October 20, 2003
Chancellor Greenwood will hold her first fall forum with UCSC staff members from 12:30 to 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, at the Music Recital Hall.
Please note that no food is permitted inside the Music Recital Hall.
In response to requests from faculty and staff, the University Center
is now open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Guitarist Greg Swim entertains the lunch crowd on Fridays.
New on the lunch menu is vegan soup Tuesdays and Thursdays, and a revamped
lunch menu is in the works. See current lunch
The University Center is hosting its first celebrity chef and winemaker
dinner on Saturday, October 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. Chef Lynn Sheehan of
Sand Rock Farm, the UCSC Farm & Garden, and four Santa Cruz Mountain
winemakers are collaborating on a gourmet harvest feast for the senses.
The evening will begin with wine tasting and savory hors d'oeuvres, followed
by a four-course meal, each course paired with a winemaker's selection.
See menu details. Tickets are $85, $75 for
University Center members. For more information or reservations, call
(831) 459-4321 or e-mail email@example.com.
The second "Alive After Five" gathering for faculty and staff
will be on Thursday, November 6, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the UCenter. This
event will have a Greek theme, with authentic music and belly dancing
and a special Greek appetizer and drink menu.
The University of California has posted on the web performance data for its $2.1 billion private-equity portfolio, after losing an appeal to the California Supreme Court. A state Superior Court ruled in July that the information had to be released.
The university was sued in April by the San Jose Mercury News, the Coalition of University Employees, and a Berkeley professor, who wanted data related to fund-level performance and the internal rates of return (IRR) for UC's venture capital funds made public. Detailed IRR information (pdf)
In its appeal, the university contended that the IRRs are trade secrets
and therefore exempt from disclosure under the California Public Records
Act and also that disclosure of such confidential information would result
in the university being excluded from future investment in these funds.
See text of UC press
release on the appeal.
The 18th annual Women at Work Retreat will have its first planning meeting on Thursday, October 23, at the Bay Tree Conference Center, Room D, from noon to 1 pm.
The retreat dates are April 29 and 30, and the theme is "Building
Bridges, Making Connections." This retreat is completely organized
by volunteer committee members, and all staff members are welcome to attend.
For more information, visit the Women
at Work web site or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the past two weeks, UC President Robert C. Dynes has held three
systemwide web chats with alumni, faculty and staff, and students, on
October 8, 14, and 15, respectively. The transcripts
(pdf) from these conversations are now available online.
The Recreation Department is offering an astronomy class (October 21,
7 to 11 p.m.) taught by Joe Jordan, who works for NASA; a class on cardio
training basics (October 22, 7:30 to 9 p.m.) taught by Wellness Center
staff member Danielle Lewis; and a 16-hour course on wilderness first
response (October 25 and 26) taught by the Wilderness Medicine Institute
of the National Outdoor Leadership School. Register by calling (831) 459-2806.
Currents provides regular updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story