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NEH grants support six Berkeley humanities projects

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The latest awards reflect the NEH's commitment to education initiatives, safeguarding cultural treasures and illuminating the history and values that define the nation's shared heritage

For aspiring triple major, classical piano is a way of life

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Christopher Richardson, a sophomore at UC Berkeley who is on the pre-med track, has been competing in classical piano competitions since he was 9 years old. It's when he feels most alive, and most connected to himself

Flutist and MacArthur fellow Claire Chase to perform in musical marathon

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Claire Chase talks about her to-be-livestreamed musical marathon as the "fullest, most fearless manifestation of the role of a performer."

Global film project elevates the ordinary

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 20:01:01 +0000

Hundreds of volunteers are responsible for the film project, aiming to foster empathy and promote crosscultural understanding

Post-war designs inspire student-produced chairs

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Contestants worked from one sheet of plywood in the 'Form Follows' chair design competition

Hewlett backs Berkeley projects for hip hop opera, ‘Dreamer’ composition

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:54:16 +0000

New works will explore the origins of the Internet and the immigrant experience, especially for those who came to America as children

Taruskin accepts Kyoto Prize in Japan

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

UC Berkeley emeritus professor of music is the first musicologist to be so honored

Moral injury explored in Veterans Day documentary at BAMPFA

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 19:00:27 +0000

Documentary follows two who served in Iraq on their long, healing trek from Wisconsin to California

Bancroft celebrates the Mexican fiesta

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 23:58:45 +0000

¡Viva la Fiesta! The party continues at the Bancroft Library through February 2018.

New technology meets ancient instruments in ‘Audible Numbers’

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Edmond Campion, chair of UC Berkeley's music department, composed the piece using software based on Pythagorean ratios

Student musicians learn from a master

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:31:00 +0000

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra members Kyle Ko and Hallie Jo Gist reflect on master class with Riccardo Muti: 'You could see everyone’s intense focus; you could feel it on the stage'

Students’ journey from incarceration to classrooms featured in premiered film

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A crowd turned out for the premiere of a film profiling formerly incarcerated students at Berkeley.

Sailing an ocean of challenges to stage Metamorphoses

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The latest show by UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, the play presented a slew of challenges, from how to create a heated, airtight pool to mimicking torrential rain

Taking a knee in Oakland, and other forms of resistance: 50 years of photos

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A panel discussion of 50 years of social movement photography was followed by more of the same over the weekend by one photojournalist

Student Oscars: Two nominations, one win for recent journalism school grads

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:10:43 +0000

Two recent grads of UC Berkeley's journalism school got nods for Student Academy Awards for stand-out documentary films.

Inside Rainbow Sign, a vibrant hub for black cultural arts

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:00:00 +0000

The legacy of the 1970s venue lives on in a digital archive created by students in an undergraduate seminar on the city of Berkeley's transformation in the late 1960s and 1970s

Fall brings a brimming arts cornucopia to campus

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:00:06 +0000

This semester at UC Berkeley is packed with a broad range of arts events with something for just about everyone

Alice Waters on free speech, acid and the making of a counterculture cook

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 21:28:41 +0000

One of UC Berkeley's best-known alumnae, who has just published a new memoir, will speak on campus Sept. 7 at the Free Speech Cafe

Robert Goldman wins World Sanskrit Award for 2017

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:00:34 +0000

He is recognized for his work on Sanskrit language and literature and for the completion -- under his direction -- of the seven-volume, 5,000-page translation and annotation of the monumental Sanskrit epic poem the Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki

Resistors on display: Fifty years of protest photos to open at North Gate

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:00:54 +0000

A new exhibit will feature photos of some of the Bay Area's most tumultuous and significant protests.