Friday, March 5, 2004
University of California Office of the President
(510) 987-9200


This is a Notice of Meeting of the University of California Board of Regents on Wednesday, March 17, and Thursday, March 18, 2004. This regular business meeting of the board will be held at the UC San Francisco-Laurel Heights campus, 3333 California St., in San Francisco.

Wednesday's meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. with public comment, followed by open sessions that will include discussions of UC's 2004-05 budget, student fee policy, sexual harassment policy and reporting procedures, and a presentation by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell on the state of education in California. The Wednesday afternoon agenda will be held in closed session to discuss personnel, investment and legal matters.

Thursday's meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with public comment, followed by open session. Regents will consider action on guidelines for UC's domestic equity investments, the approval of the annual external audit plan and audit coverage of the national laboratories. Discussion items will include the national search for a new Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory director, an update on the competition schedule for the U.S. Energy Department laboratories, an update from the faculty's special committee on the national laboratories, and an update on the eligibility and admissions study group.


A press room will be open across from the meeting room. Please register for a credential. Parking is available in the garage at UCSF-Laurel Heights. The press room telephone number is (415) 476-0619, and the fax number is (415) 476-0618.


-- The full agenda for the meeting can be viewed at http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/regmeet/mar04.html

You may need the latest version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, available at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html, to view the agenda.

-- Live audio broadcasts of each of the open-session meetings will be available via the Internet. Please click on the above agenda link for more information.

-- University officials will be available during the meeting to speak with reporters.

This notice is issued to comply with the state's pertinent open-meeting laws.

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