Members of the University of California Board of Regents and staff from the UC Office of the President will visit the UC Santa Barbara campus on Wednesday, June 13, and Thursday, June 14.

The Regents make three informational visits each year to different campuses in the UC system. They visited the Davis campus in April. Such visits are in addition to the six regularly scheduled business and policy meetings that the Regents hold annually.

The Santa Barbara visit will not be a business meeting of the board, but it will include public comment sessions at 3:00 p.m. on June 13 and at 8:30 a.m. on June 14. These sessions will be held in the McCune Conference Room on the sixth floor of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building.

These sessions are for the purpose of receiving comment pertaining to matters on the agenda of that particular day.

If you wish to address these matters you may sign up to do so at the meeting.

Any person wishing to comment is encouraged to inform the Secretary of the Regents in advance of the meeting by calling (510) 987-9220, especially if he or she has a disability that requires accommodation.

During their visit to UCSB, the Regents will be briefed on the campus's long-range development plan and other campus issues. They also will tour the North and West campuses as well as selected UCSB facilities, including the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Materials Research Laboratory, and the University Art Museum.

Special presentations will be made to the Regents about several innovative UCSB programs and research projects. These include a major educational outreach program called ENLACE, an acronym for Engaging Latino Communities for Education, which is supported by a major grant from the Kellogg Foundation. In addition, there will be presentations on the research programs of the newly organized California NanoSystemsInstitute, the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, the Institute for Quantum Engineering and Science Technology (iQUEST).

"We are delighted that the Regents will be visiting," said UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang. "We intend to offer them a varied program that will demonstrate the ways in which UCSB is exciting and exceptional."

Information about the Regents and their visit to UCSB will be available soon on the Regents' web site, http://www.ucop.edu/regents/meetings.html.

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