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Posted April 14, 1999

Nobelist Kenzaburo Oe Lectures April 19, 20

Kenzaburo Oe, novelist and 1994 Nobel Laureate, will deliver the inaugural Maruyama Lecture on Political Responsibility in the Modern World Monday, April 19 at 5 p.m. in the Lipman Room of Barrows Hall.

Titled "The Language of Masao Maruyama," the lecture is named for the late preeminent political thinker of the postwar era in Japan and the inspiration for generations of students and scholars in East Asian political thought.

On Tuesday, April 20 at 4 p.m. in 315 Wheeler Hall, Oe will explore how, as a Japanese writer, he is a product of his generation in his lecture, "From the Beginning to the Present, and Facing the End."

The events are sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies and the Townsend Center for the Humanities. For information, call 643-9670.

Proposed Parking Rate Hike: Comments Due April 23

The campus is considering a plan to raise parking rates effective July 1. The move would support proposed parking capital projects and increases in Parking & Transportation's operating expenses.

Employees not represented by exclusive agents may submit comments on the proposed changes, in writing, to Kevin Hagerty, Manager of Parking Administration, 2535 Channing Way, MC 5740 or email hagerty@uclink4.berkeley.edu. Comments must be received by April 23.

For questions regarding the rate proposal or renewal process, call 642-4283.

April is Undergraduate Research Month

During April Berkeley's first-ever Undergraduate Research Month the spotlight is on undergraduates engaged in advanced-level research under the guidance of campus faculty. All across the campus, undergraduate researchers are presenting their lab, field and archival research.

Highlights of the month include displays in Dwinelle lobby, poster sessions in engineering, physics, and molecular and cell biology, and presentations by participants in the Haas Scholars and Miller Scholars Programs. On Cal Day, April 17, campus visitors can view research displays, hear undergraduate presentations, and speak with these talented researchers. Publication parties for the McNair Scholars Journal and the Berkeley Undergraduate Journal will round out the month.

The month-long event is sponsored by the Berkeley Undergraduate Research Consortium.

For a full list of events and profiles of some student researchers, see research.berkeley.edu/studentresearchers.html. For information, call Terry Strathman at 642-3795 or email strath@uclink4.berkeley.edu.

Take Back the Planet on Earth Day, April 22

On April 22, Earth Day, two environmentally-conscious campus student groups will hold events to celebrate and protect the earth. S.O.U.R.C.E. will host "Waste Reduction/Reuse Fair" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on upper Sproul Plaza. The fair aims to educate students, staff and faculty on local environmental issues, including materials reuse, source reduction techniques, recycling, home or office composting, and resource conservation.

CALPIRG will host a more globally focused event, "Take Back the Planet," on lower Sproul Plaza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include information tables, live music and opportunities to take action.

Free Cal Ball Games for Faculty and Staff

Intercollegiate Athletics invites faculty and staff to enjoy America's favorite pastime right here on campus, free of charge.

Employees with valid staff ID can head over to Evans Diamond, located just west of Haas Pavilion, Saturday, April 24 at 1 p.m. to watch the Bears baseball team battle arch rival Stanford. Cal is currently 15-22, 4-5 in the Pac 10. Head coach Bob Milano returned to the team last month after undergoing triple bypass surgery in January.

The Bears softball team takes on the Cardinals Sunday, April 25 at 1 p.m. at Levine-Fricke Field, west of Memorial Stadium in Strawberry Canyon. The team has experience on its side this season, boasting seven seniors and nine returning starters. Head coach Diane Ninemire is hoping to inspire her team to the College World Series, where it last appeared in 1996.

For information, call 1-800-GO-BEARS.

Pianist Kovacevich Offers Master Classes to Public

Though his concerts at Zellerbach are long sold out, there is still a chance for fans of classical pianist Stephen Kovacevich to hear his captivating interpretations of the great masters.

As part of his Regents' lecturership for the music department, Kovacevich is teaching a master class Friday, April 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Hertz Hall.

Kovacevich will instruct student pianists who auditioned for this opportunity. The class, which will feature works by Beethoven and Liszt, is open to the public and free of charge.

A roundtable discussion on "Playing Beethoven: Tempo and Other Inconvenient Variables" takes place Wednesday, April 21 at 3 p.m. in 125 Morrison Hall. Kovacevich and other Beethoven scholars will participate.

For information, call 642-4864.

Service-Learning Minigrant Proposals Due April 28

The Office of Educational Development and the Service-Learning Research and Development Center at the Graduate School of Education is accepting proposals for the Service-Learning Instructional Minigrant Program.

Grants of up to $1,000 are available for courses in fall 1999 that utilize service-learning, which is the integration of community service activities into the academic curriculum. Applications are due by April 28.

For a minigrant application packet, assistance in developing a proposal, or information about the services available through the Service-Learning Center, email Sally Milius Russell at smr@uclink4.berkeley.edu, phone 643-0513, fax 642-6105 or see www-gse.berkeley.edu/research/slc/ServiceLearning.html.

Former Clinton Advisor Stephanopoulos to Speak

George Stephanopoulos has served as President Clinton's senior advisor on policy and strategy. He is a contributor to ABC News, a political analyst on "Good Morning America" and "Nightline" and a visiting professor at Columbia University.

Now, he's written a political memoir, "All Too Human: A Political Education." Stephanopoulos will share some of his Washington experiences Wednesday, April 21 at 8 p.m. in the Pauley Ballroom, Martin Luther King Student Union. The event is sponsored by the Goldman School of Public Policy.

Stephanopoulos was a key strategist in both Clinton presidential campaigns and was involved in the development of virtually every major policy initiative during the President's first term in office. In his book, the author gives candid portrayals of such key players as Hillary Clinton, Dick Morris and Al Gore.

Before joining Clinton, Stephanopoulos served as executive floor manager to House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt. In 1988 he was deputy communications director for the Dukakis/Bentsen presidential campaign.

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