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May 1, 1992 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Called "A Season of Celebration," the 1992-93 season at the UCLA Center for the Arts promises a lineup of instrumental and vocal soloists, dance and music ensembles and theatrical attractions--including the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, sopranos Kathleen Battle and Dawn Upshaw, violinist Midori, pianist Vladimir Viardo, the Kronos Quartet, the dance companies of Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey and Susan Marshall, the Guarneri and Lindsay String Quartets and the Australian Chamber
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November 13, 2013 | By David Wharton
The UCLA basketball team's biggest improvement in the early season involves one of its biggest players. Center Tony Parker had a career night against Oakland on Tuesday, scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in 34 minutes. Compare that to the season opener against Drexel when, hampered by early fouls, he finished with six points and five rebounds in only 20 minutes. "It felt great," Parker said of Tuesday's game. "Coach [Steve Alford] was really on me about keeping out of foul trouble.
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SPORTS
October 7, 2012 | By David Wharton
The big man has a message for everyone who doubts him. Two simple words for fans who call him soggy around the middle and too slow down the court. A succinct reply to detractors who insist that he has squandered his God-given talent - and hurt his team - by habitually eating his way out of shape. Joshua Smith nods his head: "They're right. " And UCLA's center, a lightning rod for criticism over the past two years, realizes the skeptics will not be easily swayed. Not by the fact that he returned from summer vacation incrementally slimmer.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
It was a balmy late-autumn Sunday in L.A.'s historic West Adams district, during what Henry James would've called "the perfect middle" of the afternoon. Nattily dressed visitors strolled through a hedge-rowed Italianate garden bathed in ocher light. Some paused to admire the facade of a handsome Baroque red-brick building, inspired by Sir Christopher Wren's Hampton Court in London. Yet the prime attraction was taking place inside, not outside, UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
NEWS
May 5, 1985
UCLA's Center for International and Strategic Affairs has received two grants for its programs in international security and arms control research and education. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has given a four-year, $400,000 grant. The Department of Education has given a grant to establish a joint program with USC's School of International Relations for the study of international security issues. The amount of the Department of Education grant has yet to be determined, officials said.
NEWS
November 25, 1988
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women is honoring Karen Rowe, its founding director, and launching the center fund for faculty research Tuesday at a dinner in the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel. The center is a formally organized research unit that focuses on gender-related issues in all fields of study.
NEWS
January 4, 1985
The Child Life Program at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center has received an $85,028 gift from the McDonald's Operators Assn. of Southern California. The donation is from proceeds of the McDonald's All American High School Basketball Game last April at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. The Child Life Program annually assists 45,000 chronically or terminally ill children and their families.
NEWS
October 13, 1994
I want to convey our great pleasure and appreciation for the Sept. 4 "For Seniors" feature ("Bridges Wins Hands Down for 'Living Better Longer' "). This article described the UCLA Center on Aging's Sept. 27 program, "Eating to Live Better Longer," and included an interview with Lloyd Bridges. (In a recent conversation with me, Mr. Bridges also expressed his delight with the article and how much he enjoyed speaking to the L.A. Times staff people who came to his home.) If you ever wonder who reads this feature, we can attest to the fact that it has an enormous audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1997
UCLA Center for the Performing Arts has launched an interactive Web site that will focus on center events, allowing users to purchase tickets online and take advantage of promotional offers. The site provides performance schedules, as well as additional information about artists and musicians appearing during the current season. The site also has links to artists' personal sites and other related sites and can be accessed at http://www.performingarts.ucla.edu.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 1994 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
If "Stomp"--the dance/theater/bang-or-jump-on-what-ever-you-find ode to rhythm--is about anything, it's about finding unexpected music in everyday tedium. The all-percussive, new vaudevillian theater piece began in the early 1980s as part of the act of a British busking band called Pookiesnackenburger. "Stomp" had its official premiere at Edinburgh in 1991 and has since played much of Europe and been a hit off Broadway.
BUSINESS
November 28, 2012 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
A national report card on patient safety gave a failing grade to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, one of the country's most prestigious hospitals and one of only 25 nationwide to receive such low marks. In a report issued Wednesday, the Leapfrog Group, an employer-backed nonprofit group focused on healthcare quality, gave a letter grade of F to UCLA Medical Center for performing poorly on several measures tied to preventing medical errors, patient infections and deaths. Leapfrog withheld a failing grade for UCLA in June when it released its first-ever hospital safety scores to give low-performing hospitals time to show improvement.
SPORTS
October 7, 2012 | By Chris Foster
UCLA guard Tyler Lamb is to undergo arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to repair loose cartilage in his left knee. He is expected to miss four to six weeks. Lamb was not injured during a workout, a school official said. He has been experiencing swelling in the knee recently. "He's going to be diligent with his rehab, and we are hopeful that this will be a quick and successful procedure," Coach Ben Howland said in the statement. "He had a similar surgery on this knee the summer before his freshman year and he quickly recovered from that.
SPORTS
October 7, 2012 | By David Wharton
The big man has a message for everyone who doubts him. Two simple words for fans who call him soggy around the middle and too slow down the court. A succinct reply to detractors who insist that he has squandered his God-given talent - and hurt his team - by habitually eating his way out of shape. Joshua Smith nods his head: "They're right. " And UCLA's center, a lightning rod for criticism over the past two years, realizes the skeptics will not be easily swayed. Not by the fact that he returned from summer vacation incrementally slimmer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2012 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
For two months Stephanie Aldana's son complained of intense pain in his back and tremors in his legs. Doctors visits revealed nothing. She could do little but try to comfort 10-year-old Isaac as his feet swelled and his mobility deteriorated. Then Isaac lost sensation below his waist and an emergency MRI led to stark news: The fourth-grader had Ewing's sarcoma, a rare cancer that can attack the bones. Aldana and her husband were at a loss. How would they combat a grave illness within a vast medical system that had already proved frustrating and confusing?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO — UCLA's controversial plan to build a conference center and 250-room hotel on campus won crucial approval Tuesday from a University of California regents' panel. The $162-million project, to be built on the site of a garage south of the Bruin statue, was unanimously endorsed by the regents' buildings committee despite opposition from some Westwood-area residents and hoteliers. The full Board of Regents is expected to support the proposal Wednesday, a turnaround from March, when the plan was temporarily withdrawn after officials raised concerns about finances and the effect on private Westside hotels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2012 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
E. Richard "Rick" Brown, the founding director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research who pioneered the collection and wide dissemination of health survey data to influence public policy and was a leading advocate for healthcare reform, has died. He was 70. Brown, who lived in Santa Monica, died April 20 in a hospital in Lexington, Ky., where he suffered a stroke after moderating a panel at a conference on health communication, said his wife, Marianne Parker Brown. A professor in the Department of Health Services at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Brown founded the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in 1994.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 1993 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a focus on presenting one of the nation's "most diverse collections of quality artists and ensembles," the UCLA Center for the Performing Arts announced its 1993-94 season on Monday. "As one of the largest university arts presenters in the country, the center must continue to present challenging work that stimulates discussion and encourages an appreciation of other cultures," the center's director Michael Blachly said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 1998 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The North American debut of contemporary dance company Ballet Preljocaj's "Romeo and Juliet," appearances by seminal 20th century music artists the Kronos Quartet and pianist Terry Riley, and the New York Philharmonic's first visit to Los Angeles since 1986 highlight the schedule for the UCLA Center for the Performing Arts 1998-1999 season.
SPORTS
April 24, 2012 | Chris Foster
Tony Parker, last of the blue-chip high school seniors on UCLA's basketball recruiting wish list, gave three reasons Monday after announcing that he had chosen the Bruins. Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams. Parker, a 6-foot-9, 280-pound center from Lithonia, Ga., was in the spotlight alone in making his choice later than most, but the moment he signified his decision by putting on a UCLA cap, he became part of a foursome. "I thought I would go somewhere where I could really succeed with the freshmen that came in with me," Parker said.
SPORTS
February 24, 2012 | By Chris Foster
When: 11 a.m. Where: McKale Center. On the air: Prime Ticket, 570. Records: UCLA 16-12, 9-6; Arizona 20-9, 11-5. Update: Arizona's two top players are from Southern California. Forward Solomon Hill (Los Angeles Fairfax) is second on the team in scoring, averaging 12.3 points per game, and leads the Wildcats in rebounding, averaging 8.1 per game. Guard Kyle Fogg (Brea Olinda High School) averages 12.8 points to lead the Wildcats. UCLA center Anthony Stover, who missed the three previous games with a foot injury, played 11 minutes in a 66-57 victory over Arizona State on Thursday.
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