Clint Burr and Danny Cantrell of the UCSD debate team captured first place in the open division of the 2002 Coyote Classic Parliamentary Debate Tournament, held last weekend at California State University, San Bernadino.

The two earned a bye in the first bracket by posting a 4-2 record in the preliminary round. Burr and Cantrell defeated Point Loma Nazarene in the quarterfinals with a score of 3-0 before knocking off University of Southern California 2-1 to advance to the finals.

The pair faced Long Beach State in the championship and was charged with the task of opposing a resolution stating, “”The real civil rights hero was Malcolm X.”” Burr and Cantrell defeated the 49ers’ debaters in a 2-1 decision.

In addition to their championship in the open debate division, Burr and Cantrell also took home speaking honors. Cantrell placed third and Burr took fifth place honors in a field of over 50 competitors.

The team will participate in two more tournaments before competing in the National Championships in Colorado this March.

Legal lecture workshop to be held at extension

The Business and Professional Development Program will be presenting a Land-Use Law and Legislative Update on Jan. 25. The seminar is scheduled to be held at UCSD’s Sorrento Mesa extension campus and will run until about 12:30 p.m.

The event will concentrate on statutory, judicial and administrative law and legislative changes that took effect Jan. 1. These changes affect land use, real estate development, the environmental review process and planning.

Friday’s seminar will also focus on regulatory changes in federal, state and local jurisdictions that entail land-use planning, specifically dealing with the implementation of endangered species, zoning and subdivision policies.

Anthony J. Littieri and Scott C. Smith will be presenting the event. Together they have over 50 years of experience in urban development, planning, real estate and redevelopment law.

The Sorrento Mesa extension is located at 6925 Lusk Blvd., in the AT&T building. For registration or questions, call Jill Berner at (858) 882-8011 or e-mail [email protected].

Feminism Fair to take place Friday on Library Walk

Over 25 organizations from the UCSD and greater San Diego communities will be on Library Walk for a “”Changing the Face of Feminism”” program to take place Jan. 24.

UCSD’s Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance will be hosting the event with the purpose of informing the campus community what the concept of feminism is and how the movement affects students at UCSD.

The FMLA, which is a chapter of the nationwide Feminist Majority Foundation, wants the program to dispell stereotypes of feminism while also educating students about what it means to be a feminist in today’s society.

The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a speaker and open-mic session from noon to 1 p.m. T-shirts and posters will be available for purchase.

Renowned scientist to receive award, hold lecture at Scripps

The 2002 Cody Award in Ocean Sciences, which includes a gold medal and $10,000, will be awarded to Maureen Raymo by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography on Jan. 26.

Noted for her work in paleoclimatology, Raymo has been recognized worldwide for her studies involving changing climate throughout the history of the earth. She currently works out of Boston University, where she is a research associate professor.

In her work, Raymo has made efforts to understand the origins of ice ages in recent history by comparing the changes in ocean circulation and global ice volume to the changes in the Earth’s orbit.

While in San Diego, Raymo will also be holding a free lecture titled “”The Causes of Ice Ages in Earth’s History”” on Jan. 25. The event will be held in the Summer Auditorium on the Scripps campus and is open to the public.

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