News Briefs

Campus Resource Encyclopedia On Sale

"This book is my best friend at Cal" says student Joanne Sibug of "Resource: A Reference Guide for New Berkeley Students."

Distributed to incoming undergraduates, "Resource" is also an easy-to-use reference for faculty and staff who advise or counsel students, teach orientation courses, recruit new students or just want to know more about the campus.

The 120-page guide provides a quick overview of student services, extracurricular opportunities and where to have fun in the Bay Area. It also offers personal insights from current students, faculty and staff, and contains a phone directory and over 80 photos.

The 1997-98 edition is now available. Copies cost $4 (tax included) and are sold through two local bookstores: Campus Textbook Exchange, 2470 Bancroft Way, 848-7700; and Ned's Berkeley Bookstore, 2480 Bancroft Way, 204-0900.

For information, contact Jenne Mowry at New Student Services, 642-4881 or

Computer Training

The Office of Media Services is now offering a new Computer Assistance Program, which will provide Berkeley students jobs and training in computer related technologies. CAP students will be contracted out on a recharge basis to assist in both large and small computer related projects of campus faculty, staff, departments and students.

These students will provide one-on-one training, basic hardware and software installation, web site design, graphic design, desktop publishing, systems consulting/diagnostics and multimedia development on the Mac, Windows and DOS platforms.

The program will provide service for both individuals and entire departments at an introductory rate of $15 per hour. Students with intermediate to high computer skill levels will be hired initially; students with moderate or beginning skill levels will be encouraged to apply.

For information, call the program at 643-8930, come by the Office of Media Services, located in 9 Dwinelle Hall, or visit the website

Nominate Top Staff

Nominations are open through Sept. 18 for the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Awards to be presented Oct. 15 at Alumni House.

The award is one of the highest honors presented to staff members by Chancellor Berdahl, and exemplifies outstanding achievement carrying out the university's mission.

Recipients will be selected by the Chancellor's Staff Advisory Committee. All Berkeley staff, except executive tier administrators and those with academic titles, are eligible. Individuals or teams may be nominated.

Anyone can submit a nomination; it need not come from the nominee's supervisor or department.

For information call Margaret Baker, 642-5601, or LaVern Lazzereschi 642-1321.

Lecture on Star Gazing And Virtual Reality

"Art, Technology and Culture," a series of lectures to be offered on Wednesdays throughout the academic year, opens Sept. 10 with a talk on "Astronomical Hindsight" by historian Martin Jay.

The talk deals with the implications of the discovery of the speed of light in the l7th century-in particular the realization that humans are looking at the deep past when we gaze at stars-for the recent development of virtual reality technologies.

This year Jay is a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. When he returns from leave he will resume his post at Berkeley as Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History and will chair the department. His most recent book is "Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in 20th Century French Thought."

The series is sponsored by the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center and the art practice department and organized by professors Ken Goldberg and Kevin Radley.

All lectures are scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m., 160 Kroeber Hall. For information on the colloquium, see its website or phone 643-2846.

Mailings Made Easy

Mail Services is purchasing equipment that allows departments to produce attractive and secure mailings without envelopes.

The new system, called Glue-fold, folds, seals and, if required, perforates a mail piece all in one process. It is intended specifically for large, single-sheet mailings of more than 200 pieces.

Uses of Glue-fold include form letters and notices of all kinds, invoices, billing statements, payroll and vendor checks, library book notices, SurePay statements and grade reports.

Departments interested in seeing a presentation on glue-fold, which includes a short video, may call the following numbers in Mail Services for more information: Bill McCart, 643-7397, or Roger Hefty, 643-0587.



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