Lore and destiny
Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Jonathan H.X. Lee was interviewed by National Public Radio for a Jan. 23 report about Chinese New Year. The Chinese zodiac "are symbols and archetypes that represent specific behaviors and characters and personality traits and psychology," Lee said. "Knowledge of this allows one to maximize one's life potential to reach one's destiny, so it's taken very seriously by the Chinese population."
Mixing business and science
Professor of Biology and Director of the Professional Science Master's (PSM) program Lily Chen was interviewed about the program's success and students' internship placements for a Jan. 20 report in the San Francisco Business Times. "The PSM degree is kind of like an M.B.A. degree in science… We bring in experts, people from the real-world setting," Chen said. "Traditionally, a professor would say, 'Focus on research.' But the PSM tells students to take advantage of the internship, because each company is different. The work is different."
Open source frogs
Assistant Professor of Biology Vance Vredenburg discussed a project that uses social media to catalog and protect endangered amphibian species for an article in the November-December 2011 issue of Audubon Magazine. "It's pretty much open source," Vredenburg said of the Global Amphibian Blitz which he cofounded.
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