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Director's Statement I begin this annual report with an apology for its lateness and brevity.

Summary: Director's Statement
I begin this annual report with an apology for its lateness and brevity.
The 2003-2004 academic year, my second year as director, began
with an ORU little changed from the previous year. However, by the
Spring of 2004, very exciting changes and plans for significant growth
of the ORU were in place. On July 1, 2004, iQUEST and the
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry formally entered into a
partnership in which iQUEST would submit grant proposals and
manage all of the extramural funds that had been previously handled
by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. July, August, and
September, which would have been the time to write this Annual
Report under ordinary circumstances, were spent moving iQUEST from
their long-time temporary location in a trailer in front of the library to
permanent quarters in Broida Hall; hiring and training new staff; and
spending every available minute balancing and understanding new
accounts, submitting proposals, and handling the myriad other tasks
required to satisfy our old and new customers. Triage kept the writing
of this annual report below the top priority until now. We thank the
staff of the Office of Research and many, many other individuals at the
University for their unfailing support throughout the transition. We


Source: Ahlers, Guenter - Department of Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara


Collections: Physics