Entomologist Casida Speaks on Pesticides
John Casida, professor of chemical and molecular entomology, will
deliver a Faculty Research Lecture on Safe Pesticides: Mission
Impossible? Tuesday, March 10, at 5 p.m. in 1 Pimentel Hall.
Casida is director of the Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
Laboratory, principal investigator of a National Institute of
Environmental Health Sciences Program Project and holds the William
Muriece Hoskins Chair in chemical and molecular entomology.
His research on the mode of action and metabolism of organic toxicants
has greatly influenced the development and use of all major classes
of insecticides and advanced knowledge on the neurotoxicology
of the cholinergic and GABAergic systems.
Faculty Stipends for Freshman Seminars
Chancellor Berdahl has announced a new $2,000 stipend available
to any faculty, active or emeritus, teaching a one- or two-unit
freshman seminar in addition to regular teaching assignments,
beginning in fall 1998.
This three-year pilot initiative has been designed to help increase
the number of offerings in the freshman seminar program, under
which entering students work closely with a faculty member and
a small group of fellow students on a topic of mutual intellectual
The new stipend may be used for research-related expenses such
as travel, equipment or research assistance, or for expense related
to the seminar. The funds can be carried forward from year to
Seminars may be taught by faculty from any department, and may
include units that do not offer an undergraduate major. The range
of topics is virtually unlimited, although narrowly focused topics
are the most successful in this one- to two-hour format.
For information, browse the program website at http://ls.berkeley.edu/ugis/fsp/fsp.html. For guidelines, contact program coordinator Alix Schwartz (642-8378
or email@example.com). To appear in the brochure, course descriptions must reach Schwartz
by March 16.
Jeopardy! Comes to Campus
The Jeopardy! College Championship will be taped in Zellerbach
Auditorium on Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22. Host Alex
Trebek will lead 15 of the nations best and brightest college
students (most likely including a Berkeley student) in televisions
ultimate battle of the brains. For tickets to attend the taping,
send a handwritten self addressed stamped envelope:
UC Berkeley Audience Tickets
P.O. Box 420077
San Francisco, CA 94142-0077
All requests received by March 9 will be entered in a random drawing.
Indicate the number of tickets desired (no more than four per
household). No one under 8 years of age will be admitted.