Remembering Robert Raskin

I'm very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. It has been 30 years since I've seen him, but he is an indelible part of my Berkeley experience. I recall when I first met him, at an "all personality students & faculty" meeting in the first week of classes of his first year. We sat in a big circle in the old IPAR living room (the one in Tolman Hall) and everyone introduced themselves and said a word or two about their interests (how many such scenes have we all experienced!). More advanced students had more to say, other first year students mumbled something vague, but Bob was clear and succinct: "I'm Bob Raskin, and I study narcissism." That was all, and that was Bob. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

- Daniel Ozer