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Los Angeles studied as a complex web

Los Angeles studied as a complex web
Jack Meek, professor of public administration, presents his lecture “Metropolitan Systems and Networks as Complex Adaptive Systems” Monday in the President’s Dining Room for the faculty lecture series. Following Meek’s lecture, Kevin Marshall, professor of law; Marcia Godwin, associate professor of public administration; and David Chappell, associate professor of physics, contributed to the... 

Photographs tell stories of lucky winners

Photographs tell stories of lucky winners
Professor of Photography Gary Colby shows off his scratchers and lottery tickets in a video to photographer Edie Bresler during the reception for her series “We Sold a Winner: On Resilient American Dreams” at the Carlson Gallery Oct. 30. Bresler was unable to attend the reception, but guests at the reception shared their lottery ticket stories and sent her their good wishes via video. / photo by... 

Supermajority affects property tax

Supermajority affects property tax
Assistant Professor of Public Administration Soomi Lee demonstrates a graph during her faculty lecture in the President’s Dining Room Monday. Lee’s research focuses on the effect of the supermajority vote requirement for tax increases in California. She earned her doctorate in economics and political science from Claremont Graduate University in 2011. Lee teaches quantitative research methods,... 

One-man show takes a dramatic turn

One-man show takes a dramatic turn
Kristopher Lee Bicknell, performs in “Dramatis Personae” in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret. Written and directed by Sean Dillon and Curtin Krick, the one-man show transported the audience through the history of theater. However, the show doesn’t quite go according to plan. The audience is made to believe Bicknell’s show goes awry when the mishaps are really part of the performance. / photo by Julian... 

Abstract rotation spans Tall Wall Space

Abstract rotation spans Tall Wall Space
Junior art major Robert Oshodin visits the installation “Radius Abstractus” by Augusto Sandroni in the Tall Wall Space of the Arts and Com­munications Building. The installation runs until May 30. / photo by Kaung Myat Tun Cody Luk Arts Editor Emily Lau Staff Writer Eighteen abstract art pieces are placed in a circle together to form Augusto Sandroni’s solo exhibit “Radius Abstractus” in... 

JazHarp Quartet brings the funk

JazHarp Quartet brings the funk
Jazz harpist Lori Andrews performed her first song of the night, “Plucking Blues,” as part of the Sundays at the Morgan series. She has performed for celebrities, former U.S. presidents, and even the king and queen of Spain. Andrews performed at the University of La Verne about 15 years ago. / photo by Amanda Duvall Cody Luk Arts Editor The sounds of harp, bass, drums, piano and saxophone joined... 

Photos bring insight on immigrants

Photos bring insight on immigrants
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Don Bartletti chats with Gale Carlson Ortega and Linda Carlson Lane, descendents of Irene Carlson, for whom the Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography is named. Bartletti’s photographs are from his work dealing with immigrants from Latin America crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while risking their lives. Ortega and Lane came to La Verne to hear Bartletti’s lecture... 

Chris Williams and company jazz up the Morgan

Chris Williams and company jazz up the Morgan
Paying tribute to Ray Charles, jazz vocalist Chris Williams and friends perform “Hallelujah, I Love Her So” to close the first Sundays at the Morgan event Sept. 7. Williams, who grew up in the Pentecostal faith, had a childhood similar to that of Ray Charles. Williams said he connected with Charles, who “…was kind of a rebel for writing this song because he was not allowed to say Hallelujah... 

Clark steps back to faculty track

Clark steps back to faculty track
Avid traveler, study abroad director and professor, Al Clark has many memories of traveling to and living in Italy, Greece, England and France. Paris is a favorite destination he says because “there’s just something magical about it.” Clark recently ended his time as associate vice president of academic affairs and is now a full-time faculty member in the humanities. Photo by/ Sonora Hernandez Cody... 

Chamber orchestra debuts talent

Chamber orchestra debuts talent
Sophomore music major Caelin Eager plays with violinist Danielle Rosaria Cummins at the La Verne Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. The duo played two pieces, “Sonatina” by Schubert and “Arioso” by Bach. The concert was the finale of the orchestra’s studies this semester. / photo by Austen Beck Cody Luk Assistant Arts Editor Musicians of different ages and different... 
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