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posted October 14, 1998

LHS: Planet Jupiter -- The Latest Chapter

JupiterImages sent by the Galileo spacecraft orbiting Jupiter strongly hint at a possible ocean beneath the icy crust of Jupiter's moon Europa.

Scientist Ken Wharton, a NASA-appointed ambassador for Jupiter, will share the latest news from the Jupiter space mission with school groups and the public at Lawrence Hall of Science, Friday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m.

Wharton will show Galileo's newest pictures of Jupiter and its moons and lead a discussion of the possibility of life on Europa. Additional NASA educational materials will be available to the audience.

Recommended for fifth-graders through adults, the event is open to the public and included with LHS admission. Student discounts are available with advance reservations (call 642-5134).


Legacy of U.S. Relations with Spain & Its Former Colonies

Top scholars from across the country will be on campus Oct. 16-17 for "1848/1898/1998: Imperialism, Ethnicity and Cultural Relations," a free two-day conference on the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the 100th anniversary of the Spanish-American War.

Participants will investigate cultural contact and Hispanicity by examining the Filipino, Caribbean and Spanish ramifications of these anniversaries.

Arcadio Diaz-Quinones, professor of romance languages at Princeton University, will deliver the keynote address Friday, Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. Friday sessions, each led by a panel of scholars, will focus on imperialism and Filipino-American issues. Saturday's sessions address Hispanic identity and the future of Spanish studies in the U.S.

The conference is open to the public and takes place in 830 Barrows Hall. For information, contact the Spanish Studies Program at 642-5326 or email


Beethoven and Barber at Oct. 21 Noon Concert

"Defiant and Eloquent" is the theme of the free noon concert at Hertz Hall on Oct. 21.

The program includes pianist Raymone Wang performing Beethoven's Piano Sonata #21 in C ("Waldstein"). Beethoven composed the Waldstein Sonata at the height of his depression over the onset of his deafness and at the turning point in his musical style that took European music irreversibly into the 19th century. This unconventional work boldly defies the rules of classical sonata form.

Also featured is the Cello Sonata, op. 6 by Samuel Barber, who wrote this work as a 19-year-old student. Tania Simoncelli will perform on cello, Lori Lack on piano.

Gender Event Listings

Interested in campus events related to women and gender?

Check the fall 1998 electronic calendar of the Beatrice M. Bain Research Group on Gender (


Five Receive BSA Staff Scholarships

At a noon ceremony Oct. 12, Berkeley Staff Assembly (BSA) Coordinator Kay Goldberg and Vice Chancellor Horace Mitchell officially congratulated five staff members for receiving the 1998 BSA Scholarship, designed to promote career development through education.

The five recipients are:

• Julene Chilson, Academic Personnel-HRMS;

• Jan Kieling, Berkeley Program for Study Abroad;

• Scott McElhinney, Berkeley Program for Study Abroad;

• Stephanie Smith, School of Social Welfare; and

• Sheila Williams, Library Systems Office.

Each winner received $100 to supplement the cost of classes, workshops or conferences.

"We hope campus departments will emulate our program in support of the career development objectives of their staff," said Lisa Ohashi, chair of the BSA Scholarships Committee.

For information call 643-6929.


PFA Flicks for Kids and "Screenagers"

November offerings in Pacific Film Archive's International Film Festival for Young People include "Summer of the Monkeys," recommended for ages 7+, which plays Sunday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. The hero is a 12-year-old boy on a Midwestern farm in the early 1900s who sets out to find a gang of monkeys that have escaped from a traveling circus.

On Sunday, Nov. 3, also at 3 p.m., the program features a trio of films suitable for kids 10 or older -- "Screenagers," "Stuart Gordon" and "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit."

"The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit" is a fantastical fable adapted from a story by Ray Bradbury, set in East L.A. and featuring an ensemble cast of Latino actors including Joe Mantegna, Edward James Olmos and Esai Morales.

Admission to festival screenings is $3.50 per person (kids and adults). Advance tickets are available at the PFA box office or may be charged by phone at 642-5249.

Undergraduate Admission Hosts Counselors Conference

About 1,040 high school, college and independent student advisors from throughout northern California were on campus Saturday, Sept. 19 for a conference hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Relations with Schools.

The meeting, held each fall, updates counselors on changes to UC admissions policies and procedures. At this year's conference, the topics included possible changes in the way high school elective work and honors or advanced placement work are scored, said admissions supervisor Michael Dang.

The day also included a roundtable discussion with the admission directors of eight UC campuses and a session on how to evaluate the records of international students.

Berkeley's Office of Undergraduate Admission began planning the conference in June and the entire staff of about 50 attended.


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