Campus Memos

Deans and directors memos are available on Infocal under "campus directives." Connect to Infocal via Gopher, WWW or telnet software at:

For dialup instructions or assistance using Infocal, call 642-8507.

The following is a list of recent memos. Questions about memos should be directed to Aileen Kim, 642-3100, or email: aileen_kim@ maillink.

Oct. 6. Call for Applications: Management Academy, from Carol T. Christ, the vice chancellor and provost, and Horace Mitchell, vice chancellor--business and administrative services.

Oct. 6. Events Planned for Oct. 12, from Carol T. Christ, the vice chancellor and provost, and Horace Mitchell, vice chancellor--business and administrative services.

Oct. 9. Call for Nominations for Appointments to the Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship program, from Carol T. Christ, the vice chancellor and provost.

Oct. 9. Organization and Planning Meeting for Cal Day 1996, from Linda Weimer, assistant vice chancellor--public affairs.

Oct 9. Academic Affirmative Action Plan for 1995-96, from Chancellor Tien.

Oct 13. 1996 National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellows Program, from Chancellor Tien.

Oct. 17. Final Campus Reharge Rates for Fiscal Year 1995-96, from Horace Mitchell, vice chancellor--business and administrative services.

Oct. 18. 1996-97 Call for Proposals and Guidelines for the Pacific Rim Research Program, from Joseph Cerny, vice chancellor--research.


Open Enrollment Worksheet Workshops

Beginning this year, there is a new way of making open enrollment changes. Employees must use "bencom," an interactive, automated telephone service that provides benefits information and allows open enrollment changes using a touchtone telephone.

Beginning Oct. 16, eligible employees started receiving the open enrollment announcement, along with a personalized open enrollment worksheet and instructions on how to make changes using bencom. Unless recently changed, the employee's PIN number also is included. Employees will need both their social security and PIN numbers to make open enrollment changes. To reset lost PIN numbers, call 1-800-888-8267, ext. 70651.

To assist employees, the Personnel Benefits Unit will offer four workshops on how to complete the worksheet prior to calling bencom.

The Worksheet Workshops are scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. on the following dates:

* Monday, Oct. 30, 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

* Friday, Nov. 3, 101 Morgan Hall

* Monday, Nov. 6,159 Mulford Hall

* Thursday, Nov. 9, 150 University Hall

In addition, worksheet assistance will be provided at the Benefits Open Enrollment Fair , Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union building.

For more information, call 642-7053.

Note: The Nov. 1 edition of Berkeleyan will include highlights of the changes and options available during this year's Open Enrollment period, Nov. 1 through 30.

Staff Enrichment

Employee Development And Training

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

New Employee Orientation

Nov. 7, 8:30 am-noon.

This session offers new employees the opportunity to learn about the university and the Berkeley campus, meet new employees from other departments and obtain specific information. Topics presented include benefits of UC employment, campus culture and values, support services, personnel policies and a tour.


Nov. 7, 1-4:30 pm, and Nov. 14, 8:30 am-noon.

Participants will learn the phases of delegating, determine delegation strategies and discuss delegating to appropriate organizational levels.

Team Leadership: Shifting Management Roles to Enhance Employee Participation

Nov. 8, 9:30 am-noon.

Being a manager does not automatically mean being an effective team leader. Explore ways managers can motivate and inspire staff to work toward a common goal. Learn how to involve employees in setting goals, solving problems, making decisions and resolving conflicts.

Get a College Degree

Nov. 9, noon-1 pm, Room 24, University Hall. (No pre-enrollment required.)

For those who are working and want to start college, Vista Community College's Program for Adult College Education offers a way to finish the first two years of college, then transfer to an upper division program as a junior and earn a bachelor's degree.

Business and Organization Review

Nov. 13, 9-11 am.

An assessment and planning process to give participants a new or clearer vision, with a review of current business strategies, culture, and organizational and change strategies.

Improving Your Writing Process

Nov. 13 (first session), 12:10-1:30 pm.

An eight-session noontime course in which participants will learn to analyze their own writing process, modify writing and gain confidence as writers. Includes writing exercises and partnerships for cooperative learning.

Career Information Panels

Nov. 14, 12:15-1:30 pm, Room 24, University Hall. (No pre-enrollment required).

Employees from specific Berkeley job classifications will discuss job responsibilities, professional skills, career paths and educational backgrounds that led to their current positions.

Working in Teams: How Team Members Build Mutual Accountability and Skills

Nov.15, 9:30 am-noon.

Learn how team members can work together in ways that are productive and satisfying. Explore how the skills and behaviors of an effective team member can be learned and incorporated in day-to-day team participation.

1996 Management Academy

Nominations are open to employees in A&PS and MAP positions for the 1996 Management Academy, a three-day advanced management development workshop conducted by Berkeley faculty, administrators and outside experts. The academy will take place Jan. 9 through 11 at the Clark Kerr Campus and continue for two to four hours a week for 12 weeks following. Application deadline is Friday, Nov. 13. Call 642-8134 for an application.


Aisiha Rahmaan, a 15-year employee in the Political Science Department, died Sept. 28 of a heart attack after a history of lupus. She was 45.

"Her job literally touched everybody in this department," said manager Pat Hull of Rahmaan, who served as the personnel/payroll assistant. "She took care of people--the faculty, staff and grad students--at the most basic level. She will be missed very much."

Rahmaan, who lived in Richmond, was born in Mobile, Ala. She moved to the East Bay with her family at age 5, attended Berkeley schools, and graduated from Berkeley High in 1968.

"Anyone who knew Aisiha knew how much she cared about her daughter," said Hull. One of Rahmaan's chief concerns was that her daughter, a 20-year-old student at Contra Costa College, finish her college education. To support this wish, the department has set up a scholarship fund. Contributions, made out to the "Romanah Thomas Scholarship Fund" can be sent to Political Science Dept., 210 Barrows.

Rahmaan is survived by her parents, Annice and Richard Bias of Oakland, two brothers and three sisters, including Judy Bias, a Berkeley employee in EH&S.

Arno Reinhold, a senior superintendent in Physical Plant for 34 years before retiring in 1991, died Oct. 6 at age 65.

One of Reinhold's legacies is the campus deferred maintenance program. It was due to his diligence "in continually surveying the campus buildings and tracking their condition" that the program became a model for success, and was picked up by the other campuses.

A former colleague, John Rolle, says that "by example, Arno taught loyalty to Berkeley and concern for the long-term well-being of the campus."

Reinhold was a member of the Order of the Golden Bear and an active participant in campus activities. His credo, by which he claimed to have survived campus bureaucracy, was "festina lente," or "make haste slowly."

Reinhold is survived by his brother, sister, two stepdaughters and six grandchildren. A memorial service was held Oct. 12 in Piedmont. Donations may be made in his memory to the Alta Bates Foundation, designated to the Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2855 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley 94705.


Fourteen Young Faculty Receive First-Time Hellman Awards

Following F. Warren Hellman's $5 million donation earlier this year to establish the Hellman Family Fund for Faculty Research, 14 young faculty have been awarded amounts ranging from $6,000 to $31,000 to support their research.

The awards, to be distributed annually at a maximum of $50,000 per allocation, are designated specifically for "promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research."

This year's selection panel, which included four recently tenured faculty, vice chair of the Academic Senate Committee on Research T.N. Narasimhan and panel chair Vice Provost Nicholas Jewell, looked for "exciting, creative research," particularly work that was not already well-funded or had received considerable attention.

The first-time recipients, along with their study subjects, include:

Katherine Bergeron, music, Decadent Enchantments: Gregorian Chant and Modern Aesthetism

Carla D'Antonio, integrative biology, Species Interactions and Community Change in a Montane Meadow Ecosystem

Martin Head-Gordon, chemistry, Local Theories of Quantum Chemistry

Sharon Inkelas, linguistics, The Lexical Phonology of Turkish

Ehud Isacoff, molecular and cell biology, Regulation of Synapse Development and Plasticity by K+ Channels

Lucia Jacobs, psychology, Seasonal Changes in Spacial Behavior, Spatial Learning and the Hippocampus

Kathleen James, architecture, Dynamic Functionalism: The Architecture of Erich Mendelsohn

James Kirchner, geology and geophysics, Measuring Changes in Erosion Rates Due to Land Use

Susan Muller, chemical engineering, Novel Experimental Studies of Extensional Flows of Polymeric Liquids

Eric Naiman, Slavic and comparitive literature, Monumental Intimacy: Privacy and the Shaping of Soviet Life

Pedro Noguera, education, Confronting the Urban in Urban Education: Overcoming the Obstacles to Urban School Reform Through Community Partnership

Oliver O'Reilly, mechanical engineering, A Feasible Investigation of Satellite Dynamics

Panayiotis Papadopoulos, mechanical engineering, A Study of Constitutive Models in Finite Plasticity

Christina Shannon, economics, Market Distortions in Equilibrium Analysis


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