- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
On July 2, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act into law, which led to the creation of UC and the other Land Grant universities. To commemorate the sesquicentennial of the occasion, UCOP created a Morrill Act slide show with quotes from VP Barbara Allen-Diaz, UC Cooperative Extension advisor Rose Hayden-Smith and UC Berkeley wildlife and forestry professor Reginald Barrett, whose great-great grandfather, Jonathan Baldwin Turner, was the leader of the movement that launched the Morrill Act. See the story at http://www.ucop.edu. The direct link is http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/27951.