UCLA's Judith Baca

Muralist's memorabilia heads to Smithsonian

National Museum of American History honors professor Judith Baca and the Great Wall of Los Angeles.

Is 'Interstellar’s' science so stellar?

Astrophysicist David Schlegel weighs in on Hollywood science and untapped concepts for future sci-fi flicks.
Young women eating Chinese takeout food (iStock)

Historian serves up the story of Chinese food in America

'Chop Suey, USA' explores how the popular ethnic cuisine altered our gastronomic landscape.
Joshua Bloom

Doctoral candidate wins American Book Award

Prize goes to Joshua Bloom and co-author Waldo Martin of UC Berkeley for 'Black Against Empire,' acclaimed history of the Black Panthers.

Honors for faculty, students

Riverside English professor is a finalist for the prestigious National Book Award in Poetry; Santa Cruz grad students' interactive fiction honored at IndieCade games festival.
Serpent still from "Frontera!" animated film

Film professor’s original animation debuts on PBS.org

Unconventional short film uses humor, hip hop and comic book-style animation to tell fascinating story of revolt in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
Murmuration art installation

High-tech 'visual poetry' breaks through boundaries of art

Professor Jennifer Steinkamp won a national award for her video installation "Murmuration."
Robert Heinlein

Sci-fi fan photographer leaves collection to UC Riverside

Jay Kay Klein gift includes thousands of author, fan photos and endowment to support Eaton Collection.
Cary Joji Fukunaka

Santa Cruz alum wins Emmy for ‘True Detective’

Cary Joji Fukunaga takes award for directing HBO drama.
D.B. Weiss and David Benioff

Crowning achievement

Once a struggling writer, alumnus David Benioff is now Hollywood royalty as the co-creator of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’