February 16, 2004
Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood will hold her winter brown-bag forum with
staff members on February 18 from 12:30 to 1:40 p.m. in Classroom Unit
2. The chancellor will address the budget situation, including the Executive
Budget Committee process on campus, as well as other subjects brought
up by staffers during the question-and-answer session.
What are the characteristics of effective leaders? What kinds of factors affect "nontraditional" leaders, i.e., women and people of color? Campus provost and professor of psychology Martin M. Chemers will discuss his research on effective leadership on February 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Bay Tree Conference Center, Room D. The talk by Chemers, titled "Heavy Mettle: The Role of Confidence and Optimism in Personal Effectiveness," is the first of two Diversity Lectures sponsored by the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office during the winter quarter.
Chemers, who came to UCSC in 1995, is the author and/or editor of over
60 articles and seven books, including An Integrative Theory of Leadership
(Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1997) and Diversity in Organizations:
New Perspectives for a Changing Workplace (Sage Publications, 1995),
coedited with Mark Costanzo and Stuart Oskamp.
The deadline to register to vote in the March 2 Presidential Primary
To read statements by the candidates for president and senator, go to the Candidate Statement Information page of the official state Voter Information Guide.
UCSC will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 19, to receive
comments on a draft Environmental Impact Report that has been prepared
related to future development at Long Marine Laboratory and adjoining
property. The hearing will take place at the laboratory, from 6 to 8 p.m.
in the Seymour Marine Discovery Center's La Feliz Room.
The draft EIR examines the environmental effects of a Coastal Long Range
Development Plan (CLRDP) that UCSC has prepared for 98 acres known as
the UCSC Marine Science Campus.
In addition, two other elements have been added to the evening's schedule:
a presentation of the CLRDP, from 5 to 6 p.m., and a CLRDP Open House,
from 8 to 9 p.m.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival will thrill and inspire you with big-screen stories and adventures when it comes to the Rio Theatre on Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz on Saturday and Sunday, February 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. Be moved. Be inspired. Climb the highest peaks, paddle the wildest waters, and journey to some of the most enchanting and beautiful places on the planet. A different set of films will be shown each evening. See descriptions of films
The event is a benefit for the UCSC Wilderness Orientation Scholarship
Program and the UCSC Recreation Adventure Outings Scholarship Fund. It
is presented by National Geographic and Dunham Bootmakers with local sponsorship
by UCSC Recreation, Bugaboo, Pacific Edge, and Adventure Sports.
The cost is $12/general admission; $10/students. Tickets are available
at Bugaboo (831 429-6300), Pacific Edge Climbing Gym (831 454-9254) and
the UCSC Ticket Office (831 459-2159).
Applications for the
Management Skills Assessment Program due February 20
Participants in MSAP receive feedback on their skills during simulated management scenarios and case studies. At the end of the week, participants discuss their strengths and areas for growth with an assessor and begin plans for enhancing their management skills and careers at UC.
The fee for the program is $800. For more information and/or an application,
go to the MSAP web site or contact
Barbara Perman, manager of Training and Development at UCSC, at (831)
459-3934 or email@example.com.
The 18th annual Women at
Work Retreat will be held on Thursday, April 29, and Friday, April
30, at the St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista. The theme
of this year's retreat is "Building Bridges, Making Connections."
The retreat will focus on building job-related skills, career development
opportunities, and networking among campus staff. All nonprobationary
and part-time career staff in any job classification up to and including
professional and support staff are eligible to attend. The cost of the
retreat is $95 per person. If your unit is unable to pay for your attendance,
a limited number of partial or full scholarships are available. Applications
are due March 1 to Laura McCann in Fleet Services. For more information
or an application, contact Laura McCann at (831) 459-2228.
Groundbreaking is expected this winter for the $29 million Humanities
and Social Sciences Building. The project will consist of three buildings
located at the corner of McLaughlin and Hagar Drives on what is now a
parking lot northwest of Cowell College. Construction