News Briefs

King is New Provost

The appointment of C. Judson King as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs--the second highest ranking position in the UC system--has been approved by the Board of Regents.

King, 61, has been interim provost and senior vice president since August. A chemical engineer whose work has been widely recognized, King joined the UC Office of the President in 1994 as vice provost for research.

He previously had served for 31 years at the Berkeley campus--as a professor, vice chairman and chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering, dean of the College of Chemistry and, finally, provost of professional schools and colleges. He has been associated with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a senior scientist for more than 30 years.

President Richard C. Atkinson recommended King's appointment to the regents in consultation with an advisory committee that conducted a nationwide search for a successor to Walter E. Massey, who left UC last August for the presidency of Morehouse College.

"Jud King brings to this position a strong blend of attributes that will serve the university well," Atkinson said. "He is a seasoned administrator, a respected faculty member and a distinguished scientist with long experience in the UC system and extensive knowledge of its complexity."

The provost's responsibilities include development of academic and research policy, administrative oversight of university planning and associated budget matters and programmatic oversight of the three national laboratories. The provost also acts for the president in his absence.

Mentors Needed

The Staff Mentorship Program is in need of mentors for Berkeley High School students. No special experience is required, just a willingness to share knowledge, experience and skills with a high school student. Interested staff should call Leon Schmidt at 642-3362 (mornings) or 642-5215 (afternoons).

Statistical Consulting

The Department of Statistics operates a drop-in consulting service for researchers. Advanced graduate students under faculty supervision provide consultation on Mondays from 1 to 3. pm. and Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. through May 9.

Researchers are encouraged to drop in for statistical advice at any stage of their research. However, consultants can be especially helpful in the design stage of research, so the earlier in the research process, the better.

While not required, the recommendation is to write a short description (one paragraph to two pages) describing the research problem and send it ahead of the consultation to Andrew Gelman, gelman@stat, or to Consulting Service, Department of Statistics, 367 Evans Hall.

Textbook Coordinators

The Bear Student Store Textbook Department's annual luncheon for departmental textbook coordinators is Thursday, March 21. Anyone who did not receive an invitation but should be on the guest list, call 643-1736.

standing Staff awards to be presented May 8 at Alumni House.

The award is one of the highest honors presented to staff members by Chancellor Tien, and exemplifies outstanding achievement carrying out the university's mission.

Recipients will be selected by the Chancellor's Staff Advisory Committee. All Berkeley staff except executive tier administrators and those with academic titles are eligible. Individuals or teams may be nominated and nominations need not come from nominee's supervisor or department.

For information, call Eric Ellisen, 643-9719, or Abram Hardin, 642-2241.


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