Daily Archives: August 9, 2010
Books as art — from Berkeley (and other places) [NY Times]
Christina Romer grades herself, sort of [WaPo]
Magazine uses Berkeley company to test neuromarketing [New Scientist]
Ashok Gadgil named director of LBL’s greentech division [LBL]
Photo of Stevens Hall by Askpang/Flickr
Susie Medak has served as Berkeley Rep‘s Managing Director for 20 years. In this video produced by the theater company — more of a roast than a celebration — artistic director Tony Taccone compares his relationship with Medak as akin to the one between Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton from The Honeymooners. They were famously combative. Rita Moreno, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, and State Senator Loni Hancock also share their thoughts.
After guiding the president for two years as his chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer will once again be guiding students as a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
Romer announced last Thursday that she would be stepping down from the post on Sept. 3 to return to California, where her son is starting high school. Her husband, David Romer, will also be returning as a professor in the economics department after working in Washington, D.C. with … Continue reading »
On Saturday evening, hundreds of flickering paper lanterns floated serenely across the main lake of the Berkeley Aquatic Park in commemoration of the victims of the 1945 nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Now on its sixth ninth year, the Japanese Lantern Ceremony for World Peace has become an annual Bay Area tradition, with hundreds showing up to decorate the lanterns and watch the ceremony from the shore.
Aside from the whooshing of cars on the nearby I-80 freeway, the event … Continue reading »