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02 April 2003

Candidates sought for L&S undergrad dean
The campus invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Undergraduate Division of the College of Letters and Science to oversee undergraduate education in the College. The dean works in close collaboration those of the other four L&S divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences), and in particular with the Executive Dean of L&S, as well as with the executive committee of the College and the Vice Provost–Undergraduate Education. For information on this position, visit ls.berkeley.edu/jobs/dean.html

Watch ‘Bear in Mind’ in the studio
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the taping of the next episode of Chancellor Berdahl’s online radio-style show, Bear in Mind, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, in Dwinelle Hall’s broadcast studio. He will interview Capt. Lee Rosenberg, head of Berkeley’s ROTC program; Professor T.J. Pempel, who orchestrated the recent visit by North Korean delegates to a campus conference; and three international students. The guests and the chancellor will also take questions from the audience. Space is limited, so seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. To attend, send an e-mail to bearshow@uclink.berkeley.edu with your name, affiliation, and phone number.

Edwin Bayley memorial set
A memorial celebration for Edwin Bayley, founding dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, will be held at North Gate Hall at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 27. Dean Bayley died last October at the age of 84, after a chronic illness. For information about the memorial, contact Andrea Lampros at 642-7339 or lampros@uclink.berkeley.edu.

Campus Rotary Scholars at weekend conference
The Rotary Center for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Studies presents a Rotary Conference in Peace and Conflict Resolution, on Sunday, April 6, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Wells Fargo Room, Haas School of Business.

The keynote speaker will be Jane Wales, president & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, former associate director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and senior director of the National Security Council. This year’s Berkeley Rotary Scholars will present papers following her address.

The event is open to the public beginning at 12:45 p.m. Those wishing to attend the 11:30 lunch (at $12.50 per person) must RSVP by 1 p.m., Friday, April 5, at 643-4751.

Deadlines near for Regents’ Junior Faculty Fellowships
The Regents’ Junior Faculty Fellowships program is accepting applications for summer 2003. These fellowships provide summer salary awards of $5,000, to be paid in July 2003.

To apply, junior faculty must submit application materials to their departmental chair by Friday, April 11; chairs forward all materials to their dean by Friday, April 18; and deans must submit recommendations and applications to Vice Provost Jan de Vries by Friday, April 25. Awards will be announced in June.

For information or an application, see vpaafw.chance.berkeley.edu/regents.html, call 642-1963, or e-mail capps@uclink4.berkeley.edu.

April 4: Symposium on Occupied Territories
A symposium titled “The Occupied Territories: What is the Future?” will be held at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 4 in 2050 Valley Life Sciences. The event will feature a panel discussion by four Israeli and Palestinian scholars and academic leaders, followed by a moderated discussion. Topics on the table include resistance and terror, past Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Israel’s security today, and the role of faculty in teaching about non-violent options. For information, see www.berkeley.edu/news/mideast/calendar.html.

Take Our Children to Work Day is April 24
On Take Our Children to Work Day, faculty and staff will have their annual opportunity to share their work day with young family members and introduce children to the campus environment.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., departments, museums, and the Library will host activities for children and their parents. Children will enjoy learning about the wide variety of workplaces on campus while getting a preview of what college life might be like.

A special picnic, hosted by Chancellor Berdahl, will bring the campus family together on Memorial Glade from noon to 1:30 p.m. for free food, music, a chance to meet Cal athletes and Oski, and a science fair hosted by LHS.

Departments interested in hosting an event may contact Laquel Wright at laquel_w@uclink.berkeley.edu by April 4.

UCLink update
An article in the latest Berkeley Computing & Communications newsletter discusses near- and longer-term plans to improve the campus e-mail system and avoid problems like the recent failure. The piece is available online at istpub.berkeley.edu:4201/bcc/Spring2003/cio.badday.html