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.

Seven UC Berkeley faculty are among the 2017 recipients of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships, a diverse and gifted group who were chosen on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.

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.

Statement on the Proposed Federal Budget Cuts from AVC Shannon Jackson

We are a university committed to sustaining the depth and breadth of our shared cultural life—across all creative fields, across a range of historical eras, and representing local, national, and global regions of the world.

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.

On Tuesday, January 17, 2017 the Berkeley Arts + Design Initiative, Arts Research Center, the David Brower Center, and Art Practical organized a public lecture to discuss the future of artists in the Bay Area and beyond. The talk discussed how traditionally, artists have flocked to the cities, turning them into engines of creativity.