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17 March 2005

Nominations due next month for Berkeley Citation and Chancellor's Distinguished Service Award

Deans, directors, department chairs, and administrative officers are invited to nominate faculty and staff colleagues for the Berkeley Citation and the Chancellor's Distinguished Service Award. Nominations are accepted throughout the year, but to qualify for presentation at the 2005 graduations, they must be received by Monday, April 18. For details, see awards.berkeley.edu.

University Relations development staff and operations to move next week

The main office of University Relations is moving to downtown Berkeley. Development units currently located at 2440 Bancroft Way - including Annual Programs, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Development Communications, Development Operations, Events and Ceremonies, Fund and Gift Administration, International Relations, Major Gifts, and Planned Giving - are moving to 2080 Addison St. (at the corner of Shattuck). The Development Operations (CADS) training room will remain at 2440 Bancroft.

The new campus address for University Relations will be 2080 Addison St., #4200. Staff phone numbers will not change; e-mail addresses will be changing to CalMail. Com-puters and phone service will be shut down during the move on March 24; voicemail will be available. Procedures for campus staff to drop off or pick up gift documentation will be available soon. All University Relations units will be open for business in their new locations on Monday, March 28.

For information about the move, e-mail Patrick O'Leary, chief administrative officer for University Relations, at pko@dev.urel.berkeley.edu.

Greenbacks offered for green ideas

The Chancellor's Green Campus Fund is awarding one-time grants to support green projects on the Berkeley campus. Current student, faculty, and staff are eligible to apply for grant funds up to $1,500; the deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 7. Grants will be awarded to individuals or groups who demonstrate commitment to campus greening and environmental sustainability, maximum potential
to achieve green results, and relevant work or volunteer experience. Awards will be presented April 28 at the campus Sustainability Summit.

Applications are available at recycle.berkeley.edu/sustainability or by calling 643-4612. For information, contact Sasha Gennet at cacs@nature.berkeley.edu or 642-4364.

FSM Café event, March 29, on 'invisible' children of civil war in Sudan

In war-torn Sudan and northern Uganda, thousands of children have been displaced, orphaned, abandoned, or rebel forcefully abducted by rebel groups and made to serve as soldiers. On Tuesday, March 29, the Free Speech Movement Café, at Moffitt Library, will focus on this largely invisible injustice as part of its educational program series. The program will include Berkeley political scientist Darren Zook speaking on the political conflict in Sudan, and excerpts from the documentary Invisible Children, made by three USC film students.

Sponsored by Bears for UNICEF, the event is free and open to the public; seating is limited. Snacks and beverages will be served from 6:15 to 6:30 p.m., when the program begins. For information, e-mail fsm-info@library.berkeley.edu.

Campus experts offer tips this weekend on drought-resistant gardening

Three UC Botanical Garden horticulturalists will offer talks on "waterwise gardening" at this week's annual San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, held in the San Francisco Cow Palace. The garden's three-part seminar opens at 3:45, Friday, March 18, with a talk by Jerry Parsons on "Lush and Lavish Yet Waterwise: Key Elements for a Winning Design," followed by Nathan Smith speaking at 4:30 p.m. on "Native California Plants for the Core of a Global Garden" and Anthony Garza, at 5:15 p.m., on "Structural Plants for Bold and Intriguing Year-Round Interest." The show runs from Wednesday through Sunday. For ticket information see www.gardenshow.com or call (415) 771-6909.

For the record . . .

In our March 10 issue, we incorrectly rendered a front-page graph (titled "Spotlighting gender inequities in academia") designed to illustrate a report on research into the family-formation patterns of male and female faculty. Though the percentages of women and men surveyed who are married without children and single with children were accurately stated, the visual appearance of the graph suggested otherwise. A correctly proportioned graph (Fig. 1.) may be found, along with our full report on the research, at www.berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan/2005/03/10_gap.shtml.