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Guide to the University of California, Irvine, Office of Research and Graduate Studies Publications PS.011
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Organizational History
  • Chronology
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: University of California, Irvine, Office of Research and Graduate Studies publications
    Identifier/Call Number: PS.011
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.2 Linear feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1967-2001
    Abstract: This collection contains the official publications of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Included are annual reports, brochures, academic catalogs, directories, manuals, memoranda, newsletters, posters, and programs.
    General Physical Description note:
    creator: University of California, Irvine. Office of Research and Graduate Studies..

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights and copyright reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    Office of Research and Graduate Studies Publications, University of California, Irvine. PS-011. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired periodically from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

    Processing History

    Processed by Leland Smith, 2002.

    Organizational History

    The Office of Research and Graduate Studies was the University of California, Irvine's primary institutional agent in administering federal, state and private foundation regulations for research and graduate education until 2002, when it was split into the Office of Research and the Office of Graduate Studies. To carry out its institutional responsibilities, RGS operated six administrative units under the direction of the Vice Chancellor and Dean.
    Included in the initial planning for the University of California, Irvine, the Graduate Division was formally activated in September, 1964, when Ralph Waldo Gerard, professor of biology and member of the National Academy of Sciences, was appointed dean.
    The University's Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs approved Irvine's first master's and doctorate programs in December, 1964. The four departments of the Division of Biological Sciences were the first graduate programs approved, followed by chemistry, mathematics, physics, and English in May, 1965. When the campus formally opened in the fall of 1965, all campus divisions were authorized to offer graduate instruction.
    Mirroring the growth of the entire university, the Graduate Division gradually expanded in both size and scope. This progression manifested itself in two important ways. First, the Graduate Division subsumed the already existing Public Policy Research Organization, the Center for Pathobiology, and the Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering (later renamed Institute for Transportation Studies) under its wing in 1974. These Organized Research Units (ORUs) were the first of fifteen that would eventually fall within the parameters and mission of the Graduate Division. In concert with the University of California Regents guidelines for such units, Irvine's ORUs developed as interdisciplinary research facilities consisting of two or more academic departments or schools. A second key indicator of the research-oriented focus within the Graduate Division was reflected in a name change. In 1981, the division officially became the Division of Graduate Studies and Research.
    Another sign of the prominent role of graduate education at Irvine was the creation of a separate Vice Chancellor position for Graduate Studies. Beginning with Dean Lewis Nosanow in 1987, the Graduate Dean took on the dual title of Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies. Prior to this, Graduate Studies was directly accountable to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. This structural change effectively fused together the academic side of the Graduate Division with its research arm under the authority of one university administrator.
    A second surge of growth took place within Graduate Studies in the 1990s. By 1992, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies had seven Organized Research Units. In an attempt to demarcate the different research interests and institutional boundaries, two new research categories were created to complement the ORUs. The first, Irvine Research Units, was established with the purpose of initiating and sustaining collective research endeavors within a single school or between multiple schools. The second, Special Research Programs, was assigned research activities not necessarily confined to the Irvine campus or the University of California. These endeavors combine efforts between the University of California and corporations, as well as state and federal government agencies.

    Chronology

    1964-1969 Ralph W. Gerard serves as Dean of Graduate Division
    1969-1971 Keith E. Justice serves as acting Dean
    1971-1972 Howard M. Lenhoff serves as Dean
    1973-1976 Jonas Schultz serves as Dean
    1977-1980 Alexei Maradudin serves as Dean
    1979 Hara Georgiou serves as acting Dean (January to June)
    1981 Becomes Division of Graduate Studies and Research
    1980-1985 Jaime E. Rodriguez serves as Dean
    1982 Kivie Moldave serves as acting Dean (January-June)
    1985-1987 Stuart Krassner serves as acting Dean of Division of Graduate Studies and Research
    1987 Becomes Office of Research and Graduate Studies
    1987-1988 Lewis Nosanow serves as Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
    1988-1989 William H. Parker serves as acting Dean
    1989-1992 Paul Sypherd serves as Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
    1993 Patricia O'Brien serves as acting Dean
    1994 William H. Parker serves as Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
    1995-2000 Frederic Yui-Ming Wan serves as Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
    2000 William H. Parker serves as Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
    2002 Becomes Office of Research and Office of Graduate Studies

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection contains the official publications of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies atthe University of California, Irvine. Included are annual reports, brochures, academic catalogs,
    directories, manuals, memoranda, newsletters, posters, and programs.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in 2 series.
    • Series 1. General Publications, 1967-2001. 1.1 linear feet
    • Series 2. Sub-unit Publications, 1987-1992. 0.1 linear feet

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, Irvine -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine -- Curricula -- Catalogs..
    University of California, Irvine -- Graduate work..
    University of California, Irvine. Division of Graduate Studies and Research -- Archives..
    University of California, Irvine. Division of Graduate Studies and Research..
    University of California, Irvine. Graduate Division -- Archives..
    University of California, Irvine. Graduate Division..
    University of California, Irvine. Office of Graduate Studies -- Archives..
    University of California, Irvine. Office of Graduate Studies..
    University of California, Irvine. Office of Research and Graduate Studies -- Archives..
    Catalogs -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century.
    Catalogs -- California -- Irvine -- 21st century.
    Directories -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.
    Ephemera -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century.
    Ephemera -- California -- Irvine -- 21st century.
    Newsletters -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century.
    Newsletters -- California -- Irvine -- 21st century.
    Posters -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century.
    Programs -- California -- Irvine -- 20th century.
    Reports -- California -- Irvine -- 21st century.
    Reports -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.