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Alumni Vintners Wine Tasting is July 31

Housing office holding information sessions

UCSC takes part in ham radio event

Name of marine sciences M.S. changed

Whistleblower Protection Act detailed

UC settles Enron securities lawsuit

UCTV featuring Long Marine Lab in July

Numerous professional development and technical training workshops offered this summer

Name change for UCSC Inn and Conference Center

July 12, 2004

News Briefs

Annual Alumni Vintners Wine Tasting is July 31

The 15th Annual Alumni Vintners Wine Tasting will be held on Saturday, July 31, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Elena Baskin Visual Arts courtyard.

Presented by the UCSC Alumni Association, the event features select wines, gourmet food, live ukulele music, and Hawaiiana.

Proceeds will benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

For more information on the wine tasting and to buy tickets, go to alumni.ucsc.edu/events/wine/wt_2004.htm

Housing office holding two information sessions

Information sessions will be held July 14 and July 22 for faculty and staff members eligible to to purchase condominium units in the Laureate Court Apartments. Those wanting to learn more about UCSC housing policies are also encouraged to attend. Both sessions will be from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Women's Center.

Laureate Court Apartments, adjacent to the main gate of campus, are 843-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath units. Thirteen of the units are available for sale. Because the purchases fall under UCSC and city housing policies, purchasers must meet UCSC and Santa Cruz City eligibility requirements. City eligibility limits income and assets for purchasers and includes preapproval by the Santa Cruz County Housing Authority, said Steve Houser, faculty and staff housing manager.

Staff members working 100 percent, and hired after July 15, 2003, are eligible to enroll on waiting lists for campus housing. These briefings will also address housing policy and the waiting list process. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Faculty and Staff Housing at (831) 458-3506 or facultyhousing@ucsc.edu

UCSC takes part in ham radio preparedness event

Stephen Petersen, computer engineering lecturer, leads the
Photo: Jon Webb

A eclectic group of about 15 School of Engineering affiliates set up five antennas on East Field as they participated in Field Day, a continentwide amateur radio emergency preparedness exercise started in 1933 by
the Amateur Radio Relay League.

The antennas were set up June 26, then radio amateur teams were given 24 hours to make as many contacts as they could with other participating stations. Stations participating in the exercise are run on generated power in remote, temporary settings.

UCSC's participants managed the equipment and made 110 "continuous wave" contacts, via Morse code; 222 voice contacts; and 14 satellite contacts. Additional
points were awarded for a public relations table which attracted about 20 visitors. An attempt to gain extra points with a weather-balloon-mounted antenna failed because of wind conditions.

To learn more about UCSC ham radio operators, check http://ieee.soe.ucsc.edu/ham/

Name of marine sciences M.S. changed to ocean sciences

The master's degree program in marine sciences has a new name--ocean sciences. The name change makes the ocean sciences M.S. degree program consistent with the Department of Ocean Sciences and the ocean sciences Ph.D. program. There are no curricular or resource implications of this name-only change.

California Whistleblower Protection Act detailed

Information on provisions of the California Whistleblower Protection Act, including what to report, where to report, how to report, a statement on protection from retaliation for whistleblowing, and a statement from the State Auditor's Office are available online at http://www.ucsc.edu/news_events/messages/04-05/07-01.whistle2.asp

UC reaches $69 million settlement with bank in Enron securities lawsuit

The University of California announced on July 2 a settlement with the Bank of America in the Enron Corp. securities class action lawsuit. The university is lead plaintiff representing a class of Enron investors who lost billions of dollars in the now-bankrupt energy firm. The UC Board of Regents will consider final approval of the $69 million settlement at its regularly scheduled meeting on July 14-15. (Full story)

UCTV featuring Long Marine Lab in July

UCTV will broadcast three programs from the series "Long Marine Lab: 25 Years of Science and Education" during the month of July. UCTV can be found locally on Comcast, Channel 25.

Saturday, July 17, at 11 a.m.; Sunday, July 18, at 9 p.m.
Sedimental Journeys: Early Cultures Along the Central Coast
A review of early cultures sharing the Central Coast and how each viewed and used marine resources with Sandy Lydon, professor emeritus, Cabrillo College.

Saturday, July 24, at 11 a.m.; Sunday, July 25, at 11 a.m.
Sedimental Journeys: Coastal Development
UC Santa Cruz professor Gary Griggs presents a retrospective of attitudes about coastal development in the Monterey Bay region and a geological survey of the coast.

Wednesday, July 28, at 8 a.m; Saturday, July 31, at 11 a.m.
The View Over Time and Space: Perspectives of an Astronaut/Oceanographer
Kathryn Sullivan, president and CEO of the Center of Science and Industry and a UCSC alumna, shares her perspectives as an astronaut, oceanographer, and educator.

All six programs from the Seymour Center at Long Marine Laboratory series are also available for online viewing at www.uctv.tv/ondemand.

Numerous professional development and technical training workshops offered this summer

The Training and Development Office is offering a number of classes and workshops for staff this summer. Professional development classes include "Communicating for Success," "Supervisory Development," and "The Art of Leading Teams." Technical training offerings include classes in Photoshop, Excel, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and Dreamweaver, as well as private tutoring. For a complete list of classes, go to the Training and Development web site.

To enroll, use the web registration form or call (831) 459-5565.

Name change for UCSC Inn and Conference Center

The UCSC Inn and Conference Center will be knows as the University Inn and Conference Center beginning July 1. A new sign in front of the hotel will reflect the change.

"The change of name comes from input our guests have given us over the course of the last couple of years. It is unclear from the name that hotel rooms are available to the general public," said Alma Sifuentes, director of Residential and Dining Services. "The change in name is a slight one," she said, "but we feel that it will make a significant difference in welcoming guests not affiliated with the university, particularly during summer months."

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