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February 10, 1990
The San Juan Capistrano Research Institute now has a new home in the former Bank of America building downtown on Forster Street. This week, the City Council unanimously approved leasing the 10,000-square-foot building to the institute, which researches such issues as the thinning of the ozone layer, acid rain and carbon dioxide buildup in the atmosphere.
April 1, 2014 | By Monte Morin
Research that made international headlines with a purported breakthrough in the creation of highly valuable stem cells has been found to contain falsified and manipulated data, according to a panel of Japanese investigators. At a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday, the government's RIKEN research institute announced that it had concluded an investigation into allegations of misconduct, and found that the lead author of the study had improperly altered images of DNA fragments used in the research.
November 2, 1985 | Associated Press
The Soviet Union substantially outpaced the United States in deployment of long-range nuclear warheads in the last three years and is researching "Star Wars" technologies, a prestigious research institute said Friday. The International Institute for Strategic Studies also said in its 1985-1986 Military Balance publication that the two countries have about the same number of strategic warheads, but that the Soviet warheads have greater total destructive capacity. Numbers of U.S.
February 1, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
The Getty Research Institute is absorbing yet another chunk of New York City's experimental-arts patrimony, having recently bought a huge archive of video art, video and audio recordings of live performances, photographs, original posters and other materials documenting the first three decades of work created at the Kitchen, a space in lower Manhattan that since 1971 has tried with frequent success to foster creative breakthroughs in visual art, performance...
In one of the largest deals of its kind, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corp. has agreed to give La Jolla-based Scripps Research Institute $300 million in return for right of first refusal to Scripps' future medical discoveries. According to terms of the deal announced Thursday by Sandoz, the giant, New Jersey-based drug company will provide $300 million in research funding over a 10-year period beginning in 1997.
August 14, 2007 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
Thomas W. Gaehtgens, an internationally recognized scholar who is director of the German Center for the History of Art in Paris, will be the new leader of the Getty Research Institute, sources close to the Getty say. His appointment, expected to be announced today, will end a 10-month search for a successor to Thomas Crow, who left the prestigious position to chair the department of modern art history at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts.
July 7, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Scripps Altering Its Deal With Sandoz: The nation's largest independent biomedical research institute said it is reworking a contract with the pharmaceutical company to reduce the control the Swiss drug maker will have over the research center. La Jolla-based Scripps announced the change after its proposed affiliation with Sandoz was attacked in congressional hearings as amounting to a foreign buyout.
December 7, 1997 | MARY MELTON
Oldest title in Research Institute: "Speculum vitae humanae," by Rodrigo Sanchez de Arevalo, 1475 Robert James Waller titles in collection: 0 Periodicals in Research Institute: 133,032 Photographs in museum collection: 2 million Smallest piece of art on display: Gold ring, date and artist unknown, in "Beyond Beauty: Antiquities as Evidence," in Temporary Exhibits Largest piece of art on display: An entire French paneled room, circa 1755, in Decorative Arts Oldest piece of art on display: Bronze
December 7, 1988 | From Reuters
The meat from whales killed this year by Japanese whalers for research purposes will be sold for food, a research institute spokesman said today. Japan was pressured into giving up commercial whaling last year, but researchers killed 273 whales in the Antarctic Ocean this year. They said the catch was aimed at determining total numbers, but conservationists said it was a ruse to continue commercial whaling.
November 15, 2013 | By Michael Memoli and Jason Song
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation named a high-ranking White House official as its first president this week. In addition, the Broads announced a $100-million gift to their institute focused on biomedical research in Cambridge, Mass. The moves reflect the significant interest the Broads have in education and research throughout the country. The foundation tapped Bruce Reed, Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff for nearly three years, to oversee its Los Angeles-based philanthropic group that backs efforts to improve urban public schools.
July 16, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
For more than two decades, Nas' prolific career has been a hallmark for hip-hop, and now Harvard University has established a fellowship in the lyricist's honor.   The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University and the Hip-Hop Archive announced the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship on Tuesday. The goal of the fellowship is to provide chosen scholars and artists with an opportunity to show that “education is real power.” The mission of the Hip-Hop Archive, according to the announcement, is to seek projects from scholars and artists that build on the rich and complex hip-hop tradition; to respect that tradition through historically grounded and contextualized critical insights; and most important, to represent one's creative and/or intellectually rigorous contribution to hip-hop and the discourse through personal and academic projects.   RELATED: 'Life is Good' for hip-hop's Nas Personal projects of fellows may include manuscripts, performance pieces, album work, curriculum planning, primary archival research and exhibition preparation.
June 18, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
Daniel Sperling, a UC Davis civil engineering professor and international transportation expert, has won the Blue Planet Prize . The prize, given annually by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Tokyo, comes with an award of about $500,000. It recognizes outstanding achievements in scientific research and its application to solving global environmental problems. The foundation said Sperling , the founding director of UC Davis' Institute of Transportation Studies, “has devoted his career to mitigating climate change and accelerating the global transition to cleaner, more efficient transportation and energy.” In remarks posted on the foundation's website, Sperling said he would commit “the rest of my career to leveraging the tremendous reservoir of knowledge embedded in universities to enhance public policy, in particular policy that shifts the world away from the pending disaster of climate change.” “Humans are engaged in a risky experiment that need not end in disaster,” he continued.
June 12, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
After 20 years at the Getty Research Institute, Wim de Wit, the head of the architecture and contemporary art offerings there and co-curator of the current Pacific Standard Time Presents initiative on modern architecture in Los Angeles, is leaving the institution. De Wit is moving to Stanford University, where he'll be an adjunct curator of architecture and design at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, GRI director Thomas Gaehtgens announced Tuesday.
February 11, 2013 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
André Breton, the French writer who founded the Surrealist movement in 1924, is widely known to have been a control freak. The so-called Surrealist Pope was happy to anoint and expel followers based on his autocratic judgment of their fealty to what he regarded as the movement's essential principles. What isn't commonly considered is just how conservative Breton was -- odd for a champion of artistic experimentation. But that's one nugget found in "Farewell to Surrealism: The Dyn Circle in Mexico," a small but engaging gem of an exhibition in the gallery of the Getty Research Institute.
October 18, 2012 | By Jori Finkel
When the Soviet government sold hundreds of paintings from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad in the 1930s, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Raphael and Velazquez, they ended up working closely with one American art gallery: Knoedler & Company in New York. The gallery abruptly closed last year after more than 160 years in business. Now the Getty Research Institute is acquiring for an undisclosed sum the sales books documenting the Hermitage deals, among other resources that make up Knoedler's vast private archives.
October 25, 2006 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
The J. Paul Getty Trust, on the hunt for a new president since February, now has another high-level opening to fill. Thomas Crow, director of the Getty Research Institute, told colleagues Tuesday that he's heading east to become a professor of modern art history at New York University's influential Institute of Fine Arts. "I had always thought I would carry on at the Getty as long as I was able," Crow said, adding that "I probably wouldn't have seriously considered any other academic offer."
October 6, 1985
The University of Illinois at Urbana said it will build a $50-million research institute where scientists from many fields will focus on the processes of the human brain and how they might apply to computers. Their work may lead to a better understanding of how learning occurs and how machines can be made to learn. They will focus also on developments in medicine and factory automation, more powerful computers and improved air traffic control.
April 2, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Fred Zinnemann, who won directing Oscars for 1953's World War II drama "From Here to Eternity" and 1966's historical epic "A Man for All Seasons," never played by the rules. He rankled under the studio system and fought to get the films he wanted to make, not the inconsequential pictures the studios chose for him. "What he was interested in were characters who had to fight for what they believed in against all odds," said his son, Tim Zinnemann. "That is how he was in life. " So it's no wonder that the Getty Research Institute's retrospective on Zinnemann is called "Cinema of Resistance" because it reflects both the themes of his films and his personal philosophy.
January 9, 2012
Sidney W. Benson Former USC chemistry professor Sidney W. Benson, 93, a chemistry professor who was scientific co-director of USC's Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, died Dec. 30 at his home in Brentwood of complications from a stroke, the university announced. From 1977 to 1989, Benson oversaw the Hydrocarbon Research Institute with fellow chemistry professor George A. Olah, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1994. The privately funded institute was established to conduct research in organic chemistry and physical chemistry labs for use by chemical, petroleum, gas and power industries as well as governmental agencies.
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