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Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday, December 5, 2005
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Bernsen no-show at Friday regents meeting

Student Government President Cade Bernsen did not attend Friday's Arizona Board of Regents meeting. This marks the second day that Bernsen has not attended the meeting, which is a requirement of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona president.

No other ASUA representatives attended in Bernsen's place.

A president's failure to attend the meeting is a breach of the ASUA constitution and could be grounds for impeachment, according to the constitution.

Sen. Matt Boepple said after Bernsen missed Thursday's meeting that although the ASUA Senate can bring impeachment charges forward, senators do not plan to yet because impeachment charges are already levied against Bernsen.

The decision to bring the additional charge against Bernsen could be decided today or tomorrow.

Student Regent Ben Graff declined to comment on Bernsen's absence.

Comprehensive cancer plan unveiled today

The Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition plans to reveal the state's first comprehensive plan to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality in Arizona.

Experts will discuss the major elements of the plan, including cancer prevention, early detection and screening, diagnosis and treatment, quality of life, research and disparities. They will also use the conference as an opportunity to invite additional stakeholders to join the coalition and continue dialogue about cancer control in Arizona.

The plan will be unveiled in Kiewit Auditorium at the Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration begins at 10 a.m.

The Arizona Cancer Center, the American Cancer Society and the Arizona Department of Health Services are sponsoring the conference.

Faculty forum on compensation today

An all-faculty forum about compensation is expected be held today from noon to 1 p.m. in Gallagher Theater in the Student Union Memorial Center.

President Peter Likins and Provost George Davis will join a panel of faculty members to lead the discussion, answer questions and request feedback.

Regents professor awarded

Lynn Nadel, a UA regents professor, earned the 2006 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology for her part in helping identify the brain's mapping system.

Nadel, along with professor John O'Keefe of the University College London, explained the cognitive mapping theory in their 1978 book, "The Hippocampus as a Cognitive Map."

Nadel also directs the UA cognition and neural systems program.



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