Spying the Secrets of CreativityBy Coby McDonald
In late January of 1958, five of America’s most renowned writers converged in a repurposed frat house just off the Berkeley campus for what promised to be a long, strange weekend.
Botox, Green Screens, and “Factor X”By Pat Joseph
More things you never knew came from Cal
They Don’t Exist, But They Went to CalBy Pat Joseph
Fictional characters with Berkeley backgrounds
The Man Who Came to Class by PlaneBy Bill Zhou, M.Eng. ’23 As told to Margie Cullen, M.J. ’22
I really loved transportation growing up.
Berkeley Goes to Silicon Valley—and Space!By Chancellor Carol T. Christ
We have recently been reminded that creativity comes in packages large and small.
Coming to Zellerbach: Individual, Community and the Performing ArtsBy Emily Wilson
It’s a striking scene: Dozens of men and women, wearing simple dresses and pants, dance across a dirt-covered stage.
Berkeley Will Burn AgainBy Margie Cullen
When 24-year-old Hildegarde Flanner and her mother first noticed the scent of smoke coming down from the eucalyptus groves on the hills above their home in Berkeley on September 17, 1923, they watched it with curiosity, rather than fear. But less than an hour later, the darkening plume pushed them to vacate.
A Writer Returns to Berkeley in his New NovellaBy Deven M. Patel
Writer James Terry, ’92, loved Berkeley and the culture that surrounded it—all the funky moviehouses, legendary bookstores, and iconic cafes, most of which have disappeared with the times.
The Day After OppenheimerBy Elena Cavender
In late May of 2022, UC Berkeley entered a time machine.
UC Berkeley Goes All-Electric As Part of Ambitious Clean Energy Campus PlanBy Pat Joseph
Steam rises from the squat gray building next to Cal’s baseball diamond, the billows white against the blue sky. Long a familiar presence, the vaporous plume will disappear in the not-too-distant future, as the power plant that creates it is retired.
6 (More) Things You’ll Never Believe Came from Berkeley!By Pat Joseph
Curb cuts, smokestack scrubbers, hanging chads, and more!
Berkeley Center Brings Science-Based Mindfulness to the MassesBy Leah Worthington
A stone’s throw from the southwestern edge of campus sits a squat, nondescript, brown building with a lofty dream: to untangle the science of a meaningful life.