Careers and Education Spring 2012

I get by with the help of my local DIY classes

CAREERS AND EDUCATION: A day in the life of a sustainable urbanite

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What would the ultimate DIY day look like? There's heaps of classes you can take in the Bay Area to make yourself more handy and sustainability-minded. Here's a hypothetical 24 hours using the skills you can cull from those courses — scroll to the end of the article for details on where you can take each class concerned.Read more »

Found in translation

Haruki Murakami's interpreters discuss the art of building literature anew

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Ludwig Wittgenstein once said "the limits of my language mean the limits of my world." So for the sake of expanded horizons, let's say thank you to professional translators, the diligent souls who dedicate their lives to the subtleties of language. When interpreters dissolve linguistic barriers, we are able to peer into the worlds articulated in literature of distant lands to understand them as our own.Read more »

If I could do it all over

CAREERS AND EDUCATION: Bay Area professors sound off on changing majors

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If had to re-start your academic career today, what would you study? In this era of budget cuts to education and general economic miasma, some Bay Area academics would be reconsidering their options, some would stay their course — and some have important advice for today's budding scholars. Read more »

From prison bars to classroom stars

CAREERS AND EDUCATION: A City College program helps ex-offenders acclimate to college culture

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culture@sfbg.com

CAREERS AND EDUCATION Wearing a neatly-pressed army uniform in his office at City College of San Francisco Charles Moore, tells a Guardian reporter that he is a warrior for education.Read more »

Free to be you and me

CAREERS AND EDUCATION: From self defense to GED prep, no-fee courses for the 99 percent

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caitlin@sfbg.com

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Looks good off paper

CAREERS AND EDUCATION: Innovative degree programs for Bay Area changemakers

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