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06 February 2002 |

Information on UCís action against Enron is available online
Information on UCís legal issues with Enron is available on a new web site ó The site describes UCís class-action lawsuit against Enron executives and the Arthur Andersen accounting firm.

The suit is to recoup losses to the university portfolio resulting from purchase and sale of Enron stock.

Frequently asked questions, links to documents from the treasurerís office and retirement fund, and a field for comments and questions are included in the site.

Undergraduate Admissions adds new web-based services
Undergraduate Affairs is expanding its web-based services for students who have been admitted to Berkeley, and three new online services will be available in late March to new admits.

The web site will allow students to submit their statement of intent to register with payment of $100 deposit by credit card, submit a statement of legal residence, and register for orientations.

As of last year, applicants can also use the web site to find out whether or not they have been accepted, review financial aid, receive invitations to welcome receptions, and apply for housing.

The new web address of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions ó featuring these new online services in a revamped design ó is For information, contact Tony Christopher at or 643-2592.

Revisions of faculty code of conduct and discipline issued
Effective Jan. 1, UC has revised its policies on faculty conduct and discipline. Section 015 describes professional rights of faculty, ethical principles and examples of unacceptable conduct.

Section 016 deals with discipline and penalties for violations of the Faculty Code of Conduct. The Berkeley campus, as required, is currently developing procedures for investigation and discipline of faculty misconduct.

For information, contact the Academic Personnel Office at or 642-5626.

Center for Health Research offers research awards
The Center for Health Research is accepting applications for eight to ten grants for research on topics related to health and health-care.

All campus faculty members with an interest in the centerís research priorities are eligible to apply, although preference will be given to junior faculty and center members.

The application deadline is March 1; awards will be announced by April 1. Submit applications to Peg Hardaway Farrell, program manager, at For information, including the research priorities to be funded, call 643-721, or visit the center at 423 Warren Hall.

UC faculty recommends new policy on admission tests
The UC facultyís Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools has recommended a set of policies and principles on the tests used in the UC admissions process.

The recommendations were submitted to the systemwide Academic Council Jan. 30 for additional review by the faculty. If approved by the faculty, the recommendations would go before the Board of Regents.

The proposal is posted at


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