April 19, 2004
Approximately 150 prospective UCSC students, touring the campus on Friday,
The midday rally began at Quarry Plaza and ended with a march through campus to the Women's Center. Acting Chancellor Martin M. Chemers and Interim Campus Provost Margaret Delaney were in attendance, lending support to the threatened programs--and the access they foster.
"Access to education should be like a baseball game," the chancellor
The Science & Engineering Library has announced a new lecture series, titled "Synergy: Explorations in Science and Society," which will focus on UCSC research, as well as teaching and grants in science and engineering, with a view toward their impact on society. The first lecture will feature Brent Haddad, associate professor of environmental studies, on April 27 at 4 p.m. in the S&E Library Current Periodicals Room.
Haddads lecture, titled "Not an Accident? Understanding Why One Billion People Worldwide Lack Reliable Drinking Water," will explore how Coalition Theory, a branch of economic game theory applied to international relations, can help explain who gets reliable drinking water and who doesnt. Haddad will also discuss his recommendations for improving worldwide access to drinking water.
Haddad is an authority on water issues and in 1999 published the book
Rivers of Gold: Designing Markets to Allocate Water in California.
He is currently working on a new book in which he will discuss the issue
of worldwide potable water.
Go to the Synergy
lecture series web site for more information. Faculty interested in participating
as upcoming speakers should contact Catherine Soehner at the Science &
Engineering Library, (831) 459-1554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic advising is the subject of the next in a series of Executive Budget Committee updates sponsored by the Staff Advisory Board. All staff members are invited to the forum from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in Thimann Lecture Hall 3.
UCSC played host April 2-4 to the 2004 Pacific
More than 750 swimmers, ages 19 to 90, participated in the weekend event,
held at the East Field House pool.
Nine masters national records were broken. See complete
results. One of the record-breaking swimmers was Tod Spieker (400
individual medley record), who has been a longtime supporter of UCSC's
aquatic programs and is a trustee of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation. His
gifts enabled the campus to purchase the pool's original computerized
timing and scoreboard system and funded a recent upgrade to the system.
Alfred, a Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) philosopher, writer, and teacher,
will give a talk on Thursday, April 22, at the Merrill College Baobab
Lounge from 4 to 6 p.m. His presentation, titled "Wasáse -
Indigenous Pathways to Freedom," will focus on the collective struggle
for self-determination of Indigenous peoples.
He is the author of two books, Heeding the Voices of Our Ancestors: Kahnawake Mohawk Politics and the Rise of Native Nationalism (Oxford University Press, Canada, 1999), and Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Essay on Indigenous Ethics, (Oxford University Press, Canada, 1999).
The event is sponsored by the Chicano/Latino Research Center; the Center
for Justice, Tolerance, and Community; and the Merrill Provost's Office.
A reception will follow the talk.
The Recreation Department is offering a class on survival skills on Sunday,
April 25, taught by UCSC
Wilderness Orientation instructor Elliott Parsons. Participants will
learn to build shelters, locate and purify water, gather and sample some
basic survival foods, learn some of the basics of survival hunting, and
cover any number of other skills as time allows (cordage making, stalking,
camouflage, etc.) Participants should bring lunch, water, and a pocket
knife and wear long sleeves and pants. The class is from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. and costs $25. Meet at the Recreation Office, East Field House. Sign
up in advance at (831) 459-2806 or for more information, visit the Recreation
Department web site.
UC College Prep Online (UCCP) has announced two new options for high
school students and a summer institute for teachers.
UCCPs free online test prep courses for the SAT, ACT, and GRE are
being expanded to include Spanish-language SAT preparation. "Offering
California students the opportunity to access Spanish-language tutorials
is a natural extension of our effort to make high-quality test preparation
materials available to students of all different backgrounds," said
Francisco Hernandez, executive director of the UCCP and UCSC vice chancellor
of Student Affairs.
High school students may also participate in a new summer school academy
this year, offered through the UCCP California Virtual High School branch.
The program will allow students to take sophisticated online advanced
placement and honors courses, as well as utilize the Virtual High Schools
Another summer program, the Online
Teaching and Learning Institute: Building a Culture of Technology
for Teaching and Learning in K-12, will be offered for teachers from July
21 to 23. The institute, at UCSC, offers affordable and practical training
for educators interested in the effective use of technology among students.
For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Soil preparation work for the new Humanities and Social Sciences Building
at the corner of McLaughlin and Hagar Drives is continuing. The $29 million
project will provide offices, classrooms, and research space for the Divisions
of Humanities and Social Sciences.