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June 16, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The University of California Board of Regents on Friday unanimously and without discussion named a UC Irvine dean, L. Dennis Smith, to become the school's executive vice chancellor. UCI Chancellor Jack Peltason hailed the choice of Smith, saying they would work together to continue the emphasis on quality and diversity as the campus prepares to nearly double in size during the new decade.
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November 6, 1993 | BILL BILLITER
UC Irvine Executive Vice Chancellor L. Dennis Smith is one of four finalists for the job of president of the University of Nebraska. Regents of the University of Nebraska are expected to announce on Sunday their selection of the new president. On Thursday, the regents interviewed University of Northern Iowa President Constantine Curris, the last of the four finalists to go before the regents.
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June 17, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
The University of California Board of Regents on Friday unanimously named a UC Irvine dean, L. Dennis Smith, to become executive vice chancellor on the campus. UCI Chancellor Jack Peltason hailed the choice of Smith, saying they would work together to continue the emphasis on quality and diversity. Smith said he plans to devote considerable energy to increasing the number of women and under-represented minorities in the ranks of faculty, students and staff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1992 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to criticism from the faculty, Acting Chancellor L. Dennis Smith said in a letter sent this weekend that UC Irvine's proposed sale of land for a highway "is integral to the continued growth and development of the UCI campus." In the letter, sent to the Academic Senate, Smith also disclosed that UCI will ask the Board of Regents later this month to approve the sale of 25.2 acres of campus land for the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1993 | BILL BILLITER
UC Irvine Executive Vice Chancellor L. Dennis Smith is one of four finalists for the job of president of the University of Nebraska. Regents of the University of Nebraska are expected to announce on Sunday their selection of the new president. On Thursday, the regents interviewed University of Northern Iowa President Constantine Curris, the last of the four finalists to go before the regents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1992 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to criticism from the faculty, Acting Chancellor L. Dennis Smith said in a letter sent this weekend that UC Irvine's proposed sale of land for a highway "is integral to the continued growth and development of the UCI campus." In the letter, sent to the Academic Senate, Smith also disclosed that UCI will ask the Board of Regents later this month to approve the sale of 25.2 acres of campus land for the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A UC Irvine dean's nomination to be the university's No. 2 administrator has raised fears among some on campus that it signals a shift away from a strong commitment to raising the number of women and minority faculty and students. UCI Chancellor Jack W. Peltason has recommended that L. Dennis Smith, UCI's dean of biological sciences since 1987, be named executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, a spokeswoman for Peltason confirmed Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1992 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UC Irvine's No. 2 administrator, cell biologist L. Dennis Smith, was named Friday to serve as acting chancellor beginning Oct. 1. Smith, who has been UCI's executive vice chancellor since the summer of 1990, will take on the added duties when Chancellor Jack W. Peltason leaves to become president of the University of California. The University of California Board of Regents unanimously approved Smith's six-month appointment Friday while they conduct a nationwide search for a successor to Peltason.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1990
The National Science Foundation has given UC Irvine $40,000 to help build a program that encourages minorities to become scientists and science teachers. The four-month grant will support the campus's Comprehensive Alliance for Minority Participation program, a new partnership between UC Irvine, the California State University campuses, community colleges, high schools and the private sector.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1994 | AILEEN CHO
A search committee at UC Irvine has appointed faculty member Spencer Olin, 56, acting executive vice chancellor of the university, beginning March 1. Olin, dean of the School of Humanities since 1992, will begin his new job when Executive Vice Chancellor L. Dennis Smith leaves for his new job as president of the University of Nebraska. "I was functioning very happily as dean of humanities and was indeed surprised," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1992 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UC Irvine's No. 2 administrator, cell biologist L. Dennis Smith, was named Friday to serve as acting chancellor beginning Oct. 1. Smith, who has been UCI's executive vice chancellor since the summer of 1990, will take on the added duties when Chancellor Jack W. Peltason leaves to become president of the University of California. The University of California Board of Regents unanimously approved Smith's six-month appointment Friday while they conduct a nationwide search for a successor to Peltason.
NEWS
June 17, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
The University of California Board of Regents on Friday unanimously named a UC Irvine dean, L. Dennis Smith, to become executive vice chancellor on the campus. UCI Chancellor Jack Peltason hailed the choice of Smith, saying they would work together to continue the emphasis on quality and diversity. Smith said he plans to devote considerable energy to increasing the number of women and under-represented minorities in the ranks of faculty, students and staff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The University of California Board of Regents on Friday unanimously and without discussion named a UC Irvine dean, L. Dennis Smith, to become the school's executive vice chancellor. UCI Chancellor Jack Peltason hailed the choice of Smith, saying they would work together to continue the emphasis on quality and diversity as the campus prepares to nearly double in size during the new decade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A UC Irvine dean's nomination to be the university's No. 2 administrator has raised fears among some on campus that it signals a shift away from a strong commitment to raising the number of women and minority faculty and students. UCI Chancellor Jack W. Peltason has recommended that L. Dennis Smith, UCI's dean of biological sciences since 1987, be named executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, a spokeswoman for Peltason confirmed Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1992
Nine UC Irvine professors have been elected as fellows of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, university officials have announced. The new members include William Sirignano, dean of UCI's School of Engineering; Dennis Cunningham, chairman of the department of microbiology and molecular genetics; Timothy Bradley, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Hung Fan and Edward Wagner, who are both professors of molecular biology and biochemistry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1992
The victory of Clinton-Gore also signals progress for the strong environmental movement nationally. However, local developments concerning the San Joaquin Hills toll road indicate that proponents of the environmentally destructive tollway haven't gotten the message ("Acting Chancellor Backs Plan to Sell UCI Land for Toll Road," Nov. 8). Despite the strong environmental opposition on his own campus, Acting Chancellor L. Dennis Smith announced that UCI will sell 25.2 acres essential to the tollway (incidentally, close to the recently opened Newport Coast Drive and MacArthur Boulevard)
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