In its review of Native Gardens, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s production of Karen Zacarías’s play, the Mercury News singled out for praise Department of Film and Theatre Assistant Professor Andrea Bechert’s set design. Bechert’s “stunning” set “makes a big impression when you enter Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts,” noted the reviewer. The play, which explores racism and cultural privilege among four neighbors, finished its run at Mountain View Center on September 16. Bechert was also profiled by the newspaper earlier this month about her work on the currently running Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, also at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. “With a tough coming-out story of her own…Andrea Bechert found more than just work as she designed the sets for Fun Home.” Read more at: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/10/04/fun-home-set-designer-brings-her-own-memories-to-memory-play/
KTVU interviewed Department of Economics Lecturer Fred Foldvary about recent seller-to-buyer real estate markets shifts in the Bay Area. “Real estate has been in an 18-year cycle for 200 years,” Foldvary said. Read more at: http://www.ktvu.com/news/real-estate-sellers-market-shifts-to-buyers-in-south-bay
iSchool Professor Patricia Franks published a second, expanded edition of her bestselling Records and Information Management (Facet, 2018). The new edition, which examines emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things platform and blockchain technologies, includes chapters contributed by iSchool Lecturers Lisa Daulby and Lori Lindberg.
Department of Political Science Lecturer Robert Ovetz, a resident of Lagunitas, is one of six candidates running for three seats on the College of Marin Board of Trustees in the November 6 election. Ovetz, who has also taught at the College of Marin, told the press the board “needs the perspective of a recent faculty member” and proposes “to make College of Marin the first tuition-free community college in California.”
Booklist awarded a starred review to iSchool Assistant Professor Virginia Tucker’s updated Finding the Answers to Legal Questions (ALA Neal-Schuman, 2018), co-authored with Marc Lampson. A comprehensive guide to the U.S. legal system and resources, the text is recommended to librarians, paralegals and students preparing for library careers. The second edition also has a companion website: www.getlaw.net.