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  • UCLA chemistry professor ordered to stand trial in fatal lab fire

    UCLA chemistry professor ordered to stand trial in fatal lab fire
    UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran has been ordered Friday to stand trial on felony charges stemming from a laboratory fire that killed staff research assistant Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji more than four years ago. Los Angeles Superior...
  • Yvonne Brill dies at 88; developed revolutionary propulsion system

    Yvonne Brill dies at 88; developed revolutionary propulsion system
    Pioneering rocket scientist Yvonne Brill often referred to herself as an "only" — as in the sole woman in the room at a time when female scientists and engineers were exceedingly few. Brill began her career in 1945 and eventually developed a...
  • PASSINGS: Robert Morgan Fink, Gene Vollnogle, Dorothy McGuire Williamson

    PASSINGS: Robert Morgan Fink, Gene Vollnogle, Dorothy McGuire Williamson
    Robert Morgan Fink Biochemist at UCLA Robert Morgan Fink, 96, a retired UCLA biochemistry professor whose groundbreaking research with his biochemist wife included developing a new technique in the late 1940s to study the thyroid, died Wednesday of...
  • PASSINGS: Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner, Lloyd Phillips, Donald F. Hornig

    PASSINGS: Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner, Lloyd Phillips, Donald F. Hornig
    Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner Lead singer and guitarist for Ohio Players Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, 69, lead singer and guitarist for the Ohio Players, a band that fused rock, soul and funk for a string of R&B hits in the 1970s, died Saturday in a Dayton...
  • Trial decision delayed in UCLA lab death case

     
    A Los Angeles judge has delayed until mid-February her decision on whether UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran must stand trial on charges stemming from the December 2008 lab fire that killed staff research assistant Sheharbano “Sheri”...
  • Focus of UCLA lab-death case turns to murder from past

     
    The case is supposed to be about the accidental death of a UCLA lab worker in 2008. But it temporarily has focused on another death: a 1985 murder involving a methamphetamine robbery. Defense attorneys contend that occupational-safety charges against UCLA...
  • UC Regents strike plea deal in chemistry lab death at UCLA

     
    Felony charges against the University of California Regents stemming from the 2009 death of UCLA research assistant Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji were dropped Friday in return for a pledge of comprehensive safety measures and the endowment of a...
  • Street closed, students checked after chemistry experiment goes awry

     
    School science experiment gone wrong? A portion of a North Hollywood street was closed Monday after fire officials say a chemical reaction turned vaporous during a “teacher-supervised experiment” at East Valley High School. No one was hurt,...
  • UC Davis chemistry researcher arrested after explosion on campus

     
    A UC Davis chemistry researcher has been arrested in connection with a blast on the campus Thursday that prompted an evacuation....
  • UC Irvine offers free online chemistry classes, but not for credit

     
    Chemistry students across the nation and the world will have free and open access to videotaped, online classes from UC Irvine under an unusual initiative starting Monday. UC Irvine’s “OpenChem” program will allow curious visitors and...
  • It was USC that made him Dr. Jerry Buss

     It was USC that made him Dr. Jerry Buss
    Jerry Buss did not enroll as a USC graduate student with aspirations of becoming one of the most successful owners in professional sports history. As a youngster, he thought he might be a photographer. But in high school, he shifted his focus to...