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.

The Moor's Account

UC Riverside author's book nominated for Man Booker Prize

“The Moor’s Account” by creative writing professor Laila Lalami, long-listed for prestigious international award.
'Inside Out'

Oh Joy! Berkeley consults on 'Inside Out' emotions

Emotion expert helps guide Pixar movie on uprooted tween's rush of feelings.
Juan Felipe Herrera

Juan Felipe Herrera named U.S. poet laureate

Former California poet laureate will embrace hope as a theme during his term.
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was not a plagiarist

Joseph Bristow delves into Wilde’s obsession with obscure poet Thomas Chatterton, deems 'notebook' his original work.
'City Life' mural

New guide aims to help keep New Deal’s legacy alive

UC Berkeley-based project is dedicated to documenting the vast treasury of public art, park trails, schools, civic buildings and more produced during 1933-1943.
Madison Scott and Blake Morris rehearse Macbeth

Get ready to be 'Shakespeared'

UCI Shakespeare Center aims to become the premier institution in California for the integrated production, study and enjoyment of the Bard's works.
David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay

True colors: Hollywood’s diversity dilemma

The country has never been so diverse — but not so in Hollywood. The numbers of nonwhite and female actors and others in the entertainment industry remain distressingly low.