Kara Cooney at a desk with an open book

The parallels of female power in ancient Egypt and modern times

In her latest book, Kara Cooney notes how a ruler’s gender matters far less than whose agendas are served.

Jeff Mackie Mason UC Berkeley

Why UC split with publishing giant Elsevier

Universal open access to UC research and contained costs were important, unmet goals.

A tree, a camera and William Shakespeare

4 reasons the future will rely on humanities majors

As new technological and scientific advancements are made, humanists are needed at every turn.

Patricia Cardoso

‘Real Women Have Curves’ director joins UC Riverside faculty

‘I think I just fell in love with the school and the people here,’ says Colombian-born Patricia Cardoso on stepping out from behind the camera.

Young Creators and Visionaries Collaborative

Young, gifted and black: The next generation of artists and entrepreneurs

This Black History Month, we are tuning into visions of the future from our current students and recent alums.

Woman reading book with cocoa

Famous UC writers on their favorite books

UC’s leading literary lights give us ideas for a holiday read.

Gonzo Hunter S. Thompson

UC Santa Cruz receives significant Hunter S. Thompson collection

An 800-volume collection has been donated to Special Collections Archives at UC Santa Cruz.

Carrie Mae Weems holds a notepad

How to develop your profound voice

Acclaimed artist and alum Carrie Mae Weems ’84 delivers a ‘great challenge’ to students across campus.

Lisa Ranran Hu

Sophomore named to Teen Vogue’s ‘21 Under 21’ for trailblazing film about gender identity

Lisa Ranran Hu’s movie, “Escape,” has challenged the status quo in her home country of China.

Alan Castel reads his book

How to stay healthy and happy through the decades

UCLA’s Alan Castel explains the psychology of successful aging in his new book, “Better with Age.”