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  • Community colleges name acting chancellor

     
    The governing board of California’s community colleges Wednesday announced the appointment of an acting chief to replace retiring Chancellor Jack Scott. The search for a permanent successor is underway. Erik Skinner, who now serves as executive vice...
  • Columbia University administrator chosen to head UC Berkeley

     
    Nicholas B. Dirks, a high-ranking Columbia University administrator and an expert on the history and culture of India, has been chosen to be the next chancellor of UC Berkeley, officials announced Thursday. Dirks, who is Columbia's executive vice...
  • UC Berkeley joins online education platform of Harvard and MIT

     
    UC Berkeley announced Tuesday that it is joining the new online education platform founded by Harvard and MIT that offers free but not-for-credit courses to a worldwide audience. The addition of UC Berkeley will give the “edX” online effort...
  • Who needs a car? Smartphones are driving teens' social lives

    Who needs a car? Smartphones are driving teens' social lives
    Given a choice between a new Toyota Corolla or the latest iPhone, 16-year-old Allison Katz of Irvine says that's an easy one. She'd take the phone. Texting drives her social life. She doesn't have a driver's license and hasn't rushed to get one....
  • Sam Zell's wife donates $50 million to Michigan creative writing

    Sam Zell's wife donates $50 million to Michigan creative writing
    In my book, donating money to support creative writing programs is generally a good thing. But I'm -- hmm, let's call it conflicted -- over a $50-million donation to the University of Michigan's MFA program in creative writing from Helen Zell, wife of Sam...
  • Aprons: Go ahead and tie one on

    Aprons: Go ahead and tie one on
    Is there another kitchen object that carries as much baggage as the apron? A whisk and a wooden spoon are, after all, tools to get the job done. But an apron? For years, aprons were commonplace and worn with pride. But somewhere along the line the apron...
  • Dr. Max Harry Weil dies at 84: pioneer in critical care

    Dr. Max Harry Weil dies at 84: pioneer in critical care
    Dr. Max Harry Weil, an influential pioneer of critical-care medicine and the founding president of the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine in Rancho Mirage, has died. He was 84. Weil died of prostate cancer July 29 at his home in Rancho Mirage, said...
  • John Rich dies at 86; director of landmark sitcoms

    John Rich dies at 86; director of landmark sitcoms
    As a top television comedy director who won an Emmy directing "The Dick Van Dyke Show"in the early 1960s, John Rich was faced with a tough choice in 1970. On the same day he received a phone call from Mary Tyler Moore wanting to set up a meeting to...
  • Robert Sklar dies at 74; historian broke new ground in study of American film

    Robert Sklar dies at 74; historian broke new ground in study of American film
    Robert Sklar, a film scholar known for bringing the insights of the social historian to understanding the history of American film, has died. He was 74. Sklar, who also was one of the original Rotisserie League fantasy baseball "owners" in the 1980s,...
  • PASSINGS: Laurie 'Bambi' Bembenek, Rob Lytle

    PASSINGS: Laurie 'Bambi' Bembenek, Rob Lytle
    LAURIE 'BAMBI' BEMBENEK Convicted of killing husband's ex-wife, escaped from Wisconsin prison Laurie "Bambi" Bembenek, 52, a former Playboy Club bunny and police officer convicted of shooting her then-husband's ex-wife, died Saturday of liver failure at...
  • John Payton dies at 65; prominent civil rights attorney

    John Payton dies at 65; prominent civil rights attorney
    John Payton, a leading civil rights lawyer who defended the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy before the Supreme Court and led the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, has died. He was 65. Payton died Thursday at Johns Hopkins...