| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:14 PM
The former No. 2 administrator at Michigan State and a recent finalist to head up several other public universities around the country has been nominated to be the next chancellor of UC Riverside, officials announced Thursday.
Kim A. Wilcox, who is an...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Flu researchers Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Ron Fouchier found themselves in the middle of a firestorm when, in 2011, they reported how, in separate experiments, they had created mutant strains of the H5N1 bird flu that were able to pass easily between...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:38 PM
The history of Europe is written in its people's DNA.
The Huns and the Slavs made incursions into Eastern Europe about 1,500 years ago. Migrants moved from Ireland to England in recent centuries. Populations in Italy and Spain have been comparatively...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Richard Nelson Current, a prolific and award-winning Abraham Lincoln scholar who for decades was a leader in his field and helped shape a more realistic view of the iconic president, has died of complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 100....
| Jul 14, 2012
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.
| Mar 7, 2013
Finally! Scientific research backs up my perennial gripe about the soul-killing, society-destroying effects of online comments. A study published last month on the website of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (which does not allow comments)...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Years after she first saw "The Passion of the Christ," Lori Pearson still feels queasy when she recalls the brutally graphic movie about the final hours of Jesus' life.
"After I left the theater I remember feeling physically uncomfortable," said...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 9:12 PM
It’s a tie! Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are on the very same berth in the latest rankings of national universities by U.S. News & World Report....
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Cal State Long Beach President F. King Alexander has been recommended to become the next president of Louisiana State University, Long Beach officials announced Tuesday. A presidential search committee presented the recommendation this week to the LSU...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Eighty years ago Friday, young Eudora Welty sent a letter to the New Yorker seeking employment. This was four decades before she would win the Pulitzer Prize for her novel "The Optimist's Daughter" and five decades before "The Collected Works of Eudora...