Arts & Culture

It’s raining cherry blossoms!

The ground is awash

with droplets

of pink and mauve.

after the rain           a trace of smoke

          tinting the air          sliver of twilight

street lights              glistening

          on the road              a red car

speeds past              where

I remembered reading in one of my mother’s medical textbooks that back when medicine was first beginning to chart the dark expanses of the human body, enterprising men would dredge up the dearly and recently departed to sell to medical schools for

过香积寺 - 王维

 

不知香积寺, 数里入云峰。

古木无人径, 深山何处钟。

泉声咽危石, 日色冷青松。

薄暮空潭曲, 安禅制毒龙。

 

Going Right Past the Temple of Accumulated Fragrance

Wang Wei

I should have known from the way I saw him driving.

PhD Comics, created in 1997 by Jorge Cham, catalogs the lives and times of graduate students and postdocs in an academic laboratory — and is loosely based on Cham’s experiences working in a robotics PhD program at Stanford University.

Each March since 1982, the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) has put on a festival presenting stories illustrating the richness and diversity of the Asian American experience.

One week before the UCSF Formal, I began my mental and physical training for what I knew would be an uphill challenge. I had to be in the best shape possible to maximize my dessert- eating capacity at the annual Formal.

As the moon wanes, the end of the Chinese lunar calendar approaches, and many groups at UCSF prepare to celebrate the Year of the Snake, which officially begins this Sunday.  

After finishing a reading from her collection of short stories, an audience member asked author Louise Aronson what her dream job was when she was a child.