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January 29, 2001

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Share your vision--join in planning for the 2001 Women at Work Retreat

The first planning meeting for the 2001 Women at Work Retreat will be held on Tuesday, February 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Third World Lounge, upstairs at the Student Center. The retreat will be held May 24-25 at the St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista. This year's theme is "2001: A Work Odyssey--Exploring Community." Interested but can't make the meeting? Call Connie Croker at (831) 459-2713 for more information.

Voice and Language Technology Forum

The Voice and Language Technology Forum brings together distinguished academic and professional linguists along with voice technology leaders and industry analysts. The forum was founded in October by General Magic of Sunnyvale in conjunction with faculty from UCSC, UC San Diego, and Stanford University. It sponsors events for linguists and technologists to network and share information regarding language and voice. Founding members include UCSC linguistics professors Geoffrey Pullum, William Ladusaw, and Jorge Hankamer.

Enjoy a relaxing massage

The Holistic Program is once again offering lunch-break chair massages from some of the program's top students at several campus locations. Massages are 20 minutes long, cost $10, and will be offered on February 8, 15, and 22 and March 8. For more information or to reserve a spot, call (831) 459-2806.

UCSC Retirees Association

Retired staffers can keep in touch by joining the 150-member UCSC Retirees Association, which meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Women's Center (Cardiff House). The next meeting is Tuesday, February 6, at 1 p.m. Members are active volunteers, offering their services to on-campus offices; as docents at the Arboretum, Año Nuevo, and Long Marine Lab; and with various projects. The group, which formed in 1989, is part of the Council of University of California Retirees Associations, made up of representatives from each of the UC campus retiree associations and the Office of the President. Their purpose is to act as an advocacy group, both for the university and for retirees' needs, by monitoring changes in benefit proposals and making recommendations for improving those issues affecting annuitants. All retired staff members are eligible. For more information, call Barbara Dileanis at (831) 426-7653.

'Hamlet and Cultural Criticism' topic of talk

Harvard University professor Marjorie Garber will be on campus January 29 at 7 p.m. in the Music Center Recital Hall to give the 2000-01 Undergraduate Distinguished Lecture in Literary Studies. Her talk is titled "Hamlet and Cultural Criticism." Garber, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and director of the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies at Harvard, has authored numerous books, including Coming of Age in Shakespeare (1981); Shakespeare's Ghost Writers: Literature as Uncanny Causality (1987); Vested Interests: Cross-dressing and Cultural Anxiety (1993); Vice-Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life (1995); Dog Love (1996); Symptoms of Culture (1998); and Sex and Real Estate: Why We Love Houses (2000). She has edited or coedited books on Shakespeare, American McCarthyism, religion in American culture, the mass media, and the lives of animals. For more information about the event, contact the Literature Department at (831) 459-4778.

Openings in Recreation Department classes

Sky Phenomena & Atmospheric Wonder, a slide show and lecture presented by Joe Jordan, will take place on Tuesday, February 6, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Stevenson Fireside Lounge. Jordan will show slides of many beautiful natural optical phenomena, from the common to the exotic. This is an invitation to observe and understand physics in the environment, with such effects as glories and rainbows, sundogs and haloes, corona and aurorae, mirages and the "green flash." Cost is $5/UCSC students, $8/general. For more information, call (831) 459-2806.

Herbal Repertoire, taught by Jeanine Pollak, who also teaches in the Holistic Health Program, explores the properties and uses of popular herbs such as: echinacea, golden seal, ginko, etc. Learn how to effectively decide what herbs to use when, how to make balanced formulas, primary actions and potential side effects will also be covered. The class is on Wednesday, February 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the OPERS Conference Room, East Field House. Cost is $17 for non- rec card holders. For more information, call (831) 459-2806.

Wilderness First Aid, taught by the staff of the Wilderness Medicine Institute, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Stevenson 175, Stevenson College. This course is used by many organizations to introduce first aid and long-term patient care to trip leaders, guides, and rescue team members. Topics include patient assessment, shock, soft tissue injuries, fractures, dislocations, hypothermia, heat illness, and altitude sickness. Emphasis is placed on principles of treatment and decision making, not memorization of lists. Sign up in advance. Cost is $120 for non UCSC students. For more information, call (831) 459-2806.

Summer jobs for students at the Conference Office

The Conference and Summer Housing Office will begin recruiting for over 30
summer student jobs. A variety of positions are available, including leadership opportunities. Students employed by the Conference Office gain real-life experiences by working with worldwide conference guests during the summer quarter. Interested applicants are required to attend an informational employment workshop either on Tuesday, February 6, at the Silverman Lounge, Stevenson College, or on Wednesday, February 7, at the Red Building, College Eight. Both sessions are from 6 to 7 p.m. Look for the logo "GOT WORK?" on posters around campus. For more information, call (831) 459-2611.

UCSC Forum on Community Television

Below is the broadcast schedule for UCSC Forum for January. Shows air on Community Television, Channel 72, at 8 p.m. Sundays, with a rebroadcast at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

  • January 28: Angela Davis: "The Prisoner Exchange: The Underside of Civil Rights" (repeat) (rebroadcast January 31)

Construction update

Currents is now providing monthly updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story

For more information, visit the Transportation and Parking Services web site and the Physical Planning and Construction web site.

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