The University of California Board of Regents put faculty on notice recently that they will be violating a newly revised code of conduct and could be subject to disciplinary action if they have a consensual romance or sexual relationship with any student for whom they have academic responsibility now — or in the future. How can a professor know that a student is likely to be taking a class from him or her in the future? Any faculty member who knows that a student has an interest in an area within that professor’s expertise is being forewarned. A similar policy that will address relationships between staff, between staff and students, and between staff and faculty is being developed and could go before the regents in September.
UCLA administrators and dignitaries broke ground July 29 for a facility that will house the Research Building II and the Orthopaedic Hospital Research Building on the southeast corner of Charles Young Drive and Manning Avenue. The facility will support innovative research in AIDS, biological chemistry, microbiology, immunology, molecular genetics, critical orthopaedic problems and other areas. The facility, scheduled for completion in summer 2005, was designed by internationally prominent architect Cesar Pelli & Associates, to foster a sense of community among researchers from interrelated disciplines and an environment that will maximize the use of modern medical tools.
Members of UCLA’s Staff Assembly recently elected a new slate of officers for 2003-04. The organization’s executive board will include: Susan Corley, president; Hassan Ghamlouch, president-elect; Laina Long, vice president for programs; Constance Jordan, vice president for events; Doug Padley, vice president for outreach; Dawn Canfield, vice president for information systems; Diane Blake, historian/secretary; and Evelyn Leon, treasurer. Contact Corley at (310) 825-7686 if you would like to participate on committees, network and continue to grow professionally.
The July 16 Santa Monica Farmer’s Market crash that killed 10 and injured 70 pulled into action emergency physicians and nurses, orthopaedic trauma specialists, pediatric intensive care doctors, cardiologists and a host of other specialists and medical students at UCLA hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica. Eight minutes after the first 911 call came in at 1:47 p.m., police brought an infant to Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. Six of the most badly injured victims were rushed to UCLA Medical Center. In all, 25 patients were treated at both hospitals.