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Cal's Truman Scholar

Hong Lin, a 20-year-old junior has been awarded a 1997 Truman Scholarship based on leadership potential, intellectual ability and the likelihood of "making a difference."

Lin is among 69 scholars selected from 7,171 candidates nominated by 369 colleges and universities. Each scholarship provides $30,000-$3,000 for the student's senior year and $27,000 for graduate study.

A rhetoric major with a minor in public policy, Lin has a 3.7 grade-point average and is involved in a variety of educational and public service activities.

Among other activities, he is currently a research apprentice for a professor writing a book on sex education, an undergraduate student instructor at San Quentin state prison, a member of the Cal boxing team and an intern with the Institute of Urban and Regional Development, matching community needs to Berkeley faculty research projects.

Grants for Minimizing Campus Waste

Environment, Health and Safety is accepting applications from May 1 through May 30 for hazardous waste minimization grants for the 1997-'98 fiscal year. Last year the office awarded three grants, totaling more than $49,000.

Funds are available to faculty, faculty-sponsored students and management for research/teaching activities and for developing new means of minimizing campus hazardous waste.

For more information, call Environment, Health and Safety at 642-3073 or visit its website

Hire a Youth

There is still time to hire a youth this summer through the joint campus and city summer youth employment program, which will run from June 30 through Aug. 29. Each year, the program brings local youths to campus for eight weeks to work in various departments.

For about $1,000 (20 hours per week for eight weeks), departments can provide participants with valuable summer jobs and learning opportunities.

Interested departments should contact Eric Zarate at 643-6781 or ericz@uclink2.

Mummy Dearest

A purchase of "Cat Mummies," a new book by Kelly Trumble, will produce a donation of $5 for conservation of Egyptian antiquities at the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

Among items in need of repair are a statuette of the cat goddess Bastet and several cat mummies.

The book is available in hardcover for $15.95 from Nick of Time, 2063 Main Street, #420, Oakley, CA 94561 or 754-7750 or This offer is made possible thanks to Sandra Kelly, owner of Nick of Time and member of the Phoebe Hearst Museum Egyptian Society.

Frantz Fanon Colloquium, May 8, 9

A two-day international colloquium on Frantz Fanon, one of the 20th century's leading theorists of racism and colonialism, will be held Thursday and Friday, May 8 and 9, in the George Gund Theater, Pacific Film Archive.

A Martinican psychiatrist and Algerian revolutionary, Fanon is the author of "Black Skin, White Masks," and "The Wretched of the Earth."

Speakers at "Frantz Fanon Today" include Fanon's brother, Joby; his niece, Fanotte; and his closest friend, Marcel Manville, the most eminent black lawyer in France, among others. This is the first time since Fanon's death in 1961 that any member of his family has visited the U.S.

Audio-visual imagery on Fanon, Algeria and the Antilles will be presented Friday, with commentary by Joby Fanon and Manville.

The colloquium is being presented by a number of campus programs and departments, the Townsend Center, and the Consulate of France, San Francisco.

The event takes place from 1 to 6 p.m. both days. Admission is free.

For information, contact Frances Katsuura at 643-5799.

Fulbright Applications

Applications for the Fulbright Scholar Program are now available at the Graduate Fellowship Office. Over 700 awards in more than 120 countries are available for research, lecturing or seminar participation.

Every academic rank from instructor to professor emeritus is eligible. Untenured faculty and professionals outside academe are encouraged to apply. Academic administrators regularly receive Fulbrights, as do independent scholars, artists and professionals from the private and public sectors.

Only U.S. citizens at the time of application are eligible; status as a permanent resident is insufficient.

Deadlines for application are Aug. 1 for lecturing, lecture/research and research awards; Nov. 1 for the international Education Administrators Program to Germany, Japan and Korea and the German Studies Seminar; Jan. 1 for NATO Advanced Research Fellowships and Institutional Grants.

For information or applications, contact the Graduate Fellowship Office at 318 Sproul Hall, 642-7665 or email

Copyright Conference

Information produced in an electronic format opens up new possibilities for access. In this environment, publishers are using licensing agreements to regulate access and use of their materials.

Join publishers, scholars, librarians, legal experts, artists and museum experts Saturday, May 10 for "A License to Kill? Copyright Ownership and Fair Use in an Age of Licensing."

The day-long conference will be held at Krutch Theater, Clark Kerr Campus. Registration is $75 for the public and $25 for UC faculty, students and staff (with ID). Lunch is included. For information, call 642-4111.



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