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23 January 2002 |

Public invited to attend two evening 9/11 courses
International and Area Studies is offering two evening courses for Berkeley students and the public. The courses are “Issues in U.S. Foreign Policy after 9/11” and “Afghanistan and Its Neighbors: The Intersection of Peoples, Cultures and Traditions.”

The public is invited to attend the classes and participate in the discussions without registering or paying a fee. Students must register to gain academic credit.

For information, see and select “free public lectures.”

Library to extend hours starting Feb. 22
Under a semester-long pilot project beginning Feb. 22, hours in Moffitt Library and the Gardner (main) stacks will be extended on Friday and Saturday evenings until 2 a.m. On Sunday mornings, the library will open at 9 a.m.

The Moffitt Microcomputer Facility will open during the extended hours, and Circulation Services will be available until 10 p.m. and on Sunday mornings beginning at 9 a.m.

The campus shuttle service will also extend its services, providing door-to-door Night Safety Shuttle service on Saturday evenings until 2 a.m.

The extended hours for the library and shuttle service were initiated at the request of the ASUC.

As in spring 2001 — when a similar pilot project extended library hours until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays — the Library, Microcomputer Facility and Shuttle Service will monitor and collect statistics. Data collected will be used to inform future decisions about library hours.

Journalism web site offers links to Sept. 11 resources
The Graduate School of Journalism has compiled a web-based resource on Sept. 11, designed for reporters but of potential interest to the public as well.

Located at, the site includes links to material on aviation, terrorism, the targets, the aftermath and the investigation, among other topics.

Visiting scholars program planned
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with Berkeley and other academic institutions around the country, has published guidelines for a new Visiting Scholars Center, which opens this fall in Cambridge, Mass.

The center’s mission is to encourage promising young scholars involved in innovative and multidisciplinary research. Participants will focus their research on one of three core areas — science, technology, and global security; social policy and education; and humanities and culture.

Guidelines and applications for interested researchers and practitioners are available at
For information, contact Alexandra Oleson at (617) 576-5014 or visit the academy’s web site.

Undergraduate application statistics are available online
Undergraduate application figures for fall 2002 are available on the UC Office of the President web site.

The new numbers show steady growth in the number.of students applying for admission to UC.

The application figures cover all UC campuses and show systemwide data by residency, ethnicity, gender, level and other criteria.

They are available at

UC to join second fair-labor oversight organization
The University of California announced recently that it intends to join the Fair Labor Association and continue its membership in the Worker Rights Consortium, two organizations maintaining oversight of working conditions for the manufacture of various products.

The action, announced Jan. 10, is part of UC’s effort to improve labor practices in companies that produce consumer products bearing its logos and trademarks, said Joseph Mullinix, UC senior vice president for business and finance.

The university has licenses with more than 200 companies, including Adidas, Gear for Sports, Jansport and Nike.

UC adheres to a code of conduct for trademark licensees that manufacture consumer products bearing university logos and trademarks.

The code specifies for university licensees and contractors minimum workplace standards and practices related to legal compliance, ethical practices and employment standards.

“Membership in both organizations will enhance our ability to assure compliance with our code,” said Mullinix.

Campus travel office discontinues link to online booking service
The Travel/Entertainment Office has discontinued its link to the online booking service, due to low campus usage of the service.
For campus travelers looking for free or low-cost travel services, it recommends such online services as Travelocity, Orbitz and Expedia.

For other travel information, contact Travel Manager Joe Knowles at or 642-0438.


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