Gazette, 3/8/95

Awards and Honors

Tony Adams, dean, School of Optometry, has been asked by the Australian government to assist in evaluation and review of Australia's Cooperative Research Center for Eye Research and Technology, a joint effort by four universities, government research organizations and industry.

Ben Bagdikian, professor emeritus of journalism, has won the James Madison Award for career achievement from the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Bagdikian, a former editor for national news with The Washington Post, joined the faculty in 1976 and served as dean from 1985 to 1988.

Jay Enoch, professor of optometry, has been invited to be visiting professor at the Univeristy of Santiago de Compestela in Spain May-July, 1996.

The late Eugene Lawler, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, has received posthumously the A. Nico Habermann Award from the Computer Research Association recognizing his contributions to students from underrepresented groups within the computer science community.

An avid supporter of women, minority and disabled students, Lawler helped create Berkeley's Computer Science Re-entry Program in the early 1980s.

Lawler died Sept. 2, 1994. The Eugene Lawler Fellowship was recently endowed in the College of Engineering through memorial gifts, including a $10,000 donation from Sybase, Inc. The fellowship will assist disadvantaged minority and women students pursuing graduate degrees in computer science.

Per Peterson, associate professor of nuclear engineering, received a 1994 Journal of Heat Transfer Outstanding Reviewer award at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. The award recognizes the efforts of reviewers in maintaining the quality of the journal.

Campus Memos

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

Dec. 22: Minimum Unit Requirements for Students Holding GSI and GSR Appointments, from Joseph Duggan, associate dean--graduate division.

Jan. 19: Changes to Computing System Approval Policies, from Jack McCredie, associate vice chancellor--Information Systems and Technology.

Feb. 2: Notice of Pendency of Class Action, Proposed Settlement, Opt Out Rights, Objection Rights and Hearing Regarding 1991-92 Salary Increases for Academic Employees, from Carol Christ, The Vice Chancellor and Provost.

Feb. 6: Cal Day, from Linda Weimer, assistant vice chancellor--Public Affairs.

Feb. 7: Berkeley Citation and Distinguished Service Award Nominations, from Linda Weimer, assistant vice chancellor--Public Affairs.

Feb. 9: Regents' Junior Faculty Fellowship for Summer 1995, from Carol Christ, The Vice Chancellor and Provost.

Feb. 15: Nominations for 1995 Haas International Award, from C.D. Mote Jr., vice chancellor--University Relations.

Feb. 24: Change in Reimbursement for Travel-Related Meals and Incidental Expenses, from Bud Travers, executive director--Financial and Plant Services.

Feb. 28: Employee Benefit Rates and Salary Escalation Projections for Contract and Grant Proposal Budget Preparation, from Joseph Cerny--vice chancellor for research.


1995 Cost for Establishing Retirement Service Credit

The University of California Retirement Plan (UCRP or plan) allows members to establish service credit toward retirement benefits for periods of approved leave of absence, temporary layoff, furlough, sabbatical leave or extended sick leave. For periods of leave or layoff occurring Nov. 1, 1990, or later, members pay the total normal cost, comprised of the University's normal cost and the member's UCRP contribution rate, to establish service credit.

The plan's actuaries evaluate the University's normal monthly cost and total normal monthly cost each year as reflected below for 1995.

The total normal cost reflected below will be used to calculate the cost of establishing service credit as of Jan. 1, 1995. The amount charged is the total normal cost in effect at the time the election is made plus interest (currently at 7.5 percent). The total normal cost will be applied to the covered compensation attributable to the leave/furlough/layoff period. The university normal cost and the total normal cost are the same because there are no member contributions required at this time.

Periods Eligible for Buyback

For periods of leave or layoff before Nov. 1, 1990, the cost of establishing service credit is the total of what employee and employer contributions would have been, plus interest.

The cost of re-establishing service credit earned prior to a break in service is the total amount of refunded employee contributions plus interest.


University Member Normal

Normal Cost Contributions Cost

Members with Social Security 13.88% 0% 13.88%

Members without Social Security 13.88 0 13.88

Safety Members 18.41 0 18.41

Tier Two Members 6.94 0 6.94

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.

Preparing and Using Flip Charts and Overheads

March 17, 10 am-noon, Room 24, University Hall

Preparing effective visual aids can make your presentation easier, more interesting and even more fun. Through demonstration and practice you will learn how to make and use effective flip charts and overheads.

Applications and Resume Writing

March 20 and 24, 8:30 am-noon, Room 24, University Hall

Develop a resume and cover letter and complete an application. Topics are tailored to listings in the Job Bulletin.

Facilitation Techniques

March 21 and 23, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Room 24, University Hall

Group discussion, lecture and skills practice focus on how to increase participant involvement and learning. You will have the opportunity to facilitate a group discussion that will be videotaped and will receive feedback on your strengths and skills as a facilitator.

Resolving Conflicts (for Staff)

March 22, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm, Room 24, University Hall

Assess your style of dealing with conflict, learn to select a strategy for dealing with conflict that is appropriate to the situation and use case studies and role plays to practice effective listening and speaking skills.

CALS Project Tutors Available

Campus employees interested in improving their writing, speaking, reading or basic math skills are encouraged to contact the CALS Project for free, one-to-one tutoring at convenient times and locations. For more information, call coordinator Jane Griswold at 643-5280 or e-mail jgris@uclink.


For information, a complete program flyer or to enroll, call 643-4646.

Computers at Work

March 16, 10:30 am-noon, free

Learn about health issues related to computer use, design a user friendly work station, practice exercises to relieve computer related aches and pains.

Making VDT Workstations User Friendly

March 22, 8 am-noon, free

Training for departmental VDT workstation evaluators. Learn the ABC's of a successful departmental VDT health and safety program, practice the basics of a VDT workstation evaluation, identify how to set priorities in modifying VDT workstations.

Your Back Matters!

Wednesdays, April 5-26, noon-1 pm, free

Find out about back basics. Learn stretching and strengthening exercises and preventive self care. Practice proper body mechanics.


Care Services

Managing Change In Your Department

March 21, 9-11 am

For chairs, deans, managers and supervisors, this class will explore the impact of changes at the departmental level. Discussion will include strategies to manage the change process and ways to minimize the negative impacts. For information, call 643-7754.

Microcomputer Classes

Beginning and intermediate level half-day and full-day microcomputer classes are offered this spring by Workstation Support Services.

PC and Macintosh microcomputer classes are scheduled April 4-27. Most classes have prerequisites. If you need help deciding which class to take, call 642-8899. You must reserve space at least one week before the class starts.

Half-day classes cost $50; most full-day classes cost $95.

For information and registration applications, call 642-7355. Course descriptions and sign-up forms are also available online through the Workstation Support Services (WSS) Gopher information server (, port 70).

Macintosh Full-Day Classes

Microsoft Excel 4.0 (beginning)

Filemaker Pro (beginning, advanced)

Aldus PageMaker 5.0 (2 days)

Macintosh Half-Day Classes

Macintosh Fundamentals (using System 7)

Microsoft Word 5.1 (beginning, intermediate)

Microsoft Excel 4.0 Worksheets (intermediate)

IBM PC (DOS) Half-Day Classes

PC Fundamentals (beginning)

Windows 3.1 (beginning )

IBM PC (DOS) Full-Day Classes

WordPerfect 6.0 (beginning)

Microsoft Excel 4.0 for Windows (beginning)

Filemaker Pro 2.1 for Windows (beginning)


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