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21 March 2007

ASUC Lecture Notes accepting faculty requests for summer and fall

ASUC Lecture Notes Online (formerly Black Lighting) is now accepting note-taking requests from Berkeley faculty for Summer Sessions and the fall 2007 semester. All services are handled online: Notes are produced and delivered via e-mail, and copies can be e-mailed to faculty and/or GSIs for advance approval and review. Services are typically free to faculty; students pay for subscriptions to the notes. For information, contact Karyn Houston (karyn@berkeley.edu, 642-1946), stop in at 410 Eshleman Hall, or visit the service website at lecturenotes.berkeley.edu.

Haas School gets high marks from Business Week

The Haas School's undergraduate program was ranked No. 3 overall, and finished first in a related survey of corporate recruiters, in Business Week's second-annual assessment of U.S. business schools, released March 8. (Programs at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and University of Virginia's McIntire School ranked first and second, respectively.) The rankings and an accompanying feature story are available online at www.businessweek.com/bschools/undergraduate/index.html.

Applications due for Lyon prize, honoring undergraduate photography

The deadline for submissions for this year's Matthew M. Lyon Prize is Monday, April 16. The annual prize recognizes outstanding undergraduate work in photography, including but not limited to fine-art photography and documentary work. Up to $1,000 is awarded annually; winning work is featured on the Lyon Prize website and may be exhibited by the College of Environmental Design, which administers the prize. All Berkeley undergraduates are eligible.

For details on the award, including information on last year's winners - Assaf Harel, first place; Jordan Pennock, second place; and Daniel Yaffe, honorable mention - visit www.berkeley.edu/lyon.

The Scholar's Workstation is moving to Hearst Field Annex

After 16 years in University Hall, The Scholar's Workstation (TSW) will be moving to Hearst Field Annex, Building D, during spring break, March 23 to 30. TSW will be closed during those dates and expects to reopen during the first week in April. The move was prompted by the demand for academic space on and close to campus.

TSW's new location - directly behind the Pacific Film Archive Theatre, near the corner of Bancroft Way and Bowditch Street - will be a temporary home for Information Services and Technology's newly formed Technology Acquisition and Sales Division. Units involved in the move include TSW's computer store and will-call office, Computer Repair and Support, and Cellular Devices and Services. A search for a long-term space will begin immediately after the move.

See the TSW website (www.tsw.berkeley.edu) for updated information related to online ordering, in-store purchases, and delivery-date estimates during March, or e-mail april@tsw.berkeley.edu for information.

Students sweep 2007 Hoffer Essay contest

Two students took the honors in this year's Lili Fabilli and Eric Hoffer Essay Contest. Students Xiaolu Ning and Samuel Pittman won $1,500 each for their laconic essays on the assigned topic: "Whatever You Say, Say Nothing." The contest judge deemed the former's essay "the best kind of modern personal essay that manages to engage us in the story but not make the story the point." Pittman focused on identity and language in an essay limning the "Don't ask, don't tell" principle. "Eric Hoffer might have been shocked by the subject in his day," the judge wrote, "but he would have appreciated the directness and compactness."

There were 18 entries for this year's contest, which is open to all campus-community members and has a 500-word limit. Winning entries are filed in the Bancroft Library.

Reduced prices offered on CalFit personal-training sessions

The Cal Rec Club is offering reduced prices for individual and group sessions with a CalFIT personal trainer, beginning April 1. Individual participants can get a customized health-and-fitness plan to improve fitness or create a post-rehabilitation strategy for an injury. The introductory-package special, for first-time clients, includes three sessions at $95 for CRC members, $120 for non-members. There are also 4- to 12-session packages for two to five people.

For information and pricing details, call 642-7796 or visit calbears.berkeley.edu, select the Fitness tab, then click on the Personal Training link.

Get out your fins: canyon pool to reopen

The Strawberry Canyon pool is set to reopen on Monday, April 2. For lap and recreational swim hours, call the campus pool hotline at 642-6400. The schedule will also be posted online at calbears.berkeley.edu: Select the Aquatics tab first, then the tab labeled Rec Swim Hours.

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