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Happy Lunar New Year

Reflections on the holiday and its global celebrations from scholars at UC Irvine.

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Lessons from Dante in a time of COVID-19

Reflecting on the poem’s renewed relevance on the 700th anniversary of its completion.

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Just too cute, season two

The return of Baby Yoda reminds us of the power — and purpose — of cute aggression, a UC Riverside expert says.

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Diversity improves among TV actors, but executives still overwhelmingly white and male

The UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report: Part Two suggests the industry must do more to meet the moment.

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Meet UC’s 5 new MacArthur ‘genius’ award winners

Four UC alums and one faculty member will each receive a $625,000 unrestricted prize, or “genius grant,” as 2020 MacArthur fellows.

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Quiz: How much do you know about the Nobel Prize?

Not everyone can win a Nobel, but this is the next best thing. Prizes are announced starting Oct. 5.

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Hope in the time of dystopia

“The Handmaid's Tale” author Margaret Atwood offers wisdom, historical context and views on current events during an online lecture.

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In the line of fire

Alum Adam Lowdermilk was a successful musician, but the tragic 2018 Camp Fire prompted a leap into firefighting.

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Discovering an icon in plain sight

A history grad student’s research leads to the discovery of Black nurse Biddy Mason in Depression-era murals.

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Chess is taking over the online video game world — and both are changing from this unlikely pairing

Young, irreverent gamers on Twitch and the ancient world of chess are both transforming as their cultures collide.