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Janet Smarr
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Attended Brown University, Princeton University
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Not entirely sure what I think of this, but it's intriguing.
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde is teaming up with controversial start-up Bioglow to create luminescent landscapes.
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Bring on the 21st century bioengineering to replace the 20th century electrical engineering...
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Having graded a pile of papers, I went for a walk along the bay. Just above the waterline thousands of jellyfish were strewn along the beach as far as I could see. This bay could support a thriving population of something that eats jellyfish. Maybe we need a turtle project. 
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Neat! Your "feed the turtles" project might run into "pro-jellyfish" activism. :) Maybe you can sponsor "feed the turtles" with jellyfish fights (i.e. people pay to chuck jellyfish at each other - like a spicy pie fight).
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Great to see them tracking the impact if incremental change!
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Can't we kill these guys under imminent domain (i.e. their absence would be a clear public good).
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I remember when the Renaissance Society of America's annual meeting was a few hundred people. Now it's 3000, with 50 simultaneous sessions, 5 per day. A lot of hard choices about which papers to hear. A high density of good quality talks. About 1/3 of the attendees have come from abroad (mostly Europe but even China) just for this conference. 
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Bummer! We just heard one of the opera's best performances yet. The opera manager said they want to "go out on a high note." It is, in fact, an incredibly expensive art form. But Verdi's Ballo in Maschera was beautiful to see and hear.

San Diego Opera votes to fold
After 49 years as one of San Diego’s cornerstone cultural institutions, the San Diego Opera will unexpectedly fold at the end of ...
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It's not just the pay level, but the huge number of people involved. SD tried to save money by joining with some other places to circulate an opera, but then you have to move all those people and huge sets. The King of France Louis XIV, no slouch at supporting the arts, licensed a public opera theatre in the hopes that ticket sales would help him pay the bills for court performances!
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Just saw this fantastic shot of the Scripps Pier in La Jolla, CA by photographer John H. Moore.  The sun only aligns twice a year for a shot such as this.  Some viewers have referred to it as "Scrippshenge". :-)

Source: http://johnhmoore.com/featured/Scripps-Pier-Sunset-Alignment.html

#scrippshenge #scrippspier #landscapephotography #hdrphotography #sunsetphotography  
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Way cool!
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This is a great season for looking at trees -- and I'm not even mentioning the ones in bloom.
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Very pretty! :)
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Here's some good news: midwest corn-growers starting to shift some production to fruits and vegetables --because they make more money.
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  • UCSD
    Prof, Dept of Theatre & Dance, and Italian Studies Program, present
  • Univ of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Prof. of Comparative Literature, 1980 - 2000
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Prof. of Theatre History, Italian, and Comparative Literature ( Renaissance )
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  • Brown University, Princeton University
    English, 1966 - 1970
  • Princeton University
    Comparative Literature, 1970 - 1975
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