News Briefs

Diamond Returns To Teaching

Professor Marian C. Diamond will conclude her five-year term as director of Lawrence Hall of Science Sept. 1 and will return to full-time teaching and research at Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science Chair Glenn T. Seaborg announced.

Under Diamond's direction, programs to improve science education have reached thousands of children nationwide. She enthusiastically combined her areas of expertise with the mission of the Lawrence Hall of Science. She was the chief architect of the major exhibition "Within the Human Brain," which enjoyed a highly successful national museum tour and is now on display at the hall.

The creation of the largest scientifically accurate model of a segment of DNA also was inspired by Diamond. The colorful structure installed on the hall's plaza embodies the philosophy of hands-on, bodies-on learning, pioneered by Lawrence Hall of Science.

Among her other achievements as director, Diamond initiated a San Francisco Bay Area conference, "Revisiting a Nation at Risk: What's Right About K-12 Education," which brought together and showcased the university's resources.

As professor of integrative biology, Diamond will pursue her research on the human brain and continue teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Joseph Cerny, vice chancellor for research, will conduct a nationwide search for a new director.

'Resource' for Sale

One of the most entertainingly useful publications on campus--providing new students with everything from where to go for the best latte to how to get specialized tutoring--is now available.

The 1995-96 edition of the publication "Resource--A Reference Guide for New Berkeley Students," is now available for sale in the campus bookstore and will soon be available online.

Produced by the Office of New Student Programs, the 96-page guide provides a quick overview of interest to anyone new to campus--students, staff and faculty. It's also enlightening for long-time faculty and staff.

In its whimsical style, it offers such useful information as how to get to local airports from campus, lists all of the student, faculty and staff computing facilities on campus, and offers one of the most delightful restaurant guides around.

Copies are for sale through the Bear Student Stores General Books in the student union for $3.52 (includes tax). Departments may use DPAs to purchase copies.

For more information, contact Jenne Mowry at 642-4881 or

Indian Carvings

"The Carver's Art of the Indians of Northwestern California," an exhibit featuring the carving traditions of the Klamath River region, is on display through Feb. 4 at the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, located in Kroeber Hall.

The carvings of the Klamath River Region are considered the most elaborate among native California work. The exhibit, which includes work from the Yurok, Karuk and Hupa peoples of the region, includes functional objects from historic collections and contemporary sculptures in the carving tradition.

The museum is open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free for UC students, staff and faculty. For information, call 643-7648.

King Is Interim Provost

C. Judson King, vice provost for research in the Office of the President, has been named interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs by President Peltason. The appointment became effective Aug. 11, following Walter Massey's departure to become president of Morehouse College.

King is the former provost of professional schools and colleges at Berkeley, and remains on the faculty as a professor of chemical engineering.

Peltason selected Karl S. Pister, chancellor of UC Santa Cruz and former long-time dean of the School of Engineering at Berkeley, to chair a search committee for the selection of a new provost and senior vice president, the number two position in the Office of the President.

Although Peltason is initiating the search, the final recommendation to the regents will be made by President-elect Richard Atkinson following Peltason's Oct. 1 retirement.

Mark Twain Tour

Robert Pack Browning, an editor for the Mark Twin Project and curator of the the exhibit "Mark Twain: A Life in Writing," at the Museum of Art, Science and Culture in Danville, will lead tours of the exhibit on two Sundays, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3, at 2 p.m.

Drawn from the Mark Twain Papers at Berkeley, the exhibit presents the author's journal notes, lecture notes, attacks on publishers, love letters, first editions of books, Twain's own drawings and schemes for inventions.

The exhibit includes a multi-media presentation, which recently won a gold medal at the annual competition of the Association for Multi-Media International.

The museum is located at 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday until 9 p.m. The tour is included in the price of admission. For further information, call 736-2280.


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