UC-Berkeley Chancellor Will Step Down

The chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley since 2004, Robert J. Birgeneau, announced today that he was stepping down from his post at the end of this year. After he leaves office, Mr. Birgeneau, a physicist, will return to the faculty at Berkeley to teach and conduct research, the university said in a statement. The University of California system plans to conduct a nationwide search for a successor.

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