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2000 President Atkinson proposes new "dual admission" path for students to enter UC.
  UC initiates first large-scale U.S. university exchange program with the Philippines.
  UC makes $1 million award for first study of kidney and liver transplants in HIV patients .
  Guggenheim fellowships awarded to nine UC faculty.
  Nine researchers with UC ties elected to National Academy of Sciences .
  Three UC faculty members receive Nobel Prizes: Daniel McFadden (Economics, Berkeley), Herbert Kroemer (Physics, Santa Barbara), and Alan J. Heeger (Chemistry, Santa Barbara).
2001 UC announces plans to extend eligibility to applicants from "top 4 percent" whose transcripts are not submitted.
  President Atkinson calls for ending SAT I test requirement for UC admissions .
  UC announces formation of housing task force.
  UC joins class action suit against senior Enron management.
  Packard Foundation donates more than $11 million to UC for acquisition of proposed Merced campus site.
  Regents approve "dual admissions" plan, expanding UC access for high-achieving students.
  Regents establish a UC office in Mexico City.
  UC Berkeley professor George A. Akerlof receives the Nobel Prize in Economics.
2002 UC officially dedicates its new Washington Center.
  France A. Córdova becomes chancellor at UC Riverside.
  Citing safety concerns, UC recalls students studying in Israel.
  David Geffen gives an unrestricted gift of $200 million to UCLA medical center--the largest donation ever received by UC.


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