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Volume 1
Number 29
May 5-11, 1997


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'Deep Blue' inspires deep thinking about artificial intelligence
[Photo of Robert Levinson in front of a computer screen with
a chess program] When world chess champ Garry Kasparov and IBM's "Deep Blue" computer program check in for their much-hyped rematch in New York starting on May 3, UCSC's Robert Levinson will watch with more than a passing interest.

Dance performances, lecture celebrate Mexican art form
The campus is showcasing folklorico dance this month, with a lecture and video demonstration by master choreographer Rafael Zamarripa on May 16 and the Annual Spring Concert by Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas de UC Santa Cruz on May 30 and 31.

Staff Appreciation Day
[Photo of staff members Jan Cloud and Lynda Pottzus at the Staff
Appreciation Day event]
UCSC staff took a much deserved break from work on Thursday, May 1, to enjoy music, refreshments, sports, and good company at the annual Staff Appreciation Day festivities on the East Field. Jan Cloud (left) and Lynda Potzus were among the many participants. (More photos) The Staff Advisory Board is also sponsoring the 3rd annual staff Ice Cream Social, planned for Friday, May 9, from 3 to 5 in the Women's Center.

Two performances of French opera planned at Music Center
On May 31 and June 1 the University Opera Theater will present the premiere of the first modern edition of a nearly forgotten French comic opera, Sisters of the Visitation.

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