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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.
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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.
BUSINESS
January 14, 2007 | Don Lee, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 4, 1988 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, Times Staff Writer
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."
NEWS
August 17, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
New York has defeated California in a bid for a $50-million national center for earthquake research, it was revealed Saturday. A committee of the National Science Foundation selected the State University of New York at Buffalo for the center over the University of California, Berkeley. Buffalo and Berkeley were the two finalists mainly because they have the only two state-of-the-art earthquake simulators in the United States, officials said.
NEWS
August 2, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The country that gave the world such tongue-twister towns as Wagga Wagga, Bongolongong and Dog On Tucker Box is now ready to build the Multi Function Polis. The federal government this week announced a $9.5-million start-up grant for MFP, a planned billion-dollar city of high-tech industries, research centers and 50,000 people on what is now a toxic waste dump and swamp outside Adelaide, capital of South Australia.
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