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23 October 2002 |

Flu shots available at Tang Center
University Health Services has announced four additional flu-shot clinics for the fall. The dates are Tuesday, Oct. 29; Friday, Nov. 8; Thursday, Nov. 14; and Friday, Dec. 6.

The clinics are open, on a drop-in basis, to adults from the campus and community. The cost for non-students is $20. All flu-shot clinics are held from noon to 6 p.m. at Tang Center, Class of ’42 Room, 2222 Bancroft Way. For information, see or call 642-1814.

Nominations sought for faculty service-learning award
The campus Service-Learning Research and Development Center is currently accepting nominations for the national 2003 Ernest A. Lynton Award for Faculty Professional Service and Academic Outreach. The award recognizes a faculty member who connects his or her expertise and scholarship to community outreach.

Nominations should include the individual’s resume or CV and a narrative on how he/she meets the selection criteria. The deadline is 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31. Send nominations to the Faculty Policy Committee on Service-Learning, c/o UC Berkeley Service-Learning Research and Development Center, by fax at 642-6105, or via e-mail at

The committee will select the Berkeley nominee; the national finalist will be announced in early 2003.

For selection criteria and other information, contact Jane Po at the e-mail address listed above.

Educational activist Jonathan Kozol to speak
Renowned author, educator, and activist Jonathan Kozol will speak at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, at International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave.

Kozol is author of the 1967 classic, “Death at an Early Age,” describing his year of teaching in an inner-city school. The book received a National Book Award. From the start, Kozol has combined teaching with activism.

His talk will be based on his most recent book, “Ordinary Resurrections.”

Admission is free, but reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. For reservations, e-mail or call 643-7491 with your name, phone number, e-mail address, and number of seats requested.

France-Berkeley Fund accepting proposals
The France-Berkeley Fund is accepting proposals for collaborative projects involving tenured or tenure-track professors at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, or UC Santa Cruz and colleagues at institutions in France.

Proposals are accepted from scholars in the humanities, the professional schools, the social and physical sciences, and engineering and applied sciences. Funded projects receive up to $10,000 per year. Applications must be postmarked by Jan. 31, 2003; awards will be announced in early June 2003.
For information and an application form, see

UC international- studies collection available online
The launch of the UC International and Area Studies Digital Collection ( — a digital collection of peer-reviewed research in international studies — has been announced. The collection replaces and consolidates print-publishing operations separately managed by internationally oriented research units on UC campuses, allowing for rapid publication and dissemination to scholars around the world.

BAM/PFA to hold student-arts fest Nov. 2
The UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive will host the inaugural BAM/PFA Fall Arts Fest, a celebration of student arts, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2.

Students will showcase their work, from traditional Chinese dance to a poetry slam and stand-up comedy. Also on the bill are student-led museum tours, six hours of films from the PFA collection, and a sidewalk chalk-art competition.

Admission to the museum, located on 2626 Bancroft Way, is free to staff and students.

Humanities, social-sciences fellowship offered
The American Philosophical Society is accepting applications for a sabbatical fellowship for the humanities and social sciences. The $40,000 grant is open to mid-career faculty who have been granted a sabbatical/research year, but have financial support from their home institution for only part of the year. Applications for the fellowship are due Nov. 1.
For information on the fellowship, and others offered by the society, see

For the record
In a Q&A with Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources David Moers (Berkeleyan, Oct. 10), conditions governing release time for employees applying for funds through the campus Career Development Opportunity Program were misstated. The following clarifying text from the program application form and guidelines has been provided by the Office of Human Resources:

“Career employees are eligible for up to 40 hours of release time for CDOP within the policies or contracts that pertain to their positions. TAP employees and employees in part-time or casual-restricted positions are not eligible for release time for CDOP. If you request release time to take a class under this program, your supervisor has the right to determine whether you can take that release time depending on business needs and the timeframes you are requesting.”


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