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Posted July 14, 1999

Summer Theatre at Durham

The Center for Theater Arts presents two plays this summer at Durham Studio Theatre, located in Dwinelle Hall just across from Dwinelle Annex.

The two productions are "A Perfect Ganesh" by Terrence McNally, July 9-18, and "Pterodactyls" by Nicky Silver, Aug. 6-29.

Tickets ($5-$10) are available at the Cal Performances box office, 642-9988.

UC Chronicle Salutes "Ladies Blue and Gold"

UC's first women students -- eight in number -- entered as part of its second class in 1870.

The second issue of the Chronicle of the University of California presents stories of their successors and UC women faculty and staff, philanthropists and faculty wives.

Subtitled "Ladies Blue and Gold," it features 184 pages illustrated with 140 photographs and drawings, many never before published.

Edited by Janet Ruyle, the issue includes articles on the early years of the University YWCA, the Prytanean honor society, poet Josephine Miles, suffragette May Cheney, teacher Ida Louise Jackson, architect Julia Morgan, the long-vanished Partheneia pageant, and North Gables, the "boarding house with a heart."

Contributors include Robert Brentano, Geraldine Clifford, Ray Colvig, Jim Kantor and Roberta Park.

"Ladies Blue and Gold" is on sale at the ASUC bookstore and the Faculty Club for $15 plus tax.

For information, contact managing editor Carroll Brentano at or 643-9210.

Can You Host a Student?

The Community Living office is looking for host homes for students needing short-term accommodations while they look for rental housing. If you can help, phone 643-6544. Long-term rentals can be listed by calling 642-3644.

Memos Online

The most recent deans and directors memos are available online. From the campus home page,, select "For Faculty and Staff." At the faculty and staff page, select "Campus Administrative Memos."

Pakistan Studies Professorship Established

Berkeley's International and Area Studies program (IAS) has teamed up with the government of Pakistan to establish a new Pakistan Studies professorship on campus. The position, called the Quaid-i-Azam Professorship of Pakistan Studies, was announced in May by the Pakistan ambassador and David Leonard, IAS dean.

A search is underway for a scholar for the professorship, with plans to fill the position by fall 2000. It is named for Mohammed Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, also known as "Father of the Nation," or "Quaid-i-Azam."

Campus Hosts NASDAQ Biotech-Infotech Summit

The Haas School of Business and School of Public Health co-hosted the third annual NASDAQ International Biotech-Infotech Summit June 27-29.

Among those addressing more than 200 health care and biotechnology executives, venture capitalists, academics and scientists were Alfred R. Berkeley, president of NASDAQ, and Dr. David M. Lawrence, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan.

Panel discussions focused on financing the life science and biotechnology sectors of the economy, the link between the Internet and the rise of the patient movement, and drug and medical device research and development.


July 14 - August 17, 1999 (Volume 28, Number 1)
Copyright 1999, The Regents of the University of California.
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