The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 168 fellowships to scholars, artists and scientists throughout the U.S. and Canada — five of whom are UC Berkeley faculty members — on Wednesday.

Listen to Tarfia Faizullah's appearance on Berkeley Talks podcast here.

In a period of 24 hours, UC Berkeley alumni, parents, students and individuals from all over the world raised more than $4 million in contributions as part of Big Give 2019, an annual online fundraising event now in its fifth year, to support schools and campus programs in their initiatives and efforts.

“Leash up and ride the wave,” reads the Bandcamp bio of Oakland-based band The Sleeps. “We’re starting a culture.” It is living up to this mantra, with its self-titled debut album helping to legitimize the members as a band.

The world premiere of composer Jimmy López’s oratorio “Dreamers” — a work informed by interviews with undocumented students at UC Berkeley — will be performed at Zellerbach Hall on Sunday, March 17. López, 40, who received his Ph.D.

Last summer, as the Berkeley-based band Gone Fishin’ practiced in frontman Ryan Cohen’s backyard, his neighbor came over to comment, “After all these years of hearing you guys thumping in the garage, it’s so nice to hear you play real music!”

Listen to Akram Khan's appearance on Berkeley Talks podcast here.

Dancer/choreographer Akram Khan appeared in the West Coast premiere of XENOS, a Cal Performances co-commission, in Zellerbach Hall on March 2-3, 2019.

Any theater geek worth their salt knows “West Side Story.” Originally envisioned by Jerome Robbins and featuring music by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, the musical is a revolutionary and still-relevant exploration of the divisions that plague American society.

On a clear, chilly Sunday evening in January, Tia Cabral is leading a seance. Her performance at San Francisco rock club the Rickshaw Stop feels less like a typical show and more like something you might stumble upon in a wooded clearing, perhaps after receiving directions on a weathered scroll.

'BTS Course': UC Berkeley students explore K-pop icon

University of California, Berkeley, students will be able to seize a rare opportunity to earn credits by scrutinizing K-pop sensation BTS.