Posted March 3, 1999
March 11: How Policy Impacts Online Courses
The Center for Studies in Higher Education will present the third symposium in its series "Research Universities in the Era of Virtual Education," Thursday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall.
Faculty and administrators will present three case studies to explore the impact of university policy on faculty development of online courses. The scheduled speakers are Professor Charles Faulhaber, participant in the Digital Scriptorium Project and director of the Bancroft Library; Harry Matthews, professor of biological chemistry at UC Davis; and UC Berkeley Extension Associate Dean Gary Matkin.
For information see the CSHE website at ishi.lib.berkeley.edu/cshe/projects/university/.
The University Students' Cooperative Association (USCA) recently announced plans to use "green electricity" in its 17 houses and three apartment buildings. Generated solely from renewable resources, the electricity will be purchased from Green Mountain, a Bay Area green power provider.
According to USCA President Honey Shor Posner, switching to green electricity was a clear choice for co-op members.
"In the end, there is really no reason not to go green," said Posner.
The Graduate School of Journalism and Cal Performances present the fourth Herb Caen/San Francisco Chronicle lecture March 10 at 8 p.m. in Zellerbach Hall.
The event will feature a conversation with Chair and CEO of Oracle Corp., Larry Ellison, hosted by Journalism Dean Orville Schell. They will discuss trends in technology, the information revolution and where Silicon Valley is leading the culture and the country.
Tickets, $7.50 general, $3 for Berkeley students, are available at the Cal Performances ticket office at Zellerbach Hall. For information call 642-9988.
The "Lunch and Learn" lecture series at the Women's Faculty Club continues March 11 with "Selections from Mozart" by Wendy Allanbrook, chair of the music department. Lunch is served in the dining room starting at 11:30 a.m., followed by the lecture at 12:30 p.m. in the lounge.
On March 16 Robin Lakoff, professor of linguistics, will continue the "Women in Academia" lecture series at 4:15 p.m. The series, open to the public, is looking at issues women have faced as they pursue their academic and professional careers at Berkeley.
CPR Saturday, a free event designed to train and certify students, faculty and staff in the life-saving techniques of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), is scheduled for March 6. The annual campus event, sponsored by the American Red Cross, has been held each year since 1981.
CPR classes begin each hour on the hour between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Hearst Gymnasium. The training takes three to four hours to complete. All classes at Hearst Gym are currently full, but organizers say that, because of no-shows, most walk-ins will get a spot.
CPR Saturday will also be held at training sites throughout Northern and Central California, and slots in many of those workshops are still available.
To register for CPR Saturday at one of the alternate locations, call 888-686-3600.
The University of California Jazz Ensembles (UC Jazz) will perform at Yoshi's with famous jazz violinist Darol Anger March 15. The music starts at Oakland's internationally known jazz venue at 8 p.m.
The Berkeley jazz ensembles slated to perform at the Yoshi's concert include the Little Big Band, the Lorenzo Farrel Quartet, the Aaron Levin Sextet and the Wednesday Big Band. Jazz pianist and UC Jazz Director Bevan Manson will lead the first three groups, followed by Assistant Director Dave Le Febvre conducting the Wednesday Big Band. UC Jazz is a non-profit, student-run organization.
For information call 643-5073. Tickets, $6, are available at the door or in advance through Yoshi's, 238-9200.
In celebration of Women's History Month, Lawrence Hall of Science will present "Women in Science and Mathematics: A Day of Inspiration and Information for Middle and High School Students and Their Families," Sunday, March 14. The event features a guest panel and hands-on demonstrations by women in math and science.
In a panel discussion from 1 to 3 p.m., educator Karen Mayfield-Ingram, chemist Mary Singleton and chemistry professor Angelica Stacy will discuss choices and opportunities that have influenced their careers.
In hands-on demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m., attendees can meet women scientists in biotechnology, paleontology, chromatography and health, and learn what goes on inside their labs and in the field.
Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for children 7-18, senior citizens, students and disabled; $2 for children 3-6. For information call 642-5132 or see www.lhs.berkeley.edu.
Berkeley senior Michelle Pannor was nominated Feb. 24 to serve as the next student representative on the UC Board of Regents. If the nomination is approved as expected later this month, she will begin her year-long term this summer.
A mass communications and conservation double major with a 3.7 grade-point average, Pannor beat out 78 other University of California students who applied for the post.
Pannor, who would be a full voting member, says she hopes the Regents will focus attention and funding on outreach.
In the U.S., decisions on managing wildlife populations are often based on controversial computer models. A conference on threatened and endangered species to be held March 15 and 16 in San Diego will analyze whether the models are doing a good job of predicting species extinction.
More than 100 experts will present their latest research on a variety of highly endangered species, including the California condor, Florida panther, gray wolf, cheetah, manatee, peregrine falcon, Coho and Chinook salmon, Houston toad, spotted owl and the grizzly bear.
Professors Steven Beissinger and Dale McCullough, wildlife researchers with the College of Natural Resources, organized the event. The western section of the Wildlife Society is also sponsoring the meeting.
For information, see the conference website, www.cccweb.com/tws-west/pva/.