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Lecture envisions future of books

Lecture envisions future of books
Eight year partners in research, Librarian Erin Gratz and Associate Director of Learning Technology Nori Barajas-Murphy discuss eAuthoring in education during their lecture, “Faculty eAuthoring: A Taxonomy,” held in the President’s Dining Room Tuesday. Their research showed that e-textbooks authored by faculty could cost significantly less than traditional books. / photo by Terrence Lewis Arielle... 

Liu explains mathematic theories

Liu explains mathematic theories
Professor of Mathematics Xiaoyan Liu discusses numerical methods for solving systems of integral equations with cardinal splines. Liu spoke in the Presidents’ Dining Room Tuesday for the weekly faculty lecture sponsored by the La Verne Academy. / photo by Noel Cabrera Kaila Williams Staff Writer It was an afternoon of integral equations and cardinal splines as Professor of Mathematics Xiaoyan Liu... 

Clark lectures on global warming

Clark lectures on global warming
Professor of Humanities Al Clark gives a presentation Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room regarding the San Gabriel Watershed and the effects of global warming. Clark gave brief suggestions on ways to conserve our resources, such as turning the faucet off as we brush our teeth. / photo by Gabriel De Alba Gabriella Chikhani Staff Writer Professor of Humanities Al Clark discussed his upcoming book,... 

Calderón advocates social justice

Calderón advocates social justice
Pitzer College Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Chicano and Latino Studies José Calderón discusses the history of race in the city of Monterey Park in a packed house Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. Calderon also discussed sections from his book, “Lessons from an Activist Intellectual.” Calderón also talked about his experience with Cesar Chavez, and his group, the Latino and Latina... 

Lecture discusses racism in media

Lecture discusses racism in media
Laurie Rodrigues, assistant professor of English, emphasizes the effects of capitalism on black women at her lecture “Angela Davis and Processes of Freedom Today” Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. To support her claims, Rodrigues researched the works of black rights activists, including Davis and Kimberlé Crenshaw involving racism, sexism and inequality. Rodrigues said the treatment of... 

Hayes recognizes Latino educators

Hayes recognizes Latino educators
Associate Professor of Education Cleveland Hayes presents his research on the tacit segregation of minorities at schools during his faculty lecture Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. Hayes’ research has found that segregation is more evident now than it was in the 1950s, mainly because of the negative way the media usually portrays young minority groups. Hayes, the son and grandson of teachers,... 

Faculty lecture quiets the stigma on silence

Faculty lecture quiets the stigma on silence
Responding to a question about the importance of using silence as a tool for success in negotiations, Assistant Professor of Management Yeri Cho presents a faculty lecture Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. Cho explained her research process and how she gathered her data to come to the hypothesis that silence can be used as an advantage in any discussion. She said silence adds a sense of validity... 

Cummings documents HIV crisis

Cummings documents HIV crisis
Valerie Cummings, associate professor of broadcast journalism, analyzes the dangers of HIV and AIDS after showing her documentary “Women at Risk: Black Women and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic” Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. Cummings’ 25-minute film examines the lives of black women who have been affected by the disease. She said it was difficult finding women to interview, but she had more... 

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Fasnacht Lecture Rabbi Eric Yoffie will deliver the fall 2015 Fasnacht Lecture, “Immigration, Israel/Palestine, Sexual Identity: Finding Solutions Through Interfaith Dialogue,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in Morgan Auditorium. ‘Idiocracy’ Students Engaged in Environmental Discussion (SEEDS) and the La Verne Community Roundtable for Sustainable Solutions will screen the film “Idiocracy,”... 

Bernard’s book parodies afterlife

Bernard’s book parodies afterlife
Discussing his recently published novel “Studies in the Hereafter,” Sean Bernard tells a satirically humorous story about a realistic and mundane form of heaven in the perception of a deceased office bureaucrat that does not seem to find joy in the afterlife until he begins his study on the living. Sean Bernard held a lecture Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room, explaining the writing process.... 
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