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12 January 2005

George Maslach memorial set for Friday, Jan. 21

Chancellor Birgeneau and the Maslach family invite friends in the campus community to a memorial for George Maslach, former vice chancellor for research and academic affairs and provost for professional schools and colleges. The memorial is set for 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21, in the Faculty Club’s Great Hall. A former dean of the College of Engneering and professor emeritus of mechancial engineering, Maslach died on Nov. 11 following a stroke. He was 84.

For information on the event, contact Cardis McKines-Jones at 643-3249 or cmj@dev.urel.berkeley.edu. Memorial contributions may be made to the Achievement Award Program — a scholarship program for students with extreme financial need who have shown personal growth despite adversity — and sent c/o Deby Johns, California Alumni Association, 1 Alumni House, Berkeley, CA 94720.

Flu shots available at Tang Center; restrictions lifted

The Tang Center has received an additional supply of flu vaccine and is now making appointments for flu shots at 643-7177. The state has removed all restrictions on eligibility, meaning that anyone who wants a flu shot is now eligible to receive one.

Shots at the Tang Center are available to adult members of the general community and the campus, including all Berkeley students and staff. The cost is $20 ($4 for students with the Student Health Insurance Plan) and supply is limited. For information, including other places to get a flu shot in the community, see www.uhs.berkeley.edu.

CDOP now requires online applications

The Career Development Opportunity Program (CDOP) launched an online application form in September 2004 in response to campus requests and as a way to reduce the turnaround time for CDOP transactions. As of Jan. 1, 2005, all CDOP applications must be submitted online.

CDOP provides eligible employees with up to $3,000 per calendar year for career and professional development for future job opportunities within the UC system. All levels of active, non-academic staff (except vice chancellors and above) are eligible and encouraged to apply. For information on the program, see hrweb.berkeley.edu/learning/cdop.htm. The CDOP online application is at tools.ohr.berkeley.edu/cdop.

Campus staff lacking access to a computer may visit the new Customer Service Counter in 247 University Hall, where a computer terminal is available for accessing online applications and/or viewing information available online. Customer-service representatives are available to provide assistance; the counter is open
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For questions regarding CDOP that are not answered on the abovementioned web pages, contact CDOP via e-mail at cdop@berkeley.edu or call 643-5747.

Bear Pass replaces AC Transit subsidy for East Bay residents

As of Jan. 1, 2005, Parking and Transportation is no longer providing an AC Transit subsidy to campus employees eligible for the new Bear Pass. This applies to UC employees living in the East Bay AC Transit service district (communities west of the hills from Richmond and El Sobrante in the north to Fremont in the south).

For East Bay employees, the AC Transit subsidy has been replaced by the $20-per-month Bear Pass, which offers unlimited rides anytime on all AC Transit lines, including transbay service. The Bear Pass pays for itself after seven round-trip local rides — making the new program a better deal, for the vast majority of East Bay employees, than the $10- per-month transit subsidy.

Those employees not eligible for the Bear Pass (i.e., those who live outside the mentioned area) can continue to receive the $10-per-month AC Transit subsidy program.

For details on the Bear Pass or to apply to participate, see pt.berkeley.edu/transportation_alternatives/bear_pass. For questions, contact Parking and Transportation at 643-7701 or prktrans@berkeley.edu.

California Monthly appoints new editor

Kerry Tremain has been named editor of California Monthly, the membership magazine of the California Alumni Association; he replaces Russell Schoch, who served the magazine for 30 years, the last 26 of them as editor.

Tremain, who joined the Cal Monthly staff last year as senior editor, is a Bay Area publishing veteran who formerly worked as executive editor and creative director at Mother Jones. Experienced in art direction, editing, and writing (an article he wrote for San Francisco magazine on corruption at Presidio National Park in San Francisco was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2002), he is currently working with CAA officials on plans to expand the magazine’s reach and influence.

Schoch’s farewell message to Cal Monthly readers appears in the magazine’s December 2004 issue, at www.alumni.berkeley.edu/Alumni/Cal_Monthly/December_2004/main.asp.

Revised Code of Student Conduct is now in place

A revised Code of Student Conduct — which supersedes the earlier version and is applicable to every Berkeley student — is now in effect.The new policy may be read online at students.berkeley.edu/conduct.htm.

The code is also available in hard copy at the following locations: Student Judicial Affairs (326 Sproul), Office of Student Life (102 Sproul), Judicial Affairs and Compliance, Office of Student Development (2610 Channing Way), and the Student Advocate’s Office (204 Eshleman).

UC Botanical Garden seeks volunteers

The UC Botanical Garden seeks volunteers to work in its Garden Shop, which sells garden-related books and gifts, as well as plants, daily. The shop is open seven days a week; each day there are two three-hour shifts, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Regular spots are available on the monthly roster. For information on joining the Garden Shop volunteer team, call Candice Schott at 643-1924 or e-mail cschott@berkeley.edu.

UW’s engineering dean named chancellor at UC Santa Cruz

Denice Dee Denton, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Washington, was appointed chancellor of the University of California’s Santa Cruz campus on Dec. 14. She replaces M.R.C. Greenwood, who was appointed UC provost and senior vice president of academic affairs last February.

Denton, 45, holds four degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and spent nine years on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1996 she became the first woman in the nation to lead an engineering college at a major research university.