Arts & humanities archive

‘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.

Community celebrates BAM’s move out of Bancroft Way building

Community celebrates BAM’s move out of Bancroft Way building January 5, 2015:

During the holiday break, the Berkeley Art Museum moved out of the striking Bancroft Way building that’s been its home since 1970. And it left with the style and panache that the Berkeley community has grown accustomed to through 44 years of art exhibitions, ahead-of-its time programming and events staged there.

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.

Campanile carillon to play ‘black national anthem’ Wednesday

Campanile carillon to play ‘black national anthem’ Wednesday September 16, 2014:

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will ring from atop UC Berkeley’s Campanile on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at noon. This is the first time the song, also known as the black national anthem, will be played on the tower’s carillon.

Berkeley’s Eco Ensemble to perform at Venice Music Biennale

Berkeley’s Eco Ensemble to perform at Venice Music Biennale September 11, 2014:

The campus’s new-music “dream team” is headed to Italy for two concerts featuring works by Berkeley music-composition faculty and alumni at what the ensemble”s founder, Edmund Campion, calls “one of the most visible and important sites for new music today.”