Article ID: CBB000932045

The Near-Appointment of Linus Pauling at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2009)


Linus Pauling, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, should have been a prize for any university. Yet, he was denied a position at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1964. His liberal activism apparently was too much for university officials to stomach; the McCarthy period still cast a dismal shadow.


Description On his rejection on the basis of his political activism.

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Authors & Contributors
Turner, James Morton
Voskuhl, Adelheid Clara
Hentschel, Klaus
Lynch, Michael Patrick
Somsen, Geert J.
Speece, Darren
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy
Social Studies of Science
Environmental History
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Diplomatic History
Harvard University
Synchron Verlag
Cornell University Press
Tufts University Press
University of California, Los Angeles
Science and politics
Political activists and activism
Environmental protection
Science and culture
Pauling, Linus Carl
Burgers, Jan M.
Weaver, Warren
Gregg, Alan
Hodgkin, Dorothy Crowfoot
Sakharov, Andrei
Time Periods
20th century, late
21st century
20th century, early
20th century
United States
California (U.S.)
Soviet Union
Pennsylvania (U.S.)
Rockefeller Foundation
Federation of American Scientists
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

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