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  • Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars in Concert

    Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix from the ashes of war and enflamed the passion of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith, and joy. From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have performed on some of the world’s most […]

  • Stem Cells and Aging: Have We Found the Holy Grail?

    At the biological level, aging results from the impact of a wide variety of molecular and cellular damage over time. This leads to a gradual decrease in physical and mental capacity, a growing risk of disease and ultimately death. The World Health Organization (WHO) Aging is not just an issue of individual decline – it […]

  • China Expert Kevin Rudd Examines the Future of U.S.-China Relations

    China is a complex country, and so is the U.S. relationship with it. For Kevin Rudd, a China expert and former Australian prime minister, his vantage point allows him to step back and see that relationship from a different perspective. Rudd’s insights into President Xi Jinping’s ideological worldview have drawn the attention of governments across […]

  • Nutrition and Cancer: Do’s and Don’ts

    What we eat — and don’t eat — is directly related to our health. Poor diets lead to poor health outcomes, including cancer. Dr. Donald Abrams, integrative oncologist at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, is an expert on nutrition and cancer. Dr. Abrams says you can never overstate how important the food we eat […]

  • The Making of Timbuktu with Abderrahmane Sissako

    In this Carsey-Wolf Center Global presentation, acclaimed co-writer/director Abderrahmane Sissako discusses his film “Timbuktu” with moderators Richard Watts and Peter Bloom. “Timbuktu” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and in 2016 was voted as one of the top 50 films of the 21st century. Sissako details the development of the […]

  • Transforming Cancer Care with Integrative Oncology

    Cancer has a major impact on our society with approximately 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. diagnosed during their lifetimes, according to the National Cancer Institute. In this new series, a team of leading UCSF scientists and world-renowned clinicians in cancer care share a window into their work to help empower you and your […]

  • How Three Latin American Authoritarian Leaders Continue to Remain in Power

    Autocrat, dictator, and socialist — these are some of the terms used to describe three of Latin America’s most controversial leaders: Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and Cuba’s Miguel Diaz-Canel. Democracy throughout Latin America has begun to erode, leaving the door open for authoritarian leaders to install their regimes. A panel of experts on […]

  • Up with Uptalking? How Language Marks Shifts in Generations

    “Recognize that nothing is new, everything is changing, and that we need to wake up to a new form of English that we ourselves may not share but that can be as creative, as poetic and as imaginative as any that we’ve had in our lifetime.” Seth Lerer, Distinguished Professor of Literature and Dean Emeritus […]

  • The Harrowing Journey of Jews Across the European Landscape

    When we think of the Holocaust, images of the horrific suffering of millions of people come to mind. For British historian Tim Cole, the physical environment that the victims of the Holocaust encountered is a complex story of death and survival. Cole says that for many Westerners, images of the genocide come from the liberation […]

  • Little Blue Penguins Find New Home at Birch Aquarium

    They are known for their big personalities and rather small stature. Standing less than 12 inches tall and weighing around 2 pounds, Little Blue Penguins are the smallest species of the flightless bird. While the population of Little Blues is considered stable in most locations, declines have been observed in some areas. While in the […]

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