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March 6, 2000

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Public hearing on the Draft EIR on relocation of the modular student housing complex

A public hearing on the Draft EIR on the relocation of the modular student housing complex (the Village) will be held on Friday, March 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Barn Theater. The proposed project would relocate 17 modular housing units and 2 support units from the north campus--where Colleges Nine and Ten residence halls will be built--to the Lower Quarry. The relocated modular housing units would provide bed spaces for approximately 153 students. The project also includes the installation of an additional modular support unit, the construction of a storage shed, and the relocation of the modular Agroecology Office/lab complex from the northern part of the Lower Quarry to the southern part of the Lower Quarry.

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 Draft EIR for the project. Call Christine Aldecoa at (831) 459-4407 for additional information or to request accommodations for persons with disabilities.

Fredric Lieberman, Mickey Hart at Bookshop Santa Cruz March 9

Fredric Lieberman, professor of ethnomusicology, and Mickey Hart, rhythm maestro and pulse behind the Grateful Dead, will appear at Bookshop Santa Cruz on Thursday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. to celebrate their new book Spirit into Sound: The Magic of Music. The book is a collection of quotes and thoughts on the power of music that spans millennia and mindsets--featuring everyone from Ayatollah Khomeini to Gustav Mahler to Janis Joplin to Plato, who says, "Music training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the secret places of the soul." This is the third book Lieberman and Hart have coauthored. Bookshop Santa Cruz is located in downtown Santa Cruz at 1520 Pacific Ave. For more information on the book signing, call (831) 423-0900.

Women at Work Retreat applications due

Closing ceremonies at last year's retreat
The 14th annual Women at Work Retreat will be held on Thursday and Friday, May 4 and 5, at the St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista. This year's theme is "Coming Together in the New Millennium: Work-Life Balance." The cost is $95 and partial scholarships are available for those whose units are unable to support them. Applications are due March 9 and should be sent to Allyson Hurst at General Accounting. For an application or more information about the retreat, call Connie Croker at (831) 459-2713 or Linda Dunham at (831) 459-4978. For questions about eligibility, call Lanett Beard at (831) 458-3506.

Construction update

Currents is now providing monthly updates on construction projects that have an impact on campus transportation and parking. Construction update story

For more information, visit the Transportation and Parking Services Web site and the Physical Planning and Construction Web site.

March broadcast schedule for UCSC Forum

UCSC Forum, which features the best of UCSC lectures and programs, airs at 8 p.m. each Sunday and 4:30 p.m. each Wednesday on Community TV of Santa Cruz County, Channel 72.

The schedule for March is as follows:

  • March 5: Daniel Guevara: "The Radical and Retrograde in Environmental Philosophy" (rebroadcast March 8)
  • March 12: Bettina Aptheker: "Teaching Women About Themselves: Toward Personal Healing and Political Transformation" (repeat) (rebroadcast March 15)
  • March 19: Judy Yung: "Unbound Feet: Reclaiming Chinese American Women's History" (rebroadcast March 22)
  • March 26: 2000 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation featuring Susan Taylor (rebroadcast March 29)

For more information, call Community Television at (831) 425-8848, ext. 20.

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