July 12, 2004
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
Saturday, July 17, at 11 a.m.; Sunday, July 18, at 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 24, at 11 a.m.; Sunday, July 25, at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 28, at 8 a.m; Saturday, July 31, at 11 a.m.
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.
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."