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1970 Protests erupt over Vietnam War, invasion of Cambodia and killing of four students at Kent State University.
  Governor closes all State-funded campuses for two days. Many classes are canceled, taught off-campus, or "reconstituted" to focus on ending the war.
1971 William D. McElroy named chancellor at San Diego.
  Albert H. Bowker named chancellor at Berkeley.
1972 Francis A. Sooy named chancellor at San Francisco.
1974 Amendments made to the California Constitution affecting the length of Regental terms and the composition of the Board.
  Mark N. Christensen named chancellor at Santa Cruz
  UC San Francisco professor George Palade received Nobel Prize in Medicine.
1975 David S. Saxon named UC's 14th president.
  UC San Diego professor Renato Dulbecco received Nobel Prize in Medicine.
1976 UC participates in celebrating the nation's Bicentennial Year.
1977 Robert A. Huttenback named chancellor at Santa Barbara
  Robert L. Sinsheimer named chancellor at Santa Cruz
1978 Bakke affirmative action decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
1979 Tomás Rivera is named UC's first Hispanic chancellor; he is appointed by the Regents to head the Riverside campus.


 

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