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Los Angeles studied as a complex web

Los Angeles studied as a complex web
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... 

Holmes focuses on custody battles

Holmes focuses on custody battles
College of Law Dean Gilbert Holmes presented a lecture, “Family Law: A Cauldron for Our Beliefs and Principles,” in the President’s Dining Room Monday. Holmes discussed the benefits that accrue to children who are reared by married biological parents or adopted by a married same sex couple compared to those who grow up in single parent homes. / photo by Michael Saakyan Russell R. Silva Staff... 

Li studies trainer-trainee relationship

Yaya Pineda Staff Writer Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeanie Li discussed the link between healthy relationships between supervisors and supervisees and psychological well being during her lecture Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Titled “Exploring Super­vision Priorities, Process and Outcome,” Li’s lecture was part of the weekly Faculty Lecture Series. “I feel like there is a... 

Supermajority affects property tax

Supermajority affects property tax
Assistant Professor of Public Administration Soomi Lee demonstrates a graph during her faculty lecture in the President’s Dining Room Monday. Lee’s research focuses on the effect of the supermajority vote requirement for tax increases in California. She earned her doctorate in economics and political science from Claremont Graduate University in 2011. Lee teaches quantitative research methods,... 

Exercise improves kids’ behavior

Exercise improves kids’ behavior
Associate Professor of Kinesiology Brian Clocksin speaks to students and faculty about his work empowering adolescents, during his lecture Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Clocksin, with students in his FLEX class, conducted research at Roynon Elementary School, which involved teaching children how to play and interact in a group setting. / photo by Megan Peralez Yaya Pineda Staff Writer Brian... 

Leaver connects art with afterlife

Leaver connects art with afterlife
Associate Professor of Art History Jon Leaver presents his lecture “Progress in Ruins: The Great Exhibition and Victorian Eschatology” in the President’s Dining Room. Leaver spoke of John Martin’s romantic painting series “Belshazzar’s Feast” from 1821. The Monday lecture was part of the weekly lunchtime faculty lecture series./ photo by Emily Bieker Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor Jon... 

Gelm examines voters’ tendencies

Gelm examines voters’ tendencies
Professor of Political Science Richard Gelm talks to an audience of students and faculty about the differences between political conservatives and liberals, took questions and talked about his next book during his Monday lecture, “Making American Politics Work: Coping with Fear and Anger, AKA: A Political Self-Help Guide.” Gelm’s talk was part of the La Verne Academy’s weekly faculty lecture... 

Common interests solve conflicts

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer Loren Dyck, assistant professor of management, lectured about the transformative cooperation at the Honokahua Burial Site as part of the faculty lecture series Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Transformative cooperation is a process designed to produce agreement and collaboration to create understanding between parties. Dyck began the lecture by asking the 20 students... 

Industry adjusts to social changes

Industry adjusts to social changes
Douglas Chun, assistant professor of management, discusses firm strategies, societal norms and cognitions of the American Auto Industry between 1968 and 2008 in the President’s Dining Room Monday. Chun asserted that when sales decline, American automakers shift plans and actions to match societal probabilities. The lecture is part of the ongoing faculty lecture series. / photo by Julian Mininsohn Jennifer... 

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... 
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