Lava Thomas featured in Alta Journal’s summer issue. Lava Thomas, Djerassi alum('03) and former trustee, discusses her work and activism in the summer issue of Alta Journal. Her art draws on personal and national histories to center on the experiences of many Black Americans. You can see more of her work displayed at The Artist's Eye exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and her exhibition HOMECOMING at the Montgomery Museums of Fine Arts. Read more.

Camille Dungy on “Soil: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden” Djerassi Program alumna Camille Dungy discusses new book "Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden" with Melissa Block from NPR. In "Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden," National Book Critics Circle Criticism finalist Camille Dungy describes her years-long project to transform her weed-filled, water-hogging, monochromatic lawn in suburban Fort Collins, Colo., into a pollinator's paradise, packed instead with vibrant, drought-tolerant native plants. This seminal work expands how we talk about the natural world and the environment as Dungy diversifies her garden to reflect her heritage. Read more

How choreographer Sidra Bell is blazing a trail for next generation Groundbreaking dancer and choreographer Sidra Bell talks making history at the New York City Ballet and blazing a trail for future generations with TODAY contributor Ally Love. Watch her full interview now!

Interview with Kathryn Roszak and Daniel Ellsberg. Djerassi alum Kathryn Roszak interviewed Daniel Ellsberg about her father author Theodore Roszak and on such topics as peace, feminism, and the environment. This year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers. She is planning a documentary and for this interview to be included in her father’s new archive at Stanford. Watch here