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06 March 2002 | Southside open house is March 11
Plans for new student housing on the campus’s south side will be showcased at a public open house, from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday March 11.

Architects and campus planning and housing staff will be on hand to answer questions about new Underhill area facilities for students. Projects to be showcased include College-Durant Housing, expected to open to students for the fall 2002 semester, and the Central Dining Facility, currently under construction on Bowditch Street.

Projects planned for the Underhill area will provide 1,200 beds by 2005, along with new dining commons, recreational facilities, parking, a neighborhood café and improved student services.

The open house will be held in the Lower Recreation Room of Unit 1 Residence Hall, 2650 Durant Ave. Free parking will be available in the Underhill lot.

For information, contact campus planner Jacki Bernier in Capital Projects at 642-0167.

Donate a used camera for visual studies students
Have a heavy older 35-mm camera that you’ve replaced with a sporty new digital? The College of Environmental Design would like to have a few extra cameras for loan to its visual studies students.

Sturdy models that make especially great loaners include Canons (FTQL, FTB or A1), Nikons (FM, FE or F series) or the Pentax ME Super.

To make a camera donation, or for shipping and information on a tax deduction, contact Janet Delaney at or 845-3449.

Nominations open for Community Service Awards
Each year the campus honors outstanding staff,
faculty and students for their contributions as volunteers to campus and community organizations. The deadline for nominations for this year’s Chancellor’s Community Service Awards is noon, Friday, April 5.

Information about the awards, the awards committee, and previous winners is available at The nomination form is available on line at
Award winners will be honored at a campus celebration at the Tang Center on Wednesday, April 24, from 4 to 7 p.m.

For information, contact Paul Terrell in the School of Social Welfare, at 642-8039 or

Staff internship proposals sought
Applications are now available for faculty and staff interested in sponsoring an internship in their department. The deadline for proposals is April 12.

Prospective mentors are invited to attend an informational meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Monday, March 18 in 24 University Hall.

The Staff Internship Program funds up to ten internships a year. For 2002-03, Chancellor Berdahl has allocated additional funding for new internships that are technology oriented and provide opportunities for staff in the administrative assistant classifications.

For an application for funding, call 643-6189,
e-mail, or see To discuss an internship
proposal, call 642-2711.

9/11 class lectures available via webcast
The free evening course “Issues in U.S. Foreign Policy Since 9/11,” featuring distinguished campus faculty and visitors, is available for viewing online.

To see classroom lectures for the International and Area Studies course — recorded on videotape and disseminated via webcast by Educational Technology Services — see and scroll down to the course, IAS 180.

Presentations to date include lectures on Saudi Arabia U.S. foreign policy, rogue states and weapons of mass destruction, intelligence after 9/11 and the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Support breast cancer research at tax time
This year in California more than 20,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 4,200 will die of the disease.

The Breast Cancer Research Fund, administered by UC, spearheads research on the causes, prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer. For those who have not yet filed a 2001 Califonria Income Tax Return, line 56 of Form 540 allows taxpayers to make a donation to the fund.

UC system news is available online
An online news site, UC Newswire, provides updated news on all of the University of California campuses, labs and research institutes.

Information on UC Office of the President and UC activities in the San Joaquin Valley, as well as image libraries, fact sheets and views from campus webcams are included on the site (


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