Oscar nominees

No surprise that #OscarsSoWhite is trending again

Lack of diversity in Academy Award nominations is a pattern, say researchers at UCLA's Bunche Center, which tracks the entertainment industry.

Goodbye jobs, hello ‘gigs': Nunberg’s Word of the Year

The word that's re-emerged with the decline of the traditional American job.

Taiko drumming

Music professor tapped for National Council on the Humanities

President Obama will nominate UC Riverside's Deborah Wong for the National Council on the Humanities.

Santa vs. super heroes

Santa vs. superheroes

UC Irvine physics professor compares St. Nick’s powers to those of traditional caped crusaders.

One professor’s top holiday movies

One professor’s top holiday movies

UC Riverside media and cultural studies professor Derek Burrill offers his favorites. Warning: Not all these films are reindeer approved.

UC Merced quad

‘My Merced’ captures UC Merced’s spirit in song

Award-winning composer Jimmy Dunne composes campus’ official alma mater.

Final volume of Mark Twain’s autobiography now on shelves

Famed writer mandated that his autobiography remain unpublished for a century after his death.

Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera is a voice for the people

U.S. poet laureate — a UCLA alumnus and UC Riverside professor emeritus — has been called an 'American original.'

drought help save water

UC Merced humanities center aims to bring depth to water issues

Research center's interdiscipolinary projects will focus on water for the next two years.

The Science Behind Hollywood Explosions

The science behind Hollywood explosions

Nobody blows things up like Hollywood. Now, with the help of a tool called Wavelet Turbulence, filmmakers can generate realistic swirling smoke and fiery explosions that are more detailed, easier to control and faster to create.