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Zhao explains Jewish influence on Chinese music

Zhao explains Jewish influence on Chinese music
Pianist Grace Zhao presents “In a Remote Place” Monday in the Presidents Dining Room. Zhao graduated from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and completed her doctorate in musical arts. / photo by Jessica Harsen Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Simple piano lessons from Jewish composers Wolfgang Fraenkel and Julius Schloss, turned China’s classic folk musician, Sang Tong,... 

Video game displays social issues

Video game displays social issues
Jolivette Mecenas, associate professor of writing and director of the writing program, presents “Video Games as Civic Discourse? Protesting the Tijuana/San Diego Borderlands in the Digital Art of Coco Fusco and Ricardo Dominguez,” Monday. In her lecture, Mecenas explains how two digital artists are using a video game they created to protest a border dispute. / photo by Hunter Cole Amanda Larsh Staff... 

Beauty found beneath ‘Rubble’ of war

Beauty found beneath ‘Rubble’ of war
Dion Johnson, director of University art galleries, tours “Out of Rubble” in the Harris Gallery with Myra Garcia, vice president for advancement, at the reception Tuesday. This photo series, “Repairing Lebanon” by Lenka Clayton, shows ruined buildings from the 2006 conflict with Israel. Clayton had no idea what the buildings looked like before destruction, so she digitally altered them to look... 

La Verne could get bike-friendly moniker

Michael Saakyan Staff Writer The League of American Bicyclists is considering the University of La Verne for recognition as a “Bicycle Friendly University” for 2014. According to the League’s website, the applications are scored across the “Five E” categories, which are engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation. Professor of Humanities Al Clark is optimistic about... 

Kolbert discusses climate

Kolbert discusses climate
Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the 2013 Freshman La Verne Experience book “Field Notes From A Catastrophe.” After the lecture, Miranda Chavez and Gaby Moura-Hayes, both freshmen, lined up to get their books signed in the Morgan Auditorium. / photo by Uyen Bui Cody Luk Staff Writer Freshman students learned about climate changes first-hand from Elizabeth Kolbert, the author of “Field Notes... 

Global warming debated

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer The debate team celebrated the University’s “One Book, One University” program in the ACB Sept. 12, showcasing an open debate regarding the idea that humans are not responsible for global warming. Debaters argued the cause of global warming and concluded that it is a mixture of the normal fluctuation of earth’s temperatures and human destruction. “We have a choice... 

Clark discusses local water issues

Clark discusses local water issues
Al Clark, associate vice president of academic affairs, presents “ Water, Watershed and Warming: An Environmental History of the San Gabriel River, 1542-2042” at Monday’s faculty lecture. Clark, who has been researching this topic since he was an undergraduate, is compiling his research into a book. / photo by Kelley Maggiulli Candice Nuñez Staff Writer Al Clark, wearing a watering can with... 

Amini leads international studies

Mariela Patron News Editor Gitty Amini, assistant professor of political science, will replace Kenneth Marcus, professor of history, as director of the International Studies Institute starting in September. Amini hopes to continue Marcus’ legacy and focus on increasing ISI’s awareness on campus to provide more funding for the organization. “Dr. Marcus has left it in such great shape,” Amini... 

Faculty celebrates teaching

Faculty celebrates teaching
Susan Caple and students Ariel Cole and Stephanie Contreras presented their integrated business practicum Nov. 29 at the Celebration of Teaching held in the Campus Center Ballroom. Cole’s project was to market Go Cases, iPhone cases that also hold up to two credit cards. Profits from the sale of the iPhone cases will go to the American Cancer Society. / photo by Katherine Careaga Amber J. Guadez Staff... 

Students to travel abroad in January

Michelle Nunez Staff Writer Amber J. Guadez Staff Writer Students will explore the world and gain a new perspective through international travel and study during the 2013 January Interterm. Student travel opportunities next month include trips to six different countries: Italy, France, Spain, Thailand, Japan and England. “Each of them…basically does different things depending on the nature... 
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