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UCLA Third in Nation in Number of Sloan Fellowships Awarded

May 27, 1997 12:00 AM Pacific
Five exceptional young scientists at UCLA are among 100 scientists and scholars nationally to receive 1997 research fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Sloan research fellowships are awarded to "outstanding researchers" in the earl...
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Andrea Rich, President and CEO of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, To Examine Government and the Arts May 29

May 23, 1997 12:00 AM Pacific
Andrea Rich, the president and CEO of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), will present the 1997 Bollen-Ries Lecture at UCLA on Thursday, May 29. Rich's talk, titled "Government's Role in the Arts: What is it? What Should it Be?" begin...
Industry: Education
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Cabaret Legend Margaret Whiting Hosts a Tribute to Johnny Mercer

May 23, 1997 12:00 AM Pacific
Singer Margaret Whiting will host "Two Marvelous for Words," a concert celebrating the legacy of songwriter Johnny Mercer, on Saturday, June 7, in UCLA's Schoenberg Hall at 8 p.m. The show is presented by the UCLA Center for the Performing Art...
Industry: Education
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CAMPAIGN TOPS FUND-RAISING LEGACY

May 23, 1997 12:00 AM Pacific
THE YOUNG YEARSCampaign UCLA was publicly launched May 17 with an impressive gathering of alumni, distinguished friends and community leaders including actor John Lithgow, former football coach Terry Donahue and astronaut Anna Lee Fisher. Linked by a ...
Industry: Education
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CAMPAIGN UCLA GOES PUBLIC WITH $1.2B GOAL

May 23, 1997 12:00 AM Pacific
WHERE GREAT FUTURES BEGINLeaders of the most ambitious campaign ever mounted by a public university to raise $1.2 billion to shape the UCLA of the next century unveiled the public phase May 17 with a breathtaking announcement: Campaign UCLA already ...
Industry: Education
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DOES DEEP BLUE �THINK�? WHO CARES?

May 23, 1997 12:00 AM Pacific
Something very big occurred last week: A computer called Deep Blue defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game match. This was the first time a computer has won a complete match against the best human chess player, a milestone that ...
Industry: Education
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DONORS TO HELP SHAPE UNIVERSITY OF FUTURE

May 23, 1997 12:00 AM Pacific
CAMPAIGN UCLAADDRESSING STUDENT NEEDS, ENSURING ACCESS TO ALLOn May 17 during the gala public launch of Campaign UCLA, it was announced that $446.1 million already had been raised toward the goal of $1.2 billion. While the Campaign has generated a ...
Industry: Education
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GONDA GIFT PAVES WAY FOR ERA OF DISCOVERY

May 23, 1997 12:00 AM Pacific
When Hitler�s forces marched deep into Hungary, Leslie Gonda escaped from a forced-labor camp to Budapest and eventually to a new life in Venezuela as a successful entrepreneur. His future wife, Susan, lost family in Auschwitz, but survived the ...
Industry: Education
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GRATEFUL CAMPUS BIDS FAREWELL TO YOUNG

May 23, 1997 12:00 AM Pacific
CELEBRATION IN PAULEYIt may not have had the nail-biting intensity of a Bruin basketball game, but the May 16 Town Hall Rally in Pauley Pavilion to celebrate Chancellor Charles E. Young�s 29 years of leadership was certainly more poignant.Several ...
Industry: Education
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HE�S AT HOME IN LAB, CLASS

May 23, 1997 12:00 AM Pacific
TEACHER WHO CAN DOOwen Witte has spent 17 years at UCLA disproving Woody Allen�s remark in "Annie Hall": "Those who can�t do, teach; those who can�t teach, teach gym."Witte never taught gym. But he has amply proven his worth as a teacher -- his ...
Industry: Education
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