In addition to our regular features, this issue includes:
- an in-depth interview with the new UC Provost, M.R.C. Greenwood;
- a letter to UC Faculty from the Academic Council and UC Librarians
concerning current contract negotiations with several scholarly publishers (See bottom of page 1); and
- the first of two articles on the California Institutes for Science and Innovation (CAL ISIs).
You will also find an announcement in the Chair's Notes concerning an important initiative on Graduate Education put forward by the Academic Council.
We hope you find this publication useful and informative. Please send us your comments.