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  • Yassmin Sarmadi '87 Opens Spring Restaurant in DTLA

    February 9, 2016

    Yassmin Sarmadi '87, owner of the popular and highly regarded Church and State French bistro in downtown Los Angeles, has opened her second restaurant Spring with Chef Tony Esnault. Webb students will visit Spring next month as part of the Unbounded Days' "Molecular Gastronomy" workshop.

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  • Steve Shenbaum '88 to Present at 2016 Unbounded Days

    January 22, 2016

    Steve Shenbaum ’88 returns to Webb in February as a guest speaker at the 2016 Unbounded Days. Steve, the President and founder of the nationally acclaimed communication firm game on Nation, is considered one of the most respected presenters on communication, leadership, positive culture change, and team building.

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  • Michael Chang '92 Elected to the Board of Trustees

    January 15, 2016

    Webb gave me a strong foundation and lifelong friendships, which I continue to draw on today. I feel honored to be asked to serve on the board and look forward to the work ahead. -- Michael Chang '92

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  • Daniel Fisher '67 Excavates 11,000 Year Old Wooly Mammoth

    January 11, 2016

    In October 2015, a farmer in Michigan discovered a large object sprouting two giant tusks while digging on his farm. Renowned paleontologist and wooly mammoth expert Dr. Daniel Fisher ’67 was called to the scene to assess the discovery.

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  • Class of 2016 Early College Admission News

    December 18, 2015

    The Class of 2016 is off to an amazing start! Webb seniors have once again beaten the national odds and received acceptances from some of America’s best colleges and universities.

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  • Carlton R. Appleby '41

    December 18, 2015

    Carlton Reaver Appleby ’41 attended Webb School of California for two years, however his impact on the institution will be felt for generations.

    Carl was a loyal alumnus and one of our all-time Webb hereos.
    --Taylor Stockdale, Head of Schools

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  • Clifford S. Heinz, Jr. ’37 (1919-2015)

    December 1, 2015

    Thompson Webb once said, “The crowning achievement of a headmaster is his alumni.” Clifford Stanton Heinz, Jr. ’37 embodied this achievement – a shining example of leadership, a life of purpose and principle, and a warm and caring heart.

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  • Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong '93 Appointed to Judgeship

    November 20, 2015

    California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong ’93 to a judgeship in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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  • The Gift of a Lifetime

    November 19, 2015

    Victor Heerman, Jr. ’42 has created a living legacy at The Webb Schools through his estate plan with a bequest that is among the top ten largest gifts in school history. Vic passed away in July 2014 leaving his home, personal property, and other assets to The Webb Schools. In doing so, he joined Webb’s Legacy Hall of Fame created to give special recognition to donors who have made lifetime gifts of $1 million and greater. It was Vic’s desire to give back to faculty in particular for the care and nurturing they gave to him as a student and to support the importance of maintaining a strong boarding school community. His gift will be used to fund and endow a faculty housing initiative. Read more about Victor’s life here.

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  • Alf Museum in Hollywood

    November 6, 2015

    Fossils from Webb's own Alf Museum are being showcased at the world premiere of Disney/Pixar's new animated movie The Good Dinosaur. The exhibit is on display at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood from November 25 to December 13. Nearly all of the fossils on display were collected by Webb students.

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  • Jawbone's UP3 on Oprah's Favorite Things 2015

    November 6, 2015

    Hosain Rahman ’93, founder and CEO of Jawbone, received an early holiday present from media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Jawbone’s UP3 fitness tracker made Oprah’s list of Favorite Things 2015.

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  • Ben Dey '00 Profiled in "Variety"

    October 30, 2015

    Ben Dey ’00 is profiled in Varietys recent story, “Hollywood’s New Leaders: The Agents.” Dey started as an assistant at Creative Artists Agency, one of Hollywood’s top talent agencies, in 2004 and is currently a television talent agent with a long roster of A-list clients.

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  • Jeff Luhnow ’84 and the Houston Astros made a deep run towards the World Series

    October 20, 2015

    Jeff Luhnow ’84 and the Houston Astros made a deep run in the MLB playoffs this season for the first time in ten years.

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  • WEBB Magazine Fall 2015 edition

    October 15, 2015

    From a feature filled with alumni working at the intersection of technology and healthcare, to a piece on the advantages of boarding school from the parent perspective, to the life and times of the Alf Museum, this issue of WEBB is brimming with well-crafted story-telling. Please enjoy these pieces, plus news of faculty, students and alumni happenings across the country and around the world. Now in print and online.

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  • Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio

    The Alf Uncovers Argentina

    September 30, 2015

    Register now for our 2016 International Paleontology Trip
    Have you ever wanted to walk in the footsteps of our planet's biggest inhabitants? Argentina was home to the largest known dinosaurs, and the Alf Museum is on the trail! Augustyn Family Curator Dr. Andy Farke is organizing a paleontology and natural history-themed tour of Argentina, scheduled for spring break 2016.

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  • 22 and a Half Minutes with Larry Price '61

    September 23, 2015

    Physicist Larry Price ’61 seeks answers to big questions within the smallest of things. After earning his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1970, he taught physics at Columbia University, where he had previously done postdoctoral work in elementary particle physics. In 1978, he joined Illinois’s Argonne National Laboratory, eventually becoming director of the High Energy Physics Division.

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  • 2015 Alumni Award Recipients

    September 15, 2015

    The Alumni Council and Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Alumni Awards: Louis Mayberg '80, Dick Lynas '55 and Micol Issa '05. Webb's alumni awards program aims to recognize alumni who represent the best of Webb through their exemplary achievements.

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  • Jenn Louis '89 - Chef, Restaurant Owner, and Author

    September 8, 2015

    Jenn Louis '89 has appeared on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, and her work has been featured in various publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Food & Wine, and Bon Appétit. Louis was named one of Food & Wine’s “Best New Chefs” in 2012, and her sophisticated, seasonally-focused cooking style has earned her nominations as a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Award of Best Chef: Northwest in 2010 and 2011.

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  • American Museum of Natural History Honors Paleontologist Malcolm McKenna '48

    August 31, 2015

    The library of Malcolm McKenna ’48, former Frick Curator of Fossil Mammals at the American Museum of Natural History, was as extensive and intricately organized as his ideas and thoughts about the field of paleontology. This past summer, his expansive library collection was donated by his family to the museum, where it is now housed in its own room – The Malcolm C. McKenna Library Collection of the Osborn Library.

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    Jonathan Kelber '93 & Team are Leaders in Breast Cancer Research

    August 26, 2015

    The results of breast cancer research conducted by Jonathan Kelber ’93 and a team of Cal State Northridge students has been published in the Public Library of Science One journal. Alec Hou ’13 interned in Kelber’s lab during the summer of 2014 through the Webb@Work program and is one of the contributing sources for the article.

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