Posted March 31, 1999
Choreographic Premiere by Dance's Joe Goode
Director/choreographer and Regent's Lecturer Joe Goode will present "The Leavers," a new piece using dancers, writers and actors, as part of University Dance Theater's Spring Concert, April 16 to 25.
The choreographic premiere in Zellerbach Playhouse is based on our passage into the 21st century. The concert will also include University Dance Theater performing Martha Graham's lyrical masterpiece "Diversion of Angel" and other repertory works. Friday and Saturday performances, April 16, 17, 23 and 24, are at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees, April 17, 18, 24 and 25, are at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 for faculty and staff, $6 for sudents. For tickets call 642-9988; for information call 642-1677.
Israel Charny will speak on "Classifying Denials of the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and Other Genocides," Monday, April 5, at the Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall. The talk is at noon in the center's Geballe Room.
Charny is the executive director of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
For information call the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at 642-3230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Monday, April 5, Leo Esaki, Nobel laureate in physics, will present the Regent's Lecture on "Innovation and Evolution: Reflections on a Life in Science." His talk, in 155 Dwinelle Hall at 5:30 p.m., is free to the public.
Esaki is chair of the Science and Technology Promotion Foundation of Ibaraki and former president of the University of Tsukuba.
To request disability-related accommodations, including sign-language interpreters, call 642-0518 or TDD642-6376.
Cal's men's basketball team captured its first post-season crown in 40 years March 25, beating Clemson 61-60 in the final round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
The score remained close throughout the game, with Cal trailing by two in the final moments. With 4.7 seconds left on the clock, senior Geno Carlisle hit a two-point shot while being fouled by Clemson player Tom Wideman. The two-pointer tied the game, and the foul sent Carlisle to the free-throw line. A 77 percent free-throw shooter, Carlisle sunk the shot, giving Cal the victory.
The Golden Bears have only been to the NIT four times in Berkeley history, most recently in 1989. This is the team's first NIT title.
The Center for Theater Arts presents faculty thespian Lura Dolas in "My Gene" April 9, 10 and 11 at the recently renovated Durham Studio Theater.
In this one-woman show, written by Eugene O'Neill biographer Barbara Gelb, Dolas portrays Carlotta Monterey O'Neill, the tempestuous wife of the famous playwright.
The West Coast premiere of this work, starring Dolas and directed by Ed Hastings, former ACT artistic director, took place this fall at O'Neill's former residence, Tao House, in Danville.
"My Gene" includes text from five O'Neill plays along with biographical material.
A lecturer in dramatic arts, Dolas has performed leading roles with the California Shakespeare Festival for 12 seasons.
Tickets, available at the Cal Performances box office (642-9988), are $15 general, $8 faculty/staff and $6 students/seniors.
The University Symphony Orchestra, directed by David Milnes, performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 on April 7 as part of the Music Department's free Wednesday noon concert series.
Music lovers are encouraged to arrive early for this popular event, which starts promptly at 12:15 p.m and ends by 1 p.m. For information call 642-4864.
"The Environmental Health Effects of Civil Unrest" is the subject of a conference to be held April 28 to 30 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Professor Emeritus Warren Winkelstein, former dean of the School of Public Health, organized the meeting and is among the featured panelists.
The conference is organized around two case studies -- Chiapas, Mexico and Sarajevo, Bosnia. Panelists will discuss morbidity and mortality, surveillance, environmental assessment, the response of government agencies and NGOs, ethics and the role of media.
Panelists include representatives of the World Health Organization; the Pan American Health Organization; the Institute of Environmental and Occupational Health in Mexico; The New Yorker Magazine; and the Centers for Disease Control.
Registration is $100 and attendance is limited. A fee reduction is available for a limited number of students. For information, call 594-4094 or email IEEI@nothingbutnet.net.
After California banned affirmative action in admissions, Boalt Hall School of Law saw dramatic drops in minority enrollment. The school's efforts to counteract this decline brought improvements. But with the intense focus on head counts, many faculty feel that other, potentially negative, impacts of the ban may be overlooked.
According to Berkeley law professor Rachel Moran, recruitment and retention of faculty, the scholarship that emerges from the university, shifting curriculum and Berkeley's reputation are just some of the issues at stake.
These concerns are the focus of a day-long conference Friday, April 16, beginning at 9 a.m. in Boalt Hall's Booth Auditorium.
"Strategies for Empowerment: A Diverse Academy in a Post-Affirmative Action World" features panelists from Berkeley, UCLA, the University of Texas, the University of Houston and Georgetown University. They will discuss such topics as the history of women and people of color in the academy before affirmative action, interdisciplinary and outreach initiatives, public interest law programs and curricular reforms.
The event is sponsored by Boalt Hall School of Law. For information, call 642-6969.