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Staff Profile: The (Long) Long-Distance Runner

Reaching Out to Southland High School Counselors

Construction Update: McCone Hall

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Posted April 28, 1999

Faculty Seminars Offered On Electronic Resources

Curious about electronic course reserves? On-line journals and books? Course web pages? The California Digital Library?

The Library, with assistance from the Instructional Technology Program, is offering a series of seminars for faculty, graduate students and other Berkeley research staff on using and creating electronic information resources. An automated enrollment form with links to detailed descriptions of the classes offered is available at To enroll, email

1999 UC Leadership Conference is June 6-8

Faculty, administrative managers and professional staff are invited to "Innovation and Tradition: UC in the 21st Century," the 1999 University of California Management and Leadership Conference, June 6, 7 and 8 at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel.

Highlights of the event, now in its fourth year, include a Sunday evening reception at the San Jose Museum of Art and a Monday evening dinner event at the Tech Museum of Innovation.

The deadline for early registration is May 6. To register online, see the conference web site at

On-site registration begins at noon, June 6. For information, check the web site or contact Catherine Farisat (831) 459-3777 or

Free, Confidential Screenings for Anxiety at MLK, May 6

Faculty or staff who feel they may have symptoms of an anxiety disorder can participate in a free, confidential screening program Thursday, May 6. The service is offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third floor of Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union.

Individuals suffering from anxiety disorders may experience a variety of symptoms, including spontaneous panic attacks; persistent, uncontrollable worry; endlessly checking and rechecking actions; and social anxiety. Anxiety disorders are treatable illnesses.

Conducted by licensed mental health professionals, the screening includes a short video, a questionnaire and a discussion with a mental health professional. Referral for follow-up evaluation and treatment will be available.

All are welcome, whether the interest is personal or for a friend or family member. For information call CARE Services for Faculty and Staff at 643-7754.

Taking Measure of the New Professoriate, May 4

The professoriate is changing: there are fewer tenured teaching positions, more women, new and competing demands.

Jack Schuster, professor of education at Claremont Graduate University, will talk on "Taking Measure of a New Academic Generation: Studying the Professoriate," Tuesday, May 4, at 4 p.m. in the South Hall Annex seminar room. He is co-author of the 1998 book, "The New Academic Generation."

The talk is presented by the Center for Studies in Higher Education. For information call John Douglass at 643-9211.

UC Campuses to Discuss Research on Government

The Institute of Governmental Studies will present a universitywide conference on "Research Initiatives in American Government: Politics and Public Policy," May 7 and 8 in the Lipman Room, Barrows Hall.

Students of the American political and policy system from each of eight UC campuses will report on their research initiatives in American government, politics and public policy. The tentative schedule calls for Berkeley scholars to present their report from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 7.

The conference is free and open to the public. For information, see the conference website at or call the Institute at 642-1474.

Grants Available for Minimizing Campus Waste

Environment, Health & Safety is accepting applications through May 28 for 1999-'00 hazardous waste minimization grants. Funds are available to faculty, faculty-sponsored students and management for research, development or new means of minimizing campus hazardous waste.

EH&S awarded four hazardous waste grants in 1998-99 totaling $55,000.

For information, call 642-3073 or see

Kosovo Symposium May 6 Features Expert Panel

The Institute of International Studies and the Human Rights Center will co-sponsor a symposium on "Kosovo: War in the Balkans" Thursday, May 6 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Toll Room, Alumni House.

Speakers and their topics will include David Caron, professor of international law at Boalt, "The UN and International Law;" Mark Danner, staff writer, the New Yorker and Human Rights Center fellow, "US Foreign Policy and NATO;" Eric Stover, director, Human Rights Center, "Report from the Field;" and Peter Tarnoff, former undersecretary of state for political affairs (1993-97), "Lessons Being Learned."

Tarnoff was the point man on crises during the first Clinton administration and is a former president of the Council of Foreign Relations. Danner wrote the lead piece on Kosovo for the May 6 New York Review of Books. Stover will be returning from the border of Kosovo. Caron has been involved in recent settlement claims emerging from the Persian Gulf War.

The event is free and open to the public.

Updating Campus Directory Listings on the Web

Beginning in May, faculty and staff can update their online and printed phone book entries on the web, instead of on paper.

Individuals and departments may add new listings or update their current listing, using an electronic form located at Changes may be made at any time and will be reflected immediately in the online directory.

Email confirmations of the changes will be sent to the individual and the departmental contact person.

Current campus directory listings will be mailed in May to departmental contacts. Additions and updates must be completed by Aug. 1 to appear in the printed 1999-2000 directory.

For the names of departmental contact persons, check Email Jann Fong at to add to or update this list.

Town-Gown Meeting on Southside Plans, May 4 and 8

The Southside Planning Committee will hold two community meetings in early May on proposed plans for improving the neighborhood south of campus. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the meetings, to be held May 4 at 7 p.m. and May 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Unit 1 recreation room (beneath the Unit 1 dining commons) at 2650 Durant Ave.

A joint town-gown land use plan, projected to be completed in early 2000, will address housing, parking, traffic circulation, historic preservation, economic development, public safety and urban design. Proposals include turning Bancroft Way and Durant Avenue into two-way streets, creating more short-term parking, creating a modern street car system on Telegraph Avenue, developing more housing and installing additional lighting for pedestrians.


April 28 - May 4, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 32)
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