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.
TB sanatorium

Scourge of the city

UCSF's battle with tuberculosis is woven into San Francisco’s history, from its early public health partnership with SF General Hospital to the research and training that have led to a global attack on the disease.
Joshua Bloom

Doctoral candidate wins American Book Award

Prize goes to Joshua Bloom and co-author Waldo Martin of UC Berkeley for 'Black Against Empire,' acclaimed history of the Black Panthers.
Kara Cooney

Egyptologist gives new life to female pharaoh

No usurper, Hatshepsut was just really good at her job, according to new biography.
Yosemite National Park

Berkeley and the making of Yosemite

Digital book brings to life the revered national park that's marking its 150th anniversary.
aerial view, El Zotz, Guatemala

Capturing ancient Maya sites from both a rat’s and a ‘bat’s' eye view’

Drones and lasers help archaeologists study ruins hidden in Guatemalan jungle.
Derek Boling and Tim Groeling

Archive unveils digitized speeches from turbulent Sixties

UCLA’s communication studies department has posted full speeches given on campus between 1962 and 1973, featuring major figures of the era such as Cesar Chavez, Lenny Bruce, Jane Fonda and Eldridge Cleaver.
Fig. 1 - animation

Into the archives of animation

Long before Pixar and today's CGI special effects extravaganzas, early animators of the silent era introduced new techniques into filmmaking.