News Briefs


High-Energy African Concert April 19

To conclude the festivities of Cal Day, the African Music and Dance Ensemble will perform traditional music and dance of West Africa.

This popular annual concert, presented by the Department of Music, typically draws a capacity crowd that ends up dancing on stage and in the aisles along with the troupe. Ghanaian master drummer C.K. Ladzekpo will direct the performance.

The performance is Saturday, April 19, 8 p.m., in Hertz Hall. Advance tickets are suggested. For information call 642-9988.


Yvonne Rainer in Person On Newest Film, Cancer

Acclaimed experimental filmmaker Yvonne Rainer will appear in person at Pacific Film Archive Tuesday, April 15, with her newest feature, MURDER and murder.

This affecting experimental narrative is both a study of two opposite women in love, and an analysis of the politics of cancer. Deconstructing murder by prejudice, repression and chemical pollution, it meanwhile constructs a means of making both lesbians and mastectomies visible.

Rainer will provide analysis of the film, personal reflections and social commentary centered on her own breast cancer.

For information phone 642-1412 or TDD 642-8734.


A Cappella Against AIDS

UC Choral Ensembles will present the fourth annual A Capella Against AIDS concert April 19 at 8 p.m. in Wheeler Auditorium. The program includes Artists in Resonance, DeCadence, the Cal Jazz Choir, the UC Mens Octet and the California Golden Overtones.

Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and senior citizens. Proceeds go to the AIDS Project of the East Bay.

For information call 642-3880 or email


The Fine Art of Tattoos

For most of the history of tattooing in this country, tattoos were not intentionally created as art, and certainly werent accepted as such. How has the art worlds perception of tattooing changed? What are the criteria by which a tattoos artistic qualities are judged?

Anthropologist Margo DeMello will present an illustrated lecture, "Framing Tattoos: From Bodily Disfigurement to Work of Art," Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m. at the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall.

For information call 642-3681.


Instructional Technology Showcased April 11

A symposium on "Grants in Instructional Technology: Why You Want One, How to Get One" will be held in 117 Dwinelle Hall, from 1 to 5 p.m., April 11.

The symposium will publicize the new instructional technology grant program for the spring semester and how to apply. It will also offer a report on best ideas from the systemwide conference on instructional technology held at UCLA in March.

Several faculty members will showcase low- to medium-tech uses of instructional technology, which has recently been applied in history, demography, neuroscience, economics, biology and political science. Senate committee chairs and experts on issues such as copyright will discuss questions of policy and pedagogy.

By demonstrating potential uses of email and the web, the symposium promises to be especially helpful for those who teach large introductory classes. The afternoon will conclude with an opportunity for informal discussion with technical experts.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded this year through the program. Lecturers and faculty are eligible. Applications are due April 18 and awards will be made May 12.

The event is sponsored by the Academic Senate in cooperation with the Instructional Technology Program, the Office of Education Development and Student Life, and Cybersemester 97.

For information contact Michael Hardie at 643-9433.


Online Extension Courses Offered at a Discount

The Center for Media and Independent Learning is the statewide department of UC Extension that offers over 150 college and professional-level self-paced courses online, by email, mail and fax.

Now through May 30, the center is offering a 20 percent discount on enrollment fees to all Berkeley and Office of the President career staff. To be eligible for the discount, youll need to show your staff card (or a copy of it) when enrolling.

For a free course catalog and/or more information call 642-4124 or visit the centers web site at


Research Assistance For Faculty Members

Tuesday, April 15, is the deadline for proposals from faculty who would like to involve an undergraduate in a research project this fall through the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program.

This year nearly 150 faculty worked with over 300 students in projects ranging from lab experiments and field work to archival work and data analysis.

Faculty receive capable assistance on their research projects and a small grant to cover research expenses. Students receive valuable experience, a greater appreciation for the life of research and academic credit.

Faculty proposals will be publicized in the programs fall brochure, which is available to students during the last week of classes.

Faculty select their own apprentices from among applications submitted to the program at the start of the fall term.

For an application or more information, call Terry Strathman at 642-3795, or email urap@LS. berkeley. edu.


Photography Fellowship

Applications are currently being accepted for the Dorothea Lange Fellowship, an annual award encouraging the use of the still camera in the scholarly work of any discipline at Berkeley.

Graduate students, senior undergraduates accepted for graduate work at Berkeley and faculty members with a strong interest in documentary photography are eligible for the fellowship, which carries an award of $2,500.

The application deadline is May 5. Entries should be submitted in person to Office of Public Affairs, 2120 Oxford, 3rd Floor. For information call 643-7641.


Koshland on Patterns Of Discovery in Science

Professor emeritus Daniel E. Koshland Jr. of the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology will offer Reflections on Discoveries in Science April 14. The talk is part of a series sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the School of Public Health and the Office for the History of Science and Technology.

Koshland has had a distinguished career in at least three distinct areas of scientific endeavor: his eminent work in biochemistry and mechanism of enzyme action, his position as editor of the journal Science, and his role in the reorganization of the structure of the biological sciences on the Berkeley campus.

In a 5 p.m. lecture in 442 Stephens Hall, Koshland will share his views on factors that impede or enhance the process of scientific discovery, and of the relationship of science studies to this process.


Javanese Shadow Concert, April 12

A performance of Javanese wayang kulit (shadow play) will be presented April 12 by the Department of Music.

Gamelan teacher Widiyanto S. Putro will be the dhalang (puppet master), using a magnificent set of Javanese shadow puppets in a performance of an episode from the Javanese version of the Indian epic Mahabharata.

While the story is well known in Java, each performance differs from all others according to the ways the dhalang chooses to improvise dialogue and narration and to elaborate on the main plot.

The gamelan will be played by the music departments performing ensemble Sari Raras, directed by Santosa and Ben Brinner, graduate student and professor of ethnomusicology respectively. Visiting artist Sumarsam will peform the leading musical role on the drums.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Following the musical overture, which lasts about 20 minutes, the audience is invited to move around Hertz Hall to see both the shadows on the screen and the manipulation of the puppets behind the screen.



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