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UCSD Chancellor Robert C. Dynes will host a ceremony and reception 4 p.m. Thursday at the Carlsbad Community Library to draw attention to community service programs sponsored by UCSD in the North County. UCSD currently offers a number of services to residents of the North County including Casa de la Clase Magica in Solana Beach, which helps children from the Mexican community prepare to succeed in school, and the Partnership of Immunization Provides, which helps facilitate the immunization of preschool children. Other speakers at the event will include University Art Gallery director Kathleen Stoughton, UCSD alumnus Steve Hart and UCSD Regents Scholar Josh Steele. The visit to Carlsbad is one of five ceremonies Dynes will preside over as part of UCSD’s 40th anniversary celebration. The celebration entails 40 gifts to the community. A directory of UCSD’s community service programs can be obtained by calling (858) 534-UCSD. Two New Safety Programs Implemented for University Employees The office of the chancellor announced Monday that it would implement the new Injury and Illness Prevention Program and the Laboratory Safety Plan, in addition to other programs, as part of an effort to make the university a safe place to work. The Injury and Illness Prevention Program will now be instituted in all departments of the university and will require workplace inspections, hazard abatement, employee safety training and efficient safety communication. The Laboratory Safety Plan will be instituted in all campus laboratories and will require emergency action plans and training for those handling hazardous materials. In an attempt to regulate the new policies, the university will impose a financial penalty for those who are found to be in violation of the new policies. Penalties range from $7,000 for nonserious violations to $25,000 for serious violations. Pan-Asian Council Presents Chinese Lunar New Year Festivities In celebration of Chinese New Year, which was yesterday, the Pan-Asian Council will hold its Lunar New Year celebration today from noon to 2 p.m. in the Price Center Plaza. The celebration will include performances by Lion Dance as well as a traditional fashion show, White Tiger Kung Fu, Aionaga Karate and a lantern contest. Later tonight, they will also sponsor “”Release the Serpent,”” a free performance featuring musical groups Ascension and White Tiger Kung Fu. The Career Services Center is now Offering to Critique Application Essays Expert advisors at the UCSD Career Services Center are now critiquing applications for professional and graduate school. The service is open to people applying for a master’s degree, a doctorate, a degree in teaching, business, law, dentistry, medicine or any part of the health care industry. Typed and double spaced application essays to be critiqued can be dropped off at the Career Services Center and picked up within five working days. The Career Services Center is located on Library Walk and can be reached for further information at (858) 534-4939. Earl’s Place to Hold a Chalk Drawing Contest Earl’s Place in Warren College above Canyon Vista is currently holding a a chalk drawing contest to decorate their new chalkboard covered tabletops. The contest is being held from now until Jan. 31 and judging will take place between Feb.1 and Feb.8. Winners will receive a number of prizes including Triton Plus Account bucks and gifts from Starbucks. ...

Events

Thursday, Jan. 25 Performing Arts: Poetry Reading Tony Lopez will read his poetry at 4:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building. The University Events office and the literature department are sponsoring the event. For more information, call the University Events office at (858) 534-4090. Film: “”Meet the Parents”” Ben Stiller stars in the film which will be shown at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the Price Center Theater. Tickets are $2. Seminar: Dashen Memorial Colloquium Professor Edward Witten will present the “”2001 Dashen Memorial Physics Department Colloquium on Quark Confinement and Black Holes.”” The event is sponsored by the physics department and will take place at 4 p.m. in the Mandeville Center Auditorium. The event is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call (858) 822-1468. Saturday, Jan. 27 Performing Arts: Paivikki Nykter and Janos Negyesy Faculty violinists will perform Bartok’s violin duos at 8 p.m. in the Mandeville Center recital hall. UCSD’s music department is sponsoring the event which is open to the public. General admission is $8 and student admission is $6. For more information, call (858) 534-4830. Recreation: Sea Kayaking with the Birch Aquarium The Birch Aquarium at Scripps is sponsoring the event which is open to the public. Admission is $40. For more information and exact location, call (858) 534-7336. Tuesday, Jan. 30 Donation: UCSD Blood Drive UCSD Human Resources is sponsoring the event taking place at 10 a.m. in the Price Center Auditorium. The drive is open to the public and each person donating blood will receive a San Diego Blood bank T-shirt. For more information, call (858) 534-0286. Film: “”Fantasia 2000″” The redone Disney classic will be shown at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The film is open to the public and tickets are $2. Forum: Improving the Chemotherapy Experience The UCSD Cancer Center is sponsoring the event which will take place at the UTC Westfield Shoppingtown Forum Hall at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to public and admission is free. For more information, call (858) 657-8735. Wednesday, Jan. 31 Seminar: Politically Incorrect with the Diversity Peer Program This forum will allow students to ask questions about anything related to diversity in a safe environment. The Cross Cultural Center, Warren college and the Student Council [A.S. Council?] are sponsoring the event which will take place at 6 p.m. in the Canyon Vista Room at Warren college. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (858) 534-9689. Performing Arts: Masters of Persian Classical Music featuring Shajarian, Alizadeh and Kalhor This evening of traditional Persian music from Iran is sponsored by the University Events office. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Mandeville Center. The event is open to the public. General admission is $35 and student admission is $18. ...

Jacob's School Explores Alternative Sources of Energy

In the midst of California’s current energy crisis, scientists throughout the UC system are involved in various energy research projects in an effort to discover new and efficient ways to produce energy. These “”energy research activities,”” as the university calls them, are numerous and varied, dealing with nearly every branch of the physical sciences. The research is taking place entirely on UC campuses and in the national laboratories that the university manages for the U.S. Department of Energy. “”The University of California and its affiliated national laboratories are conducting research across a broad array of energy technologies that represent a marked departure from present methods of generating and transmitting power,”” said UC President Richard C. Atkinson. The innovative research includes a project at Los Alamos National Laboratory in “”Magnetized Target Fusion,”” which could potentially produce cheap fusion energy in a soda-can-sized cylinder. Another innovation is the discovery by UC Berkeley scientists of a metabolic switch in algae that converts sunlight into valuable hydrogen gas. The Lawrence Livermore Labs and the Davis, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Irvine campuses are also all conducting energy research. “”While not all of these new technologies are going to become reality tomorrow, they do hold out great hope over the longer term for inexpensive and abundant energy supplies,”” Atkinson said. UCSD is also involved in an energy study. Scientists at the Jacobs School of Engineering are exploring ways to use sea water as a fuel for the generation of power. After exposing hydrogen atoms to high temperatures in a fusion reactor, the product of which, an ionized gas called plasma, would generate 1,000 megawatts of energy cleaner, safer and more stable than by methods using fossil fuel. The Office of Fusion Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy is funding research investigating possible methods of containing the volatile plasma. Containment of the ionized gas is one of the most troublesome aspects in the effective production of fusion energy. UCSD’s involvement in the statewide research does not end there. Various projects in pollution control, energy conservation and energy production are currently underway. These projects include the nearly completed cogeneration plant that, once finished, will allow UCSD to generate on-campus electric power. The plant will allow intrastate redirection of energy formerly supplied by San Diego Gas & Electric. The Jacobs School is eager to share its work with the UC community. “”We’re just beginning to implement a program to communicate with the rest of the campus and keep it informed of new developments,”” said Dolores Davies of the Jacobs School of Engineering. ...

Lights & Sirens

Monday, Jan. 15 6:45 p.m.: A student reported the theft of a cellular phone from Geisel Library. Loss: $150. 7:04 p.m.: A student reported the theft of a green Trek B21 bicycle from the Price Center behind Round Table Pizza. Loss: $300. 7:14 p.m.: A student reported the theft of a vehicle license plate from Lot 406. No loss. 9:23 p.m.: A student reported the theft of bicycle parts from the east side of Pacific Hall. Loss: $210. Tuesday, Jan. 16 9:48 a.m.: A 46-year-old female staff member complained of chest pain at the Bursar’s office. Transported to Thornton by paramedics. 10 a.m.: Officers towed a green ’95 Volkswagen Jetta from Matthews Lane near the Center for Magnetic Recording Research for having registration expired for over six months. Stored at Star Towing. 10:56 a.m.: A staff member reported vandalism at Voigt Drive and Justice Lane. No loss. 11:10 a.m.: A student reported burglary to a gray ’96 Ford Ranger in the Black’s Beach lot. Loss: $10. 3:20 p.m.: A student reported burglary to a red ’92 GMC suburban from Lot 102. Loss: $600. 4:15 p.m.: A student reported the theft of a UCSD identification card from RIMAC. No loss. Wednesday, Jan. 17 12:18 a.m.: A 57-year-old male nonaffiliate was ordered off campus for seven days after creating a disturbance at the Price Center Theater. 3:53 p.m.: A student reported vandalism to a bicycle at RIMAC Arena. Loss: $50. 6:35 p.m.: A 50-year-old faculty member suffered a head injury after falling at Outback Climbing Center. Transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital by paramedics. Friday, Jan. 19 1:54 a.m.: Officers arrested a 43-year-old male nonaffiliate for driving under the influence of alcohol. Transported to Central Jail. 1:06 a.m.: Officers detained a 22-year-old male student near Canyon Vista for being drunk in public. 9:05 a.m.: Units and paramedics responded to a 51-year-old female staff member having difficulty breathing at the Mesa Daycare Center. Transported to Thornton by paramedics. 1:58 p.m.: A staff member reported the theft of a parking meter from the North Torrey Pines parking structure. Loss: $260. 9:10 p.m.: Officers detained a 21-year-old male student at the Porter’s Pub for being drunk in public. Transported to detox. ...

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The UC Board of Regents reviewed a report Thursday that stated that breast cancer still claims the lives of too many California women. Marion Kavanaugh-Lynch, the director of the California Breast Cancer Research program, presented the “”Status of Breast Cancer in California,”” which claimed that 15,000 California women diagnosed with breast cancer this year will still be alive in 10 years due to early detection, but 6,000 others will die within that same 10-year period. The study performed by the program also found that women usually die from the disease because they did not receive early screening and their cancer was advanced beyond the point of treatment when detected. The California Breast Cancer Research Program is managed by the UC Office of the President, which also awarded money to 70 new projects in this research field over the last year. UC improves employee retirement plan The UC Board of Regents updated its retirement benefits on Thursday by improving “”age factors”” in the UC Retirement Plan. The changes take place effective Jan. 1, 2001 and are expected to make employment with the university more appealing to prospective workers. The updated factors will begin at 1.1 percent at age 50 and will increase incrementally each year by 0.14 percentage points. The factors will be between 1 percent and 20 percent higher than the previous factors. The university does not anticipate an increased rate of retirements as a result of the plan but does expect to retain older employees as their accrued retirement adds up. The initiative is just one in a long line of adjustments made in an effort to make the university increasingly competitive in California’s growing job market. Applications now available for new student regent Student regent applications are now available in the A.S. offices on the third floor of the Price Center. Qualifications for the position include undergraduate, graduate or professional student enrollment status. The job requires a two-year commitment. Benefits of the position include free parking on all UC campuses, paid mandatory university fees, paid travel expenses and a resume booster. An information session will be held Thursday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. on Library Walk. UCSD professor named news editor of quarterly journal Robert Kaplan, a professor and chair of UCSD’s Department of Family and Preventative Medicine and member of the UCSD Cancer Center, has become the new news editor of the quarterly journal of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the “”Annals of Behavioral Medicine.”” Kaplan’s service begins with the Feb. 8 issue and will incorporate new features such as editorial commentary, letters to the editor and reviews of intervention applications. Other UCSD members involved with the journal include associate editor Paul J. Mills and consulting editor Donna Kritz-Silverstein. UCSD Athletic Department to sponsor blood drive The UCSD Athletic Department will sponsor its first annual Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross Tuesday, Jan. 23. Blood donations can be made from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the RIMAC Green Room. Reservations can be made and are recommended due to an expected high turnout. For reservations, call (858) 534-8460 or (858) 534-4211. All donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt and have their names entered in a drawing. ...

UCSD Researchers to Address Cliff Erosion

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration is teaming up with UCSD to create a comprehensive guide to cliff stabilization methods. Structural engineers at the Jacobs School of Engineering received a $125,000 Sea Grant from NOAA, which was matched by UCSD for a total of $250,000 to conduct a project titled “”Mitigation of Coastal Bluff Instability in San Diego County, California.”” UCSD undergraduates will work with engineers and graduate students at the Jacobs School on the project, which has significant local implications. The study will examine how to best stabilize cliffs while keeping impact on the natural environment to a minimum, and determine the best way to slow and stop current cliff instability. “”We are approaching a crisis in San Diego County,”” said Scott Ashford, project leader and professor of geotechnical engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering, referring to the stability of coastal cliffs. Ashford also noted that 80 percent of San Diego’s 80 miles of coastline are cliffs. Destabilization of the cliffs and bluffs occurs due to factors such as waves, vegetation and human development. Recent storms have shown that efforts to stop erosion from pulling human development into the ocean have come too late for an effective remedy. “”It’s obvious that a major problem exists, but repairs are typically only approved in emergency situations because of concerns over damaging the bluffs or destroying the natural beauty of the coastline,”” Ashford said. Ashford summarized the project by saying, “”Our major goal is to pinpoint the most efficient and effective ways to resolve this growing crisis, while maintaining the environmental integrity of the landscape.”” The project is divided into three phases. The first phase consists of analyzing aerial photos of San Diego’s cliffs. Photos of past and present will be digitized in order to establish the success of existing mitigation methods. Phase two involves computer modeling and numerical analysis to apply the effects of various mitigation efforts onto different types of slopes. In the final phase, Ashford’s team will publish its findings in a slope stabilization manual, which will be posted on the Internet. The manual will show the cost effectiveness of the various solutions as well as the environmental impact. It will serve as a guide for the numerous coastal regulatory agencies and property owners. With the information from the project, government agencies and property owners will have enough information to take preventive measures before any major destabilization occurs. With the support from the cities of Encinitas, Del Mar, Solana Beach and San Diego along with the San Diego Super Computer Center and the California Coastal Commission, Ashford expects the project to be a success. ...

Ritmo Packed for Opening

Friday night marked the opening of UCSD’s new live entertainment venue, “”Club Ritmo,”” which featured headliner Tone Loc with special guest Candyman. The event, sponsored by the A.S. Council, took place from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at the Stage at Porter’s Pub. After arriving at approximately 10:30 p.m., Tone Loc took the stage to perform perennial favorites and his two most famous songs, “”Wild Thing”” and “”Funky Cold Medina.”” Eisha Christian, A.S. co-assistant commissioner of programming and one of Club Ritmo’s main coordinators, was enthusiastic about its initial success. “”The club did awesome for its opening night,”” Christian said. “”I had tons of people come and say they loved the idea that Friday nights were going to be a happening place at the Pub.”” A.S. Production Manager Steve Evans monitored the club’s ticket count that night and confirmed its high turnout. Evans reported that attendance averaged approximately 500 people throughout the night. Toward the time of Tone Loc’s performance, the number increased as Porter’s Pub neared its maximum capacity, with almost 700 people in attendance. “”It was a packed house and there was a really early crowd from the start — the perfect amount of people, really,”” Evans said. “”A very large majority of the people were UCSD students.”” Opening for the band were DJs from UCSD’s DJs and Vinylphiles Club and the rap group L.A. Symphony. Christian expressed her appreciation of all the night’s talent, especially L.A. Symphony for extending their performance, as Tone Loc arrived later than expected. “”They all did an awesome job,”” Christian said. “”But the response for L.A. Symphony was huge.”” Impressed with the turnout at the event, Pigeon John of L.A. Symphony shared the band’s thoughts before performing. “”We’re pretty honored just to open up,”” John said. “”[All of us] are just thankful that we got booked and we’re gonna give them a great show.”” On opening night, Cassandra Williams, A.S. commissioner of programming and another substantial player in the development of Club Ritmo, credited Christian and Ferasat for being there from the start in Club Ritmo’s evolution. “”I give them mad props just for getting here, to this point where they got a club open on campus,”” Williams said. “”Tonight is for Eisha and Anahita to just be in the clouds because they’ve helped in creating a buzz around all the UC schools, since none of the others has an on-campus night club.”” Anahita Ferasat, A.S. co-assistant commissioner of programming and the other main coordinator of Club Ritmo, said that talks about creating a campus-wide night club were always present among A.S. members in one form or another. Ryan Taylor, a Revelle sophomore, showed his support for the club. “”It’s totally new and it looks like it’ll be cool in the future,”” Taylor said. “”I’m definitely gonna be here next week.”” ...

Power Crisis Hits UCSD, Threatens Rolling Blackouts

The power crisis that left thousands of Californians in the dark during the past week has forced UCSD to prepare for the possibility of rolling blackouts. Wendy Schiefer, manager of customer relations at Physical Plant Services, said the UCSD campus is in electrical stage three emergency, which means there is a threat to the electrical system reliability and an increased possibility of the campus experiencing rolling power outages. Schiefer says that under stage three emergency, students should reduce electrical usage as much as possible and refrain from any sensitive research that requires electrical power. Schiefer, who is living in the dark and without heat due to skyrocketing energy bills, said she believes it will take an actual blackout to get students to conserve. “”Some people may not take the energy crisis seriously,”” Schiefer said. “”But they may find out the hard way when the power goes out.”” Yolanda Trevino, assistant resident dean of Marshall college, said all the colleges have taken steps to inform residents of the need to conserve energy. “”We’ve sent out e-mails and community bulletins to residents, asking them to conserve energy as much as possible,”” Trevino said. “”because during blackouts there is no heat and no electricity and the elevators will shut off.”” Trevino said that the resident life offices are asking students to turn off their personal computers when they are not in use, back up all computer files, turn off extra lights, and to have flashlights and fresh batteries on hand. Roosevelt sophomore Susan Liem, an on-campus resident, is concerned about the power crisis. “”I try to do my part by turning off extra lights and the heat,”” Liem said. However, she said that she does not think many students are taking the energy crisis seriously. “”I see people leave their lights on all the time and turn up the heater very high,”” Liem said. “”I don’t think students will take it seriously as long as they live on campus because they don’t pay the electricity bills.”” Marshall sophomore Brandon Ito, also an on-campus resident, said his efforts to conserve have been thwarted by his roommates. “”I have tried to conserve energy over the past week, but it seems like I always shut all the lights off in the apartment only to come home to them all on again,”” Ito said. “”I know that my roommates and neighbors have no will to save energy, as they keep their lights on constantly.”” Ito said that even though the campus has yet to experience rolling blackouts, it is important for everyone to do their part and conserve energy. “”I’m not an environmentalist or conservationist by any means, but I believe that we’ve reached a sense of urgency that needs to be attended to,”” Ito said. “”And it’s partly because I feel bad for all the little kids that are home alone when their lights go out.”” Ito said he is bothered by the fact that the lights in many lecture halls and buildings remain on through the night. “”I think it’s absolutely ridiculous and the greatest source of energy loss that a lot of the lecture halls and buildings around campus have their lights left on the entire night,”” Ito said. With the UCSD campus renown for its research and medical communities, measures have been taken to prevent the possibility of power loss to render any effect on their work. Kim McDonald, UCSD director of science communications, said the biology division has taken steps to inform the labs to be prepared in the event of power outage and to conserve energy as much as possible. “”We’ve warned all the labs that they should make sure that critical equipment is on emergency circuits,”” McDonald said. “”Most of the lab buildings have emergency generators that will come on, to keep animal facilities and critical equipment running, but we are mostly hoping that we dodge the bullet somehow.”” Thornton and Hillcrest Hospitals have also undergone measures in order to safeguard against possible rolling blackouts. Director of Facilities Dennis Goodrich said the hospitals have back up emergency generators that ensure all life saving equipment. “”Due to the automatic nature of the emergency generators, all life saving equipment never senses loss of power and so patients are under no danger,”” Goodrich said. ...

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Charles L. Perrin, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry will be recognized for his teaching record that stretches back 40 years. George Mariscal, an associate professor of literature will receive an award for his outstanding community service and work in fostering diversity at UCSD. Chancellor Dynes and Chancellor’s Associate Chair Darlene Shiley will speak at the ceremony. UCSD biologists discover clues in species divergence UCSD biologists have used the songs and genetics of warblers in central Asia to show how one species can become two. The researchers believe this is the “”missing evidence”” Darwin was unable to find in order to support his theory of natural selection. Darren E. Irwin, a biologist at UCSD, and his colleagues Trevor D. Price and Staffan Bensch published their results in the Jan. 18 issue of the journal “”Nature.”” The researchers studied various breeds of the warbler and saw a small variation in their song patterns, morphology and genetic markers that led them to see how the one species merged into two separate ones that did not even recognize each others’ songs. UC signs contract to avoid rising energy costs UC President Richard C. Atkinson announced Wednesday that the university has avoided millions of dollars in electricity bills by signing a contract with the state Department of General Services. The university began protecting itself against the rising costs of natural gas in 1998 when it signed a similar contract with energy supplier Enron Corp. of Houston. That particular contract saved UCSD $12.3 million during one eight month period. The UC system is the largest energy consumer in California and the new contract is expected to save the university a similar amount of money. New electronic databases to become available to UC The California Digital Library recently announced it purchased two new databases from Alexander Street Press. These databases will be available next month on the California Digital Library, which is accessible to the nine UC campuses. The two full-text databases are “”North American Women’s Letters and Diaries, Colonial-1950″” and “”The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries.”” Both databases include about 100,000 pages of published writings and 4,000 pages of previously unpublished writings. The California Digital Library was created in 1997 and became accessible in 1999 to the UC system. CDL includes the databases of Alexander Street Press, a publisher of electronic databases about Social Sciences and Humanities topics. CDL’s purpose is to provide electronic collections and educational information to the UC schools. The two particular databases were acquired after a thorough selection process among faculty, staff and librarians. The Women’s Letters and Diaries database is the largest electronic collection of women’s diary entries and correspondence ever put together. It was obtained from over 1,000 sources, such as newsletters, pamphlets and conference proceedings. The contents of the writings will include records of the women’s work conditions, what they ate and wore, their personal relationships, among other topics. There will be points of view from all various ethnicities, age groups and life styles. The other database, “”The American Civil War,”” will include the writings of generals, slaves, politicians and other people, expressing their views about different aspects of war. The letters and diaries will include Northern and Southern points of view, as well as perspectives of foreigners. The Women’s Diaries and American Civil War databases can be accessed through the CDL Web site, http://www.cdlib.org, or the UCSD library Web site in the Social Sciences and Humanities Databases under “”New Databases and Trials,”” projected to become accessible starting the third week of February. ...

Events

Thursday, Jan. 18 Movie: Scary Movie The University Centers will sponsor the film which will be shown at 7 and 10 p.m. in the Price Center Theater. Admission is $2. Friday, Jan. 19 Grand opening: Club Ritmo The A.S. Council presents UCSD’s new night club Club Ritmo. The opening will feature Ton Loc. The event is open to the public and will take place at 8:30 p.m. at the Stage in the Porter’s Pub. UCSD students with a student identification will get in free. General admission is $8. Saturday, Jan. 20 Performing Arts: La Jolla Symphony and Chorus The La Jolla Symphony Chamber Chorus will sponsor the event which will take place at 8 p.m. at the Neurosciences Institute. The event is open to the public. General admission is $18 and student admission is $11. For more information call (858) 534-4637. Performing Arts: St. Lawrence String Quartet The string quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Mandeville Auditorium. The University Events Office will sponsor the event. General admission is $22 and student admission is $10. The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster and at the UCSD Box Office. For more information call (858) 534-8497. Sunday, Jan. 21 Performing Arts: The Kathie Burg Band The University Centers will sponsor the event which will take place at 8 p.m. at Espresso Roma in the Price Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (858) 534-4022. Tuesday, Jan. 23 Movie: Almost Famous The University Centers will sponsor the film which will be shown at 7 and 10 p.m. at the Price Center Theater. Wednesday, Jan. 24 Seminar: Student Scholars Series Undergraduate Ben Bunyi will present a lecture entitled “”Lincoln and Douglas Hotels: Race, Power, Urban Development.”” The Cross Cultural Center, the Office of Graduate Studies and Research and the Academic Enrichment programs will sponsor the event will sponsor the event which will take place at 4 p.m. at the Cross Cultural Center. The event is open to the public and admission is free. For more information call (858) 534-9689. Performing Arts: Noon Concert A.S. Programming will sponsor the concert which will take place at noon at the Price Center Plaza. The event is free and open to the public. ...