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October 16, 1991 | CAITLIN ROTHER
James F. Cowan, Ventura County superintendent of schools, received the Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award on Tuesday from the county Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. Cowan was given the award "in recognition of his contribution to the community both as an individual and as a professional in disseminating the democratic ideals of tolerance, equality and brotherhood among all the faiths," said Sol Robin, a member of the league.
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August 22, 2004 | Nick Owchar, Nick Owchar is acting deputy editor of Book Review.
One of Christianity's first hippies was a hermit named Anthony. He didn't preach free love or drug experimentation, he simply turned his back on conformity. In the Egyptian desert of the 4th century, this son of peasant farmers cultivated a "society of one" that developed into a powerful form of civil disobedience, James Cowan writes in "Desert Father." You might even say that every activist in the '60s or today has benefited in some way from St. Anthony's efforts.
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October 27, 1996 | Alan Lightman, Alan Lightman is the author of "Einstein's Dreams" and "Dance for Two" (both Pantheon)
In the monastery of San Michele di Murano, a boat ride from Venice, a 16th century monk sits in his cell. By candlelight, he works on his map of the world, his "Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio." Gleaned from the stories of travelers and traders, missionaries and scholars, it is a map not only of coastlines and mountains but also of strange peoples and customs.
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December 29, 1996 | ALAN LIGHTMAN
In the monastery of San Michele di Murano, a boat ride from Venice, a 16th century monk sits in his cell. By candlelight, he works on his map of the world, his "Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio." Gleaned from the stories of travelers and traders, missionaries and scholars, it is a map not only of coastlines and mountains but also of strange peoples and customs. In this charming short novel, James Cowan has created a set of mythical travel reports.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1995
I read your article profiling a local art dealer, which was highlighted by a large photograph taken in one of the gallery rooms ("Still Making Things Happen," by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, Sept. 17). The text described a work by an Allen Ruppersberg as being located in the foreground of the photo. The only two things I see in the foreground of the photo are a woman standing hands at side and dressed in black, and a table stacked with some books. Would you please be so helpful as to specify where the work of art is?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1993 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The year was 1955. The Iron Curtain was up. The Cold War was on. In Japan, a young investigator for U.S. Army counterintelligence was at a crossroads: He could return home to a plain, unexciting job as a schoolteacher or join the CIA and lead a glamorous, globe-trotting existence. Easy decision. "There was not much of a question about it," James Cowan said. If Cowan had one life to give for his country, it would be as an educator.
BOOKS
August 22, 2004 | Nick Owchar, Nick Owchar is acting deputy editor of Book Review.
One of Christianity's first hippies was a hermit named Anthony. He didn't preach free love or drug experimentation, he simply turned his back on conformity. In the Egyptian desert of the 4th century, this son of peasant farmers cultivated a "society of one" that developed into a powerful form of civil disobedience, James Cowan writes in "Desert Father." You might even say that every activist in the '60s or today has benefited in some way from St. Anthony's efforts.
SPORTS
October 3, 1998 | PETE DAL BELLO
San Marcos 55, Oxnard 13--Oxnard (1-3) scored in the fourth quarter on a 14-yard pass from Matthew Merricks to Mitchell Morimune and on a two yard-run by James McCowan at Oxnard. San Marcos (4-0) outgained Oxnard, 493-163. Bradlee Van Pelt threw for one touchdown and ran for three.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1999 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON
A conference on the topic of child sexual abuse will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the James F. Cowan Conference Center in Camarillo. Terry Kellogg, author of "Broken Toys, Broken Dreams," will be the keynote speaker at the conference presented by the Ventura County Child Abuse Prevention Council. The fee is $40, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. For registration information, call 388-4412.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1997
The Ventura County Economic Development Assn. presented four annual awards during a recent ceremony. The Carl F. Lowthorp Golden Eagle Award was given to Santa Paula resident William Simmons, president of I PRISE Communications, honoring his commitment to community partnership activities. The Dr. James Cowan Award of Excellence in Education went to Camarillo resident Phil Palbaum for his development and coordination of Impact II, a business education program.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1995
I read your article profiling a local art dealer, which was highlighted by a large photograph taken in one of the gallery rooms ("Still Making Things Happen," by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, Sept. 17). The text described a work by an Allen Ruppersberg as being located in the foreground of the photo. The only two things I see in the foreground of the photo are a woman standing hands at side and dressed in black, and a table stacked with some books. Would you please be so helpful as to specify where the work of art is?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1993 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The year was 1955. The Iron Curtain was up. The Cold War was on. In Japan, a young investigator for U.S. Army counterintelligence was at a crossroads: He could return home to a plain, unexciting job as a schoolteacher or join the CIA and lead a glamorous, globe-trotting existence. Easy decision. "There was not much of a question about it," James Cowan said. If Cowan had one life to give for his country, it would be as an educator.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1991 | CAITLIN ROTHER
James F. Cowan, Ventura County superintendent of schools, received the Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award on Tuesday from the county Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. Cowan was given the award "in recognition of his contribution to the community both as an individual and as a professional in disseminating the democratic ideals of tolerance, equality and brotherhood among all the faiths," said Sol Robin, a member of the league.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2000
* Jo Lynn Feinstein, director of continuing and professional education at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, was awarded the James Cowan Excellence in Education award at a combined meeting of the Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County and the Ventura County Economic Development Assn. Feinstein has served on the VCEDA Business and Education Committee for seven years and was one of the first co-chairs of the countywide School to Career Network. * Mohammed A.
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