High-tech project will restore recorded Native American voices

Cutting-edge optical scanning technique developed by the Berkeley Lab promises to revitalize these old, fragile recordings. 

Screen shot, 'Of Kings and Prophets'

ABC picks up TV series developed by Riverside scholars

Reza Aslan is executive producer of Biblical production 'Of Kings and Prophets'; Robin Russin is script consultant.
Ivan Berend

Professor who taught history — and lived it — retires

Liberated from Dachau in 1945, Ivan Berend went on to become a key figure in Hungary’s transition from communism.
wax cylinder (early audio recording)

Speaking in the vernacular

Library of Congress adds Vernacular Wax Cylinder Recordings collection to the National Recording Registry.
Urkesh palace

Exhibition in war-torn Syria celebrates UCLA archaeological discovery

While war rages in Syria, that country's people can still experience the culture and history of the region’s Mesopotamian roots through an exhibit made possible by a Kurdish nonprofit organization and UCLA archaeologist Giorgio Buccellati.

Lunar New Year origins, customs explained

UC Irvine expert explains the history behind celebrations of the Asian holiday.
UCLA alumni Rabbi Philip Posner, Robert Farrell, Helen Singleton and Robert Singleton

A salute to UCLA Freedom Riders and their history-making journey

Sixteen civil rights activists — all UCLA alumni — challenged segregation in the South in 1961 as Freedom Riders.
Eric Ederer plays the oud

Echoes of the Ottoman Empire

UC Santa Barbara Library acquires a sizable collection of classical Turkish music recorded from the early to mid-20th century.
Kathryn Morgan

Exploiting sports triumphs for political gain a classic tale, scholar demonstrates

Victories at chariot races brought ambitious ruler fame in fifth century B.C.
UCSC sign

UC Santa Cruz turns 50 — a bold experiment realized

Campus begins yearlong celebration of its trailblazing history and groundbreaking impact on the world.