June 7, 2004
Efforts to make UCSC a greener campus will be showcased during the Sustainability Awards Ceremony at 4 p.m. June 10 in Classroom Unit 2. Sponsored by the Student Environmental Center and the multicampus Education for Sustainable Living Program, the ceremony will be followed by a live-music reception with door prizes from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Redwood Lounge (formerly the Whole Earth Restaurant).
Acting Chancellor Martin M. Chemers will speak and present awards to
staff, faculty, student organizations, and students for their efforts
in making the campus more ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable.
A brief documentary on the student-led Education for Sustainable Living
Program, information on the Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus, and reports
from topic groups formed at the third annual Campus Earth Summit will
be presented. RSVPs are requested; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (831) 459-1714.
Now is the time to renew your parking permit online at the TAPS
parking permit web page. As announced by Acting Chancellor Martin
M. Chemers at the Staff Breakfast May 7, there is no increase in parking
fees for 2004-05. Rates remain at 2003-04 levels. TAPS is offering several
new parking-permit options, including:
and industry reps meet to discuss data storage systems
The SSRC Research Review meeting included presentations from both SSRC
researchers and industry representatives. The meeting serves as an opportunity
for the center to get feedback from industry sponsors, said SSRC director
and professor of computer science Darrell Long.
Companies represented at the meeting included Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi
Global Storage Technologies, IBM, Engenio Information Technologies, Network
Appliance, and Veritas Software. Researchers from Lawrence Livermore and
Los Alamos National Laboratories also attended the meeting.
"There is an ongoing need for improvements in data-storage technologies.
The SSRC is doing good work in this area, and we have been very supportive
of the center," said John Muth, principal engineer at Veritas, a
leading storage software company.
In addition to support from industry sponsors, the SSRC receives major
funding from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.
The center includes 10 faculty members and about 20 graduate students
from the Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering
Departments. Their research focuses on caching, storage systems hierarchies,
large-scale distributed storage systems, security, and performance.
All facilities at the East Field House, with the exception of the Wellness Center, will be closed for locker clearing and maintenance from Friday, June 11, through Sunday, June 20. Lockers should be cleared out and checked-out items turned in, i.e. towel, lock, or gym clothing, by Thursday, June 10, to avoid being assessed a late fee. The administrative office will be open during this closure to renew wellness cards.
The Wellness Center hours of operation are as follows:
Center is offering a variety of activity classes, health discussion
series, and one-day seminars this summer. Summer
class listings include Stretching Basics, Cardio and Weights, Pilates,
Lifetime Fitness and Health, and Beating Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
the Natural Way. Register before June 7, and you will receive a 10 percent
reduction in the cost of the class; register with a friend or group, and
all receive the discount. For more information or to register for classes,
contact Ryan Andrews at (831) 459-3970 or email@example.com.
Swimming instruction for beginners through swimmers is offered at the 50-meter pool for children of students, staff, faculty, and valid recreation-card holders. There are four two-week sessions from June 21 to August 13. The cost is $35 per child per session. Sign-up at the OPERS office Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adult lessons are offered at the 50-meter pool to students, staff, faculty, and valid recreation-card holders. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in two four-week sessions (June 22-July 15 and July 20 August 12). The cost is $30 per adult.
Private lessons are also available for adults and children ages 3 and
up. Times vary and can be arranged throughout the day and weekends. The
cost is $10 per 30-minute session or five sessions for $45. Call (831)
The Wilderness First Responder course will be given by the Wilderness
Medicine Institute June 11-20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the East Field
House. The course is designed to provide outdoor leaders, guides, rangers,
and travelers with the knowledge needed to deal with medical emergencies
in remote settings. The 80-hour curriculum includes wound management and
infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting
techniques, patient monitoring and long-term management problems, environmental
emergencies, plus advice on drug therapies. Certifications upon successful
completion. Cost is $425/UCSC students, $495/general. Register by calling
Graduating? Parents in town? Need a classy yet festive place to eat, drink, and be merry? Want to avoid the hassle of going off campus? The University Center is extending its hours and offerings to serve grads and their families.
Saturday, June 12
Sunday, June 13
For reservations, call (831) 459-4321. The University Center (directly
above Colleges Nine and Ten Dining Commons) features a full-service restaurant,
full bar, patio, and spectacular views of the redwoods.
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