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Research Universities: A Look Back and Ahead

The past, present and future role of research universities in the U.S. will be highlighted in an Oct. 1 campus conference, "Federal Support for University Research: Forty Years after the National Defense Education Act and the Establishment of NASA."

Sponsored by the Center for Studies in Higher Education, the conference is free although space is limited. To reserve a seat, submit your name, mailing address, phone number and email address to by Sept. 24, or see the conference website at


AIDS Research Funds Available

The UCSF AIDS Clinical Research Center is accepting faculty proposals for HIV/AIDS pilot study research projects. Clinical trials are eligible, as are research projects involving basic science, epidemiology or behavioral science. Predoctoral students conducting AIDS research with faculty mentors are also eligible.

The application deadline is Thursday, Oct. 1. For information or applications, call (415) 476-8857 or email

Hertz Hall Manager to Head Florida Arts Council

David Whitman, who has managed Hertz Hall for the Department of Music since 1984, left campus Aug. 21 to become the first director the Cultural Affairs Council of the City of Miami Beach. The newly formed council selected Whitman from a field of 54 candidates based on his experience managing close to 100 performances a year at Hertz Hall.


Sign Up for LHS After-School Classes

Registration began Aug. 22 for Lawrence Hall of Science after-school classes for kids of all ages.

The fall roster includes "Raising Reptiles," designed for sixth to eighth graders considering reptiles as pets, and "Build a Computer" for children in grades 4 to 8.

Classes begin Monday, Sept. 28. Most meet one afternoon a week for eight weeks.

For a class catalog or to register, call 642-5134.


LHS Seniors Classes Spotlight Technology

In October and November, Law-rence Hall of Science will offer two new two-day workshops of particular interest to older adults.

"Surfing the Web for Seniors," Thursday and Friday, Oct. 22-23, features hands-on computer experience and individual assistance in accessing Web resources.

"Geneology and Technology" will be offered Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12-13. Using up-to-date technology, participants will learn how to research family history, scan personal pictures, develop a five-generation group sheet and an outline for writing a personal history.

Each course meets from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $25, including LHS admission.

For information or to enroll, call 642-5134.



The correct email address for information on the Consumer Economics Program, described in the Aug. 19 Brief titled "Debt Busters" is

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