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Earthquake expert to give public lecture January 16

University Club lunch January 17

Native American rock art slide show and lecture

UCSC coach offering running clinic

EAP offers new program in Paris

UC to join Fair Labor Association

UCSC COSMOS lecture series to air on UCTV

Help identify a UCSC student Regent

Construction update

January 14, 2002

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Earthquake expert to give public lecture January 16

Geophysicist Ross Stein
Ross Stein, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazards Program, will give a free public lecture at the Seymour Center at Long Marine Laboratory on Wednesday, January 16. The lecture, titled "Living It Up in the Fault Lane, or How Earthquakes Converse," begins at 7:30 p.m.

Stein will discuss his research on the stresses that trigger earthquakes and how this work relates to earthquake hazard assessment. His research currently focuses on how earthquakes and faults interact through the transfer of stress. Examples of such interactions include aftershock sequences, seismic quiescence, earthquake clusters, and the propagation of mainshocks along a fault. Stein and his collaborators are interested in how one earthquake can promote subsequent shocks at some sites and inhibit seismic activity at other sites.

The lecture is sponsored by UCSC's Center for the Study of Imaging and Dynamics of the Earth. A reception will be held at the Seymour Center after the lecture. The doors will open at 7 p.m. For special accommodations, please call (831) 459-4089.
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University Club lunch January 17

Join campus faculty and staff for an Italian winter buffet luncheon at University House on January 17, with sittings at 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. The lunch is part of an ongoing University Club series of themed lunches aimed at bringing together friends and colleagues from around campus. The menu includes Caesar salad, chicken marsala with wild mushrooms, eggplant cacciatore, herbed orzo with baby peas, broccolini sauté, focaccia, lemon bars, and cappuccino brownies. The cost is $11 per person, cash, check, or recharge. Reservations are required; call (831) 459-5271 by 5 p.m. January 15.
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Native American rock art slide show and lecture

"Native American Rock Art: An Evening of Images and Discussion" is the title of a slide show and lecture which will be presented on Saturday, January 26, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Classroom Unit 1. The presentation will focus on petroglyphs and pictographs that span 2000 years of Indian culture, including those at Canyon de Chelly in northern Arizona, Wind Wolves Reserve in southern California, Grand Gulch in Utah, Chumash sites in southern California, and from the Great Basin. Presenters include Bill Hyder, past president of the American Rock Art Research Association and assistant dean of social sciences; Dario Caloss, assistant dean of humanities; and Dan Wood, director of OPERS. The cost is $2/students and $4/general admission. For more information, contact the Recreation Office at (831) 459-2806; tickets will be available at the door.
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UCSC coach offering running clinic

Jeff Arnett, UCSC cross-country coach, will offer his Slug Run Training Clinic beginning January 26. The clinic will take place on four consecutive Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the East Field Track. The cost is $20 for UCSC students and $30 for all others. For more information, contact the Recreation Office at (831) 459-2806.
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Education Abroad Program offers new program in Paris

Starting in fall 2002, students with no prior French language background will be able to study for one term at the American University of Paris (AUP) as part of the UC Education Abroad Program.

UC students at AUP will begin French language study and take courses on Western European civilization. Many of these courses will fulfill UC general education and breadth requirements.

Founded in 1962, the American University of Paris was the first institution in Europe based on the American model for higher education. Today, more than 800 students representing 100 different nationalities profit from AUP's academic rigor and rich mixture of cultural perspectives.

With the addition of the new AUP program, UC continues to expand opportunities for its students to study in France. The EAP offers a full slate of short-term and full academic year programs in Bordeaux, Grenoble, Lyon, and Toulouse, as well as Paris.

For more information on the new program at the American University of Paris and other EAP opportunities, visit the campus EAP web site or call (831) 459-2858.
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UC to join Fair Labor Association

The University of California has announced its intent to join the Fair Labor Association and continue its membership in the Worker Rights Consortium, two organizations maintaining oversight of working conditions for the manufacture of various products. The action is part of UC's ongoing effort to improve labor practices in companies that produce consumer products bearing the university's logos and trademarks. Full text of press release.
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UCSC COSMOS lecture series to air on UCTV

Three lectures drawn from the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) at UCSC will be shown in January on UC TV. The programs are:

  • The Birth and Evolution of Galaxies: Time Machines, Cannibalism and Chemical Pollution, with Professor Sandra Faber and Associate Professor Raja Guha Thakurta, January 15, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Astrobiology and the Origins of Life, with Professor David Deamer, January 22, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Volcanoes and Hot Spots, with Associate Professor Justin Revenaugh, January 29, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

UCTV has a viewing audience of over 6 million and focuses on academic programming. It is reached at EchoStar's satellite dish network, channel 9412, and on campus community television Channel 33.

COSMOS is UC's four-week residential program that gives students a chance to take advanced math and science classes in a college setting. Programs are offered at UCSC, UC Irvine, and UC Davis for students entering grades 8 through 12.
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Help identify a student Regent

The Career Center is asking for the campus community's support in identifying students who may be want to apply for the student Regent position on the Board of Regents of the University of California.

The appointee will be a nonvoting participant until July 1, 2003, when the student will become a full voting member. The student Regent must be an enrolled undergraduate, graduate, or professional student in good academic standing for the two-year term. Once appointed, the student Regent must resign all other elected or appointed positions. University fees, tuition, and parking at UCSC are waived for the student Regent, who is also reimbursed for expenses incurred attending meetings. For more information or to download an application, go to the Career Center web site. Applications are due by February 21.
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Construction update

Currents provides regular 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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