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From the foot of the Campanile, a chorus of black pride

From the foot of the Campanile, a chorus of black pride September 18, 2014:

Wednesday’s midday carillon concert began with the first-ever performance from the Campanile of the song known as the “black national anthem.” At the foot of the tower, D. Mark Wilson directed an ad hoc campus chorus in its rendition of “Life Ev’ry Voice and Sing.”

50 years later: Memories of the March on Washington

50 years later: Memories of the March on Washington August 23, 2013:

John Ohala worked his way through college as a photographer, and when he graduated, he picked up his camera and headed to the historic 1963 March on Washington for civil rights. Fifty years later, Ohala is an emeritus professor of linguistics and UC Berkeley, and he sat down with the NewsCenter to talk about his photos from that day, which appear in a slideshow and also are on display at the Berkeley Public Library.

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.