Young Creators and Visionaries Collaborative

Young, gifted and black: The next generation of artists and entrepreneurs

This Black History Month, we are tuning into visions of the future from our current students and recent alums.

Woman reading book with cocoa

Famous UC writers on their favorite books

UC’s leading literary lights give us ideas for a holiday read.

Gonzo Hunter S. Thompson

UC Santa Cruz receives significant Hunter S. Thompson collection

An 800-volume collection has been donated to Special Collections Archives at UC Santa Cruz.

Carrie Mae Weems holds a notepad

How to develop your profound voice

Acclaimed artist and alum Carrie Mae Weems ’84 delivers a ‘great challenge’ to students across campus.

Lisa Ranran Hu

Sophomore named to Teen Vogue’s ‘21 Under 21’ for trailblazing film about gender identity

Lisa Ranran Hu’s movie, “Escape,” has challenged the status quo in her home country of China.

Alan Castel reads his book

How to stay healthy and happy through the decades

UCLA’s Alan Castel explains the psychology of successful aging in his new book, “Better with Age.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg in SCOTUS robe

Ruth is Truth

The first full-life biography of pioneering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hits the shelves.

UC Santa Barbara Frankenstein

A monster for our times

Mary Shelley breathed life into Frankenstein more than 200 years ago, and her classic novel only grows more relevant.

Marlen Ríos-Hernández sits on stairs

A Ph.D. in punk? Only at UC Riverside

Doctoral candidate Marlen Ríos-Hernández takes a scholarly approach to the mosh pit.

A Hard Day's Night poster featuring the Beatles

New course on the Beatles comes together

Award-winning filmmaker will teach the band’s story through film, video and interviews with music industry executives.