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Posted September 15, 1999

Lecture Series on Caring For Those With Dementia

Caring for a loved one with dementia presents overwhelming emotional, spiritual and intellectual challenges.

A series of noon-time lectures on caring for a loved one with dementia will be offered at Alumni House. No enrollment is required.

On Thursday, Sept. 16, "Clinical Aspects and Current Management of the Disease," will be discussed by Jean Coleman of the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center. On Thursday, Oct. 21, financial planner Tim Miller and elder law attorney Peter Stern will explore "Financial and Legal Planning for Long-Term Care." The series ends Thursday, Nov. 11, with "Positive Communication Techniques in Dementia Care," with geropsychologist Catherine Lee.

For information, call 643-7754.

Conference for University Women Seeks Participants

A conference to help women explore ways to gain access to positions of leadership in higher education is seeking participants.

"Women Leaders 2000: A Symposium for Women in University Settings," sponsored by the Center for Gender Equity at UC San Francisco, is scheduled for March 9-10, at the Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Chin-Ning Chu, author of "Do Less, Achieve More"; Julianne Malveaux, syndicated columnist and economist; and Pat Heim, author of "Hard Ball for Women."

A keynote panel on leadership will include UC Santa Cruz Chancellor MRC Greenwood, UCLA Vice Chancellor Claudia Kernan-Mitchell and UC Santa Barbara Vice Chancellor France Cordova.

For information, see or call (415) 476-5222.

Proposals Sought For UC Gay Conference

Students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members are invited to submit proposals for presentations at "Gayz into the Millennium," the 11th annual conference of the systemwide UC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Association.

This year's conference, to be held Feb. 11-13, 2000, at the UC Davis campus, will explore both the history of the movement and its future. The deadline for proposals is Dec. 1.

See the conference Web site for details or to submit a proposal online, or e-mail Allison Subasic at to request a printed copy of the proposal form.

Help the Shorebirds; Pick Up Trash Sept. 18

Shoreline trash is dangerous to birds and other animals that call our local shorelines home. You can help Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, when the California Coastal Commission and the city of Berkeley hold their annual East Bay shoreline cleanup.

Berkeley participants meet at the mouth of Strawberry Creek to sign waivers and be assigned a site. The meeting place is behind the Seabreeze Market, at the corner of Frontage Road and University Avenue at the Berkeley Marina.

Participants are eligible for a raffle. Prizes will also be given for most litter collected and most unusual item found.

For information, call 644-8623.


In the Sept. 8 issue of the Berkeleyan, Rhodessa Jones was incorrectly referred to as a Regents' lecturer. Jones is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Dramatic Art.


September 15 - 21, 1999 (Volume 28, Number 6)
Copyright 1999, The Regents of the University of California.
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