Joyces Ulyssesand the Common Reader
Robert Alter, professor of Hebrew and comparative literature,
award-winning author and Cal alumnus, will deliver a Research
Lecture on Joyces Ulysses and the Common Reader, Tuesday, March
31, at 5 p.m. in 155 Dwinelle Hall.
Alter joined Berkeleys newly founded Department of Comparative Literature in 1967, and has held a stimulating dialogue with campus students for three decades since.
Doe Doorway Set for Temporary Move East
Due to seismic retrofitting of Doe Librarys historic north wing, the north entry facing Memorial Glade will be closed beginning April 1 for approximately 13 months.
A temporary entrance to Doe Library will be provided on the eastern side of the North Terrace, approximately 100 feet east of the existing door. It will be available for patrons from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Library hours, with full access to the Information Center (also in the north wing), will remain the same.
Fulbright Awards for Work in Vietnam Due April 1
The Fulbright Scholars Program is offering six new fellowships for work in Vietnam.
Five of the new awards for 1998-99 are open to scholars in American
The sixth award is in education administration. Applicants should be senior administrators such as chancellors, provosts or vice chancellors, or senior scholars in this field with extensive international consulting experience. The grantee will advise the Ministry of Education and Training and conduct workshops on U.S. higher education models and on planning and implementing higher education reform.
Applications are available at the Graduate Fellowships Office, 318 Sproul Hall, 642-0672. The application deadline is April 1.
Service-Learning Instructional Grants Offered
Grants of up to $1,000 are available for fall courses that include service-learning. The integration of community service activities into the academic curriculum, service-learning enriches academic instruction by giving students the opportunity to apply course concepts to meet community needs.
The instructional minigrants are offered by the Office of Educational Development and the Service-Learning Research and Development Center at the Graduate School of Education. The application deadline is April 17.
For a minigrant application packet, assistance in developing a proposal, or information about services available through the Service-Learning Center, email Ken Yale, assistant director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 643-0556, or fax 642-6105.
Cal Staff Summerfest 98 Soliciting Artwork
The planning committee for the annual staff appreciation event,
to be held Wednesday, June 17, has chosen the slogan Bear Pause
for the celebration. A vacation theme accompanies the image of
Oski Bear taking a break during summer.
LHS: Magic Trees of Your Childs Mind
How to nurture your childs intelligence, creativity and healthy emotions from birth through adolescence is the subtitle of Professor Marian Diamonds newest book and the subject of an evening with her Thursday, April 16, at Lawrence Hall of Science. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.
Diamonds Magic Trees of the Mind discusses the crucial years of brain development from before birth through adolescence. Diamond will talk about the astonishing amount of neural activity that takes place in the earliest years of life, and the surprising ways the brain continues to develop in specific, crucial periods as children develop.
Parents contribution during these critical periods can have a significant influence on a childs abilities, intelligence and emotions. Diamond will discuss specific actions parents can take to nurture childrens growth and learning. Her talk will be followed by refreshments and a book signing.
Tickets are $8, available in advance through the LHS registration office and by phone at 642-5134.
Hewlett Grant Applications Are Due April 7
Applications for the Hewlett Foundation Grants in General Education, for courses to be taught next spring, are due April 7. Up to $20,000 per course is available for course development.
The Hewlett Grants are for undergraduate courses team-taught by faculty from the College of Letters and Science and for the professional schools or colleges. The goal is to establish interdisciplinary undergraduate courses that combine academic and professional problems and points of view and continue beyond the grant period.
The first Hewlett General Education course, The Neural Basis of Thought and Language, is being taught this spring by linguistics professor George Lakoff and computer science professor Jerome Feldman.
Send applications to Hewlett Foundation Grants, Undergraduate
and Interdisciplinary Studies, 301 Campbell Hall, MC 2922. For
information or a grant application contact Dona Budd at 642-5640
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