News Briefs

March 14: Songs of Love
And Springtime

Love is the theme of a spring concert by the University Chorus, Friday, March 14. Joseph Jennings, leader of the acclaimed men's choral ensemble Chanticleer, conducts.

The program includes love songs from England and Cuba; songs about famous lovers; and works by Monteverdi, Lauridsen, Schubert, Britten, Rakhmaninov and Moeran.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Music and will be held at 8 p.m. at Hertz Hall.

Selections from the program will also be performed on Cal Day, Saturday, April 19, at 1:30 p.m. in Hertz Hall. That event is free.

Advance tickets for the March concert can be purchased from the Zellerbach Hall ticket office, 642-9988, or at the door, as available, starting one hour before the concert.

A second performance, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been cancelled.

Summer Courses

Now is your opportunity to study anything from Persian to electrical engineering in the Berkeley Summer Sessions.

The program offers more than 500 university-level courses in 80 departments to anyone who wishes to participate.

A preview of courses to be offered is now in print. The online version, at http://www-summer., provides the most up-to-date listing.

Costs for the program include a one-time registration fee of $295, plus individual course fees, which average $300 per three-unit course.

To receive a catalog, call 642-5611 or email summer@uclink.

Klezmer Music,
Klezmer World

"Fiddler on the Move: Studying the Klezmer World" is the subject of a lecture by Mark Slobin on Friday, March 21, cosponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of Music.

Slobin is a professor of ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University and a past president of the American Society of Ethno-musicologists. His books include "Tenement Songs: The Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants" and "Chosen Voices: The Story of the American Cantorate."

The lecture is scheduled for 3 p.m. in 128 Morrison Hall.

Communities of Color,
Electronic Age, March 13

On March 13 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Alumni House, speakers at a special CyberSemester forum will focus on the lack of accessibility to new computer technology and its effect on education and social development in the Latino and African-American communities.

The event, " The Electronic Age: A Look at the Impacts and Implications for Communities of Color," is sponsored by the Chicano/Latino Policy Project, the Library, Chicano/Latino Student Development and African-American Student Development Offices.

Among those speaking will be Eugene Garcia, dean of the Graduate School of Education; Ceasar McDowell, assistant professor at Harvard University' s Graduate School of Education; and Armando Valdez of Valdez and Associates.

Comets and Crashes
Astronomy Workshop

A workshop for amateur astronomers will be held at Lawrence Hall of Science, Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sponsors are LHS and the Astronomical Association of Northern California.

Sessions include presentations by prominent Bay Area comet watchers, comet experts and NASA scientists.

Registration is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For information call 642-5132, then choose option 1, then option 7.

Books on Women
For Resource Center

The Women's Resource Center recently added more than 100 books to its library, thanks to a donation made by Diablo Valley College Professor Barbara Baldwin shortly before her death in January.

Baldwin was a resident of Berkeley for three decades. During her 26 years at Diablo Valley College, she taught economics, political science and women' s studies and was a moving force behind women' s programs there.

The center accepted 110 books from Baldwin's collection on women' s studies and women's history, focusing on American women and the social sciences. It plans to dedicate Baldwin's collection as part of its March celebration of Women's History Month.

Students, faculty and staff may check out books from the small but growing library of books, videos, audio tapes, periodicals and subject matter files at the Women's Resource Center, located at 250 Golden Bear Center. Members of the public are invited to use its resources as well.

For information call Dorothy Lazard at 643-5727.

Movie Palace Photos

Haunting photographs of rococo movie palaces and drive-in theaters, taken by Hiroshi Sugimoto, are on view at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive through March 23.

Sugimoto's black and white photos of ornate movie palaces of the ' 20s and '30s, including several from the Bay Area, provide a sharp contrast with the stark images of his 1950s and '60s drive-in exteriors.

The photographer was born in 1948 in Tokyo. He has traveled internationally and arrived in Los Angeles in 1972, where he studied art and experimented with a wide range of hallucinogenic substances, an experience that has influenced his work.

His photographic experiments have been shown in New York and in 1995 were the subject of a traveling retrospective exhibit shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and elsewhere.

Instructional Minigrant
Proposals Sought

The Office of Educational Development and the Service-Learning Research and Development Center at the Graduate School of Education announce a Request for Proposals for the Instructional Minigrant Program.

Grants of up to $1,000 are available for courses in fall 1997, that use service-learning, the integration of community service activities into the academic curriculum. Service-learning enhances academic instruction by providing students with experiential opportunities to apply course concepts while meeting real community needs.

For a minigrant application packet, assistance in developing your proposal or information about the services available through the Service-Learning Center, email Ken Yale, assistant director, at; phone 642-3910; or fax 642-6105.

Body of Work:
Medical Films at PFA

Our "interior lives" are scoped, literally, in "Body Parts; Medical Imagery in Experimental Cinema," showing four Wednesday evenings in March and April at Pacific Film Archive.

The series incorporates such medical technologies as motion X-rays, endoscopy and sonograms. Included are outrageous gay X-rays and artist Orlan's cosmetic surgeries, Mark Kidel's thoughtful study of the metaphorical resonances of the heart and Andrej Zdravic's astonishing close-ups of hands being healed by microsurgery.

The first evening, March 12, features medical image works by Paul Bush, Barbara Hammer, Aline Mare and others. On April 2, Akira Mizuta Lippit lectures on " Phenome-nologies of the Surface: Radiation-Image-Body," followed by " The Man With X-Ray Eyes" at 9 p.m. " The Heart Has Reasons" will be shown April 12. The April 16 program, titled " Alterations," features " Anastomosis" with shorts. All programs in the series start at 7:30 p.m.


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