November 13, 1994 |
The NCAA Division III West Regional women's volleyball final was a classic David vs. Goliath confrontation. Cal Lutheran, in its first appearance in the NCAA tournament, fell to six-time national champion UC San Diego, 15-6, 11-15, 15-10, 15-5, Saturday night at UC San Diego. The Tritons will face South Regional champion Washington University of St. Louis Saturday at a site to be determined. Despite the loss, 1994 was a breakthrough season for Cal Lutheran (20-9).
December 24, 1990 |
The great West Coast-East Coast cookbook war is over. And the result is a compromise that nearly everyone pronounces delicious, if a bit too long in the oven. After two years of academic lobbying, libraries at UC San Diego and Radcliffe College have split the 858 rare books on food, wine and agriculture that formed the world-famous Andre L. Simon-Eleanor Lowenstein Collection of Gastronomic Literature.
July 22, 1990 |
With a new $8.8-million building overlooking the Pacific and a complement of almost 40 full-time and visiting professors, the University of California's grand experiment to prepare students for the economic and cultural challenges from Pacific Rim nations has moved into a critical stage.
April 30, 1991 |
Researchers at UC Irvine and UC San Diego have invented a prototype of a three-dimensional computer storage device they say could store the memory of a bulky Cray supercomputer in a device the size of a sugar cube. Transforming the prototype into a practical device that could be used in a computer system is years away, the researchers warn, but they say the device has the potential to take information retrieval and computer storage to unprecedented levels.
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October 1, 1991 |
The National Institute on Aging has awarded UC San Diego $18 million to create a national consortium to test drugs for Alzheimer's patients--an action that experts say should speed promising drugs to the marketplace and, for the first time, open drug trials to patients who do not speak English. UC San Diego School of Medicine experts will divide the five-year grant among 30 centers across the country in an effort to test drugs more quickly and efficiently.
April 14, 1988 |
UC San Diego officials announced plans Wednesday for a $4.8-million theater complex that could put the university in competition with Yale University among the nation's top-rated dramatic arts training programs. The planned 400-seat theater and adjacent rehearsal, teaching and office space, will join an existing 492-seat state-of-the-art theater and another "flexible-seating" studio theater that is also planned for the complex.
December 16, 1988 |
Researchers at UC San Diego using a gene replacement technique have taken a major step toward the development of a new form of cancer therapy. A team headed by molecular biologist Wen-Hwa Lee has for the first time converted cancer cells grown in a laboratory into healthy cells by replacing a defective gene with a normal gene.
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January 23, 2004 |
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.
February 15, 1990 |
When Roger Reynolds was awarded the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for music, it was not as if the UC San Diego composer had been retrieved from total obscurity. In the 1980s, the respected innovator in electronic music composition and regular participant in European and North American contemporary music festivals, heard his more traditionally scored works performed by orchestras in New York and San Francisco.
April 10, 1996
Moving to fill what had threatened to become a leadership void, the University of California Board of Regents on Tuesday named new chancellors at two of UC's nine campuses, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz. At UC San Diego, Robert C. Dynes, 53, a renowned physicist who is the senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, will succeed Richard C. Atkinson, who was named UC president in October. At UC Santa Cruz, M.R.C. Greenwood, 53, now the dean of graduate studies at UC Davis, will succeed Karl S.