January 26, 2004
campus community is invited to attend UCSC Earth Summit 2004, the third
annual gathering of students, faculty, and staff to develop the campuss
"Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus."
The event, sponsored by the Student Environmental Center, will take place
Friday, January 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Conference Room D of the
Bay Tree Building. Featured speakers include California State Assemblyman
and UCSC alum John Laird, Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood, UC Student Regent
Mathew Murray, and San Francisco architect Anthony Bernheim. Because seating
is limited, participants are asked to RSVP by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summit participants will assess the campuss efforts to become more
sustainable, including progress on action items that were identified at
last years summit. Working groups will address areas that include
the UCSC Long-Range Development Plan, campus ecosystem preservation, campus
food systems and social justice, renewable energy, curriculum development,
waste prevention, green building, green purchasing, and transportation.
At the systemwide level, the UC Regents policy on green building
and clean energy is moving forward, and a working definition of sustainability
is being developed. More information about UCSCs "Blueprint
for a Sustainable Campus" can be found at http://sua.ucsc.edu/csc/blueprint/.
There will be a daylong celebration of New Music Works' 25th anniversary on Saturday, January 31, at the UCSC Music Center Recital Hall. The event, called "Day and Night of the Living Composers," includes concerts, discussions, and a lavish dinner buffet.
All-Events Pass: $73 general; $67 students. UCSC Ticket Office: (831)
Manuel Grijalva, manager of Mail Services, reported that the campus collected the equivalent of 49,535 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food Drive this year, meeting the campus's goal for the year.
Cash donations totaled $15,078.30. At 3 lbs. of food for each dollar
donated, that's 45,235 lbs. Donations came from the Student Hunger Fast
at the dining halls, and from faculty, staff, and AVCOR consultants.
Donations of actual food totaled 4,300 lbs., with the largest contribution
coming from the student end-of-school food drive, which collected 2,749
A campus organization called Site Stewardship has an ongoing native plant
restoration project at Long Marine Lab. The group will meet on Saturday,
January 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to continue planting native-plant material
and to weed the already planted site.
Meet on the patio in front of the Center for Ocean Health at Long Marine
Lab by 10 a.m. Come prepared to get dirty. Dress in layers (no open-toed
shoes). Bring water and lunch, snacks will be provided. RSVP and/or questions
A public lecture on the UC Santa Cruz campus on Wednesday, January 28, will address some of the myths that have emerged about the profession of forensic anthropology. The UCSC Sigma Xi Lecture, which will begin at 8 p.m. in Classroom Unit 2, will feature Alison Galloway, of UCSC's Anthropology Department and chair of the Academic Senate. More information
The Medea Project, a production of Oakland's Cultural Odyssey group,
will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on January 31 at Stevenson College's Events
Center. The production, which explores the lives of female inmates, stemmed
from efforts to see whether an arts-based approach could help reduce the
numbers of women returning to jail. The Medea Project has been performed
nationally, and is free and open to the public. Call (831) 459-3409 for
"Women's Health at Twelve" a monthly, lunch-hour series of
talks on contemporary topics in women's health, will be webcast live on
UCTV from 12:10-1 p.m. beginning January 28. Topics will include weight,
hormones, herbal medicine, anxiety disorders, and bladder problems. Audience
members, both online and in person, are invited to submit questions to
the speakers, who are UC San Francisco faculty members. Details on each
program are available online in a UC
NewsWire press release.
Groundbreaking is expected this winter for the $29 million Humanities and Social Sciences Building. The project will consist of three buildings located at the corner of McLaughlin and Hagar Drives on what is now a parking lot northwest of Cowell College. Construction update story