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October 7, 1989 | From United Press International
Mayor Edward I. Koch, defeated in the city's Democratic mayoral primary last month, was named Friday to a one-year fellowship at New York University. Starting in January, Koch will give six lectures at the Urban Research Center of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He will focus on the economic and social challenges facing cities and the role of government in urban policy.
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February 11, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
USC ranked third among universities in the nation behind Stanford and Harvard for collecting the most contributions last year, according to a survey being released Wednesday. UCLA garnered the largest total of gifts of any public institution in the country, although it placed 11th among all universities, state and private, the survey by the Council for Aid to Education found. Stanford received $931.5 million; Harvard, $792.2 million and USC, $674.5 million. The next schools in the report's top 10, ranging from $646 million to $423 million, were all private institutions: Columbia, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, New York University, Yale and Duke.
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NEWS
September 25, 1992
Russell D. Niles, 90, former chancellor of New York University, retired dean of its law school and most recently an emeritus law professor at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Niles was considered one of the country's leading authorities on trust law. He was a professor of law at the NYU School of Law for 43 years, serving 16 of those as dean. He also served three years as chancellor of the university.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2014 | By David Colker
Clint Eastwood had a "make my day" attitude about Hollywood agents, including his own representative, Leonard Hirshan. "If he didn't return a call, he would have been history!" the screen tough guy said this week. But then Eastwood laughed and said, sadly, "I'm just joking. Lenny always returned a call. " Hirshan was Eastwood's agent for more than 50 years, perhaps a record in Hollywood for a major star. It started when Hirshan was already an established agent with the all-powerful William Morris Agency, where over the years he represented stars such as Jack Lemmon, Angela Lansbury, Walter Matthau and Sophia Loren, and also negotiated film deals for the likes of Elvis Presley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2013 | By Jason Song
USC President C. L. Max Nikias was the 13th-highest compensated private university president in 2011, making nearly $1.4 million in total pay, while former UC President Mark G. Yudof was the eighth-best paid public education executive, according to an annual survey released Sunday. University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer made nearly $3.3 million, ranking him first among private college or university chiefs, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, while ex-Penn State University President Graham Spanier was the highest paid public president, making $2.9 million during the 2012 fiscal year.
BUSINESS
June 1, 2013 | By DiAngelea Millar
New film school rankings show that New York University is No. 1, producing the most graduates that have participated in the production of quality films. This is the first such study from Ranker.com, a website that collects data and gathers answers to questions like "Who makes the best acoustic guitar?" or "Who is the funniest comedian?" In conducting the rather unscientific study, Ravi Iyer, a data scientist for Ranker.com, sifted through data from freebase.com, which he used to find actors and other film workers and their alma maters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2014 | By David Colker
Clint Eastwood had a "make my day" attitude about Hollywood agents, including his own representative, Leonard Hirshan. "If he didn't return a call, he would have been history!" the screen tough guy said this week. But then Eastwood laughed and said, sadly, "I'm just joking. Lenny always returned a call. " Hirshan was Eastwood's agent for more than 50 years, perhaps a record in Hollywood for a major star. It started when Hirshan was already an established agent with the all-powerful William Morris Agency, where over the years he represented stars such as Jack Lemmon, Angela Lansbury, Walter Matthau and Sophia Loren, and also negotiated film deals for the likes of Elvis Presley.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2013 | By Rob Weinert-Kendt
NEW YORK - David Mamet has his hustlers, Edward Albee his domestic warriors, Tony Kushner his brilliant self-flagellators. If playwright Christopher Shinn has a signature character, it is the manipulative victim - the half-sympathetic, half-deplorable sort of person whose suffering is real but who uses it as rationale for bad behavior. Most recently, Shinn explored this type of character in the Tyler Clementi-inspired tale of college bullying, "Teddy Ferrara," at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
SPORTS
February 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Irv Kintisch, 69, the AAU shotput champion in 1947 while attending New York University, and later coach at Manhattan College for 26 years, died Friday in Miami.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2014
Luis Avalos Latino playwright, actor on 'The Electric Company.' Luis Avalos, 67, a Cuban American actor who had a regular role as Dr. Doolats on the 1970s public television children's series "The Electric Company" and later was active in Los Angeles' theater scene, died Wednesday of heart failure at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, according to spokesman John Echeveste. Avalos joined the ensemble cast of "The Electric Company" in 1972, the second season of the PBS variety show that aimed to teach elementary school children to read.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2014
Luis Avalos Latino playwright, actor on 'The Electric Company.' Luis Avalos, 67, a Cuban American actor who had a regular role as Dr. Doolats on the 1970s public television children's series "The Electric Company" and later was active in Los Angeles' theater scene, died Wednesday of heart failure at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, according to spokesman John Echeveste. Avalos joined the ensemble cast of "The Electric Company" in 1972, the second season of the PBS variety show that aimed to teach elementary school children to read.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Todd Martens
In 2013, films such as "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Spring Breakers" and "Pain & Gain" showed us the corrupting power of cash. The just-scraping-by stress articulated by New York rock band the Parquet Courts, on the other hand, captures the souls who just can't get a break - a soundtrack for twenty- and thirtysomethings who graduated college and have found dead-end jobs rather than a career. There's humor, but it isn't always pretty. Stoned, starving and facing a meal that's little more than a bag of Swedish Fish, the souls that populate the Parquet Courts' most recent full-length, "Light Up Gold," are all on a mission of sorts, but what they're searching for often isn't clear.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2013 | By Jason Song
USC President C. L. Max Nikias was the 13th-highest compensated private university president in 2011, making nearly $1.4 million in total pay, while former UC President Mark G. Yudof was the eighth-best paid public education executive, according to an annual survey released Sunday. University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer made nearly $3.3 million, ranking him first among private college or university chiefs, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, while ex-Penn State University President Graham Spanier was the highest paid public president, making $2.9 million during the 2012 fiscal year.
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | Times staff reports
Some facts and figures about the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented today in New York ¬Ņ(TV: ESPN, 5 p.m.) to one of six finalists: In the beginning New York's Downtown Athletic Club, which presents the trophy, asked sculptor Frank Eliscu to design the trophy in 1934. Role model Eliscu used Ed Smith, a back on the 1934 New York University football team, as his model. The first design received approval from Jim Crowley, one of the legendary Four Horsemen of Notre Dame, who was then coaching Fordham.
NATIONAL
November 4, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A 19-year-old New York University student was recovering on Monday after he was freed from a coffin-sized space between two buildings in Manhattan. Asher Vongtau, 19, was freed about 5 p.m. Sunday by the New York Fire Department from the space, described in reports as a two-foot shaft between a university dorm building and a garage in downtown Manhattan. The student had been missing since Saturday morning. Vongtau was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was listed in stable condition on Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
In her role as a counterculture den mother to a group of suburban would-be rock stars in the new musical "The Black Suits," Annie Golden isn't just going through the motions. She knows rock 'n' roll. The 62-year-old actress was the lead singer of the Brooklyn-based punk band the Shirts in the 1970s. She was discovered by director Milos Forman when the band was headlining the legendary East Village rock club CBGB, and he cast her in his 1979 film adaptation of "Hair. " Although she has acted on Broadway, in movies and on TV - including most recently on the hit Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" - she still relates to her rebellious roots.
NEWS
November 17, 2007
Dental schools: A story in Wednesday's California section about an investigation into possible cheating by dentistry students at UCLA, USC and Loma Linda University incorrectly reported that the American Dental Assn. also was investigating students from New York University. The ADA says the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations does not have a pending investigation of students at the NYU School of Dentistry.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By David Ng
Casting age-appropriate actors for Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" was never practically possible. The roles of the tragic lovers have traditionally been played by actors older than the adolescent characters. A look back at some notable movie and stage versions shows that "older" is a term that can vary substantially. The latest movie version of "Romeo and Juliet" is to open in theaters Friday, with a cast that includes Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth. The play has been newly adapted for the screen by "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2013 | By David Colker and Steven Zeitchik
Film critic Stanley Kauffmann, who in the 20th century helped define movie reviews as an intellectual form, died of pneumonia Wednesday at St. Luke's Hospital in New York. He was 97. His death was announced by the New Republic, the politics and culture magazine that published his criticism for more than five decades. Although Kauffmann's commentary tended toward the intellectual and often went against the grain - finding fault in heralded movies such as "The Godfather," "Pulp Fiction" and "Full Metal Jacket" - he championed the rise of serious cinema in the late 1950s and 1960s.
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