Join Eli Berman, professor of Economics at the UC San Diego, on Thursday, Dec. 16, from noon-1 p.m. in Franklin Building, Room 5320, or via webcast, for a discussion on the economics of terrorism. He'll discuss his new book, "Radical, Religious, and Violent: The New Economics of Terrorism." Find out more.
A program that helps Afghan war widows build economic self-sufficiency got a nice boost from the annual holiday crafts fair, with more than $2,100 in sales of their handmade jewelry. Jan Corlett, who organized the sale, sends a heartfelt thanks to the UCOP community from the Kabul Women Skills Development Association.
UCOP staff will return from the holiday break to find the reception desk repositioned to the other side of the lobby. This is being done for staff safety and an improved visitor service. The new vantage point will provide security personnel a clear line of sight to both the turnstiles and elevators as they check in visitors, and will also improve traffic flow.