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June 10, 2002
Fish Rap Live! garnered two 2002 Gold Circle Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Jason Louv and Marc Fortuna won third place in the "General or Humor Column" for their entry titled "They Say It's Your Birthday," and Jake Rodkin won third place in the ad design category for an ad titled "Fish Rap Gets Out Stains." A complete list of 2002 Gold Circle Award winners is available on the web.
The association judges more than 10,000 individual entries in its annual Gold
Circle Awards for student journalists. More than 500 college students and 500 high
school students receive awards in 77 categories of this competition, which originated
UC Santa Cruz recently received a 2002 Educators of Distinction award from Saludos Hispanos/Saludos.com, a popular career and education web site and magazine for bilingual Hispanics. The awards are given to institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to success in higher education for Hispanics.
"Education is the key to success for Hispanics," said Rosemarie Garcia-Solomon, publisher of Saludos Hispanos. "We congratulate these institutions that are leading the way, providing high standards of education, career planning, and counseling to Hispanic students."
Saludos Hispanos was established 30 years ago to increase opportunities for Hispanics
through education and career development. Its web site was selected as the "Best
of the Best" among 4,000 sites reviewed in 2001 by CareerXroads,
a guide to what is online for recruiters and job seekers.
The UCSC web site was selected Site of the Week for the week of May 13 by EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. EDUCAUSE showcases sites that are well-designed, visually appealing, and easy to use.
History professor Bruce Levine has been appointed to the Advisory Committee of
the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. The Commission was created by Congress
and charged with advising the U.S. Government on ways to honor Lincoln during the
bicentennial of his birth in 2009.
Edmund (Terry) Burke delivered the Tenth Annual Sabbagh Public Lecture at the
University of Arizona, Tucson, in February. Sponsored by the Anthropology Department,
the lecture topic was "Itineraries in the Arab Mediterranean Before Colonialism:
The Adventures of Ali bin Uthman, Mamluk of Napoleon."