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March 22, 1991 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite intensive lobbying by gay rights advocates, a student-dominated board at UC Riverside on Thursday recommended that Carl's Jr. be allowed to negotiate for a fast-food operation on the new campus commons. The action by the Commons Board of Governors capped a months-long campus debate over the political philosophy of the Anaheim-based chain's chief executive, Carl Karcher, whose longstanding support of conservative causes and politicians was termed "homophobic" by critics.
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December 29, 2007 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
Jim Wooldridge can still picture newlyweds Tim and Beverly Floyd loading up the U-Haul in Ruston, La., and heading west on Interstate 20, bound for El Paso. It was the summer of 1978, and the former Louisiana Tech teammates were at a crossroads in their fledgling coaching careers, with Wooldridge staying behind to be a graduate assistant at his alma mater and Floyd leaving for a job as an assistant coach under Don Haskins at Texas El Paso.
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May 30, 1994 | TOM GORMAN and PSYCHE PASCUAL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A gunman identified as a former Nation of Islam minister shot and wounded controversial former Nation of Islam spokesman Khallid Abdul Muhammad here Sunday on the steps outside a university auditorium where Muhammad had just spoken, officials said. Muhammad, 43, was hit in the left leg by at least one of five or six shots from a 9-millimeter handgun, officials said. He also suffered a graze wound to the right leg.
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June 28, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former UC Davis Provost Robert Grey has been named acting chancellor at UC Riverside, filling the post vacated by Chancellor France A. Cordova, who leaves this week to become president of Purdue University in Indiana, officials said. Grey has served as chief academic and financial officer at Davis, chief governance official for UC Davis Medical Center and as an executive vice chancellor before leaving in 2001.
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November 11, 1993 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Striking what they called a blow against political correctness, attorneys for a UC Riverside fraternity have made two top campus administrators promise to undergo 1st Amendment "sensitivity" training and drop their plans to punish group members over T-shirts that depicted stereotypes of Mexicans drinking.
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June 5, 1991 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Bellows has a few thousand wasps he'd like to unload on the public--at $1 apiece, no less. But these aren't just any wasps. They are tiny, stingerless predators originally from Israel, with an insatiable taste for ash whiteflies. Bellows, an entomologist at UC Riverside, heads a unique program designed to help residents fight back against the swarming clouds of whiteflies that have infested the state for the past three years.
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April 23, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
During a series of discussions Friday on his life and legacy, four students held an impromptu debate in a hallway on the UC Riverside campus that no doubt would have pleased the school's late chancellor, Tomas Rivera. "How do you refer to yourself?" asked one of the women students. "I am Hispanic," said Linda Ureno, 22. "I'm Chicana, and proud of it," said Carolina Martinez, 21. "I say I am human," said Esther Martinez, 22.
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November 15, 2001 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adding more uncertainty to the fate of proposed law schools at UC Irvine and UC Riverside, the highest-ranking academic officer of the state university system has recommended postponing review of the proposals indefinitely. The projects, which, if approved, would become the first public law schools built in the state since 1965, have strong support from the chancellors of the two universities. UCI Chancellor Ralph J.
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May 23, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
UC Riverside officials and campus police are on the lookout for arsonists after students put out two small dorm fires Monday that had been set, officials said. The incidents come four days after an equipment malfunction in the lounge area of Aberdeen-Iverness residence hall caused a fire that forced the rescue of seven students and evacuation of 840, university officials said. All three fires occurred in the same building. The first of Monday's fires occurred about 3:30 a.m.
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February 13, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The armored car that rumbled up to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Thursday wasn't carrying cash. It was delivering proof that the musty world of rare-book collectors is being laser-blasted into the 21st century by authors whose musings over the past 300 years sometimes turn out to be eerily on target.
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June 16, 2007 | Ashraf Khalil, Times Staff Writer
UC Riverside officials Friday canceled a commencement and some final exams after finding two homemade firebombs on campus and receiving threatening letters. The series of events began about 6 a.m. Friday with a tree fire outside the Life Sciences building, near the outdoor Carillon Mall where the graduation ceremony for the A. Gary Anderson School of Management was to take place. Firefighters responding to the call found one of the firebombs, said Bettye Miller, a university spokeswoman.
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May 23, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
UC Riverside officials and campus police are on the lookout for arsonists after students put out two small dorm fires Monday that had been set, officials said. The incidents come four days after an equipment malfunction in the lounge area of Aberdeen-Iverness residence hall caused a fire that forced the rescue of seven students and evacuation of 840, university officials said. All three fires occurred in the same building. The first of Monday's fires occurred about 3:30 a.m.
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May 18, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
An early morning fire Thursday in a UC Riverside dorm damaged a lounge area and forced the evacuation of 840 students while firefighters extinguished the flames, authorities said. There were no injuries. The fire broke out about 3:30 a.m. in the Aberdeen-Inverness residence hall.
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January 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A UC Riverside administrator was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of soliciting and receiving several bribes from the contractor in charge of constructing the university's psychology building. Theodore Chiu, 53, an associate director of the Office of Design and Construction, solicited a $50,000 bribe from Irvine contractor FTR International Inc. on Oct. 31, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.
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August 17, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Financial gifts and pledges to UC Riverside have doubled over last year to a record $40 million, Chancellor France A. Cordova announced Wednesday. The institution, which is promoting the establishment of a medical school, received a $15.5-million charitable trust in June from business partners and Riverside natives, the largest contribution ever to the university. It will fund professorships in the social sciences, law, public policy, agriculture and medicine.
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June 17, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two local couples have pledged to donate $15.5 million to UC Riverside, the largest gift in the school's history, officials announced Friday. The planned contribution, from the charitable trusts of Bart and Barbara Singletary and William and Toby Austin, will fund 20 professorships in the social sciences, medical education and agriculture. The posts will include a chair named for Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge, a political science associate professor at UC Riverside.
SPORTS
March 12, 2006 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
Fourth-seeded UC Riverside ended the longest championship run in Big West tournament history Saturday, upsetting top-seeded UC Santa Barbara, 59-58, in the Anaheim Convention Center. In doing so, the Highlanders qualified for their first trip to the NCAA Division I tournament. It was the ninth straight win for Riverside (16-14), the lowest-seeded team to win the 23-year-old tournament.
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February 7, 2000 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Big West Conference board of directors is expected to vote Wednesday to add Cal State Northridge and UC Riverside, a conference source said. The board, made up of the conference schools' presidents and chancellors, will meet via a conference call to complete the long anticipated move to bolster its membership, which has been hit by defections in the last year. Nevada moves to the Western Athletic Conference next fall.
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March 12, 2006 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
Fourth-seeded UC Riverside ended the longest championship run in Big West tournament history Saturday, upsetting top-seeded UC Santa Barbara, 59-58, in the Anaheim Convention Center. In doing so, the Highlanders qualified for their first trip to the NCAA Division I tournament. It was the ninth straight win for Riverside (16-14), the lowest-seeded team to win the 23-year-old tournament.
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May 20, 2005 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
For nearly a century, UC Riverside has been creating Frankenstein-like citrus in its groves and laboratories -- all in an effort to build the tastiest, hardiest fruits. Behold the dull, gold Chandler pummelos, the oversized ancestors of grapefruit, that are as big as a baby's head; Gold Nugget mandarins, with Crayola-orange rinds and sides squashed flat; and Kaffir limes, looking like so many electric-green golf balls. These are not your run-of-the-mill oranges from Ralphs.
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