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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1987
The Weingart Foundation of Los Angeles has given $2.5 million toward planned construction of a new computer- and video-intensive teaching library at the USC, announced the school's president, James H. Zumberge. The new library will have hundreds of individual computer and audio-visual work stations available to students around the clock.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1992 | LAURIE BECKLUND and LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former USC President James H. Zumberge, an Antarctic explorer who led the school to new academic respectability and increased financial stability, died Wednesday of a brain tumor, just a year after he retired. A dignified, gray-haired man of patrician bearing, Zumberge, 68, seemed almost a stereotype of a university president when he arrived on the USC campus in 1980.
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BUSINESS
September 24, 1989
Michael Schrage raised some interesting issues in his Sept. 14 column ("Entrepreneurial Gap at Local Universities"). However, I think his focus was too narrow to justify the conclusion that Southern California's three great research universities (Caltech, UCLA, USC) fail when it comes to generating innovation and entrepreneurship. Stanford's way is not the only way and may, in fact, not be the right way for this very different region. The fact is, Caltech to the east, USC to the south, and UCLA to the west, together form a special kind of "research triangle" in the fastest growing industrial mega-city in the world.
NEWS
February 8, 1990 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
James H. Zumberge, a former Antarctic explorer who has been president of USC for a decade and is credited with improving the institution's academic stature, announced Wednesday that he will retire as soon as a successor is chosen and takes office. "There is a time to come and a time to go, and I think the time to go is now," Zumberge, 66, said in an interview. "I'd rather make a decision myself than have my doctor make it or the Board of Trustees make it or the good Lord make it."
NEWS
February 8, 1990 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
James H. Zumberge, a former Antarctic explorer who has been president of USC for a decade and is credited with improving the institution's academic stature, announced Wednesday that he will retire as soon as a successor is chosen and takes office. "There is a time to come and a time to go, and I think the time to go is now," Zumberge, 66, said in an interview. "I'd rather make a decision myself than have my doctor make it or the Board of Trustees make it or the good Lord make it."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1992 | LAURIE BECKLUND and LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former USC President James H. Zumberge, an Antarctic explorer who led the school to new academic respectability and increased financial stability, died Wednesday of a brain tumor, just a year after he retired. A dignified, gray-haired man of patrician bearing, Zumberge, 68, seemed almost a stereotype of a university president when he arrived on the USC campus in 1980.
REAL ESTATE
March 8, 1987
A $1.5-million grant has been contributed by Hughes Aircraft Co. to USC's School of Engineering, to be paid out over a period of five years. The grant, according to USC president James H. Zumberge, will help fund a new building within the School of Engineering's planned Advanaced Technology Research Center.
NEWS
December 8, 1986
Ted Tollner was fired this morning as USC's football coach. Tollner said that USC President James H. Zumberge told him of the school's decision, saying, in effect, that the football program was not headed in the right direction. Tollner, who has two years left on his contract, said he does not know whether the university already has selected someone to succeed him. He is finishing his fourth season, and the Trojans still have a Florida Citrus Bowl game with Auburn on Jan. 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1986
The University of Southern California, its president, James H. Zumberge, and its administration are to be commended for responding quickly and unambiguously in the face of anti-Semitic activity on the part of a few members of the fraternity and sorority community. The lesson that the university provided to its college community and the City of Los Angeles as a whole is in welcome contrast to the bigotry acquired by these few students in their formative years. MARSHALL B. GROSSMAN Los Angeles Grossman is chair of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1989
Michael Schrage raised some interesting issues in his Sept. 14 column ("Entrepreneurial Gap at Local Universities"). However, I think his focus was too narrow to justify the conclusion that Southern California's three great research universities (Caltech, UCLA, USC) fail when it comes to generating innovation and entrepreneurship. Stanford's way is not the only way and may, in fact, not be the right way for this very different region. The fact is, Caltech to the east, USC to the south, and UCLA to the west, together form a special kind of "research triangle" in the fastest growing industrial mega-city in the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1987
The Weingart Foundation of Los Angeles has given $2.5 million toward planned construction of a new computer- and video-intensive teaching library at the USC, announced the school's president, James H. Zumberge. The new library will have hundreds of individual computer and audio-visual work stations available to students around the clock.
NEWS
December 5, 1990 | From Times Wire Services and
Trustees of the University of Southern California today named Steven B. Sample, head of a New York state campus, as the university's next president. Sample, an electrical engineer and inventor, has been president of the State University of New York campus at Buffalo since 1982. Sample, 50, is expected to become USC's 10th president March 31. His selection culminates an extremely secretive search for a successor to James H. Zumberge, who has been USC president since 1980.
REAL ESTATE
June 25, 1989
A $500,000-commitment from the Wells Fargo Foundation will fund a research fellow in real estate finance and economics at the USC School of Business Administration. In announcing the gift, USC President James H. Zumberge said it will contribute toward the goal of raising $557 million by June, 1990. USC's program in real estate finance and economics offers courses in all aspects of the real estate industry, including real estate finance, investment and development. The program awards about 100 bachelor's degrees and 30 master of business administration degrees annually.
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