June 13, 1985
J. William Schopf, director of UCLA's Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life, is among 20 scholars and scientists elected nationally to the American Philosophical Society. Schopf, a West Los Angeles resident, is a geologist, biochemist, paleobiologist, microbiologist, organic geochemist and electron microscopist, as well a professor of earth and space sciences at UCLA.
March 18, 1993
UCLA professor Fernando M. Torres-Gil has been nominated by President Clinton as U.S. assistant secretary on aging in the Department of Health and Human Services. "I'm excited about the opportunity to do my part in bringing about the changes that will improve the lives of older persons and their families," he said. Torres-Gil, the son of migrant farmworkers, previously served in Washington as a special assistant in the Carter Administration and as staff director for the U.S.
September 18, 1986
Leslie Steven Rothenberg, director of UCLA Medical Center's Program in Medical Ethics and an adjunct assistant professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, has been elected a Fellow of the Hastings Center, a research center for the study of ethical issues in medicine and biology. Rothenberg, a 1968 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, recently completed a six-year term as co-chairman of the Los Angeles County Medical and Bar Assns.' Joint Committee on Biomedical Ethics.
January 15, 1995
Two UCLA health sciences professors have been named to a distinguished association of scientists. Dr. John H. Campbell and Dr. Roger Detels, selected among 297 scientists nationally, have been named fellows in the Assn. for the Advancement of Science. Campbell, an associate professor of anatomy and cell biology, was recognized for his work on the theory of evolution and complex genetic systems.
October 31, 1994
Blake Reynolds Nevius, 78, a retired UCLA English professor and author of many books on Victorian and American literature, among them "Edith Wharton: A Study of Her Fiction." He was a former editor of the publication Nineteenth Century Literature and a founding member of the Library of America and the Virginia Steele Scott Foundation. Through the foundation Nevius was credited with bringing a new gallery to the Huntington Library. He came to UCLA in 1947 and retired in 1983.
March 8, 1985
Ralph L. Beals, professor emeritus of anthropology at UCLA and founder of the university's departments of anthropology and sociology, died last week at his Los Angeles home after a long illness, a campus spokesman said Monday. He was 84. Beals, who was hired by UCLA as an instructor in 1936 and taught there for 33 years before his retirement, was a past president of the American Anthropological Assn. and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Grant.
August 27, 1987
Manuel Miranda, a professor at the UCLA School of Social Welfare, is the new staff director of the U. S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Aging. He has been granted a two-year leave of absence from UCLA to accept the position with the committee. Miranda has served as chairman of the School of Social Welfare's doctoral program and as a senior research associate with the UCLA Spanish-Speaking Mental Health Research Center.
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January 17, 1986
William J. Knapp, one of the first faculty members of the UCLA engineering department and an authority on ceramics, died Wednesday of injuries he suffered while jogging on San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood A university spokesman said Knapp, 69, had been jogging in the bicycle lane about three blocks from his home and apparently had been struck by a hit-and-run driver. He was taken to St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica, where efforts to save him failed.
October 18, 1998 |
A school band is playing "It's Not Unusual," the old Tom Jones song. It really feels like fall. Leaves are on the walkways, it's a football weekend on campus, a furry mascot is prancing around in costume, students are beginning to wear longer sleeves and tops are up on the convertibles in the parking lot. Amandeep Shergill feels like starting up a cheer, so she does. "Give me an 'L,' " she says. But her friends are a beat behind.
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April 7, 2007 |
Carroll Johnson, a longtime Spanish professor at UCLA whose Freudian analysis of novelist Miguel de Cervantes and his masterpiece "Don Quixote" stirred controversy among Cervantes scholars, died Tuesday in Chicago after a stroke. He was 69. Johnson had been in Chicago to deliver a lecture, a UCLA representative said. A Los Angeles native who spent his entire academic career at UCLA, Johnson was past president of the Cervantes Society of America and editor of the scholarly journal Cervantes.