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Chancellor nominated for federal job


Chancellor nominated for federal job

(December 11, 2001)

President George W. Bush has asked me to head the Office of Science at the Department of Energy in Washington DC. This will mean that I shall leave UCR upon confirmation by the U.S. Senate. This is an opportunity to serve our President and Country. And it is an invitation that comes but once in a lifetime.

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