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July 23, 2012 | By Nika Soon-Shiong, Los Angeles Times
Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel to space, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer Monday at the age of 61. She flew two missions on the space shuttle and after leaving NASA she worked at Stanford University and then UC San Diego, where she was a physics professor and director of the California Space Institute. In 2001, she founded Sally Ride Science to encourage kids to pursue careers in science, engineering and math. George Fuller is a physics professor at UC San Diego who serves as director of the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences at the university.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2014 | By Tony Perry, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
SAN DIEGO - A 22-year-old UC San Diego student has been arrested on suspicion of an on-campus arson. A second suspect is being sought, police said Friday. Hoai Vi Holly Thuy Nguyen was arrested on campus Tuesday on suspicion of setting two fires Dec. 3 at the Price Center, which houses restaurants and meeting and event spaces. Surveillance cameras show two young women entering the center at a time when it was occupied by several hundred students, police said. The cameras show the two setting fires on the first and second floors, police said.
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SPORTS
January 4, 1992
UC San Diego had a season-high point-total in routing the University of Redlands, 115-80, in Friday night's first round of the La Jolla Classic at UCSD. UCSD will meet Southern California College, an 86-67 winner over Willamette University in the other opening-round game, in the championship at 8 tonight at UCSD. UCSD (6-4) took a 60-39 lead at halftime, then cruised behind five players in double-figure scoring. Rick Batt and John Spence led the way with 20 points.
SPORTS
January 10, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
With seven starters back, including junior pitcher Kyle Molnar, a UCLA commit, Aliso Niguel is going to be one of the teams making a strong bid for a Southern Section Division 2 baseball championship this spring. Molnar was the league MVP last season and should be better than ever. Adding to Aliso Niguel's impressive returning cast are shortstop Justin Fowler, headed to Dartmouth, and all-league outfielder-pitcher Anthony Sommer, a UCSD commit. Then there's sophomore catcher Blake Sabol, a member of the gold-medal winning USA 15U national team.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 1986
A rare Bosendorfer piano, one of a series of only 15, has been donated to UC San Diego by a La Jollan who wishes to remain anonymous. The piano's value is estimated at $30,000. It was designed and constructed by the highly regarded Bosendorfer piano company of Austria in the early 1960s. The piano has been played in public only once, during a 1960 concert in New York City's Town Hall.
SPORTS
February 20, 1985
SAN DIEGO--In a game that was halted by darkness after nine innings Tuesday afternoon, UC San Diego and the University of San Diego played to a 8-8 tie at Olsen Field at UCSD. UCSD scored a run in the seventh, two in the eighth and one in the ninth on Dan DiMascio's two-out triple to complete a comeback against their crosstown Division 1 rivals. UCSD competes in Division 3.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1986 | LIANNE STEVENS
Last year the UC San Diego drama department sorted through more than 300 applicants from the United States and abroad to fill a mere 20 openings in its graduate program. Not bad for a professional theater training program that is little more than 10 years old. The department is one of 11 training organizations nationwide that belong to the prestigious League of Professional Training Programs.
SPORTS
November 7, 1987
Scott Rommel scored the first three goals to help lead UC San Diego to a 5-0 victory over College of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minn.) in a first-round match of the NCAA Division III West Regional men's soccer playoffs Friday at UCSD. UCSD (13-5-2), ranked No. 13 in the nation, will play No. 8 Cal State San Bernardino at 1 p.m. today in the regional final at Warren Field on the UCSD campus. San Bernardino (13-2-3) defeated La Verne, 1-0, Friday in the other first-round match at UCSD.
SPORTS
April 16, 1986
Lisa Michie pitched a three-hit shutout in the first game as San Diego State swept a nonconference doubleheader from UC San Diego Tuesday at UCSD. SDSU (16-25) won the first game, 10-0, and the second, 5-3. Stacy Sullivan had three hits in the second game. Patty Campbell was the loser in both games for UCSD (7-6).
SPORTS
October 3, 1987
Tim Vallez of UC San Diego won a five-mile men's cross-country race at UCSD Friday with a time of 28 minutes 26 seconds. Vallez helped the Tritons beat Chapman College in the men's competition, 15-50. In the women's five-kilometer race, Denise McFayden finished first in 19:44.1 to help UCSD win a triangular. In the women's competition, UCSD had 20 points, Cal State San Bernardino 37 and Chapman 80.
NEWS
July 23, 2012 | By Nika Soon-Shiong, Los Angeles Times
Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel to space, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer Monday at the age of 61. She flew two missions on the space shuttle and after leaving NASA she worked at Stanford University and then UC San Diego, where she was a physics professor and director of the California Space Institute. In 2001, she founded Sally Ride Science to encourage kids to pursue careers in science, engineering and math. George Fuller is a physics professor at UC San Diego who serves as director of the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences at the university.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2012 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
Thanks to a "very unusual combination of circumstances" and a quick set of calculations, a UC San Diego scientist successfully fought a $400 traffic ticket with a four-page research paper. Dmitri Krioukov, a senior research scientist at UCSD, successfully appealed his failure-to-stop ticket using a physics and math argument that ultimately swayed a San Diego judge. In the paper, titled "The Proof of Innocence," Krioukov offered a series of equations and graphs to show that it was physically impossible for him to have broken the law, as an officer claimed.
OPINION
May 18, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
We are taught to believe that ideology is the enemy of free thought. But that's not right. Ideology is a mere checklist of principles and priorities. The real enemy of clear thinking is the script. We think the world is supposed to go by a familiar plot. And when the facts conflict with the script, we edit the facts. So, for instance, David Horowitz is a stock villain on U.S. campuses because he deviates from the standard formula of coddling the usual victims and lionizing the usual heroes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2010 | By Larry Gordon, Times Staff Writer
High school students in Compton were upset in February when they heard that a group of UC San Diego students had mocked their hometown by holding a "Compton Cookout" party and inviting guests to come as "ghetto chicks" and gangsters. "We weren't going to let them have the power to use our name. We weren't going to let it slide," recalled Compton High School senior Ernesto Villasenor, who will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York in the fall. Villasenor and other Compton High students sent an impassioned letter expressing their anger about the incident to UC San Diego, where it was read aloud by a Compton graduate at a campus protest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2009 | Tony Perry
Blake Cole, 19, of Redondo Beach emerged from the surf Saturday morning, longboard under his arm, and professed himself satisfied. "Having fun and doing science," he said. "That's what it's all about." Indeed, the essence of the Physics of Surfing, a 1-unit course for freshmen at UC San Diego, is to mix physical exertion and intellectual rigor.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2009 | Leah Ollman
San Diego is a sleeper in the art world, always overshadowed by that rather larger cultural engine 120 miles to the north. If institutional and commercial infrastructure has often been the city's weakness, its community of artists has consistently been its strength. Much of the credit goes to UC San Diego, whose visual arts department was founded in the late 1960s as a conceptual enterprise in itself and emerged over subsequent decades as a haven for experimentation, interdisciplinary practice and impassioned irreverence.
SPORTS
January 8, 1986
UC San Diego took a 47-27 lead at halftime, then had to hold on to beat Trinity University (Texas), 80-76, in a nonconference men's basketball game Tuesday night at Triton Pavilion. The Tritons (7-5), who never trailed, were led by Greg Kamansky, with 18 points. Brian Backens added 14 for UCSD. Doug Hafer of Trinity (5-6) led all players with 21 points.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2009 | Tony Perry
It took two years of planning, a month of construction and then just four 30-second bursts of shaking. And from that shaking, academics and building-industry specialists hope to add to their knowledge about how to prepare California, and the nation, to withstand the killer earthquakes thought to be slouching toward us.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Regents of the University of California on Monday approved the appointment of North Carolina State University Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, 56, as the new leader of UC San Diego, effective in August. UC President Robert C. Dynes, who was chancellor of UC San Diego until he took his current job last fall, praised Fox, a chemist, as a gifted academic and dynamic campus leader.
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