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Treat the Family to a Day of Science

Those who attend Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's open house on Saturday, Oct. 28, will be privy to a large array of scientific gadgetry: an X-ray machine the size of an airport terminal, for example; or a lamp the size of a quarter that can light up an indoor arena.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the public is invited to tour the facilities, attend lectures by award-winning scientists, participate in hands-on exhibits, and walk through the scenic grounds where scientific history has been made for the past 25 years. The attractions will include a "Family Science Tent" with activities geared to children ages 6 through 12.

Open laboratories will include environmental research, advanced materials, fusion and superconducting magnets, lighting, environmental engineering fracture flow, and genome and windows research.

There also will be exhibits on medical imaging, cholesterol research, demonstrations of educational software and tours of shops and assembly areas.

There will be no visitor parking available, but shuttle buses will run throughout the day from the downtown Berkeley BART station, making stops along Hearst Avenue. Several campus lots will offer free parking, including Foothill, upper and lower Hearst and Genetics.

The complete program is available on the World Wide Web: http://www/ For more information, call 486-5771.

E-Mail Policy: Comments Requested

A systemwide task force has developed a proposed set of guidelines for using electronic mail. Information Systems and Technology has been asked by the Chancellor's Office to coordinate the review of the policy for the Berkeley campus.

The policy is available for review on the World Wide Web. See the Berkeley WWW home page ( under "Computing Resources," then "Electronic Mail Guidelines (Draft)." Or connect directly to http://garnet.

Send comments by Nov. 1 to

Jewish Scholars to Meet

The "Origin of Modern Jewish Studies" will be the subject of a conference co-sponsored by the Center for Studies in Higher Education on Oct. 29 and 30 at Alumni House.

The conference, which will feature American, European and Israeli scholars, is intended to promote Jewish studies programs at universities in the Bay Area and to strengthen relations between Bay Area and Israeli universities. It is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsors include the Judah L. Magnes Museum, the Academic Consortium of Bay Area Jewish Studies Scholars and the American Friends of the Hebrew University.

For more information, contact William Brinner, 642-3757, or Diane Harley, 642-5040.

Go to Polynesia

Work with Berkeley researchers to eradicate non-native plant species that threaten to take over the lush, fragrant slopes of Moorea, French Polynesia.

Or help gather health status information on the populations of Tinian and Rota Islands in the Northern Mariana Islands.

These opportunities are available through the University Research Expeditions Program. The Polynesia expeditions, which also will include collecting native plants for a study of medicinal uses, will take place Jan. 7 through 18, Mar. 24 through Apr. 4 and May 19 through 30, 1996.

The Mariana expeditions are scheduled for Jan. 7 through 19 and Jan. 21 through Feb. 2, 1996.

For more information, call 642-6586.

Gym Expansion Meeting

A second community meeting and scoping session for a proposed project to expand Harmon Gym into a new athletics and activity center will be held Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at 150 University Hall.

The renovation of Edwards Track to accommodate larger track and field events and soccer games has been added to the project.

At the meeting, the community will be able to learn more about the project and present ideas and issues to help shape the design and environmental impact report processes.

Written comments may be sent to Katherine Mortimer, Physical and Environmental Planning, 300 A&E Building.


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