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Next Week At UC Berkeley: A round-up of key news events for the week of Dec. 1-7
25 November 2002

Media Relations

"Does a Constitution Constitute Europe?"

Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, visiting professor at the University of Cologne, will discuss the diverse drafts of a European constitution, contradictory expectations and approaches, preconditions of implementing a constitution and specifics of the European constitutional dynamics. The lecture, which is open to the public, is scheduled for noon in 223 Moses Hall. For more information, contact the Institute of European Studies at (510) 643-2215.

Panel discussion on bipolar disorder
After reading from his new book "The Years of Silence Are Past: My Father's Life with Bipolar Disorder," Professor Stephen Hinshaw will engage in a panel discussion with Professor Jodi Halpern of the School of the Public Health and Sascha DeBrul, writer and advocate with personal experience of bipolar disorder. The free event is open to the public, and will be held in the Angel/Belvedere Room of the Radisson Berkeley Marina Hotel. RSVP with the event sponsor, the Berkeley Center for the Development of Peace and Well-Being, via e-email at

"Crossing the Line: Dealing with 'Narcoterrorismo'"

Addressing new U.S. policy on drug trafficking in Latin America, Kenza Saadi, senior advisor to the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs, will speak about U.S.-Mexico relations. The lecture will be at noon in the Center for Latin American Studies Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch St. For more information, call the center at (510) 642-2088.

Concert Series: Bach's Magnificat
The University Chorus and Chamber Chorus, directed by Marika Kuzma, are proud to present a noon concert featuring holiday music including excerpts from J. S. Bach's Magnificat in D major. This concert will at Hertz Hall and is free to the public. For more information, call (510) 642-4864.

Lunch Poems: Poetry reading with Mary Ruefle

Poet Mary Ruefle, author of seven books of poetry, including her recent Among the Musk Ox, will be making her first trip to California in 20 years to read from her poetry as part of UC Berkeley's Lunch Poems series. Reufle's poetry is renowned for its humor and the way it challenges our everyday sense of language and awareness. The reading will be at 12:10 p.m. in the Morrison Room of Doe Library. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (510) 642-0137 or e-mail