News Briefs

Traffic, Parking Disruptions on the Hill

This summer, traveling up Centennial Drive will be daunting and may take a little longer than usual. Planning, Design and Construction will untertake a much-needed repaving and restriping of the roadway from Memorial Stadium to Lawrence Hall of Science--causing traffic disruptions and, at times, one-way traffic up the hill.

During the same period, Parking and Transportation will begin a major renovation of the terrace parking lots between LHS and the Space Science Lab. At the conclusion of the project, LHS and SSL employees will become part of the campus parking system and will purchase parking permits. LHS visitors also will pay a minimal parking fee.

With parking on the hill at a premium this summer during these projects, using the campus shuttle promises the most efficiency. The shuttle service will add more buses to maintain the usual schedule of 15 minutes with stops.

The estimated completion date for these projects is Nov. 1.

For information on the Centennial Road project, call 643-8511. For the hill shuttle, call 642-5149. For LHS and SSL parking permits, call 643-8258.

Grants for Minimizing Campus Waste

Environment, Health and Safety is accepting applications through June 28 for 1996-97 hazardous waste minimization grants. The program makes funds available to faculty and academic and administrative departments for research, development and activities in support of campus hazardous waste minimization.

For information or application, call EH&S at 642-3073.

Kerr Group Offers Resolutions to Regents

Two resolutions calling for reaffirmation of shared governance principles and the establishment of joint committees on admissions and governance have been offered to the Board of Regents by an advisory group of the Berkeley Academic Senate headed by former UC President Clark Kerr.

The report of the Governance Advisory Group on the Regents is in response to the board's decision last July to eliminate considerations of race, ethnicity and gender in admissions and hiring--despite opposition from faculty as well as administrators, students and staff.

According the report, the board's action "violated the long-standing principles, procedures and spirit of shared governance" and recommends that "confidence and comity between the regents and the faculty" be restored.

The report also suggests that the faculty meet early in the fall term to consider the board's reply to the two resolutions, and that faculty withhold any actions relating to shared governance pending a response from the regents.

A copy of the report on faculty governance and the regents is available at the Academic Senate.

Ingmar Bergman Class

Berkeley Extension will offer a course in conjunction with a retrospective of Ingmar Bergman's films at the Pacific Film Archive June 17 to July 22.

Mark Sandberg, an assistant professor of Scandinavian and film studies at Berkeley, will teach "The Films of Ingmar Bergman."

The course will consist of five lectures and four film screenings. The retrospective will provide a rare opportunity to see beautiful new prints. The fee for the course is $175, including admission to the films. For information, call Berkeley Extension at 642-4111.

"Calympics" Summer Fitness Kickoff June 6

The opening ceremony for Health*Matters' summer fitness program, Calympics, will be held Thursday, June 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Edwards Track. A fitness screening and a shoe clinic will be featured.

Those who complete their personal fitness goal will be entered in a drawing for dozens of donated prizes. Names will be drawn at the closing ceremony Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. at Faculty Glade.

For more information on the Calympics program, call 643-4646.

Take BEAR Express to Football Games

This fall, the clean way to ride to football games will be in one of the campus's new compressed natural gas powered shuttles. BEAR Express shuttles will pick up fans at the downtown Berkeley BART station and take them directly to Memorial Stadium.

Limited game-day parking makes public transit the easiest way to get to the games. Fans who purchase their season tickets and choose to ride BART instead of driving will receive enough discounted BART tickets for round trips to each home game. BART season ticket holders will also receive BEAR Express shuttle passes plus game-day goodies for taking transit to the game. A mailing to faculty and staff will explain the details or call 1-800-Go Bears for more information.

The BEAR Express shuttles are part of a grant awarded to Parking and Transportation by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The grant focuses on reducing the number of leisure-oriented vehicle trips, instead of the work-related vehicle trips commonly targeted by regulations. The shuttles will cut wait time between rides and provide the necessary link between the BART station and the stadium, with no impact on our air quality.

Free Summer Sports Program for Kids

Applications are now being solicited for a free summer sports program for kids from low-income families, thanks to a $47,000 federal grant with additional support from the city of Berkeley and the Chancellor's Office.

Berkeley has been awarded the grant to administer the National Youth Sports Program, which combines sports instruction with educational programs for youth ages 10-16.

Area youth will participate in activities such as swimming, basketball soccer, rockclimbing and sea kayaking. Participants also will attend educational sessions on alcohol and other drug-abuse prevention, nutrition and personal health, career opportunities and conflict resolution.

The program runs from June 24 through Aug. 2. Program hours are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To request an application or for more information, call 643-8024. The application deadline is June 7.


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