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Posted February 10, 1999

Commedia Revealed at Berkeley Rep Feb. 22

Renowned Bay Area performer and writer Geoff Hoyle will demonstrate the characters, techniques and styles of commedia dell'arte Monday, Feb. 22 at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St. The show is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Hoyle has clowned with the Pickle Family Circus, Cirque du Soleil, and Circus Flora, and recently received a Drama Desk nomination for his performance in the award-winning musical "The Lion King." He is currently co-starring in American Conservatory Theater's production of "Juno and the Paycock." His new one-man show will be presented by Berkeley Rep in May.

This event is sponsored by UC Berkeley Extension and co-sponsored by Berkeley Repertory Theatre and campus's Center for Theater Arts.

Tickets are $5 for students, faculty and staff and $10 general admission. Pre-registration is required. For tickets call 642-4111.

Travel Grants for Field Research in the Americas

Berkeley graduate students are invited to apply for field research grants for travel to Latin America and the Caribbean. The deadline is Monday, March 8, at 4 p.m.

Awards are limited to monetary support for round-trip economy airfare between the US and one Latin American or Caribbean country. The amount of each award is determined by the faculty selection committee. Some awards may be below the exact airfare amount.

All travel must be completed by Aug. 31, 1999.

To obtain an application, contact Center for Latin American Studies, 2334 Bowditch St., between Durant and Channing.

For information email or see

Feb. 16: Distinguished Service Reception Will Honor Top Campus Teams

Recipients of the 1998 Distinguished Service Team Awards will be honored at a Feb. 16 Faculty Club reception hosted by Chancellor Berdahl and the vice chancellors.

The annual team awards honor staff teams whose accomplishments support unit or department goals and Berkeley's Administrative Vision, Principles and Values. Award recipients and their team sponsors are receiving invitations through campus mail.

Reflecting on Japanese Internment in WWII

The annual "Day of Remembrance" commemorating the internment of people of Japanese ancestry during World War II will be celebrated on campus Thursday, Feb. 18.

The Asian American Jazz Orchestra will present a mixture of music, taiko, prose and images in a production titled "Last Dance." The free event begins at 7 p.m. in Wheeler Auditorium and is sponsored by Asian American Studies.

"Last Dance" draws its inspiration from a final ritual dance commonly held before an internment camp was officially closed. Through music, the prisoners would celebrate their release and reflect on the new life ahead of them.

Funding for "Last Dance" was provided by "Big Bands Behind Barbed Wire," a national multimedia project funded by a Civil Liberties Public Education program to increase awareness of the internment experience through jazz.

For information call 643-5497 or email

Colombian Earthquake Relief Effort

Faculty and staff interested in making contributions to the Armenia, Colombia earthquake relief effort can drop off checks at two collection points on campus. It is estimated that more than 250,000 people have been left homeless as a result of the quake and there is an extreme shortage of food and medical supplies.

Checks made payable to Catholic Relief Services and/or Doctors Without Borders may be brought to 4501 Tolman Hall, c/o Carol Page, or 410 Barrows Hall, c/o Lucia Torres-Simons. Checks can also be sent directly to these organizations -- Catholic Relief Services, PO Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090 or Doctors Without Borders, 6 East 39th St., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

Biestman and Kay to Speak at Women's Faculty Club

The Women's Faculty Club presents two free lectures this month.

"Environmental Justice in Indian Country" is the subject of a slide show and lecture by Karen Biestman Feb. 16 at 12:30 p.m.

Biestman taught American Indian law and policy courses at Berkeley for 15 years and is now director of Indian education at the Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco. She is also active in establishing the California Indian Museum at the Presidio.

On Feb. 24 at 4:15 p.m., Herma Hill Kay, dean of the law school, will kick off the new "Women in Academia" spring lecture series, which will look at issues women have faced in pursuit of their academic and professional careers at Berkeley.

California Digital Library Opens Its Virtual Doors

On Jan. 20 the California Digital Library (CDL) opened a public web gateway ( to its services, tools and shared collections of high-quality digital materials -- including more than 2,000 electronic journals, special collections throughout the state and dozens of abstracting, indexing and reference databases.

Debuting also with the CDL website is "Request," a service allowing UC faculty, graduate students and staff to electronically order books held by another UC campus and found as a result of a Melvyl search.

In addition, access to three citation databases will be made available through a new systemwide agreement negotiated by the CDL with the Philadelphia-based Institute for Scientific Information(R) (ISI). These databases are Science Citation Index Expanded; Social Sciences Citation Index; and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

The citation service will enable researchers and students to track the use of journal articles (even ones first published years ago) and discover newly published material.

I-House Room and Board Awards Are Available

Room and board awards for the 1999-2000 academic year or fall semester '99 are available to graduate and upper-division international students, US citizens and permanent residents who have completed one academic year at Berkeley and demonstrate financial need.

Applications are available in the foyer of the Human Resources and Residence offices at International House. The deadline is March 12.


February 10 - 16, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 22)
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