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October 9, 2000

Take Note

Register to vote

To cast a ballot this November, you must be registered to vote no later than October 10. If you have moved since you last registered to vote, or changed your name, it is necessary to reregister with your current information. The completed registration form needs to be received by the County Election Office by midnight, October 10.

Registration is easy. There are a number of voter registration tables on campus. You can pick up a registration form at McHenry Library, at the college offices, any branch of the U.S. Post Office (including on campus), or at the County Registrar of Voters office. Visit the Santa Cruz County Elections Department web site and
download a voter registration form

Science writing lecturer Robert Irion to give book talk

book cover from One Universe by Robert Irion and Neil de Grasse TysonRobert Irion, a lecturer in the Science Communication Program, will be at Bookshop Santa Cruz on October 12 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss his book One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos. Irion coauthored the book with Neil de Grasse Tyson of the Hayden Planetarium. Using straightforward language and more than 150 full color photographs and graphics, One Universe explores the physical principles that govern the workings of our world. According to a New York Times review, One Universe "eloquently provide[s] one-stop shopping for students of the cosmos." Bookshop Santa Cruz is located at 1520 Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. For more information, call (831) 423-0900.

Social psychologist Elliot Aronson to discuss his new book

book cover from Nobody Left to Hate by Elliot AronsonElliot Aronson, professor emeritus of psychology, will talk about his book, Nobody Left to Hate: Teaching Compassion After Columbine, at the Capitola Book Cafe on Wednesday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. In Nobody Left to Hate, Aronson argues that the negative atmosphere in our schools may have contributed to the pathological behaviors of the shooters at Columbine High School, and at the very least, continues to make school unpleasant for most normal students. He offers practical strategies for creating a more supportive, stimulating, and compassionate environment that will make schools safer and more humane places of learning. The Capitola Book Cafe is located at 1475 41st Avenue in Capitola; for more information, call (831) 462-4415.

Dual Career Service launches new career assistance web site

The Dual Career Service web site offers hundreds of links to academic, corporate, and government employers and job-search sites, helpful information about cover-letter, CV, and resume preparation, and access to valuable community resources in Santa Cruz County. The Dual Career Service, a program of Academic Human Resources, is a career support service for the spouses and partners of candidates and appointees for ladder-rank faculty and senior management positions.

Safety training classes offered by Environmental Health and Safety

Listed below is the schedule of safety training classes offered by EH&S. All classes are free but registration is required. All classes are at the Cowell Health Center. To register, go to the EH&S web site or call (831) 459-4840.

October 19, 10 - 11 a.m.
January 26, 2 - 3 p.m.
May 29, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Injury Prevention for Managers
December 13, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
April 13, 10:30 a.m. - noon

New Employee Training (Health and safety information)
November 20, 10:30 a.m. - noon
February 23, 10:30 a.m. - noon
May 17, 1:30 - 3 p.m.

UCSC Forum on Community Television

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

  • October 8: Peggy Downes Baskin: "The American Presidency" (repeats Oct. 11)
  • October 15: Amiri Baraka: "Without ignorance there could be no lies" (repeats Oct. 18)
  • October 22: Lani Guinier: "Reframing the Affirmative Action Debate" (repeats Oct. 25)
  • October 29: 2000 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation featuring Susan Taylor (repeats Nov. 1)

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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