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Thursday August 02, 2001

History volume on UC Berkeley library shelves 


Alan Ritch, librarian assistant at UC Berkeley’s Doe Library confirmed Wednesday that the university has received the recently published Volume 26 of a series of history books on U.S. foreign relations and that it is available to those using the university library system 

The book, which was published by the Government Printing Office, has been the object of controversy across the country since the CIA decided a few days ago to recall it from libraries. The book reveals details of U.S. involvement in anti-communist massacres in Indonesia during the 1960s. 

Ritch however said the university’s library system has received no request from the CIA to send the volume back to Washington, D.C. 

“I’m happy to say that we have not received a formal letter from the Government Printing Office asking us to withdraw this document,” he said. “It is on the shelves where people can use it.” 


Workshops scheduled  

for BART districts’ change 


The BART Board of Directors will hold three workshops for the public to give input and comment regarding the redistricting of BART board districts. 

In accordance with the Public Utilities Code, BART will adjust the boundaries of the election districts so they are nearly equal in population according to 2000 U.S. Census data. 

The workshop closest to Berkeley will be held Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at BART’s Lake Merritt Administration Building, 800 Madison St. 

Workshops will also be held at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 7, Concord Police Department, Community Meeting Room, 1350 Galindo St. and 5:30 p.m., Aug. 8, San Francisco City Hall, Committee Room 408, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco. 

For more information, visit the BART Web site at or contact the BART District Secretary at 464-6085. 



Julia Morgan Center  

for the Arts receives grant 


The Koret Foundation has awarded a $35,000 grant to the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts on College Avenue to support an arts education program based on New York’s Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education.  

The newly formed institute at JMCA is the first in Northern California and one of 26 affiliated with the Lincoln Center Institute in the United States, Hong Kong and Australia.  

Based on an aesthetic education concept pioneered by philosopher/ educator Maxine Greene, the learning model focuses on engaging teachers with specific works of art from the point of view of the artist. Teachers trained in the method take a renewed sense of discovery back to the classroom for the benefit of their students, according to a JMCA press statement. This model of aesthetic education has been in practice for 25 years in New York. 

“We’re breaking down the barriers between art and education, and between art and the rest of our lives,” said Sabrina Klein, JMCA executive director. 


Holiday Open Studios seeks artists, craftspeople 


Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios is looking for professional artists, craftspeople and galleries to be part of the 11th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios event which takes place on four weekends, starting Nov. 24 and 25 and going through Dec. 15 and 16. Deadline is Sept. 1. Artisans participate from their studios/workshops, giving the public a glimpse into the creative process. Interested artists and galleries should call 845-2612.