May l2, 2003
Jazz, opera, dance, sculpture, 3-D art, literary readings, Latin American songs, and Shakespearean theater will emanate from the tranquil gardens of the Arboretum on Sunday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Its all part of "Art in the Arboretum," the annual spring celebration of creativity held on the university campus. Admission is free.
Renowned choreographer and artist Mel Wong will lead dancers from the
Theater Arts Department in a performance of excerpts from his work Swan
Pond. Voces, the Latin American music ensemble directed by Diana Nieves,
will perform a variety of compositions, accompanied by such instruments
as the "zamponas" and "golpe." Shakespeare To Go will
also offer a 50-minute abridged version of Hamlet.
The public is invited to wander among the 3-D art and sculpture by visual
arts students, which will be exhibited indoors and around the grounds.
And for those gastronomically inclined, local favorite "India Joze"
Schultz will demonstrate his culinary skill in the garden.
In addition, UCSC literature and writing faculty members Charles Atkinson,
Sesshu Foster, Roxanne Hamilton, K. Silem Mohammad, and Rob Wilson will
read from their works in the Arboretum amphitheater. Rebecca Hope Stuhlbarg,
conductor of the UCSC Madrigal Singers, will sing opera arias. And "Jed
the Beetle God" Ford and Friends will welcome visitors with a bit
of morning jazz.
The Arboretum is located on Empire Grade halfway between the main and
west entrances to the UCSC campus. Parking will be available in the eucalyptus
grove, and a free shuttle will operate between the parking lot and the
Arboretum. For more information, contact Steve McCabe at (831) 427-2998.
Chancellor Greenwood will join UCSC faculty members at alumni events in Los Angeles and San Francisco in May. Film and digital media professor Eli Hollander will attend the Los Angeles chapter's "galactic alumni event" with the chancellor on May 17, where he will introduce the featured speaker, Brannon Braga (Crown '90), executive producer of Star Trek. The chancellor and sociology professor Paul Lubek will join San Francisco alumni for a dinner and Lubeck will discuss "Globalization and Islamic Movements: Prospects for a Democratic Alterternative" on May 21. Earlier this month, the chancellor joined David Haussler, director of the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, who spoke in San Jose on "Mapping the Human Genome: Behind the Headlines."
May is also a busy month for UCSC alumni events around the country, with
Pulitzer Prize-winning writing lecturer Martha Mendoza speaking in Boston
and New York, politics professor Isebill (Ronnie) Gruhn speaking in Washington,
D.C., and philosophy professor John Doris talking in San Diego about his
new book, Lack of Character: Personality and Moral Behavior. Details
on each event are listed online under the "Events Calendar"
on the UCSC Alumni Association
Online Community web site.
Academic Human Resources will hold information sessions for assistant
professors on Tuesday, May 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. and on Wednesday, May
21, from 10 a.m. to noon. Both meetings will take place in Room 325, McHenry
Library. It is only necessary to attend one session.
These sessions are intended to help assistant professors understand some
Draft EIR Scoping Meeting
for Ranch View Terrace Project to be held May 14
An EIR Scoping Meeting will be held on May 14 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.,
at the La Feliz Room at Long Marine Laboratory (LML), located at 100 Shaffer
Road (at the end of Delaware Avenue) in Santa Cruz. Parking will be available
at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at LML. At this meeting, public
agencies and members of the public are invited to provide oral comments
on the range of issues to be addressed in the Draft EIR. Call Christine
Aldecoa at (831) 460-3573 for additional information or to request accommodations
for persons with disabilities.
The OPERS Intramural Sports Program will hold the 57th running of the
Cardiac Pacer 5 Miler, a scenic cross-country style run, on Saturday,
May 17. The run begins at 10 a.m. at the East Field track; entry cost
is $2. For more information, call (831) 459-4220 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning May 15, airfare arrangements for campus trips must be made
through the UCLA Travel Center--unless a lower fare can be found elsewhere--for
any travel to be paid from state "19900" funds.
The Travel Center's services include the State Fares program, offering specially contracted airfares negotiated by the State of California with both Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. These fares require only a minimum 24-hour advance booking and may be changed or canceled for a nominal charge. UCLA Travel Center also offers discounts on rental cars, hotel accommodations, and airport parking. Airfare bookings will be automatically charged to the traveler's department.
"The UCLA Travel Center offers multiple advantages to travelers
such as convenience, flexibility, and low rates. I believe the implementation
and use of this program will improve our current travel system and provide
us with added cost savings, which is especially important given the current
budget situation," said Tom Vani, vice chancellor of Business and
Administrative Services. Additional information is available at the UCSC
Travel and Entertainment web site.
The stoplight on Coolidge Drive near the base of campus was activated Monday morning. Construction update story