News Briefs

27 September 00

'Redesigning Retirement' conference at Clark Kerr

October 2 is the deadline to register for "Redesigning Retirement," a one-day conference at Clark Kerr Conference Center, Saturday, October 7, featuring nationally prominent experts in the field of aging and retirement. Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Retirement Center and the Academic Geriatric Resource Program, the conference will present retirement as a time of great potential for older adults, and explore the opportunities now available to retirees. Registration is required. For further information, go to or call the center at 642-5461.

Asbestos memo online

The Office of Environment, Health and Safety has issued a memo to all campus employees, as required annually, on asbestos-containing building materials. The memo includes general information about asbestos, as well as procedures and handling restrictions. For a copy of the notice, see and select "What's New?" For information about asbestos in a particular campus building, contact the Physical Plant-Campus Services Asbestos Control Office at 642-1680. To report possible airborne asbestos exposure, contact the same office or EH&S at 642-3073.

Free screenings for depression Oct. 6

The campus will offer free, confidential screenings for depression, Friday, October 6, in conjunction with National Depression Screening Day. Conducted by mental health professionals from University Health Services and the Alameda County Psychological Association, the screenings will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Stephens Lounge, Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union. This year's Depression Screening Day will also include "Stop a Suicide Today," a questionnaire for those worried about a friend or family member. A counselor will be available to discuss the results.. The campus community also is invited to a lecture, "Overview of Medications Used in Depression Treatment," by Ron Elson, UHS chief of psychiatry, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., October 6, in the Section Club Room, Tang Center. For information, call 642-9494.

CALS Project seeks group tutors

The CALS Project is looking for volunteers interested in tutoring small groups of 8 to 10. The learners are campus employees who speak English as a second language; the focus of the sessions is English language development. Both daytime and evening hours are available. To find out more about tutoring a group, contact Jane Griswold at or 643-5280 by October 6.


The scans of the Cuban posters in last week's Berkeleyan should have been credited to Lincoln Cushing/ Docs Populi.


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