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Hearing examines importance of graduate education to California economy

14 October 2005

ATTENTION: Higher education writers

Contact: Marie Felde

(510) 642-3734 mfelde@berkeley.edu

The Assembly Higher Education Committee, chaired by Assemblywoman Carol Liu, will hold an informational hearing at the University of California, Berkeley, titled "The Importance of University of California Graduate Education and Research for California's Economy." The hearing is open to the public.

1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley. For a map, see http://www.berkeley.edu/map/.

Students, faculty, business leaders and others will address the committee.

The agenda for the hearing:

1:15 p.m. - Anthony Simbol, Legislative Analyst's Office

1:30 p.m. - M.R.C. Greenwood, provost and senior vice president - academic affairs, University of California, presenting an overview of graduate education and research at UC

2 p.m. - Richard A. Newton, dean of UC Berkeley's College of Engineering, speaking on training the next generation of scientists and engineers in California

2:20 p.m. - Sean Randolph, president, Bay Area Economic Forum

2:45 p.m. - Corey Goodman, co-founder of Renovis and a former UC Berkeley professor, speaking on faculty links to the Bay Area business community

3:10 p.m. - Michele Siqueiros, associate director of the Campaign for College Opportunity

3:20 p.m. - Public comment