New Book by Robert Hass, '62

What Light Can Do

Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World

By Robert Hass

(Ecco; 496 pages; $29.99)

Hass628x471"Attention is prayer." This quote from Simone Weil appears twice in "What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination and the Natural World," by former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Hass. Paying deep attention is clearly Hass' way of honoring the subjects that compel him, from political poetry to photography to California writers to a recently razed grove of live oak trees at UC Berkeley. "If there is a sky for me in this collection," he writes, "it is the act of attention itself, trying to see what's there, what light can do." This is a book of wide-awake, erudite prayer.

 

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Joann Kerns, '78

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 B.S. in Nursing

Joann Kern, Class of 1978, continues to use the education and skills gained from the Integral Program in her professional and personal life. For 20 years, Joann has worked for the city and county of San Francisco in the Child Protective Services Division. In May, she completed the B.S. in nursing program at San Francisco State and is looking for work. Joann was married from 1977–1994 to Michael Romeyn '78 and remains good friends with him. They have six children, ages 20–30, and two grandchildren, 7 and 18 months.

 

 

 

Juan Miguel M. Luz, '80

Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

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Juan Miguel (Mike) Luz rejoined AIM as Associate Dean of the Institute’s Center for Development Management (CDM) in September 2009. He handled courses on development management, negotiations and management communication in AIM’s degree and non-degree programs from 1997 to 2005. He was also Managing Director of the Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr.-AIM Center for Corporate Responsibility from 1999 to 2002.

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James Wood, '70

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The Recorder
2011 Attorneys of the Year, James Wood '70

March 03, 2011, Erik Cummins

Following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Justice launched a massive investigation to root out pilots who had lied on their applications to fly. In 2005 the agencies named 40 Northern California pilots who allegedly had done so and summarily revoked their licenses. One of those pilots ensnared in Operation Safe Pilot was Stanmore Cooper, a longtime recreational pilot who had not disclosed his HIV-positive status to the agency.

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