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.

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Famed writer mandated that his autobiography remain unpublished for a century after his death.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

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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.

Janet Napolitano

President Napolitano to interview Salk biographer

Commonwealth Club event Aug. 19 features Napolitano in conversation with Dr. Charlotte Jacobs, author of "Jonas Salk: A Life."

ucla jazz students

UCLA moves to establish independent Herb Alpert School of Music

If approved, it would be first stand-alone music school in the UC system.

Game of Thrones

'Game of Thrones,' a class unto itself

UC Berkeley summer session course explores what show may be saying about democracy, climate change and corruption of the American Dream.