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UHEF & Uni News

Ivan Finkle, Class of 1950, was born in the Bronx the year these images of Uni were taken

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For the first time in my life, I really wish I’d worked harder in physics. If I had, I would surely have been able to ask Ivan Finkle, class of 1950, more intelligent questions about the work he did in physics.  But I did the best I could to find out about the life of an important member of the Uni High Education Foundation. Ivan was born in the Bronx in 1933.  This year was a fateful year for the future of humanity, and the events of that year would […]

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May, 2019

Where Have All The Spark Plugs Gone?

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When you learn about or encounter something too young, you’re likely to get it all mixed up. I read Catcher in the Rye when I was eleven, and I thought it was about a boy who swears too much. And when I was around the same age, my mother used to enjoy making me say ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny just to hear me struggle with all those syllables (I do the same thing to my kids). When I asked her what that meant, I did not quite glean that it was […]

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Apr, 2019

Boys Volleyball Makes Open Division

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Volleyball.  Need I say more?  Both our girls and boys players have made Uni beyond proud, thank in no small part to Coach Randick and Coach Emilio “Memo” Vasquez.  Miriam Khorgamfar , who started as an opposite hitter this year, states, “Our coaches are so good.  They put so much effort into coaching and caring for every individual. Coach Memo is also really fair and ensures play time for those who really put forth a lot of effort. He is always ready to provide extra practice and encouragement to anyone who […]

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Apr, 2019

Patrice Noteware and the Class of 1972: Past, Present, Future

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Patrice (Taenaka) Noteware, Class of ’72, made her way to Uni for a visit as she prepares for her 50threunion. She stopped into the library, and I had a chance to interview her about her time at Uni.  She is not short on happy memories from her days here  “It was a glorious time of life,” she recalls. Patrice was active in campus clubs, serving her Warrior community and taking advantage of the many offerings at Uni.  She was elected chairman of the Friendship Board and was Girls’ League Vice […]

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Jan, 2019

Don’t You Forget About Us…or The Value of Public Education: Class of ‘86

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A couple of things happened over the Winter break.  One, it was announced that the teachers in LAUSD would probably be going on strike, and, two, my friend Kimberly Steinman, Class of ’86, posted some pictures of our days at Uni on Facebook.  My eye was drawn to the pictures where I saw myself or my friends, people I had known since Emerson –and some I even remember from Westwood Elementary. I imagined Uni as a giant aquarium, with all of us fish swimming around it.  If the aquarist were […]

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Dec, 2018

Uni Girls Build LA

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Last year, Litzy Bautista was talking to a friend who attends Culver City high school and is part of this great program, Girls Build LA.  Girls Build LA is the local chapter of the organization co-chaired by Michelle Obama that challenges public middle and high school girls to make a difference in their communities and to make sure their voices are heard by their elected leaders.  The organization sponsored an event held at the Galen Center this year to help girls pre-register to vote, and Uni was able to send […]

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Dec, 2018

David Cheatom Leads

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As the librarian, I must confess I am not as avid a sports fan as the previous (and more skilled) writer of this report.  At some point this year, I began to realize that junior David Cheatom, as one of the three captains of the varsity basketball team, is big man on campus who plays guard and forward for our beloved Coach Ackerman.  From my perch on the third floor of the Administration Building in the library, David was not on my radar as our campus superstar speaks, and this speaks to […]

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Nov, 2018

Erin Garcia, Class of ’88 and Student of Arnie Rubinoff, is a Curator for the California Historical Society

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Erin Garcia, Class of ’88, is the managing curator of exhibitions for the California Historical Society, located in San Francisco. During the time that Erin was a student at Uni, she took photography with Arnie Rubinoff all three years. This passion for photography sparked here at Uni continued as she majored in Art History at Berkeley and earned a Master’s degree in Art History from The University in New Mexico with an emphasis on photography. She has recently an amazing exhibit called Boomtowns: How Photography Shaped Los Angeles and San […]

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Oct, 2018

Wildcats Participate in Face-to-Face and Online Discussions

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Ms. Vollmer is not a teacher who necessarily expected to be on the forefront of using technology in the classroom, but that is where she has found herself this year. This summer she pursued her longtime interest in psychology by taking a course at UCLA. In the class, students were asked to engage in online discussions using a forum similar to Facebook, wherein students posted short, informal essays and then responded to one another’s posts. Ms. Vollmer enjoyed this very much. This year Uni’s Instructional Leadership Team started off our […]

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Oct, 2018

Girls Volleyball Advances to the Finals

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After winning SIX games in a row, girls Volleyball has advanced to the semi-finals with 18-13 winning record so far this season. Congratulations are in order to Coach Randick, Coach Alvarado, and of course the Girls Volleyball Team!

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