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Posted January 20, 1999

First Wattis MATRIX Curator Appointed

As of Jan. 4, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson is the first Phyllis Wattis curator of the MATRIX program at the Berkeley Art Museum -- BAM's showcase for new developments in contemporary art.

The curatorship was named in appreciation of a $2 million endowment gift to MATRIX from Bay Area philanthropist and Berkeley alumna Phyllis Wattis.

Zuckerman Jacobson comes from New York, where she was assistant curator of 20th-century art at the Jewish Museum. She has also been a curator for several private firms involved in the visual arts.

"I came to Berkeley because it has such a strong history of presenting avant garde, cutting edge new art," she says.

Currently Zuckerman Jacobson is reviewing MATRIX's role in the campus and arts community. In the spring she plans to announce future exhibitions.

Academic Employment Opportunities Website

Campus academic units may now use the Academic Employment Opportunities website to advertise open academic positions. The site is designed to provide a central job listing location accessible to individuals outside campus and will be maintained by the Office of Faculty Equity Assistance.

For information and academic job listings, see

Free HIV Testing Service To Be Offered at Tang

Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 2, the City of Berkeley will provide free, anonymous HIV antibody testing at Tang Center on the first Tuesday of each month, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The service will be provided on a drop-in basis, with no appointment necessary. It is open to campus students, faculty and staff and the public.

During spring semester, the test administered will be Osasure, an oral antibody test said to be as accurate as blood antibody tests. (Less than 1 percent of the test results are incorrect.)

Clients will not be asked to give their names. Instead, they will be assigned numbers, which they provide in order to receive their test results, available one week after testing. Pre-and post-test counseling will also be provided.

Check-in is at Health Promotion on the second floor of Tang.

For information call 642-7202.

Doonesbury on Display

The Graduate School of Journalism will exhibit 45 original panels from Garry Trudeau's syndicated daily comic strip, Doonesbury, at its North Gate gallery Jan. 20 to Feb. 2.

North Gate Hall is located at the corner of Hearst and Euclid. The gallery is open weekdays, 8:30 a.m to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information call 642-9988.

The display coincides with Trudeau's lecture at Zellerbach Hall, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. (tickets available through Cal Performances).

New Name for Bear Student Stores

The Bear Student Stores, located in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, got a new name Jan. 17. The 10-store complex is now dubbed Cal Student Stores.

"From a global perspective, we're calling it what it should really be called," said store director Russell Markman. "It is Cal's student store. I think the university folks, the students and staff have shown some favorable response to the name change," he said.

The stores' hours regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. For the week of Jan. 19 only, closing times have been extended to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 6 p.m. Sunday.

Feb. 4 Lunch Poems Features Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine's Feb. 4 poetry reading will be the first installment of the spring semester Lunch Poems series. Acclaimed for their fusion of the cerebral, spiritual and sensual, her poems are published in a prize-winning first collection, "Nothing in Nature is Private," and a second book, "The End of the Alphabet." Born in Kingston, Jamaica, she teaches at Barnard College.

All Lunch Poems readings are free and take place from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in the Lipman Room, 8th floor, Barrows Hall.

Support for the series is provided by the Library, the Morrison Library Fund and the College of Letters & Science. Rankine's reading is additionally sponsored by the Department of African American Studies.

HOME Team Emergency Preparedness Training

Students, faculty and staff are invited to receive emergency response training through "The HOME (Helping Our campus Manage Emergencies) Team," a program of campus's Office of Disaster Preparedness.

Participants may receive instruction in first aid/triage, shelter operations, light urban search and rescue, campus hotline and NALCO (the Northern Alameda County Amateur Radio Emergency Service).

Chancellor Berdahl has granted up to eight hours of paid release time for campus staff interested in attending HOME team training sessions.

For information or to sign up, visit

Jackie Chan Action Comedy At Wheeler Jan. 29

A Hong Kong cop (Jackie Chan) and an LAPD maverick (Chris Tucker) team up to rescue a Chinese consul's kidnapped daughter in "Rush Hour," SUPERB's first film offering of the semester.

The action comedy, directed by Brett Ratner, shows Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Wheeler Auditorium (wheelchair accessible). Admission is $3 with a valid campus photo ID, $4 general admission. Arrive early for seating and tickets.

SUPERB Productions is a student-run, non-profit branch of the ASUC. For information on SUPERB events, see or call 642-7511 for recorded information.

Mining Circle Closes To Traffic Starting Jan. 25

The road around the Mining Circle will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic starting Monday, Jan. 25 to accommodate renovation to the Hearst Memorial Mining Building. The circle and the road in front of Hearst Mining will be used as a staging area for construction work until the renovation is completed in 2001.

Vehicle access to the Stanley Hall parking lot will remain open, but traffic will be prohibited from that point around the north and west sides of the circle. The south side of the circle (adjacent to Tan Hall) will remain open. The campus shuttle bus stop has been relocated to the southwest edge of the mining circle.

New disabled parking areas and delivery routes for vendors have been set up around the Hearst site. For information email or call the project team at 642-2309.


January 20 - 26, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 19)
Copyright 1999, The Regents of the University of California.
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