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January 14, 2002
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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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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.
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Currents provides regular updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story