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Remembering the directions to John and Kathy King's home in the hilly southern end of the UC Irvine campus is a bit like cramming for a history exam. Drive past Blake (the English poet and painter), Curie (the husband-and-wife French physicists), Dickens (the English novelist) and Gibbs (the American mathematical physicist). Then hang a right at Harvey. You remember William Harvey: the British physician who discovered how blood circulates in the body.
April 7, 2008 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
Had Dave Serrano not done his job so masterfully at UC Irvine the last three seasons, this weekend would have passed without notice. The Big West Conference might not be so highly regarded. And Irvine fans never would have learned how to hold a grudge. But in 2007 Serrano guided Irvine to its first appearance at the College World Series, where the Anteaters became the darlings of Omaha.
May 3, 2005 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
Beachgoers who get sick after swimming off two popular Orange County beach areas rack up about $3 million annually in health-related expenses, according to a study announced Monday. The report, by UC Irvine researchers, is believed to be the first to put a dollar figure on the cost of medical care and lost wages to people who become sick after swimming in ocean waters when bacterial levels are within state health standards.
March 20, 2008 | Tony Barboza
A registered nurse who spent 13 years as one of UCI Medical Center's top administrators was appointed Wednesday to head the hospital. Maureen Zehntner, 59, has been interim chief executive since 2005. In her new job she will earn $555,000 a year, along with bonuses and a car allowance. Among other duties, Zehntner will oversee the completion of UC Irvine's new $635-million hospital, expected to open next year. Zehntner was the medical center's chief operating officer from 1996 to 2005, a period during which the hospital faced a series of scandals.
July 26, 1989 | Gene Wojciechowski
It was shortly after Shannon Endsley's third goal of the game that two members of the North's women's water polo team, sitting quietly in the poolside bleachers, began to squirm a bit. They would have to face Endsley, a senior at UC Irvine, and the rest of her East team in the next round. The East team could be handled, they decided; Endsley, however, was an entirely different story. "She's so intimidating," said one of the North players, as she watched Endsley swim away from the goal.
June 9, 1989
Arson is suspected in two small fires that broke out on the UC Irvine campus early Thursday morning, UCI officials reported. The blazes were quickly extinguished and caused little damage. Colleen Bentley-Adler, a spokeswoman for the university, said the first fire broke out about 2:45 a.m. Thursday on the first floor of the university's Administration Building. She said that boxes of financial-aid blank forms were stacked beside a wall on the building's first floor and that someone apparently set fire to the boxes.
Over the last six months, real-estate heiress Joan Irvine Smith has become the biggest buyer of Southern California impressionist paintings in the nation, acquiring hundreds of artworks that depict the Southland's scenic past. Smith, granddaughter of the man who established the Irvine Co., Orange County's largest private landowner and one of its biggest real-estate developers, received a quarter billion dollars from the sale last year of stock in the Irvine Co.
May 18, 1992 | ROSE KIM
When UC Irvine advertised four years ago for a mathematical political scientist, Sung-Chull Lee was one of few in the country who could claim such an esoteric title. Lee, 36, uses numbers and mathematical equations, instead of words, to predict and discuss human behavior. At UC Irvine, he belongs to an elite team of researchers under the direction of Duncan Luce, a renown professor in the cognitive sciences.
February 9, 1990 | DANNY SULLIVAN
Street parking will now be allowed near UC Irvine to help solve a parking shortage in two of the private apartment complexes across from campus. About 100 parking spaces along one side of Stanford between Bridge Road and Cornell Drive should be ready for use by Monday. The new spaces are primarily for residents of Dartmouth and Berkeley courts, apartment complexes owned by the Irvine Co. where on-site parking has been extremely limited.
September 23, 2000 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UC Irvine goalkeeper Dan Hipp was a gangly, introspective high school sophomore in hotter-than-ever Fresno when he figured that playing water polo would be a cool way to get some exercise. "I was a geek," Hipp said. "I don't think my parents would like to hear me say those words, but I wasn't really interested in extracurricular activities. I was much more artsy."
February 20, 2008 | Peter Yoon
UC Irvine (11-13, 6-5) at UC Riverside (5-17, 2-9), 7 -- Irvine has won three of its last four games thanks to a defense that is giving up only 55.8 points a game during that stretch -- more than eight points less than the Anteaters' conference-leading season average of 63.9. Riverside has lost five of six games and holds a half-a-game lead over UC Davis for the eighth and final spot to make the conference tournament.
December 12, 2007 | Rich Connell, Times Staff Writer
Federal investigators have found that UC Irvine responded appropriately to alleged violations of students' rights stemming from years of conflict between Muslim and Jewish student groups on campus. The investigation was launched after a 2005 complaint by the Zionist Organization of America, which cited alleged anti-Semitic speeches and actions by Islamic student groups. The complaint alleged the university discriminated against Jewish students by failing to act against the Muslim groups. The U.
November 18, 2007 | Mike Anton and Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writers
One of Erwin Chemerinsky's jobs as dean of UC Irvine's new law school will be to create a reputation for legal scholarship for the school. But it's his other job -- chief fundraiser -- that will either make or break the fledgling school. Chemerinsky's challenge -- raising tens of millions of dollars to open the school in 2009, erect buildings and fund an endowment -- comes at a time of unprecedented fundraising in higher education, and for law schools in particular.
November 9, 2007 | Tony Barboza, Henry Weinstein and Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writers
UC Irvine gave Orange County billionaire Donald Bren the right to be consulted in the selection of a dean for its new law school in return for his $20-million donation, according to documents released to The Times on Thursday. The eight-page gift agreement reveals the scope of what Bren received for his money, ranging from major matters such as selection of the dean to specific rules governing how prominently signs featuring his name were to be displayed on the campus.
September 15, 2007 | Garrett Therolf and Maura Dolan, Times Staff Writers
UC Irvine officials on Friday were attempting to broker a deal to once again hire liberal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky as dean of its fledging law school, just three days after its chancellor set off a national furor by dumping him. Prominent Orange County attorney Tom Malcolm, a participant in high-level university discussions, said: "I think we are satisfied that if [UCI Chancellor Michael V.
September 14, 2007 | Garrett Therolf, Rebecca Trounson and Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writers
For decades, UC Irvine has aspired to open Orange County's first top-flight law school, declaring it to be the university's glaring "missing piece." The effort was thrown into turmoil after UCI Chancellor Michael V. Drake abruptly dropped respected liberal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky as the school's first dean. Drake said he had lost confidence in the educator, in part, because of Chemerinsky's recent opinion articles that made him a "lightning rod," including a scathing rebuke of U.S. Atty. Gen.
May 18, 1990 | DANICA KIRKA
Thessaly Lynne Miles' dream was to be typical--to go to a university, to live in a dormitory, to go to college dances. Miles knew life in the dorms would be complicated because she had a muscle disorder, possibly muscular dystrophy. She needed the help of an attendant in the morning and the evening, used a wheelchair and had a breathing support system at night.
Brazilian Coach Carlos Cavalheiro and fellow countryman Luis Pedroza stood astride the starting blocks Sunday at the track and field complex at UC Irvine, basking in sunshine and marveling at the vista, as the county's northern landscape sprawled before them. "There are so many places, so many tracks in the world," Cavalheiro said. "But this is one of the best of them. This is a beautiful, amazing track." The rest of the world apparently thinks so too.
September 13, 2007 | Garrett Therolf and Henry Weinstein, Times Staff Writers
In a showdown over academic freedom, a prominent legal scholar said Wednesday that UC Irvine's chancellor had succumbed to conservative political pressure in rescinding his contract to head the university's new law school, a charge the chancellor vehemently denied. Erwin Chemerinsky, a well-known liberal expert on constitutional law, said he had signed a contract Sept. 4, only to be told Tuesday by Chancellor Michael V.
August 14, 2007 | Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writer
Irvine Co. Chairman Donald Bren will donate $20 million to get UC Irvine's fledgling law school off the ground and have it named in his honor. The donation, announced Monday, will ensure that the Donald Bren School of Law will greet an expected first class of 67 students on schedule in fall 2009, said UCI Chancellor Michael V. Drake. "Mr Bren is an astute investor and . . . wants this law school to be the very best that it can be," Drake said.
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