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26 September 2001 |

Cal Athletes honor East Coast victims
In tribute to those East Coast victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, Cal athletes will display the American flag on their uniforms this fall.

The Golden Bears football team began wearing flag decals on their helmets at last Saturday’s game against Washington State in Pullman, Wash.

In addition, cloth patches of the U.S. flag arrived on campus this week and will be worn by other Cal athletic teams in competition.

During ceremonies prior to the Bears’ home football game against Washington Sept. 29, the Cal athletic department also will honor former Cal athletes Mark Bingham and Brent Woodall, as well as other members of the Cal family who are missing or feared dead as a result of this national tragedy.

Dates set for first two flu shot clinics at Tang
Delivery of the flu vaccine has been delayed, causing a delay in scheduling the annual flu shot clinics at University Health Services.

A full allotment of vaccine is anticipated, and over the course of the fall, the normal number of clinics are anticipated. For now, enough vaccine has arrived to schedule two clinics, with more to come as the vaccine becomes available.

The first clinic, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, will be open to the campus only, and is limited, per the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control, to high-risk individuals only. This includes those who have chronic health conditions, are in the second or third trimester of pregnancy during flu season, are 65 or older, are health care workers or take care of high-risk individuals, or are receiving long-term aspirin therapy.

Those who do not fall into one of these categories should wait for later clinics.

Beginning with the clinic scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23, all adult members of the campus and community are welcome. More clinics will be scheduled in October and November as the vaccine arrives.

All clinics are on a drop-in, while supplies last basis. They will be held at the Tang Center, Class of ‘42 Room, from noon to 6 pm. The cost is $15.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control Web site for information on the flu vaccine and risk factors. For information on the Tang Center clinics, call 642-1814.

2001-03 General Catalog available
The new Berkeley General Catalog is just off the bindery at UC Printing Services, and deliveries began to campus departments, libraries, and administrative units late last week.

The cover features a John Galen Howard watercolor-and-graphite drawing of the Campanile. The original is one of the treasures in the Environmental Design Archives at Berkeley.

Most campus faculty and staff receive a catalog for free. Additional copies are available at the Cal Student Store for $6 plus tax.

Memorial images, text available on the Web
This month’s special issue published jointly by the Berkeleyan and the Daily Californian, as well as images and words detailing the campus’s response to the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington, are available online.

From the campus home page type in the search term “Special Updates” to reach “The Campus Remembers and Responds.”

The site includes reporting, video clips and a slide show from the Sept. 17 campus memorial service.

The complete text of remarks by Chancellor Berdahl, Staff Ombuds Anita Madrid, and ASUC President Wally Adeyamo are also included. For the Berkeleyan/Daily Californian publication distributed at the memorial, select “special issue” under the color photo of the student candlelight vigil.

Intimate portrait of Nobelist Seaborg
As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize, the College of Chemistry is sponsoring a special talk, “Glenn Seaborg: Perspectives of a Son Turned Colleague,” by Eric Seaborg at 3 p.m., Thursday, October 4, in the O‚Neill Room of the Faculty Club.

A freelance writer specializing in science and the environment, Eric Seaborg was invited by his famous father to work with him on his autobiography, “Adventures in the Atomic Age: From Watts to Washington,” just published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.

Eric completed the book after Professor Seaborg’s death in 1999. A limited number of copies of Seaborg’s book will be available at the talk.

Glenn Seaborg first came to Berkeley in 1934 as a graduate student. He was a member of the Berkeley family for more than six decades, serving as chancellor from 1958 to 1961.

He is best known for his discovery of plutonium, for which he received the Nobel Prize 60 years ago, but he was also instrumental in the discovery of nine other elements. In 1997, he became the only living person to have an element — 106, Seaborgium — named in his honor.

A strong advocate of nuclear arms control, Seaborg was an adviser to every president from Franklin D. Roosevelt through Bill Clinton.

Visitor information listed for the Botanical Garden in last week’s calendar was incorrect. The garden is free to the public on Thursdays, not Tuesdays.


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