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posted October 28, 1998


ASUC Dedicates Fund to Franchot, Johnson

The ASUC voted Oct. 21 to name its new diversity scholarship fund the Jenny Franchot and Albert Johnson Diversity Scholarship Fund in memory of associate professor of English Jenny Franchot and African American Studies senior lecturer Albert Johnson.

The diversity scholarship was established by the ASUC Academic Affairs Office last spring. Ten incoming freshmen or transfer students will receive $1,000 a year for up to four years from the new fund beginning next spring.

For information, call 642-0256.


Environmental Designer Ian McHarg Talks Nov. 2

Ian McHarg, considered the founder of ecological planning and environmental design and one of the most influential landscape architects of this century, will deliver the 1998 Beatrix Farrand Lecture on "Man and Environment" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at 112 Wurster Hall.

A professor emeritus and founder of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, McHarg is author of "Design With Nature" (a National Book Award finalist) and "To Heal the Earth" -- both of which influenced a generation of planners and architects. He also wrote an autobiography, "Quest for Life," and produced several films.

McHarg is a pioneer of the overlay approach, which contributed to the development of geographic information science.

The evening presentation is part of the fall lecture series of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. For information call 643-9335 or email


Carnegie Foundation Head Speaks Nov. 10

Lee Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will discuss "The Changing Nature of Teaching and Learning" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall.

Shulman's presentation is one of a series of colloquia examining UC's possible role in developing and capitalizing on new models of higher education that rely intensely on digital networks. The series is presented by the Center for Studies in Higher Education.

Reservations are not required but greatly appreciated. For information, call 642-5040, email or see


Theodore Allen Discusses Race and Ethnicity Nov. 3

Author, activist and independent scholar Theodore Allen will speak on race and ethnicity Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lipman Room, Barrows Hall, eighth floor.

Allen is author of the groundbreaking two-volume work, "The Invention of the White Race," which traces the origins of racism and white identity in the American colonies. He has also written on affirmative action and on globalization and white-skin privilege.

A reception will follow the talk. For information, contact the Department of Ethnic Studies at 643-0797.


UC Extension to Open Redwood City Center

UC Berkeley Extension will host a grand opening ceremony Thursday, Nov. 12 to celebrate its new Peninsula Center in Redwood City. The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. at 1991 Broadway, Redwood City, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m.

Vice Provost Nick Jewel and Garry Brewer, dean of UC Extension, will join Redwood City Mayor Diane Howard to celebrate the opening. Refreshments will be served.

To attend, RSVP by Nov. 5 at (650) 363-0999.


Men's Basketball Ranked Among Top 25

With several sports magazines giving Cal Top 25 pre-season status, the Golden Bears opened practice Oct. 17 at the Golden State Warriors facility in downtown Oakland.

Exhibition games will be played Nov. 9 against Sports Tours International and Nov. 12 against the California All-Stars at 8 p.m. at the New Arena in Oakland. They will be preceded at 6 p.m. by Cal women's exhibition games against teams from Australia and Sweden.

The men's regular season begins Nov. 15 at Hawaii.

Coach Ben Braun, 1997 Pac-10 Coach of the Year, is 35-24 in his first two years with the Bears.

For tickets, call 1-800-GO BEARS.


D.A. Powell is Nov. 5 Lunch Poet

San Francisco poet D.A. (Doug) Powell created a sensation with his first book of poems, "Tea," which speaks about friends who have died of AIDS in the voices of such characters as Sal Mineo, Batman's sidekick Robin and the little girl from "The Exorcist."

Robert Haas has said of Powell's work: "D.A. Powell's 'Tea'... reads like a hand-held camera. It's writing that's willing to be as strange as it needs to be to get at experience, and the effect is both disturbing and exhilarating."

Powell brings his poetry to campus Thursday, Nov. 5, at 12:10 p.m. in the Lipman Room of Barrows Hall as part of the Lunch Poems series.

Admission is free. For information, call 642-0137.


Upcoming Campus Environmental Events

Consumption, reuse and recycling are the focus of a series of upcoming campus events.

On Thursday, Nov. 5, Bruce Nordman of Lawrence Berkeley Lab and Jonathan Rowe of Redefining Progress will address Americans' consumption habits and explore a new way to look at the production/consumption relationship. The event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in 2040 Valley Life Sciences.

On Nov. 12, bicycle activist Jason Meggs will discuss our reliance on the automobile and highlight bicycle and other transportation alternatives. The talk begins at 6 p.m. in 2040 Valley Life Sciences.

Campus Recycling Services and the campus group SOURCE (Students Organizing for Using Resources Conscientiously and Efficiently) will collect readers and notebooks from the Residence Halls between Dec. 4 and Dec. 17. Reusable readers and notebooks will be redistributed free to students who need them during the next semester. Any readers or notebooks that are not reusable will be recycled.

For information or to help with these efforts, contact Campus Recycling Services at 643-4612 or, or email


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