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October 9, 2000


Julia Armstrong-Zwart

Julia Armstrong-Zwart, assistant chancellor for Human Resources and assistant vice chancellor for Faculty Relations, has been appointed by the Regents to serve on the committee to select its new treasurer. The past treasurer, Patricia Small, resigned in mid-August (see story).The treasurer is the board's chief investment officer, responsible for guiding the university's various pension fund assets, including the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP), the General Endowment Pool (GEP), and the Equity and Bond Portfolio investment options offered by the Tax-Deferred 403(b) Plan and Defined Contribution Plan.

Diane Gifford-Gonzalez

Diane Gifford-Gonzalez, professor of anthropology, was elected as the
"Americas representative" on the Executive Committee of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists at their biennial meeting in Cambridge, England, in July.

Heidi Simonson

Heidi Simonson, an alumna (Stevenson '86) and now a preceptor at Oakes and a proctor at Porter and College Eight, received the Commitment Award from Santa Clara University Law School at a ceremony held at the Mexican Community Center in East San Jose in September. The award recognizes her years of service as an attorney providing pro bono legal assistance for low income women in the Santa Cruz area. For the past five years, Simonson has worked with Defensa de Mujeres, which recently merged with the Santa Cruz Women's Shelter. Simonson received her law degree from Santa Clara University.

Rebecca Sweeley

Rebecca Sweeley, an advisor in the Office of International Education, has been elected chair of the systemwide Director's Administrative Advisory Committee for the UC Education Abroad Program for a second year.

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