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  • James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art

    James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art
    James Cahill, an art historian and curator who played an influential role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, died Feb. 14 at his home in Berkeley....
  • UC quake researchers give L.A. list of old concrete buildings

    UC quake researchers give L.A. list of old concrete buildings
    The University of California has released to Los Angeles city officials a list of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during an earthquake. The release was significant because it gives city officials the first...
  • How I Made It: Noel Massie

    How I Made It: Noel Massie
    The gig: Noel Massie is president of United Parcel Service's Southern California District, which has 20,000 employees and serves 144,000 customers in the area that includes the Southland, Hawaii and the southern tip of Nevada. On top of being...
  • Top research universities join to boost minority science faculty

    Top research universities join to boost minority science faculty
    As an African American man pursuing a PhD in the sciences, Geoff Lovely has sometimes had to overcome a feeling that he didn't belong in the halls of top research universities where he saw few peers of color.  The Caltech student is intent on becoming a...
  • Justice Joyce Kennard to retire from California Supreme Court

    Justice Joyce Kennard to retire from California Supreme Court
    SAN FRANCISCO -- California Supreme Court Justice Joyce L. Kennard announced Tuesday she will retire April 5, giving Gov. Jerry Brown a second appointment on the state’s highest court. Kennard, 72, one of the more liberal members of the seven-...
  • Careful, California voters, your wishes are under attack

    Careful, California voters, your wishes are under attack
    Much progress has been made in the fight for equal treatment under the law for all people. Unfortunately, California politicians are actively working to ensure that the state reverts to policies that treat people differently based on skin color or...
  • List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city

    List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city
    Ending a three-month standoff, University of California researchers announced Friday they will give Los Angeles officials the addresses of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. The move is...
  • Family hopes genome test will help cure girl's mystery disease

    Family hopes genome test will help cure girl's mystery disease
    Honors student Lilly Grossman sat propped up daintily in an armchair in her family's sunny living room, talking about what it was like being homecoming princess of her junior class. The night of the game — a come-from-behind victory for the La...
  • Donald Morton dies at 79; renowned cancer surgeon and researcher

    Donald Morton dies at 79; renowned cancer surgeon and researcher
    Certain types of cancer, particularly melanoma and breast cancer, metastasize by shedding malignant cells into the body's lymph system, where they travel to nearby lymph nodes and form new colonies. From there, the cells can spread to other organs,...
  • Neanderthal DNA lives on in modern humans, research shows

    Neanderthal DNA lives on in modern humans, research shows
    The ancestors of most modern humans mated with Neanderthals and made off with important swaths of DNA that helped them adapt to new environments, scientists reported Wednesday. Some of the genes gained from these trysts linger in people of European...
  • UC freshman applications up 6.2%, fueled by out-of-staters

    UC freshman applications up 6.2%, fueled by out-of-staters
    The number of applicants for next fall’s freshman class in the UC system rose by 6.2% over last year, driven mainly by a continuing boost in interest from out-of-state and international students, according to data released Friday. Applications...