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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.

Hamilton soundtrack gets new students On the Same Page

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The hit Broadway show is bringing together incoming students as the heart of this year’s On the Same Page program at UC Berkeley

Visualize this: Project shows U.S. magazine evolution

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will help uncover a wealth of information about historically significant American magazines.

Exhibit opens: Migrants riding La Bestia up through Mexico

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Center for Latin American Studies showcases art depicting the dangerous train carrying Central Americans north toward the U.S.

Prestigious fellowships for 11

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:28:15 +0000

Arms sales, Mexican startups and a refugee camp on an Italian movie studio lot are among the topics being explored by Berkeley scholars receiving 2017 honors from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Music professor wins prestigious Kyoto Prize

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:36:53 +0000

Richard Taruskin is lauded for a lifetime of contributions to musicology

When new poet laureate read at Lunch Poems

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:44:13 +0000

Watch Tracy K. Smith, the new U.S. poet laureate, read her work at Berkeley’s noontime poetry reading series Lunch Poems. She follows in the footsteps of Berkeley professor Robert Hass — who ran the series and was also poet laureate from 1995 to 1997.

Pianist found his path at Berkeley, returns to lead Ojai music fest

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

When Vijay Iyer came to UC Berkeley in the early 1990s, he didn’t know he would go on to become what the New Yorker referred to as 'the most lauded piano player in jazz'

Walls, spies, East Berlin and the California Book Award

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:30:18 +0000

Professor Anne Nesbet tapped into her experiences behind the Iron Curtain almost 30 ago to write a novel for young readers that she says offers real life parallels as well as an entertaining story

Poet, author and former Jewish studies instructor Chana Bloch dies

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:27:18 +0000

Colleagues across the UC Berkeley campus mourn the loss of poet and scholar

Botanical Garden hosts giant bird’s nest built with natural fiber, digital tools

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Graduate students in architecture work with associate professor M. Paz Gutierrez aim big as they begin to unravel the elaborate construction secrets of the weaver bird