyatt (Rory) Hume will take over as the system's chief operating officer, effective immediately. John Le Conte (1818 - April 29, 1891 in Berkeley, California) was an American scientist and academic. ... Henry Durant Henry Durant (Acton, Massachusetts, June 18, 1802 – Oakland, California, January 22, 1875) was the founding president of the University of California. ... Daniel Coit Gilman Daniel Coit Gilman (July 6, 1831-October 13, 1908) was an American educator. ... Edward Singleton Holden (November 5, 1846 – March 16, 1914) was an American astronomer. ... Horace Davis (March 16, 1831 - July 12, 1916) was a United States Representative from California. ... Benjamin Ide Wheeler Benjamin Ide Wheeler (1854 – 1927) was a Greek and comparative philology professor at Cornell University as well as President of the University of California from 1899 to 1919. ... William Wallace Campbell (April 11, 1862 – June 14, 1938) was an American astronomer. ... Robert Gordon Sproul (May 22, 1891 – ?) was 11th President of the University of California (1930-1958). ... Clark Kerr (May 17, 1911 – December 1, 2003) was the first Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley (1952–1958) and the 12th President of the University of California (1958–1967). ... Charles J. Hitch (January 9 1910 - September 11, 1995) was Assistant Secretary of Defense from 1961 to 1965. ... David S. Saxon (1920—2005) was an American physicist and educator who served as the President of the University of California system as well as the Chairman for the Massachusetts Institute of Technologys Corporation (Board of Trustees). ... Richard C. Atkinson (born March 1929) served as the president of the University of California from 1995 to 2003. ... Dr. Robert C. Dynes (born November 8, 1942 in London, Ontario, Canada), Ph. ...


Finances

The state of California currently spends $3.3 billion or 3.2% of its annual budget on the UC system. In May 2004, UC President Robert C. Dynes and CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed struck a private deal, called the "Higher Education Compact," with Governor Schwarzenegger. They agreed to slash spending by hundreds of millions of dollars in exchange for a funding formula lasting until 2011. The agreement calls for modest annual increases in state funds, private fundraising to help pay for basic programs, and large student fee hikes, especially for graduate and professional students. Undergraduate student fees have risen 90% from 2003 to 2007.[5] Dr. Robert C. Dynes (born November 8, 1942 in London, Ontario, Canada), Ph. ... Charles B. Reed is the Chancellor of the California State University system. ... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American actor, politician, bodybuilder, and businessman, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ...


The First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco recently ruled that the University of California owes nearly $40 million dollars in refunds to about 40,000 students who were promised that their tuition fees would be held steady but were hit with increases when the state ran short of money in 2003.[6]


Campuses and Rankings

At present, the UC system officially describes itself as a "ten campus" system consisting of the campuses listed below.[7] Only campuses under the direct control of the Regents and President are included in the official count. The entire UC system was once considered part of the original eight Public Ivys. [4] Public Ivy is a term first used by American author Richard Moll to mean a public institution that provide[s] an Ivy League collegiate experience at a public school price. ...


Although affiliated with the UC system, the Hastings College of Law is not controlled by the Regents or President, and must seek funding directly from the Legislature. However, under state law, the Juris Doctor from Hastings is awarded in the name of the Regents and bears the signature of the President.[8] UC Hastings is administered by a separate board of directors but is affiliated with the University of California, and is the law department thereof.[9] The University of California Hastings College of the Law is a law school located in downtown San Francisco, California. ... “J.D.” redirects here. ...


Some campuses are more well known around the world than others. An example is UCLA. According to UCLA's Daily Bruin campus newspaper, UCLA is so well-known in Asia that the university has licensed its trademark to 15 UCLA-branded stores across East Asia. [5] The Daily Bruin (also known as The Bruin) is the student newspaper at the University of California, Los Angeles. ...

Campus Campus Land Area[10]

(acres)

Founded Enrollment[11]

(Fall 2006)

Operating Expenses[12]

(2006)

Athletics Nickname U.S. News Ranking (2008)[13] SJTU World Ranking[14](2006) NCAA Category
UC Berkeley 6,767 1868 33,558 1,589,122,000 Golden Bears 21 4 Div I Pac-10
UC Davis 7,098 1905 29,637 2,267,719,000 Aggies 42 42 Div I Big West
UC Hastings College of the Law unknown 1878 1300 (approx.) unknown no athletics 36 (Law Schools ranking[15]) unranked NA
UC Irvine 1,521 1965 25,024 1,421,290,000 Anteaters 44 44 Div I Big West
UC Los Angeles 419 1919 37,221 3,387,573,000 Bruins 25 14 Div I Pac-10
UC Merced 7,045 2005 878 67,387,000 Bobcats unranked unranked NA
UC Riverside 1,911 1954 16,622 459,885,000 Highlanders 96 102-150 Div I Big West
UC San Diego 2,141 1959 25,938 2,084,925,000 Tritons 38 13 Div II
UC San Francisco 181 1873 4,174 2,481,626,000 no athletics 5 (Medical Schools ranking[16]) 18 NA
UC Santa Barbara 989 1944 21,016 620,208,000 Gauchos 44 35 Div I Big West
UC Santa Cruz 6,088 1965 15,012 451,656,000 Banana Slugs 79 102-150 Div III

UCLA, Berkeley, and UC Santa Cruz were named by the magazine The Advocate as three of the top 20 gay-friendly campuses in the nation.[17] The University of California, Berkeley (also known as Cal, UC Berkeley, UCB, or simply Berkeley) is a prestigious, public, coeducational university situated in the foothills of Berkeley, California to the east of San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate and its bridge. ... Cal Logo The California Golden Bears is the nickname used for 27 varsity athletic programs of the University of California, Berkeley. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The University of California, Davis, commonly abbreviated to UC Davis or UCD is one of the ten University of California campuses. ... Aggie may mean: Aggie (software), a news aggregator Aggie (marble), a type of marble made from or resembling agate Aggie, a slang term for a person that works in agriculture Aggie, a student or sports team at certain US universities, typically those with agricultural curricula, and usually qualified with the... The Big West Conference (BWC) is an NCAA-affiliated Division I major college athletic conference that formerly sponsored Division I-A American football. ... The University of California Hastings College of the Law is a law school located in downtown San Francisco, California. ... The University of California, Irvine is a public, coeducational university situated in suburban Irvine, California. ... UC Irvines Athletics program participates in the NCAAs Division I, as members of the Big West Conference and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. ... The Big West Conference (BWC) is an NCAA-affiliated Division I major college athletic conference that formerly sponsored Division I-A American football. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, generally known as UCLA, is a public university whose main campus is located in the affluent Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The UCLA Bruins are the sports teams for University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... University of California, Merced The University of California, Merced (UC Merced), located in the San Joaquin Valley at Merced, California, is the tenth University of California campus. ... The University of California, Riverside is a public, coeducational university situated in Riverside, California beside Box Springs Mountain. ... The Big West Conference (BWC) is an NCAA-affiliated Division I major college athletic conference that formerly sponsored Division I-A American football. ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a public university located in San Francisco, California. ... The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a coeducational public university located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... The mascot of UCSB is the Gaucho and the school colors are blue and gold. ... The Big West Conference (BWC) is an NCAA-affiliated Division I major college athletic conference that formerly sponsored Division I-A American football. ... The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC or UC Santa Cruz) is a coeducational public university located in Santa Cruz, California. ...


UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, and UC Davis were named by the magazine Washington Monthly as four of top 10 campuses in the country based on social mobility and community service.[18]


Fictional University of California Campuses

Several characters in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer attend the "University of California, Sunnydale", located in the fictional city of Sunnydale, California. UC Sunnydale appears to be a composite of several UC schools: two of UC Sunnydale's dormitories are named "Kresge" and "Stevenson" (which are actual colleges on the campus of UC Santa Cruz), many of the UC Sunnydale external scenes were actually filmed at UCLA, and "Sunnydale" itself is located in the approximate geographic position of Santa Barbara. For other uses, see Buffy the Vampire Slayer (disambiguation). ... Sunnydale Sunnydale, California, is the fictional setting for the U.S. television drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... “UCSC” redirects here. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Barbara County and the state of California Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Marty Blum Area  - City 111. ...


Administration

While the UC campuses are operated fairly efficiently, some—such as UC Berkeley—do have a reputation among their students and alumni for mediocre customer service.[19][20] The most common symptoms are the long lines which students often must stand in to get even the simplest administrative tasks accomplished, the long wait times before phone calls are answered, and the overcomplicated paperwork that is often required. In August 1990, UC Berkeley attempted to ease the tedium of standing in line by setting up televisions which showed comedians making jokes about standing in line.[21] This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Labor unions

Some UC employees are represented by labor unions. Unions in the UC system include: A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers...

The United Auto Workers (UAW), headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, officially the United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union, is one of the largest labor unions in North America, The UAW has approximately 540,000 active members and over 500,000 retired members in the United States, Canada... The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is the second- or third-largest labor union in the United States and one of the fastest-growing, representing over 1. ... The California Nurses Association is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in California. ... Aerial view of the lab and surrounding area, facing NW. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), a limited liability consortium comprised of Bechtel National, the University of...

Admissions

Each UC school handles admissions separately, but a student wishing to apply for undergraduate admission uses one application for all UCs. If it is not already in electronic form, the application is then scanned into a computer and distributed to the individual campus undergraduate admission offices. Graduate and professional school admissions are handled directly by each department or program to which one applies.


Prior to 1986, students who wished to apply to a UC for undergraduate study could only apply to one campus. If the student was rejected at that campus, but otherwise met the UC minimum eligibility requirements, he or she would be redirected to another campus with available space. For students who did not wish to be redirected, the application fee was returned. In 1986, that system was changed to the current "multiple filing" system, in which a student can apply to as many or as few UC campuses as he or she wants on one application, paying a fee for each campus. This system significantly increased the numbers of applications to the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses, since students could choose which campus they wanted to attend after they received acceptance letters, without the fear of being redirected to a campus they did not want to attend. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


The University of California accepts fully eligible students from among the top eighth of California public high school graduates through regular statewide admission, or the top 4% of any given high school class through Eligibility in the Local Context (see below). All eligible California high school students who apply are accepted to the University, though not necessarily to the campus of choice.[citation needed] Eligible students who are not accepted to the campus(es) of their choice are placed in the "referral pool", where campuses with open space may offer admission to those students.


Undergraduate admissions are conducted on a two-phase basis. In the first phase, students are admitted based solely on academic achievement. This accounts for between 50 to 75% of the admissions. In the second phase, the university conducts a "comprehensive review" of the student's achievements, including extracurricular activities, essay, family history, and life challenges, to admit the remainder. Very rarely, students who do not qualify for regular admission are "admitted by exception." In 2002, 2% of these exceptions were granted.[citation needed] Also see: 2002 (number). ...


The process for determining admissions varies. At some campuses, such as Davis, Santa Barbara, and San Diego, a point system is used to weight grade point average, SAT Reasoning or ACT scores, and SAT Subject scores, while at Berkeley, Irvine, and Los Angeles, academic achievement is examined in the context of the school and the surrounding community. The University of California, Davis, commonly abbreviated to UC Davis or UCD is one of the ten University of California campuses. ... The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a coeducational public university located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... This article is about evaluation of school work. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as Cal, UC Berkeley, UCB, or simply Berkeley) is a prestigious, public, coeducational university situated in the foothills of Berkeley, California to the east of San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate and its bridge. ... The University of California, Irvine is a public, coeducational university situated in suburban Irvine, California. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...


Race, sex, national origin, and ethnicity have not been used as UC admission criteria since the passing of Proposition 209. However, this information is collected for statistical purposes. For other uses, see Race (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... The term Ethnicity redirects here. ... Proposition 209 was a 1996 California ballot proposition which amended the state Constitution to prohibit public institutions from discriminating on the basis of race, sex, or ethnicity. ...


Eligibility in the Local Context

Eligibility in the Local Context, commonly referred to as ELC, is met by applicants ranked in the top four percent of their high school class in terms of performance on an 11-unit pattern of UC-approved high school courses. Beginning with fall 2007 applicants, ELC will also require a UC-calculated GPA of at least 3.0. Fully eligible ELC students are guaranteed a spot at one of UC's undergraduate campuses, though not necessarily at their first-choice campus or even to a campus to which they applied. [22] In 2007, about 4,100 UC-eligible students who were not offered admission to their campus of choice were referred to UCR and UC Merced, the system's newest campus.[23]


Statistics: Freshman Admission Profile (Fall 2007)

Published by the University of California:[24]

Campus Applicants Admits Admit Rate GPA Avg ACT SAT Reading SAT Math SAT Writing SAT Composite
UC Berkeley 44,120 10,200 23.1% 4.17 29 667 692 670 2029
UC Davis 35,125 20,452 58.2% 3.89 26 601 637 607 1845
UC Irvine 39,940 22,146 55.4% 3.92 26 595 636 603 1834
UC Los Angeles 50,720 11,820 23.3% 4.14 28 657 689 662 2008
UC Merced 8,400 6,676 79.5% 3.56 22 530 570 532 1632
UC Riverside 20,370 15,465 75.9% 3.59 23 542 583 548 1673
UC San Diego 45,093 18,547 41.1% 4.06 28 635 670 640 1945
UC Santa Barbara 40,929 22,184 54.2% 3.91 26 609 630 611 1850
UC Santa Cruz 24,458 19,963 81.6% 3.66 25 580 598 582 1760
Systemwide 309,155 147,453 54.7% 3.87 25 601 633 606 1840

The University of California, Berkeley (also known as Cal, UC Berkeley, UCB, or simply Berkeley) is a prestigious, public, coeducational university situated in the foothills of Berkeley, California to the east of San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate and its bridge. ... The University of California, Davis, commonly abbreviated to UC Davis or UCD is one of the ten University of California campuses. ... The University of California, Irvine is a public, coeducational university situated in suburban Irvine, California. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, generally known as UCLA, is a public university whose main campus is located in the affluent Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... University of California, Merced The University of California, Merced (UC Merced), located in the San Joaquin Valley at Merced, California, is the tenth University of California campus. ... The University of California, Riverside is a public, coeducational university situated in Riverside, California beside Box Springs Mountain. ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a coeducational public university located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC or UC Santa Cruz) is a coeducational public university located in Santa Cruz, California. ...

Peripheral enterprises

The University of California has a long tradition of involvement in many enterprises that are often geographically or organizationally separate from its general campuses, including national laboratories, observatories, hospitals, continuing education programs, hotels, conference centers, an airport, and an art institute.


National laboratories

This map shows the locations of the ten UC campuses and the national laboratories associated with UC. A third national laboratory associated with UC is in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
This map shows the locations of the ten UC campuses and the national laboratories associated with UC. A third national laboratory associated with UC is in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

The University of California directly manages and operates one United States Department of Energy National Laboratories: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2276x2823, 451 KB) Graphic showing the location of each of the 10 University of California campuses and their date of official independent campus status, as well as the three UC-managed national laboratories. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2276x2823, 451 KB) Graphic showing the location of each of the 10 University of California campuses and their date of official independent campus status, as well as the three UC-managed national laboratories. ... Los Alamos is an unincorporated townsite in Los Alamos County, New Mexico. ... The DOE is one of the biggest funders of science research in the US The United States Department of Energy National Laboratories are a system of federally funded research and development centers overseen by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) for the purpose of advancing science and helping promote...

UC is a limited partner in two separate private companies, that manage and operate two other Department of Energy national laboratory: The Berkeley Lab is perched on a hill overlooking the Berkeley central campus and San Francisco Bay. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California, in the United States. ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory, aerial view from 1995. ... Los Alamos is an unincorporated townsite in Los Alamos County, New Mexico. ... Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS LLC) is a private limited liability company formed by the University of California, Bechtel, BWX Technologies, and Washington Group International. ... Aerial view of the lab and surrounding area, facing NW. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), a limited liability consortium comprised of Bechtel National, the University of... Livermore is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. ...

Laboratory missions

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory conducts unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines with key efforts in fundamental studies of the universe; quantitative biology; nanoscience; new energy systems and environmental solutions; and the use of integrated computing as a tool for discovery.


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory uses advance science and technology to ensure that the US’s nuclear weapons remain safe, secure, and reliable. LLNL also has major research programs in supercomputing and predictive modeling, energy and environment, bioscience and biotechnology, basic science and applied technology, counter proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and homeland security. It is also home to the most powerful supercomputers in the world.


Los Alamos National Laboratory focuses most of its work on ensuring the safety and reliability of the US's nuclear weapons. Other work at LANL involves research programs into preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction and US national security, such as protection of the US homeland from terrorist attack.


The UC's ties to the three laboratories have occasionally sparked controversy and protest, because all three laboratories have been intimately linked with the development of nuclear weapons. During the World War II Manhattan Project, Lawrence Berkeley Lab developed the electromagnetic method for separation of uranium isotopes used to develop the first atomic bombs. The Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore labs have been involved in designing the nation's nuclear weapons from inception until the shift into stockpile stewardship after the close of the Cold War. The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter A nuclear weapon derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions of fusion or fission. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article is about the World War II nuclear project. ... A Peacekeeper missile warhead is subjected to a wall of fire to determine how its aging components would react if used today. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ...


Historically the two national laboratories in Berkeley and Livermore named after Ernest O. Lawrence, have had very close relationships on research projects, as well as sharing some business operations and staff. In fact, LLNL was not officially severed administratively from LBNL until the early 1970s. They also have much deeper ties to the university than the Los Alamos Lab, a fact seen in their respective original names; the University of California Berkeley Radiation Laboratory and the University of California Radiation Laboratory at Livermore. Ernest Orlando Lawrence (August 8, 1901 - August 27, 1958) was an American physicist and Nobel laureate best known for his invention of the cyclotron. ... Aerial view of the lab and surrounding area. ... The Berkeley Lab is perched on a hill overlooking the Berkeley central campus and San Francisco Bay. ...


UC distances itself from Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

The University of California's ties to the labs have so far outlasted all periods of internal controversy. However, in 2003, the U.S Department of Energy for the first time opened the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) contract for bidding by other vendors. UC entered into a partnership with Bechtel Corporation, BWXT, and the Washington Group International, and together they created a private company called Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS). The only other bidder on the LANL contract was a Lockheed-Martin Corporation created company that included among others; the University of Texas System. In December 2005, a seven-year contract to manage the laboratory was awarded to the Los Alamos National Security, LLC. Los Alamos National Laboratory, aerial view from 1995. ... Bechtel Corporation (Bechtel Group) is the largest civil engineering company in the world. ... BWX Technologies, Inc. ... Washington Group International provides integrated engineering, construction and management services to businesses and governments around the world. ... Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS LLC) is a limited liability company consisting of the University of California, Bechtel, BWX Technologies, and Washington Group International, which was awarded the 7-year management contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) by the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration... Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities and six are health institutions. ...


On June 1, 2006, the University of California ended its direct involvement in operating Los Alamos National Laboratory, and management control of the laboratory was taken over by Los Alamos National Security, LLC. Approximately 95% of the former 10,000 UC employees at LANL were rehired by LANS to continue working at LANL. Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS LLC) is a limited liability company consisting of the University of California, Bechtel, BWX Technologies, and Washington Group International, which was awarded the 7-year management contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) by the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration...


On October 1, 2007, the University of California ended its direct involvement in operating the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Management control of the laboratory was taken over by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, a limited liability company comprised of Bechtel National, UC, BWX Technologies, Washington Group International, Battelle Memorial Institute, and The Texas A&M University System.


Other than UC appointing three members to the two separate board of directors (each with eleven member) that oversee LANS and LLNS, UC now has virtually no responsibility or direct involvement in either LANL or LLNL. UC policies and regulations that apply to UC campuses and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California no longer apply to LANL and LLNL, and the LANL and LLNL Directors no longer report to the UC Regents or UC Office of the President.


Other national research centers

The University of California also works with the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Federal Airfield in California. In September 2003, a ten-year contract valued at more than $330 million was awarded to the UC to establish and operate a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) — the largest grant ever awarded the University. UC Santa Cruz manages the UARC for the University of California, with the goal of increasing the science output, safety, and effectiveness of NASA's missions through new technologies and scientific techniques. Since 2002, the NSF-funded San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego has been managed by the University of California, taking over for the previous manager, General Atomics. UCR hosts the University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States, an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to developing and coordinating a university-wide approach to Mexico-related studies.[25] Aerial View of Moffett Field and NASA Ames Research Center. ... Moffett Federal Airfield (IATA: NUQ, ICAO: KNUQ), also known as Moffett Field, is a private airport located 3 miles (5 km) north of Mountain View, in Santa Clara County, California, USA. The airport is near the south end of San Francisco Bay, north of San Jose. ... The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC or UC Santa Cruz) is a coeducational public university located in Santa Cruz, California. ... This article is about the American space agency. ... NSF is an abbreviation. ... The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... General Atomics is a nuclear physics and defense contractor headquartered in San Diego, California. ... The University of California, Riverside, commonly known as UCR or UC Riverside, is a public, coeducational university and one of ten campuses of the University of California. ...


Observatories

The University of California manages two observatories as a multi-campus research unit headquartered at its Santa Cruz campus. This article is about scientific observatories. ... For other uses, see Santa Cruz. ...

The Astronomy Department at the Berkeley campus manages the Hat Creek Radio Observatory in Shasta County. The Lick Observatory is an astronomical observatory, owned and operated by the University of California. ... Mount Hamilton is a mountain in Californias Diablo Range. ... The Diablo Range is a large group of mountain chains and ranges in western California. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... The Mauna Kea Observatory, an institute of the University of Hawaii, is considered one of the most important land-based observatories in the world for its isolated, unobstructed views of space without interference from man-made light sources. ... Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano in the Hawaiian Islands, one of five volcanic peaks that together form the island of Hawaii. ... State nickname: The Aloha State Other U.S. States Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Governor Linda Lingle Official languages Hawaiian and English Area 28,337 km² (43rd)  - Land 16,649 km²  - Water 11,672 km² (41. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California, in the United States. ... Constructing 85-foot dish The Hat Creek Radio Observatory (HCRO) is operated by the Radio Astronomy Laboratory (an Organized Research Unit of the Astronomy Department at the University of California, Berkeley). ... Shasta County is a county located in the northern portion of the U.S. state of California, in the Cascade Mountains. ...


Hospitals

The University of California has medical schools at Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, and San Francisco. UCSF is consistently ranked in the Top 10 nationwide, UCLA and UCSD in the Top 15, by U.S. News and World Report. The affiliated teaching hospitals are also highly regarded, with UCLA Medical Center ranked No. 1 on the West Coast by U.S. News and World Report. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution or part of such an institution that teaches medicine. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... UCLA Medical Center is a hospital located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


In the latter half of the 20th century, the UC hospitals became the core of full-fledged regional health systems; they were gradually supplemented by many outpatient clinics, offices, and institutes. In 1984, San Diego County sold its public hospital to UCSD and agreed to reimburse it for treating the indigent, so that UCSD is now also responsible for San Diego's public healthcare system. San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U.S. state of California, along its border with Mexico. ...


UC Extension

For over a century, the University has operated a continuing education program for working adults and professionals. At present, UC Extension enrolls over 500,000 students each year in over 17,000 courses. One of the reasons for its large size is that UC Extension is a dominant provider of Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Medical Education in California. Continuing Legal Education (commonly abbreviated as CLE) are requirements for attorneys in the United States to maintain their ability to practice law after initial admission to the bar. ... Continuing medical education (CME) is a form of continuing professional development (CPD) that consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a medical practitioner uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession [1]. The content...


UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

The University of California division of Agriculture and Natural Resources plays an important role in the State's agriculture industry, as mandated by the UC's legacy as a land-grant institution. In addition to conducting agriculture research, every county in the state has a field office with county farm advisors. The county offices also support 4-H programs and have nutrition, family and consumer sciences advisors who assist local government. Sign announcing 4-H membership on a ranch in Larimer County, Colorado. ...


UC Natural Reserve System

The NRS was established in January 1965 to provide UC faculty with large areas of land in which they could conduct long-term ecosystem research without having to worry about outside disturbances like tourists. Today, the NRS manages 35 reserves which together encompass more than 130,000 acres. The The University of California natural reserve system is the largest and most diverse set of university-owned and operated reserves in the world. ...


Travel and conference facilities

  • UCLA operates both its own on-campus hotel, the UCLA Guest House, and a lavish conference center at Lake Arrowhead. During the summer, the conference center hosts the Bruin Woods vacation programs for UCLA alumni and their families.
  • UC Berkeley's California Alumni Association operates travel excursions for alumni (and their families) under its "BearTreks" brand. BearTreks is unusual in that the tour guides are usually Berkeley professors. CAA also operates an exclusive resort in the Sierra Nevada, the Lair of the Golden Bear, also just for Cal alumni and their families.
  • The University Inn and Conference Center, located in downtown Santa Cruz, is owned and operated by UC Santa Cruz.
  • The UC system's Education Abroad program has two foreign campuses to support UC students: California House in London and La Casa de la Universidad de California in Mexico City. There is also a UC Washington Center in Washington, D.C.

For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ... Lake Arrowhead is a census-designated place (CDP) located in San Bernardino County, California. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Nickname: Motto: Capital en movimiento Location of Mexico City in south central Mexico Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...

University Airport

UC Davis operates the University Airport as a utility airport for air shuttle service in the contractual transportation of university employees and agricultural samples. University Airport (FAA LID: EDU) (formerly (FAA LID: 0O5)) is a public airport located two miles (3. ...


Other affiliated institutions

University of California, Hastings College of the Law is a premier, first-tier[1] law school located in downtown San Francisco, California. ... The University of Californias Kearney Research and Extension Center, the largest field station in the UC system, is an active extension facility dedicated to agricultural research. ...

See also

The California Community Colleges system consists of 109 community colleges in 72 community college districts in California. ... The California State University (CSU) is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California, the other two being the University of California system and the California Community College System. ... A __ B -- C -- D -- E __ F -- G -- H -- I __ J -- K -- L -- M __ N -- O -- P -- Q __ R -- S -- T -- U __ V -- W -- X -- Y __ Z The alphabetical listing is based on Christina DeMellos pages at http://www. ... The University of California Students Association (UCSA) is a coalition of students and student governments that aims to provide a collective voice for all students through advocacy and direct action. ... The California Master Plan for Higher Education of 1960 was developed by Clark Kerr, during the administration of Gov. ... The Innovative Vector Control Consortium is a consutium whos objectives are to fast track development of improved insecticides and other mosquito control methods. It is led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and includes Bayer-Cropscience, Colorado State University, University of California , London School of Hygiene and Tropical... The The University of California natural reserve system is the largest and most diverse set of university-owned and operated reserves in the world. ... The University of California Police Department (UCPD) is the police department for the campuses within the University of California system. ...

External links

History

  • Stadtman, Verne A. The University of California 1868-1968, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1970.
  • Stadtman, Verne A. A Centennial Publication of the University of California, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1970.

References

  1. ^ Annual Endowment Report 2005. University of California Office of the President. Accessed August 11, 2006.
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