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posted September 30, 1998

Oct. 10: Free Family Fun at Berkeley Art Museum

Art and animals is the theme for Berkeley Art Museum's fourth annual Family Day, Saturday, Oct. 10. From noon to 4 p.m., visitors can enjoy art workshops, guided tours, live jazz music in the sculpture garden, puppet shows and a free video screening. Admission is free.

A special children's menu will be available at the Museum's Cafe Grace.

Family Day is presented in conjunction with the "Transformation: The Art of Joan Brown," exhibit currently on display at the museum.

For information, call 642-0808 or visit the Berkeley Art Museum web site at

Amnesty International Head to Speak on Human Rights

Pierre Sané, Secretary General of Amnesty International, will discuss "Raising the Human Rights Profile: Challenges and Opportunities" Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. in the Lipman Room, 8th floor, Barrows Hall.

A Senegalese citizen appointed Secretary General of Amnesty International in October 1992, Sané has raised the organization's concerns in high-level missions to dozens of countries, including Israel and the Occupied Territories/Palestinian Authority, Mexico, South Africa, Peru and Colombia. He has launched major Amnesty International campaigns on Indonesia, Sudan, China and Turkey.

Before joining Amnesty International, Sané worked for 15 years in international development organizations, including the International Development Centre and as a founding member of the international committee of PANAF, an international non-governmental organization that works for African unification.

Sané stresses that attention to human rights issues can not only provide early warning of potential conflict but also enhances the chances of establishing a lasting peace. His Oct. 12 campus lecture is cosponsored by the Institute of International Studies, Amnesty International, the Human Rights Center, the School of Journalism and the International Human Rights Law Clinic.

Free Screenings for Depression on Oct. 8

Depression strikes more than 17 million Americans annually, according to figures from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Members of the campus and local community can learn about depression's signs and symptoms and receive a free, confidential screening Thursday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the fourth floor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union.

"We hope this effort helps educate the public about the signs of depression. We want to encourage those who may be vulnerable to seek an evaluation and treatment," said Esteban Sena, director of Counseling and Psychological Services at University Health Services.

The screening is offered in conjunction with National Depression Screening Day.

The campus community also is invited to attend a lecture, "Overview of Medications Used in Depression Treatment," by Ron Elson, chief of psychiatry at UHS, on Oct. 8 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Class of '42 Room at Tang Center.

For information, call Care Services for Faculty & Staff at 643-7754.

Higher Ed Seminar Series Features Education Leaders

Prominent leaders in higher education will address strategic issues facing the nation's colleges and universities in a series of fall seminars presented by the Center for Studies in Higher Education.

The first in the series, held Thursday, Sept. 24, featured William Pickens, executive director of California Citizens Commission on Higher Education, discussing "What Government & Higher Education Leaders Should Do Now."

Pickens summarized the findings and recommendations of the commission's report, "A State of Learning: California Higher Education in the 21st Century (accessible at

Future strategic issues seminars, held from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Stone Room, Bancroft Library, include:

  • Thursday, Oct. 8: "Challenging Convention: A Start-Up in Graduate Education," with speaker Henry Riggs, former president of Harvey Mudd College and president of the Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, CA.

  • Thursday, Oct. 22: "Leadership in Higher Education: Its Past and Future," with speaker Barry Munitz, former chancellor CSU, president of the Getty Foundation.

  • Thursday, Dec. 10: CSU Chancellor Charles Reed will speak.

For a list of Fall 1998 events, see, call 642-5040, or email

It Costs Less to Fly the Friendly Skies

Starting Oct. 1, UC Berkeley faculty and staff can save on air travel simply due to a new agreement reached between the UCB Travel office and United Airlines.

To take advantage of the United discount, flights must be booked with a campus-designated travel agency. The agencies are: Miller Gove at (800) 866-7814 and PMA at (800) 727-7121. Tickets can also be purchased using the UCB Travel online booking system at

For information about Berkeley employee travel savings and other incentives with United, call UCB Travel at 642-0438.

People's Park Advisory Board Applications Due Oct. 31

UC and the City of Berkeley invite community members to apply for appointment to the People's Park Community Advisory Board.

The 10-member board represents the university, city, neighborhood and community. It reviews and makes recommendations on policies, capital improvements and programming for the park and guides implementation of the People's Park conceptual long-term plan.

Board members serve one-year terms, renewable to a maximum of three terms.

For information or an application form, call the UC Office of Community Relations at 643-5299. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 31.

Jazzcentricities at Oct. 7 Noon Concert

Works inspired by jazz innovators Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman will be featured Oct. 7 for "Jazzcentricities," the free noon concert at Hertz Hall.

The Will Clark Jazz Trio will perform Mingus' "Reincarnation of a Lovebird" and Coleman's "Blues Connotation," "Body and Soul," and "Tenderly," as well as an original work.

The Wednesday noon concerts start promptly at 12:15 p.m. and end by 1 p.m. For information call 642-4864.

Chancellor Address to Staff Postponed

Chancellor Berdahl's staff discussion, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 30, has been postponed until Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999. The date was changed due to a conflict with the Yom Kippur holiday.


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