FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 29, 2000
Chuck McFadden (510) 987-9193
charles.mcfadden@ucop.edu


UC PRESIDENT ATKINSON STATEMENT ON TRAGEDY IN GULF OF CALIFORNIA

University of California President Richard C. Atkinson issued the following statement today (March 29) on the accident that claimed the lives of at least three members of a UC Davis scientific team in the Gulf of California on Monday:

"The researchers who died in this terrible accident dedicated their lives to the risks and rewards of intellectual discovery, and they have left us a bright legacy of accomplishment that will make them remembered at the Davis campus and beyond. On behalf of the entire University of California community, I want to express our deepest sympathy to their families, colleagues and friends. We mourn with them and share their profound sense of loss."

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