Emeriti Publications


Charitable Donations and the New Tax Law
A brief by Lee Friedman, Professor Emeritus, Goldman School of Public Policy
Some important thoughts for retirees to consider about how the new tax laws affect charitable donations and strategies one might consider in order to maintain tax-deductible status. 

"Get SMART!  Five Steps Toward a Healthy Brain"  

Arthur Shimamura, Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Arthur Shimamura, is a world-renowned expert on human learning and memory. He co-founded the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, received a Distinguish Teaching Award at UC Berkeley, and served as a science advisor for the San Francisco Exploratorium Science Museum. Awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship to explore links between art, mind, and brain, Shimamura integrated his scholarly interests with his passion of the arts and his own foray in photography. His broad interests and background led him to develop "Get SMART! Five Steps Toward a Healthy Brain," a simple program for lifelong learning.

Professor Emeritus Arthur Shimamura  of the UC Berkeley Psychology Department has just written a short and highly readable book on how to maintain mental competence as we age. I am quite sure that many of you (like me) will find the book surprising, mentally stimulating, and potentially, very useful. I recommend it to you.  --Al Riley, UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus

Improvised Continent: Pan-Americanism and Cultural Exchange
Richard Cándida Smith, Professor Emeritus of History

"Count Richard Cándida Smith among the best of those scholars doing transnational history. Improvised Continent is a brilliant investigation of U.S. and Latin American intellectuals and artists who formed networks that the United States used for its cultural diplomacy. But as Cándida Smith deftly shows, there was an irony in cultural imperialism, as these intellectuals and artists served not only to teach U.S. audiences about the rest of the Americas. They also served as critics of American society and offered up a distinctly robust liberalism rooted in the utopia of pan-Americanism."—Andrew Hartman, author of A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars

"Poets, painters, policymakers, and others wrestle over pan-American hopes and disappointments in Richard Cándida Smith's illuminating and thoughtful work. Spanning the twentieth century, and ranging across diverse sources in four languages, Improvised Continent brings new cultural and intellectual depth to the history of Latin American and U.S. relations."—Brooke L. Blower, Boston University

In Improvised Continent, Richard Cándida Smith synthesizes over seventy years of Pan-American cultural activity in the United States and shows how Latin American artists and writers challenged U.S. citizens about their place in the world and about the kind of global relations the country's interests could allow.

Full Description, Table of Contents, and More

352 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 27 illus. 
Hardcover | ISBN 978-0-8122-4942-2 | $45.00s | £37.00 
Ebook | ISBN 978-0-8122-9465-1 | $45.00s | £29.50 
A volume in the Arts and Intellectual Life in Modern America series