Arts

MIA art museum Berkeley

New center aims to nourish your empathy — with art

Dacher Keltner helps launch the art world’s first ‘empathy center,’ using the power of art to induce compassion.

UC Irvine Science of Acting

The new science of acting

Cognitive scientists are helping actors infuse characters with genuine memories, feelings and personalities.

Casablanca Bergman

We'll always have ‘Casablanca’

As the beloved film turns 75, a scholar reflects on its enduring relevance.

UC Santa Cruz telephone booth

Conversations I wish I had

Death is not a dirty word to alumna Morgan Brown, whose art projects take on mortality taboos.

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.

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