| Jul 1, 2008
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July 2, 2008
This month, University of California Press releases William A. Ausmus' "Wines & Wineries of California's Central Coast," one of six wine books the Berkeley-based academic press will publish this year and the 23rd wine-focused book...
| Jun 4, 2008
MEET THE Anheuser-Busch Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at UC Davis.
The what? There's a professor of beer in that teeming nest of winemakers?
Indeed there is. He's Charles Bamforth, chairman of the department of food science and technology, a...
| Feb 18, 2009
Carl Venne, 62, chairman of the Crow Tribe, was found dead Sunday in his sister's home near Hardin, Mont., according to the Big Horn County sheriff's office. He apparently died of natural causes, the office said in a statement.
Venne, who became chairman...
| Dec 13, 2009
Stephen E. Toulmin, a British-born philosopher and retired USC professor who created a model for evaluating the practical arguments that arise from daily life during a six-decade career that brought him prominence in several fields, has died. He was 87....
| May 5, 2009
U.A. Fanthorpe, a highly regarded English poet who was first inspired by the human tragedy she saw in a neurological hospital, died April 28 in a hospice near her home in Wotton-under-Edge in western England, said her publisher, Peterloo Poets. She was...
| Jul 5, 2009
Thanks to their conspicuous use by Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the girls of the TV show "Charmed," Elphaba in the Broadway musical "Wicked" and plenty of other prominent pop culture figures, grimoires have become far more familiar to the general public....
| Sep 22, 2009
Liberal Muslim or closet fundamentalist? Peaceful intellectual or militant in sheep's clothing?
Tariq Ramadan has been called all these things -- and more -- by his friends and foes. Whatever the truth, the Swiss-born Oxford University professor ranks...
| Nov 24, 2009
Chinese poet and classics translator
Yang Xianyi, 94, a poet who translated numerous Chinese classics into English, died Monday in Beijing, state news reported.
The report on Shanghai's Xinmin Evening News website did not give a cause of...
| May 27, 2009
Brooke Shearer, a former journalist and personal aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton who had directed the White House Fellows program and served in the Interior Department, has died. She was 58.
Shearer, who had cancer, died May 19 at her home in Washington,...
| Jul 27, 2009
Harold W. Snider, a prominent advocate for the blind who helped craft legislation that expanded the civil rights of Americans with disabilities and aided in the launching of an audible newspaper service, died June 26 at his home in Rockville, Md., after a...
| Mar 19, 2009
Nicholas Henderson, a British diplomat who served as ambassador to the United States during the Falkland Islands war and helped build U.S. support for the British military operation that regained control of the islands, died Monday at his home in London....
| Jun 25, 2010
Men often measure their health in terms of numbers: how many minutes of exercise they have logged and how many calories and nutrients they have eaten. Dallas native Ron Nevelow believes too many men overlook an additional factor: emotional health, the...