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October 16, 2000

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Cardiac Pacer 5-Mile Run on November 4

UCSC Intramural Sports presents the 52nd running of the Cardiac Pacer 5-Mile Run, the oldest run in Santa Cruz County, on Saturday, November 4, at 10 a.m. Enjoy beautiful redwoods and stunning vistas in a challenging 5-mile cross-country style run. The entry fee is $2. The race begins at the East Field, next to the pool. For more information, call (831) 459-4220 or e-mail kdgivens@cats.ucsc.edu.

Anthropologist Susan Harding to appear at Capitola Book Café

Cultural anthropologist Susan Harding will discuss her book The Book of Jerry Falwell: Fundamentalist Language and Politics at the Capitola Book Cafe on Wednesday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. In this book, Harding examines Christian fundamentalism, focusing on the Reverend Jerry Falwell and his co-pastors, and, in particular, their use of the Bible's language. She argues that this language is the medium through which born-again Christians, individual and collective, come to understand themselves as Christians. According to one reviewer, the book "challenges conventional wisdom about the Christian right and makes the world of fundamentalist believers available to the rest of us." The Capitola Book Cafe is located at 1475 41st Avenue; for more information, call (831) 462-4415.

Mediterranean Madness with chef Jozseph Schultz

Join Chef Jozseph, founder of India Joze, on a tasty tour of Mediterranean cuisine on Friday, October 20, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Stevenson BBQ pits. The class will take you through the practical and economical flavors of Turkish, Lebanese, Egyptian, and Spanish foods with culinary musings on the foundations of Italian, Spanish, and French kitchens. The dishes to be prepared include:

  • Shurit Ads--Egyptian Lentil Soup
  • Zeilook--Moroccan Wok'd Vegetable Salad
  • Tortilla Espagnola--Spanish Frittata
  • Turkistan Pilaffi--Turkish Carrot Basmati Pilaff
  • Mast va Khiar-Cucumber-Persian Youghurt Relish/Salad
  • Vegetarian Gormeh Sabzi--Persian Kidney Bean-Herb-Mushroom Stew
  • Coq au vin--South French Braised Chicken in Wine Sauce
  • Loukamades--Greek Fritters in Orange Flower Syrup

The cost is $21 and includes full dinner. Come hungry. Call the Recreation Office to register or for more information, (831) 459-2806.

Upgrade your computer skills

This fall Training and Development is offering a wide array of classes for the campus community, including technical training in FileMaker Pro, Excel, and Word, as well as classes in publishing, the web, and presentation.See detailed course descriptions on the Training and Develpment web site. For more information or to enroll, e-mail workshop@cats.ucsc.edu.

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.

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 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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