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February 7, 1998 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Nobel Prize-winning cancer researcher Dr. J. Michael Bishop was appointed Friday as chancellor of UC San Francisco. The choice, unanimously approved by the University of California Board of Regents, marks the first time a laboratory scientist, rather than a practicing physician or dentist, has been named to run the San Francisco campus, one of the nation's most prestigious medical research centers.
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June 15, 2003 | D.T. Max, D.T. Max is a contributing editor to the Paris Review and is working on a book about prion diseases, of which "mad cow" is the best known.
How do you win the Nobel Prize? Despite its title, this book is not going to tell you. More accurate is its subtitle: "An Unexpected Life in Science." Born in rural Pennsylvania in 1936, J. Michael Bishop was not a likely Nobel winner. His science education didn't begin until high school. When he was applying to medical school, he didn't know where Harvard was (ultimately he found out and went there). Still, he didn't set the world on fire.
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October 10, 1989 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Medical Writer
Two UC San Francisco scientists who unearthed "the seeds of cancer" buried deep in the genetic makeup of both humans and animals won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday. Their discovery is widely credited with sparking a revolution in cancer research. Drs. J. Michael Bishop and Harold E.
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February 7, 1998 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Nobel Prize-winning cancer researcher Dr. J. Michael Bishop was appointed Friday as chancellor of UC San Francisco. The choice, unanimously approved by the University of California Board of Regents, marks the first time a laboratory scientist, rather than a practicing physician or dentist, has been named to run the San Francisco campus, one of the nation's most prestigious medical research centers.
BOOKS
June 15, 2003 | D.T. Max, D.T. Max is a contributing editor to the Paris Review and is working on a book about prion diseases, of which "mad cow" is the best known.
How do you win the Nobel Prize? Despite its title, this book is not going to tell you. More accurate is its subtitle: "An Unexpected Life in Science." Born in rural Pennsylvania in 1936, J. Michael Bishop was not a likely Nobel winner. His science education didn't begin until high school. When he was applying to medical school, he didn't know where Harvard was (ultimately he found out and went there). Still, he didn't set the world on fire.
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October 1, 1994 | Times Wire Services
President Clinton announced his intention to appoint three new members to the National Cancer Advisory Board. Dr. J. Michael Bishop of San Francisco is a professor at UC San Francisco. He shared a 1989 Nobel Prize for research on oncogenes. Dr. Philip S. Schein of Pennsylvania is head of U.S. Bioscience. Dr. Vainutis K. Vaitkevicius of Detroit is president of the Michigan Cancer Foundation.
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August 4, 1993 | Associated Press
Nobel Prize-winning microbiologist Dr. Harold E. Varmus of UC San Francisco, was picked by President Clinton on Tuesday to head the National Institutes of Health. If confirmed by the Senate, Varmus would be the first Nobel laureate to lead the nation's premier biomedical research agency. The NIH has a budget of $11 billion.
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April 13, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Regents of the University of California on Monday approved the appointment of North Carolina State University Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, 56, as the new leader of UC San Diego, effective in August. UC President Robert C. Dynes, who was chancellor of UC San Diego until he took his current job last fall, praised Fox, a chemist, as a gifted academic and dynamic campus leader.
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September 24, 2000
On Sept. 14, the University of California regents approved salary increases for chancellors and other senior officials. These new salaries are effective Oct. 1. *--* Name/position Old salary New salary William H. Gurtner, VP, Clinical Services, UC $376,000 $389,200* Richard C. Atkinson, President, UC $337,300 $349,100 J. Michael Bishop, Chancellor, UC San Francisco $335,000 $346,700 Robert M.
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October 15, 2000
The University of California has been home to 43 Nobel Prize winners. Last week, three UC professors won prizes for chemistry, physics and economics. Here is a list of Nobel laureates. Berkeley *--* Laureate Year Field Ernest O. Lawrence 1939 Physics John H. Northrop 1946 Chemistry Wendell M. Stanley 1946 Chemistry William F. Giauque 1949 Chemistry Edwin M. McMillan 1951 Chemistry Glenn T. Seaborg 1951 Chemistry Emilio G. Segre 1959 Physics Owen Chamberlain* 1959 Physics Donald A.
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October 10, 1989 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Medical Writer
Two UC San Francisco scientists who unearthed "the seeds of cancer" buried deep in the genetic makeup of both humans and animals won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday. Their discovery is widely credited with sparking a revolution in cancer research. Drs. J. Michael Bishop and Harold E.
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May 4, 1995 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Adrian Malone's three-part series on PBS, "The Nobel Legacy," is absolutely not the place to go for a coherent overview of science's value. It's just terrific, though, if you want a mix of gorgeous imagery, some basic explanations of chemistry, biology and physics from three recent Nobel Prize winners, and some controversy. The imagery can sometimes be so awesome that it overwhelms the ideas. Dr. J.
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November 19, 1994 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The University of California Board of Regents approved a preliminary budget Friday that seeks an increase of $145.4 million in state funding from Gov. Pete Wilson to stave off student fee increases and halt an exodus of experienced professors. That amount is nearly four times the size of the $38-million budget increase granted the university system last year, its first funding increase in four years.
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