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17 October 2001 |

Mail Services offers warning on packages
Following recent cases of anthrax transmitted through the mail, Mail Services is reminding campus customers to report suspicious letters and packages to the UC Police Department or to the Postal Inspection Service.

Visit for tips on spotting suspicious packages. In addition, because of increased postal security, all mail pieces sent from campus must bear a valid university return address, and Mail Services will enforce its policy of not picking up outgoing personal mail.

For details, contact Mail Services at 642-MAIL.

Staff committee seeks new members
The Chancellor’s Staff Advisory Committee is recruiting new members to serve three-year terms beginning January 2002. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 9.

All nonacademic career employees, with the exception of executive-tier appointees, are eligible.

The confidential committee advises the chancellor and campus administration on non-bargainable staff issues and provides input on the formulation and implementation of campus policies.

Contact Jerlena Griffin at or Laurie Kossoff at, or visit for information and an application.

Day of service in community is Oct. 20
This Saturday is Community Action Day, an all-day event offering volunteer assistance to nonprofit groups in the city of Berkeley.

More than 300 faculty, staff, alumni, students and community members will meet at People’s Park at 9:30 a.m. From there they will fan out to carry out more than 25 service projects throughout the city of Berkeley, including planting the school garden at Longfellow Middle School and doing cleanup on Greek row.

To pre-register online, go to For information, e-mail or check the Web site.

Political scientist on globaliztion Oct. 25
“The Great Globalization Debate,” a lecture by Anthony Giddens, director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 25, in Berkeley’s Sibley Auditorium in the Bechtel Engineering Center.

A guest of Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare and widely read social theorist, Giddens will discuss globalization and its influence on world affairs in the 21st century.


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