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“Mickey, are you there? Justin, are you okay?”

It was 1988 in Los Angeles. Ehren Tool was 18 and wanted to do something good, to help people. He hadn’t had much luck in school — “I flunked out of fourth grade” — so, he figured he’d try out another career path that didn’t require straight As, but did require a dedication to doing what was right. He would become a police officer.

Understanding the history of slavery through architecture

The buildings, statues and monuments we sometimes blindly pass by each day represent a collective history and culture that can empower and bring us together.

2020 Creative Discovery Grant Recipients

Discovery Experiences represent the most transformative forms of scholarly and experiential learning and powerfully express what it means to receive an education at a major public research university in the 21st century.

Spring 2020 Schedule: Arts + Design Thursdays

*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, all remaining events will be moved online. Please check back for more details regarding individual events.*

Spring 2020 Schedule
Arts + Design Thursdays: Public Art and Belonging

Spring 2020 Schedule: Arts + Design Mondays

*Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions, the remainder of our Mondays lectures have been postponed, with the exception of Neural Abstractions on April 13. We invite community members to follow along with our HUM 20 students as they revisit relevant lectures each week from years prior.*

New helmet design can deal with sports’ twists and turns

As a neurologist, Robert Knight has seen what happens when the brain crashes around violently inside the skull. And he’s aware of the often tragic consequences.

The University of California, Berkeley, is launching an innovative advanced degree in design for emerging technologies. The new Master of Design (MDes) program is a three-semester degree offered jointly by the College of Engineering and the College of Environmental Design.

Creative Discovery Grants 2018-2019

For the second semester in a row, Berkeley Arts + Design awarded Creative Discovery Grants to Berkeley faculty seeking to develop new undergraduate courses or to enhance existing ones through creative, engaged, participatory learning techniques.

New app the ticket to local arts

As a chemistry major also studying art, Luna Izpisua Rodriguez ’16, M.Eng. ’18, sensed that something was missing. Despite being surrounded by a wealth of Bay Area arts organizations and events, she and her friends weren’t taking advantage of them.