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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1999 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former UC Irvine scientist under scrutiny in a campus ethics inquiry on Thursday conceded misstatements in a research article that was used to promote nutritional supplements in which he had a financial interest. Dr. Darryl See, a Huntington Beach physician once considered a promising researcher in infectious diseases at UCI's medical school, quit last year following admitted research improprieties.
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NEWS
September 30, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER
Each day thousands of motorists are bemused and perplexed by the Zzyzx turnoff signs on Interstate 15, the busy Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas highway. What does it mean? How do you say it? It's pronounced Zeye-Zix. The turnoff is a 4 1/2-mile dirt road leading to the former headquarters of the late super-squatter Curtis Howe Springer, one of the Mojave Desert's most colorful characters.
NEWS
November 14, 1987 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation has selected 100 acres of donated land in a rural area of eastern Ventura County as the site for the proposed $30-million Reagan presidential library and public policy research center, it was announced Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1997 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Ending a year-and-a-half nationwide search to replace well-known surgeon and patient advocate Dr. Susan Love, the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center announced Wednesday that its new director is Dr. Helena Chang, a researcher and cancer surgeon from Brown University in Providence, R.I. Chang, 48, who has a doctorate in immunology in addition to her medical degree, was one of more than 50 applicants who sought to run the breast center, which treats 3,900 women a year.
NEWS
June 7, 1994 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cancer research and treatment program at UC Irvine is on the verge of winning a long-coveted National Cancer Institute designation that would make it one of the top five centers in Southern California, officials say. Being named an NCI "clinical cancer center" could bring the university up to $2.4 million over the next three years, while also attracting additional grants, top-flight researchers and patients wanting access to cutting-edge medicine.
NEWS
November 30, 1994 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One hundred years ago today, five men and two women were secretly transported by barge up the Mississippi River to an abandoned Louisiana plantation. The seven were suffering from leprosy, one of the most feared and loathed conditions of the time. And the plantation was to become the one hospital in the United States devoted solely to treating the disease and to offering a long-term sanctuary to its patients.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1991 | KRISTINA LINDGREN
Cal State Fullerton officials on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious plan to form a joint university-industry center for research in systems engineering at the Fullerton campus. The idea for the Applied Research Center for Systems Science, which would work jointly with member firms to develop new systems and train future engineers, was formally presented to officials of 11 prominent corporations, including Rockwell International, Hughes Aircraft Co., TRW and McDonnell Douglas.
NEWS
October 20, 1990 | From Associated Press
The House voted Friday to spend more than $41 billion on dams, highways, airports and various military and university projects. In a rush to finish its work next week and avoid having to return after the November elections, House members voted overwhelmingly in favor of a transportation spending bill and another energy and water spending bill, together amounting to $33 billion. Also passed by voice vote was an $8.4-billion appropriations bill for military construction projects, including $3.
BUSINESS
June 1, 1988 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writer
The University of California at Berkeley was one of five universities named Tuesday as a "center of excellence" and was awarded a still unspecified grant to conduct advanced research into new techniques for manufacturing semiconductors. The award was made by Sematech, the semiconductor research consortium created a year ago to lead efforts by U.S. companies to regain supremacy in chip making from their Japanese counterparts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2003 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
USC will serve as a key national center for research into potential targets of terrorism and approaches to minimize terror's effects, under a $12-million federal grant to be announced today. The agreement makes USC the first university in the nation named by the federal government as a Homeland Security Center of Excellence. Such centers are envisioned as multi-disciplinary research centers that will tap the expertise of academics in evaluating security risks.
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