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September 2, 1999
The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a consortium of more than 20 U.S. ecological research centers dedicated to understanding ecological processes operating at long time scales and over broad spatial scales. The LTER home page offers background information on the LTER Network, including research summaries and direct links to many of the LTER research centers.
August 31, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
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.
February 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
June 27, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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.
January 12, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
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.
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