News Briefs

Students Win Emmy

A television news magazine show produced by students at the Graduate School of Journalism has been honored once again with a regional student Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Science.

Graduate journalism students produce the show every spring as part of the television sequence of a two-year masters program. Full-time faculty member Joan Bieder and part-time faculty members Linda Schacht and Karen Everett guide production.

This is the third time the news magazine show has won an Emmy Award. Similar in format to CBS's "60 Minutes," the spring 1994 program featured three local human interest stories: a profile of an American Indian who had served time at San Quentin, a look at the relationship between a former Black Panther member and his rap artist son and a prison interview with Irish political prisoner Jimmy Smyth.

Students Suna Chang and Deborah Clark produced the show, "Viewpoints." The Emmy Award will be presented at a banquet in Los Angeles next month. Along with a statuette, Chang and Clark will receive a check for $200. As in previous years, the students plan to donate the money to the Graduate School of Journalism.

Ballet African Style

Cal Performances will host 40 West African dancers, musicians and drummers in Le Ballet National du Senegal March 3 to 5. For performance times and ticket prices, call 642-9988.

I-House Scholarships

Room and board scholarships for next year at International House are available for graduate and upper division students who have completed one academic year on campus and can demonstrate financial need.

Special consideration will be given to students from ethnic backgrounds and areas of the world underrepresented on campus.

Permanent U.S. residents may obtain an application at the I-House personnel office. Deadline to apply is 4 p.m. March 24.

International students may obtain an application at I-House Services for International Students and Scholars. Deadline for these applications is March 17, one week earlier than for permanent residents.

See French Cave Art

The campus will host the first U.S. showing of recently discovered cave art in France on March 8 at 7 p.m. in Booth Auditorium of Boalt Hall.

The slide lecture is open to the campus community and features Jean Clottes, a French archaeologist who headed the cave art research team in the Ardeche region of France.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Western European Studies, the French Cultural Studies Program, the departments of anthropology and art, and the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science.

Barney They Weren't

The Museum of Paleontology is holding a series of lectures with dinosaur themes for young people on Saturdays in March. All begin at 10 a.m. in room 141 McCone Hall.

On March 4, Anne Weil will talk about why backyard birds are really dinosaurs. On March 11, Jessica Theodor discusses what we know and what we can guess about dinosaur social behavior. And finally on March 18, Greg Erickson answers a question raised in the movie "Jurassic Park." Namely, could a Tyrannosaurus tear off the top of a Toyota? Other physical capabilities of dinosaurian predators will be discussed as well.

Tickets are $3 each. For more information, call 642-1607.

Education on the Ether

Virtual field trips, global curriculum projects and international email chat groups on the Internet are transforming education, but just what is the Internet and how can students, teachers and parents tap into it?

Answers can be found at an upcoming UC Extension forum Saturday, March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Extension's San Francisco Center, 55 Laguna St. The fee is $55.

The program is titled "Internet in the Classroom and the Home: A Road Map to the Information Highway for Teachers and Parents."

For more information, call 642-1171.

Violin Virtuoso Coming

Violinist, conductor and humanitarian Yehudi Menuhin will be honored at the 65th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Dinner for International House March 14.

A San Francisco native, Menuhin has conducted major orchestras throughout the world. He also pioneered musical exchanges between Russia and the U.S., introduced much Indian music to the West and now is director of the acclaimed Asian Youth Orchestra.

Also to be honored at the event are Chevron Vice Chair J. Dennis Bonney and the Fleishhacker Family.

Tickets to the benefit begin at $200. Proceeds support programs and scholarships at I-House, which is entirely self-supporting and houses about 600 students and scholars.

For information, call 642-4128.


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