March 27, 2000
Science Media Fair April 6
All science faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a Science Media
Fair on Thursday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 123 and the Bubble Room
on the Main Floor of Sinsheimer Labs. Refreshments will be served. The event, hosted
by UCSC Media Services and the Science Library, will offer informative presentations
by a SciFinder expert from Chemical Abstracts, faculty on campus, and staff
from Media Services and the Science Library.
Sam Farr to attend third annual teachers conference April 1
Congressman Sam Farr will be the guest speaker at the third annual spring conference
for Monterey Bay teachers and educators on Saturday, April 1. The event, "Setting
the Standard in Science Education: A Celebration of Science Education," takes
place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hartnell College in Salinas.
The conference will showcase the work of educators who have been participating in Life Lab's five-year LASERS project, the Language Acquisition in Science Education in Rural Schools program. Twenty workshops throughout the day will cover subjects that range from practical classroom tips on activities that stimulate science learning to broader discussion of changes in the science curriculum.
UCSC ranked 11th in Peace Corps volunteers this year
The Peace Corps will be recruiting 400 more volunteers this year, with plans to expand the program to 10,000 volunteers over the next few years. If you would like to find out more about opportunities in the Peace Corps, plan to attend one of two informational meetings in April. The first will be held on Wednesday, April 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Louden Nelson Community Center in downtown Santa Cruz, and the second on Thursday, April 6, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Oakes College, Guzman Lounge. Extensive information on the Peace Corps, including the experiences of current and past volunteers, is available on the Peace Corps' Web site.
Help get the word out about the Census in Beach Flats
On Sunday, April 2, the Beach Flats Community Center and La Familia Center will be holding an event at the Beach Flats Park with food, music, and information about the Census. The Census is a very important opportunity to be counted for funding of community programs. Due to fear of incarceration or deportation many undocumented individuals do not fill out their Census forms. Others do not fill out the form because they simply cannot understand what it says. Volunteers are needed from 1 to 6 p.m. to help serve food, collect Census forms, and for set up and clean up at the event. Spanish speakers would be useful but are not a must. For more information, contact Carmen Rojas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCSC alum to give seminar on flood management vs. river restoration
UCSC's Center for the Dynamics and Evolution of the Land-Sea Interface will present a public seminar titled "A River Runs Over It: Flood Management Versus River Restoration" on Wednesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Long Marine Lab's Seymour Discovery Center. UCSC alumnus Jeffrey Mount, professor of geology and director of the Center for Integrated Watershed Science and Management at UC Davis and author of California Rivers and Streams: The Conflict Between Fluvial Processes and Land Use, will give an overview of the physical and biological processes that shape California's rivers and watersheds, and he will discuss the highly contentious issue of flood management versus river restoration. A reception will follow the event. For more information, contact Jim Zachos at email@example.com.
Work-Life Balance series continues
"Making Stress Work for You" is the topic of a workshop for faculty and staff, which will be held on Wednesday, March 29, in the Health Center Conference Room. It is the second in a series of workshops on balancing the competing demands of work and personal life offered by Human Resources in conjunction with the campus Employee Assistance Program provider, Managed Health Network. Two session are offered: one from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. and a second from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served; participants are encouraged to bring their lunches. The workshop is free, but reservations are required. To reserve a spot, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the series, call Sharon Cohen Barry at (831) 459-2979 or Lucy van Doorn at (831) 459-5565.
Currents is now providing monthly updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story
March broadcast schedule for UCSC Forum
UCSC Forum, which features the best of UCSC lectures and programs, airs
at 8 p.m. each Sunday and 4:30 p.m. each Wednesday on Community TV of Santa Cruz
County, Channel 72.
For more information, call Community Television at (831) 425-8848, ext. 20.