Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsUndergraduate Degree
IN THE NEWS

Undergraduate Degree

FEATURED ARTICLES
BUSINESS
March 14, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Billionaire Philip Anschutz tapped longtime finance man Dan Beckerman to take the helm of AEG after the sale of the company was halted Thursday.  Beckerman will now serve as chief executive and president of Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc., replacing Tim Leiweke, who is leaving the company. AEG: A look back But who is Beckerman? Here's a rundown: -- Beckerman joined AEG in 1997 as chief financial officer of the Los Angeles Kings. -- Before he joined AEG, Beckerman was vice president of finance for the Los Angeles Clippers for two seasons.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2013 | David Colker
On Nov. 23, 1963, the day after President Kennedy was shot, NBC News producer and director Frederic Rheinstein was in a remote broadcast truck outside Dallas' city hall with his crew. Suddenly, a stranger poked his head through an open window. "He caused me to look up because in putting his head through the window he put aside a curtain allowing light into the otherwise darkened truck," Rheinstein later said in testimony before the Warren Commission, which looked into the assassination.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2013 | David Colker
On Nov. 23, 1963, the day after President Kennedy was shot, NBC News producer and director Frederic Rheinstein was in a remote broadcast truck outside Dallas' city hall with his crew. Suddenly, a stranger poked his head through an open window. "He caused me to look up because in putting his head through the window he put aside a curtain allowing light into the otherwise darkened truck," Rheinstein later said in testimony before the Warren Commission, which looked into the assassination.
OPINION
September 28, 2013
Re "Garcetti's goal: online yardsticks," Sept. 26 It's interesting that this article appeared in the same week that Boston held its primary election to replace longtime Mayor Tom Menino. Menino is my former student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His undergraduate degree in community planning was earned in 1988. Among other things, we used to talk about how to improve city services and how to measure progress in this regard. The fact that Los Angeles is looking to Boston for guidance in measuring departmental effectiveness is appropriate just as Menino is leaving office after 20 years with a 70% approval rating.
OPINION
September 28, 2013
Re "Garcetti's goal: online yardsticks," Sept. 26 It's interesting that this article appeared in the same week that Boston held its primary election to replace longtime Mayor Tom Menino. Menino is my former student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His undergraduate degree in community planning was earned in 1988. Among other things, we used to talk about how to improve city services and how to measure progress in this regard. The fact that Los Angeles is looking to Boston for guidance in measuring departmental effectiveness is appropriate just as Menino is leaving office after 20 years with a 70% approval rating.
SPORTS
May 8, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Former USC football player Khaled Holmes is a finalist for Sports Illustrated's award for college athlete of the year. Holmes, profiled last October in The Times, earned an undergraduate degree in classics and a masters in communication management. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound center was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of last month's NFL draft. Sports Illustrated will choose two athletes -- one female and one male -- as winners May 22 and feature them in the magazine's May 27 issue.
NEWS
February 11, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Although the cost of a college education is rising, the value of an undergraduate degree is falling to the point where "almost anything goes," the Assn. of American Colleges said in announcing the results of a three-year study Sunday. The association, issuing the study at the opening of its four-day conference, said: "The curriculum has given way to a marketplace philosophy: It is a supermarket where students are shoppers and professors are merchants of learning. Fads and fashions . . .
SPORTS
May 8, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Former USC football player Khaled Holmes is a finalist for Sports Illustrated's award for college athlete of the year. Holmes, profiled last October in The Times, earned an undergraduate degree in classics and a masters in communication management. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound center was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of last month's NFL draft. Sports Illustrated will choose two athletes -- one female and one male -- as winners May 22 and feature them in the magazine's May 27 issue.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Billionaire Philip Anschutz tapped longtime finance man Dan Beckerman to take the helm of AEG after the sale of the company was halted Thursday.  Beckerman will now serve as chief executive and president of Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc., replacing Tim Leiweke, who is leaving the company. AEG: A look back But who is Beckerman? Here's a rundown: -- Beckerman joined AEG in 1997 as chief financial officer of the Los Angeles Kings. -- Before he joined AEG, Beckerman was vice president of finance for the Los Angeles Clippers for two seasons.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
There's no shortage of drama in the Wagner opera “The Flying Dutchman,” a ghostly love story that opened at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Saturday. But the opening night drama came backstage about 12 minutes before the curtain was to rise. At 7:18 pm, Portuguese soprano Elisabete Matos -- wearing her costume and makeup for her Los Angeles debut -- had to step down from the lead role of Senta. Matos was suffering from mild chest congestion likely due to the onset of a chest cold, said an L.A. Opera spokesperson.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
  Mark Z. Danielewski will join us here for a live video chat at 10 a.m. PDT Tuesday. Please join us. Danielewski is the author of "House of Leaves" and "Only Revolutions," two novels that take formal experimentation to a new level. His works include thematic use of color and shifting and degradation of text formats on the page. To get a handle on how he approaches writing, it might help to know that he got his undergraduate degree at Yale and also did sound on a documentary about deconstructionist philosopher Jacques Derrida.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
Jesmyn Ward was struggling. Despite two master's degrees and five years of work experience, her job situation was difficult: She commuted an hour each way to a low-paying college teaching job. In her writing career, things were even worse. She sent out stories and got back rejection letters. Her agent tried and failed, and tried and failed again, to sell her book. "I almost gave up," Ward says. In the spring of 2008, she thought, "Maybe I should stop this. Maybe I should just quit and do something that would give me a steady, higher paycheck, like nursing.
WORLD
June 14, 2011 | By Ned Parker, Los Angeles Times
Sarah cries less now. The tears lurk just beneath the surface and anything can prick the memories. It can be a word that tugs her back, a word that leads to another word and all kinds of memories. But she cries less. When the minibus passes the jail where she was held for nearly two months, she tries not to look out the window. She bows her head and prays for friends who are still inside. It was there she often sat alone and thought to herself, "If I ever get out of here, the first thing I will do is finish my degree.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
  Mark Z. Danielewski will join us here for a live video chat at 10 a.m. PDT Tuesday. Please join us. Danielewski is the author of "House of Leaves" and "Only Revolutions," two novels that take formal experimentation to a new level. His works include thematic use of color and shifting and degradation of text formats on the page. To get a handle on how he approaches writing, it might help to know that he got his undergraduate degree at Yale and also did sound on a documentary about deconstructionist philosopher Jacques Derrida.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
There's no shortage of drama in the Wagner opera “The Flying Dutchman,” a ghostly love story that opened at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Saturday. But the opening night drama came backstage about 12 minutes before the curtain was to rise. At 7:18 pm, Portuguese soprano Elisabete Matos -- wearing her costume and makeup for her Los Angeles debut -- had to step down from the lead role of Senta. Matos was suffering from mild chest congestion likely due to the onset of a chest cold, said an L.A. Opera spokesperson.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1991 | KENNETH HERMAN and NANCY CHURNIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ten off-campus concerts by the International Orchestra of financially strapped United States International University, and one ballet performance by the school's International Ballet, have been canceled. Following USIU's filing for bankruptcy last month in order to draw up a reorganization plan to cover an estimated $14-million debt, the university announced Tuesday that the performances were being cut in an effort to reduce expenses.
NEWS
July 15, 1990 | IRENE CHANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hsi Lai Temple, the largest Buddhist monastery in the Western Hemisphere, will begin offering bachelor's and master's degrees next year, becoming one of a handful of Buddhist organizations licensed by the state to confer college degrees. State education officials July 2 gave permission to the 2-year-old temple to open a private school that will grant bachelor's degrees in Buddhist studies and master's degrees in religious studies.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|