News Briefs

Anthropologists at Work

A new exhibit on display through March 17 at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology features 35 photographs of Berkeley anthropologists at work in the field.

The exhibit, called "Field Sights: Portraits of Berkeley Anthropologists 1901-1995," focuses on the long and rich history of the Department of Anthropology, the oldest anthropology department in the Western United States and one of the oldest in the country.

The collection includes the famous photo of Alfred Kroeber photographing Ishi, the last Yahi Indian (pictured above).

The museum, located in Kroeber Hall, is open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free for faculty, staff and students.

For more information, call 643-7648.

"Pay on Foot" Parking

On Monday, Dec. 4, all patrons of the public parking garage in King Student Union will begin using machines to pay their parking fees.

The new "Pay on Foot" system, which involves estimating the length of departure and depositing funds in advance, is a move toward reduced operating fees and automated systems, says Parking and Transportation's Pat Vani.

The machines already have been installed, according to Vani, to allow time to test drive the new system. The garage will continue to be staffed for a few weeks to answer questions and provide assistance.

Phone reservations for departmental guests continue to be available by calling 642-5919. For new procedures in regard to parking for special events, call 642-5401.

For general questions, call 642-4283.

New Buses for Shuttle Service, Charters

Parking and Transportation has added four transit buses and one motor coach to its fleet.

The transit buses, formerly operated by Santa Clara County Transit, will be used for the daytime perimeter route and the night safety escort service.

The buses, which are in excellent condition and accessible to the disabled, seat 35, with standing room for another 15.

The motor coach was purchased to enhance Parking and Transportation's charter bus service. The coach, which is equipped with a restroom, luggage compartments, air conditioning, individual overhead lights and a wheelchair elevator, is available to campus groups at a lower cost than outside vendors.

For further information, call 643-5708 in regard to the shuttle service or 642-4834 in regard to charters.

Reebok Settlement to Fund Court Repaving

Twelve campus tennis courts will be repaved as a result of a Reebok settlement.

While not admitting guilt, Reebok has agreed to pay $9.5 million to settle a nationwide price-fixing case, with $900,000 designated for California, according to state Attorney General Dan Lundgren.

Most of California's money will go to the California Scholastic Federation, which funds high school sports, and the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness for programs for the elderly.

Smaller amounts will go to a variety of sports causes, including Berkeley's tennis courts.

Last Call: Food Drive

The last day of the Loaves and Fishes canned food drive to feed the homeless and hungry in the Berkeley Area is Friday, Nov. 10. Collection bins are stationed at various sites around campus. For more information, call Kathi Glauner in molecular and cell biology, 642-9882


Clarification On Personnel Policy Proposal

In the Nov. 1-7 issue, Berkeleyan added an incorrect headline to a page 1 article on the proposed personnel policies relating to the Human Resource Management Initiatives.

According to the campus Personnel Office, the proposed policies combine the current four personnel programs into a single personnel program, rather than two tiers.

Within the single proposed program, two categories exist for certain policies such as vacation accrual, overtime, and complaint resolution policies. (For example, the complaint resolution procedure is being streamlined from four procedures into two procedures.) In other areas, only one set of policies is proposed.

Employees affected by the proposals--those in the A&PS, SPP and MAP programs as well as some Executives--should read the proposals carefully. Exclusively represented employees are not affected by the proposed new policies.


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