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Next Week At UC Berkeley: A round-up of key news events for the week of Feb. 2-8
27 January 2003

Media Relations

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5
"How Many Deaths in the U.S. are Due to Obesity?"

Dr. Katherine Flegal, a senior research scientist and distinguished consultant at the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will discuss weight-related deaths in the United States. This lecture is free and will be at 4:10 p.m. in 114 Morgan Hall. For more information, call (510) 642-6490.

THURSDAY, FEB. 6
Poetry reading with Adrienne Rich

As one of America's leading poets with more than 20 volumes of poetry, including her recent Fox, poet Adrienne Rich will read her poetry, renowned to incite action and invoke deliberation. The reading will be at 12:10 p.m. in the International House Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (510) 642-0137.

FRIDAY, FEB. 7
"Where Will the Poor Live?"

Sponsored by the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy, this half-day conference will feature panels and keynote lectures by former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros and Ron Gonzales, mayor of San Jose. The conference will run from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Andersen Auditorium at the Haas School of Business. Panels will explore challenges in housing policies, development trends, location of low-income households, and more. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $50 per person; UC Berkeley faculty, students and staff are free. For more information, e-mail housing@haas.berkeley.edu or visit the program Website.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, FEB. 7-8
20th Annual Southeast Asia Conference 2003

The Center for Southeast Asia Studies and the Berkeley Southeast Asianists graduate group will host the center's annual conference, "Southeast Asian Futures: Cosmopolitianism, Sovereignty, Subjectivity." Held at 150 University Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, this free, workshop-style conference will feature numerous panels and speakers, including a keynote address from Cornell University professor Eric Tagliacozzo. For more information, contact the center at (510) 642-3609.

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