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June 23, 1997

Biochemists find disorderly balls of protein that may promote neurological diseases
Writhing balls of snakelike protein fragments may initiate the dysfunctional lesions called plaques that clog the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease and similar neurological disorders, according to new research at UCSC and UC San Francisco.

A reminder to "ask the chancellor" at June 24 forum
On Tuesday, Chancellor Greenwood will meet with staff and answer their questions at “Ask the Chancellor.” Staff are welcome to bring their lunches to the event.

Environmental studies professor to advise fisheries service on marine ecosystems management
Professor Marc Mangel has been named to a newly formed panel of specialists who will study how marine ecosystem research and management are conducted.

Student Health Services receives national accreditation
UCSC's Student Health Services has received the highest possible rating from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc., in conjunction with the Institute for Medical Quality.

Seismologist and astronomer receive "Outstanding Faculty Awards"
Two internationally known researchers have received "Outstanding Faculty Awards" for 1996-97 from their peers in UCSC's Division of Natural Sciences.

Partnership for learning
In a letter sent by the Office of the President, President Richard C. Atkinson muses on the University of California's contributions to educating students and the need for continuing and increased state support.

Campus administration issues a reminder about mountain lions
A deer carcass found near a hiking trail off Chinquapin Road serves to remind us that we live in mountain lion habitat, writes Executive Vice Chancellor R. Michael Tanner in a letter to the campus community. Tanner's letter contains safety precautions advised by the Department of Fish and Game.

Regents elect chairman to second term
The University of California Board of Regents today (Friday, June 20) elected Los Angeles surgeon Tirso del Junco to a second term as chairman of the board.

Resources available to rape survivors, rape prevention education, and confidentiality
Chancellor Greenwood writes to the campus community about UCSC's Sex Offense Policy and provides a list of resources where rape survivors can find help. Completely confidential help can be found on campus, she writes.


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