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December 6, 1999

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Fire Department holiday toy drive under way

The Fire Department will be collecting new unwrapped toys for local needy children during the holiday season. Toys can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the campus Fire Station on Chinquapin Road, across from the Crown/Merrill Apartments, or at the campus Police Station in the H Barn until December 23. For information or for toy pickup, contact Tim Santos at tjsantos@cats.ucsc.edu or (831) 459-2350.

Editorial style guide on the Web

A Guide to Editorial Style at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is posted on the Web. The editorial style guide is useful to all campus units preparing printed or online communications. It establishes a consistent editorial style for the campus and answers some frequently asked questions about general editorial usage and style. A list of further reference sources is appended. If you have questions, contact lance@cats.ucsc.edu.

Holiday open house and sale at Norrie's at the Arboretum

Norrie's Gift Shop at the Arboretum will hold a special open house for faculty and staff on Monday, December 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.; a 10 percent discount will be offered to staff and faculty on all items during this three-hour event. Norrie's has many new items, including French floral tablecloths, cloisonné pins and zipper pulls, hardwood pens and wine cork tops, small boxes made of clay, wood, as well as Christmas decorations, plants, and dried-flower wreaths. For more information, call (831) 458-0194.

Open house and sale at the Bay Tree Bookstore

The Bay Tree Bookstore invites staff and faculty to an open house and sale on Wednesday, December 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and there will be discounts on general books, apparel, and selected holiday gift items. All stock in the General Book Department will be 20 percent off for the month of December until the campus closes at the end of the day on December 23. Special-order books and course books are excluded from the sale. For more information, call (831) 459-4544.

Photo exhibit in Casa Latina

Photos by Roberto Carlos Soto, a Latin American and Latino studies major and a Joel Frankel scholarship recipient, are on display at Casa Latina at the Merrill College Library through December 9th. The exhibit, titled En la calle bajo el puente (On the street under the bridge), presents photographic portraits of homeless children in México City.

Dissertation Workshop on the Legacies of Colonialism in South and Southeast Asia

The Centers for Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkeley and UCLA and UC Berkeley's Institute of International Studies (IIS) and International and Area Studies (IAS) invite applications from University of California doctoral students in the humanities, professional schools, and social sciences to participate in a UC systemwide interdisciplinary and internationally comparative Dissertation Workshop on Colonialism and its Legacies in South and Southeast Asia.

The workshop will take place February 3 to 6 in an off-campus setting and include about 12 students and several faculty from a variety of disciplines. The costs of the workshop and related travel, meals, and accommodations will be covered by the sponsoring units. Applicants need not yet have advanced to candidacy, but must have at least drafted a dissertation research proposal. Funds are not available to bring students to California from other locations. To apply, send two copies of a current curriculum vitae and two copies of the dissertation proposal to the Dissertation Workshop Program, IAS, 260 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720 (or by e-mail to Szanton@uclink.berkeley.edu) NO LATER THAN December 8. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected by December 14. For further information, contact David Szanton (Szanton@uclink4.berkeley.edu)

Benefits update for Health Net subscribers

Ongoing contract negotiations between Health Net and Sutter Health/Santa Cruz Medical Clinic could potentially affect between 900 and 1,000 current and retired UCSC employees. Negotiations were not concluded by the end of Open Enrollment on November 22, and the current contract expires on January 31. But the UCSC Benefits Office and the UC Office of the President have made special arrangements so affected employees will not be left without coverage with their chosen physicians, even if a new contract is not negotiated.

Should the contract between Sutter Health/Santa Cruz Medical Clinic and Health Net be terminated, Health Net members enrolled with the Santa Cruz Medical Clinic will be provided with a special enrollment period to choose another health plan.

Health Net members who are enrolled with the Santa Cruz Medical Clinic and wish to remain in Health Net do not need to take any special action. If a special enrollment period is necessary, details will be published in a future issue of Benefits Update, and eligible Health Net members (those enrolled with Santa Cruz Medical Clinic) will receive a notice at their home address. Watch future issues of Benefits Update for additional information.

First Night Santa Cruz seeks volunteers

First Night has become the New Year's Eve thing to do for residents of Santa Cruz County. Last year 30,000 people joined this community celebration of the arts in downtown Santa Cruz. First Night invites both individuals and groups to help create this year's celebration by volunteering to work at the event. Eight hundred volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks.

For a three- to four-hour commitment, all volunteers receive a blinking-light admission button. There are special rewards for volunteers who work after 9 p.m. on December 31. Volunteers who contribute more hours, such as site managers and set-up/clean-up crews, also receive a "Friends of First Night" sweatshirt and are invited to a thank-you party in the new year. Just like the regular admission button, the volunteer button can be used for free bus transportation to and from downtown Santa Cruz on December 31. For more information or to volunteer, call (831) 425-7277 .

First Night has a Web site on which people can submit their hopes and wishes for the new millennium. The submissions will all be displayed on large windows downtown during the First Night event. Webwall

December 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.

December's lineup features a compelling lecture by Lani Guinier, who first gained widespread attention in 1993 when she withdrew her name from consideration as the Clinton appointee to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Guinier speaks on affirmative action. Also on the schedule is a reading by Peter Gizzi, one of the country's leading young poets; a talk on obesity by Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood; a special two-and-a-half hour presentation of Mozart's whimsical opera, The Magic Flute, performed last spring by the UCSC Opera Theater; and an insightful talk by author Judy Yung on the history of the lives of Chinese women who immigrated to America in the first half of the century.

December 5: Lani Guinier, "Reframing the Affirmative Action Debate" (rebroadcast December 8)

December 12: Peter Gizzi, "Is Chivalry Dead? Love Poetry in the Modern Age" (rebroadcast December 15)

December 19: M.R.C. Greenwood, "If thin is in, why are so many people so fat?" (rebroadcast December 22)

December 26: Mozart's The Magic Flute, presented by the UCSC Opera Theater

December 29: Judy Yung, "Unbound Feet: Reclaiming Chinese American Women's History"

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

Education Abroad Program opening for associate director for Academic Affairs

The Education Abroad Program (EAP) is seeking an associate director for Academic Affairs (ADAA). The ADAA provides leadership in the generation of academic policy, development of new and revision of existing instructional programs, and the administration of academic personnel processes.

The ADAA must be a tenured member of the UC Academic Senate. The appointment is for a two-year term, subject to a possible renewal for a second two-year term. The appointment is for the academic years 2000-01 and 2001-02, and begins July 1. The application deadline is February 1.

Letters of application or nomination (including curriculum vitae) should be sent to: Search Committee for Associate Director, Academic Affairs, c/o Professor John A. Marcum, Universitywide Director, Education Abroad Program, EAP Universitywide Office, University of California, Santa Barbara CA 93106-1140. Proof of citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required

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