Gazette, 11/9/94


"Common Interest Communities: Private Governments and the Public Interest" is the latest publication of the Institute of Governmental Studies Press. Edited by Stephen Barton and Carol Silverman, the paperback sells for $23.95. It examines how 35 million Americans share community life in common interest communities such as condominiums, planned unit developments, and cooperatives. The 12 contributors describe and analyze the characteristics of private government, neighborhood association, real estate management, regulations, bitter conflict, apathy, and the relationships between private and public life throughout the US, Israel, Japan, and the Netherlands.

For more information, phone IGS at 642-6723.

Around Cal cutline

Morgan Brings Brahms, Bernstein, Shostakovich to Campus

Michael Morgan, music director of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, is guest conductor of the University Symphony this semester. This Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12, he leads the University Symphony in Bernstein's Overture to Candide, Symphony No. 6 by Shostakovich, and Piano Concerto No. 2 by Brahms with pianist Steve Swayne. Show time is 8 pm in Hertz Hall. Before coming West, Morgan was principal conductor of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and assistant conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Call 642-9988 for tickets. (Kathleen Karn photo)

Awards and Honors

Richard Blum, BS '58, MBA '59, has been chosen the 1994 Haas School Alumnus of the Year. Blum is managing partner of Richard C. Blum & Associates, which focuses on investing in undervalued companies, and the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Blum began his career at 23 with Sutro & Co. At 29 he became the youngest partner in the firm's history and helped incorporate Sutro when it became public in 1970.

Blum often works as a liaison between the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government and recently established a $100 million fund to invest in companies in the People's Republic of China.

Blum is a former president of the Cal Business Alumni Association and was the 1993 Haas School commencement speaker. He has been a member of the Haas School Advisory Board since 1984.

Janet King, chair of nutritional science, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine.

Ralph Kramer, professor emeritus of social welfare, has been awarded the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action's highest honor, the Annual Award for Distinguished Contribution. It recognizes his lifetime contribution to scholarship on non-profit social services, both in the US and internationally. Kramer's best-known volume, "Voluntary Agencies in the Welfare State," was published by UC Press in 1981.

Joe Martinez, professor of psychology, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Mentoring Women and Minorities in Science from the Association for the Advancement of Science.

Eugene Trefethen Jr., '30, an ardent supporter of the Haas School of Business, has been named first recipient of the Haas Lifetime Achievement Award.

Trefethen began his career with Kaiser Industries as a teenage laborer, working his way up in the company to become executive vice president in 1956 and president in 1967.

Trefethen was named Alumnus of the Year in 1979 and received the Berkeley Medal in 1989--the first time Berkeley's highest honor went to an alumnus for a lifetime of service and devotion to his alma mater.

In 1989, Eugene and Catherine Trefethen were honored with establishment of the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Chair of Business Administration by their friends and colleagues.

The Trefethens manage a winery and vineyards in the Napa Valley

Huffaker Wins Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Carl Huffaker, professor emeritus of entomology and a leading expert in the biological control of weeds and insect pests, has been awarded the 1994-95 Wolf Prize, the premier award in the field of agriculture.

The $100,000 prize, sponsored by the Wolf Foundation in Tel Aviv, is to be shared by Perry Adkisson, former chancellor of Texas A&M University and Regents Professor of Entomology. The two scientists will receive the award from Israeli President Ezer Weizman in a ceremony at the Knesset in Jerusalem March 26.

Last year's Wolf Prize in agriculture also went to a Berkeley entomologist, John Casida, for research that led to development of safer, more effective pesticides.

Huffaker, 80, who retired in 1985, is known not only for his practical field work in the biological control of weeds and other pests, but also for his broader studies of population dynamics, in particular the interactions between predator and prey.

He and Adkisson were leaders in developing a concept known as integrated pest management and documenting not only that it works, but that it can be cost-effective. Integrated pest management involves combining biological control-- controlling pests by encouraging their natural enemies--with the use of highly selective pesticides. The approach has reduced worldwide use of pesticides, in particular those that kill a broad spectrum of often beneficial insects, at the same time that it has increased productivity.

Their key contribution was leading a series of national research projects in integrated pest management, which for the first time brought together experts from diverse fields to tackle several major pests threatening agricultural crops.

Huffaker made several significant contributions to California agriculture. Among them was finding a way to control Klamath weed that in the 1940s threatened to wipe out productive rangelands from Northern California to Washington State.

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.

Staff Enrichment

Employee Development And Training

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.

New Horizons For Current Employees

Nov. 22, 8:30 am-noon, University Hall, Room 24

Learn about the internal transfer and recruitment process, promotional opportunities on campus, and resources for career mobility within Berkeley.

Creating and Using Flow Charts

Nov. 29, 9-11 am, University Hall, Room 24

Learn what a flow chart is, its most effective uses, and tips on constructing flow charts.

Benefits: Are You Covered?

The Open Enrollment Information Fair will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 9 am-3 pm, in Pauley Ballroom (MLK Student Union). Representatives from medical, dental, legal, and accidental death and dismemberment plans will be available to answer questions. Updated brochures and provider directories will be available. Presentations at 10 am, noon, and 2 pm will give an overview of the UC Care Plan redesign and the Health Net/Qual Med merger. The chancellor has authorized one hour of release time for employees to attend.

Provider directories for UC Care and Health Net are available for review at the reference desk of the Main Library.


Nadine Zelinski, longtime employee of the Institute of International Studies, died Oct. 29.

Zelinski joined the IIS in 1975, retiring with the most recent VERIP in 1993 from her position as principal word processing specialist. Zelinski continued to offer her services to the University as a TAP typist and word processor until a week before her death. She was greatly appreciated by her coworkers for her insightful, droll wit and sense of humor.

Campus Memos

Memoranda mailed to deans, directors, department chairs, and administrative officers issued on the chancellor's mailing lists. For copies, contact originating offices.

Oct. 17: Catalonia Colloquia 1994-95, from Richard Buxbaum, dean, International and Area Studies.

Oct. 17: Recharge Rate Reivews, 1994-95, from Carol Christ, vice chancellor and provost, and Leroy Bean, acting vice chancellor--business and administrative services.

Oct. 24: Name Changes and Reorganization of Academic Departments in the College of Natural Resources, from Carol Christ, vice chancellor and provost.

Oct. 28: The National Security Education Program, from Richard Buxbaum, dean, International and Area Studies.

Oct. 28: Gift Fee Policy, from Chancellor Tien.

Oct. 31: 1994-95 Directory of Research Units, from Joseph Cerny--vice chancellor for research


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