ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 7, 2024) — After days of heavy rainfall in California, a powerful atmospheric river continues to make its way through the state and head eastward. Record rainfall totals as high as 10 inches or more have brought…
Irvine, Calif., Sept. 25, 2023 — Wildfires in California, exacerbated by human-driven climate change, are getting more severe. To better manage them, there’s a growing need to know exactly what fuels the blazes after they ignite.
Irvine, Calif., Sept. 14, 2023 — The State of California, through the University of California Office of Research and Innovation, has granted $1 million to the University of California, Irvine for the establishment of a broad, collaborative initiative to accelerate the growth of companies focused on climate goals.
For the first time, researchers have estimated the Spotted Owl population across the entire Sierra Nevada ecosystem.
In the quarter century between 1996 and 2020, wildfires in California consumed five times more area than they did from 1971 to 1995. Researchers at the University of California and other international institutions have concluded that nearly all of the increase in scorched terrain can be blamed on human-caused climate change.
A new report co-authored by George Peridas of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Benjamin Grove of the Clean Air Task Force examines the economic viability of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in California and finds that several classes of projects are viable today.
Eleven California State Universities were recently awarded a combined $35 million to increase the state’s supply of staff trained to provide behavioral health care.
Irvine, Calif., Feb. 9, 2023 — Increasing underrepresented students’ access to careers in medicine is the focus of a new interdisciplinary, pre-health professional development program at the University of California, Irvine. A five-year, $3.6 million grant from the California Department of Health Care Access and Information will support UC PRIME Pre-Health Pathways, a resource for undergraduates from underserved communities who are interested in pursuing careers in healthcare.
University of Delaware professor Ivan Sun can comment on the recent mass shootings in California, including the Jan. 21 attack that took the lives of 11 people and left Asian American communities reeling just as they were celebrating the start of the Lunar…
Newswise — ALBANY, N.Y. – A series of strong storm systems known as “atmospheric rivers” have dumped massive amounts of rain and snow on California since late December, producing deadly flooding, mudslides, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. California officials reported on…
UC Davis Health Psychiatrist Amy Barnhorst explains how red flag laws work and how ordinary people can utilize them if they are concerned someone is at risk of harming themselves and others with a gun.
Researchers have pioneered the use of a tool that can track the loss of groundwater in California’s Central Valley by measuring how much the Earth is sinking.
Innovative battery material originally discovered by the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research enables the successful trajectory of California-based Blue Current.
As part of its first initiative, the Global Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Equity Innovation Hub (EIH) at California State University, Northridge recently awarded the first round of CSU HSI Community Grants. Nearly $2 million will be awarded to 17 finalists to support their efforts to inspire the next generation of creators and innovators to pursue high-demand careers in STEM and the creative and tech industries.
UC San Diego Alpha Stem Cell Clinic awarded $8M to expand clinical trials of novel stem cell therapies. The CIRM award will advance partnerships between academic and industry experts in San Diego to expedite clinical trials for patients with difficult-to-treat diseases.
CSU Dominguez Hills Assistant Professor of Political Science Chris Hallenbrook can discuss who will control Congress after the November 8 General Election, Propositions 26 and 27 (sports gambling), and Measure A, which would allow the L.A. County Board of Supervisors…
California State University, Los Angeles Presidential Search Committee to Hold Open Forum
October 9th kicked off the National Fire Protection Association’s 100th annual Fire Prevention Week. This year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” aims to raise awareness around how individuals can keep themselves safe in the event of a fire. In time for this long-running observance, we looked at ways the CSU is working to protect its students, faculty, staff and community in the midst of fires.
All 23 California State Universities (CSU) will start accepting applications for admission to the fall 2023 term on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Students can apply for admission to any CSU through the Cal State Apply systemwide portal at calstate.edu/apply. The priority application period closes on November 30, 2022.
This third installment in the five-part series focuses on how CSU campuses are eliminating administrative barriers to graduation, efforts that are closely tied to the other priorities, especially reenrollment efforts and summer credit opportunities.
Join us as we track down CSU alumni who went from promising to prosperous.
The California State University (CSU) has appointed Ed Clark, Ed.D., to serve as Chief Information Officer. Dr. Clark currently serves as the Vice President for Innovation and Technology Services, CIO and Chief Digital Officer at the University of St. Thomas, the largest private college in Minnesota.
“The polytechnic designation defines what we’ve been doing here in Humboldt for years for prospective students, their families and for employers.”
–Jenn Capps, Ph.D., Cal Poly Humboldt Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Arizona State University has an extensive roster of water policy, agriculture, climate and hydrology experts who can provide insight on the forthcoming Colorado River water cuts to be announced by the Federal Bureau of Reclamation around August 15. Expert profiles,…
The State of California is banking on its forests to help reduce planet-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But that element of the state’s climate-change solution arsenal may be in jeopardy, as new research from the University of California, Irvine reports that trees in California’s mountain ranges and open spaces are dying from wildfires and other pressures – and fewer new trees are filling the void.
Vanya Quiñones Appointed President of California State University, Monterey Bay
Seven CSU campuses received funding through the state’s K-16 Education Collaboratives Grant Program to eliminate equity gaps in higher education and workforce participation.
UCLA Fielding School project shows health effects of extreme heat across California at the community level; tool shows which communities are at greatest risk of harm during extreme heat days.
A research team led by Caltech spent nearly 20 years determining X-ray structures, one by one, to create a map of the nuclear pore complex, one of the largest and most complex pieces of cellular machinery.
A new study from the Violence Prevention Research Program shows that California’s “red flag” law was utilized for 58 threatened mass shootings during the first three years after it was implemented. The majority of GVROs (96.5%) were filed by law enforcement officers to prevent threatened violence.
The 36th Annual CSU Student Research Competition showcased the CSU’s innovative scholars.
With wildfires becoming stronger and more frequent, there is a need to predict when and how the next wildfire might occur. By examining statistical data of California’s wildfires dating back more than 60 years, Michael Mann, an associate professor of…
Increased temperatures during an historic drought in California contributed to the death of large numbers of giant pine trees speeding up the life cycle of a tree-killing beetle.
Michael Méndez, assistant professor of urban planning & public policy at the University of California, Irvine, will moderate a press conference on California’s approach to integrating environmental justice into climate solutions at 1:15 p.m. GMT on Monday, Nov. 8, at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference being held in Glasgow, Scotland.
Benefits positive but impacted by management, environment
The CSU’s commitment to student success extends to all students, especially those who serve or have served our country. Approximately 7,500 servicemembers and veterans are currently enrolled at the CSU, and more than 11,000 dependents of servicemembers and veterans.
The 7th annual South Bay Economic Forecast conference at CSU Dominguez Hills explored the economic outlook for the South Bay region, the state of California, and the nation.
Graduation Rates for All CSU Students Continue to Climb with Graduation Initiative 2025
For the past half century, the University of California, Irvine has been home to some of the world’s leading experts on the environment, energy, oceans and atmosphere in the Golden State. To share their stories, UCI today is launching a web special report, “California’s Climate Crisis.”
UCLA-led research finds ozone exposure contributes to the development of Type 2 diabetes; team examining Californians’ health finds pattern holds true, particularly among those with higher levels of leisure-time outdoor physical activity
Release of the 2021 State Latino GDP Report: California
A new $13.3 million contract from the National Institutes of Health’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics initiative, or RADx, will enable the UCLA SwabSeq lab to expand its capacity to process thousands of COVID-19 tests a day.
Three CSU alumni-teachers reflect on their journey to the classroom, virtual learning and what it means to be an educator.
The California State University (CSU) will honor 23 students, one from each CSU campus, who have been selected to receive the 2021 Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The students will be acknowledged for their talent, determination and drive during a ceremony as part of the CSU Board of Trustees virtual meeting to be held on Tuesday, September 14.
A research team including Vrinda Kadiyali of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, explored a path less traveled in the minimum wage debate – the potential positive impact on customer service and found that many consumers preferred service after the minimum wage increased.
With California state vaccination rates slowing, and guidelines on mask wearing and social gatherings changing, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR) has released new data from the 2021 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) that sheds light on Californians’ views on getting the vaccine and following suggested safety protocols.
Researchers say that government, public health agencies, and the public generally need to understand the mental health impacts of wildfire smoke as the world enters a time in which wildfire smoke events are prolonged events.
Researchers from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health have found the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic has consistently hit Latino Californians with case rates roughly three times that of whites in all age groups.
Learn how campuses across the CSU continue to lead efforts in wildfire research, management and workforce preparation across multiple disciplines.
As triple-digit temperatures scorch millions in California and the Desert West, stoking wildfires and exacerbating drought conditions, Johns Hopkins experts can discuss the environmental and health impacts of the heat wave, and how officials can better prepare for the rest…