In the News

In the News features articles on current topics in the Humanities, publications and projects by Berkeley faculty and fellowship participants, and general Townsend Center news.

January 21, 2010
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Joint professor at Berkeley's School of Law and School of Information and director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, Pam Samuelson offers a critical viewpoint about the negative consequences of Google Books for academic researchers and libraries.

January 25, 2007
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Who is Jean Racine, and why should Berkeley—or the world at large—care?

“If you’re inside the French department or inside Literature, you just need to say ‘Racine’ and it’s taken for granted that it has importance,” says Anthony Cascardi, drawing out the playwright’s name as though it were an incantation.