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University of California, Striking Workers Unions Reach Tentative Deal
The agreement, which is not yet ratified, would increase academic workers’ salaries, but some call for an ongoing strike as the raises are less than desired.
University of California, Striking Workers Unions Reach Tentative Deal
University of California, Striking Workers Unions Reach Tentative Deal

The agreement, which is not yet ratified, would increase academic workers’ salaries, but some call for an ongoing strike as the raises are less than desired.

The agreement, which is not yet ratified, would increase academic workers’ salaries, but some call for an ongoing strike as the raises are less than desired.

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Up to 48,000 University of California Academic Workers Go on Strike
Catherine Offord | Nov 14, 2022 | 3 min read
Union-represented workers are walking out for an indefinite period of time after negotiations over their compensation and other issues stalled.
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Plant Biologist Jane Silverthorne Dies at 69
Katherine Irving | Nov 8, 2022 | 2 min read
Silverthorne shaped the development of many NSF programs driving innovation in plant biology and agriculture. 
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Severe Drought, Heat Upended Research This Summer
Dan Robitzski | Oct 13, 2022 | 8 min read
Researchers scramble to adapt as bouts of severe heat and aridity increasingly become the norm.
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Probable Chlorine Exposure Kills 21,000 Fish at UC Davis
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2022 | 2 min read
Threatened and endangered species were among the dead, likely poisoned overnight by a chlorination system used to decontaminate the animals’ tank water.
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CRISPR Patent Ruling Favors Broad Institute
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2022 | 3 min read
The US Patent and Trademark Office has once again decided that the institute has priority over the University of California and collaborators regarding intellectual property rights for CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in eukaryotes. But the fight over the technique isn’t over.
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University of California and Elsevier Forge Open-Access Deal
Diana Kwon | Mar 18, 2021 | 4 min read
The agreement comes two years after the university system cut ties with the publisher after failing to come to an agreement.
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Field Research Sites Damaged as Fires Ravage West Coast
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2020 | 3 min read
Flames and smoke have killed dozens of people over the past month and burned hundreds of thousands of acres, causing massive disruptions.
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Marine Biologist John Pearse Dies
Shawna Williams | Aug 18, 2020 | 2 min read
The retired University of California, Santa Cruz, professor was known for his work on invertebrate reproduction, kelp ecology, and Antarctic marine life.
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Springer Nature and UC Strike Largest Open-Access Deal in US
Diana Kwon | Jun 16, 2020 | 4 min read
The agreement will include approximately 2,700 journals as well as plans to transition Nature journals to open access for the University of California system.
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Catherine Offord | May 13, 2020 | 2 min read
The public university system in California joins a number of colleges planning a virtual semester to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.
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Bay Area Researchers Close Labs Under New Restrictions
The Scientist Staff | Mar 17, 2020 | 4 min read
Under an area-wide “shelter in place” order, scientists at some of the world’s leading universities scramble to continue working while confined to their homes.
UC Santa Cruz Fires Graduate Students Taking Part in Strike
Catherine Offord | Mar 2, 2020 | 2 min read
The university sent dismissal letters to 54 teaching assistants who have been engaged in a months-long dispute over pay.
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Massive Philanthropic Infusions Announced for US Universities
Shawna Williams | Dec 3, 2019 | 2 min read
A total of more than $1 billion will go to institutions including the Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, and branches of the University of California.
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UCSD Eye Doctor Resigns After Investigation into Ties with China
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 23, 2019 | 4 min read
The FDA and the university have audited Kang Zhang for breaches in bioethics and a failure to follow research protocols.
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UC Faculty Protest Elsevier by Suspending Work for Cell Press
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2019 | 2 min read
More than 30 professors will no longer serve on editorial boards of the journals unless Elsevier and the University of California can reach a contract.
University of California Loses Access to New Content in Elsevier Journals
Diana Kwon | Jul 12, 2019 | 2 min read
The university and the publisher have been trying to forge a new licensing agreement for the last year.
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USC Apologizes for Taking Over UCSD’s Alzheimer’s Program
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 3, 2019 | 2 min read
The University of Southern California reaches a settlement with the University of California, San Diego, over snatching staff, data, and funding in 2015.
Infant Monkeys Died in Accidental Poisoning at UC Davis Lab
Catherine Offord | Jun 18, 2019 | 2 min read
The seven primates came into contact with a dye that was used on their mothers, documents reveal.
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Academic Researchers at the University of California Form a Union
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 5, 2019 | 2 min read
The university drops its objections and comes to an agreement on who can be included in Academic Researchers United.
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