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25 October 00

Library seeks return of surveys
Faculty and graduate students who received copies of a user survey from the library, beginning Oct. 16, are asked to complete and return the surveys.

About 1,200 people received the survey, which is designed to measure service quality at the Library. It takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

For information, contact Pat Davitt Maughan at or 643-1636.

Symposium to launch newest engineering department
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to help celebrate the creation of the College of Engineering's newest academic unit, the Department of Bioengineering, by attending a symposium on recent developments in biomechanics, nanotechnology, tissue engineering and related bioengineering fields.

The Inaugural Bioengineering Symposium, featuring talks and a panel discussion, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Sibley Auditorium of Bechtel Engineering Center.

Formally established in July 1998, bioengineering is the first new department in the College of Engineering in 40 years.

Six leading bioengineering experts will present talks covering a broad range of topics. The symposium will culminate with a late-afternoon panel discussion by key industry and government leaders addressing "Bioengineering in the 21st Century."

Participants may attend all or part of the symposium, but registration is required. The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 30. For details, or to register, send e-mail to

UC Extension lecture explores healing role of rituals

Across cultures and centuries, people have honored the ending of the year and rebirth of the new year with songs, dance, rituals, home decorations, special clothes and foods.

Berkeley Psychology Professor Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, who also is artistic director of the California Revels, shares her thoughts on the healing role of ritual celebration at a UC Extension lecture Friday, Nov. 3, at 2222 Harold Way.

A demonstration of British ritual dances, performed by the Golden Ring Morris dancers, is included in the program.

The event is free, but space is limited. To make a reservation, call 642-4111.

Nov. 3 symposium highlights disability rights movement
Noted historian Ruth Rosen, who documented the women's movement, and civil rights leader Diane Nash, who led the first sit-in in 1960 at a segregated lunch counter in Nashville, Tenn., will be among the guest speakers at a one-day symposium titled "Intersections of Civil Rights and Social Movements: Putting Disability in its Place."

The symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 3, in Pauley Ballroom, Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union. This free event marks the opening of Bancroft Library's new oral history collection on the disability rights and independent living movement.

Jonathan Young, associate director for disability outreach at the White House, will be a keynote speaker. Many of the day's sessions will feature prominent civil rights scholars, including Berkeley historians Waldo Martin and Adrienne Asch, who will explore social issues surrounding the civil rights, women's and gay rights movements, and the lesser-known disability rights movement. For information, see the Regional Oral History Web site at or call 642-7395.

In last week's photo spread on Homecoming, Reunion & Family Weekend, the former cheerleader pictured on the top right is Don Denton, class of '54, not Robert Clarke.


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