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May 29, 2000

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Student employees honored at SERAP award ceremony

Chancellor Greenwood and Vice Chancellor Hernandez congratulate a student employee award recipient at the SERAP ceremony.
photo: Don Harris
Family, friends, and work supervisors gathered at University House on May
19 to honor some 270 student employees for outstanding service to the
university. The students, recipients of Student Employee Recognition Awards, received certificates of appreciation and cash awards from their supervisors. Chancellor Greenwood, Vice Chancellor Francisco Hernandez, and Career Center director Barbara Bedford offered their thanks and congratulations. The annual awards ceremony, which is in its sixth year, is the culmination of the Student Employee Recognition Awards Program (SERAP), sponsored by the Career Center, the Bay Tree Bookstore, and the Division of Student Affairs.

Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Homa Hoodfar to speak on women in Muslim states May 31

Homa Hoodfar combines original research on women's rights and reproductive health in Muslim majority states with activism in the international network. Her most recent fieldwork assesses how women's engagement in civil society shaped the movement for democratic reform in the recent Iranian elections. Hoodfar, who teaches anthropology and women's studies at Concordia University in Montreal, will give a talk on "Information Technology and Women's Solidarity Networks: The Experience of Women Living Under Muslim Laws," on Wednesday, May 31, at 9:30 a.m. in Room B210, Earth and Marine Sciences Building. It is free and open to the public. The talk is sponsored by the Center for Global, International and Regional Studies; for more information, call (831) 459-2833

Sue Johnson named new chair of Regents

Sue Johnson has been named the new chair of UC's Board of Regents. Johnson, a UC graduate who has served as a Regent for almost ten years, is completing her second year as chair of the Regents' committee on finance and is a member of the board's committees on grounds and buildings and oversight of the Department of Energy laboratories. UC NewsWire press release

"Monarch" Monarcha mariposa by Claire Emery
Science and art unite in "Illustrating Nature" exhibit at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

"Illustrating Nature," an exhibit of natural science illustrations by students in the Science Communication Program, is being shown through June 5 at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 E. Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is cosponsored by the Santa Cruz Museum Association and the Science Communication Program.

Sailing lessons for youth and adults

The Recreation Department is offering boating classes in basic and intermediate dinghy and keelboat sailing this summer. Sailing classes for youth ages 9 to 16 are free; classes for adults cost $150. The first session of classes begins June 19. Registration for the adult classes is under way at the OPERS office; youth-class registration is taking place at the harbor. For more information, call (831) 459-2806.

UCSC Forum for May

Shows air on Community Television, Channel 72, at 8 p.m. Sundays, with a rebroadcast at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

  • May 28: Mackey, Gizzi, Perks, Yamashita: "An Evening of Readings with the Creative Writing Faculty" (repeat) (rebroadcast May 31)

Looking for a summer of fun for your school-age children?

Family Student Housing will have a summer program for school-age children running from June 19 to August 25. The program will be open Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and feature nutritious meals, weekly swimming on campus, a Life Lab garden, visiting artists, and field trips, including trips to Shakespeare Santa Cruz and the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Priority is based on the application date for fee-for-service spaces. Variable-length contracts are available. For more information, call (831) 459-4085.

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.

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