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Feb. 10, 2005 Volume 35/ Number 5

Briefly Noted

Anthropology Prof Talks About Tahiti

Charlie Urbanowicz, Anthropology, was the destination lecturer on the Tahitian Princess in the South Pacific over winter break. He lectured about the peoples and cultures of Polynesia, including Tahiti, the Marquesas, and Rarotonga. While pointing out the traditional way of life, he also discussed changes over time. Princess Cruises’s ScholarShip@Sea program recruits individuals who know the locations cruised. Urbanowicz has been to Tahiti, and his PhD research was in the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga. At the Anthropology Forum on March 24 (Ayres 106 at 4 pm), Urbanowicz will present information on Tahiti and changes in the Pacific. This summer, he will be a lecturer on a cruise through the World War II islands of the Pacific, from Honolulu to Beijing.

KCHO Soars

KCHO is part of an elite group of public radio stations the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has classified as “soaring” in their financial health and audience service. Only 10 percent of stations in the public radio system have achieved the “soaring” classification. “It is especially good to note that our station is the only public station in California to have earned the ‘soaring’ distinction,” said Jack Brown, director of KCHO.

North State Water Conference Set for April 14 and 15

The Department of Economics, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the Center for Economic Development, and the Bidwell Environmental Institute are jointly sponsoring a two-day conference addressing California water issues. There will be morning and afternoon sessions on both days. The conference, to be held in Selvester’s Cafe, is open to the public. Contact David Gallo, Economics, at x6141.

Electronic Art Exhibit

Advanced students in the Department of Art’s Electronic Arts program created a virtual exhibit of cutting-edge art designed specifically for the Internet. Projects were chosen from more than 70 submissions from several countries. View the exhibit at www.csuchico.edu/art/net.



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