June 2, 2003
Hailed as one of the great nature photographers, Frans Lanting portrays wild creatures as ambassadors for the preservation of compete ecosystems. On June 4, Lanting will give a slide lecture, titled "Life: A Work in Progress," for the UCSC Spring Foundation Forum. The presentation is based on his upcoming book, which explores evolutionary patterns in nature. See flyer (pdf file)
The lecture is presented by Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood and the UC Santa Cruz Foundation Board of Trustees. The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room and is open only to the campus community. A faculty panel discussion follows.
The University of California has reached a tentative agreement with the
American Federation of Teachers on a new labor contract for UC lecturers.
Full text of UC
Office of the President news release
The University of California has reached tentative agreement with the University Professional and Technical Employees union on two new labor contracts for UC research support professionals and technical employees. Full text of UCOP press release.
Key issues were wages and options for laid-off employees. The tentative agreements allow employees to choose either a full severance package in lieu of preferential rehire/recall rights (similar to the policy currently being proposed to UC's non-unionized staff) or a "combination" package containing some (less-than-full) severance pay and limited preferential rehire/recall rights.
Full text of the agreement (pdf file)
to the UCSC campus now have a new resource to help them find their way,
not only to their intended destination, but also to the nearest parking
lot. The campus map web site (http://maps.ucsc.edu)
now features a "Common Destinations" link that takes users to
a series of downloadable maps. Each map includes an overall view of the
campus, with a specific destination, path of travel, and nearest parking
highlighted; a close-up view of each destination, showing nearby buildings
and the closest handicap parking spaces; and a narrative describing how
best to get there, including details about parking options.
"Common Destinations" maps are available for the Classroom
Unit, East Field, Kresge Town Hall, Lower West Field, Music Center, Theater
Arts, Quarry Amphitheater, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and University Center.
"These maps should be a big help to campus visitors," says
Susan Willats, manager of the campus map project. Willats worked with
Graphic Services staff to create the new maps and put them on the web
site in time for graduation ceremonies. "Last June we had over 3,500
visitors to the map web site, so it was important to have this new feature
up and running by the end of May."
OPERS Outdoor Equipment Rental Center is having a surplus sale Wednesday,
June 4, at the East Field House, on the rental office porch. The sale
will continue until all the gear is sold. Items for sale include backpacks,
sleeping bags, stoves, surfboards, tents, and wetsuits.
The sale is open to UCSC students only from noon to 3 p.m. on first day
of sale. Staff and faculty sales begin at 3 p.m. Bring your ID! All sales
are final. No OPERS employees or immediate family may participate.
For more information call (831) 459-2806.
UCSCs Fine Art Program will present its second annual photographic print sale on Friday, June 6. The sale will take place in conjunction with the Art Departments Open Studios event and the Student Print Sale (see below). The sale begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. in the quad at the Baskin Visual Art Studios.
Affordable prints drawn from the works of more than 200 photography students, alumni, faculty, and staff will be on display at the sale. This event is free and open to the public.
For information on transportation and parking, contact Jyl Kelley at
The UCSC Art Department presents the 29th annual Student Print Sale on June 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Printmaking Studio, located in Room G-101 of the Baskin Visual Arts Center.
Hundreds of original prints will be for sale in a variety of media, including woodcut, lithography, etching, and digital printmaking. This is a great opportunity to see the professional quality of the printmaking program and facilities at UCSC.
This event will run in conjunction with the Art Department's Spring
Quarter Open Studios and the Photo Sale (above). Admission is free. For
more information, contact Veda Ozelle at (831) 459-3686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Receiving Surplus Operations will hold a public auction of surplus and unclaimed property on Saturday, June 28. This is a great time to identify your department's surplus property and to recycle all the equipment you no longer need. Just fill out the surplus request form and return it by June 6.
The auction will take place at the H Barn, next to the Police and Parking Offices, with inspection beginning at 9 a.m. and the auction at 10 a.m.
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