October 21, 2002
Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood will hold her first forum of the school year
with staff members on October 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kresge Town
Hall. Greenwood will address a range of subjects-- including the budget,
medical benefits, Community Day of Learning (Safety & Wellness Day),
Second Harvest, and Prop 47--and answer questions. The forum is sponsored
by the Chancellor's Office and the Staff
The campus will hold its first annual Community Day of Learning for all staff and faculty on Thursday, October 24. This years theme will be safety and wellness, and the day's activities will be held in and around the Bay Tree Building.
& Wellness Training Day will offer an assortment of workshops
throughout the day led by representatives from Environmental Health and
Safety, the campus Police Department, the campus Fire Department, Risk
Management, OPERS, Transportation and Parking, CATS, and others. Come
learn about ergonomics, office stretching, general disaster planning,
alternative transportation methods, and much more! Enroll online through
the BAS Events Manager.
A fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the plaza in front of
the Bay Tree Bookstore with booths providing information on everything
from bike maintenance to identity theft to office safety and crime prevention.
Massage therapists will also be on hand offering quick massages. The fair
will be moved inside the Student Union Building in the event of rain.
Florence Haseltine, director of the Center for Population Research at
the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National
Institutes of Health, was the special guest of Chancellor Greenwood last
week. Haseltine, pictured right, spoke to a class on Issues in Women's
Health, which is cotaught by Greenwood and Jill Thompson, lecturer
in biology. Haseltine covered research issues, advocacy, and the potential
for advances in women's health.
Michael Hudson, a distinguished professor of Arab studies at Georgetown
University, will be the featured speaker at a moderated panel discussion
on regime change in Iraq on Thursday, October 24, at 7 p.m. in Classroom
Unit 2 at UCSC. The event is free and open to the public.
Hudson, the Seif Ghobash Professor of Arab Studies at Georgetown's Center
for Contemporary Arab Studies, specializes in the politics of the Middle
East, including U.S.-Middle East relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict,
the politics of Islam, and Persian Gulf security.
Hudson will be joined in the discussion, "Regime Change in Iraq:
Likely Consequences and Critical Reflections," by UCSC professors
Alan Richards of environmental studies and Kenneth Kletzer of economics.
Terry Burke, a professor of history at UCSC, will moderate the discussion.
For more information or directions, contact the Center for Global, International
and Regional Studies at (831) 459-2833 or send e-mail to email@example.com,
or call the Institute for Humanities Research at (831) 459-5655 or send
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CfAO to host workshop
for NSF research center educators
The workshop also includes a CfAO Education Open House on Saturday, October
26, starting with a panel presentation on how CfAO graduate students use
inquiry to teach science, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 221, Interdisciplinary
Sciences Building. From 5 to 6 p.m. there will be poster presentations
and a reception at the Center for Adaptive Optics. More information about
the workshop and open house is available at http://cfao.ucolick.org/meetings/hunterconference/.
Join campus faculty and staff for a University Club lunch at University
House on October 25. The buffet lunch will feature a salad of harvest
greens with apples, red onion, and candied pecans; baked breast of chicken
or baked butternut squash, each served with wild rice, mushrooms, and
cranberries; whipped sweet potatoes, fresh green bean sauté with
caramelized pearl onions; and whole wheat rolls. The lunch includes beverages
and an assortment of fall mini tarts for dessert. Sittings are at 11:30
a.m. and 12:45 p.m., and the cost is $12 per person. Meet friends there
or reserve a table as a group. For reservations, call (831) 459-5271 by
5 p.m. October 23.
The Campus Controllers Office has prepared a new Administrative
Responsibilities Handbook. The handbook provides a concise reference
for anyone on campus with administrative responsibilities, which can range
from complying with sponsored research administrative requirements to
having the authority to approve the acquisition of goods and services.
It is not meant to be a detailed compendium of procedures, but rather
it serves as a guide to where additional assistance and guidance in addressing
administrative matters can be obtained.
The handbook is modeled after a similar handbook produced by the UC San Diego campus and has been in development for more than two years. Assistant Controller Vicki Gutzwiller played a key role in coordinating this effort.
The handbook is being distributed to all individuals on the campus with
administrative management responsibilities. For more information, call
Vicki Gutzwiller at (831) 459-3206.
Check out these classes offered through the Recreation Department. For
more information or to register, call (831) 459-2806.
Thai Cooking with Chef Jozseph, veteran of 25 years of Asian cooking, teaching and travel. Learn numerous fast and/or inexpensive specialties of the area, along with shopping and equipment tips. Class includes a full meal. Friday, October 25, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., $23/students; $28/general.
Sensational Sushi with Chef Matisse Selman, owner of the Sushi
Now! restaurants. Learn the art of sushi rolling, eating, and proper etiquette
whether at home or at your favorite sushi bar. Saturday, October 26, from
noon to 3 p.m. and another on Saturday, November 9, from noon to 3 p.m.
Orienteering Workshop with Elliot Parsons, a leader for UCSC's Wilderness Orientation program. The class focuses on the skills used by backcountry enthusiasts to navigate through challenging terrain. Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $20/students; $25/general
WMI of NOLS Wilderness First Aid & WFR Recertification
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