Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning Jasper Rubin commented for a May 5 San Francisco Chronicle feature about San Francisco's Ferry Building. "The farmers' market participants come from around the region, which underscores the nature of the Ferry Building and the plaza as a gathering spot and as a meeting place for the region. It's in a central location for the Bay Area," Rubin said.
Testing the waters
Professor of Management John Sullivan commented for a May 4 New York Times article about Enstitute, a new, two-year vocational apprenticeship program positioning itself as an alternative to college. While some hiring managers may be skeptical, for many technology companies "this is exactly the kind of hire they are looking for," Sullivan said. "Code speaks louder than words there."
Art of expression
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies Isabelle Pelaud and Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies Valerie Soe commented for a May 2 San Francisco Chronicle article about their work in a juried exhibition of Asian American female artists at the SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco. "It's about finding a language to say who we are and validating some of that experience and mixed identity, which is not a bad thing, though there are power issues there and also common pain, waste and melancholy," Pelaud said of her video Letgo. "We think a lot of folks have narrow perceptions of what Chinese Americans are about, like they're lawyers, doctors or 'tiger moms.' So I'm always interested in looking for other stories about Asian Americans, and moviemaking is the best way to communicate. People just want to go on YouTube and watch stuff - I'm fine with that," Soe said of her short documentary The Chinese Gardens.
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