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1990 Chang-Lin Tien is the first Asian-American to be named a UC chancellor; he is appointed by the Regents to head the Berkeley campus.
  The first All-University Faculty Conference since 1976 is convened to discuss faculty and graduate student affirmative action.
  UC San Diego professor Harry Markowitz receives the Nobel Prize in Economics.
1991 Karl S. Pister becomes chancellor at UC Santa Cruz.
  The Pister Task Force Report on Faculty Rewards is issued.
1992 Jack W. Peltason, chancellor of UC Irvine since 1984, becomes UC's 16th president.
  Raymond L. Orbach becomes chancellor at UC Riverside.
1993 The University celebrates its 125th anniversary.
  Laurel L. Wilkening becomes chancellor at UC Irvine.
  Joseph B. Martin becomes chancellor at UC San Francisco.
1994 Larry N. Vanderhoef becomes chancellor at UC Davis.
  Henry T. Yang becomes chancellor at UC Santa Barbara.
  UC Berkeley professor John C. Harsanyi receives the Nobel Prize in Economics.
1995 Richard C. Atkinson, chancellor of UC San Diego since 1980, becomes UC's 17th president.
  Three UC faculty members receive Nobel Prizes: F. Sherwood (Chemistry, Irvine), Frederick Reines (Physics, Irvine), and Paul Crutzen (Chemistry, San Diego).
1996 Regents approve formation of UCSF Stanford Health Care.
  Oakland City Council approves new UC headquarters.
  UC announces plans to open regional office in New Mexico.
  M.R.C. Greenwood becomes chancellor at UC Santa Cruz.
  Robert Dynes becomes chancellor at UC San Diego.
1997 UC announces founding of the California Digital Library.
  UC and Mexico agree on Joint Research and Education Pact.
  Regents approve lease for new Genome Sequencing Facility.
  Regents approve UC Partnerships Plan with public schools.
  Robert M. Berdahl becomes chancellor at UC Berkeley.
 

Albert Carnesdale becomes chancellor at UCLA.

  Haile T. Debas becomes chancellor at UC San Francisco.
  20 UC faculty members are named Fulbright Scholars.
  Two UC faculty members receive Nobel Prizes: Stanley Prusiner (Medicine, San Francisco), and Paul Boyer (Chemistry, Los Angeles).
1998 New state budget invests in UC access and outreach.
  UC launches a national search for a chancellor to head the planned UC Merced campus, the first new campus in the system in 33 years.
  Graduate student teaching assistants go on strike throughout the UC system.
  Ralph J. Cicerone becomes chancellor at UC Irvine.
  J. Michael Bishop becomes chancellor at UC San Francisco.
  Two UC faculty members receive Nobel Prizes: Louis J. Ignarro (Medicine, Los Angeles), and Walter Kohn (Chemistry, Santa Barbara).
1999 Stanford University withdraws from UCSF Stanford Health Care.
  Fourteen UC faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences.
  UC launches Principal Leadership Institutes .
  California House opens in London.
  Groundbreaking at UC Washington Center .
  Carol Tomlinson-Keasey becomes chancellor at UC Merced.


 

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