June 29, 1995 |
A UCLA program will be launched next month to help parents who have learning limitations keep their children healthy and safe. The $1.5-million program, designed by the university's Neuropsychiatric Institute, will show these parents how to identify their children's health problems early so they can decide whether to provide care themselves or seek medical help.
November 3, 1991 |
When Eugene Volokh was 9 years old, his father sought out Michel Melkanoff at UCLA. "My son's a genius," Vladimir Volokh told the UCLA professor. "I've heard that before," Melkanoff replied. "He's studying differential equations on his own," the father said. "Now that's interesting," Melkanoff conceded. Eugene Volokh was 12 when he matriculated at UCLA in 1980.
January 9, 1988
Why is it every time I read about UCLA basketball I have to be reminded that they don't compare to the awesome teams of long ago? Lots of things change in sports. Why must the current team and fans be subjected to silly references and comparisons to past years? It is time for all to let go of the past, smug in the knowledge that the UCLA program is still the best in history and the banners a reminder in Pauley Pavilion. They may even have a losing season this year. So what!
December 1, 1985
The article by Jerry Payne, "Learning the Fun Way at Cambridge" (Nov. 3), creates an erroneous impression of the Cambridge/UCLA program. I participated in the program in 1980, 1984 and 1985, and I can assure you that it is not a travel experience. It is in all respects a serious educational experience. . . . The article with its supercilious approach does a great disservice to UCLA inasmuch as the Extension Division is trying to develop the Cambridge program as a serious educational experience.
March 10, 1990
In four years at UCLA, all Walt Hazzard did was win two Pac-10 championships, including the first Pac-10 tournament in 1986, win the NIT championship in 1985, and average 19 wins a season with significantly less talent than the current team. Walt was never reprimanded by the Pac-10 for berating officials, his players were not known as whiners and he never lost five games in a row. You can't blame Coach Hazzard anymore for the ills affecting the program. If he had had a team with this much talent that consistently played this poorly, the media and the boosters would have hung him in effigy.
May 5, 2007
Was the NFL draft a reflection of the UCLA program? No Bruins (except kicker Justin Medlock). All-Pac-10 defensive end Justin Hickman has to walk on with the Redskins, while players from Coastal Carolina, Troy, Elon, Central Connecticut State and Alabama A&M are drafted. Be glad the Bruins didn't play Elon in a bowl! Spring practice news is a repeat of last year's: quarterback controversy, injured running backs, offense can't score on defense. Do something, Coach Dorrell, there's nothing to lose.