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10 April 2002 |

Jefferson Lecturer speaks April 18 on law, conflict and children
Constitutional law expert Kenneth Karst delivers the Jefferson Memorial Lecture at 3:10 p.m., Thursday, April 18 in Boalt Hall’s Booth Auditorium.

The UCLA professor emeritus will discuss “Law, Cultural Conflict and the Socialization of Children.” The talk is sponsored by the Graduate Council.

The Jefferson Lecture was established in 1944 for the study and promotion of the basic principles of American democracy.
For information, call 643-7413.

Comments sought on proposed academic personnel policies
UC Office of the President seeks comments on several proposed changes and additions to policies regarding non-Senate academic personnel. The proposals detail standards and due process procedures for term appointments, the grievance process, layoff and involuntary reduction in time, and corrective action and dismissal.

The policies are available online at Submit questions and comments to Patti Owen in the Academic Personnel Office or to The deadline for comments is May 31.

Global poverty is topic of April 22 lecture
Jeffrey Sachs, professor of international trade at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, discusses “The Millennium Development Goals: The Struggle Against Poverty in the Global Economy,” at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 22 in Pimentel Hall.

A leading international economist in globalization and director of Harvard’s Center for Interna-tional Development, Sachs was recently named special adviser on millennium development goals to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan.

The talk is the eighth annual Aaron Wildavsky Forum, sponsored by the Goldman School for Public Policy. For information, call 642-4670.

New office will process smaller construction projects
Processing of campus renovation and remodeling projects valued at $50,000 or less, previously handled by Capital Projects, will be performed by a new project management unit in Physical Plant–Campus Services.

The management change coincides with reorganization of Physical Plant–Campus Services and was designed to align the Berkeley campus with other UC campuses’ capital projects operations.

With its new and expanded role, Physical Plant–Campus Services will develop closer ties with building managers and department facility staff. Oversight of smaller construction projects will also ensure that campus customers receive prompt and cost-effective assistance for all renovations.

No changes to renovation requests or estimates have been introduced. Customers may go to to submit requests.

Child care centers have some vacancies for kids of staff, faculty
Applications are accepted year round for the Harold E. Jones Child Study Center/University Preschool and the Clark Kerr Infant Center. Both centers have wait lists; vacancies are filled each fall (and mid-year when openings occur) from the lists.

Although the acceptance process began in February for spaces available in August, two slots remain open at the Child Study Center for boys who were born Oct. 1 through Dec. 2, 1999. Wait lists for other gender/age categories are also shorter than typical.

Children enrolled are observed for research and training purposes and participate in closely monitored research studies. The centers are open year-round from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with short breaks between semesters. Programs are full-time, with limited half-time infant spaces.

Contact Randice Roberts at 642-7031 for information, or see and for additional information and applications.

UC, CSU sign power supply contract
The University of California and California State University recently signed an agreement with APS Energy Services to provide direct access electricity to both university systems.

The two university systems’ original four-year direct access contract with Enron Energy Services expired March 31.

The new contract transfers service to APS Energy Services. The Phoenix-based company supplies electrical power to seven of the 10 UC campuses including Berkeley and 19 of the 23 CSU campuses, the CSU Chancellor’s Office and UC Office of the President.

APS Energy Services is a full-service energy provider offering services to commercial, industrial and residential customers. It is a member of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. In 1997, it became the first energy service provider to offer direct access in California.

A recent article on Cal Day incorrectly listed the location of the English department’s performance of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” On Cal Day, Saturday, April 20, scenes from the play will be performed in the Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall. From May 2 to 5, the play will be performed in front of South Hall.


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