February 23, 2004
Paper and pencil are on their way out for the annual campus inventory.
Beginning in March, hand-held laser scanners that look and function similar
to a Palm Pilot will be used instead.
"It's going to be a quicker and more efficient way for the campus
to collect and update its data," said Julie Ola, UCSC's equipment
manager, noting that the new system will be made available in March. "It
takes a fraction of the time."
"There will be less margin for error," Ola said of the scanners,
explaining that the scanner requires users to fill in all categories,
so nothing is overlooked.
Inventory will be conducted as usual from March 1 to June 1. Those wanting
to sign out a scanner should call equipment management at (831) 459-2355.
Children 7 to 11 are invited to join the staff at the UCSC Farm April 5-9 for spring gardening, cooking, and crafts.
Campers will prepare and eat wood-fired garden pizzas, pop fall-harvest popcorn, and roast sunflower seeds. Gardening activities will include seed sowing for home gardens, taking cuttings, composting, and planting. Garden-based crafts will round out an exciting week of activities.
The camp is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, and the cost is $230/$200 for Life Lab Science Program members.
A panel of UCSC alumni working in the high-tech industry will give career
advice to engineering students on Thursday, February 26, from 6:30 to
8 p.m. in Baskin Engineering Room 152.
The following panelists will share information about their careers and
the organizations they work for and answer questions from students:
The event is sponsored by the Baskin School of Engineering, the Multicultural
Engineering Program, and the Career Center. It was organized in recognition
of National Engineers Week 2004.
In response to popular demand, the Recreation Department is offering
another CPR Heartsaver class. It will be held on Friday, February 27,
from 6 - 8:30 p.m. in the OPERS Conference Room at the East Field House.
The class, which will be taught by Jim Novotny, is intended to prepare
individuals to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies including
performing adult, child, and infant CPR, rescue breathing, accessing Emergency
Medical Services, and preventing disease transmission. The cost is $20
for UCSC students, $25 general. American Heart certification issued upon
completion. Sign up in advance.
the University Center invites the campus community to "Oscar Night" on February 29 from 4:30 to 10 p.m. The evening starts with a reception hour during the Oscars "pre-show" followed by a buffet dinner as the show begins. All are encouraged to dress to impress as UCenter staff roll out the red carpet. It is sure to be an exciting night for all in attendance.
Tickets are on sale now - $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Shuttle
service from the Barn Lot will be provided starting at 4 p.m. The deadline
for purchasing ticket is noon on Friday, February 27. For more information,
contact Janice Clark at (831) 459-4321, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the 10th consecutive year, the University of California is the leader
among the nation's universities in developing new patents, according to
a report announced this month by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The report presents a preliminary list of the U.S. universities receiving
the most patents for invention (i.e., utility patents) during the 2003
In California, UC research and workforce development has been crucial in the state's economic growth and global competitiveness, especially in the key industry clusters of biotechnology, telecommunications, information technology, and electronics manufacturing. More than 300 R&D-intensive firms in California have been founded by UC scientists and engineers.
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