For more information, for copies of the 1994-95 Employee Development and Training Catalog, or for information on how to enroll in classes, call 642-8134.
Career Panel of Management Services Officers
Nov. 1, 12:15-1:30 pm, Room 24, University Hall
Employees from the MSO classification will discuss their job responsibilities, professional skills, career paths, and educational backgrounds. Career panels are designed for employees interested in moving into a particular classification.
Skills Seminar for Analysts
Nov. 10 and 17, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Room 24, University Hall
Through case studies, exercises, and discussion, you will have the opportunity to follow the analytic process and practice skills that are essential in an analyst's job.
So You Want To Be A Supervisor?
Nov. 15 and 21, 8:30 am-noon, Room 24, University Hall
Through exercises, lecture, and small group discussions, you will explore a variety of responsibilities supervisors face. A panel of campus supervisors will share their experiences.
Applications Due Nov. 1
Nov. 1 is the deadline for submitting applications to attend the 1995 Management Academy, to be held Jan.10-12 at Clark Kerr Campus. For an application, call Employee Development and Training at 642-8134. Applications must be submitted to department heads by Nov. 1. You can also apply simultaneously through the Coalition of Ethnic Staff Organizations by submitting your application by Nov. 1 to Elaine Fukuhara Schilling, EDT, 207 University Hall. For more information, contact program coordinator Schilling at 642-3595 or e-mail schillin@uclink.
For information, a complete program flyer, or to enroll, call 643-4646.
Technology Tackles Repetitive Tasks
Nov. 1, 10 am-noon, Tang Center
A panel of campus staff will share how technology can and can not help with your workload, how their departments have used technology to address the workload crisis, and the issues and realities of their experiences with computer technology implementation.
Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, noon-
Find out how the body changes during menopause, identify methods to cope with symptoms of menopause, evaluate the pros and cons of estrogen replacement theory. Free.
Send news of awards and honors to Julia Sommer, 2120 Oxford St. 3rd floor, 642-8712, fax 643-5085, e-mail JMS@PA.UREL. Black-and- white photos welcome.
Open Enrollment Is Upon Us
From Nov. 1-30, UC employees will have an opportunity to change medical plans. To help you make informed decisions, Office of the President Employee Benefits is mailing the following pieces to employee home addresses:
*Health Benefits Newsletter: describes UC Care expansion to Point of Service (POS) Plan.
* Open Enrollment Announcement: provides information on open enrollment options and changes to benefit plans for the coming year.
* Personal Benefits Statement: provides personalized benefits information. Employees who do not receive a Personal Benefits Statement by Nov.1 should contact Office of the President at 800-888-8267 to request a copy.
* UC Care PCP Mailing: All current UC Care members will receive a pre-printed form in this mailing that must be used to select a Primary Care Physician (PCP). The form must be returned unless you are switching to another medical plan.
These mailings are being sent to employees hired as of Aug. 31, 1994. Employees hired after that date will be sent an Open Enrollment Announcement in a special mailing the second week of November.
More information will be available at the Open Enrollment Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 9 am-3 pm in Pauley Ballroom (MLK Student Union Building).
Gender and the Academic Experience is a collection of 16 autobiographies written by women who were among the first to earn doctorates in sociology at Berkeley, entering graduate school between 1952 and 1972. Edited by Kathryn Meadow Orlans and Ruth Wallace and published by the University of Nebraska Press (1994), it is reviewed in the Sept. 23 issue of Science.
The UC Retirees' Association invites you to join 600 of your fellow-Berkeley retirees in an organization dedicated to upholding and enhancing retirees' benefits, providing pertinent information to retirees, and encouraging contact and participation through a variety of activities and events.
Membership in UCRA is open to all retired staff and faculty and to any UC employee 50 or over who is eligible for retirement. Membership dues are $10/year. Member benefits include:
* Quarterly luncheons with interesting, topical speakers;
* Day trips to nearby points of interest (wine country, Monterey, Filoli, etc.);
* Quarterly newsletter with the latest information about retirees' benefits, campus news, and UCRA events and active members.
As retirees' advocate and watchdog, UCRA also participates in university and state organizations dealing with retirement issues.
For more information, call 642-5464 between 9 am and 1 pm.
Memoranda mailed to deans, directors, department chairs, and administrative officers issued on the chancellor's mailing lists. For copies, contact originating offices.
Sept. 27: Addressing the Network Request Backlog, from Jack McCredie, associate vice chancellor--information systems and technology.
Oct. 3: Reorganization and Name Changes for the College of Natural Resources, from Carol Christ, vice chancellor and provost.
Oct. 6: Proposed Human Resource Management Initiatives, from Daniel Boggan Jr., vice chancellor--business and administrative services.
Oct. 6: Call for Management Academy Applications, from Carol Christ, vice chancellor and provost, and Daniel Boggan Jr., vice chancellor--business and administrative services.
Oct. 10: Interim Policy on Relocation Allowance for Executive and MAP Positions, from Daniel Boggan Jr., vice chancellor--business and administrative services.
Oct. 11: 1995 NSF Presidential Faculty Fellows Program, from Chancellor Tien.
Oct. 14: CALCARD Program and Management Fellowship, from Daniel Boggan, vice chancellor--business and administrative services.
Awards and Honors
Patricia Buffler, dean and professor of epidemiology, School of Public Health, has been elected a member of the Institute of Medicine.
Mary-Claire King, professor of epidemiology, has been elected a member of the Institute of Medicine.
Steven Lindow, professor of environmental science, policy, and management, has been named a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society.
John Taylor, professor of plant biology, is the 1994 winner of the Mycological Society of America's William H. Weston Award for Teaching Excellence.
Gareth Thomas, professor of materials science and mineral engineering, received the Medal of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy from the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow in September. Thomas also deliverd a lecture series, entitled "Materials Science, Electron Microscopy, and Technology," while he was a guest of the academy at its 75th anniversary celebration.
Nancy McDaniel has been hired as Berkeley's first women's golf coach. This is the first step in establishing women's golf as an intercollegiate sport here--the first time a sport has been added since 1983, when women's soccer was started.
The women's golf team will play on a club level this spring, moving to full-time NCAA status during 1995-96. Berkeley will offer three full scholarships the first year, expanding toward the NCAA limit of six by adding another scholarship each of the following three seasons.
McDaniel has played on several professional tours over the last six years and has been one of the top players on the Ladies Asian Tour. She also was a regular on the Players West Golf Tour, winning the Las Vegas Classic in 1992.
McDaniel earned NCAA All-America honors as a senior at the University of Washington in 1988, where she won several individual titles.
The addition of women's golf will bring to 12 the number of women's intercollegiate sports at Berkeley, compared to 13 men's sports. Berkeley has been the only school in the Pac-10 not to sponsor women's golf.
Celebrating a defensive play against UCLA (above), the Bears will look to more happy times in their remaining four games, two at home. A 26-7 win over the Bruins (5th straight by Cal over UCLA) was the high point of the season thus far, but there was no celebrating in the 61-0 shellacking by USC last weekend. Cal (3-4 overall, 2-2 in the Pac-10) has been severely hurt by the loss of senior quarterback Dave Barr, who broke his collarbone in the UCLA game.
Remaining games for the Golden Bears are Washington State Oct. 29 at home, at Arizona Nov. 5, at Washington Nov. 12, and the grand finale--Big Game against Stanford at home Nov. 19.
One of the happy stories this season is senior linebacker Jerrott Willard, named one of 10 semifinalists for national linebacker of the year. (Ron Delany photo)