L.A.’S EXPANDING HOTEL MARKET
Hancock Park-based online tutoring startup TutorMe.com Inc. was acquired by San Diego-based educational services firm Zovio Inc. April 4.
UCLA’s Samueli School of Engineering has received a $5 million gift from an alumna to fund a program providing support for women engineering students, the school announced April 2.
Unemployment in L.A. County ticked down slightly in February to 4.6 percent, the combined effect of a modest gain in jobs and a few thousand workers leaving the labor force.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was expected to appear at UCLA on Thursday in sympathy for a statewide strike by thousands of research, technical and health care workers.
USC’s board of trustees on March 20 unanimously named Carol Folt, former chancellor of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as its first woman president.
Roy Doumani, a keen Los Angeles businessman, philanthropist and driving force behind bioscience innovation whose education nurtured a generation of entrepreneurs at UCLA, has died. He was 83.
UCLA and USC on March 12 removed three high-ranking athletics officials who were charged by federal authorities in a nationwide university admissions fraud scheme.
USC’s business school moved up a notch in the latest rankings issued by U.S. News & World Report on March 12, closing in on UCLA’s position.
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A former math professor has donated $1 million to UCLA to bring visiting mathematics professors to the campus.
Pomona College has received a $15 million gift from an alumna and New York philanthropist for naming rights and continued construction of an art museum, the college announced Feb. 27.
Pepperdine University’s Board of Regents late on Feb. 13 named James Gash, an associate dean at the university’s law school, as its eighth president and chief executive, the university announced Feb. 15.
UCLA has licensed epigenetics technology to a Massachusetts-based plant breeding firm to improve the performance of commercial crops.
We’re more than a month into 2019, and the business community in Los Angeles seems to be hitting its stride after the traditional year-end slowdown. Let’s start with the good news, shall we?