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Research and Faculty

University of California faculty are among the most frequently cited in scholarly  journals throughout the world, according to a independent national science group.

The University of California anticipates receiving a record number of applications from California high school seniors seeking admission next year to one of the eight general education campuses next year during the annual application period that begins Sunday (Nov. 1) and runs through Nov. 30.

UC Medical Schools Release 1998 Enrollment Data. Table showing enrollment trends from 1995-98.

Freshmen planning to attend UC up nearly five percent (Full data:Table 1 and Table 2).

UC admits more freshmen for the 1998-99 academic year (Full data: Table 3).

Students and Admissions

UC General Counsel James E. Holst says the university will appeal to the state courts a ruling by the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) that says graduate student assistants at UCLA are eligible for collective bargaining under state law. Media Advisory

The first priority of the University of California is to make sure that instruction continues and undergraduates receive their grades in a timely fashion. Thousands of undergraduate students throughout the state have entrusted the university with their education, and we are making every effort to fulfill our obligations to them. Statement by UC President Richard C. Atkinson on the first day of a strike by some teaching assistants.

Graduate students serving as teaching assistants play an important role in the undergraduate instructional program at UC. A UC Fact Sheet on the issues surrounding a possible strike by teaching assistants. .html version .pdf version (requires Adobe Acrobat)

Scholarship Is A New Element of Outreach to Disadvantaged Students

California Digital Library and UC get online access to academic journals

New degree program for working adults is launched by President Atkinson.

Stage one results of the Fall 1998 admissions cycle (Full data: Table 1 and Table 2).

Employee Relations

Based on a proposal initiated by state Senate President Pro Tem John Burton and Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa, the University of California and the United Auto Workers have agreed to a 45-day cooling-off period in the current labor dispute involving teaching assistants, readers and tutors.

National Laboratories


Richard C. Atkinson announced today (December 9) that the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $300,000 challenge grant to UC's Humanities Research Institute (HRI).

99 UC Budget Plan Provides for Growing Enrollment, Improved Facilities & Quality Education

UC raised a record $754.5 million in private contributions in 1997-98, maintaining its preeminence among the nation's universities.

The $9.2 billion education bond measure is crucial to UC's future, President Richard C. Atkinson says. Includes background information.

California and the Nation

Citing  the program's improved finances and revitalized courses, UC announces that it will continue operating the Continuing Education for the Bar (CEB) programs for California's 125,000 attorneys.

UC report to Governor Pete Wilson recommends phasing out the gasoline additive MTBE. For additional information see the UC Davis Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program's website (http://tsrtp.ucdavis.edu/mtberpt).

Approval of Proposition 1A by California voters will provide critically needed funding for the construction and renovation of University of California facilities, UC President Richard C. Atkinson said today (Nov. 4).

Proposition 1A on the November ballot has a major impact on the University of California. Here is general information on the bond measure and an annotated list of University projects on the nine campuses that are slated to receive funding from the bond initiative.

New state budget invests in UC access and outreach.

Regents and UC Administration

In a systemwide letter, UC President Richard C. Atkinson addresses the University's position regarding a possible strike by teaching assistants seeking the right to collective bargaining.

The Board of Regents has approved a UC budget proposal for 1999-2000 that includes no resident undergraduate fee hikes for 4th consecutive year and ensures the university's high academic standards for research and academics.

UC launches a national search for a chancellor to head the planned UC Merced campus, the first new campus in the statewide system in 33 years.

Regents elect San Diego attorney to be new chair for 1998-99.

Meeting Advisories


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