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I School prof Geoff Nunberg’s word of the year for 2012: big data

I School prof Geoff Nunberg’s word of the year for 2012: big data January 4, 2013:

Berkeley linguist Geoffrey Nunberg picks “big data” as the word of the year for National Public Radio’s Fresh Air show, and explains why people should pay attention to it. With audio.

A violin gifted by Nazi propagandist keeps its secrets

A violin gifted by Nazi propagandist keeps its secrets September 24, 2012:

In February, 1943, Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels ceremoniously gifted an 18th-century violin to a young Japanese musician. The origins of the instrument remain a mystery. Violin maker Carla Shapreau, an adjunct faculty at Berkeley Law, writes on Nazi plunder of fine art in a feature article in The New York Times arts section.