If anyone still had any doubts, they need only look at the maps: the climbing erosion of Louisiana’s shorelines; the migratory patterns of islanders forced to jump ship; the aftermath of drought along the Pacific Coast.

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.

For decades, comedians could always get a quick, cheap laugh talking about Berkeley and mind-altering substances.

Now, it’s the scholars who are framing the conversation.

On April 4, the Wilson School and Campus Iconography Committee co-hosted the public lecture “Reflecting on Our Past: The Value of Public Art,” in which landscape architect and UC Berkeley professor Walter Hood introduced a new art piece, “Double Consciousness,” to be installed in Scudder Plaza, adjacent to the Wilson School.

Decking the walls are faces — some are familiar, others less so. But one by one, they help tell the story of the West.

BERKELEY, California – This coming May will once again be Jewish American Heritage Month.  The theme for this annual celebration will be “American Jewish illustrators” —and perhaps none is better known than Rube Goldberg, who donated a collection of more than 5,000 of his cartoons back in 1964 to the Bancroft Library on the UC Berkeley campus.

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.