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01 December 2005

Berkeleyan publishing schedule

The Dec. 8 issue of the Berkeleyan will be our final print edition of 2005. We resume publication on Jan. 12, 2006. See the NewsCenter, newscenter.berkeley.edu, for campus news during our non-publishing weeks.

Season of Caring - Charitable Campaign offers options for giving

The campus's Season of Caring-Charitable Campaign will take place this month. Donations of gifts, new toys, and nutritious, non-perishable food items will be accepted through the Food, Toy, and Gift Drive, cosponsored by the Black Staff and Faculty Organization and Berkeley Staff Assembly. Mail Services will pick up food and gift items from all campus offices Wednesday, Dec. 14, through Friday, Dec. 16. Donations will benefit at-risk children ages 3 to 14, families, and elderly adults served by Alameda County Social Services. See the BSA website, bsa.berkeley.edu,for a flyer, list of food and gift ideas, and fact sheet on this event.

For information on making pledges to a charity of one's choice through the Season of Caring-Charitable Campaign, see www.berkeley.edu/charitable.

Public input sought on environmental review for southeast quadrant/stadium proposal

A public "scoping meeting" for the Southeast Campus Integrated Projects environmental-impact review (EIR) will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, at Boalt Hall's Booth Auditorium (at Piedmont and Bancroft avenues). The public is invited to comment on the proposed scope of the EIR.

Copies of the initial study for the EIR are available online at www.cp.berkeley.edu as well as at Capital Projects' Physical and Environmental Planning offices, A&E Building, Room 1 (just north of Sproul Hall) and at the main branch of the Berkeley Public Library.

For details on the meeting, visit www.cp.berkeley.edu/Projects_Info_Notices.htm.

Education Abroad seeks faculty directors

The UC Education Abroad Program is currently accepting applications for 13 study-center directorships in China, India, Mexico, Russia, and a number of European countries. Academic Senate members (tenured UC faculty, including lecturers with security of employment, and professors emeriti) are eligible to apply. See www.eap.ucop.edu/faculty/direct.htm for detailed information.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications and signed campus endorsements is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006. To obtain an electronic application, e-mail Suzanne King, at academicaffairs@eap.ucop.edu, with contact information and countries of interest.

Nation columnist and scholar on race and law speaks Dec. 1

Scholar and author Patricia Williams will read from her latest work, a memoir titled Open House, and speak on ethnicity and civil rights on Thursday, Dec. 1. The event is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Center for Latino Policy Research conference room, 2547 Channing Way (entrance on Bowditch Street).

Williams is a law professor at Columbia University, a columnist for The Nation, a recipient of the MacArthur "genius" award, and a leading scholar on race and law. For information, contact Eric Pido at the Institute for the Study of Social Change, 643-7437 or epido@berkeley.edu.

ASUC Arts Studio and Hearst Museum gift sale

The annual ASUC Art Studio Holiday Sale begins this year on Tuesday, Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 2, from noon to 5 p.m. Affordable pottery, photography, prints, jewelry, and textiles will be on sale; 30 percent of the proceeds go to support educational programming at the Art Studio.

The Hearst Museum of Anthropology Museum Store will hold its holiday sale Thursday, Dec. 1 through Friday, Dec. 23. Items made by local artisans from around the world will be on sale at 20 percent off original store prices; an additional 10 percent discount applies to UC faculty, staff, students, and museum members. The Museum Store is located in 103 Kroeber; its hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Miller Institute to celebrate 50th anniversary

The Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a weekend symposium and party on Dec. 9 and 10. The celebration begins Friday evening with an informal gathering of alumni; Saturday will feature an interdisciplinary symposium, followed by an evening dinner and party.

The Miller Institute supports basic research by promising scholars in physical, biological, mathematical and engineering science; over the years it has hosted more than 1,000 scientists on the Berkeley campus.

For information, or to register for the event ($50 to $125), visit millerinstitute.berkeley.edu.

Dean Tom Campbell returns to Haas School of Business

After a one-year leave, during which he served as California director of finance under Governor Schwarzenegger, Tom Campbell resumed his duties as Bank of America Dean of the Haas School of Business on Nov. 21. Professor Richard Lyons, who served as acting dean for the past year, will take on the role of executive associate dean for the school.

Eric Sundquist to read Dec. 7 at Black Oak Books

UCLA Professor of Literature and former Berkeley English Professor Eric Sundquist will discuss his new book, Strangers in the Land: Blacks, Jews, Post-Holocaust America, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Black Oak Books. Sundquist is the author of To Wake the Nations: Race in the Making of American Literature and The Hammers of Creation: Folk Culture in Modern African-American Fiction. The reading is sponsored by Black Oak and the Department of English, which will host a reception following the reading. Black Oak Books is located at 1491 Shattuck Ave. at Vine St. in north Berkeley.

For the record . . .

A production error in our Nov. 17 issue resulted in the substitution of the word "environment" for the word "market" in an excerpt from a letter to the UC community from UC President Dynes. The letter appears on a UC Office of the President website created in response to the San Francisco Chronicle's examination of compensation decisions benefiting top administrators. The text should have quoted Dynes as having written ". . .it is important that everyone understand the broader context of the higher education market in which we operate."