Arts & humanities archive

Student artist marks Armenian genocide centennial

Student artist marks Armenian genocide centennial April 20, 2015:

Third-year art-practice student Tara Baghdassarian took molds of fellow students’ faces to create a remembrance of those killed in the Armenian genocide, whose centennial will be marked on April 24, 2015.

Berkeley’s CLAS, Mexican Museum in new cultural partnership

Berkeley’s CLAS, Mexican Museum in new cultural partnership April 2, 2015:

The collaboration between the Center for Latin American Studies and the San Francisco museum aims to create an exchange of ideas, artists and scholarship that will bring innovative cultural programming to a wider audience.

‘Richard Pryor’ author Scott Saul up for PEN literary award

‘Richard Pryor’ author Scott Saul up for PEN literary award March 18, 2015:

English professor Scott Saul, who has has won critical acclaim and widespread attention for Becoming Richard Pryor, has been longlisted for the prestigious literary organization’s 2015 award in the category of biography.

Berkeley prof on ‘Becoming Richard Pryor’ with video

Berkeley prof on ‘Becoming Richard Pryor’ December 17, 2014:

Scott Saul’s biography and website are shedding new light on the late comic and actor.

Mellon grant advances Berkeley’s Digital Humanities

Mellon grant advances Berkeley’s Digital Humanities December 2, 2014:

A $2 million Mellon Foundation grant will expand UC Berkeley offerings for faculty and students that will introduce them to a range of digital tools and methods.

Julia Morgan Hall’s new UC Botanical Garden party place

Julia Morgan Hall’s new UC Botanical Garden party place October 30, 2014:

Julia Morgan Hall, now relocated to the UC Botanical Garden in Strawberry Canyon, is open for business meetings, weddings, parties and other events following an extensive restoration. The building was designed by the famed Berkeley architect and alumna in 1911.

Bancroft opens stunning California Captured on Canvas exhibit with video

Bancroft opens stunning California Captured on Canvas exhibit October 21, 2014:

The Bancroft Library is providing a window onto California’s unique history and culture with an new exhibit of oil paintings from its pictorial collection, some of which haven’t been publicly displayed before.

Campus mourns the loss of David Wessel, pioneer in music and science

Campus mourns the loss of David Wessel, pioneer in music and science October 20, 2014:

David L. Wessel, who forged new territory in the arena of cognitive science, computer programming and music, has died at the age of 72. He was a leader in the campus’s Center for New Music and Audio Technology and its music department.