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Clark captures University history

Clark captures University history
Al Clark, professor of humanities, presents “Oral History of the University of La Verne” as part of the La Verne Academy lecture series Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Clark explained the importance of oral histories. He included interviews with University of La Verne alumni, who attended the school more than 80 years ago. / photo by Bailey Maguire Sierra Dasher Staff Writer Faculty and... 

Delgado discusses racial tensions in Ferguson

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor “Do black lives matter? Ferguson as a Window to Race in the United States” was the topic of discussion Thursday in the President’s Dining Room as part of the monthly Hot Spots lecture series. Hector Delgado, professor of sociology, addressed the issue of racial discrimination toward the black community by focusing on events in Ferguson, Missouri. “There is disparity... 

Study seeks depression treatment

Study seeks depression treatment
Ryan Harrison answers a question about what determines clinical depression in participants in a study he presented Monday as a part of his lecture titled “Older Adult Depression and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).” Harrison, senior adjunct professor and the director of life and wellness at Hillcrest Homes, spoke lightheartedly despite his serious subject, focusing on complimentary... 

Liu urges reform for helmet law

Al Clark, professor of humanities, rides his bike to work daily. Clark said he believes that the proposed state law to require all bike riders to wear helmets is a good idea because of the dangers for cyclists sharing the road with cars. Clark said all cyclists should be required to wear a helmet because both drivers and cyclists “drive crazily” and many fail to signal./ photo by Jerri White Brooke... 

Study abroad benefits highlighted

Study abroad benefits highlighted
Deborah Olson, associate professor of management and leadership, shares with faculty and students the benefits of studying abroad in her lecture “The La Verne Experience Goes Global: Expanding and Deepening Your Cultural Competence Through Short-Term Travel” Nov. 24 at the President’s Dining Room. She discussed the importance of learning about other cultures when working internationally. Olson... 

Vigil celebrates LGBT community

Vigil celebrates LGBT community
Professor of Humanities Al Clark speaks about his experience as a straight ally during the Coming Out Vigil in the Chapel. The LGBT community came together Oct. 9 to celebrate and share their experiences with both prejudice and acceptance for the national observance. / photo by Megan Peralez Annabel Secaida Staff Writer In honor of LGBT History Month, the University of La Verne held its first Coming... 

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Internships La Verne students can study and intern at Washington, D.C., through the University of La Verne’s partnership with the Washington Center. The Washington Center has internships available for most majors, including communications, sciences, technology, law and international affairs, in government offices, international businesses and foreign embassies. The Washington Center Internship... 

Effects of atomic bomb still felt

Effects of atomic bomb still felt
Gloria Montebruno Saller of the modern languages department points out the blast-radius of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War II. Saller’s lecture was titled “Atomic Bomb Survivors’ Oral Histories: Preserving the Memories of August 6, 1945.” If a person lived or was in utero, within a certain distance from the bomb or entered the most radioactive areas within two weeks of... 

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... 
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