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12 February 2003

Delayed broadcast of Edward Said lecture scheduled
Campus interest in Edward Said’s Wednesday, Feb. 19 lecture at Zellerbach Auditorium, “The U.S., the Islamic World, and the Question of Palestine,” has been so high that all tickets sold out quickly. In response to continued demand, a broadcast of the lecture will be shown at 8 p.m. that evening in Wheeler Auditorium.

Tickets are required for the broadcast, and are available now at the Zellerbach Auditorium box office. A staff, faculty, or student ID must be presented to obtain a ticket to the broadcast. None of the 730 seats will be assigned; tickets are available only while the supply lasts. Said’s lecture will also be available as on online webcast within 24 hours of its conclusion.

To view the webcast, check the campus home page (www.berkeley.edu)or the campus event webcast site (webcast.berkeley.edu).

Hellman Fund applications due March 14
The Hellman Family Faculty Fund, which provides research support for assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research, is accepting applications. The deadline is Friday, March 14; awards will be announced in May.

This year, $300,000 will be available for awards. Individuals may apply for an overhead-free grant of up to $50,000.

For information and a copy of the application, visit vpaafw.chance.berkeley.edu/hellman.html or call Carolyn Capps at 642-1963.

Sign-up for CPR Saturday, March 15
CPR Saturday — an annual, free Bay Area training/certification in the life-saving techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation — returns to the Berkeley campus on Saturday, March 15.

Classes will be offered throughout the day at Hearst Gymnasium. Training in adult CPR, rescue breathing, and the Heimlich maneuver will last from 3 to 4 hours. Training sessions start on the hour from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Free parking will be available for participants at the Bancroft Parking Structure, located between Hearst Gymnasium and Kroeber Hall, on Bancroft Way.)

This year’s event is co-sponsored by the Office of Emergency Preparedness, Physical Education, Parking and Transportation, Educational Technology Services, and the American Red Cross–Bay Area.

Registration through the American Red Cross begins Feb. 15; anyone interested in attending is encouraged to sign up promptly for this popular event. For information, see the Office of Emergency Preparedness website, www.berkeley.edu/oep.

To register, call 1-888-686-3600 on or after Feb. 15.

‘Berkeley in Silicon Valley’ symposium slated
The annual networking event between university and industry researchers includes a full day of talks about research in the physics department and the colleges of engineering and chemistry. This year’s keynote address will be presented by Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google and a Berkeley engineering alum; it will be followed by a session focusing on Homeland Security and Privacy, with an emphasis on cybersecurity. Other sessions will focus on medical breakthroughs and environmental insights.

The event, which is open to the public, will be held between 8:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at the Sun Conference Center in Santa Clara. To view the roster of speakers or to register online, visit coe.berkeley.edu/alumni_friends/bisv/index.html. For information, call the colleges of chemistry (643-7379) or engineering (643-7100).

UCTV seeks proposals for program segments
In spring 2003, UCTV — the University of California’s educational cable channel — will launch a new 30-minute magazine-style program featuring segments from throughout the UC system.

To maintain a diverse programming mix, UCTV is inviting proposals for show segments. UCTV’s producer will assess proposals, determine the line-up of the program, advise on production, and write the script for the on-camera host who will introduce the segments. Selected departments from various UC campuses will produce their own segments, which will be assembled into the final program by UCTV. To submit a potential story idea or for information, contact producer Shannon Bradley at sbradley@ucsd.edu.

March 7 deadline for Noyce Award
Faculty nominations are sought for the 2003 Donald Sterling Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. The prize is given annually to a faculty member in the physical sciences who has demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, including curriculum development. The winner will receive a medal and $7,500, to be awarded at the commencement ceremony of the recipient’s department. For guidelines and nomination procedures, visit www.cchem.berkeley.edu/editor/COC_facts/noyce_prize.html, or contact Rebecca Egger at 643-0472, or via email at egger@cchem.