The Big Ten Is Growing, But All I See Is Decline

The identities of collegiate conferences are disappearing like regional accents.

#big-ten-conference, #football-college, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-southern-california

Welcome to the Big Ten, U.C.L.A. and U.S.C. I Already Hate You.

It will be weird with these California schools in my conference, but I welcome the new rivalries.

#big-ten-conference, #college-athletics, #extra-points-newsletter, #football-college, #internal-sub-only-nl, #midwestern-states-us, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-southern-california

In College Sports, the Power Five May Become the Power Two

The Big Ten and the SEC are consolidating power. The rest of college sports, some fear, could become a muddle.

#big-ten-conference, #california, #colleges-and-universities, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-southern-california

Why Climate Change Makes It Harder to Fight Fire With Fire

Worsening wildfires in recent years have led officials to embrace planned fires to thin forests before disaster strikes. But the warming world is making it tougher to do safely.

#arizona, #boulder-colo, #california, #colorado, #fires-and-firefighters, #florida, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #nature-conservancy, #nebraska, #new-mexico, #oregon, #rain, #texas, #united-states, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #wildfires, #wind

UCLA Wants to Hire an Adjunct. But the Pay Is Zero.

After protests, U.C.L.A. took down a job posting that offered no pay. But it turns out colleges often expect Ph.D.s to work for free.

#colleges-and-universities, #graduate-schools-and-students, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #tenure, #university-of-california-los-angeles

Fires, Then Floods: Risk of Deadly Climate Combination Rises

A new study found that the dangerous pairing of disasters may become more common in the American West as rains trigger runaway surges of mud and debris in areas damaged by wildfire.

#boulder-colo, #california, #colorado, #disasters-and-emergencies, #fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #global-warming, #golden-colo, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #idaho, #landslides-and-mudslides, #montecito-calif, #national-center-for-atmospheric-research, #nevada, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #rain, #research, #science-advances-journal, #united-states, #united-states-geological-survey, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-california-santa-barbara, #utah, #weather, #western-states-us

Marina Goldovskaya, 80, Dies; Filmmaker Documented Russian Life

In about 30 documentaries she looked at the people and history of her homeland, some of it brutally dark.

#a-bitter-taste-of-freedom-movie, #cold-war-era, #deaths-obituaries, #documentary-films-and-programs, #goldovskaya-marina, #movies, #russia, #solovki-power-movie, #university-of-california-los-angeles

March Madness Elite 8 Schedule, Tip Times and Analysis

After upsetting the No. 1 seeds Gonzaga and Arizona, Arkansas and Houston are looking for more. Duke and Villanova stand in their way.

#basketball-college, #duke-university, #elite-eight, #final-four, #krzyzewski-mike, #musselman-eric, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #notae-jd, #sampson-kelvin, #university-of-arkansas, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-houston, #villanova-university, #wright-jay-1961

March Madness: St. Peter’s Beats Purdue to Reach the Elite 8

The Peacocks downed Purdue, 67-64, in the round of 16 and became the first No. 15 seed to reach the round of 8. Kansas, a No. 1 seed, also advanced after defeating Providence.

#basketball-college, #iowa-state-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #north-carolina-state-university, #purdue-university, #texas-tech-university, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-north-carolina, #villanova-university

March Madness Schedule, Tip Times and Analysis For Friday’s Sweet 16 Games

North Carolina is in familiar territory behind its first-year coach, Hubert Davis, and St. Peter’s will try to go where no 15th men’s seed has ever gone.

#basketball-college, #iowa-state-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #north-carolina-state-university, #purdue-university, #texas-tech-university, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-north-carolina, #villanova-university

The N.C.A.A. Tournament’s Sweet 16 Is Open for the Taking

Even with some surprises, all the teams left have good cases to make that they can make a run toward the Final Four.

#basketball-college, #duke-university, #gonzaga-university, #iowa-state-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #providence-college, #purdue-university, #texas-christian-university, #texas-tech-university, #university-of-arizona, #university-of-arkansas, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-houston, #university-of-miami, #university-of-michigan, #university-of-north-carolina

Across Town, Tony Bland Is Adjusting to a Different World

Bland, a former U.S.C. assistant coach arrested in 2017 as part of an F.B.I. investigation, is now coaching at a Los Angeles-area high school. He still hopes he can return to the college level.

#basketball, #basketball-college, #bland-tony-basketball-coach, #california, #colleges-and-universities, #south-los-angeles-los-angeles-calif, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-southern-california

Mother of Children Killed by Their Father Said She Lived in Fear

The woman obtained a restraining order in 2021 after telling a California court, “He has not killed me because he would not know where to go with the children.”

#assaults, #california, #david-mora, #domestic-violence, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sacramento-calif, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-pennsylvania, #women-and-girls

University of California to Pay $243 Million to Settle Sexual Abuse Claims

The payout will be the second in a case in which a gynecologist at U.C.L.A. is accused of sexual misconduct.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #dr-james-heaps, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #sexual-harassment, #university-of-california, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-michigan, #university-of-southern-california

His N.B.A. Dream Was Right There. Then He Couldn’t Move His Legs.

A mysterious illness on the eve of the 2019 N.B.A. draft derailed Kris Wilkes’s hopes of going pro. As he heals, he’s not giving up hope.

#basketball, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #national-basketball-assn, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #wilkes-kris

Since a National Title, Some Very Difficult Days at L.S.U.

Louisiana State, which won the College Football Playoff in the 2019 season, followed a 5-5 season by dropping its 2021 opener to U.C.L.A. after evacuating because of Hurricane Ida.

#football-college, #louisiana-state-university, #orgeron-ed, #university-of-california-los-angeles

Gary B. Nash, 88, Dies; Drew Ire for Trying to Update History Education

A respected scholar of early America, he became a central figure in the culture wars that enveloped the country in the 1990s.

#deaths-obituaries, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #nash-gary-b, #university-of-california-los-angeles

U.S. Wins Gold in Women’s Volleyball at the Olympics

A program with two silvers and a bronze from its three most recent Games claims its first Olympic championship.

#kiraly-karch, #olympic-games-2020, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #volleyball

For Jrue Holiday, It’s a Good Game When His Wife Says So

The pressure is on as the Bucks head to the N.B.A. playoffs, but Holiday has somebody at home who understands competition: his wife, Lauren, who faced high expectations on the U.S. national soccer team.

#basketball, #holiday-jrue, #holiday-lauren, #milwaukee-bucks, #national-basketball-assn, #new-orleans-pelicans-basketball, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #university-of-california-los-angeles

Elite Universities Welcome More Diverse Freshman Class

The aftermath of the George Floyd protests and a decreased reliance on standardized tests have led to more diverse admissions at elite universities.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #grading-of-students, #harvard-university, #race-and-ethnicity, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-southern-california, #yale-university

As N.C.A.A. Tournament Ends, So Does Life in Basketball Bubble

The travails of athletes underscore the burdens on athletes in pulling off the three-week basketball bonanza.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #college-athletics, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #oregon-state-university, #student-athlete-compensation, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university

The Return of March Madness Brought Back Hope

The N.C.A.A. basketball tournaments, the first significant American sporting event outright canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic, brought some optimism that the country might be turning a corner.

#basketball-college, #bueckers-paige-2001, #dolores-schmidt-jean, #drew-timme, #gonzaga-university, #loyola-university-chicago, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #staley-dawn, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-connecticut, #university-of-south-carolina

Gonzaga Beats UCLA With a Buzzer-Beater in Overtime

The Bulldogs will play Baylor for the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament championship on Monday night.

#basketball-college, #few-mark, #gonzaga-university, #kispert-corey, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #riley-cody, #suggs-jalen-2001, #university-of-california-los-angeles

March Madness: An Early Look at the Men’s Final Four

Gonzaga vs. U.C.L.A. Houston vs. Baylor. Here are the ups and downs with each team.

#basketball-college, #baylor-university, #gonzaga-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-houston

Gonzaga Makes Final Four With Another (Expected) Rout

The Zags’ pursuit of an undefeated season has often come on the undercard for other games during this N.C.A.A. men’s tournament.

#basketball-college, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-michigan, #university-of-southern-california

What We Learned From the First Weekend of the N.C.A.A. Basketball Men’s Tournament

The Big Ten’s teams have faltered, the Pac-12’s have excelled and the upsets have been steady.

#basketball-college, #big-ten-conference, #college-athletics, #cronin-michael-1971, #gonzaga-university, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #pacific-12-conference, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-illinois, #virginia-commonwealth-university

Will Tiger Woods Play Golf Again? Doctors Predict a Difficult Recovery

He risks infections, bones that do not heal, and foot and ankle injuries that impede walking. His ability to play pro golf again is in question.

#ankles-body-part, #bones, #golf, #infections, #legs, #muscles, #sports-injuries, #surgery-and-surgeons, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #woods-tiger

She’s the Dancing Force Behind Nia Dennis’s Viral Gymnastics Routines

Bijoya Das, a former gymnast with a deep relationship to dance, is training U.C.L.A. team members to let their personality light up the mat.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #das-bijoyas, #dennis-nia-1999, #gymnastics, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #university-of-california-los-angeles

With New Urgency, Arts Groups Hire Diversity Officers

Cultural institutions are recruiting people of color to lead their transformation efforts. But hiring one leader doesn’t mean the work is done.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art-institute-of-chicago, #chicago-museum-of-contemporary-art, #edward-e-greene, #hammer-museum, #hiring-and-promotion, #los-angeles-philharmonic, #makeba-clay, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #minorities, #museums, #phillips-collection, #rosa-rodriguez-williams, #turner-lavita-mcmath, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #weiss-daniel-h

New Scan Finds Prostate Cancer Cells Hiding in the Body

The test seems likely to improve the diagnosis and treatment of a disease that kills 33,000 American men each year.

#california, #cancer, #clinical-trials, #food-and-drug-administration, #prostate-cancer, #prostate-gland, #radiation, #tests-medical, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-california-san-francisco

$73 Million Settlement Is Reached in Sex Abuse Suit Involving U.C.L.A. Gynecologist

More than 5,500 women were included in a class-action suit against Dr. James Heaps, who is still facing 20 felony counts of sexual assault. He has pleaded not guilty.

#colleges-and-universities, #compensation-for-damages-law, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #heaps-james, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tyndall-george, #university-of-california, #university-of-california-los-angeles

How to See the Halloween Blue Moon (and Uranus!) With Your Kids

“The Uranus jokes never end,” an astronomer said.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #jupiter-planet, #mars-planet, #milky-way-galaxy, #moon, #planets, #saturn-planet, #space-and-astronomy, #stars-and-galaxies, #telescopes-and-observatories, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #uranus-planet, #venus-planet

A Filmmaker Who Sees Prison Life With Love and Complexity

Garrett Bradley has made a documentary, “Time,” that stubbornly resists all the easy ways of thinking about incarceration in America.

#art, #black-people, #bradley-garrett, #documentary-films-and-programs, #prisons-and-prisoners, #university-of-california-los-angeles

Oregon’s President Says Money Wasn’t Discussed in Pac-12 Return. It Didn’t Need to Be.

Universities in the Pac-12 were clearly struggling financially even before the pandemic, which magnified the importance of football once it hit.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #pacific-12-conference, #stanford-university, #university-of-california-berkeley, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-oregon

Taylor Rooks Gets the N.B.A. Interviews That Go Viral

Rooks, a host at Bleacher Report, said being a Black woman in sports journalism has its challenges, but her approach — capturing players’ full humanity — gives her an edge.

#ball-lonzo-1997, #basketball, #black-people, #bleacher-report-inc, #national-basketball-assn, #news-and-news-media, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rooks-taylor, #television, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #vanvleet-fred-1994, #women-and-girls

A Deep U.S. Open Run Becomes a Pitch For College Tennis

For years, college tennis was seen as a dead end for aspiring pros. Jennifer Brady, a semifinalist at the U.S. Open, is the latest player to show it does not have to be.

#brady-jennifer-1995, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn, #university-of-california-los-angeles

Stocks Generate Big Gains and Bigger Questions

A powerful rally during drastically deteriorating economic conditions has left the market richly valued and facing great uncertainty.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #brazil, #citigroup-inc, #cnbc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #credit-and-debt, #europe, #federal-reserve-system, #house-of-representatives, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #japan, #latin-america, #morningstar-inc, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantines, #recession-and-depression, #second-quarter-2020, #senate, #shutdowns-institutional, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #university-of-california-los-angeles

College Athletes, Phones in Hand, Force Shift in Protest Movement

“Things that are important to African-Americans in a sports setting get labeled a distraction. That’s a painful word when you’re talking about matters of life and death.”

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #clemson-university, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #florida-state-university, #football-college, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #georgia-institute-of-technology, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ohio-state-university, #race-and-ethnicity, #university-of-california-los-angeles