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The International Studies Institute at the University of La Verne has voted on this year’s theme: immigration. Every year, the University has a new theme focusing on a global issue or concern that either affects people, forces them to think about their opinions or inspires them to help.
The future of media outlets and their advancing electronic roles took center stage with University of La Verne’s Don Pollock’s lecture, “Media Convergence: The Future of How We (Will) Get Our News and Information.”
The University of La Verne debate team stood out among the colleges who competed in The United States Universities National Open Debating Tournament. The tournament took place at the Claremont Colleges on Oct. 4.
Founders Auditorium, the largest place for convocations and concerts on campus and also perhaps the most in need of architectural upgrades will finally get a facelift beginning this spring. The University has committed $2.5 million to the renovation and another $1.75 million is expected through donations.
The University of La Verne was awarded a five-year, $2.8 million Title V grant from the United States Department of Education, making it the fourth Title V grant the University has received.
Shedding light on a very complicated topic, Vanessa Preisler lectured about her research of quantum dots and spintronics on Monday in the President’s Dining Room.
With newspapers across the country taking a slow plunge and in some areas disappearing altogether, a new form of journalism – “hyperlocal” Web based publications have begun to fill the void – even in La Verne.
The University of La Verne’s official Web site has been noticeably modified for the fall semester, receiving both positive and negative response to its new design and functionality. The Office of Information Technology, in charge of maintaining laverne.edu, altered the Web site design and also added new user-friendly features.
The University of La Verne has received a nearly $900,000 National Science Foundation Grant for scholarships and internships. The money will be distributed by the La Verne Noyce Teacher Scholars Program, which provides up to $15,000 a year for students who are interested in teaching biology, mathematics, chemistry and physics.
David Werner took his audience behind bars on Monday with his lecture on teaching in prison. As part of the continuing faculty lecture series that is held in the President’s Dining Room, Werner’s lecture was another interesting perspective into the world of education.