Jean Bony, professor emeritus of art history and distinguished historian of medieval architecture, died July 7 in Brisbane, Australia, at the age of 86.
A native of France, Bony was educated at Cambridge and the Sorbonne. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 1962, was named professor emeritus in 1976, and received the Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeritus Award in 1983. In addition to his Berkeley career, he held visiting professorships and lectureships at Columbia; Yale; Cambridge; University of Lille, France; and the Institute of Fine Arts, New York.
His definitive works on gothic architecture include "French Cathedrals," "The Art of the West in the Middle Ages," "The English Decorated Style," and "French Gothic Architecture of the 12th and 13th Centuries."
Bony is survived by his wife, Mary, of Brisbane.
Deobold B. Van Dalen, professor emeritus, Department of Human Biodynamics, died June 29 of pneumonia in Oakland. He was 84.
Following 19 years on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, he joined the Berkeley faculty in 1965, subsequently serving as department chair for eight years. He also served on the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Campus Recreation and the Graduate Council's Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. He retired in 1978.
Van Dalen co-wrote "A World History of Physical Education," which for several years was considered the field's most authoritative work. He was a fellow of the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation and of the American Academy of Physical Education.
A memorial service was held July 8.
Vinay S. Sohoni, adjunct professor of engineering, died June 24 in Walnut Creek. He was 60.
Sohoni joined the faculty in 1992. An expert in organization design and management, Sohoni taught several courses in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. He also served as a research engineer in the Engineering Systems Research Center, participating in the Competetive Semiconductor Manufacturing Project sponsored by the Sloan Foundation.
Bernisteen Lincoln, personnel analyst in the Campus Personnel Office, died Aug. 8 following an illness. Lincoln, who had been with the campus since 1969, is described by her colleagues as "someone you could always count on to help, to be honest and forthright, and with a smile that could light up a room."
Lincoln is survived by her daughter, Vlonne Holmes, and a grandson.
Awards and Honors
Bruce N. Ames, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, is the 1995 winner of the Lovelace Award for Excellence in Environmental Health Research. Ames accepted the $25,000 prize at a June ceremony at the Albuquerque headquarters of the Lovelace Institutes. Ames was recognized as being the international leader in the study of environmentally caused alterations in the genetic material of cells, work that "has changed the direction of research on genetic damage, environmental toxicology, cancer and aging."
The late George Franklin Dales, Jr., professor of archaeology, has been recognized posthumously with the "Sitara-I-Imtiaz" award issued by the Pakistani government. The citation lauds Dales for numerous important excavations in Pakistan, as well as for his teaching and mentorship in the classroom and the field "which has inspired countless students to become professional archaeologists specializing in South and Southeast Asia."
Employee Development and Training
For information, call 642-8134.
Skills Seminar for Analysts
Sept. 1 and 8, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Follow the analytic process and practice skills through case studies, exercises and discussions. Participants will define and analyze a problem and apply the analytic process and tools to a workplace situation.
Road Map to Career Development
Sept. 19, 8:30 am-noon
For those wondering how to start the process of career development, this workshop offers an overview of campus and community career development options. The workshop also provides assessment tools; and covers interview techniques, resumes, cover letters, campus trends, networking and training classes.
Designing and Delivering
Sept. 21, 8:30 am-4:30 pm and Sept. 28, 8:30 am-noon
Learn strategies for dealing with the anxiety of giving a presentation and for improving delivery skills. Participants will learn to plan presentations by analyzing audiences, establishing objectives and organizing material.
Health Matters Classes
For information, call 643-4646.
Getting Down to Shaping Up
Sept. 6 and 13, noon-1 pm
Set personal fitness goals, learn how the body adapts to exercise, and identify obstacles that might have impeded previous attempts to shape up.
Are You Ready To Quit?
Sept. 7, 12:10-12:55 pm
Those thinking about quitting will find out the commitment required, the steps involved and the rewards of being a non-smoker. Participants will receive the information needed to help make the best decisions.
Smoke No More!
Thursdays, Sept. 14-November 2, noon-1 pm
This series will help participants understand the smoking habit, its effects, what triggers smoking and how to cope, as well as new behaviors for living as a non-smoker.
Medical Plan Carriers Coming to Campus
As a prelude to Open Enrollment in November, Campus Benefits has invited the medical plan carriers to offer informational sessions about their plans.
These sessions will assist employees in understanding how to effectively use their current medical plan, and aid those considering changing medical plans during Open Enrollment. Sessions will include information about referral, prescription drugs, emergencies, providers, and the function of customer service.
All sessions will be held in 150 University Hall and will last approximately one hour. Seating capacity is 90, and will be on a first come, first served basis. The schedule follows:
* Health Net. Sept. 7. Presentation times: 10 am, noon, 2 pm
* Take Care. Sept. 14, 10 am, noon.
* Kaiser. Sept. 21, 10 am, noon,
* Foundation. Oct. 12, 10 am, noon.
* Prudential. Oct. 19, 10 am, noon,
Note: While annual personal benefits statements, containing information on retirement, savings and health and welfare plans as of June 30 will be mailed the end of August, it is anticipated that an additional Open Enrollment statement will be mailed in October. This statement will include only information regarding plans available for change during Open Enrollment. Look for further information on Open Enrollment in the Berkeleyan as the Open Enrollment period approaches.
Protect Your PIN!
By now, all eligible employees should have received a mailing from UC Benefits explaining "UC Benefits At Your Service" and a PIN (Personal Identification Number). The accompanying material explains a new method for gaining access to benefits information using a telephone and your PIN. Note that employees will use the same PIN to gain access to Open Enrollment information and to make changes. There will be no forms this year. If you have not received this mailing, or have lost it, call UC Benefits-Customer Service at 1-800-888-8267, x70651.
UCRS Board Election Results
Over 8,000 ballots, representing nearly 8.74 percent of the eligible voting population, were received in the recent UCRS Board election to fill a vacancy for a non-Academic Senate member seat. Robert H. Drake, economist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been re-elected to this post. Drake's term will run through June 30, 1999.
Chevalier Robert W. Cole
Robert W. Cole, director of Cal Performances since 1986, was recognized by France's Minister of Culture and Francophonia as a Chevalier of France's prestigious Order of Arts and Letters. Cole was chosen for his dedication to the preservation and promulgation of French culture in the U.S. and world and for his achievements as a conductor and performing arts institution director.
A misidentified photo appeared in the July 12 issue; a correct photo appears to the right.