University of California News

Jury Awards $730,000 Verdict to UC Davis ‘Whistleblower’

A jury has awarded a $730,000 verdict to a whistleblower who reported on an unethical pain management study on prison inmates by researchers at the University of California, Davis. Janet Keyzer, a former UC Davis administrative nurse, claimed in a …

University of California and Former Surgical Director Settle For $10M

The University of California has agreed to pay $10 million to a former surgical chairman who says he was the victim of retaliation after pointing out conflicts of interest at UCLA’s medical school. The Los Angeles Times reported UC regents …

U. of California Sues Facebook, Wal-Mart, Disney Over Patents

A University of California patent licensee which has sued some of the biggest U.S. companies is taking on three more — Facebook Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the Walt Disney Co. Eolas Technologies Inc. and the Regents of the University …

UC, FBI Reach Settlement in Berkeley Raid Suit

The FBI and University of California have agreed to pay $100,000 and destroy computer files to settle a lawsuit stemming from a raid on the offices of two groups in Berkeley. Long Haul Inc. and East Bay Prisoner Support were …

UC System Bans Smoking, Chewing Of Tobacco

The University of California is banning smoking and the chewing of tobacco on all of its 10 campuses. UC President Mark Yudof announced the ban to campus chancellors this week. It will go into effect in 2014. The San Jose …

$6M Awarded for West Coast Quake Early Warning Research

Scientists studying earthquake early warning in the United States have received a financial boost. A foundation this week awarded $6 million in seed money to the University of California, Berkeley, California Institute of Technology and the University of Washington in …