Map of slave trade voyages with geographic labels

UC Santa Cruz joins new consortium to ensure future of SlaveVoyages database

Three UC campuses will help grow a repository that Henry Louis Gates Jr. has called one of the most significant research projects in the history of slavery.

César Chávez

Historical photographs of César Chávez available through UC Merced library

The UC Merced Library holds intimate portraits of labor leader, community organizer, businessman and Latino American civil rights activist César Chávez.

Kids watching TV

What are kids actually learning from popular TV?

A 50-year survey shows the values kids learn have changed from decade to decade, often reflecting shifts in the broader culture.

Jeffrey MacKie-Mason

UC’s deal with Elsevier: What it took, what it means, why it matters

UC Berkeley librarian Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, co-chair of UC’s publisher negotiation team, explains the significance of this step for open access.

Lunar New Year ox animation

Happy Lunar New Year

Reflections on the holiday and its global celebrations from scholars at UC Irvine.

Domenico di Michelino Dante Divine Comedy Painting Duomo Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore Church Florence Italy. Painting created 1465

Lessons from Dante in a time of COVID-19

Reflecting on the poem’s renewed relevance on the 700th anniversary of its completion.

Baby yoda figurine

Just too cute, season two

The return of Baby Yoda reminds us of the power — and purpose — of cute aggression, a UC Riverside expert says.

A scene from the TV series 'When They See Us'

Diversity improves among TV actors, but executives still overwhelmingly white and male

The UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report: Part Two suggests the industry must do more to meet the moment.

Fred Moten

Meet UC’s 5 new MacArthur ‘genius’ award winners

Four UC alums and one faculty member will each receive a $625,000 unrestricted prize, or “genius grant,” as 2020 MacArthur fellows.

Margaret Atwood and Kate Schatz on Zoom

Hope in the time of dystopia

“The Handmaid's Tale” author Margaret Atwood offers wisdom, historical context and views on current events during an online lecture.