Three Berkeley alums win MacArthur ‘genius’ awards

Three alumni of UC Berkeley are among the 24 amazing Americans revealed today as winners of the coveted MacArthur “genius” award.

Arts + Design Communications Chronicle

What a dramatic beginning to the new academic year! I joined the Arts + Design Office as its first communications manager in the Spring of 2017.

Student Opportunities: October 2017 List

October 2017 

This is an informal list of opportunities offered in the Arts + Design units on campus and in similar fields off campus that is assembled each month. This list is not comprehensive, nor is it updated when a position is filled. If you are interested in an opportunity, verify that it is still available before applying.

Journalist Franklin Foer was ousted as the head of The New Republic when a Facebook co-founder bought the magazine and shifted the focus away from longform journalism. Foer says this is just one of many changes that signal a seismic shift to a media focused on “clickbait” and web traffic.

Inside Rainbow Sign, a vibrant hub for black cultural arts

From the outside, Rainbow Sign didn’t look like much. Housed in a modest building — previously a mortuary — it sat on the corner of Grove (now MLK Jr. Way) and Derby in Berkeley, a quiet, beige house with a tasteful, arched doorway.

Fall brings a brimming arts cornucopia to campus

Fall at UC Berkeley always arrives with an air of anticipation and this year follows suit, with an exhilarating lineup of events ranging from readings by award-winning poets, a student art exhibition on authority, chats with cartoonists, an adaptation of a classical play complete with a cloud structure and the holiday favorite, The Hard Nut.

Performing Strangers: Revisioning the Political Divide

Longtime UC Berkeley sociology professor Arlie Russell Hochschild has centered her work on understanding how those in the majority culture discuss and perceive minority groups.

Robert Goldman wins World Sanskrit Award for 2017

Renowned Sanskrit scholar Robert P.

Alice Waters was reluctant.

Visualize This: Project Shows U.S. Magazine Evolution

A new project will tap funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to collect a century’s worth of hard-to-access circulation data to document the histories of major American magazines such as the New Yorker, Saturday Evening Post, Life and Black Mask, then present it with compelling, open-source digital tools.