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08 November 2007

Underhill lot fully operational; Anna Head West goes public

Beginning Monday, Nov. 19, the Underhill Parking Structure on the south side of campus, between College Avenue and Bowditch Street and Haste and Channing streets, will be fully operational and available daily to drivers holding C, F, and S permits. The structure is fully accessible, state-of-the-art, well-lit, and well-ventilated, and provides 1,000 covered, marked spaces on four levels on Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. To improve access between Underhill and the rest of the campus for permit holders, Parking and Transportation is adding a shuttle stop on the Channing side of the parking lot that will be served by the Reverse Perimeter bus every 30 minutes. The lot will be available for paid public use on evenings and weekends.

Also effective Nov. 19, the Anna Head West lot, a surface lot one block west of Underhill and one block above Telegraph Avenue, will become an hourly-fee lot available to campus visitors and the general public; campus permits will not be accepted. Campus departments are encouraged to notify visitors of the availability of public parking at Anna Head West on weekdays, nights, and weekends.

Ethnic Studies Library celebrates 10th anniversary Nov. 8

On Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., supporters of the Ethnic Studies Library will celebrate its 10th anniversary. The event, which is open to the public, takes place in the Heller Lounge Multicultural Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union. Admission is free.

The anniversary celebration marks the beginning of a fundraising campaign intended to expand archival processing space and to further develop the library's collections. For more information on the campaign, visit eslibrary.berkeley.edu.

Grants offered for arts-curriculum development

Faculty members or graduate-student instructors planning courses for 2008-09 that can be defined as "teaching across the arts" are invited to apply for curriculum-development grants of $750 from Berkeley's Arts Research Center. Proposed courses must involve materials from at least two artistic media, draw significantly on the existing arts resources at Berkeley, and address the challenge of writing about the arts in addition to issues raised by the arts themselves. Preference will be given to new courses or significant modifications of existing courses.

A brief proposal, course outline, and syllabus are among the requirements for applying. For application details, contact Michele Rabkin (micheler@berkeley.edu or 642-4268). The deadline is Friday, Nov. 30.

Open Enrollment conference calls set

Human Resources' benefits staff will hold conference calls for department benefits counselors, faculty, and staff to answer questions regarding this year's Open Enrollment changes. Conference calls will be held in November on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Nov. 8, 13, 15, 20, and 27), as well as on Monday, Nov. 26; each call will last from 1 to 3 p.m. On each date, if there are no participants by 1:15, staff will end that call. To participate, call (866) 606-4704 at any time during a session, then enter access code 3278756.

CalNet customer service has moved

The Cal 1 Card office in Lower Sproul Plaza is now the primary provider of CalNet support - via drop-ins, phone, and e-mail - to all campus affiliates, including faculty, staff, students, and department-sponsored affiliates. CalNet support will no longer be provided by IST's User and Account Services walk-in facility at 2195 Hearst Ave., though the office will still provide support for CalMail, departmental domain e-mail, and CalNet deputies.

The Cal 1 Card office is located at 180A César Chávez Center. Its hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, phone 642-4126 or e-mail calnetid@berkeley.edu.

Slothful topic set for Fabilli-Hoffer essay contest

This year's topic for the Lili Fabilli and Eric Hoffer essay contest - an annual competition open to faculty and staff as well as students - is "In Defense of Sloth." Entries are judged on originality of thought and excellence in writing; the maximum length is 500 words. Typically, $3,000 in prize money is divided at the discretion of the judge. Entries must be submitted in person to prize coordinator Anne Repp (229 Sproul) no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.

For the record . . .

The date of the Tang Center's final flu-shot clinic of the year will be Tuesday, Dec. 4, from noon to 6 p.m., at 2222 Bancroft Way, not Thursday, Dec. 6, as previously published. For information, visit www.uhs.berkeley.edu/home/news/flushots.shtml.