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  The Scientist : University of California System Warily Eyes GOP Budget Cutting
The academic institution with arguably the greatest stake in the outcome is the University of California (UC) system, which is widely regarded as the flagship of public education in the United States.
How the University of California adjusts to the new reality in federal research funding is also likely to serve as a bellwether for other universities across the country, as the nine-campus system includes some of the nation's premier research universities.
That means the UC system has a lot at risk in the calculus of federal cutbacks, but administrators point out that over the past few decades they have been able to parlay the government's largess into a number of impressive doctoral programs.
www.the-scientist.com /article/display/16864   (1970 words)

  Oakland, California - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Oakland, founded in 1852, is a city on the east side (aka East Bay) of San Francisco Bay in Northern California in the United States.
Jerry Brown, a former governor of California, known to some as "Governor Moonbeam," was elected mayor in 1998 and re-elected with little opposition in 2002.
In March 2004, Oakland's voters approved Measure P, an affirmation of the so-called "strong mayor" system, which enshrined permanently changes in the city charter that had given the mayor chief executive power over city government rather than the city manager (as had been historically the case prior to Brown's election as mayor).
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /oakland,_california.htm   (1701 words)

 Learn more about University of California, Berkeley in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The University of California, Berkeley (also UCB, Cal, Berkeley, or UC Berkeley) is the flagship and original campus of the University of California, situated in Berkeley, California on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate.
During the McCarthy era in 1949, the Board of Regents adopted an anti-communist loyalty oath to be signed by all University of California employees.
University House on the north side of campus is home to chancellor, and the bank in front is landscaped with flowers forming a working clock.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /u/un/university_of_california__berkeley.html   (2848 words)

 AllRefer.com - California State University System, United States (Colleges, U.S.) - Encyclopedia
California State University System, Colleges, U.S. Related Category: Colleges, U.S. California State University System, coordinating agency established in 1960 by the merger of individual California state colleges, now consisting of 22 campuses.
It constitutes one of the three California public systems of higher education, the other two being the Univ. of California system (see California, Univ. of) and the California junior college system.
The oldest school in the system (founded 1857 at San Jose) was the first institution of public higher education in California.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/CalifSUniv.html   (316 words)

 University of California - Campuses - The University of California campuses provide environments that foster ...
University of California - Campuses - The University of California campuses provide environments that foster world-class educational and research opportunities, generating a wide range of public benefits and services.
The campuses of the University of California provide exciting environments that foster world-class educational and research opportunities and generate a wide range of benefits and services that touch the lives of Californians throughout the state.
Opened in 2005, the UC system's tenth campus at Merced—the nation's first public research university to be built in the 21st century—is the first new UC campus in 40 years.
www.universityofcalifornia.edu /campuses/welcome.html   (202 words)

 UT System may bid on managing Los Alamos lab
University of Texas System regents voted Wednesday to spend $500,000 to pursue a contract to manage a huge government nuclear lab that could be a boon to the system's research programs.
The California system took some bruises in 1999 when the lab was embroiled in controversies such as the Wen Ho Lee case in which a scientist was accused but later exonerated of spying for China.
UC System spokesman Chris Harrington acknowledged that mistakes were made "and we're aware of that, and we've taken corrective measures." He also said that the UC System would "compete aggressively" if its regents decided to go after the bid.
www.globalsecurity.org /org/news/2004/040205-los-alamos.htm   (684 words)

 Fat Cat Publishers
Breaking the System: Campus Technology
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Universities are committed to safeguarding the treasures created and used by their communities.
Now, universities are acting in concert to develop a sustainable system that would enable all institutions of higher education to meet the challenge of 21st century learning and scholarship.
Statistics and facts compiled by the CDL support the case that publishers are ‘breaking the system’ with pricey pubs and practices that don’t properly recognize contributions on the academic side of the equation.
www.syllabus.com /article.asp?id=9357   (2566 words)

 NCSE Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Creationism is prominent in a recent lawsuit that charges the University of California system with violating the constitutional rights of applicants from Christian schools whose high school coursework is deemed inadequate preparation for college.
At issue in the present suit are the guidelines set by the University of California system to ensure that first-year students have been adequately prepared for college in their high schools.
In its fall 2005 newsletter, ACSI expresses concern that the University of California system's "secular intolerance might spread to other institutions and to other states.
www.ncseweb.org /resources/news/2005/CA/393_university_of_california_syste_9_8_2005.asp   (400 words)

 News Release: So. Calif. Merger Creates Largest VA Regional Health Care System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The new system is part of the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network, which serves Southern California and Nevada.
The new system will continue to be affiliated with the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Southern California and will conduct one of VA's most vigorous research programs.
The system is expected to serve more than 75,000 veterans at 12 facilities and receive almost one million patient visits per year.
www.va.gov /pressrel/scahlth.htm   (381 words)

 California State University System on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The oldest school in the system (San Jose State Univ., founded 1857 at San Jose) was the first institution of public higher education in California.
Abundance and distribution of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) in central and northern California during 1998 and summer 1999.
DHS has awarded New Mexico State University $539,577 to partner with Hamilton Sunstrand Corp. in California and Sionex Corp. in Massachusetts to develop prototypes of a Lightweight Autonomous Chemical Identification...
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/CalifS1U1niv.asp   (532 words)

 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA / On the Record: Robert Dynes
Because the university system is state sponsored, Dynes must answer to the usual academic interests of faculty, alumni and students, as well as public officials and, ultimately, the taxpayers of California.
I've seen the impact of the university all the way from the northern part of the state in telemedicine, fisheries, forestries, all the way to the Imperial Valley and the border.
The University of California's mission, nowhere does it say that we are responsible for the nuclear stockpile in the United States.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/09/25/BUGA8ES6M51.DTL&type=business   (3113 words)

 California, University of
California, University of, at nine campuses, main campus at Berkeley; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1868, opened 1869 when it took over the College of California (est.
The university also operates the Los Alamos and the Lawrence Livermore national laboratories, the Lick Observatory, numerous agricultural experiment stations, and a statewide extension service.
Bakke - Regents of the University of California v.
www.factmonster.com /id/A0809894   (323 words)

 University of California 2003-2004 Annual Financial Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
In their backyard resides the University of California — the 10 campuses and three UC-managed national laboratories — where big ideas originate and the next generation of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and business leaders is educated.
The partnerships that exist among the state's business community and the UC system — formal and informal, direct and indirect — are ensuring that California continues to lead the world in producing the innovations and discoveries that enrich our lives, enhance our quality of life and bolster our economy.
In the pages that follow, leaders of California businesses large and small testify to the indispensable role of UC in providing their companies with the competitive edge they need to thrive and contribute to our state's prosperity.
universityofcalifornia.edu /annualreport/2004   (164 words)

 University of California System Wide Site
Founded in 1868, the University of California is widely respected as the best public university system in the world.
Through its ten campuses, three national laboratories, and hundreds of libraries, museums, community programs and facilities, the UC system touches the lives of millions of people throughout California, across the nation and around the globe.
Today, the UC system is home to more than 174,000 students and 140,000 faculty and staff.
www.ucop.edu /uer/systemwide/systemwide.html   (158 words)

 Digital Publishing Programs at the University of California Press
Constancea: University of California Electronic Publications in Botany, the series focuses on publishing works that are image-rich, that cite numerous specimens and geographic records, that are ongoing projects, that are by their nature hypertextual, or that are particularly timely.
Monographs and edited volumes are peer-reviewed according to standards set by an interdisciplinary editorial board, approved by the University of California Press, and published in both print and open-access digital editions for a global network of scholars and to encourage international intellectual exchange.
Nearly 400 of the titles are open access, available to the general public; the rest are accessible to University of California faculty, staff, and students.
www.ucpress.edu /digpub   (315 words)

 Hillside Systems - On the Design of the UNIX operating System
Most people who use the UNIX system seem to like it even though it is full of idiosyncrasies, is terse to the point of unhelpfulness and consists of a very large number of totally forgettable commands.
In addition, the system says very little to explain errors and relies on the intelligence of the user to deduce reasons for failure.
However, ports of the system to machines with long names were not successful and the enduring port was to the VAX architecture, because VAX is short enough for everyone to type.
www.hillside.co.uk /articles/typing.html   (1213 words)

 Analogue to the Solar System
Eridanus (the River), which stretches from the foot of Orion (near the bright star Rigel) to the 9th brightest star in the sky, the southerly Achernar (barely visible from the USA and Europe).
In our Solar System, the first 600 million years was a time of "heavy bombardment" when the planets were assaulted by massive meteorites and other celestial objects until the gravitation of Jupiter and Saturn cleaned out these destructive objects.
In addition to Greaves, Holland, Zuckerman and Dent, the astronomers on the project are Gerald Moriarty-Schieven and Tim Jenness at JAC; Harold Butner at the University of Arizona, Tucson; Walter Gear at University College London; Helen Walker at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; and UCLA graduate students Richard Webb and Chris McCarthy.
www.jach.hawaii.edu /~jsg/kbelt.html   (1231 words)

 www.NASFAA.org ACS Awarded Student Loan Servicing Contract with the University of California System
The contract with the UC System positions ACS as the leading student loan servicer in the State of California, and it strengthens ACS' position as the largest servicer of campus-administered loans nationwide.
The University of California is one of the preeminent research universities in the world.
More than 200,000 students are currently enrolled in the UC system, and a total of 45 faculty and researchers affiliated with the University of California have won Nobel Prizes, including 14 prizes since 1995.
www.nasfaa.org /publications/2004/cnacs060304.html   (601 words)

 LII - Results for "university of california system"
Brief histories of the University of California campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz.
The University of California MELVYL System Catalog, with tens of millions of entries.
From the California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside.
www.lii.org /search?searchtype=subject;query=University+of+California+(System);subsearch=University+of+California+(System)   (505 words)

 At Your Service > Job Seekers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The University's large and diverse workforce—totaling nearly 160,000 faculty and staff at all locations—is its strength.
The multi-campus system encompasses more than 100 schools, colleges, and other facilities and more than 150 academic disciplines; 5 medical schools, 2 dental schools, 3 law schools, and California's only school of veterinary medicine; and a variety of public service programs benefitting the state, the nation, and the world.
The University offers excellent terms and conditions of employment, outstanding health and welfare benefits, and programs for a secure retirement that are considered to be among the finest in higher education.
atyourservice.ucop.edu /jobseekers   (227 words)

 University of California System Raising Admission Standards
Prompted by a report that found 14.4% of California high school students were meeting University of California system (UC) admission standards, the UC system is now actively examining recommendations to raise its standards to decrease the percent of qualifying students to the target 12.5%.
California is holding the percent constant so at least the argument that the overall nation's population is growing and the Ivy League enrollments are not keeping pace is not applicable to this situation.
Nonetheless, we can still empathize with the California parents who have been paying high taxes in hopes that their children will be able to gain admission to the prestigious UC system at in-state rates.
www.collegeadmissions.ws /california.html   (279 words)

 About UCI
Celebrating 40 years of innovation, the University of California, Irvine combines the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location.
Interdisciplinary research, a UCI hallmark, is evident in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, or Calit2, Newkirk Center for Science and Society, Center for Unconventional Security Affairs, Institute of Transportation Studies and innovative instructional programs in biomedical engineering, global cultures, arts and technology, and other collaborations.
UCI Medical Center, Orange County’s only university hospital, is building a new hospital facility that will transform health care for the region’s citizens.
www.uci.edu /info   (570 words)

 A&M won't make bid for Los Alamos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The A&M System will no longer pursue the five-year contract to run the troubled laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy, said Lee Peddicord, the system’s vice chancellor for research and federal relations.
The decision comes a month after the A&M System was passed over in its bid to manage the Idaho National Laboratory, a nuclear lab expected to develop the technology to meet the world’s energy demands in the second half of the century.
Lockheed’s move made system officials realize the tremendous risk and difficulty involved in running Los Alamos, he said, though system officials had not decided against managing the facility at that point.
www.nukewatch.org /media2/postData.php?id=1112   (468 words)

 University of California Systemwide Home
In our classrooms, the finest scholars educate the leaders of tomorrow; In our laboratories, innovative research dramatically improves lives and drives the economy; and we are constantly in search of ways to expand and enhance educational opportunities for all Californians.
UC is the heart and soul of California, and its future.
Private support is essential to the University of California's ability to maintain the high level of excellence and growth it is now experiencing...
www.universityofcalifornia.edu   (233 words)

 UCSF On-line Campus Directory: People Search
This campus directory is the property of the University of California San Francisco.
To protect the privacy of individuals listed herein, in accordance with the State of California Information Practices Act, this directory may not be used, rented, distributed, or sold for commercial purposes.
Please see the university guidelines for assuring privacy of personal information in mailing lists and telephone directories for more details.
directory.ucsf.edu /people_search.jsp   (202 words)

 CSU | Explore The System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The California State University is the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country.
We are the gateway institution for the great majority of students seeking a baccalaureate education in California, and for those who seek professional training as teachers, nurses, social workers, and engineers.
The California State University's mission as adopted by the Board of Trustees in November, 1985.
www.calstate.edu /explore   (217 words)

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