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October 19, 2001
Deirdre Newman OCC CAMPUS -- While the Sept. 11 attacks resulted in tragic losses, they also leave room for the nation to reexamine some of its policy, Middle East experts told students Thursday. More than 1,000 students packed the auditorium to hear the discussion. While some said it seemed like a rehash of information and analysis they had already heard, others said they gained new insight."It was worthwhile because it was a new perspective of what's going on in the Middle East and the oil crisis," freshman Travis Laub said.
By Michael Miller | December 5, 2006
Terry Timmins, a sociology and anthropology professor at Orange Coast College since 1971, has been voted the campus' faculty member of the year by his colleagues. At the end of November, faculty and staff members voted Timmins the 17th instructor to take OCC's top teaching honor. In April, the Iowa native will deliver a 30-minute campus lecture on the philosophy of teaching, and he is set to be the featured speaker at OCC's commencement in May. "I feel humbled by it," Timmins said Monday.
By Tom Ragan | March 20, 2010
UC Irvine students can now study the complexities and intricacies in the design of computer games, the latest major in computer science to be offered at the university, officials said Friday. It’s also a skill that’s incredibly marketable, given the number of computer game manufacturers in town, professors and faculty said. By a 24-0 vote, the university’s Academic Senate approved the new major Thursday. The computer-game-science major brings to seven the total number of possible majors in the field of computer science, which is as popular these days as engineering was a few years ago, professors said.
July 6, 2000
I was appalled to receive a police advisory from the Newport Beach City Council headed "July 4th Holiday -- Planning a Party? Please Reconsider!" It reads in part: "If the Police Department responds to deal with unlawful conduct at your residence, you may be arrested or cited. You also may be billed for police services up to $1,000." The vast majority of Newport Beach residents are law-abiding and this type of heavy-handed communication from the City Council is clearly not appropriate.
November 16, 2002
Deirdre Newman Derrill Bodley has every reason to hate -- to hate Islamic terrorists, to hate the injustice of the world, to hate that his daughter was aboard Flight 93 when it crashed in a Pennsylvania field during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. But instead, Bodley professes peace. On Thursday, the music professor from Sacramento City College joined Chapman University political science professor Donald Will in an Orange Coast College forum to discuss ways to deal with Iraq besides going to war. OCC's Academic Senate sponsored the discussion.
By Joseph Serna | September 18, 2007
UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake and Erwin Chemerinsky — the law professor he had hired, rejected and then re-hired in a week’s time — were reunited at a news conference to announce his re-hiring Monday but both refused to elaborate on why Drake dumped Chemerinsky as UCI’s first law school dean in the first place. Whether Drake’s change of heart will appease some members of the faculty who have been angered by the decision remains to be seen. “We still don’t know what happened or what was said with the people he met and gave him advice,” said political science professor Russell Dalton.
By SUSAN MENNING | January 3, 2006
Ready by SJLooking to expand your intellectual horizons -- or simply entertain new ideas -- in the new year? Then don't miss the array of public talks offered by UC Irvine that bring internationally recognized scholars, thinkers and innovators to campus. The university's schools and departments regularly invite experts with interesting backgrounds to talk to the faculty, students and community, giving nearby residents easy access to events that educate and inspire. The public can also attend many enlightening presentations by UCI's own leading researchers.
October 5, 2003
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