Capitol Alert

Nonresident undergrads; Health disparities; Tech talk reaches Capitol

Students walk on the UCLA campus on Feb. 26, 2015.
Students walk on the UCLA campus on Feb. 26, 2015. The Associated Press

The University of California Board of Regents is meeting over the next two days to discuss a wide range of subjects, including the experience of nonresident undergraduates. Last year, UC pulled back the welcome mat for nonresident students with its first enrollment cap. The decision came in response to public outcry and political pressure to place limits on out-of-state and foreign students at its nine undergraduate campuses.

The board will meet at the UC San Francisco Mission Bay Conference Center starting at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow and Thursday. Discussion surrounding nonresident undergraduates will take place at 1:30 p.m. today in Fisher Banquet Room West.

BRIDGING THE HEALTH INFORMATION DIVIDE

Susana Ramirez, assistant professor of public health communication at UC Merced, will give a speech at noon today at UC Center Sacramento about ways to improve the access and quality of health information in the San Joaquin Valley. She will discuss how the current health care information environment contributes to health disparities.

TECH TALK

Legislative staff members will participate in a briefing at 10 a.m. from tech leaders. Among many things, they will discuss the impact private equity and hedge funds have on the state’s economy.

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