September 15, 2003
Marine Laboratory turns 25 this fall, and the oceanside research facility
will be celebrating its silver anniversary with a variety of public programs,
tours, and lectures during the first 25 days in October. Highlighting
the October celebration is a stellar lineup of speakers for the lab's
annual fall lecture series.
Talks begin at 7 p.m. at the Seymour
Marine Discovery Center. Admission is $5 for members, $8 for the general
public. Seating is limited, so advance purchase is recommended. Tickets
can be purchased at the center or by phone at (831) 459-3800.
In addition, there will be special exhibits and commemorative activities throughout the month at the lab's Seymour Marine Discovery Center.
October 2: Leon Panetta, director of the Leon and Sylvia Panetta
Institute for Public Policy at Cal State Monterey Bay, and Julie Packard,
executive director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and a UCSC alumna. Both
of these local luminaries served on the Pew Oceans Commission and will
share their perspectives on ocean health and policy.
October 9: Brian Walton, coordinator of the Santa Cruz Predatory
Bird Research Group, and Burney Le Boeuf, professor emeritus of ecology
and evolutionary biology at UCSC, will share results and insights from
two decades of research on peregrine falcons and elephant seals, respectively.
They will be joined by Kathryn Sullivan, president and CEO of the Center
of Science and Industry and a UCSC alumna, who will share her perspectives
as an astronaut, oceanographer, and educator.
October 16: Sandy Lydon, professor emeritus of history at Cabrillo
College, and Gary Griggs, professor of Earth sciences and director of
UCSC's Institute of Marine Sciences. This presentation, "Long Marine
Lab and Monterey Bay: From the Cretaceous to the Coastal Commission,"
will review the geological and historical past and possible futures of
UCSC faculty and students in the Storage
Systems Research Center (SSRC) met with computer industry representatives
last week to exchange ideas on the future of data storage. The SSRC is
focused on improving the performance, security, and reliability of data
Attending the SSRC Retreat were industry sponsors of the center's research,
including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, OnStor, Overland Storage,
and Veritas. Industry sponsors provide about $250,000 a year in support
of SSRC research. The center also receives major funding from the National
Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. Researchers from Lawrence
Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories also attended the meeting.
"The retreat is an opportunity for us to present our research and
get feedback from industry sponsors. We want to know what they think the
most interesting problems are for us to work on," said SSRC director
Darrell Long, a professor of computer science in the Baskin School of
The SSRC includes eight faculty members and more than 20 graduate students
working on a range of projects involving storage system architecture,
real-time systems, security, data mining, performance evaluation, and
special election will be held in California on Tuesday, October 7. The
issues on the ballot are the gubernatorial recall, a constitutional amendment
regarding state infrastructure funding (Proposition 53), and an initiative
titled Classification by Race, Ethnicity, Color or National Origin
More information is available from the UC election web site, the official California Voter Information Guide, the California League of Women Voters Smart Voter web site, and the Santa Cruz County Elections statewide special election web site.
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