News Briefs

Goldrush Sisters

A musical group called the Gold-rush Sisters will perform Nov. 20 at 2 pm for the UC Berkeley Museum of Art, Science, and Culture in Danville.

Using banjos, fiddles, mandolins, accordions, guitars, and other instruments, the Goldrush Sisters will recapture the colorful period in California history for which they are named.

The program is free with museum admission, which is $7 adults and $4 students and seniors.

The museum will also sponsor a teacher's workshop on "Mark Twain: A Life in Writing" Nov. 16 at 3:30 pm. The fee is $5 and pre-registration is required.

Call 736-2280 for information on programs or to register for the teacher's workshop.

Emilio Segré Lecture

Physicist Theodor W. Hänsch will deliver the 8th Emilio Segré Distinguished Lecture Nov. 28 at 8 pm in Pimentel Lecture Hall. His topic is "Hydrogen and Fundamental Physics."

Hänsch is executive director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics and a professor of physics at the University of Munich in Germany.

Human Rights Papers Due for Conference

Proposals for papers for the upcoming Berkeley Conference on Human Rights in Southeast Asia are due Nov. 21. The conference explores contemporary and historical perspectives on human rights in the region. Case studies of disenfranchised marginal populations, repressions of political, religious, and ethnic minorities, and analyses of state-sponsored terror are especially solicited.

Contributors should contact Eric Crystal, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, 2223 Fulton St., Room 616, fax 643-7062, phone 642-3609.

No Berkeleyan Thanksgiving Week

Because of the holiday break, Berkeleyan will not be published the week of Nov. 21. There will be an issue on Nov. 16 and Nov. 30. Please adjust your submissions to the calendar, gazette, and news pages accordingly.

Bring Canned Food For Loaves and Fishes

To encourage the campus community to help feed the many hungry in our midst, Loaves and Fishes, a local volunteer group, is sponsoring a canned-food drive on campus through Nov. 17 and has placed collection bins in many buildings.

Loaves and Fishes is a ministry of the Catholic Newman Hall, dedicated to serving the needs of the poor and homeless in the Berkeley and Oakland communities. It is run by hundreds of volunteers, many of whom are Berkeley faculty, staff, and students.

All donated food will be given to the Alameda County Food Bank, the Berkeley Food Pantry, the AIDS Food Bank, local shelters, transitional houses, and individual families living in poverty.

"Although none of us can individually resolve the conditions that result in an increasing number of people without food," said Chancellor Tien, "programs such as Loaves and Fishes help to mobilize the community to help families meet the most basic needs.... I am especially proud of UC faculty, staff, and students who give their time to participate in the food drive."

For information, call 376-3655.

Holiday Events

If you would like help getting the word out about charitable activities you or your unit may be sponsoring on campus for the upcoming holiday season, contact Berkeleyan for publicity. Deadline is Nov. 23.

You may also make a call for volunteers, donations, or fellow organizers. Include details on your needs along with a description of your activity. Send information to Marie Felde in the Public Information Office at 643-8012, 101 Sproul Hall, fax 643-7461.


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