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04 November 2004

Argentine first lady to speak on women in Latin American politics

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the first lady of Argentina, will discuss women in Latin American politics at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, in the Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler. Fernández de Kirchner is a senator representing the province of Santa Cruz; she has also held the post of national deputy and served three terms as the provincial deputy of that province.

The Argentine first lady currently heads the Senate’s Constitutional Affairs Committee in her country and is a member of the Judiciary Committee, where she has played a central role in formulating and implementing the current Argentine administration’s institutional reforms. Her talk is part of the Center for Latin America Studies’ Rio Branco Forum on Brazil lecture series.

Lange photo fellowship entries due Dec. 3

Berkeley faculty, graduate students, and some seniors — from any discipline — are invited to apply for the 2005 Dorothea Lange Fellowship, awarded annually to a documentary photographer on the Berkeley campus. The deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 3.

Named for one of the 20th century’s greatest documentary photographers, the fellowship was endowed in 1981 by Lange’s husband, Paul Taylor, professor of economics at Berkeley, who died in 1984. Joining her photos and his research, Lange and Taylor raised national awareness of the plight of migrant workers during the Great Depression.

Past applicants for the fellowship, from a broad range of academic departments, have worked on photo projects shedding light on migrant workers in San Francisco, child labor in Nepal, threatened Native American cultures in California, and fraternity life at Berkeley.

An exhibition of the work of 2004 winner Andrew Moisey will be on display this month near the main entrance to Moffitt Library.

Applicants for the $4,000 fellowship must submit outstanding work in documentary photography and present a creative plan for future work. The competition is sponsored by the Office of Public Affairs; details are available at www.berkeley.edu/lange or by phone at 643-7641.

Don’t B-sorry, B-safe

This year’s edition of “Safety Counts,” the UC Police Department’s annual campus security report, reprises a feature that debuted in last year’s report: a pullout pocket safety guide, with emergency phone numbers and night-safety information in one easy-to-access location.

Among other potentially life-saving tips, the pocket guide includes the police emergency number for cellphone users on or near the Berkeley campus. Because dialing 911 from a cell reaches a dispatch center — which then re-routes the call to the appropriate agency — the department advises that people program 642-3333 into their cellphones for use in emergencies.

The 60-page “Safety Counts” pamphlet also includes campus crime statistics, maps, and a reminder to keep an eye out for the “Cal B-Safe” logo, which identifies safety, security, and crime-prevention programs and information.

Roger Montgomery memorial set for Nov. 13

Family, friends, and colleagues of former College of Environmental Design Dean Roger Montgomery will gather in the Wurster Hall auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., to celebrate Montgomery’s life and work. Montgomery, who died last year, was an emeritus professor of both the architecture and city and regional planning departments, and a longtime champion of good design, affordable housing, social equity, and historic preservation. Speakers — from many disciplines and chapters of Montgomery’s life — will include sociologist Manuel Castells and architect Frederic Schwartz. For details, see www.rogermontgomery.info.

For the record . . .

In last week’s writeup of a new book of remembrances from former residents of International House, Close Encounters of a Cross-Cultural Kind, incorrect contact information was provided for those wishing to purchase the book. To order copies ($13.95 including postage and handling), contact the I-House Alumni Office at 642-4128 or e-mail Shanty Corrigan at shanti@berkeley.edu.

In addition, a pair of factual errors crept into the captions for two pages of vintage photos from the campus physical education program. Tennis star Helen Wills Moody’s middle name was rendered incorrectly, while the hiring of Bernard Maybeck to design a women’s gymnasium was attributed to the wrong tycoon: It was William Randolph Hearst the elder, not WRH, Jr., who tendered that commission.

Lastly, the campus Center for Weight and Health, mentioned in our coverage of this year’s University/Community Partnerships recognition event, is not part of the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, but a center within the College of Natural Resources.