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Posted February 17, 1999

Photos from Vietnam at Wurster's Ramona's Cafe

Nineteen black and white photos of traditional cultures of Vietnam by cultural anthropologist Eric Crystal are on display in Wurster Hall's Ramona's Cafe through March 15. The exhibit depicts traditional people in Hanoi markets and minority mountain peoples of northern Vietnam.

Crystal is coordinator of the Center for Southeast Asia Studies and has been documenting traditional cultures in highland southeast Asia for three decades. His photos have been shown at the Smithsonian Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the San Francisco Airport and other venues.

The center also is sponsoring the16th annual Berkeley Conference on Southeast Asian Studies on Feb. 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lipman Room, Barrows Hall. For a conference schedule, call 642-3609.

Homecoming: Feb. 22 Talk by Nobelist Y.T. Lee

Nobel laureate and former professor of chemistry Yuan-Tseh Lee will speak at Alumni House, Monday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m.

Lee will address a range of topics, including his homecoming to Taiwan, scientific research and academic life in Taiwan and Berkeley, the place of the scientist as intellectual in the larger society and building and maintaining a world-class research institution on either side of the Pacific.

Lee left Berkeley in 1994 to become president of Academia Sinia in Taiwan.

Presented by the Institute of East Asian Studies, Lee's talk is the third Shorenstein Seminar on Contemporary East Asia.

Lee will receive the Faculty Senate's Clark Kerr Award at a private dinner following the lecture.

City Services Relocate To Make Way for Retrofits

City of Berkeley staff and services are no longer located in the historic Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center building. City offices have been temporarily moved to 10 different downtown buildings while the Civic Center is seismically retrofitted.

When the seismic work is complete, Civic Center should be able to withstand a 7.0 earthquake on the Hayward Fault.

To find the temporary locations of city offices, see

BSA Honors Managers Who Foster Community

The Berkeley Staff Assembly (BSA) is now accepting nominations for its annual Excellence in Management Awards. The award provides an opportunity for employees to acknowledge the contributions of their manager or supervisor.

This year's theme, "fostering community on campus," aims to recognize supervisors and managers whose leadership cultivates a sense of inclusiveness among employees and encourages team work as a way to achieve common goals.

Managers and supervisors must be nominated by staff they directly supervise and include supporting signatures from at least half of their staff. Nominees do not have to be BSA members.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, March 10. Nomination forms are available on the BSA website at Mail completed forms to Alice Mead, Information, Systems & Technology, 207 Evans Hall, MC 3812.

Awards will be presented at a special ceremony Thursday, May 13. For information call 642-4651 or email

UC Begins National Search for UC Merced Chancellor

This month the University of California begins its national search for a chancellor to lead the planned UC campus in the Central Valley.

"It's important to have the new chancellor in place to guide the early academic and physical planning of UC Merced, as well as to begin the recruitment of the founding faculty," said UC Board of Regents chairman John Davies.

Expected to open its doors in 2005, UC Merced will be the tenth UC campus, and the first to be built since the mid-1960s.

Young Musicians Give Noon Concert Feb. 24

Outstanding high school students from Berkeley's Young Musicians Program perform works by Rakhmaninov, Charles Griffes, Malcolm Arnold, Schoenberg and Scarlatti Wednesday, Feb. 24, as part of the music department's free noon concert series in Hertz Hall.

Performers will be Anjanine Bonet, violin; Michelle Chen, piano; Erice Liu, piano; Ji Na Song, soprano; Wendy Zhang, flute; and the Young Musicians Program's Brass Quintet.

The Wednesday concerts start promptly at 12:15 p.m. and end by 1 p.m. For information call 642-4864.

Proposals Due Feb. 28 for "Beyond Babel" Meeting

Berkeley faculty and students are invited to submit proposals for the 18th Annual Conference of the Western Humanities Alliance [WHA], to be held Oct. 14-16 at UC San Diego. The deadline is Feb. 28.

"Beyond Babel: Common Language, Common Differences, Common Ground" will address cultural hybridization, crossing of disciplines and models of knowledge, mixtures of artistic forms and integration of cognitive processes.

Send proposals of no more than 400 words to: Prof. Marcel Henaff, UCSD- 0410, La Jolla, CA 92093, email, or fax (619) 534 8686.

For information see

Feb. 24 Forum on Teaching Students with Disabilities

What should a teacher or teaching assistant do if a student in a wheelchair arrives at the back of a tiered auditorium? What is the best way to respond if an interpreter seems to be disturbing a class? What should be done if a disabled student presents a letter of accommodation?

Specialists in disabled student services will answer these and related questions at a forum on "Teaching Students with Disabilities," Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. in 220 Stephens Hall. The forum is presented by the Disabled Students Program and the Academic Senate.

For information call 642-7213.

March 8-9 CNR Conference on Agricultural Globalization

Renowned economists and policy experts from the College of Natural Resources and around the nation will gather at Alumni House March 8 and 9 for a conference on agricultural globalization, trade and the environment.

The event opens Monday, March 8, with remarks by CNR Dean Gordon Rausser, followed by a panel on the FAIR Act and the future of commondity programs. Conference panelists will address the NAFTA and GATT treaties, agricultural resource management, farm policy reform, world genetic resources and related topics.

Berkeley sponsors include CNR and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

A registration fee is required. For information see the conference website at


February 17 - 23, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 23)
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