David A. Hollinger

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The mutations P56S and T46I in the gene encoding vesicle-associated membrane protein-associated protein B/C (VAPB) cause ALS8, a familial form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Overexpression of mutant forms of VAPB leads to cytosolic aggregates, suggesting a gain of function of the mutant protein. However, recent work suggested that the loss of VAPB(More)
The focus of media depictions of Barack Obama as a " post-racial, " " post-black " or " postethnic " candidate is usually limited to two aspects of his presidential campaign. First is his self-presentation with minimal references to his color. Unlike Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton, whose presidential candidacies were more directed at the significance of the(More)
and for what purposes, and on what au-thority? Where and why do the claims of descent, religion, nationality, economic position, ideology, gender, and 'civilization' trump one another in the competition for the loyalties of individuals in an epoch of increased global inte-gration? How much do we owe to 'our own kind'–whatever that may mean– and how much to(More)
UC Berkeley's chief academic officer explores the historical sources of Berkeley's academic excellence. He identifies five key factors: (1) wealth from many sources; (2) supportive and skilled governors; (3) leadership from key UC presidents; (4) the pioneering ethos within the State of California; and (5) a process of continuous devolution of authority(More)
Nearly all of today's confident dismissals of the notion of a "post-racial" America address the simple question, "Are we beyond racism or not?" But most of the writers who have used the terms post-racial or post-ethnic sympathetically have explored other questions: What is the significance of the blurring of ethnoracial lines through cross-group marriage(More)
In his " Letter from Birmingham Jail, " Martin Luther King, Jr., invoked the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock and Jefferson writing the Declaration of Independence. In that 1963 meditation on American national destiny, fashioned as a weapon in the black struggle for civil rights, King repeatedly mobilized the sanctions of both Protestant Chris-tianity and(More)