News Briefs:

Heyman Recognized

Former Chancellor Ira Michael Heyman will receive the 1994 Benjamin Ide Wheeler Award Nov. 10 for his lifetime of service to the Berkeley community. He is currently secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Wheeler award is given by the Berkeley Community Fund, an organization of the San Francisco Foundation. To attend the awards ceremony, send $25 and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Berkeley Community Fund, 2320 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704.

Good for Business

The September issue of Asia, Inc. ranked the Haas School fourth in the world for Asians seeking an MBA.

Editors at the Hong Kong-based business magazine cited the school's focus on international business, its summer consulting projects for MBA students in Indonesia and Malaysia, and its new $54 million dollar mini-campus scheduled to open in January 1995.

Stanford, MIT's Sloan School, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania held the first three positions in the ranking.

David DeVoss, who wrote the Asia, Inc. story, said, "Our bias was this: Where should a successful Asian executive look for the best business education possible for someone who's likely to run his company some day?"

In Asia, Inc.'s September 1993 ranking of US universities, Berkeley came in first.

Engineering Hosts Community Colleges

Community college students considering engineering will get a firsthand view of Berkeley's College of Engineering Oct. 28 during Community College Day.

The event, hosted each year by the College of Engineering Student Affairs Office, attracts 200-500 community college students from around the Bay Area. For details, contact Linda Erskine in the Engineering Students Affairs Office, 308 McLaughlin Hall.

Grinnell Lecture: Birds Outnumber Us

James H. Brown, an ecologist from the University of New Mexico, will deliver the second Joseph Grinnell Memorial Lecture Oct. 22 at 8 pm in the Valley Life Sciences Building, room 2050.

Brown's talk is titled "Homage to Joseph Grinnell: Why Are There More Kinds of Birds Than Mammals?"

The lecture will close out the dedication of the museum's new quarters in the recently renovated Valley Life Sciences Building.

Silent Auction

The Black Staff and Faculty Organization is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a silent auction Nov. 13 from 6 to 9 pm at the University Art Museum. Donations are $20 for the Face of the Gods exhibition, music by African Roots of Jazz, and a reception by Nika Designs of Elegance. Call 643-5308 for information.

Get Your Flu Shot

Fall flu vaccinations will be offered by University Health Services at the Tang Health Center, 2222 Bancroft Way, during special clinics in October and November for students, faculty, and staff.

Those wishing a vaccination may drop in on Oct. 24 from 9 am to 5 pm, Oct. 28 from 10 am to 6 pm, Nov. 7 from 1:30 to 6:30 pm, or Nov. 11 from 3 to 6:30 pm.

The cost is $7.50, or $7 for those 60 years old and older.

Vaccinations are suggested for those at risk for flu-related complications, including anyone age 65 or older, adults and children with long-term heart or lung conditions, children and teens on long-term aspirin therapy, and people with diabetes, kidney dysfunction, immune system suppression, blood disorders, or severe asthma. Those who care for someone at risk or live in residence halls may also want to get the vaccine.

About Graduate School

Graduate School Information Day is Oct. 20 from 10 am to 2 pm in Pauley Ballroom. Representatives of more than 100 graduate and professional programs nationwide will be present to talk about their programs. For details, call 642-5218.

No Gas for a Year

The University marked its first and very successful year of electric bus service on Oct. 18.

Building on this achievement, the University has been contracted to drive, park, and maintain a new fleet of four electric buses being operated by the Berkeley Gateway Transportation Management Association.

The new service connects businesses in West Berkeley with area BART stations. The service was inaugurated Oct. 12 with a ceremony at Miles Inc. attended by city, business, and campus transportation officials.

The campus has been operating its quiet, non-polluting electric buses on its 2.8-mile campus perimeter route for a year. The buses carry about 3,000 riders each day and operate from 7 am to 6 pm. The top speed is 28 mph, and the buses daily navigate the 12 percent grade to the top of the campus.

Planning Less Disaster

How America's life and property losses from natural disasters can be cut in half in the next 25 years will be the topic of a forum sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency Oct. 20 at 1:30 pm in Sibley Auditorium.

FEMA officials say the forum will give state and local officials and business leaders an opportunity to help the agency develop a national mitigation strategy.


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