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August 29, 1999 | JANET WISCOMBE, Janet Wiscombe is a frequent contributor to The Times who last wrote about professional beach volleyball for the magazine
Sally Ride doesn't look like a woman outrageous enough to sit on top of a stack of enormous flaming rockets. There's absolutely nothing about her refined appearance or manner to suggest she has the grit to travel into the great, dark, airless abyss strapped to the seat of a hurtling piece of machinery. She's small, reserved, a reluctant heroine uneasy with eminence, a self-possessed but distant star who navigates her rarefied universe with quiet control.
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June 15, 2006 | Larry Gordon, Times Staff Writer
Most of us probably think of the acoustical tile as a humble artifact from Home Depot. But not so Emily Thompson. To the UC San Diego history professor, it is an icon of modern civilization, belonging on a pedestal along with Cubist art, Einsteinian physics and James Joyce's "Ulysses." Introduced just before World War I, the sound-absorbing tile represents humanity's new ability to manipulate the built environment and avoid the sonic assaults of other modern inventions, Thompson says.
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SPORTS
February 8, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Manila folder, bulging with congratulatory letters and telegrams, sits proudly atop the desk. Plaques acknowledging her distinction cover the walls of her office at UC San Diego. A photo album from a recent reception in her honor sits nearby. Judy Sweet is reminded daily of her influence. Teen-age girls call her a role model. Professional women consider her a hero. Talk-show hosts seek her time. College and university presidents desire her friendship.
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October 28, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The student council at UC San Diego has voted to ban sexually explicit films on the student-run television station. The move came amid controversy over a film depicting a man and woman having sex without a condom.
NEWS
April 30, 1987 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Staff Writer
In a steel file cabinet in a storage room at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, an extraordinary case of research fraud unravels like a chilling detective story set in the laboratories of academic medicine. It begins with the curriculum vitae of Dr. Robert A. Slutsky, Wunderkind and heir apparent to the dukedom of cardiac radiology. The resume on file lists hundreds of publications, grants, awards, appointments--a startling prolificacy for just seven years.
NEWS
August 1, 1997 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
None of the 196 black applicants to UC San Diego's School of Medicine has been accepted for the fall entering class, as compared with seven acceptances last year and 11 the year before, officials said Thursday. Twelve Latinos were accepted, down from 42 last year. But only five of those students plan to enroll in the 122-member first-year class--as compared with 16 who enrolled last year. And not one of the 27 Native Americans who applied was accepted, officials said.
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November 27, 1990
Saddleback College has reached an agreement with UC San Diego guaranteeing that students who pass all classes with a grade of C or better will be allowed to transfer to the university. Saddleback students will not be guaranteed their choice of major at UC San Diego, however. Because UC San Diego has too many computer science and electrical engineering majors, Saddleback students who wish to major in those areas will have to compete for openings with the university's current students.
NEWS
January 28, 1992 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Women who work outside the home enjoy better health than women who stay home, according to a long-term study by UC San Diego researchers scheduled to be published today. The study showed that working women had significantly lower risk of heart disease, the nation's leading killer of women, than homemakers or women who could not find steady work.
NEWS
July 29, 1995 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY and JULIE MARQUIS and MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
UC San Diego officials announced Friday that Dr. Ricardo H. Asch may have victimized at least five patients in a human egg-swapping scheme at the university, broadening the scope of the UC fertility scandal to as many as 40 women at three Southern California medical centers.
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June 30, 2001 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Months after a patient became dangerously ill from a medication overdose in a drug company-sponsored study, UC San Diego and Veterans Affairs officials have suspended research by a top liver specialist accused of violating regulations that protect volunteers. Dr.
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October 26, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Graduate Student Assn. at UC San Diego has condemned a student filmmaker for not requiring an actor to wear a condom during a sex scene that was shown on campus television. The association said Steve Why Productions should require actors in future films to wear condoms as a lesson about disease prevention. The student council today is set to debate whether sexually explicit films should continue to be shown. The administration has left the decision to the student government.
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June 18, 2005 | Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer
More than 100 volunteers in San Diego were intentionally exposed to a pesticide in one of two dozen scientific experiments worldwide that have come under attack by California members of Congress who are urging the Bush administration to stop accepting data from human testing they call unethical and dangerous.
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February 20, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
UC San Diego is investigating whether a student-produced TV show violated campus regulations by broadcasting a 10-minute segment showing a male student having sex with a woman, officials said. The segment appeared this month on Koala TV, a 90-minute program carried on the university's Student Run TV, a closed-circuit station viewed only on campus.
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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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February 8, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mario Molina, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for chemistry, has accepted a faculty post at UC San Diego, officials announced. Molina, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will become the 16th Nobel Prize winner at UC San Diego. His work involved pointing out the threat poised to the ozone layer by chlorofluorocarbon gases.
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January 23, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The owner and founder of a financial services conglomerate has donated $30 million to support the recently established school of management at UC San Diego, officials announced Thursday. In honor of the donation from Ernest Rady, owner and founder of American Assets Inc., the school will be named the Rady School of Management. The gift includes $15 million for construction and $15 million to be used at the discretion of UC San Diego officials.
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October 26, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Graduate Student Assn. at UC San Diego has condemned a student filmmaker for not requiring an actor to wear a condom during a sex scene that was shown on campus television. The association said Steve Why Productions should require actors in future films to wear condoms as a lesson about disease prevention. The student council today is set to debate whether sexually explicit films should continue to be shown. The administration has left the decision to the student government.
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February 8, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mario Molina, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for chemistry, has accepted a faculty post at UC San Diego, officials announced. Molina, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will become the 16th Nobel Prize winner at UC San Diego. His work involved pointing out the threat poised to the ozone layer by chlorofluorocarbon gases.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2003 | Suzanne Muchnic
With the gift, announced Wednesday, of nine major artworks valued at $8 million, UC San Diego now owns the entire 15-piece collection commissioned by the Stuart Foundation and installed on the university's sprawling campus over the last 22 years. The foundation donated six of the works to the university upon their completion, in compliance with funding arrangements, but retained possession of the other works.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2002 | James Flanigan
The tech sector is in a terrible slump. After a string of headline-grabbing scandals, the world of high finance has been reduced to fodder for late-night TV comedy monologues. So what is UC San Diego doing? It's starting a business school to prepare students for management in a technology-based economy. The timing may seem curious, but UC San Diego is on to something.
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