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UC Berkeley libraries retain global, political focus since founding

Among UC Berkeley’s 25 libraries, the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, the South/Southeast Asia Library and the Ethnic Studies Library stand out because of their globally conscious and politically driven histories, which make their current collections increasingly meaningful and intriguing.

UC Berkeley Student Musicians Chime in on Playing Campanile Carillon

Noon announces itself melodically on the UC Berkeley campus. Almost everyday at 12 p.m., the Campanile replaces its uniform hourly chimes with a musical interlude. While the sounds of the Campanile are familiar to all of Berkeley, many may not realize that there are students behind the music of the famed tower.

A legacy of speaking truths: Poetry as politics at UC Berkeley

In 2018, 150 years after the establishment of the original University of California, and more than 50 years after the Free Speech Movement, students continue to advocate for their beliefs.

In a night of wit and candor, standup comic Margaret Cho was joined by fellow comedians Ali Wong, Aparna Nancherla and Hari Kondabolu in UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall as part of Cal Performances’ student-curated show Front Row.

Comedian Sureni Weerasekera breaks down barriers at Certified Fresh stand-up show

Before stand-up comedian Sureni Weerasekera sat down for her interview at Free Speech Movement Cafe, she got in line for an iced caramel latte. She said she knew the man working behind the counter.

Capstone Profile: Digital arts engagement platform

Each year, UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students work on a team of 3 to 5 students with the goal of engineering solutions

With its latest production, UC Berkeley’s theater, dance and performance studies department, or TDPS, explored the intricacies of human connections through a series of short plays.

For the first time in its three-year run, Cal Performances’ “Front Row” has sold out Zellerbach Hall. On Wednesday, an all-star team of Asian American comedians including Margaret Cho, Ali Wong, Aparna Nancherla and Hari Kondabolu will convene in a program centered on issues such as race and power.

Ask Berkeley students who they want to invite to co-create a night of artistic entertainment for their fellow students in Zellerbach Hall, and you might get Metallica front man Lars Ulrich one year, writer and musician Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) the next. For spring 2018, the students chose activist-comedian Margaret Cho.

All in the Timing, the latest show by UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, explores how language defines and limits us, but can also bridge the spaces between us.