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02 May 2001 |

Task force seeks ways to keep campus clean
An anti-graffiti and litter task force will coordinate efforts to improve campus aesthetics.

The task force will establish a new anti-graffiti team and hotline, as well as an awareness campaign. The program’s success, however, depends on faculty, staff and student contributions.

“Everyone at the university shares in the responsibility for the appearance of the campus,” said Karen Abesamis, coordinator of the effort. “We can all help by throwing trash in the proper containers, utilizing recycling bins and calling the hotline to report graffiti sightings.”

The graffiti hotline number is 643-0890. Campus community members are also encouraged to report broken or burnt-out lights, both exterior and interior. The task force is organizing a volunteer campuswide clean-up day for fall semester. The date will be announced in the coming months.

For information, call 664-3555.

EH&S offers grants to minimize waste
Environment, Health & Safety is accepting applications through May 31 for grants to help minimize hazardous waste.

Funds are available to faculty, faculty-sponsored students, and managers for research, development, or process methods to minimize or reduce campus hazardous waste.

Since the program began, 18 grants have been awarded. For information, see or call 642-3073.

Nominations sought for distinguished librarian award
The Librarians’ Association of the University of California, Berkeley is soliciting nominations for its Distinguished Librarian Award.

Given every other year, the award recognizes one or two Berkeley librarians who have demonstrated specific achievements or sustained excellence in fulfilling library missions. The award goes to those who have enhanced the activities and qualities of the university’s intellectual community, and who have furthered the university’s teaching and research missions.

See for nomination guidelines. Faculty and staff should submit nominations by May 28 to Bill Roberts, University Archives, Bancroft Library, MC 6000.

For information, call Roberts at 642-2933.

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