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Number 2
July 21, 1997


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Gift from Los Gatos couple establishes India studies chair
[Photo of Chandra and Narpat Bhandari with Chancellor Greenwood]
A $250,000 gift from a Los Gatos couple to UC Santa Cruz has established one of the country's few endowed chairs in India studies. It is the first step in a vision to establish an international center for the study of Indian civilization and culture. (Full-sized photo)

Packard Foundation supports UCSC Arboretum with $300,000 grant
[Flower from Arboretum] The David and Lucile Packard Foundation of Los Altos has granted $309,757 to the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, home to some of the world's finest collections of plants from the Southern Hemisphere and California. (Full-sized photo)

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Nation's first oiled wildlife center opens next to Long Marine Lab
[Photo of the Oiled Wildlife Center]
State and local officials dedicated the new Oiled Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center today (July 21) in a ceremony on UCSC property next to the Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory. The $5 million facility is the first of its kind in the nation. (Full-sized photo)

Numbers up for freshmen planning to attend UC
Nearly 25,200 California high school graduates are planning to attend the University of California as freshmen in the fall, up nearly 5 percent over last year. The number of incoming students planning to attend UCSC is also expected to rise.

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