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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 topic by explaining rules for innovation, innovative cities and complex patterns. / photo by Emily Bieker

Los Angeles studied as a complex web

Jack Meek, professor of public administration, discussed the issues of complex systems in cities and analyzed his recent research on the topic in the faculty lecture “Metro­politan Systems and Networks as Complex Adaptive Systems” Monday in the President’s Dining Room.

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Jim Bueermann, president of the Police Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at improving policing, discusses the mistakes the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, made after the death of Michael Brown. Buerrmann said the police department should have apologized to the community. The panel, which included Adrienna Wong, staff attorney of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Katrina Parker, activist and filmmaker, was the fourth part of the Ferguson discussion series Tuesday in the Chapel. / photo by Mariela Patron

Panelists discuss Ferguson

University of La Verne faculty, staff and students discussed police reformation, civilians’ right to protest and effectiveness of voting during the panel “Community Justice: Com­munity-Based Alternatives to Traditional Law Enforce­ment,” Tuesday in the Chapel.

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