A memorial for Anthony Wendell Sanders was held Oct. 3 in Alumni House. A student affairs officer from 1988 to '95 in Student Activities and Services, he died in June in his hometown of Schenectady, N.Y. Sanders was 43.

"Tony touched hundreds of students in so many different ways: as a friend, confident, instructor, disciplinarian and adviser," said Karen Kenney, director of Student Activities and Services.

He was active with many student groups, but was particularly dedicated to Cal in the Capital and Cal in Sacramento, say his colleagues.

"In Tony's mind, his greatest contribution was as a role model for African-American male students," said Kenney, noting that African- American students established an annual leadership award in his honor.

A native of New York, Sanders moved to California in 1974 to accept a position as assistant dean of students at UCLA. He later became a buyer for Levi Strauss Co., and then joined the Berkeley campus.

He was a graduate of State University of New York at Oneonta and received his masters in education from Bowling Green University. Sanders was a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Association of Fraternity Advisers.

Survivors include his mother, Viola Burton Sanders of Schenectady, two brothers, Willis A. Sanders and Robert A. Sanders, and a sister, Diane Sanders Hombach.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Anthony W. Sanders Scholarship Fund in care of Key Bank, 436 State St., Schenectady, N.Y. 12305.


Barbara Baker and Brian Staskawisz, adjunct assistant professor and professor of plant biology, respectively, received 1995 Honor Awards from the United States Department of Agriculture for outstanding contribution to the understanding of plant disease resistance. Baker and Staskawicz were among the first to successfully identify, clone and characterize disease resistant genes in tobacco, tomato and Arabidopsis.

George Barlow, professor emeritus of integrative biology, is the first recipient of the Career Achievement Award from the American Cichlid Association, for a lifetime of contribution to the understanding of the biology of cichlid fishes. Barlow's main areas of interest have been in the evolution of monogamy, mating and parental care among the cichlids, one of the largest families of fishes.

Werner Goldsmith, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, was honored by the applied mechanics and materials divisions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers with a symposium and banquet in his honor at the group's annual meeting. The symposium, entitled "Impact, Fracture and Wave Propagation," recognized his work and included presentations by colleagues and former students from all over the world.

Susan Graham, professor of computer science, has been selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The academy names scientists, artists, public figures and scholars as its fellows. A faculty member since 1971, Graham specializes in programming language design and implementation.

Patrick Kirch, professor of anthropology, has been elected chair of Section 51 (anthropology) of the National Academy of Sciences for a three-year term beginning in 1996.


Open Enrollment Mailings Will Explain Bencom, PIN Numbers

No doubt most employees are aware that the 1995 Open Enrollment period is scheduled for Nov. 1 through 30. This year for the first time, Open Enrollment changes will be made via the "bencom" system using a touch tone phone and a PIN number.

Bencom has two parts--the infoline and the action line. The infoline allows access to both general and specific benefits information. The action line will allow callers to make Open Enrollment changes.

PIN numbers were sent to most employees in August. Those who didn't receive a PIN number or need to have it reset should call UC Customer Service at 1-800-888-8267, ext. 70651.

Note that personal PIN numbers will be printed on the personalized worksheets included with the Open Enrollment Announcements. The announcements will be mailed beginning mid-October.

In addition, employees can expect several other mailings. The "Employee Benefits Review," a newsletter from the Office of the President, was mailed the end of September. Another mailing introducing bencom and how to use it should arrive in early October.

The Open Enrollment Benefits Fair will be held Monday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union. More information on Open Enrollment will be available after the Benefits Office staff attends training with the Office of the President this month. Check Berkeleyan and your mailbox for updates.

Staff Enrichment

Employee Development And Training

For more information, for copies of the 1995-96 Employee Development & Training catalog, or for information on how to enroll in classes, call 642-8134.

Flexible Work Arrangements

Oct. 18, 10 am-noon.

A wide range of creative work arrangements will be explored, including flexible schedules, compressed work weeks, part-time work, partial-year appointments, job sharing and telecommuting. Discussion will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of each kind of arrangement in any given work setting.

Designing Training Programs

Oct. 24 and 31, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

This workshop will help participants develop learning objectives that can be measured easily and accurately, and offer various instructional techniques (e.g., presentation, small group discussion, case study, demonstration/practice) to vary the training and enhance learning.

Creating a Team-Oriented Work Environment

Oct. 25, 9:30 am-noon.

Learn how a panel of campus managers, supervisors and team leaders have led a variety of teams. Hear about their successes and on-going challenges. Participants will have the opportunity to ask team-related questions in a safe and supportive learning environment.

Fundamentals of University Budgeting

Oct. 27, 1-5 pm.

This course will cover basic university budget principles and process, with the focus on practical aspects of budgeting. Also, information will be provided on future procedural changes resulting from the implementation of the Berkeley Financial System. There will be ample time for questions.

Basic Skills Tutors Needed

The CALS Project, a free one-to-one tutoring program for campus employees, is seeking volunteers to work with employees who ask for help to improve their writing, speaking, reading and basic math skills. No prior experience is required. Noontime tutor training will begin Oct. 9. For more information, contact Project Coordinator Jane Griswold at 643-5280 or email:

Tang Center Classes

For further information or to enroll (enrollment required), call Marylou Hessellund, 642-8768.

Workers' Compensation Claims Procedures

Oct. 24, 9 am-noon, free.

For managers and supervisors--assistance in understanding how to help prevent workers' compensation claims, and what is required when an employee becomes injured on the job.

ADA Training for Supervisors

Nov. 16, 10:30-noon, free.

Introductory to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): What it is and how it affects supervisors or managers.

Computer Training

Beginning and intermediate level half-day and full-day PC and Macintosh microcomputer training classes will be offered Oct. 24 through Nov. 16 by Workstation Support Services. For the course schedule, fees and registration forms, call 642-7355. Course descriptions and forms also are available online through Workstation Support Services (WSS)Web server (


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