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  • Former Michigan State provost chosen to head UC Riverside

    Former Michigan State provost chosen to head UC Riverside
    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...
  • Scientists plan new, potentially controversial bird flu research

    Scientists plan new, potentially controversial bird flu research
    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...
  • Everyone on Earth is related to everyone else, DNA shows

    Everyone on Earth is related to everyone else, DNA shows
    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...
  • 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...
  • Richard Nelson Current dies at 100; Lincoln scholar fought distortions of 16th president

    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....
  • 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...
  • Daum: Online's 'nasty effect'

    Daum: Online's 'nasty effect'
    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)...
  • Film, TV violence is an intensely sensitive subject for some

     Film, TV violence is an intensely sensitive subject for some
    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...
  • UCLA and USC tie in national non-athletic ranking

     
    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....
  • Cal State Long Beach president finalist for LSU post

     
    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...
  • The best job inquiry letter ever: Eudora Welty to the New Yorker

    The best job inquiry letter ever: Eudora Welty to the New Yorker
    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...