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13 March 2001 |

Online General Catalog now up to date
With help from more than 100 staff members around campus, the online General Catalog ( is nearly up to date. Before revision, the online catalog was the 1999-01 print catalog verbatim, except for the courses, which are updated throughout the year as the Academic Senate approves revisions.

This year, for the first time, production of the print catalog is linked to the online catalog, in a new system that uses a single database for both formats.

“The online catalog can be continually up to date,” said editor Nancy Chapman of the Office of Public Affairs. “And when the time comes to print a new catalog, we’ll simply download what’s online and print it out.”

Instead of intensive work from departmental catalog contacts every two years, Chapman said departments should submit changes as they occur.

Public Affairs will publish the 2001-03 print catalog, in conjunction with UC Printing Services, in May or June.

Community Service Award nominations sought
Nominations for Chancellor’s Community Service Awards are being accepted through noon, March 20.

The awards are given each year to staff, faculty and students who have made notable contributions as volunteers for campus and community organizations. Those selected will be honored at a special campus celebration April 19.

For information, contact Paul Terrell, School of Social Welfare, by e-mail at or by phone at 642-8039.

Applications due March 29 for research in France
International and Area Studies, in conjunction with the France-Berkeley Fund, is accepting applications for its program promoting scientific, cultural and pedagogical exchanges of faculty and researchers between Berkeley and French centers affiliated with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

Ladder-ranked faculty in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy, business and journalism are eligible to be affiliated with any partner laboratory in France from one to nine months during the 2001-2002 academic year.

Interested faculty should submit applications no later than March 29. Participants will be announced in June 2001.

For information, e-mail or call 643-5799.

Mainly Stationery isn’t stationary — it’s moving (and renamed)
Mainly@Moffitt, formerly known as Mainly Stationery, opened for business last week at its new permanent home, 242 Moffitt Library. Its hours are 8 am. - noon, and 1-3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Mainly@Moffit is Campus Supply’s on-campus store for items ranging from ergonomic furniture to office, first-aid and earthquake preparedness supplies. Its former location, the Powerhouse or Old Art Gallery, north of Barrows Hall, has been closed for retrofitting.

For information, call 642-3636.

Sustainable transportation overview March 21
Carmen Hass-Klau, one of the world’s experts in alternative transportation systems, will speak at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, on “Sustainable Transport: Can We Learn Anything from European Cities?

Haas-Klau will present an overview of key transport policies in Europe — “pedestrianization” in Germany, traffic calming in the Netherlands and public transport concepts in Zurich and Freiburg — and will discuss the emergence of the concept of sustainable transport. She will discuss whether the European experience can be applied in the United States. The talk will be held in Hearst Field Annex, room B5.

Women’s campus mixer to be held March 20
The Graduate Women’s Project is sponsoring a mixer from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, at the YWCA lounge, at the corner of Bancroft Way and Bowditch St.

The gathering, in celebration of Women’s History Month, is an opportunity for female faculty, staff and students to get acquainted, network and share resources. Food and drink will be provided.

The Gender Equity Resource Center and the Prytanean Women’s Honor Society are co-sponsors of the event.

For information, call 643-7527 or 642-2876.

Staff internship applications accepted through April 10
Proposals for new internships under the Staff Internship Program are being accepted through April 10.

The internship program allows campus employees to take up to a year away from their permanent jobs to work in paid and mentored internships. These career development opportunities may be created at all classification levels and can last from six months to one year on a 50 percent, part-time basis up to 100 percent work time.

Mentors and sponsoring departments benefit from internships by having the fresh perspective and energy an intern brings to the work environment and the chance to complete projects that support important work on campus. Mentors will have the opportunity to expand their leadership skills.

In addition to eight to 12 internships to be filled this spring, two new internships will be funded through the chancellor’s staff initiatives for employee development program. These internships are intended for career staff in the administrative assistant series. Staff who wish to submit internship proposals for current vacancies at the assistant III or assistant administrative analyst levels are also encouraged to apply; these internships will be funded at 50 percent time for one year or 100 percent time for six months.

Applications are available from the Staff Internship Program, Human Resources in 207 University Hall, by calling 643-6189, or by sending an e-mail to staff-internship@uclink4.berkeley.
edu. Information also may be obtained from Roesia Gerstein, interim staff internship program coordinator, at 642-2711, on Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or by e-mail at; or by contacting Pat Lavelle, employment development and training manager, at 642-3595 or via e-mail at Or visit Berkeley’s Human Resources web site at HREF="">


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