New Position As President Of Entire UC System Author: NEERAJA SANKARAN

Psychologist Richard C. Atkinson, former chancellor of the University of California, San Diego, and director of the National Science Foundation, assumed his new duties as president of the University of California (UC) system on October 1, at UC headquarters in Oakland. Atkinson, 66, succeeds Jack W. Peltason, who held the post for the past three years. Atkinson is the 17th president in the university's 127-year history.

In his new position, Atkinson is responsible for the academic and administrative direction of the UC system. With nine campuses statewide-in Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz-as well as three affiliated national laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, the UC system represents the state's largest higher-education research and teaching entity. Atkinson will...

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