APRIL 10, 1995 (Vol. 15, No. 16)
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CAMPUS CRIME UP SIGHTLY; VIOLENCE DOWN - Crime on the UCLA campus increased by 8.7% in 1994, going from 1,509 total incidents in 1993 to 1,640 in '94. Violent crime decreased by 9.2%, however, going from 65 incidents in 1993 to 59 incidents in 1994, according to recently released statistics.
BRUINS FEAST ON CELEBRATION - After 20 years of dashed hopes and dreams deferred, and 4.8 seconds of rising expectations, finally there was joy. The UCLA Bruins are once again champions of college basketball.
DISCIPLINES MERGE TO CONFIRM BOY'S REJECTION OF HIV VIRUS - The dramatic announcement by medical researchers that a child who tested positive shortly after birth for HIV now appears to be free of the virus is an example of research born from a marriage of scientific disciplines - something UCLA does very well, scientists here say.
LEADING SCHOLARS TO SPEAK AT UCLA-HEWLETT FORUM - UCLA will begin a yearlong series of forums to stimulate general-education reform with a conference Wednesday that will feature one of the nation's leading authorities on innovations in teaching, learning and the overall college experience for students.
NEW APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED - New appointments in various campus units recently have been announced: Mark Laret has been appointed chief executive officer of the UCLA Medical Group ... Barbara A. Levey has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for biomedical affairs ... Diane C. Siegel has been named executive director of alumni and resource development for the Anderson Graduate School of Management.
PROGRAM OFFERS STAFF CAREER ASSISTANCE - Campus Human Resources is accepting applications for the 1995-'96 Staff Enrichment Program, designed to increase the career mobility of employees, particularly minorities and women.
NEW CENTER TREATS BONE-LOSS DISEASE- The UCLA Osteoporosis Center, a multi-disciplinary center dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of bone loss in men and women of all ages, has recently opened at the UCLA Medical Plaza.
HONORS EARNED CAMPUSWIDE - Students and faculty members were recently honored for their academic endeavors, service to the community and professional achievements.
'95 WELLNESS LECTURERS SOUGHT – UC faculty members are invited to submit an abstact and application to prepare a paper and present an hour-long lecture for the 1995 Wellness Lecture Series.
AUTOMATED ADVANCES QUICKEN PACE OF ADMINISTRATION - In October 1993, a management team headed by Adminstrative Vice Chancellor John Curry met at a retreat and set itself a non-negotiable deadline for implementing critical changes to key administrative and business processes at UCLA.
FIBER OPTICS RELAY DIGITAL IMAGES ACROSS COUNTRY TO UCLA - The abnormal hair growing on the face and chest of a teen-age Florida girl was a mystery until a UCLA radiologist diagnosed the girl with an adrenal tumor.
NEW ON-LINE SYSTEMS POWER UP - The new on-line financial systems that have been implemented over the last 18 months are: Distributed Adminstrative Computing Security System/ Application System Authoriazation Process ... UCLA ID System ... Transfer of Funds ... Employee Database Update ... Student Billings and Account Receivable.
UCLA IN HOG HEAVEN - The locals have a saying: "The mountain's out today." This means that the majestic, snow-covered Mt. Ranier is in full view, unobscured by the fog and clouds that usually blanket Seattle. It must have been an omen. On an unseasonably warm, breezy, beautiful day on Puget Sound, the Bruins scrapped and scraped, battled and brawled, out-hustled and simply outplayed the defending national champion Arkansas Razorbacks, 89-78, to win a record 11th NCAA basketball championship.
ASUCLA ANNOUNCES WAGE FREEZE, PRICE HIKES - In response to its financial problems, ASUCLA has announced a wage freeze and price hikes.
CONNERLY SOFTENS STANCE ON ENDING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION - UC Ward Connerly, who is asking his fellow regents to dismantle affirmative-action programs, told members of UCLA's African Student Union Wednesday that he would back off his efforts if he were convinced that eliminating race and ethnicity as considerations for admissions would destroy the diversity of the student body.