JANUARY 27, 1995 (Volume 15, No. 11)
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PELTASON RESIGNS; WORLDWIDE SEARCH PLANNED TO DESIGNATE HIS SUCCESSOR - Jack W. Peltason resigned after more than two years as UC president. A committee of five regents and others will be appointed to conduct a global search for his successor.
REGENTS HEAR $1.89 BILLION BUDGET SPENDING PLAN FOR '95- '96 - A revised $1.89 billion spending plan for '95-'96 was presented to regents.
EARTHQUAKE VICTIM SOUGHT TO RECLAIM ASIAN HERITAGE - UCLA alumnus Voni Lynn Wong, who graduated in 1993 in English, was the first known American victim of the Kobe, Japan earthquake on Jan. 17.
INTERNAL AUDIT FINDS MISUSE OF FUNDS - A two-year review by UCLA's Internal Audit Department found alleged misuse of funds in the Department of Radiological Sciences.
LABELING KIDS EARLY MAY BE RISKY BUSINESS - Professor James S. Catterall has done a study showing that students doing C or D work in the middle grades appear to have a better chance for academic success than previously thought.
STUDENT COMMISSION MARKS 30 YEARS OF SERVICE TO PUBLIC - The commission marked its 30th year of service. It is involved with 24 student-run community service projects.
UC MEDICAL CENTERS GET Rx FOR BETTER FISCAL HEALTH - A report before the regents showed that shrinking number of patients, increased competition and anticipated loss of federal funds are threatening the fiscal health of UC's five medical centers.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ASSAILED - Regent Ward Connerly urged the Board to search for alternatives to affirmative-action policies that wrongly emphasize race and gender.
UCLA CENTER TO REVISE HISTORY GUIDES - The Center for History in the Schools, directed by Gary Nash, will convene an independent panel to review the guidelines and eliminate any cases of historical bias in the National History Standards Project.
FILM AND TV ARCHIVE IS A TREASURE TROVE OF HISTORIC TIDBITS - The library of historic film clips and TV footage held by the archive has earned UCLA more than $600,000 in licensing fees over the past several years.
EXERCISE, DIET MAY BE IMPORTANT KEYS TO CONTROLLING DIABETES - In his study of Type II diabetes, Professor R. James Barnard has found that exercise and diet work best to control the disease.
WORKERS SET KERCKHOFF HALL ON SEISMIC 'SHOCK ABSORBERS' - A $15 million seismic retrofitting project involves putting the building on base isolators which act as shock absorbers during earthquakes.
THE FANCIFUL WORLD OF DUNYA RAMICOVA: DESIGNER'S COSTUMES ENERGIZE OPERA STAGE - Professor and costume designer Dunya Ramicova has designed imaginative costumes for operas and plays throughout the world.
TV 'GLADIATOR' FLEXES HIS MENTAL MUSCLE - Lee Reherman, a Ph.D. candidate, teaching and research assistant in the Business Forecasting Project, is Hawk on the popular TV show.