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  • 'Joe Turner's' actors share August Wilson's gift of gab

    'Joe Turner's' actors share August Wilson's gift of gab
    Among the pleasures of seeing an August Wilson play, it's often said, is just listening to the people talk. As Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty has noted, Wilson stocks his scripts with "natural raconteurs" and lets them soar in...
  • Study says many online students prefer face-to-face classes

    Study says many online students prefer face-to-face classes
    As colleges are rushing -- or being pushed -- to embrace online education, they might want to take pause: Most students prefer connecting with teachers and fellow students and don’t want to take all of their classes online,  a new study suggests....
  • Barry Commoner dies at 95; pillar of environmental movement

    Barry Commoner dies at 95; pillar of environmental movement
    Barry Commoner, a scientist-activist whose ability to identify and explain complex ecological crises and advocate radical solutions made him a pillar of the environmental movement, died of natural causes Sunday in New York City. He was 95. His death...
  • PASSINGS: Daniel J. Edelman

    PASSINGS: Daniel J. Edelman
    Daniel J. Edelman, 92, who built one of the world's top public relations companies and pioneered celebrity endorsements and media tours, died of heart failure Tuesday at a Chicago hospital, said his son, Richard Edelman. Edelman is credited with...
  • Russell Shank dies at 86; former head librarian at UCLA

    Russell Shank dies at 86; former head librarian at UCLA
    Russell Shank, the chief librarian at UCLA from 1977 to 1989 who was known as a staunch supporter of 1st Amendment rights in all libraries and an early proponent of technology as a way to enhance library services, has died. He was 86. Shank, a...
  • Gerda Lerner dies at 92; pioneered field of women's history

    Gerda Lerner dies at 92; pioneered field of women's history
    Gerda Lerner spent her 18th birthday in a Nazi prison in Vienna and feared that birthday would be her last. Her jailers meant to starve her, but her cellmates — two gentile women imprisoned for their anti-fascist views — shared their rations...
  • Mort Lindsey dies at 89; Judy Garland's musical director

    Mort Lindsey dies at 89; Judy Garland's musical director
    Mort Lindsey, a conductor, arranger and composer best known as the music director for Judy Garland in the 1960s and for his more than two decades as music director for "The Merv Griffin Show," has died. He was 89. Lindsey, who was in declining health...
  • Catherine O'Neill dies at 70; political activist, women's advocate

    Catherine O'Neill dies at 70; political activist, women's advocate
    Catherine O'Neill, a social worker turned political activist and advocate for refugee women who co-founded the watchdog group now called the Women's Refugee Commission, died of cancer Wednesday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She was 70. Her death...
  • R. Duncan Luce dies at 87; UC Irvine mathematical psychologist

    R. Duncan Luce dies at 87; UC Irvine mathematical psychologist
    R. Duncan Luce, a UC Irvine mathematical psychologist who received the National Medal of Science in 2005 for his pioneering scholarship in behavioral sciences, died Aug. 11 at his home in Irvine after a brief illness, the university announced. He was 87....
  • LeRoy Walker dies at 93; first black to lead U.S. Olympic body

    LeRoy Walker dies at 93; first black to lead U.S. Olympic body
    LeRoy Walker, the first African American to lead the U.S. Olympic Committee and the first black man to coach an American Olympic team, died Monday in Durham, N.C. He was 93. Walker's death was confirmed by Scarborough & Hargett Funeral home, but no cause...
  • Judith Wallerstein dies at 90; psychologist was described by Time magazine as the 'godmother of the backlash against divorce'

    Judith Wallerstein dies at 90; psychologist was described by Time magazine as the 'godmother of the backlash against divorce'
    In 1970, preschool teachers asked Marin County psychologist Judith Wallerstein how to deal with a rash of children who couldn't sleep, cried constantly or were too aggressive with playmates. The common denominator, the teachers said, was that the...