Tuesday will be an especially busy--and stimulating--day on the UCSC campus, as three major events are taking place in the afternoon and early evening. All three of these events are free and open to the public. Please use campus shuttles and buses to the extent possible to attend any or all of these activities. Thank you.

Symposium puts graduate student research in spotlight

The University Center's tablecloths and silver will be swept aside to make way for a mind-boggling array of graduate students' posters and oral presentations. It's all part of the Graduate Research Symposium, an annual event that packs the dining room and spills onto the lanai.

Drop by from 2 to 4 p.m. to look over the posters, listen to talks, and ask students questions about their projects. The event showcases the variety of research under way throughout campus.

For more information, please go to:

http://www.ucsc.edu/news_events/text.asp?pid=1289

Infectious disease expert to discuss deadly epidemics in public lecture

Dr. Donald P. Francis, executive director and chief medical officer of Global Solutions for Infectious Diseases, will discuss "Confronting Deadly Epidemics Around the World" in a free lecture. Part of the Distinguished Lecture Series marking the 10th anniversary of UCSC's Baskin School of Engineering, the talk will begin at 4 p.m. in the Simularium (Room 180) of the Engineering 2 Building.

In his talk, Dr. Francis will discuss the approaches used to understand and control outbreaks of deadly infectious diseases.

For more information, please go to:

http://www.ucsc.edu/news_events/text.asp?pid=1253

Author James Houston to give reading

The Humanities Division and Bay Tree Bookstore will present a reading and book signing by local author and former UCSC lecturer, James D. Houston, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Lecture Hall.

Houston is the author of eight novels, including the critically acclaimed Snow Mountain Passage and Continental Drift. He will read from his latest work, Bird of Another Heaven.

For more information, please go to:

http://www.ucsc.edu/news_events/text.asp?pid=1272