Yearly Archives: 2016

UCLA shooting: Gunman had ‘kill list,’ police chief says

Police found a “kill list” at the Minnesota home of the gunman who opened fire at UCLA on Wednesday, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told CNN affiliate KTLA. The name of the UCLA professor killed by the gunman was on the list, as was the name of another woman who police later found dead, Beck said. …Klug is listed as a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering on UCLA’s website. He received his undergraduate degree at Westmont College, then obtained a Masters at UCLA and a Ph.D. from Caltech. more

Murder-suicide in engineering building forces lockdown

“Our hearts are heavy this evening as our campus family mourns the sudden and tragic deaths of two people on our campus earlier today,” said Chancellor Gene Block in an email. …Klug is listed as a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering on UCLA’s website. He received his undergraduate degree at Westmont College, then obtained a Masters at UCLA and a Ph.D. from Caltech. more

Professor identified as victim of UCLA murder-suicide

The man killed during a murder-suicide Wednesday morning on the University of California, Los Angeles campus has been identified by multiple sources as William S. Klug, 39, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. …”You cannot ask for a nicer, gentler, sweeter, and more supportive guy than William Klug.” Klug earned his undergraduate degree in engineering physics from Westmont College in 1997; his master’s degree in civil engineering from UCLA in 1999; and his PhD in mechanical engineering from Caltech in 2003. more

Police Identify The UCLA Student Who Gunned Down His Professor

University of California, Los Angeles students were taking their end-of-the year exams when the entire school went into a lockdown Wednesday following a deadly shooting in an engineering building. …Klug, who lived in El Segundo with his wife and two kids, also coached his son’s Little League team. As the L.A. Times reports, the 39-year-old loved surfing and frequented Los Angeles Dodgers games. He specialized in computational mechanics and earned his undergraduate degree in engineering physics from Westmont College in 1997, his master’s degree in civil engineering at UCLA in 1999, and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Caltech in 2003. more

UCLA campus shooting: Victim revealed as William Klug as suspect in murder-suicide remains unnamed

The victim of a shooting at the University of California, Los Angles (UCLA) campus was identified as William S Klug, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. LA Police Chief Charlie Beck confirmed that the shooting, which forced the campus to go on lockdown, was a murder-suicide and that there was no further threat to students. …The El Segundo resident earned his undergraduate degree in engineering physics in 1997 from Westmont College, his master’s degree in civil engineering in 1999 at UCLA and a PhD in mechanical engineering in 2003 from Caltech, according to the LA Times. more

UCLA shooting: Murder-suicide occurs on campus

A murder-suicide at UCLA on Wednesday prompted a campuswide lockdown and forcing hundreds of terrified students to hide in buildings.

UCLA Student Body President Michael Skiles identified Professor William S. Klug as the individual who was slain.

Klug is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, according to the UCLA’s website. He received his undergraduate degree at Westmont College, then obtained a Masters at UCLA and a Ph.D. Caltech. more

UCLA shooting updates: Woman on gunman’s ‘kill list’ is found dead in Minnesota

Several sources identified the victim in the UCLA murder-suicide as William S. Klug, 39, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering who studied the interaction between mechanics and biology and was the father of two young children. …Klug, an El Segundo resident who was married with two young children,  loved surfing and frequently took his family to Los Angeles Dodgers games. He earned his undergraduate degree in engineering physics from Westmont College in 1997, his master’s degree in civil engineering at UCLA in 1999 and his Ph.D in mechanical engineering from Caltech in 2003. more

Westmont alum killed in murder-suicide at UCLA

A campus shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning left two men dead in a murder-suicide that sent thousands of students running for safety and barricading themselves in classrooms. …Dr. William Klug, a 1997 graduate of Westmont College, was one of the dead, according to news reports and officials at the college. more

Slain UCLA professor William Klug a devout Christian, father of 2, beloved Little League coach

A UCLA professor slain in his office was remembered Thursday as an educator who was passionate about learning, challenged his engineering students and mentored Little Leaguers in his El Segundo neighborhood. …Klug graduated in 1997 from Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts college in Montecito near Santa Barbara, with a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics. He earned a master’s degree at UCLA and a doctorate at Caltech in Pasadena in 2003, and was hired to work that year at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. more

La Copa America Centenario By The Numbers

This year marks La Copa America Centenario, or the centennial celebration of the semi-regular battle for American dominance on the pitch – soccer or fùtbol, whichever you’d prefer. Although the size of the tournament’s field and the countries that participate have fluctuated over the 44 previous events – the U.S. doesn’t always partake – the 2016 version is on home soil and features a 16-nation bracket sure to create a lot of buzz among fans of the beautiful game….Dave Wolf, Associate professor of kinesiology and head coach of men’s soccer at Westmont College. What are the chances that soccer will become as popular as baseball or football in the next 10 years? I don’t believe soccer will threaten the ‘bif three’ of football, baseball, and basketball, at least in my lifetime. That being said, if you ever told me that I would see the current explosion of football (soccer) in America, I would not have believed that either. Not only is soccer now a powerful “second tier” American sport (along with ice hockey, golf, racing, etc…), but it is the leader of that tier. It is here to stay. more