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May 1, 2000

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"Monarch," Monarcha mariposa by Claire Emery
Science and art unite in "Illustrating Nature" exhibit at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

"Illustrating Nature," an exhibit of natural science illustrations by students in the Science Communication Program, is being shown through June 5 at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 E. Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Illustrators will give a "How to do it" demonstration of the various techniques on Saturday, May 20th, from 10 a.m. to noon. The exhibit is cosponsored by the Santa Cruz Museum Association and the Science Communication Program.

UCSC hosting women's water polo championships

photo of Slug water polo player Diana Scott
Slug all-American Diana Scott ('99) photo: Dorth Raphaely
The collegiate women's water polo national championships will be held this year at UCSC May 5-7. Twenty games are scheduled for the tournament (eight on Friday, eight on Saturday, four on Sunday). Seed pool play on Friday and Saturday will determine championship pairings for Saturday afternoon and Sunday. All games will take place at the East Field House pool; tickets are $1 per day for students; $4 per day for adults; $10 for an adult tournament pass; free for children 12 and under. For more information, go to GoSlug.com.

Child Care Services expands with new modulars

photo: Victor Schiffrin
It wasn't just the children at Child Care Services who were excited to see big trucks at Koshland Way on April 27. Staff also turned gleeful at the sight of the trucks, which brought with them two new modulars. The modulars, which arrived in eight sections and were pieced together, will provide much needed space to expand the services of the Infant Toddler Program and replace a modular unit used by the School Age Program that burned down last spring. The new space should be ready for use in time for the program's summer session, which begins June 19.

Distinguished lecturer to discuss geology of the Tibetan plateau

The geologic origins of one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, the Tibetan plateau, is the focus of a free public lecture. Dr. B. Clark Burchfiel, Shlumberger Professor of Geology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present the lecture at a special Earth Sciences Department seminar on Thursday, May 4, at 4 p.m. in the Earth and Marine Sciences building, Room A340. The title of his talk is "Origin of the Tibetan Plateau as Viewed from Eastern Tibet."

Burchfiel, a Distinguished Lecturer sponsored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), is an expert in the areas of structural geology and plate tectonics. He will be speaking to approximately 25 geological societies and universities while on tour for the AAPG.

Job Shadow 2000

Monterey County high school students will be coming to campus on May 24 for Job Shadow 2000. As it has in past years, the program will match students with faculty and staff members for a part of a day so students have the opportunity to learn about a professional career firsthand. If you are interested in being a mentor or would like more information about the program or the schedule for the day, contact Rebecca Aguirre-Garcia at (831) 460-3013 or raguirre@cats.ucsc.edu.

Treat yourself to a lunchtime massage

The Holistic Health Program is offering chair massages from some of the program's talented students at several campus locations on Thursdays this month. Each massage lasts 20 minutes and costs $10. Dates and locations are as follows:

  • May 4 - OPERS Conference Room at the East Field House
  • May 11 - University Business Park, 2801 Mission St. extension
  • May 18 - Cowell Student Health Center Conference Room
  • May 25 - OPERS Conference Room at the East Field House

Times are the same for all dates and locations: 11:30, 11:55, 12:20, 12:45, 1:10. Reservations must be made in advance by calling (831) 459-2668; no refunds will be given.

Looking for a summer of fun for your school-age children?

Family Student Housing will have a summer program for school-age children running from June 19 to August 25. The program will be open Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and feature nutritious meals, weekly swimming on campus, a Life Lab garden, visiting artists, and field trips, including trips to Shakespeare Santa Cruz and the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Priority is based on the application date for fee-for-service spaces. Variable-length contracts are available. For more information, call (831) 459-4085.

Campus will observe Veterans Day, November 11

In February President Atkinson announced that the University of California will honor all veterans by designating Veterans Day, November 11, as one of its official holidays beginning in fall quarter 2000 (UC Newswire release). In order to incorporate the holiday and meet the minimum days of instruction, classes at UCSC will begin on September 20, rather than the previously scheduled September 21.

UC Education Abroad Program announces recruitment of Study Center directors

UC faculty are invited to apply for Study Center directorship positions in the University's Education Abroad Program. At each site, the Study Center director is the administrator of the center, assures harmonious relations with UC's partner universities, facilitates exchange provisions of agreements, provides academic and general counseling for enrolled UC students, implements UC academic policy, and serves as Instructor of Record for all academic work undertaken by EAP students. Fluency in the language of the host country and a broad knowledge of the host country are major qualifications. Tenured faculty members of the Academic Senate, including Lecturers with security of employment and emeriti faculty, may apply. For information about the nature of the positions, contact Professor John Marcum, Universitywide Director, Education Abroad Program (805) 893-2755 or by email: (jmarcum@uoeap.ucsb.edu). To obtain an application packet, please call your campus EAP office or contact the Associate Director of Academic Affairs at the Universitywide Office of Education Abroad Program at (805) 893-3677/2748, by fax at (805) 893-2583, or by email at sfodor@uoeap.ucsb.edu.

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.

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