UCLA student at the SphinxFrom the LA Times:Worried about student safety amid the political violence in Egypt, the University of California has suspended its fall semester program in Cairo, officials said Monday. The move affects 22 students who had signed up to study advanced Arabic and other classes at the American University in Cairo... Those … Continue reading UC Egypt Programs Suspended
Families may not be what they once were, back in the day. But Inside Higher Ed today carries a story about an effort by the American Council on Education (ACE) to deal with worklife-family balance for faculty. Readers will know of such changes in the faculty promotion system such as "stopping the tenure clock" for … Continue reading In a family way
Some readers of this blog may recall the popular TV series from the late 1980s and early 1990s: LA Law. Folk wisdom at the time was that applications to the UCLA law school went up during the show’s run and dropped when it was cancelled. In any case, things are not what they were according … Continue reading What Happened to LA Law?
UCLA co-generation plantCalifornia's cash-strapped public universities would save millions of dollars under legislation by Orange County state Sen. Mimi Walters, but the bill's prospects are uncertain because it would alter a landmark global warming law beloved by environmentalists. Walters' proposal seeks to exempt University of California and California State University campuses from the new cap-and-trade … Continue reading Emisions Remissions?
The Regents are meeting March 13-14 – Wednesday-Thursday of next week. The agenda is only partly online. At this point it just lists topics without the supporting materials. One March 13 item is the UCLA Health Sciences Teaching and Learning Center which we are assured won’t cost the campus a penny. Of course, we know … Continue reading Regents Meeting Coming Next Week
From time to time, we have noted that UC capital projects don't necessarily work out as planned. While we have generally raised this point in the context of the UCLA grand hotel, other campuses are not exempt.The Sacramento Bee carries the interesting report from UC-Davis excerpted below:Before construction began, UC Davis laid out a vision for West Village, its … Continue reading Another UC capital project that seemed like a great idea
The web brings Good News about the UCLA med center in the form of a new transplant procedure:http://www.smmirror.com/articles/Health/UCLA-Performs-First-Breathing-Lung-Transplant-In-United-States/36374 On the other hand, our friends at UC-Davis are getting anything but good news from the feds in a story that might make some folks there nostalgic for the days when all they had to worry about … Continue reading Good News Story About the Med Center at UCLA; Not So Good at UC-Davis
From the Sacramento Bee:Nearly a year after police pepper sprayed protesting students at the University of California, Davis, UC officials today released thousands of pages of internal documents and emails related to the aftermath of the incident.The document release comes in response to Public Records Act requests from The Bee and numerous other media organizations that were … Continue reading UC officials release thousands of documents related to Davis pepper spraying incident
As Governor Brown was signing or vetoing bills last month, we tried on this blog to point to those affecting UC. However, one – AB 1955 – got away from us and escaped our attention. It deals with the aftermath of the UC-Davis pepper spray incident. As is often the case, while the bill mandates … Continue reading One Bill That Got Away (from our attention last month)
A report in the San Francisco Chronicle today indicates that in 1964, UC President Clark Kerr hired famed photographer Ansel Adams to take pictures of the UC system. The photos came out in a picture book later which has not been reprinted until now when copies were made for incoming UC-Berkeley freshmen.Only a few photos … Continue reading UC History: Ansel Adams Photos