Tuesday, January 27, 2004


A program that makes copies of itself -- for example, from one disk drive to another, or by copying itself using e-mail or another transport mechanism.


Aside from installing anti-virus software, Symantec suggests these tips to guard against computer worms:

•Don't open e-mail from an unknown source.

•Only open expected e-mail attachments.

•Don't automatically open e-mail attachments.

•Don't download programs from Web sites, unless you know and trust the source.

•Update your anti-virus software at least every two weeks.

Source: Symantec

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

A forum on immigration will take place on Thursday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m. at UMKC's White Hall, 4949 Cherry. There is no charge to attend.

"The Future of Immigration Policy: A Public Debate on Immigration Policy and the Matricula Consular Card" will be the first forum in Kansas City to discuss President Bush's recently announced proposal, along with a discussion on the Mexican Consulate's Identification Card, or the Matricula Consular Card.

Leading the discussion will be Dolores Arce-Kaptain, Kris Kobach, Mira Mdivani, and Michael Cutler.

Friday, January 16, 2004

January 23: Dolores Huerta to Speak at UMKC

On Friday, January 23, 2004, at 7 p.m., Dolores Huerta will be speaking at Pierson Auditorium on UMKC Volker campus.

Huerta has played a major role in the American civil rights movement through strikes, boycotts and legislative activism. She was co-founder of the United Farm Workers of American, AFL-CIO (UFW) with Cesar Chavez. As an advocate for farm workers rights, Huerta was arrested twenty-two times for nonviolent union activities.

As the second installment of the Social Justice Speaker Series, which last year brought you an evening with Dr. Angela Y. Davis; Dolores Huerta will be continuing the discussion on human rights through her experiences as an activist. This event is co-sponsored by Arts and Sciences Student Council, Students for Wymyn’s and Gender Studies (SWAGS), The Campus Greens, The Sociology/Criminal Justice Club, American Humanics, The Economics Club, Association of Latin American Students, Minority Student Affairs, Hispanic Law Students Association, The Institute for Labor Studies, American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

To reserve your ticket, call the UMKC Central Ticket office at (816) 235-6222. Tickets are $5 per person, UMKC students free with student I.D.

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Leaders Leave Summit in Mexico with Free Trade Pledge

Leaders from more that 30 countries of the Americas signed a pledge to work for a new trade agreement at conclusion of the Summit of the Americas this week in Mexico. The trade proposal would create the world's largest free trade area.

Issues of poverty, corruption, and development were also discussed at the two-day meeting in the Mexican city of Monterrey.

"The best way to eradicate poverty is to encourage trade between nations "

US President George W Bush

Source: news.bbc.co.uk

Sunday, January 11, 2004

Have you seen this counter on the cost of the war in Iraq?


Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Felicitaciones a Janet Murguia

Mary Sanchez, writing in today's Kansas City Star:

"Kansas City, Kan., native Janet Murguia today will be named executive director of the National Council of La Raza, a leading organization for the country's 38 million Latinos.

Members of Murguia's Mexican-American family are well known for the classic immigrant experience of rising from humble beginnings to great achievement. She is one of seven children in a family that includes four lawyers, two of whom have become federal judges.

Murguia will leave her job as executive vice chancellor for university relations at the University of Kansas in March to assume the La Raza post, which will include the title of chief operating officer. The organization is based in Washington, D.C."