UCLA writer's room

Lack of black TV showrunners, writers continues to perpetuate stereotypes

Ninety percent of showrunners are white and two-thirds of all TV shows lack even one black writer, Darnell Hunt finds.

UC Berkeley dune

How American cities can make sci-fi a reality

David Sedlak finds a solution to our water woes in "Dune."

dance your Ph.D. UC

Dance your Ph.D.

Using aerial dance to explain her research, Nancy Scherich wins a Science magazine competition.

John Lithgow UC San Diego

John Lithgow: An actor’s lessons

The Emmy award-winner shares encouragement and experience with an MFA class.

Get Out UCLA

‘Get Out’-inspired class gets students to dig into portrayals of race and fear

Jordan Peele stops by lecturer Tananarive Due's course on how depictions of blackness have shaped real-life prejudice.

UC San Diego Stefan Savage

Meet UC’s 2017 MacArthur award ‘geniuses’

Four alums and one professor earn prestigious fellowships to continue their creative work.

head shake

Animations that are true to life

Animated films are about to take a leap forward, thanks to math.

UC Santa Cruz daydreaming

The link between dreaming and mind-wandering

What are dreams? "An accidental byproduct of our waking cognitive abilities," a new book says.

UC Merced whale

Human speech, jazz and whale song

Three wildly different samples show how much forms of communication have in common.

food podcast UC Berkeley

New podcast explores people, places behind the food we eat

The Berkeley Food Institute explores the network of people and places behind what we eat in a new series.

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