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January 20, 1996 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the largest private donation ever to its medical center, UC Irvine received a $2.4-million gift for cancer research Friday from an Orange County family that founded one of the nation's largest makers of generic drugs. UCI's Cancer Center will be renamed the Chao Family Clinical Cancer Research Center in honor of the family, which founded Watson Pharmaceuticals in Corona.
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April 3, 1996 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As about 65 fifth-graders sat in rapt silence, straining on the edge of their seats to get a better look, Bruce H. Betts mixed a concoction of dry ice, water and brown sugar with a handful of dirt and a few squirts of Windex. A few minutes later, Betts, a planetary scientist from the San Juan Capistrano Research Institute, held the frozen mixture up for all to see: What looked like a dirty snowball with little jets of gas spitting forth from its surface was actually a comet in the making.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1996 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As about 65 fifth-graders sat in rapt silence, straining on the edge of their seats to get a better look, Bruce H. Betts mixed a concoction of dry ice, water and brown sugar with a handful of dirt and a few squirts of Windex. A few minutes later, Betts, a planetary scientist from the San Juan Capistrano Research Institute, held the frozen mixture up for all to see: What looked like a dirty snowball with little jets of gas spitting forth from its surface was actually a comet in the making.
NEWS
January 20, 1996 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the largest private donation ever to its medical center, UC Irvine received a $2.4-million gift for cancer research Friday from an Orange County family that founded one of the nation's largest makers of generic drugs. UCI's Cancer Center will be renamed the Chao Family Clinical Cancer Research Center in honor of the family, which founded Watson Pharmaceuticals in Corona.
NEWS
July 8, 1988 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Medical Writer
An extraordinary flip-flop by federal officials last week over continued financing for research into a total artificial heart was prompted by an unusual lobbying blitz by aggrieved scientists and an act of senatorial hardball, participants said this week. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute agreed to reinstate funds for the fully implantable heart after members of the U.S. Senate threatened to retaliate with new limits on how federal institutes spend medical research money.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1991
Lockheed Corp. says it is considering whether to close part of its research facility in Rye Canyon unless it can find partners to help finance the center's costs. The 511-acre center has excess capacity because Lockheed is getting fewer research contracts for aerospace development and because Lockheed has been shifting much of its aerospace work to Georgia from Southern California.
BUSINESS
October 4, 1990 | MICHAEL SCHRAGE
If it looks like pork, smells like pork and has as many calories as pork, can it still taste like filet mignon? You bet. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology--one of the world's premiere research institutions--squealed "pork barrel politics" when upstart rival Florida State University was awarded a National Science Foundation grant for a center to study high-energy magnetism (the kind of magnets you find in magnetic resonance imagers in hospitals).
BUSINESS
April 23, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it opens its new plum-colored biotechnology laboratory at UC Irvine today, Hitachi Ltd. will become the first Japanese corporation to locate a research facility at the heart of a U.S. university. The laboratory, called Plumwood House, marks a new approach for Japanese companies trying to tap into the latest technology spawned at American universities. Until now, the Japanese have taken a subtle approach, building research laboratories on the fringes of major U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 1992 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino has received $4.5 million in grants to begin a $15-million Library Initiative to substantially increase the institution's endowment for library services. The grants--$3 million from the Ahmanson Foundation of Los Angeles and $1.5 million from New York's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation--are among the largest lump-sum grants ever received by the institution, according to museum grants spokeswoman Christine MacDonald. A $1.
BUSINESS
April 24, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hitachi Ltd. opened the first Japanese research laboratory at the heart of a U.S. university with great fanfare Monday at UC Irvine as company officials downplayed concerns that the firm may try to walk off with research secrets. "It's my long-term principle that any facility should contribute to the local community," said Dr. Ryoji Yokoyama, president of Tokyo-based Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 1992 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino has received $4.5 million in grants to begin a $15-million Library Initiative to substantially increase the institution's endowment for library services. The grants--$3 million from the Ahmanson Foundation of Los Angeles and $1.5 million from New York's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation--are among the largest lump-sum grants ever received by the institution, according to museum grants spokeswoman Christine MacDonald. A $1.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1991
Lockheed Corp. says it is considering whether to close part of its research facility in Rye Canyon unless it can find partners to help finance the center's costs. The 511-acre center has excess capacity because Lockheed is getting fewer research contracts for aerospace development and because Lockheed has been shifting much of its aerospace work to Georgia from Southern California.
BUSINESS
October 4, 1990 | MICHAEL SCHRAGE
If it looks like pork, smells like pork and has as many calories as pork, can it still taste like filet mignon? You bet. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology--one of the world's premiere research institutions--squealed "pork barrel politics" when upstart rival Florida State University was awarded a National Science Foundation grant for a center to study high-energy magnetism (the kind of magnets you find in magnetic resonance imagers in hospitals).
BUSINESS
April 24, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hitachi Ltd. opened the first Japanese research laboratory at the heart of a U.S. university with great fanfare Monday at UC Irvine as company officials downplayed concerns that the firm may try to walk off with research secrets. "It's my long-term principle that any facility should contribute to the local community," said Dr. Ryoji Yokoyama, president of Tokyo-based Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it opens its new plum-colored biotechnology laboratory at UC Irvine today, Hitachi Ltd. will become the first Japanese corporation to locate a research facility at the heart of a U.S. university. The laboratory, called Plumwood House, marks a new approach for Japanese companies trying to tap into the latest technology spawned at American universities. Until now, the Japanese have taken a subtle approach, building research laboratories on the fringes of major U.S.
NEWS
July 8, 1988 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Medical Writer
An extraordinary flip-flop by federal officials last week over continued financing for research into a total artificial heart was prompted by an unusual lobbying blitz by aggrieved scientists and an act of senatorial hardball, participants said this week. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute agreed to reinstate funds for the fully implantable heart after members of the U.S. Senate threatened to retaliate with new limits on how federal institutes spend medical research money.
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