August 31, 1985 |
Phillip Cassadore, spiritual leader of the 10,000-member Apache tribe on the San Carlos Indian Reservation and an independent presidential candidate in 1972, died Tuesday. Cassadore, 53, suffered heart failure and died at Tucson Medical Center. He was considered the San Carlos Apache tribe's foremost medicine man and advocated a return to traditional Indian ways. He took over as tribal leader in 1956 after the death of his father, Chief Broken Arrow.
June 27, 2007 |
New research centers in California, Tennessee and Wisconsin will try to develop new ways of turning switch grass, poplar trees and other plants into fuel under a $375-million plan announced Tuesday by the Energy Department. The three centers will team up with universities, national laboratories and private companies. Each will receive $125 million to research new biofuel technologies over five years. The centers will be located near Berkeley, in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and in Madison, Wis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1992 |
Scientists at the isolated research station at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, are a little closer to civilization with the assistance of modern computers. The lonely outpost has been hooked via satellite with NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. The new service allows scientists at McMurdo to communicate via Internet, a computer network that joins many research centers around the world.
December 17, 1990 |
Two leading education research centers announced they have received grants to devise better ways to measure the thinking skills students will need to become successful adults. The University of Pittsburgh's Learning Research and Development Center will receive $1.15 million from the Pew Charitable Trusts of Philadelphia. For a related study, the National Center on Education and the Economy in Rochester, N.Y., will get $1.3 million from the John D. and Catherine T.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1996 |
With the help of actor Christopher Reeve and Orange County philanthropist Joan Irvine Smith, UC Irvine officials have launched a fund-raising campaign to establish what would be one of the few spinal cord research centers in the nation. The Reeve-Irvine Research Center, which could open within two years, would concentrate on developing treatments to repair and regenerate neurological function in spinal cord patients.
April 24, 1999 |
A student-led strike that has crippled Mexico's largest university threatens to indefinitely suspend much of the nation's scientific research, a prominent researcher said Friday. The strike illustrated the vulnerability of Mexico's fledgling research efforts, many of which are based at the sprawling, 268,000-student National Autonomous University, or UNAM, one of the world's largest universities.