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31 October 2007

Flu shots now available

Fall flu-shot clinics will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6; Friday, Nov. 16; and Tuesday, Dec. 4, from noon to 6 p.m. in the Tang Center, 2222 Bancroft Way. The cost for staff, faculty, and members of the community (college-age adults and older) is $25 for the regular vaccine, $30 for a thimerisol-free version. No appointment is necessary.

For information, visit www.uhs.berkeley.edu/home/news/flushots.shtml.

Haas International Award nominations sought

Nominations are being accepted for the 2007 Walter A. Haas International Award; the deadline is Thursday, Nov. 30. The award honors a Berkeley alumnus (anyone who attended the campus for a minimum of two semesters or three quarters) who is a native, citizen, and resident of a nation other than the United States and who has a distinguished record of service to his or her country. It includes a cash prize of $15,000, an engraved medallion, and travel expenses for the recipient to attend the award presentation.

Visit www.urel.berkeley.edu/haasawards/international-award for more information or a nomination form, or contact Helena Weiss-Duman (643-6493, hwd@berkeley.edu).

Arts-funding proposals for 2008-09 are due Dec. 1

The Consortium for the Arts invites faculty, students, and staff to submit funding proposals for interdisciplinary arts-related projects to take place in the next academic year, 2008-09. The consortium offers grants (usually between $3,000 and $10,000) to support interdisciplinary projects that enhance the vitality of the arts on campus and provoke intellectual conversation about the arts. Projects may involve bringing visiting artists to campus or may be collaborations among campus artists, producers, and scholars.

A workshop offering tips on preparing a successful proposal will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. in 205 Dwinelle Annex; pre-registration is required by Nov. 8 by contacting Michele Rabkin at micheler@berkeley.edu. Individual consultation on proposal plans can also be arranged.

For details about criteria, requirements, and application instructions - or to learn about arts funding available for the current academic year - visit www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/bca/grants.html or contact Rabkin. The deadline for submitting proposals is Saturday, Dec. 1.

UC and partners recognized for energy-efficiency practices

The University of California, along with its partners in the Higher Education Energy Efficiency Partnership, has been recognized as a national leader in energy-efficiency programs by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a nonprofit research group based in Washington, D.C.

The partnership includes UC, California State University, California Community Colleges, Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and Sempra Energy's two California utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Co. It is funded by utility customers through public-goods charges and administered by the utility companies under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Programs selected for this honor were judged especially noteworthy for their effectiveness and innovation in helping customers achieve greater levels of energy efficiency in their homes and business facilities.

For more information on UC sustainability efforts, visit www.ucop.edu/facil/sustain.

Mid-week meditation at Tang

An ongoing meditation group meets at noontime each Wednesday in 3110 Tang Center. The session begins at 12:10 p.m. with a brief reading from Comfortable With Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion by Pema Chodron, followed by a 30-minute silent meditation. All members of the campus community are welcome.

For more information, contact ckojina@berkeley.edu or beil@berkeley.edu.