Gazette 12/7/94

Staff Enrichment

Employee Development And Training

For more information, for copies of the 1994-95 Employee Development and Training catalog, or for information on how to enroll in classes, call 642-8134.

Facilitation Techniques

Dec. 13 and 15, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Room 24, University Hall

This workshop combines group discussion, lecture, and skills practice on how to increase participant involvement and learning. Participants will have the opportunity to facilitate a videotaped group discussion and receive feedback on their strengths and skills as facilitators.

Effective Interviewing

Jan. 5, 8:30 am-noon, Room 24, University Hall

This session will help you prepare for interviews and give you a chance to practice your interviewing skills. You will receive videotape feedback to improve your weaknesses and build on your strengths.

Meeting Facilitation

Jan. 24 and 26, 8:30 am-noon, Room 24, University Hall

Learn what makes meetings work, how to plan meetings, tips for handling difficult situations and conflict, decision-making and problem-solving techniques, and ways of improving meeting quality, productivity, and participation.

Dealing with Difficult Behavior In the Workplace

Jan. 25, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Room 24, University Hall

Prerequisite: Resolving or Managing Conflict class

This course will analyze problematic situations, select appropriate strategies for dealing with difficult situations, analyze situations and personality types that may create communication barriers, and practice effective communication skills through role play. You will also get a confidential assessment of your communication style with a follow-up individual discussion session.

Management Skills Assessment Program Deadline Is Jan. 6

If you are supervisor or manager at the AA III level or above who may have potential for mid-level management, or if you are in higher-level non-management positions with group facilitation and/or group leader roles, you are invited to apply to the Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) offered March 7-10, 1995. Deadline for applying is Jan. 6.

MSAP is a system-wide management development program designed to provide participants with an assessment of their management-related skills, an agenda for future career development, and help in competing successfully for management positions. The program brings together experienced managers from eight UC campuses and laboratories to work with aspiring or less-experienced managers in an intensive, four-day residential program. This year it will be held at Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park.

For applications and brochures, call Employee Development and Training at 642-8134. For more information, contact Ellie Schindelman at 642-0559, ext. 2.

Wanted: Basic Skills Tutors for CALS Project

The CALS Project needs volunteers to work one-to-one with employees who ask for help building their basic skills, including writing, speaking English as a second language, reading, and math. Noontime tutor training (six sessions) will begin Jan. 31.

More than 100 volunteer tutors are currently working with employees on campus. Tutoring is scheduled at times and locations convenient for both tutors and learners. Ongoing support and resource materials are available to volunteer tutors. One or two hours per week for a minimum of six months is required.

For more information on becoming a tutor or learner with the CALS Project, call Jane Griswold at


Frank Hawley died at home Nov. 17 at the age of 47 after a long battle with AIDS. A memorial will be held Sunday, Dec. 11, at 4 pm at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street in Berkeley.

Hawley's library career began in 1980 when he was hired by the Catalog Department to work on the retrospective conversion of serials to RLIN. In 1981 he moved to the Database Management Unit, and when it merged with the Library Systems Office in 1982, Hawley began his programming career. He was involved in development of the GLADIS system from its inception, and was instrumental in implementing many of its key features. He retired in 1992 as a Programmer/Analyst III.

Hawley was also a printer, spinner, weaver, calligrapher, photographer, and musician.

Awards and Honors

Marvin Baron, director of services for international students and scholars, is retiring Dec. 31 after more than 33 years of service.

UC President Peltason, on Chancellor Tien's recommendation, has conferred on Baron the title "Director of Services for International Students and Scholars Emeritus" in recognition of his "outstanding service to the University . . . . We are proud of the lasting contributions you have made to our foreign students and are pleased by the prestigious honors and awards you have received."

Next year when CPR Saturday rolls around and you're not sure if it's really how you want to spend a day off, remember Carl Lamey.

Lamey took the time to learn CPR and Debbie Lennon couldn't be more thankful.

Lamey is a senior storekeeper with the College of Chemistry. He was having a business lunch at the Faculty Club with Lennon, a Kodak sales representative, when she began choking on a bread stick.

In no time, Lamey performed the Heimlich maneuver. "I just did it, I didn't think about it. The thing just flew out and we went on with our lunch," said Lamey.

A few days later, though, Lennon returned with a bouquet of flowers and thanks for her "hero."

Lamey, who was a police officer in Jamaica before joining the University in 1983, encourages everyone to learn CPR. "You know when you study CPR, you are doing for someone else."

Alexander Pines, professor of chemistry, has been chosen by Baylor University to receive its 1994 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teachers.

The honor, which carries a $12,500 award, is given annually to outstanding professors of the English-speaking world who are distinguished for their ability to communicate as classroom teachers.

Pines' teaching excellence is nothing new to Berkeley. In 1986 he was honored with a Distinguished Teaching Award and in 1993 he and chemistry professor Angelica Stacy were co-recipients of the Presidents' Chair Award, part of the Distinguished Teaching Awards.

Pines is recognized as a world leader in both the development and application of modern magnetic resonance theory.

Of the 297 scientists and engineers recently elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), nine are on Berkeley's faculty.

They are Kathryn Anderson, biological sciences; Andrew Jackson, agriculture, food, and renewable resources; Marcia Linn, education; Daniel Neumark, chemistry; Arthur Reingold, medical sciences; Martyn Smith, biological sciences; Terence Speed, statistics; Lawrence Talbot, engineering; and Paul Witherspoon, engineering.

New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin Feb. 18 at the Fellows forum during the 1995 AAAS annual meeting in Atlanta.


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