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Kyeyoung Park, assistant professor in anthropology and Asian American studies, received the Outstanding Book in History and Social Sciences Award from the Association of Asian American Studies for her pioneering ethnographic study, "The Korean American Dream: Immigrants and Small Business in New York City" (Cornell University Press).... Jazz great Gerald Wilson, who has a dual appointment as a lecturer in the departments of Music and Ethnomusicology, was recently nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Instrumental Composition and for the theme for the Monterey Jazz Festival.... Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Professor D. Lewis "Tino" Mingori has been elected a fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the world's preeminent aerospace professional society for aeronautics and astronautics professionals.


Emmy Award-winner Gilbert Cates, producing director at the Geffen Playhouse, has returned for a record-breaking ninth assignment as producer of the Academy Awards telecast. Cates will produce the 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, scheduled for March 21.... Ellen DuBois, a history professor and leading chronicler of women's suffrage, received the annual Joan Kelly Memorial Prize from the American Historical Association for the best work in women's history for her biography "Harriot Stanton Blatch and the Winning of Woman Suffrage" (Yale University Press).... The Royce Hall renovation project is the recipient of a 1999 Architecture Award from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. Under Campus Architect Duke Oakley and his team, including project manager Curt Ginther, Royce Hall underwent a series of closely coordinated strengthening and renovation projects following the Northridge earthquake. Royce was one of two projects selected to receive the honor. The award will be presented in March in Toronto.


The Ronald S. Hirshberg Memorial Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, established by Los Angeles fashion designer and businesswoman Agi Hirshberg, donated $1.75 million to UCLA to create the Ronald S. Hirshberg Translational Pancreatic Cancer Research Laboratory at the School of Medicine. The foundation also endowed the Ronald S. Hirshberg Chair in Translational Pancreatic Cancer Research. In October, the foundation raised $68,000 for the UCLA research team with a 5K/10K walk/run held in Century City. Through this and other fund-raising efforts, it hopes to raise $500,000 for pancreatic cancer research this year.... Artist, collector and gallery owner Gregg G. Juarez, whose donation of $1 million to the Corinne A. Seeds University Elementary School is the single largest contribution from a private benefactor in the school's history, was honored at a re ception to dedicate the Gregg G. Juarez Community Hall at the school.

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