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April 28, 1985
California universities have made an impressive showing with the election of 17 professors to the National Academy of Sciences. The academy selects 60 new members each year, and election is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded an American scientist or engineer. The University of California, Berkeley, UCLA and Caltech each had four who won honors. Only the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with six, had more.
May 25, 1998
* Honors Convocation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at the University Club. Speaker: John B. Slaughter, president of Occidental College, Los Angeles. * College of Arts, Media and Communication: 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oviatt Lawn. Speaker: Oz Scott, theater, television and film director. Honorary degree conferral: Abraham Polonsky, film director. * College of Education: 4 p.m. Wednesday, University Club. Speaker: Arlinda Eaton, )distinguished faculty member, Cal State Northridge.
September 27, 1988 | STEVE HARVEY, From staff and wire reports
A presidential campaign may be in progress but you'd never know it from the bare automobile bumpers on the local freeways. Political consultant Joseph Cerrell says that in the last few months he's counted a total of two stickers supporting the Democrats' Michael Dukakis on local roads and one supporting the Republicans' George Bush. A Times survey conducted on the San Diego and Santa Monica freeways Sunday found Bush in the lead, one sticker to zero.
The typical ethnomusicologist is an academic who travels to out-of-the-way places in distant lands, recorder in hand, capturing for posterity the exotic sounds discovered there. Eric Davidson fits that bill perfectly--except that he's a biologist and made his field recordings here in the United States. Davidson teaches at Caltech in Pasadena and is a founding member of the Iron Mountain String Band, which plays Saturday at Ball Junior High cafeteria in Anaheim.
February 22, 2012 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Roy J. Britten, a Caltech biologist who discovered that the mammalian genome includes large quantities of repetitive DNA sequences that do not serve as blueprints for genes, has died. He was 92. Britten, who had pancreatic cancer, died Jan. 21 at his home in Costa Mesa, Caltech announced. Britten and molecular biologist Eric Davidson, a Caltech colleague, also played a key role in the development of the field of evolutionary developmental biology, which demonstrated that most of the differences between species arise from changes in how similar genes are regulated, rather than from mutations in the genes themselves.
June 12, 2005 | Eric Sondheimer, Eric Sondheimer can be reached at
The high school sports season is ending with an eruption of ethical misconduct, none more disturbing than what happened with the Villa Park baseball program. Coach Scott Luke resigned last week when his athletic director and principal confronted him with allegations that several players held batting practice on the day of a playoff game, a violation of Southern Section rules.
June 2, 2009 | Mitchell Landsberg
Sometimes in the evening, long after her last class of the day, Patricia Medina has an uncommon urge. She wants to go back to school. "I want to come at night and just, like, make something," said Patricia, a sophomore at University High School in West Los Angeles. What could reduce an otherwise bright, engaging student to dreams of breaking and entering?
July 3, 2010
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. TUESDAY Michele Dominguez Greene : The author of "Keep Sweet" will read and sign her new YA novel. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175. Piper Kerman : The author of "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison" will present and sign her new memoir. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. Michael Maltzan : Zócalo presents a discussion with the architect and Frances Anderton, host of KCRW's "DnA: Design and Architecture," focused on the question, "Is Good Architecture a Luxury?"
January 12, 1986 | URSULA VILS, Times Staff Writer
He is definitely not one of your theatrical professors, not the formidable John Houseman of TV's "The Paper Chase" or the pedantic Professor Higgins of "My Fair Lady." Caleb Finch is strictly a university professor of the '80s--reddish beard, balding pate, plaid shirt, casual pants, friendly, laid-back manner. Don't let the picture fool you. Caleb Finch is intent on cracking one of the most pertinent of the late 20th Century's questions: the neurobiological process of aging.
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