A screenshot from the Michelle Obama BET event featuring young Black people sitting at tables as part of the conversation.

Undergrad Aissata Ba talks future and finds inspiration with Michelle Obama

Ba took part in a special event featuring Michelle Obama that will air on BET on Jan. 17.

bell hooks portrait

Alumna bell hooks — celebrated feminist theorist, cultural critic, artist and writer — dies at 69

hooks was the author of over two dozen books, including the groundbreaking ‘Ain’t I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism’ and ‘Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood.’

A Latina seamstress at work

Eight films with UCLA ties among 25 named to the National Film Registry

The Librarian of Congress annually selects the United States’ most influential motion pictures for this honor.

Students protesting as part of the 1969 Third World Liberation Front strike at UC Berkeley

Racism isn’t rocket science — it’s more complicated

Understanding the history of America’s structurally racist roots can be just as nuanced as research done in a science lab, says Victoria Robinson, and worth celebrating as a way to bridge differences.

Justin Dunnavant scuba diving

Under sea and on land, archaeologist Justin Dunnavant is creating a more just future

The globe-trotting archeologist explores shipwrecks to study the relationship between ecology and the slave trade.

Aaron Jackson

The meaning of Veterans Day

U.S. Army veteran Aaron Jackson shares his perspective on how we can honor the service of our nation’s veterans and be a community worthy of their sacrifices.

Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji on the set of HBO show Insecure

TV shows with diverse writers rooms, casts resonated with pandemic audiences

UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report finds Latino actors, directors and writers still extremely underrepresented.

Young Black woman with eyes closed with purple, sparking cloud signifying brain activity visualization

How sexism hinders brain research

Neuroscientist Emily Jacobs will discuss the understudied topic of women’s brain health.

Large group of Latino protestors under a gradient

What’s the difference between Hispanic, Latino and Latinx?

On navigating identity, language and community from a scholarly and first-person perspective.

Small, diverse group of students walk across the UC Irvine campus

UC earns national award for diversity and inclusion efforts

The University of California was honored today (Sept. 20) with a 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.