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16 September 2004

Campus postpones presentation of 2020 LRDP to Regents

Campus officials announced Monday that they plan to postpone submission of the Long Range Development Plan to the UC Board of Regents.

The proposed land-use plan, which would guide campus development through the year 2020, will be submitted to the board for review and approval at its January meeting. The issue had been scheduled for the board’s November meeting.

The new date will allow campus senior staff to review aspects of the plan that are of particular concern to the community: designation of a hill area above campus as a potential site for faculty housing, and plans to increase parking by as much as 30 percent, or 2,300 spaces.

The postponement will also provide better access to community members who wish to attend the Regents meeting. The November board meeting is in Los Angeles; the January 2005 meeting will take place in San Francisco.

The draft plan was distributed for public comment in spring 2004 and was followed by two public hearings. Once approved, the document will replace UC Berkeley’s current long-range plan and will guide campus development from 2005 to 2020.

For information, visit lrdp.berkeley.edu.

Agreement extends CDOP funding to CUE workers

The Career Development Opportunity Program (CDOP) is again available to Berkeley staff represented by the Coalition of University Employees (CUE), following an agreement reached last week.

On Sept. 8, representatives of the campus and CUE signed an agreement that permits CUE-represented clerical employees to participate in and submit applications to the CDOP for the July 2004 to June 2005 funding cycle, effective immediately. Following announcement of the agreement, the Office of Human Resources has begun to process applications received between July 28 and Sept. 8 from employees represented by CUE.

Information on the CDOP program, as well as application forms, are available at hrweb.berkeley.edu/learning/cdop.htm.

UC Botanical Garden fall plant sale

The UC Botanical Garden will hold its annual fall plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26. The sale will feature an enlarged selection of perennials, including extensive selections from the garden’s Mediterranean, South American, and Australasian collections. Numerous cacti and succulents from the garden’s collections will also be on sale, as will orchids, tropicals, California natives, grasses, vines, trees, and shrubs.

The sale for the general public will be preceded by a members-only sale and silent auction from 9 to 10 a.m. Memberships are available at the gate. For a list of plants available at the fall sale, see botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu.

Nominations open for Haas Public Service Award

The Peter E. Haas Public Service Award recognizes outstanding contributions of a UC Berkeley alumnus in community service, health care, environmental work, or education. The award includes a cash prize of $20,000 plus an additional prize of $20,000 to a charity of the recipient’s choice. To make a nomination, or for more information, visit www.urel.berkeley.edu/haas or call 643-7003. Nomination deadline is Oct. 25, 2004.

Graduate Division lectures set

The Graduate Division’s series of endowed lectures resumes this fall with a number of talks by visiting faculty and Berkeley faculty.

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, Thomas Metzinger, chair of philosophy at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, speaks on “Consciousness, the Phenomenal Self, and the First-Person Perspective.” His Forester Lecture is at 4:10 p.m. in the Lipman Room, Barrows Hall.

On Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the same time and location, Berkeley Professor Emeritus Ken Jowitt, a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, will present the Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture. He will speak on “The Humvee and the Apple Tree: Globalization or Americanization?”

A leading historian of slavery, Yale University Professor Emeritus David Brion Davis, will deliver the Jefferson Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 3. His talk, “Exodus, Black Colonization, and Promised Lands,” is at 4:10 p.m., also in the Lipman Room.

Robert Fogel, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Economics, will offer two Hitchcock Lectures Nov. 16 and 17 on “Changes in the Process of Aging During the 20th Century.” Fogel speaks both days at 4:10 p.m in the International House auditorium.

For information on Graduate Division lectures, call 643-7413.

For the record . . .

In a Sept. 9 Berkeleyan article reporting on the 20th anniversary of the campus’s Ombuds Office, we stated that the Hobbit-hutlike building it calls home “was bought by the university and moved two blocks to its current site.” In fact, Fox Cottage, owned by the university since the 1960s, was moved in 2000 just half a block, around the corner from Channing Street. Our thanks to town-gown historian Steve Finacom of Facilities Services for correcting the record.