History

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The day California wine beat France

How two blind taste tests stunned the experts and changed the way the world drinks (and thinks about) wine.

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Digitizing Thomas Edison's record label

Recordings of Teddy Roosevelt and Morse code are among early audio experiments.

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How students helped end apartheid

A small gesture of solidarity by students led to a national movement with far-reaching impact.

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Frances McDormand headlines performance that sparks dialogue on sudden death

Thousands of years after its first performance, Sophocles’ ‘Ajax’ remains a source of catharsis, the UCSF community finds.

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‘A space of freedom’

A unique correspondence course brings study of the humanities to incarcerated adults.

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Saving the wild horses of the Channel Islands

Only 60 Santa Cruz Island horses remain. UC Davis researcher Amy McLean is working to keep the line alive.

Chang and Eng Bunker UC Santa Barbara

A singular story

A new book reveals the extraordinary history of famous conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker.

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Imagining a world without prisons

How activist icon Angela Davis continues to challenge us today.

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Once-mysterious ‘Atacama Skeleton’ illuminates genetics of bone disease

UCSF researchers sequence the genome of the ‘Atacama skeleton’ and discover new mutations.

UC's 150th

The University of California is born

The university began 150 years ago on a simple, but revolutionary idea: That college should be available to everyone.

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