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07 May 2003

May 8 memorial for staffer Max Martinez
Student affairs officer Maximino Martinez, outreach coordinator for the Incentive Awards Program, died of heart failure May 2 while playing lunchtime basketball at the Recreational Sports Facility.

A memorial will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, May 8, at the Clark Kerr campus’s Krutch Theater. For parking, enter the lot on Warring Street between Parker and Derby. Shuttle buses to Clark Kerr will leave Bancroft Avenue, in front of Sproul Hall, at 3:15 and 3:30 p.m., returning to the same location at 6 and 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in Martinez’ name be made to UC Berkeley Foundation– Incentive Awards Scholarship Fund, Undergraduate Affairs Development Office, 203 Sproul Hall #1530, Berkeley, CA 94720-1530.

Cal’s past to be revealed May 10 at History Day
Campus historians will share their insights on Berkeley’s place in the world at the history department’s 2003 History Day, scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 10, at Alumni House. Chancellor Berdahl is slated to speak on “Town and Gown: Berkeley vs. Berkeley.” Richard Cándida Smith, professor of history and director of the Regional Oral History Office, will discuss “Berkeley and the Shift in California Culture after World War II.” Professor Wen-Hsin Yeh, a specialist in the history of East Asia and 20th-century China, will explore campus relationships with the Far East in “From the Other Shore: Berkeley and China.” The event is free and open to the public.

Comments due on 2004-05 calendar
A proposed academic calendar for 2004-05 is available online, and the deadline for comments is May 23.

The proposed calendar is available at opa.vcbf.berkeley.edu/AcademicCalendar/calendar.cfm. Send comments to Sandy Ellison at sellison@ uclink4.berkeley. edu or VC-B&S-Planning & Analysis, 611 University Hall #1510.

Changes to visiting-scholar procedures
In response to new federal reporting requirements, all visiting scholars to campus must register directly with the Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs Program Office, in 336 Sproul. The office will issue ID cards for visiting scholars and visiting student researchers.

For detailed procedures, visiting-scholar definitions, a list of benefits and privileges, and VSPA Program information, see vspa.berkeley.edu. For information about these changes, contact VSPA Program Coordinator Sam Castañeda at samc@uclink.berkeley.edu or 643-9681.