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Volunteer Tutors Needed

The CALS Project needs volunteer tutors. This program provides one-to-one tutoring for campus employees who want to improve their writing, speaking, reading or math skills. Tutoring sessions are scheduled at times and locations convenient to the tutors and learners. Training, materials and ongoing support are provided.

Tutors involved in the program enjoy the benefits of working with self-selected, motivated adults. Learners develop important practical skills like writing better business letters.

For more information about joining over 500 tutors and learners who have participated in the CALS Project over the last four years, contact coordinator Jane Griswold at or 643-5280. The next tutor training begins Oct. 1.

At the Top of the List

Despite funding cuts and faculty early retirements, Berkeley remains the place to be.

The June-September 1996 issue of ITEMS, the Social Science Research Council's newsletter, contains a list of the 326 individual predissertation, dissertation and postdoctoral grants the council made during the prior year.

Most, though not all, awards are for international research, primarily in the social sciences and related humanities. The council's goal is to support the most innovative "cutting-edge" work, and most of its awards are the most prestigious awards in the fields.

Berkeley tops the list by a wide margin with 29 awards -- followed by Columbia with 21 and Michigan with 18. Stanford has nine.

Overall, the UC system accounted for 52 awards.


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