News Briefs

Tea Time at the Garden

The Botanical Garden is hosting a "Tea for Two" lecture Feb. 12 by Helen Gustafson, a buyer for Chez Panisse.

She will discuss the lore and ceremony of tea in Western culture at 3 p.m. in the Garden Meeting Room. Gustafson's work brings her into contact with tea enthusiasts from around the world, such as Mr. Twining of Twining Teas and other tea experts and aficionados.

Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Registration is recommended. Contact Friends of the Botanical Garden, 642-3343.

Plan for Summer Study

A preview of courses offered at Berkeley this summer has been prepared by the Summer Sessions office.

Copies can be obtained from 22 Wheeler Hall #1080, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720. The complete summer catalog will be issued next month.

During the summer, Berkeley teaches more than 300 university-level courses to Berkeley students as well as visitors from other schools and countries, high school students who have completed at least their sophomore year and other adults.

To be put on the mailing list, call (800) GoToUCB.

Money for AIDS Work

The universitywide AIDS Research Program is accepting applications for proposals to fund AIDS research.

The program will support up to four projects in a statewide AIDS prevention research consortium. Letters of intent are due Feb. 15. For information, call David Lewis, 987-9857.

Volunteers Needed for Contact Lens Study

Free extended-wear contact lenses and professional eye care will be provided to volunteers participating in a one-year contact lens study at the School of Optometry.

Volunteers must be between the ages of 18 and 36 and not currently wearing contact lenses.

Those who complete the study will receive an additional pair of lenses at no cost.

Sponsored by the National Eye Institute, the study will be completed by professors Kenneth Polse and Robert Fusaro.

For information, call 643-8920.

Wine and Food Gala

Berkeley's Wine and Food Gala Benefit will be held Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. at the International House. Proceeds will benefit Napa flood victims.

Tickets are available from the cashier's office for $15 in advance until noon Feb. 10 and $20 thereafter. Those who purchase in advance may collect their tickets at the door.

Travel Latin America

Graduate student field research grants for travel in Latin America are available from the Tinker Foundation.

Application deadline is Feb. 24. Berkeley graduate students may obtain applications at the Center for Latin American Studies, 2334 Bowditch St.

A Tasty Reception

The Center for Southeast Asia Studies is sponsoring a spring reception Feb. 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the 2223 Fulton St. conference room.

All interested in the region are invited to come and taste specialty cuisines, exchange ideas, and share academic and humanitarian concerns.

Map Room Relocated

The Library Map Room has moved to 40 Giannini Hall and will hold an open house on Feb. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. featuring tours and displays.

At 4 pm, Peter Lyman, university librarian, will speak.

Student Job Project Funded on Campus

Students at Berkeley, Davis, UCSF and Santa Barbara will be able to read student job announcements on all four campuses via the Internet thanks to funding from the new Regents' Student Employment Initiative.

The initiative has funded proposals at various campuses to build more off-campus summer and part-time jobs for students by building on UC programs already in place to help students find work.

About 58 percent of UC undergraduates work during the school year.

They average 17 hours per week and earn about $2,770 during the academic year.


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