News Briefs

Art Museum Awarded Humanities Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities recently awarded the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive $625,000, the largest challenge grant awarded to any museum in the country. The museum is one of 26 institutions awarded challenge grants to create endowments providing long-term program stability.

The museum's grant is a four-to-one matching grant, meaning that by July 2000, it must raise $4 from non-federal sources for every dollar of the grant. Museum director Jacquelynn Bass noted that the grant comes at a crucial time for the museum, which is facing its last year of a $10 million endowment campaign with $1 million yet to raise to meet the goal.

The grant will help support the museum's newly designed accessibility team, which includes a curator of education, a community liaison and an information technology manager. Income from the endowment will also support exhibitions and programs specifically designed to make humanities concepts accessible to the museum's varied audiences.

Goldstein Named Columbia Dean

Tom Goldstein, professor of journalism and former dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, has been named dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, effective July 1, 1997.

"In my line of work, this is similar to being asked to manage the Yankees," said Goldstein. "I leave one exciting and important school of journalism for another."

Goldstein earned both a master of journalism and a law degree from Columbia. He began his journalism career at his hometown newspaper, The Buffalo Evening News. During the ensuing 20 years, he worked at The New York Times as a legal reporter and business columnist, The Wall Street Journal as a real estate reporter, New York Newsday as a media writer and Associated Press as a reporter in the New York bureau. He is the author of three books and the editor of a fourth.

Voice Mail Changes

Campus employees with voice mail should be receiving a notice from Telecommunication Services within the next few days announcing the conversion on Feb. 1 to an enhanced, more flexible campus-owned voice mail system.

Access to and use of the new system are essentially the same as those of the former Pacific Bell system, to minimize the impact of the conversion on campus users.

The voice mail access number (643-5530) will not change, and the options for reviewing, sending and responding to messages are the same as those with which users are familiar.

However, it was not possible to include stored voice messages in the data that was downloaded into the new system. Voice mail users will have to re-record voice mail greetings for their mailbox, and will have to dial a different phone number to retrieve any messages left in mailboxes before Feb. 1.

After the Feb. 1 cut-off, users can dial 643-3682 to access any messages stored in the Pacific Bell system. To ensure everyone has enough time to retrieve stored messages, that system will remain accessible until Feb. 28.

Users with questions about accessing and using their new voice mail should contact Telecommunication Services Interim Director Marv Eckard at 642-2039, or email


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