Cover: This photo illustration by Vee Mahoney is inspired by the Nexus “friend grapher” (, an online application that creates visual representations of social networks.

The Promise of Berkeley, Spring 2009, published by
University Relations, 2080 Addison Street # 4200, Berkeley, CA 94720-4200
Copyright 2009 the Regents of the University of California

Executive Director, Mary Keegan; Managing Editor, Jane Goodman; Art Director, Michelle Frey-Schutters; Lead Designer, Vee Mahoney; Staff Writers, Amy Cranch, Andrea Lampros, Dana Mathes, David Peterkofsky, and José Rodriguez; Contributing Designers,Keegan Houser and Virginia Yeh; Production Manager, Shawn Melikian.

Contributing Photographers: Jim Block (pp. 29-31), Keegan Houser (p. 18), Christopher Irion (pp. 21, 32-33), Andrew Moisey (p. 15), Bart Nagel (p. 17), Peg Skorpinski (pp. 12-14, 22-25, 29-31), Aaron Walburg (pp. 26-28, 29-31), and Yan Zhang (p. 17).

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