How the Academy creates a sense of belonging 

It is a great pleasure to be part of the Emeriti Academy. [...] I am involved in interdisciplinary collaborations with other emeriti from a variety of disciplines. This engagement is both personally and professionally gratifying. The Emeriti Academy also allows each of us to meet new people, and provide a new benefit to the campus community.
Amy B. Joy, Professor Emerita, Nutritional Sciences
John Swartzberg, Clinical Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Professor Sam Davis and I taught this spring semester a seminar for undergraduates and graduate students called "Vaccine Hesitancy and Covid-19." This would not have been possible without the terrific support of the Emeriti Academy (EA). The EA handled all the logistical issues smoothly and timely --- logistics that would have been maddening to Professor Davis and me. Without the support of the EA, I do not think we would have embarked upon the course.
John Swartzberg, Professor Emeritus, Public Health
Phil	Cowan
I was attracted [to the Academy] by the idea of providing a ‘place’ for emeritus/a faculty to come to exchange ideas [...] I found the collaboration with faculty from other disciplines extremely stimulating, especially getting to know and working with fellow member Ken Polse. The opportunity to mentor bright undergraduates, after not teaching Berkeley students for a decade, was very satisfying. I and the students both learned a lot. And a secondary role in planning the webinar again brought me in contact with other faculty, while reaching out to the California community. All in all a very satisfying set of new activities, centered on connections to the Campus.
Phil Cowan, Prof Emeritus, Psychology