April 12, 2004
The Arboretum will hold
its annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to noon
for members only and from 12 to 4 p.m. for the general public. The sale,
held in conjunction with the California Native Plant Society, will take
place at the Arboretum's Eucalyptus Grove on High Street near the intersection
with Western Drive.
This annual plant sale is unlike any other, featuring both highly exotic
plants and plants native to the local area. There are plants that have
been imported from Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand, as well as
unusual forms of California native plants that have been collected by
Arboretum staff. For its part, the California Native Plant Society sells
only California natives, including some propagated from local plant populations
in Santa Cruz County. Several kinds of native bulbs will be available
This year many of the batches of plants are small, so some species may
sell out either in the members-only sale or early in the public sale,
said Stephen McCabe, research and education coordinator for the Arboretum.
Memberships can be purchased on the day of the sale for $25.
The Arboretum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Norrie's Gifts
is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A panel discussion, "After the Iraqi Debacle: Toward a New U.S.
Foreign Policy in the Muslim World," will be presented on Thursday,
April 15, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Earth and Marine Sciences B-206.
Panelists for the event are Edmund Burke, professor of history; Ronnie
Lipschutz, professor of politics; Paul Lubeck, professor of sociology;
and Alan Richards, professor of environmental studies.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Global, International and Regional
Studies working group, Globalization and Islamic Social Movements. For
more information, contact (831) firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Franciscos Joe Goode Performance Group will present its boundary-breaking contemporary dance theater at UCSC Theater Arts Mainstage on April 17 at 8 p.m. and April 18 at 7 p.m. Combining story, song, and humor with deeply physical, high-velocity dance, Joe Goode is more than dance and more than theater.
The group will present its new work, Folk, which reveals "rural"
dwellers in all of their complexity and contradictions. All members of
this superb company move, sing, speak, and act equally well, completely
integrating music, storytelling, and dance while presenting refreshingly
alternative, nonstereotyped characters.
Tickets are: Gold Circle $40; adults $25; students and seniors with
ID $20; UCSC students with ID $12. Contact the UCSC Ticket Office (open
Tu.-Sat., 12-4 p.m.) at (831) 459-2159 (v/tdd), email@example.com
Working through a career transition or career crisis can be difficult; planning one's career path is often a challenge. The Staff Human Resources Office provides individual career coaching and transitional support workshops.
Spring career development workshops are listed below, and descriptions of the workshops can be found at the SHR web site. All the workshops are free.
Identifying Career Values and Skills: A Self-Assessment
Job Movement at UCSC
Resumes and Cover Letters
To enroll in a workshop, use the Training
and Development Registration Form or call (831) 459-5565. For additional
information on available services, contact Esther Sylvan in Staff Human
Resources at (831) 459-2892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to budgetary constraints and reduction in staffing at Campus Mail
Services, the Campus Post Office, located in the basement of Baskin Engineering,
will reduce its hours for personal postal services. Effective Monday,
April 19, the post office will be open from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday. This change will not affect the administrative operations
of Campus Mail Services. For more information, call (831) 459-2765.
Is Poetry Enough? Poetry in a Time of Crisis, a daylong event exploring
the special role of poetry in times of crisis, will be presented on Saturday,
April 17, at Porter College Dining Hall.
UCSD professor, poet, and 1992 presidential candidate Eileen Myles will
read from her work at 2 p.m. Mills College professor Juliana Spahr will
lead a panel discussion that will investigate the relation between poetry
and crisis in an international context with examples from Korean, Mexican,
and Pacific poetries at 3 p.m. Author and publisher Leslie Scalapino will
lead a discussion of poets anthologized in a book she coedited, titled
Enough, and her forthcoming magazine, "War and Peace,"
at 4:30 p.m.
There will also be a student reading, a reception, and a gala evening
reading/performance by all poet-panelists and UCSC literature professor
Nathaniel Mackey from 6 to 9 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Porter
College Hitchcock Poetry Fund, the Cultural Studies Poetry Research Cluster,
the National Endowment for the Arts, and A'A' Arts. Admission is free.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Information sessions for assistant professors will be held on Wednesday,
May 18, from 3 to 5 p.m., or on Thursday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to noon,
These sessions are intended to help assistant professors understand some
The University of California libraries are demonstrating their commitment
to supporting innovations that provide wider dissemination and facilitate
easier research access to scholarly publishing by become an institutional
member of the Public Library of Science.
With a mission to make scientific and medical literature a public resource, the Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2000 by Nobel laureate, former National Institutes of Health director, and UC San Francisco faculty member Harold E. Varmus and colleagues.
On their web site devoted to reshaping scholarly communication, the libraries of UC's 10 campuses note that comprehensive access to the expanding volume of scholarly materials necessary for research and teaching is at risk for UC as it is for higher education generally.
As a base for field research in Monterey Bay and the ocean beyond, Seymour Center at Long Marine Laboratory is a hub of activity in the field of marine sciences. In April and May, UCTV pays tribute to these researchers and their colleagues around the state during the channel's celebration of ocean science and research. Beginning April 13, tune in to Santa Cruz Community Television, Channel 26 (Comcast) Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. for a series of six programs. Programs will repeat the following Sunday on Channel 25.
April 13: The View Over Time and Space: Three Decades of Endangered
Peregrine Falcon Research
April 20: The View Over Time and Space: Sleuthing Mother Nature with
Seals - Revelations from Long-Term Study
April 27: The View Over Time and Space: Perspectives of an Astronaut/Oceanographer
May 4: Charting a Course for the Future of Our Oceans
May 11: Sedimental Journeys: Coastal Development
May 18: Sedimental Journeys: Early Cultures Along the Central Coast
The deadline for seniors to apply for Deans' and Chancellor's Awards,
as well as the Steck Award, is April 16. Those interested should check
with their departments for details.
The University of California web site, "You
Can, We Can Help," has been updated and tells new stories of
how current UC students finance their college education.
The student profiles demonstrate for prospective and current UC students
the wide range of financial aid resources available and show how students
at a variety of income levels meet the challenges of paying for a UC education.
UCSC will dedicate its newly renovated Communications Building on April
17. The remodeled building provides the Film and Digital Media Department
with a new centralized location on campus that will be more accessible
to the public.