March 4, 2002 |
In the 17th and 18th centuries, travelers paraded and traipsed through Italy, a grand tour destination meant to bring them into contact with antiquity. The contact could be spiritual or intellectual, but it also could be physical. Collectors gripped tightly onto ancient Greek and Roman artifacts and brought them home. The exhibition "Italy on the Grand Tour," at the Getty Center, highlights what these grand tourists--especially the grandest ones, the British--saw and how they saw it.
March 11, 2000 |
William D. Hamilton, whose seminal theories on the evolution of animal behavior--particularly altruism and sex--made him one of the greatest evolutionary biologists since Darwin, has died at 63. A research professor in the zoology department of Oxford University, Hamilton died Tuesday in a London hospital.
April 16, 1987
The Maywood City Council has unanimously elected council member Henry Santiago as mayor and member William Hamilton as mayor pro tem. Santiago took office immediately Tuesday night, replacing outgoing mayor Thomas Engle. Santiago's term will last one year.
May 9, 2004 |
As spring thaws the ground made hard as granite by a long Alaska winter, cemeteries throughout the state are preparing to bury scores of people who died during the last seven months. Since October, when digging through the earth became next to impossible, many of Alaska's dead have been stored in coolers and containers. Now, families will finally be able to inter their loved ones in a somber Far North rite of spring.
October 6, 1985
A Florida medical examiner's decision to give the brains of executed prisoners to University of Florida researchers sparked an investigation by state authorities. Lori Naslund of the medical examiner's office said the prisoners' families had not given permission, as state law requires in all organ donations. She said Christiana Leonard, a university researcher, several years ago began obtaining the brains from the medical examiner, William Hamilton.