“He is such a naturally talented teacher that I bet a knitting class with him would be fun and informative,” a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing student wrote in one of Daniel...

“Write what you know.” Every time I speak to one of our writing graduates, this is the first piece of advice I hear for someone to beat the odds and get their work published. Another piece of...

Drama, drama, drama. When I was watching Mad Men, all of the characters seemed to be swirling in the drama that surrounded their lives.

Many businesses are unaware that they’re facing these problems—and yet the solution is right in front of them. Marketing. In fact, if many businesses began to market themselves, they would solve...

Few people find inspiration when they receive a rejection letter. But for instructor Alan Schroeder—a writer who began pursuing the genre of children’s picture books on a whim—rejection letter...

However you define the field of pairing data with human resources, the end-result remains the same: Making HR more strategic, more impactful to the business as a whole.

You’ve taken a creative writing course and now you have a collection of stories or a memoir or a novel. You’ve decided that being a writer just might be your calling. So how do you go about...

Are you a boy or a girl or neither?

How would you answer that seemingly simple question? Could you answer that question? Not many of us understand how neuroscience and the...

Not everyone is cut out to fully commit to higher education at 18 years old. Or at 22. Or even at 54. But what UC Berkeley Extension Honored Instructor Jane Anne Staw finds great about her...

Fade in: It is a crisp winter day in Northern California. Discussing the dream of “making it big” is award-winning independent filmmaker and UC Berkeley Extension instructor Megan Siler, who...

Coping with stress is something that both plants and animals experience, according to the late UC Berkeley philosophy Professor Emeritus Wallace Matson. It is not uncommon. Alleviating stress on...

Aiqin Zhou has been fully immersed in creating art since the age of five. As a child growing up in China, Zhou fell in love with calligraphy, and through the years expanded her talents into brush...

User experience design requires you to employ both right and left-brain thinking. You have to have the technical chops while keeping the user front and center (think: “I’m a people person!”). For...

Mark Hydeman, one of this year's Honored Instructors, has a long and distinguished career as an HVAC engineer and educator.

UC Berkeley Extension’s Professional Program in the Study of Loss and Grief helps current therapists and those interested in becoming counselors understand current issues in the field.

Sure, you could learn about biochemistry or stem cell research by reading a book, attending class lectures and the like, but how does that apply to what you'll be faced with in the real world?

National Novel Writing Month is a literary event in which writers pen a 50,000-word novel during the month of November—and it can be one of the most exciting challenges a writer can undertake.

Instructor Kelly Gearhart didn't follow a typical career path to become a green-building company owner, expert and educator.

As a leading cybersecurity consultant, Jenelle Davis has helped protect more than 60 Fortune 500 organizations from a host of online threats.

Across four continents and in over 21 countries, more than 400 million people worldwide speak Spanish as their native language. In the United States alone, by 2060 the number of Latinos living...

When you skim through the course evaluations for Richard Sprott, Ph.D., you see phrases such as "great course, great teacher." He's "fantastic." He is "an amazing lecturer who made going to class...

Šárka Volejníková is helping to turn run-down Hilltop Park in San Francisco's Bayview District into a vibrant center for the neighborhood and nature. This UC Berkeley Extension instructor works at...

For the past five years, David Druml has shared his expertise with UC Berkeley Extension students in the Construction Enterprise Risk Management course.

Carlos Javier Ortiz forges strong bonds with the subjects in his photographs, which document the tragic loss of young life in urban communities such as those on the south side of Chicago.

Poets Studied and in Conversation instructor Laura Walker recently published "story," a collection of poems about how we form the stories we tell ourselves.

Beginning June 9, 2016, California's terminally ill residents will have more control over how they choose to live their final moments. The End of Life Option Act—ABX2 15, California's version of...

Longtime UC Berkeley Extension science instructor Monica Ranes-Goldberg has been creating online science courses since 1999.

David Presti, Ph.D., is an interesting guy. His areas of expertise include drugs’ effects on the brain, the treatment of addiction, and the scientific study of the mind and consciousness.

Kashif Ahmad is no stranger to teaching science courses: He has seen the online learning environment become more accepted and a way to implement new technologies.

Shannon D. Schmidt teaches several of our cutting-edge art courses, including The Found Object: An Exploration of Appropriation and Contemporary Art and Soft Sculpture.

Kaushal Diwan is heavily invested in implementing new technology into his everyday practice.

For the past 30 years, Henry Tooryani has seen the construction business’ steady ebb and flow—here in the Bay Area and across the nation.

Melissa Mizell is a principal at Gensler, where she has worked on high-profile projects such as the Terminal 2 redesign at San Francisco International Airport.

UC Berkeley Extension instructor Christina Villarreal brings her extensive knowledge in evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to the classroom.

Instructor Doug Wittnebel describes his exhibit, which previously hung on the walls of the San Francisco campus, as follows: "Outside and inside of my work life at Gensler and my...