The Fresno Bee
The Fresno Bee is a daily newspaper serving Fresno and surrounding counties in that U. S. state's central San Joaquin Valley. It ranks fourth in circulation among the company's newspapers; the Fresno Bee was founded in 1922 by the McClatchy brothers Charles Kenny and Valentine Stuart, sons of The Sacramento Bee's second editor James McClatchy. C. K.'s only son Carlos McClatchy became The Fresno Bee's first editor. The two Central Valley newspapers linked by family ownership and editorial philosophy, formed the core of what grew into The McClatchy Company. In 1926, the McClatchys purchased The Republican; the Fresno Republican had been founded in 1876, by Dr. Chester A. Rowell and a group of investors that included inventor and entrepreneur Frank Dusy. In 1932, The Bee took over the subscription lists of The Fresno Republican and merged the newspapers; the paper launched its website in 1996. The Bee was following the example of The New York Times and other newspapers hoping to combine the creative strengths of the worlds of digital and print journalism.
Since 2017, the paper's relationship with their hometown representative Devin Nunes has deteriorated. Nunes took issue with several op-eds the paper had published on his handling of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Nunes responded by airing TV ads attacking the paper and mailing constituents a 40-page glossy pamphlet focused on attacking the Bee's reputation. California portal Journalism portal FresnoBee.com official website FresnoBee.com official mobile website Fresno Bee Latest to Merge Online, Print Units, a November 2005 article from Editor & Publisher
UCLA School of Law
The UCLA School of Law referred to as UCLA Law, is one of 12 professional schools at the University of California, Los Angeles. UCLA Law has been ranked by U. S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 law schools in the United States since the late 1990s, its 17,000 alumni include more judges on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit than any other law school, as well as leaders in private law practice, government service, the judiciary and entertainment law, public interest law; as part of a renowned public university, the school's mission is to provide an excellent legal education while expanding access to the legal professional to those who otherwise would not be able to pursue a legal degree. The dean of the school is Jennifer L. Mnookin. An evidence scholar who joined the UCLA Law faculty in 2005 and became the school's ninth dean, third female dean, in 2015. Founded in 1949, the UCLA School of Law is the third oldest of the five law schools within the University of California system.
In the 1930s, initial efforts to establish a law school at UCLA went nowhere as a result of resistance from UC President Robert Gordon Sproul, because UCLA's supporters refocused their efforts on first adding medical and engineering schools. During the mid-1940s, the impetus for the creation of the UCLA School of Law emerged from outside of the UCLA community. Assemblyman William Rosenthal of Boyle Heights conceived of and fought for the creation of the first public law school in Southern California as a convenient and affordable alternative to the expensive private law school at USC. Rosenthal's first attempt in 1945 failed, but his second attempt was able to gain momentum when the State Bar of California and the UCLA Alumni Association announced their support for the bill. On July 18, 1947, Governor Earl Warren authorized the appropriation of $1 million for the construction of a new law school at UCLA by signing Assembly Bill 1361 into state law; the search for the law school's first dean delayed its opening by a year.
UCLA's Law School Planning Committee prioritized merit, while the then-conservative Regents of the University of California prioritized political beliefs. Another factor was a simultaneous deanship vacancy at Berkeley Law. Near the end of 1948, the Committee identified a sufficiently conservative candidate willing to take the job: L. Dale Coffman the dean of Vanderbilt University Law School; the Regents believed Coffman would help bring balance to the UCLA campus, which they saw as overrun by Communists. Dean Coffman was able to recruit several distinguished faculty to UCLA, including Roscoe Pound, Brainerd Currie, Rollin M. Perkins, Harold Verrall. To build a law library, he hired Thomas S. Dabagh the law librarian of the Los Angeles County Law Library; the UCLA School of Law opened in September 1949 in temporary quarters in former military barracks behind Royce Hall, moved into a permanent home upon the completion of the original Law Building in 1951. Coffman's deanship did not end well, due to his vindictive and prejudiced personality.
One sign of early trouble was when he drove out Dabagh in 1952 after they could not bridge their fundamental differences over how to run the law library, regarded around the UCLA community as contributing to Dabagh's early death in 1959. On September 21, 1955, the faculty revolted in the form of a memorandum to Chancellor Raymond B. Allen alleging that Coffman was categorically refusing to hire Jews or anyone he perceived to be leftist, that the school's reputation was deteriorating because Coffman's abrasive personality had led to excessive faculty turnover. On May 24, 1956, Coffman was stripped of his deanship after a lengthy investigation by a panel of deans of his biases and his "dictatorial and autocratic" management style, he remained on the faculty until his forced retirement in 1973, but continued to face allegations as late as 1971 that he was "an unreconstructed McCarthyite and pro-segregationist."Coffman's successor was Richard C. Maxwell, who served as the second dean of UCLA Law from 1958 to 1969.
Dean Maxwell "presided over happier, more harmonious years of institutional growth," and it was under his deanship that UCLA became "the youngest top-ranked law school in the country." Dabagh's successor, Louis Piacenza, was able to grow the law school's library collection to 143,000 volumes by May 1963, which at that time was the 14th largest law school library in the United States. By 1963, the law school had 600 students in a building designed for 550, the Law Building's deficiencies had become all too evident, such as a complete lack of air conditioning. In October 1963, the law school administration announced a major remodeling and expansion project, which added air conditioning and a new wing to the building. During the 1960s, the law school grew so that the new wing was insufficient upon its completion in January 1967. From its founding to the end of the 20th century, UCLA Law struggled with severe overcrowding, as librarians, staff, as many as 18 student organizations—at one point, more than any other law school in the United States—competed for limited space in the Law Building for books, classes and offices.
After four grueling years of construction, the chronic space shortage was relieved by the completion of the new Hugh and Hazel Darling Law Library on January 22, 2000. UCLA Law has 950 students in its Juris Doctor program and 200 students in its Masters of Law program, popular among foreign students intending to take the California Bar Exam, it offers a Doctor of Juridical Science program for students who hav
UCLA Anderson School of Management
The UCLA Anderson School of Management is the graduate business school at the University of California, Los Angeles, one of eleven professional schools. The school offers MBA, PGPX, Financial Engineering and Ph. D. degrees. The school is ranked among the top tier business school programs in the country, based on rankings published by US News & World Report and other leading publications; the range of programs offered by Anderson includes: Accounting minor for undergraduates Full Time MBA program Ph. D. Employed MBA Executive MBA Master of Financial Engineering Master of Science in Business Analytics Global EMBA for Asia Pacific Global EMBA for the Americas Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives Post Graduate Program in Management for Professionals The School of Management at UCLA was founded in 1935, the MBA degree was authorized by the UC Regents four years later. In its early years the school was an undergraduate institution, although this began to change in the 1950s after the appointment of Neil H. Jacoby as dean.
UCLA is rare among public universities in the U. S. for not offering undergraduate business administration degrees. Undergraduate degrees in business economics are offered. In 1950, the school was renamed the School of Business Administration. Five years it became the Graduate School of Business Administration. In 1987, John E. Anderson, class of 1940, donated $15 million to the school and prompted the construction of a new complex at the north end of UCLA’s campus, he donated additional $25 million. The 6-building, 285,000-square-foot facility, was designed by Henry N. Cobb of the architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Executive Architects Leidenfrost/Horowitz & Associates, it cost $75 million to construct and opened in 1995. On May 13, 2015, Marion Anderson, widow of the late John Anderson, announced a $100 million donation to the school for fellowships and research, along with $40 million earmarked for initiating development of what is now known as the Marion Anderson Hall; the school has been self-funded, with only $6 million of government funding out of its $96 million budget in 2010-11.
In fall 2010, the school proposed "financial self-sufficiency": Giving up all state funding, in return for freedom from some state rules and freedom to raise tuition. Critics called this proposal "privatization", but the school rejected this description, with former Dean Judy Olian saying, "This is not privatization.... We will continue to be part of UCLA and part of the state." The proposal met objections in the UCLA Academic Senate, is still pending. Update: This decision was approved by the University of California President Mark Yudof in June 2013. In July 2018, Judy D. Olian, who served as dean of UCLA's Anderson School of Management, became Quinnipiac's first female president when she took over for John Lahey, who retired in June 2018. Alfred Osborne, associate senior dean of external affairs and a professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, began serving as the school’s interim dean on July 1, 2018; the school is located on north part of the UCLA campus. The four main buildings, Cornell and Gold, form an inner circle at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Westwood Plaza, the extension of Westwood Boulevard.
Connected to the Gold building is the Collins building, named for alumnus James A. Collins, the chairman emeritus of Sizzler International, Inc. and who funded the John R. Wooden statue in front of Pauley Pavilion. On October 19, 2017, the new Marion Anderson Hall addition broke ground; the 64,000 square-foot campus addition is estimated to cost $80 million and is one hundred percent donor-funded. Marion Anderson Hall is designed by the same architectural firm that designed the original Anderson complex: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Scheduled to open at the end of 2019, the new building features four floors, interactive work spaces, LEED Gold certification, will serve as the prominent entrance to the Anderson complex; as of 2011, UCLA Anderson enrolls 70 executive MBA, 90 global MBA, 280 employed MBA, 360 full-time MBA students every year. UCLA Anderson’s teaching model combines case study, experiential learning and team projects. UCLA Anderson's curriculum consists of twelve elective courses. Students are assigned to cohorts, called sections, of 65 students throughout the core curriculum.
The cohort system is entirely student run, with each cohort electing 17 different leadership positions ranging from President to Ethics chair. In addition, there is the student-led Anderson Student Association which deals with all issues of student life including company recruiting, social clubs and academic issues. Students may choose to focus in one or more of the following areas: Accounting Decisions and Technology Management Communications and Entertainment Management Entrepreneurial Studies Finance Global Economics and Management Human Resources and Organizational Behavior Information Systems Marketing Policy Real EstateAnderson offers an Applied Management Research Program, consisting of a two-quarter team-based strategic consulting field study project required during the second year of study in lieu of the comprehensive exam for the master's degree. Students complete strategic projects for comp
The UCLA Bruins are the athletic teams that represent the University of California, Los Angeles. The Bruin men's and women's teams participate in NCAA Division I as part of the Pac-12 Conference and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. For football, they are in the Football Bowl Subdivision of Division I. UCLA is second to only Stanford University as the school with the most NCAA team championships at 116 NCAA team championships. UCLA offers 11 varsity sports 14 for women; the UCLA athletic teams' colors are True Gold. In the early days of the school, UCLA had the same colors as the University of Berkeley; when football coach Red Sanders came to UCLA for the 1949 season he redesigned the football uniforms. The Yale blue was changed to a lighter shade of blue. Sanders figured that the baby blue would look better in a film, he would dub powder blue with an explosive kick. For the 1954 football season, Sanders added a gold loop on the UCLA Stripe. UCLA still uses different color blues, they have an alternate uniform, predominately Navy.
Their helmet has the UCLA script in Royal. The 2010 team, under head coach John Savage, won the Los Angeles Regional and Super-Regional, was the first team to win 48 games in a season; the Bruins joined seven other teams in the 2010 College World Series and finished in second place, behind the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. The 2011 team won the Pac-10 Conference title; the 2013 team won UCLA's 109th NCAA Championship and their first in baseball in the 2013 College World Series by beating Mississippi State 3–1 and 8–0. Many UCLA baseball players have gone on to play in Major League Baseball. In the 2009 World Series, Chase Utley hit two home runs to help the Philadelphia Phillies win Game 1. There were a total of four former UCLA baseball players in the 2009 playoffs: Philadelphia's Ben Francisco and Chase Utley, Colorado's Garrett Atkins, St. Louis' Troy Glaus, the 2002 World Series MVP for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Chris Chambliss and Gerrit Cole were No. 1 overall picks in the MLB drafts.
Trevor Bauer was drafted as the No. 3 pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 6, 2011. Former UCLA shortstop Brandon Crawford hit a grand-slam home run in his major-league debut with the San Francisco Giants on May 27, 2011, helped the Giants to win the 2012 Major League World Series. Cole debuted with the Pittsburgh Pirates by winning his first four games he pitched and drove in two runs with a single in his first at-bat in the 2013 major league. Several of the most revered championships were won by the Men's Basketball team under coaches John Wooden and Jim Harrick; the rich legacy of UCLA basketball has produced 11 NCAA championships – 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1995. From 1971 to 1974, UCLA won 88 an NCAA record for men. Recent UConn Huskies women's basketball teams have set overall NCAA basketball records with 90-game and 91-game winning streaks; the 35-year period preceding and including the UCLA streak was characterized by less dynasties, however: 20 different men's teams won titles during that span.
In comparison, the women's game to date has produced 35% less parity, with 13 schools winning all 35 titles offered since its inception. Past rosters of UCLA basketball teams have included greats such as Rafer Johnson, the 1960 Olympic Decathlon Champion, Gail Goodrich, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Reggie Miller and Walt Hazzard; the Bruins had a winning record for 54 consecutive seasons from the 1948–1949 season to the 2001–2002 season. In recent years, UCLA Men's Basketball has returned to prominence under Coach Ben Howland. Between 2006 and 2008, UCLA has been to three consecutive Final Fours, while UCLA's players have received numerous awards, most notably Arron Afflalo, a 2007 First-Team All American and the Pac-10 Player of the Year, Kevin Love, a 2008 First-Team All American and the Pac-10 Player of the Year. UCLA has produced the most NBA Most Valuable Player Award winners, six of them by Abdul-Jabbar and one by Walton, Abdul-Jabbar's successor. In March 2013, UCLA relieved head men's basketball coach Ben Howland of his duties after UCLA dropped an 83–63 decision to Minnesota in a second-round game of the NCAA Tournament.
The current head coach is Murry Bartow, former head coach at UAB and interim head coach of South Florida. He is the interim head coach after Steve Alford was fired on December 31st, 2018. In the 1977–78 season, the women's basketball team, with a 27–2 record, were the AIAW Champions under head coach Billie Moore; the 2014–15 team won the 2015 WNIT championship by defeating the West Virginia Mountaineers 62–60 on April 4, 2015. The UCLA Bruins men's cross country team appeared in the NCAA Tournament thirteen times, with their highest finish being 5th place in the 1980–81 and 1981–82 school years; the UCLA Bruins women's cross country team appeared in the NCAA Tournament eleven times, with their highest finish being 6th place in the 1985–86 school year. In 1954, the UCLA football team earned a share of the national title with a 9–0 record and a #1 ranking in the Coaches UPI football poll, while Ohio State was ranked #1 in the AP Poll. Owing to rules in place at the time, UCLA was unable to face off against Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, which would have resulted in one or the other being declared national champion.
The Bruins have played in the Rose Bowl Game 12 times. The Bruins have shared the conference title 17 times. Among the many former UCLA football stars are Jackie Robinson (better known for his exploits as a bas
UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture is a professional school at the University of California, Los Angeles. Through the four degree-granting departments, it provides a range of course programs. Additionally, there are eight centers located within the school. In 1919, UCLA's leadership demonstrated an early commitment to offer students opportunities to explore the arts by the establishment of an art gallery and a music department, but in 1939 the College of Applied Arts was founded with the addition of a Department of Art, followed by the College of Fine Arts in 1960, with degrees available in art, dance and theater arts. Following academic restructuring in the late 1980s, the UC Regents formally approved the establishment of two schools: the School of the Arts and the School of Theater and Television. In 1994 architecture and urban design joined the School of the Arts, which became the School of the Arts and Architecture. Brett Steele was appointed dean of the School of the Arts and Architecture in 2017.
Architecture and Urban Design Art Design Media Arts World Arts and Cultures/Dance Art & Global Health Center Art | Sci Center Center for Intercultural Performance Experiential Technologies Center Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts New Wight Gallery Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center Perloff Hall Glorya Kaufman Hall Three public arts institutions, including a major performing arts program, are located within the School of the Arts and Architecture. These institutions offer access to leading anthropological and contemporary visual arts exhibitions and collections, as well as presentations by performing artists. Hammer Museum Fowler Museum at UCLA UCLA Center for the Art of Performance Rebecca Allen, Professor of Design Media Arts Casey Reas, Professor of Design Media Arts Victoria Vesna, Professor of Design Media Arts Jennifer Steinkamp, Professor of Design Media Arts Erkki Huhtamo, Professor of Design Media Arts Peter Lunenfeld, Professor of Design Media Arts Christian Moeller, Professor of Design Media Arts Eddo Stern, Professor of Design Media Arts Peter Sellars, MacArthur Fellowship, professor of world arts and cultures Catherine Opie, Professor of Photography Andrea Fraser, Professor of New Genres Barbara Kruger, Professor Lari Pittman, Professor of Painting Neil Denari, Professor of Architecture Thom Mayne, Professor of Architecture Sylvia Lavin, Professor of Architecture Greg Lynn, Professor of Architecture UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
UCLA College of Letters and Science
The UCLA College of Letters and Science is the arts and sciences college of the University of California, Los Angeles. It encompasses the Life and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Honors Program and other programs for both undergraduate and graduate students; the bulk of UCLA's student body belongs to the College, which includes 34 academic departments, 21,000 undergraduate students, 2,700 graduate students and 900 faculty members. All of the academic programs in the College are ranked highly and 11 were ranked in the top ten nationally by the National Research Council; the College originated on May 23, 1919, the day when the Governor of California signed a bill into law which established the Southern Branch of the University of California. At that time, a College of Letters and Science was established as the university's general undergraduate program and it began to hold classes the following September with only 250 students in the college. In 1925, the College awarded its first bachelor's degrees.
A milestone occurred in 1927 when the southern branch was renamed the University of California at Los Angeles, although UCLA would have to wait until 1951 to achieve de jure coequal status with UC Berkeley and 1957 to achieve true de facto equality. The college is divided into four divisions — Division of Humanities, Division of Life Sciences, Division of Physical Sciences, Division of Social Sciences. Applied Linguistics, Art History, Asian Languages & Cultures, Comparative Literature, French & Francophone Studies, Germanic Languages, Indo-European Studies and Philosophy Program, Gay and Transgender Studies, Musicology, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, Study of Religion Major, Scandinavian Section, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Spanish & Portuguese, Writing Center and Writing Programs, Psychobiology and Systems Biology and Evolutionary Biology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, Molecular and Developmental Biology, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Physiological Science. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Biochemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Mathematics and Astronomy, Statistics Afro-American Studies, Archaeology, Asian American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Economics, History, Human Complex Systems, Political Science, Gender Studies Kay Ryan, English, 16th poet laureate of U.
S. Brad Delson, "Linkin Park" member Richard Heck, 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry Paul Terasaki, organ transplant medicine and tissue typing Utpal Banerjee, Department chair and professor of molecular and developmental biology. For two years in a row, the scheduled commencement keynote speaker had canceled the engagement. Bill Clinton canceled in 2008 for not wanting to cross a picket line. Actor and alumnus James Franco canceled in 2009 because of his filming scheduling conflicts. Rock band Linkin Park's Brad Delson accepted the last minute invitation to speak at the 2009 commencement ceremony. June 11, 2010 – Columnist Gustavo Arellano of'¡Ask a Mexican!' Official website
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, is “the first school of music to be established in the University of California system.” First established in 2007 under the purview of the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture and the UCLA Division of Humanities, the UC Board of Regents formally voted in January 2016 to establish the school. Supported in part by a generous endowment of $30 million from the Herb Alpert Foundation, the school carries several missions: to educate students through collaborations between performance and scholarship, cultural understandings of the art of music throughout the world, curricula centered on what students need to succeed in music and in life, cross disciplinary integration in the context of a great research university, connections to the musical life of Los Angeles and Southern California; the interim/founding dean Judith Smith was appointed the school's first dean, effective March 1, 2017. The school is subdivided into the Department of Ethnomusicology, the Department of Music, the Department of Musicology.
With the creation in 1919 of an art gallery and music department, the UCLA leadership committed to offer the study of the arts in a liberal arts research university context. The College of Applied Arts was established in 1939 with the inclusion of an art department. In 1960, the college was renamed the College of Fine Arts, which carried departments of art, dance and theater arts. In 1988, several big changes occurred in departments throughout the school: Ethnomusicology and Musicology separated from Music, while Design and Art History separated from Art. Art History and Musicology entered the umbrella of the Humanities division of the college while Design and Ethnomusicology remained in Fine Arts. In 1991, the College of Fine Arts was disestablished, giving rise to two separate schools: the School of the Arts and the School of Theater and Television. With the conjoining of architecture to the School of Fine Arts in UCLA's Professional School Restructuring Initiative in 1994, the school was renamed the School of the Arts and Architecture.
In 2014, a proposal was made for the creation of a School of Music for the college. The new school, called the Herb Alpert School of Music, created in 2016, would join the trio of “independence but complementary arts-centered” schools: the current School of Theater, Television, a redefined School of the Arts and Architecture, the new School of Music. In 2017, UCLA announced the Herb Alpert School of Music would establish the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music to support research and performance of American Jewish music; the name Herb Alpert School of Music was approved by the Board of Regents after the acceptance of a generous gift of $30 million from the Herb Alpert Foundation in 2007. The entire school is housed in either the Schoenberg Music Building, established in 1955 and 1965, the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center, a pair of buildings completed in 2014. Schoenberg Music Building Named in honor of former UCLA faculty member and composer Arnold Schoenberg, this facility houses the Dean's office, administrative offices for the three departments, most faculty offices, as well as two large theaters.
Schoenberg Hall, which seats about 520, is the main auditorium of the Schoenberg building. Its “rich acoustics” make it the perfect venue for everything from small lectures to large concert ensemble performances; the Jan Popper theater is an intimate 140 seat house intended for small performance groups and lectures, although it has been used for many other types of events.” Aside from the performance venues, Schoenberg Hall contains the Henry Mancini Media Lab as well as the World Music Center. The World Music Center acts like a composing studio, a recording studio, a high tech classroom; the World Music Center includes the Ethnomusicology Archives, the World Musical Instrument Collection, is home to publications by the Ethnomusicology department. Additionally, the building contains a keyboard lab, a computer lab, six classrooms, 36 practice rooms, an orchestra room, a band room, a choral room, the headquarters office of the UCLA Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance as well as the Music Library.
Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center The Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center, completed in 2014, “includes a high-tech recording studio, spaces for rehearsal and teaching, a café and social space for students, an Internet-based music production center.” Paid for in part by a $10 million donation by Music Industry Executive and Philanthropist Morris “Mo” Ostin and his late wife, Evelyn Ostin, to his alma mater, the center was designed by LA-based architects Daly Genik Architects under the direction of principal Kevin Daly. The center was honored in 2016 at the 46th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards by Los Angeles Business Council. Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts, Musicology Bachelor of Arts, Ethnomusicology Bachelor of Arts, Global Jazz Studies Bachelor of Arts, Music Performance Bachelor of Arts, Music Education Bachelor of Arts, Music Composition Minor in Music Industry Minor in Music History Master of Arts/Ph. D, Ethnomusicology Master of Arts/Ph. D. Musicology Master of Arts/Ph. D. Music Composition Master of Music/DMA, Music Performance Master of Music/DMA, Conducting Master of Music, Music Performance Jazz The Herb Alpert School of Music has 45 active ensembles that perform classical, jazz and world music.
Under the direction of performance faculty, students premiere new works, including those by established composers, students and alumni. UCLA Philharmonia is the flagship orchestra of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, one of Southern California's premiere training orchestras, it performs two or three different programs