Campus Memos

The following are titles of memos recently mailed to deans, directors, department chairs and administrative officers on the chancellor's mailing lists. For copies, contact originating offices.

Deans and directors memos also are available on Infocal under "campus directives." Connect to Infocal via Gopher, WWW or telnet software at For assistance using Infocal, call 642-8507.

Questions about memos should be directed to Aileen Kim, 642-3100, or email to aileen_kim@maillink.

Feb. 9. Management Council Report, from Carol T. Christ, the vice chancellor and provost, and Horace Mitchell, vice chancellor--business and administrative services.

Feb. 7. Request for Outreach Efforts, from Carol T. Christ, the vice chancellor and provost.

Feb. 2. Call for Nominations: Professional Skills Assessment Program, from Horace Mitchell, vice chancellor--business and administrative services

Jan. 30. Interim Policies and Guidelines for Implementation of Regents' Resolution SP-2, from Carol T. Christ, the vice chancellor and provost, and Horace Mitchell, vice chancellor--business and administrative services.

Jan. 29. "The Promise of Berkeley" Capital Campaign Announcement, from Chancellor Tien.


David Hodges, dean of the College of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, is a newly elected member of the board of directors of Mentor Graphics Corp., a leading manufacturer of electronic design automation software.

Hodges, a member of the faculty since 1970, has been active in teaching and research in microelectronics technology and design, and has made major contributions to electronic design and to the analysis of semiconductor manufacturing systems.

Jaqueline Mintz, director of the Graduate Student Instructor Teaching and Resource Center, has received, for the second time in five years, one of four annual awards for excellence in teaching and education development from the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education.

For the most recent award, Mintz was selected for the design, implementation and evaluation of her comparative literature course on drama. With guidance from Mintz, students shared the teaching by working in small groups to select a play and teach it to the class using a variety of strategies. The class evaluated Mintz and the project highly.

Carol Stack, professor of education, is a co-recipient of the Society for Anthropology of North America's SANA Prize for Critical Study of North America. The award recognizes Stack's career-long research on the African-American family, kinship and economic issues, as well as her extensive work in family policy. Her book, "All Our Kin," was cited by the organization as "one of the true classics of twentieth century anthropology of North America."

Ignacio Tinoco Jr., professor of chemistry, is the recipient of the Biophysical Society's E. R. Cole Award for 1996. The award honors outstanding achievement in the field based on the usefulness of scientific methods to others.

Tinoco has made seminal contributions to the field of nucleic acid biophysics, most notably with his pioneering structural studies of RNA. Tinoco will be presented with the award at the society's annual meeting this month.

Send staff and faculty award announcements to or call 643-9259. Photos are welcomed.

Staff Enrichment

Computer Classes

Beginning and intermediate level half-day and full-day microcomputer classes will be offered this spring by Workstation Support Services.

PC and Macintosh microcomputer training classes are scheduled for March 5 through April 21. Most classes have prerequisites, and students must be sure they meet the prerequisites before registering for a class. If you need help deciding which class to take, call 642-8899.

Prospective participants must reserve space at least one week before the class begins. The fee for half-day classes is $50, and most full-day classes are $95 a day. The fee may be paid upon registration with a personal check, a department's UC ledger number, or with a department-funded computer account.

For information or registration forms, call 642-7355. Course descriptions and sign-up forms also are available online through the Workstation Support Services web server:(http://wss-www.

Macintosh Full-Day Classes:

Microsoft Excel 5.0 (Beginning)

Filemaker Pro (Beginning,


Aldus PageMaker 5.0 (2 days)

Macintosh Half-Day Classes:

Macintosh Fundamentals (using

System 7.5)

Microsoft Word 6.0 (Beginning,


Microsoft Excel 5.0 Worksheets


IBM PC (DOS) Half-Day Classes:

Windows 3.1 (Beginning)

IBM PC (DOS) Full-Day Classes:

Microsoft Excel 5.0 for Windows

(Beginning, Intermediate)

Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0

(Fundamentals, Intermediate)

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.

Improving Your Writing Process

Feb. 26, March 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18 and 22, 12:10-1:30 pm. Fee: $100 for Berkeley employees.

An eight-session noontime course in which participants will learn to analyze their own writing process, modify their writing and gain confidence as writers. In a comfortable workshop environment, writing exercises will be offered and partnerships will be formed for cooperative learning.

Roadmap to Career Development

Feb. 28, 8:30 am-noon.

For those wondering where to start on the career development path, this course will provide an overview of various career development options, provide basic information about career development and answer questions.

Basic Writing Review

March 4, 8, 11, 15, 18 and 22, 9-11 am. Fee: $120 for Berkeley employees.

A six-session course offering a review of grammar, punctuation, spelling and basic sentence structure. At each session, participants will write a short piece applying the skills being reviewed. Based on diagnostic writing samples done in the first session, subsequent sessions will cover areas identified as most needed for the class.

Practical Business Writing

March 4, 8, 11 and 15, 1:30-4:30 pm, plus one half-hour individual tutorial to be arranged on April 18 or 22 between 1 and 4 pm. Fee: $350 for Berkeley employees.

Strategies for writing effective memos, letters, personnel evaluations, proposals and reports. Participants will be encouraged to bring samples of work writing to use during the class.

New Employee Orientation

March 5, 8:30 am-noon, plus an optional campus tour from 1-2:30 pm.

An opportunity for new employees to learn about the university and the Berkeley campus, meet other new employees and obtain specific information needed within the first month of employment. Topics to be presented include benefits of UC employment, campus culture and values, employee support services and common personnel policies.

Dealing With Difficult

Behavior in the Workplace

March 6, 1-5 pm. Prerequisite: "Resolving Conflicts" or "Managing and Mediating Conflict" classes.

This course provides the opportunity to analyze problematic situations, practice effective communication skills through role play and obtain confidential assessments of participants' communication styles. The course includes a follow-up individual discussion session.

Care Services

For more information on workshops and support groups offered by Care Services or to enroll, call 643-7754.

Relaxation Training for Stress

Feb. 29, 3:15-5 pm.

Participants will learn and practice relaxation skills that can help immensely during times of stress.

Balancing Work and Parenting

March 5, 11 am-1 pm.

For working parents, topics will include time and financial management, communicating with colleagues and supervisors about special needs as a working parent, childcare issues and communicating with your children.


Retirement, Savings Workshops Underway

A series of retirement and savings program workshops is now underway.

The workshops, offered by the Personnel Office-Benefits Unit, are from 9 a.m. to noon in 150 University Hall.

All faculty and staff members are welcomed. The remaining sessions are as follows:


March 14, Thursday

April 18, Thursday

June 11, Tuesday

July 23, Tuesday


March 21, Thursday

May 1, Wednesday

June 18, Tuesday

July 11, Thursday

To register for one of the savings workshops, call Kim Martin at 643-7634. For retirement, call Darda Swanson at 642-9310.


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