May 6, 1994 |
An American employee at Germany's main nuclear research center has been arrested for spying for Communist East Germany from 1977 to 1989, authorities said. The expatriate, identified as Jeffrey Schevitz, is a former anti-Vietnam War activist at UC Berkeley who later taught sociology at Washington University in St. Louis and the State University of New York at Buffalo before moving to Germany in 1975. Schevitz's wife, Beatrice Altman, is also under investigation for espionage, her attorney said.
December 5, 1990 |
Trustees of the University of Southern California today named Steven B. Sample, head of a New York state campus, as the university's next president. Sample, an electrical engineer and inventor, has been president of the State University of New York campus at Buffalo since 1982. Sample, 50, is expected to become USC's 10th president March 31. His selection culminates an extremely secretive search for a successor to James H. Zumberge, who has been USC president since 1980.
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March 15, 2002 |
Rollin C. Richmond, the provost of Iowa State University, was chosen Thursday to be the next president of Humboldt State University. Richmond, 57, will become the Cal State University school's sixth president when he begins his new job July 1. He will replace Alistair McCrone, who is retiring after serving as president since 1974.
May 18, 1987
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor seven student film makers, four of them from California, at the 14th Annual Student Film Awards, June 17 at 7 p.m. at the academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
February 3, 1988
Dr. Joan Griggs Babbott, former executive director of Planned Parenthood od Connecticut, has been named interim executive director of Planned Parenthood-World Population, Los Angeles, replacing the Rev. Dr. J. Hugh Anwyl, who has resigned after 17 years. Babbott studied medicine at the State University of New York in Syracuse and has a master's degree in public health from Harvard University.
February 11, 2002 |
Chronic work stress and divorce can be a deadly combination for men, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the State University of New York in Oswego studied data from 12,366 patients who participated in the seven-year Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, will be published in the current issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.
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September 14, 2010 |
Harold Gould, a veteran character actor who played con man Kid Twist in the 1973 movie "The Sting," Valerie Harper's father on TV's "Rhoda" and Betty White's boyfriend on "The Golden Girls," has died. He was 86. Gould, who also was known for his stage work, died Saturday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement community in Woodland Hills of prostate cancer that had metastasized, said Leah Gould, his daughter-in-law. A former university drama teacher who launched his career in front of the camera in the early '60s, Gould appeared in movies such as "Harper," the 1974 remake of "The Front Page," "Love and Death," "Silent Movie," "Freaky Friday" and "Patch Adams.
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March 12, 2010
C. L. 'Max' Nikias University of Southern California's next president: Born: Sept. 30, 1952, in Komi Kebir, Cyprus. Became U.S. citizen in 1988. Education: Bachelor's degree, electrical and mechanical engineering, National Technical University of Athens,1977; M.S., 1980, and Ph.D, 1982, both in electrical engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo. Career: Professor at University of Connecticut, 1982-85; Northeastern University 1985-91; USC, starting in 1991; USC engineering school dean, 2001-2005.
February 2, 1996
Channing Liem, 86, former South Korean ambassador to the United Nations. Born in North Korea, Liem studied at Soong Sil College in Pyongyang, and Lafayette College and the New York City Biblical Seminary in the United States. He also earned a doctorate at Princeton University, where he helped form the Educational Foundation for Korean Students. He served as U.N. ambassador in the early 1960s during the government of Chang Myon.