History

Olympic athlete montage

Quiz: How well do you know your UC Olympians?

The Tokyo Summer Games marks 100 years of UC Olympic history! See how well you know our competitors past and present with this quiz.

Buddha statue

In the words of the Buddha

UC Santa Barbara joins forces with global 84000 project to translate entirety of the Tibetan Buddhist canon.

T. Rexes together, millions of years ago, illustration

How many T. rexes were there? Billions.

Paging your inner child: Paleontologists conclude 20,000 T. rexes roamed North America at any given time.

Two students work together on a whiteboard

UC San Diego approves new undergraduate degree in Black Diaspora and African American Studies

The new degree will not only enhance academic offerings but will foster collaborative study regarding the current experiences and histories of people of African descent.

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.

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.

Illustration of prehistoric woman hunting big game

Women were the early big-game hunters of America, research suggests

The findings are a challenge to the old hypothesis (and familiar image) of ‘man-the-hunter.’

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.

Mural of people helping someone on a stretcher

Discovering an icon in plain sight

A history grad student’s research leads to the discovery of Black nurse Biddy Mason in Depression-era murals.

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