Arts & humanities archive

Campus gets $1 million grant to boost study of religious issues

Campus gets $1 million grant to boost study of religious issues May 11, 2015:

The three-year grant from from the Henry Luce Foundation will help the interdisciplinary Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion to examine theology in ways rarely tried at a public university.

Dorothea Lange fellow plans to document Cairo recyclers

Dorothea Lange fellow plans to document Cairo recyclers May 8, 2015:

Journalism grad student Sara Lafleur-Vetter, the 2015 Dorothea Lange Fellow, plans to use her $4,000 fellowship to document the lives of members of a Coptic Christian community that has collected and recycled Cairo’s trash for seven decades.

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.