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No Room of One's Own
April 21, 2020
Early journal submission data suggest COVID-19 is tanking women's research productivity.

Racists Can Be Nice — But Dangerous
April 20, 2020
I have a hypothesis about bigotry. My colleagues in the civil rights movement might not like it. I share this conjecture, because I believe it should influence our advocacy against discrimination. My commitment remains the same, but my strategy has changed.

May and Tull Defend Diversity-Contribution Statements
December 26, 2019
Chancellor Gary S. May and Vice Chancellor Renetta Garrison Tull wrote the following response to an opinion column published Dec. 20 by The Wall Street Journal, “The University’s New Loyalty Oath,” by Professor Abigail Thompson. The Wall Street Journal published an abbreviated version of this response today (Dec. 26).

Bias Response Teams
December 20, 2019
Welcome to Speech Spotlight, a new initiative of the University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. This initiative is intended to help members of higher education communities gain new insights into speech and civic engagement-related issues on university and college campuses.

Men, Women and Research ‘Self-Promotion’
December 17, 2019
Men frame their research findings more positively than do women, finds a new study. Why does that matter, and how should science respond?

California’s ‘CROWN’ Act Follows Years of Academic Research
July 10, 2019
As the nation celebrated The Fourth of July earlier this month, one state granted independence to its Black citizens who wear natural hairstyles such as Afros, braids, cornrows and dreads in the workplace and public schools.

The ‘Worst Semester on Record’ for White Supremacist Propaganda
July 9, 2019
White supremacist propaganda continues to be a growing problem in higher education, with more incidents occurring on college campuses in spring 2019 than in any previous semester, according to a new report by ADL.

Slow Going on Faculty Diversity
July 2, 2019
Study finds colleges have made little progress on faculty diversity, particularly at research-intensive universities, despite more conversations about race and inclusion.

University of California responds to executive order on free speech
March 21, 2019
University of California President Janet Napolitano issued the following statement today on the White House’s executive order tying free speech protections to federal funding for colleges and universities nationwide:

Chancellor’s Statement on the New Zealand attack on the Muslim Community
March 15, 2019
Last night many of us watched the prime minister’s press conference and learned of the violent attack on the Muslim community in New Zealand that took the lives of 49 people and left dozens injured.