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13 March 2002 |

Congresswoman Barbara Lee to speak
U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee will deliver the first annual Ronald V. Dellums Endowed Lecture at 3 p.m., Monday, March 18 in the Chevron Auditorium at International House.

Lee, through a special election, was chosen to represent the East Bay’s Ninth District when Dellums retired in 1998. She gained national attention as the only member of Congress to vote against sending troops to Afghanistan following the Sept. 11 attacks. She served in the California State Assembly from 1990 to 1996 and the State Senate from 1996 to 1998.

Feedback sought on strategic-growth plan
The University’s Strategic Planning Committee has issued a draft plan intended to guide the future growth and development of the Berkeley campus.

Campus staff, faculty and students are invited to comment on the draft report, posted under “Draft SPC Working Paper” at The Strategic Planning Committee is developing a strategic plan to address all aspects of the academic enterprise.

Help update community resource guide
The Office of Community Relations seeks updated information for “Cal in the Community,” an online guide to community-oriented teaching, research and public-service programs offered by the university.

To provide information on a campus program of interest to the community, complete the questionnaire at Campus employees may also revise program submissions on the Community Relations web site,

The deadline for all submissions is April 5. For information, call 643-6781.

IAS launches ‘9/11’ web site
International and Area Studies has launched a new “9/11” web site, at The site is devoted to campus news, issues, upcoming events, articles pertaining to the Sept.11 terrorist attacks, as well as links to related sites. Among its listings are free public lectures and a link to the UC systemwide web site on the attack.

Library talk to discuss Unicode standards
Joan Aliprand, senior analyst, Research Libraries Group and Unicode Consortium secretary, will present a talk, “Library Issues and Unicode,” at 5 p.m., March 18 in 2125 Dwinelle.
Unicode is the international character-encoding standard. Aliprand will discuss the likely impact of that standard on the library, as well as other topics.

For information, contact Deborah Anderson at or Richard Cook at

J. Desmond Clark memorial is online
The anthropology department has created a web site for e-tributes to the late John Desmond Clark, a pioneer in studies of world prehistory. Visitors to the site may also view photos from his life and work.

Contributions of any length are acceptable. Individuals may also add their own photos of Clark. The web site is located at

Discounts offered on Costco memberships
Costco Wholesale is offering discounted memberships to the campus community. Representatives of the discount warehouse will be at the Cal Student Store from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, March 18 and Thursday, March 21.

With the special offer, faculty, staff and students may purchase 13 months of membership for the cost of a one-year membership (a $5 savings). Coupons for a free lunch and apple pie are also available.

Financial engineering graduates first class Saturday, March 16
The first class of students to receive Haas Business School’s new master’s degree in financial engineering will join in commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m., March 16 in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.

Nobel laureate Robert C. Merton will give the commencement address to 46 graduating students. Merton, a professor at Harvard Business School, received the Nobel Prize in economic science in 1997. The commencement is open to faculty and to students in the program and their guests.

March 18 talk will explore labor graphics
Labor graphics is the topic of a noon-hour talk at the Institute of Industrial Relations, Monday, March 18.

Lincoln Cushing, electronic outreach librarian for the institute, will speak on “Labor graphics: What they are and why you should care.” An archivist and long-time printer, Cushing will explore the intersection of visual art and labor and offer suggestions on how to better integrate images, research and organizing.

Those interested in attending should contact Myra Armstrong at by Friday, March 15. The institute is located at 2521 Channing Way, near Telegraph Avenue.


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