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Exhibit: Wetlands photos

The Water Resources Center Archives is exhibiting new photos by Sally Mack (UCB Staff) from the Guadalcanal Village wetlands restoration site near Vallejo CA. An opening reception will be held Thursday, September 6 from 5:00-7:00 pm in 410 O'Brien Hall.

The photos in the exhibit were taken at a 53-acre wetlands mitigation site owned by CalTrans, developed by a consortium of federal and state resource agencies, located on Mare Island (near Vallejo, CA) along the Napa River. Within a few years it is slated to become part of the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Until it is incorporated into the NWR system, Guadalcanal Village is not open to the public; however, CalTrans and the NWR manager graciously permitted Sally to photograph there.

Photographer's website

Sep 06, 2007 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Colloquium: Prospects for Ending the Delta Stalemate

The California Colloquium on Water presents

Confluence, Confusion, or Catastrophe:
Prospects for Ending the Delta Stalemate


Given by:
John Cain
Director of Restoration Programs, Natural Heritage Institute

Tuesday, September 11
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Room 112 Wurster Hall
(Near the corner of Bancroft and College - please note the room change)

Meet the speaker, 5:15pm - 5:30pm.

Summary of lecture:
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta - the source water for more than 20 million people and habitat for several endangered species- is the geographic center of a decades long-debate on how best to share water between northern and southern California. For years, the Delta debate has deadlocked on the amount of water the state and federal water projects divert out of the Bay-Delta ecosystem, but recent reports and crises have refocused the debate on a larger set of issues including levee fragility, climate change, flood plain development, upstream diversions, and new strategies for diverting water out of the Delta. Dividing up the Delta?s water is only part of the problem. Delta stakeholders now realize they must also figure out how to restore habitats, sustain fragile levees, protect farmland, and clean-up polluted run-off. The Governor has convened several forums including Delta Vision and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to develop a comprehensive plan for the Delta. Although promising, these efforts must first overcome the scientific uncertainty, interest group intransigence, and lack of political leadership that doomed previous efforts. John Cain will describe the new and newly recycled proposals for re-plumbing and restoring the Bay-Delta watershed that have emerged from these forums, and discuss the enormous political, technical, and economic challenges toward breaking the stalemate that has characterized the Delta debate for the last two decades.

For more information, contact the Water Resources Center Archives at (510) 642-2666 or waterarc@library.berkeley.edu, or check out the Colloquium web site:
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/WRCA/ccow.html

Sep 06, 2007 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Exhibit: Milestones in Legal Culture and Traditions

From August 16 through September 30, 2007, the Law Library and the Robbins Collection are displaying highlights from their collections in an exhibit entitled "Milestones in Legal Culture and Traditions." The exhibit features rare and modern works in civil law and common law, world legal cultures, international and comparative law, and religious law, reflecting the depth and diversity of the two collections. It is located in the Law Library lobby and is open to the public during normal library hours.

Selections from the exhibit
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Sep 06, 2007 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Lunch Poems series begins

Hosted by Robert Hass and university librarian Thomas Leonard, the kickoff of this popular series features distinguished faculty and staff from a wide range of disciplines introducing and reading a favorite poem. This year?s participants: Aftab Ahmad (South & Southeast Asian Studies), Ben Braun (Men?s Basketball), Janet Broughton (Dean of Letters & Science, Philosophy), Jennifer Dorner (Library), E. Bond Francisco (Physical Plant), Cecil Giscombe (English), Lucia Jacobs (Psychology), Kathleen McCarthy (Classics and Comparative Literature), Paul Parish (Faculty Club), Kay Richards (East Asian Languages and Cultures, Center for Korean Studies). This event takes place at noon on Thursday, September 6, in the Morrison Library.

Series details

Sep 03, 2007 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

New electronic resources

The library subscribes to more than 800 premium online information sources. To learn more about what we've added in the last month, see our list of new resources.

New
International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance
Oxford African American Studies Center
Resources for College Libraries (recommended books)


No longer available
Deutsche Bibliothek Database
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

To find out more about any of our electronic resources, search its title here.

Sep 01, 2007 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

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