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February 6, 2007 | Jim Puzzanghera, Times Staff Writer
Hollywood plans to show the nation's capital today that it's more than just a pretty face, with the help of some of its most recognizable ones. In what amounts to a Hollywood 101 course, the Motion Picture Assn. of America trade group is holding a daylong primer on movie industry economics that will include cameos by two household names and current Oscar nominees: actor Will Smith and director Clint Eastwood.
January 29, 2007 | Chris Pasles
Los Angeles Opera and the University of Judaism will hold a symposium on the opera company's multiyear "Recovered Voices" project at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Gindi Auditorium, 15600 Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. L.A. Opera music director James Conlon will lead the discussion about composers whose works were banished by the Third Reich and who died in the Holocaust, emigrated from Germany or in rare cases survived the war.
September 22, 2006 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
For Latino students to succeed in school and advance to college, teachers, parents and community leaders must work together to encourage students, including reading to toddlers and offering rigorous classes in high schools, policymakers said Thursday at a conference on education in Santa Ana. "We must continue to set the bar high for Hispanic students. We know they can meet it," said Elizabeth Casas Ray, director of Hispanic communications and outreach for the U.S. Department of Education.
May 16, 2006 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
Art conservators have had several centuries to figure out the nature of oil paint. They know how weather, humidity and chemical changes can affect it over time. They know how it oxidizes, cracks and turns yellow and how to clean it. Modern paints, made over the last 70 years with an ever-expanding array of synthetic products, are much more perplexing. Help is on the way in "Modern Paints," a symposium at Tate Modern in London today through Thursday.
April 29, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Many scientists are trying to quantify what religious traditions have long preached: that strong spiritual convictions can mean a healthy body. Some recent findings are far from conclusive, but they raise intriguing questions and suggest that more research is needed. Indeed, a sense of possibility and exploration infused an international symposium this month at UC Berkeley, where researchers presented studies exploring connections between body and spirit.
March 22, 2006 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
It could almost be the premise of a three-guys-walk-into-a-bar joke: What did the magician say to the country singer and the hip experimental writer?
November 1, 2005 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
Even if I hadn't been stuck in downtown traffic Friday morning, I probably would have been glued to the radio. Political reporters pressed special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald to reveal more about his investigation of a White House leak that outed a covert CIA agent than was included in his short report. He resisted, saying that he did not enjoy keeping secrets but that he was constrained by law.
October 23, 2004 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
In January, President Bush urged baseball and other American sports to "get rid of steroids now." In February, Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft announced the indictment of four men, including the trainer of single-season home run record-holder Barry Bonds, on charges of illegal steroid distribution. In April, the U.S. Senate threatened legislation if major league players and owners did not agree to a more stringent policy on steroid testing.
September 16, 2003 | Justin Pope, Associated Press
Backers of new radio-tagged product codes, a kind of souped-up wireless bar code, are heralding this as the week the technology finally moves off the drawing board and into the physical world. Unlike traditional bar codes, radio frequency identification tags don't need to pass under a laser reader. They already are commonly used by drivers with "speed passes" at toll booths, U.S. military quartermasters and ranchers tracking livestock from "farm to fork."
May 11, 2003 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
Ever wonder about the biochemistry of shark cartilage? Or what happened to Jews of medieval Spanish heritage? How about the subjective nature of Renaissance studies? Those were just three of the 345 undergraduate research projects on display Saturday at the UC Irvine campus. The 10th annual symposium had a record 503 student researchers this year, organizers said. The projects ranged from the natural sciences to humanities and performing arts.
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