May 10, 2004
In celebration of Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, author
and activist Miriam Ching Louie will speak at UCSC on Thursday, May 13.
Her talk will be on this year's theme: "Echoes of the Past, Empowering
Future Voices." The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Merrill
College Cultural Center.
Louie has devoted over three decades to advancing movements of women
of color, immigrant women workers, and grassroots Asian communities. She
currently works on the BRIDGE, an education project of the National Network
for Immigrant and Refugee Rights in Oakland, and has served as national
campaign media coordinator of Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (AIWA) and
Fuerza Unida. Her latest book, Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant
Women Workers Take On the Global Factory, highlights the voices of
Chinese, Mexican, and Korean immigrant workers pioneering the growth of
the anti-sweatshop movement. Following the keynote speech will be a book
signing of Sweatshop Warriors.
Dolores Huerta, legendary organizer and recently appointed Regent of the University of California, will be the keynote speaker at the Cesar E. Chavez Convocation on Thursday, May 13, at the Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and the event is free and open to the public.
Along with the late Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta was cofounder of the
United Farm Workers. She has spent most of her life working as a labor
organizer and leader, battling for civil rights, and advocating for women
and Latinos. She has marched, picketed, led the boycotts of lettuce, grapes,
and Gallo wines, negotiated contracts with growers, and lobbied Congress
on a variety of issues affecting workers and women. She has 11 children,
14 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Seymour Center hosts
reading and book signing by Terrie Williams on May 13
Williams, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will read
from the book, talk about her experiences in Antarctica, and answer questions
from the audience. Her presentation will be followed by a wine-and-cheese
reception and book signing. The reception is sponsored by the Aptos Animal
Copies of the book will be on sale at the center's Ocean Discovery Shop.
Admission to this special event is $10 per person. Seating is limited.
For reservations, call (831) 459-3800.
Members of the campus community are invited to attend a celebration on
Thursday, June 3, in appreciation of former chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood,
who left UCSC this spring to become UC provost and senior vice president
of academic affairs. Sponsored by the UCSC Foundation and the Alumni Association,
the event at the Cocoanut Grove Ballroom in Santa Cruz begins at 6 p.m.
with a no-host cocktail reception. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. Cost is $50
per person, and space is limited. RSVPs, including any dietary restrictions,
must be sent by May 14 to Jeff Rockwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (831) 459-2442.
It has been 55 years since David Kaun last performed the big band favorite
"Concerto for Clarinet" by legendary bandleader and clarinetist
Artie Shaw. That was back in 1949 when Kaun was a high school student
in Phoenix and won the top prize in a talent competition sponsored by
the Horace Heidt Show, a TV variety show of the '40s and '50s.
Now a professor of economics and clarinetist with UCSC's Wind Ensemble,
Kaun will once again perform "Concerto for Clarinet" on May
16 in a special appearance with the UCSC Big Band, directed by Robert
Klevan. In addition to the Big Band, the May 16 concert will feature the
combos of the UCSC Jazz Ensembles, under the direction of internationally
recognized jazz bassist Stan Poplin.
Professor Michael J. Watts, faculty member of the Geography Department
and outgoing director of the Institute of International Studies at UC
Berkeley, will be visiting UCSC on May 20 and 21 as a Distinguished Fellow
in Global Studies of the Center for Global, International, and Regional
Studies. Watts, the recipient of a Guggenheim award in 2003, will be speaking
on "Imperial Oil" in the UCSC Media Arts Theater, from 7 to
9 p.m. on Thursday, May 20. He will also be giving a lunchtime colloquium
at Colleges Nine and Ten on Friday, May 21, and will be available to speak
to selected classes and have consultation hours with interested faculty
Watts's Guggenheim award supports research on petroleum and economies
of violence in Nigeria, where he has been conducting research for more
than two decades. This project is part of a larger examination of conflicts
engendered by the exploitation of strategic resources such as petroleum.
More information on Watts,
his work, and his Guggenheim award
At UC Berkeley, Watts is Class of 1963 Professor of Geography and founder
of the Berkeley Working Group on Environmental Politics.
Peruvian harpist Ramon Romero will serenade at the University Center's
"Alive after Five" gathering on Thursday, May 13, from 5 to
7 p.m. Bring your partner and dine on Peruvian delicacies while enjoying
an early evening of soothing music on the UCenter's beautiful deck. For
more information, contact Janice Clark at email@example.com
or call (831) 459-4321.
Roses are one of the most popular plants in the home garden, but they
are often considered impossible to grow without doses of chemical fertilizers
and pesticides. Gardening expert Orin Martin thinks otherwise, and he'll
share his techniques for choosing and growing roses without chemical inputs
at a workshop on Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Alan Chadwick
Garden, located on McLaughlin Drive across from Stevenson College.
Martin, who has managed the Chadwick Garden for more than 25 years,
will discuss the importance of selecting disease-resistant rose varieties,
following an aggressive pruning program, and using organically acceptable
sprays such as dormant oil to prevent diseases. The historic Chadwick
Garden currently supports a collection of approximately 125 roses representing
10-15 classes and 75 varieties.
Cost of the rose workshop is $10-$15 for members of the Friends of the
UCSC Farm & Garden (sliding scale); $15 general admission, payable
the day of the event. For more information, call (831) 459-3240.
Spend Sunday, May 16, at UCSC's Farm & Garden learning the fundamentals
of how to propagate, grow, and harvest food and medicines. Topics to be
covered include starting a garden, container gardening, composting, and
edible "weed" identification. Students should come prepared
to get their hands (and maybe clothes) a little dirty. Closed-toed shoes,
gardening gloves, notebook, sunscreen, and hats are all strongly recommended.
Bring something to share for a potluck lunch. Class is from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. and costs $20/UCSC students, $25/general. Call (831) 459-2806 to
Public hearing on Draft
EIR on McHenry Library Project
At the public hearing, campus planners will provide a description of the project and its environmental effects, and members of the public will be invited to give oral comments on the university's Draft EIR. Written comments on the Draft EIR can also be submitted during the public review period, which closes on June 14.
Copies of the Draft EIR are available for review at the McHenry Library
and at the main branch of the Santa Cruz Public Library. Copies of the
Draft EIR may be purchased from Kinkos Copies in downtown Santa
Cruz for the cost of duplication. Copies of the Draft EIR on CD are also
available free of charge from UCSC Physical Planning and Construction.
Call Kay Wiebe at (831) 459-2170 for additional information or to request
accommodations for persons with disabilities.
A student forum on the effort under way to update the campus's Long Range
Development Plan has been organized for Tuesday, May 11. The meeting will
take place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Student Union (former bookstore).
LRDP consultant Cooper, Robertson & Partners will be on hand to discuss
the planning effort. Topics to be discussed include:
Academic Human Resources will hold information sessions for assistant professors on Wednesday, May 19, from 3 to 5 p.m., or Thursday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, both in McHenry Library, Room 325. You need only attend one session.
These sessions are intended to help assistant professors understand
some of the
Academic Information Systems will host the second of two information
sessions on May 14 from from 10 a.m. to noon at the Stevenson Event Center
(formerly Stevenson Dining Hall). The topic will be "How does a student
use AIS priority enrollment for fall 2004?" For more information,
check the AIS web site.
The Holistic Health program at UCSC is offering lunchtime chair massages
at various campus locations from some of the program's top students. A
20-minute massage costs $10; a 40-minute massage is $20. Massages will
be available on May 13, May 20, and May 27. Call (831) 459-2668 to reserve
On May 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers may join the Campus Natural
Reserves staff for exotic/invasive species removal from the coastal strand
at the Younger Lagoon Reserve. Participants should RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org,
meet at 10 a.m. at the UCSC Barn Theater, and carpool to Younger Lagoon.
Volunteers should wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, dress in layers, and
bring water and lunch; snacks will be provided.
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.