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Astrophysicist Bruce Macintosh appointed director of UC Observatories

Bruce Macintosh, Ph.D., has been appointed as director of UC Observatories.

University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., has appointed Dr. Bruce Macintosh director of UC Observatories (UCO), an astronomical research unit serving nine UC campuses, headquartered at UC Santa Cruz. Dr. Macintosh will begin his five-year term Sept. 1, 2022.

“This is an exciting opportunity for the University and UC Observatories,” said President Drake. “Dr. Macintosh’s scientific expertise and research are at the forefront of our nation’s efforts to understand the cosmos. His commitment to diversity and his focus on groundbreaking research align with the University’s values, and they will strengthen our faculty research, expand our student experience and take our prestigious program to even greater heights.”

“Dr. Macintosh is well-poised to lead the diverse components that comprise UCO’s mission,” said Dr. Theresa Maldonado, UC vice president for Research & Innovation. “His expertise and leadership will continue to advance UCO astronomy on the international stage.”

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