April 3, 2000
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.
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
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 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.
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.
Currents is now providing monthly updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story
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.
For more information, call Community Television at (831) 425-8848, ext. 20.