Posted August 25, 1999
Wanted: Volunteer Docents For Lawrence Hall of Science
Those looking for an opportunity to learn more about science and science education can apply for a position as a weekend volunteer docent at the Lawrence Hall of Science.
Volunteers need not have a science background, but should enjoy working with the public. Volunteer assignments include tours, computer labs, planetarium shows and special events.
Applications are being accepted now. An orientation program for applicants takes place Saturday, Sept. 18, at the museum.
For information, call 643-5471.
Chancellor's Professor of History David Hollinger will discuss the political autonomy of universities Monday, Aug. 30, in a lecture titled "Money and Academic Freedom 50 Years After the Loyalty Oath: Berkeley and Its Peers Amid the Force Fields of Capital."
During the McCarthy Era -- as exemplified by the Loyalty Oath of 1949 -- academic autonomy was challenged by state power trying to enforce political doctrine, Hollinger says.
"In our own time," he notes, "the political autonomy of universities is at issue primarily in an economic context."
Basing his comments largely on his recent experience as head of the Budget Committee, he will trace the history of this transformation and the political challenges that universities now face.
The lecture will be held in the Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. It is sponsored by the Academic Freedom Committee of the Berkeley Academic Senate and the Center for Studies in Higher Education.
For information (including handicap access) call 642-5040 or e-mail email@example.com.
The UCB Campus Computer Store, The Scholar's Workstation, is offering a new interactive, self-paced instructional CD-ROM, TechEdvantage Career Success, designed for novice and experienced computer users alike.
The TechEdvantage Career Success curriculum includes 25 courses, covering a variety of Microsoft programs -- among them Office, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Excel, FrontPage, Microsoft Access and Windows -- as well as instruction on the Internet and Intranet.
Berkeley students, faculty, and staff may purchase the computer-based instructional package for an introductory price of $15.
For information or a demonstration of the software, contact The Scholar's Workstation sales staff at 643-9451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University Students' Cooperative Association, a student-owned and operated non-profit housing organization, is now purchasing organic produce for all of its 17 Berkeley co-op houses. The association previously bought organic only when the price was right; organic produce will now be purchased almost exclusively.
USCA spends about $150,000 on produce each year.
Terrance Meyer, a longtime co-op resident, said the co-op association hopes to demonstrate its environmental concerns and raise community awareness "by shifting a significant amount of our purchasing power in support of organic farming."
Nominations are open through Sept. 9, for the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Awards, to be presented at an Oct. 13 ceremony at Alumni House.
"Building Bridges to a Better Community" is the theme for this year's award. Individuals and teams will be recognized. All Berkeley staff are eligible, both individuals and teams, except for executive-tier administrators and those with academic titles.
For information or a nomination form, see campus.chance.berkeley.edu/csac/ or call 642-0933 or 642-9689.
Starting in fiscal year 2000, departments will pay a monthly charge for active network connections.
Background on this change is provided in the Summer, 1999 issue of "Berkeley Computing and Communications" -- available in hard copy as well as on the publication's Web site. (See istpub.berkeley.edu:4201/bcc/Summer99 and select "Network Funding: An Update" from the Networking and Telecommunications category.)
Before implementing the new program, IST-Communication and Network Services is coordinating a network connection review to give departments an opportunity to confirm both the number and location of active network connections.
For information about the Network Funding Implementation project, contact Margaret Baker at 642-5601 or email@example.com.
UC Berkeley Extension has relocated its downtown center to 425 Market Street in San Francisco's financial district. Classes are now being held at the new center, which has administrative offices, 14 state-of-the-art classrooms, three computer labs and an on-site bookstore.
Other Berkeley Extension centers located around the Bay are in Fremont, San Ramon, Redwood City and Berkeley, as well as an additional center in San Francisco at 55 Laguna Street.
At its July 15 meeting, the UC Board of Regents appointed Carol Tomlinson-Keasey the founding chancellor of the Merced campus, slated to open in 2005.
Tomlinson-Keasey, 56, a distinguished developmental psychologist and longtime UC faculty member and administrator, took her new post effective Aug. 1. She holds a doctorate in developmental psychology from Berkeley.
Tomlinson-Keasey has served since 1997 as the university's first systemwide vice provost for academic initiatives, and directed the planning efforts for UC Merced before her appointment as its founding chancellor.
UC Merced will be the first new UC campus to be built since 1965 and the first new U.S. research university of the 21st century.
Last issue's page one photo of Lyubov Golburt was taken by Jane Scherr, not Peg Skorpinski.