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April 3, 2000

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Inaugural Lecture Series at Seymour Center begins April 4

This month the Friends of Long Marine Lab is hosting four evenings of lectures and discussions by faculty and researchers at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. The first in this Inaugural Lecture Series will take place on April 4 with talks by associate professor of biology Terrie Williams on the topic "A Killer Appetite: Underwater Hunting by Marine Mammals" and by adjunct professor of biology Jim Estes on "Apex Predators and Ocean Ecosystems." Subsequent lectures are scheduled for the 11th, 18th, and 25th. All the lectures will take place at the Seymour Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $6/evening or $20/series for general admission; $5/evening or $15/series for Friends of Long Marine Lab members. For tickets, call (831) 459-3799. For more information, call (831) 459-5548.

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.

The purpose of the fair is to provide outreach and information exchange among science researchers and to publicize California Digital Library (CDL) databases; new science Web databases, such as Web of Science; library research, and teaching tools created by science faculty and University Libraries. A list of presentations and demonstrations will be announced at a later date. For more information, contact Wei Wei at (831) 459-3582 or wwei@cats.ucsc.edu.

Color of Violence conference closed

"The Color of Violence: Violence Against Women of Color" conference taking place in late April has generated so much interest that organizers have had to close registration. Although registration is closed, general information on the conference is posted at the Web.

UCSC ranked 11th in Peace Corps volunteers this year

photo of Peace Corps volunteer with children
photo: Peace Corps
With 60 volunteers serving overseas, UCSC is number 11, along with UC Davis, on the Peace Corps' annual list of colleges and universities with the largest number of volunteers serving this year. Last year UCSC was 22nd in the rankings.

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.

Work-Life Balance series continues

"Surviving Perfectionism" is the topic of a workshop for faculty and staff, which will be held on Tuesday, April 25, in the Health Center Conference Room. It is the third 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 sessions 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 workshop@cats.ucsc.edu. For more information on the series, call Sharon Cohen Barry at (831) 459-2979 or Lucy van Doorn at (831) 459-5565.

Workshop on African American writing at New College

Small Press Traffic literary arts center at New College in San Francisco is hosting a weekend event titled "Expanding the Repertoire: Continuity and Change in African-American Writing" April 7-9 at the New College Cultural Center, 766 Valencia Street. The event will include group readings and panel discussions, and it is free and open to the public. UCSC literature professor Nathaniel Mackey is a panelist on Saturday morning and will participate in a group reading on Saturday evening. For more information, call (415) 437-3454.

Construction update

Currents is now providing monthly updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story

For more information, visit the Transportation and Parking Services Web site and the Physical Planning and Construction Web site.

April 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.

The schedule for April is as follows:

  • April 2: "Cassady, Vega, Waldman: Three Women of (and Beyond) the Beat Generation" (a reading, facilitated by UCSC lecturer in literature Tom Marshall) (repeat) (rebroadcast April 5)
  • April 9: Peggy Downes Baskin: "The American Presidency" (rebroadcast April 12)
  • April 16: Angela Davis: "The Prisoner Exchange: The Underside of Civil Rights" (rebroadcast April 19)
  • April 23: Gildas Hamel: "Jesus: Stories from Galilee" (repeat) (rebroadcast April 26)
  • April 30: Gary Lease: "What are the humanities and why do they matter: The case of religion and public life" (repeat) (rebroadcast May 3)

For more information, call Community Television at (831) 425-8848, ext. 20.

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