on hospitalization of Dr. Chang-Lin Tien
Dr. Chang-Lin Tien, professor and former chancellor of the University
of California, Berkeley, has been hospitalized in San Francisco
for treatment of a brain tumor. He is listed in critical but
Family members noticed over Labor Day weekend that Tien appeared
extremely tired, which is uncharacteristic for the highly energetic
scholar. At the urging of one of his daughters and her husband,
both of whom are physicians, Tien sought medical attention.
Doctors discovered that he had a brain tumor, and surgery was
performed. He currently is receiving care at UCSF Medical Center.
son, Norman Tien, said that the family is confident he will
make a good recovery and noted that his father is alert and
communicating with the family. The Tiens are awaiting test results
to determine what steps will be taken next.
65, became internationally known as a leader in higher education
during his tenure as UC Berkeley chancellor from 1990 to 1997.
He is currently the NEC Distinguished Professor of Engineering
at UC Berkeley and is one of 19 faculty members in the nine-campus
University of California system to hold the title of University
Professor. He is also a leading voice in the Asian American
of us at the Berkeley campus and members of the Cal family everywhere
send our best wishes and our prayers to Dr. Tien for a swift
and full recovery," said UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl.
President Richard C. Atkinson also expressed best wishes on
behalf of the entire University of California system. "Chang-Lin
Tien is one of the great leaders of American higher education
and served the Berkeley campus as one of its most beloved and
successful chancellors. We share the family's hopes for Dr.
Tien's full recovery," said Atkinson.