November 14, 1987 |
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.
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October 2, 1997 |
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.
June 7, 1994 |
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.
November 30, 1994 |
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.
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November 13, 1991 |
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.
October 20, 1990 |
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.
June 1, 1988 |
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.
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November 25, 2003 |
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.
January 14, 2007 |
En Li left China in 1986, convinced that was the best way to become a world-class biologist. The alternative was getting trained at poorly equipped Chinese labs or universities hollowed by the Cultural Revolution. So the graduate of Peking University went to Boston and obtained a doctorate in biology from MIT. He joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School, teaching and doing cutting-edge research in genetics.
December 4, 1988 |
Night has fallen here, and the monkey doctors are having a party. The scene is a dinner-dance at a Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS where 250 veterinarians and researchers are letting off steam after two days of intense scientific discussions. With cowboy hats clamped to their heads, some down margaritas. Others venture onto the dance floor where a Texas trio warbles such tunes as "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Redneck Mother."