Posted September 29, 1999
Experimental Program Reunion to be Held Oct. 17
Former students and teachers from the Experimental Program, an alternative liberal arts education for Berkeley undergraduates during the 1960s, are invited to attend a reunion on campus Sunday, Oct. 17.
Under the program developed and directed by Joseph Tussman, professor emeritus of philosophy, students worked together on program curriculum for two years, rather than selecting disparate courses from an enormous catalogue.
The reunion includes a seminar and dinner at the Faculty Club. For information, call John Gray at 558-0684 or Steven Rood at 839-0900.
Play Explores Resistance, Freedom During WWII
The Center for Theater Arts opens its 1999-2000 season with a premiere production of "Partisans," the story of five Jewish university students in Poland struggling for freedom during World War II.
Writer/director John Fisher's newest play, "Partisans," follows the students as they move from the sewers of Warsaw to the woods of Russia and the battlefields of the Eastern Front, discovering the meaning of identity and the value of faith along the way.
The play shows in Zellerbach Playhouse on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16, at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Oct. 3, 10 and 17, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for the public, $8 for faculty and staff and $6 for students, and can be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com or by calling 601-8932.
Volunteer to Help Kids Explore The Outdoors
The Berkeley Marina Volunteer program is offering hands-on training for adults interested in helping children appreciate the natural environment.
Topics covered include the history of the bay, marine habitats, bay shoreline plant and animal life and how to teach children creatively.
Training sessions begin Oct. 15, and continue through March. Volunteers will take school children on field trips throughout the fall and spring.
For information, call 644-8623.
Oct. 4 Talk on Postdoc Humanities Funding
On Monday, Oct. 4, the Townsend Center for the Humanities will offer a discussion on "Post-Doctoral Funding in the Humanities: Special Issues for the New Ph.D." The center's associate director, Christina Gillis, and Kate van Orden, assistant director of the music department, will speak.
The event will be held at noon in the Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall. For special-needs access, call 643-9670 at least 24 hours in advance.
Health Services Provides Free Depression Screenings
Berkeley will offer free, confidential screenings for depression in conjunction with National Depression Screening Day this year.
The screenings, conducted by mental health professionals from University Health Services and the Alameda County Psychological Association, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, on the fourth floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union.
Symptoms of depression may include persistent feelings of
hopelessness or worthlessness, difficulty concentrating,
constant fatigue, unexplained aches and pains or thoughts of
death and suicide.