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08 April 2004

Summer Sessions fees increase
The University of California is raising summer fees as a step in dealing with the 2004-05 budget deficit. At Berkeley, an additional fee of $150 for undergraduates and $220 for graduate students will be assessed for all UC students attending the 2004 Summer Sessions. Visiting students are already paying higher fees in the summer and are not subject to this increase.

A Q&A about the fee increase is online at newscenter.berkeley.edu. For further information, visit the Summer Sessions office in 22 Wheeler Hall or email info@mail.summer.berkeley.edu.

New parking spaces available
The first new parking spaces associated with campus parking development have been announced by Parking & Transportation.

A total of 133 new marked spaces have been added to the Lower Hearst Parking Structure (on Hearst Ave. west of Euclid Ave.). The spaces on levels 1, 3, and a new level 4 will be Faculty/Staff permit parking. (Included on Level 1 are 13 disabled spaces provided to meet ADA requirements and needs at the north end of campus.) The spaces on Level 2 of the structure are now reserved for short-term, paid parking at all times. No permit is required to utilize this paid parking.

In addition, hourly parking after 5 p.m. and on weekends is now available at the Bancroft and Fulton Lot (on Bancroft Way before Fulton St.), West Anna Head (Channing Way between Bowditch St. and Telegraph Ave.), and the University Hall Structure (on Allston Way below Oxford St.).

Berkeley awarded accreditation for animal care program
The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International, the organization that examines and accredits animal-care and -use programs around the world, has awarded Berkeley the prized accreditation it has maintained through four site visits since 1994.

Three AAALAC representatives visited the campus Oct. 1 and 2 last year, touring every animal facility on campus, reviewing many animal-care and -use records, and visiting many faculty laboratories. The team’s recommendation for full accreditation was approved by the AAALAC Council on Accreditation this month. The site- visit team had only a few minor suggestions for improving the campus program, which have since been implemented.

A private, nonprofit organization, AAALAC evaluates organizations and companies using animals in research, teaching, or testing, and awards accreditation to those that exceed the minimum standards for the care and use of laboratory animals established in federal regulations and policy.

Student funding adventures now online
Stories telling how current UC students finance their college education appear on the University of California website, “You Can, We Can Help.” The student profiles demonstrate for prospective or current UC students the range of financial-aid resources available to them and show how students at a variety of income levels meet the challenges of paying for a UC education.

The profiles are online at www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/youcan.

eScholarship repository adds peer-reviewed publications
The eScholarship program at the California Digital Library (CDL) provides alternatives to the traditional scholarly-communication model. UC faculty in all departments, research units, and centers can use the eScholarship Repository to provide free, open access to peer-reviewed journals online.

Since 2002, the repository has offered UC faculty a central, online location for depositing working papers, technical reports, research results, and conference proceedings from a wide range of disciplines. With the repository’s new peer-review capability, faculty have an alternative to publishing their research in for-profit journals, whose rising costs have become a burden to universities and libraries with shrinking budgets.

For information and access to the repository’s online holdings, visit repositories.cdlib.org/escholarship/.