Experience the creative accomplishments and original research of Berkeley’s talented students in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literature, Film, Media, and Design.

Dothraki developer, invented-language leader to teach summer class

Back in 2001, Andrew Garrett, now UC Berkeley’s linguistics department chair, had a promising student by the name of David J. Peterson in his undergraduate historical linguistics class.

In a time when the fertility business in the U.S. is booming and so much is possible — artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF), surrogacy, and potentially, bioengineering of embryos — there are few, if any, laws that protect the children from these less traditional origins.

Welcome to the New Arts + Design Initiative Website

Welcome to the new Arts + Design Initiative Website


“Well, Berkeley isn’t exactly known for being an artistic university.”

Thomas Peele, a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, is among East Bay Times staffers honored today with a Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news category for their reporting on Oakland’s deadly Ghost Ship warehouse party fire.

ATTENTION: Reporters covering race relations, law and social justice, American history, black history, Black Lives Matter

From a border wall to a big, beautiful bridge

Imagine a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico not as a barrier, but as a piece of architecture that brings people together. That’s what architect Ronald Rael does in his new book, Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary.

Google Digital Media Travel Fellows Named

Three J-School students--Paayal Zaveri, Christian Stork, and Peter Bittner--are recipients of Google Digital Media Travel Fellowships.

From politics and poetry to food and gender, upcoming lectures and readings at Berkeley will delve into some of the most vital cultural topics and issues facing the nation and the world. Among the many choices, here are 10 highlights for the spring semester.

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced awards to support UC Berkeley research on American slavery, rehousing of classical artifacts and translating Mayan and Egyptian hieroglyphs and other scripts into an international character-encoding standard.

Recipients are: