News Briefs

Hellman Fund Applications Due

Applications are available for faculty seeking research funding from the Hellman Family Faculty Fund. The fund is aimed specifically at supporting research of promising assistant professors at Berkeley.

This year, $250,000 will be available. Faculty may apply for a grant of up to $50,000.

Awards cannot replace salary, but they can be used for any other research-related expenses.

Prior to receiving an award from the fund, a faculty member would normally be expected to have served at least two years as an assistant professor but not have been recommended for tenure, said Carol Christ, the vice chancellor and provost.

An application and additional information are available by calling Kerry McDermott at 642-7486. Deadline to apply is March 4.

"Bright Room" Goes to Washington

The Center for Theater Arts' production of Tony Kushner's play, "A Bright Room Called Day," has been invited to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Regionals in April.

From 176 college productions, seven were chosen to showcase their work in the 28th annual national festival at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Several Center for Theater Art students have been nominated for theatrical excellence honors.

Legislators on Campus

California lawmakers came to campus Feb. 1 through 3 for the 14th annual Senate Fiscal Retreat.

The event focused on how California can meet the challenges of a changing fiscal environment. The keynote address was by Richard Nathan, provost of Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.

Four round table discussions covered health care, welfare reform, the "three-strikes challenge" and education accountability and fiscal responsibility.


The deadline for U.S. and permanent residents to apply for room and board scholarships at International House for the 1996-97 academic year or for fall '96 is March 15. The deadline for International students is March 1.


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