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21 August 2008

Hooson memorial scheduled for this weekend

A memorial for David Hooson, an emeritus professor of geography who died May 16, will be held in the Heyns Room of the Faculty Club this Sunday, Aug. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. For further information contact Margaret Mackenzie-Hooson, (415) 663-8658, mmackenzie@horizoncable.com.

UC annual payroll report released for 2007

The University of California has released its annual report on systemwide employee compensation for calendar year 2007. The report is available at www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/compensation/payroll2007.

Key points from the most recent report include:

• Approximately 40 percent of compensation in 2007 went to professors, clinical professors, other teaching faculty, researchers, and other academic positions directly engaged in the university’s academic mission.

•  Clinical faculty and athletics personnel continue to dominate the list of high earners at UC.

•  Compensation “above base pay” paid to senior managers increased by $200,000 in 2007, and still represents less than 1 percent of the total.

Because UC is a public institution, employee compensa-tion is considered a public record under the California Public Records Act. The payroll data on which the 2007 report is based are publicly available upon request at each UC campus; at Berkeley they are housed at the reference desk in Doe Library. They may also be obtained from the UC Office of the President in Oakland.

Extension offers discount to staff

UC Berkeley staff members receive a 10 percent discount on courses offered by the university’s continuing-education arm, UC Berkeley Extension. These courses address a wide range of topics, enabling staffers to add to their professional skills or pursue a personal interest. To see what’s available, or to request a copy of UC Berkeley Extension’s fall catalog, visit www.unex.berkeley.edu. For a catalog only, you can also phone 642-4111.

Details of the discount policy are online at www.unex.berkeley.edu/info/enrollment.html#discounts.

Ombudsperson named to serve students, postdocs

Marcia Gee Riley has been named ombudsperson for students and postdoctoral appointees. Riley, a Berkeley alum and former director of student involvement in the office of Campus Life and Leadership, holds a master’s degree in counseling from CSU Hayward. During her 24 years on campus she has worked in a broad range of roles in Recreational Sports, the Athletic Study Center, Campus Life and Leadership, and the Office of the Ombudsperson for Students and Postdoctoral Appointees. She is an active member of the Staff Diversity Facilitator Network, Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA), and the Chancellor’s Staff Advisory Committee (CSAC).

New medical director on board at University Health Services

Brad Buchman, M.D., has joined University Health Services as medical director. His responsibilities include ensuring a high quality of care, supervising clinical operations and the occupational-health program, and seeing patients in the Urgent Care, Primary Care, and Sports Medicine units.

Buchman comes to Berkeley from UC San Diego, where he served as director of clinical services at the campus Student Health Center. He earned his M.D. from UC San Diego School of Medicine. His new job is a homecoming of sorts: Buchman received his A.B. in genetics at Berkeley. He has retained his faculty appointment at UC San Diego, where he was an associate clinical professor at the medical school, and hopes to teach at Berkeley in the future.

Robert D. Grey named interim UC provost

UC President Mark Yudof announced this week his appointment of Robert D. Grey as interim provost of the UC system, effective Aug. 20. Grey is a longtime academic administrator who has served as provost and executive vice chancellor of UC Davis and, most recently, as acting chancellor of UC Riverside.

Grey, 68, will assume on an interim basis the responsibilities of Wyatt Hume, who announced in June that he will become provost of United Arab Emirates University. A search is under way for a permanent provost, who will be the chief academic officer of the university and will serve as the No. 2 systemwide administrator to President Yudof

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