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How the Library’s Makerspace helps students ace academic projects — and forget about school for a while

Let’s just say you are studying otters’ teeth. No, really. Go with me here. You’re hoping to scan the teeth at about 400 times their original size, so you can 3-D print some monstrously large molars and examine them, without needing to put your fingers in one of the famously feisty mammals’ mouths. Where would you go to find the tools and support you need to make that happen? The UC Berkeley Library’s Makerspace, located on the first floor of Doe Library, is a crafter’s paradise ...

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‘Never again’: Library exhibit tells story of WWII Japanese American incarceration, sounds alarm on importance of remembering

Sam Mihara remembers where he was when he heard the news. On Dec. 7, 1941, Mihara, then 9 years old, had gone to see a movie near his Japantown neighborhood in San Francisco. When he emerged from the theater, the community was abuzz: The Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor. The second-generation Japanese American recounted the bewildering — and seminal — moment in a 2012 interview with The Bancroft Library’s Oral History Center.

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