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Software choice is focus of lecture

Software choice is focus of lecture
Todd Britton, assistant vice president in the Office of Information Technology, presents the findings of his dissertation “Key Considerations of Community, Scalability, Supportability, Security, and Functionality in Selecting Open-Source Software in California Universities” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Britton used a Web-based wiki to have participants from private, non-profit California... 

‘Palestine’ lecture sparks debate

Jennifer Jackson Assistant Editor William Cook, professor of English, spoke about “Sir Richard Catling and Palestine Today” in the President’s Dining Room Monday. During his sabbatical last year, Cook went through archives to discover Catling, who was an assistant-inspector-general with the Palestine police, and studied his role in mid-20th century Palestine. “What interested me wasn’t (Catling)... 

Mortagy, Badger tackle ISIS issue

Mortagy, Badger tackle ISIS issue
Yehia Mortagy, professor of information technology and decision science, presented “ISIS, A Scholarly Analysis” about the evolution of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and how the United States is dealing with the group. Mortagy’s presentation was part of the faculty lecture series Monday at the President’s Dining Room. Mortagy talked about the alternative approaches the United States should... 

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... 

Godwin examines political issues

Godwin examines political issues
Associate Professor of Public Administration Marcia Godwin shares her leading theories on local elections, governance and urban politics in her faculty lecture Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Godwin also discussed the lack of studies on mayoral elections, political machines and monopolies, race and representation and the regime theory. / photo by Bailey Maguire Cody Luk LV Life Editor Marcia... 

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... 

High salt levels affect fish species

High salt levels affect fish species
Instructor of Biology Pablo Weaver explained the differences between the saltwater fish and the freshwater fish of the Limia perugiae species, which vary in size and shape. Weaver and Associate Professor of Biology Jerome Garcia presented “The Evolution in Extreme Environments: The effects of hyper salinity on the physiology of live bearing fish” Monday. / photo by Alexandra Arkley Deonah Cendejas... 

Professor pays tribute to Nell Dorr

Professor pays tribute to Nell Dorr
Stacey McCarroll Cutshaw, visiting professor of photography, answers questions after her lecture, “Marketing the Family In the Mid-Twentieth Century: Photography of Nell Dorr.” McCarroll Cutshaw’s talk Monday expanded on her doctoral dissertation, “Framing the Familial in the Photography of Imogen Cunningham, Nell Dorr, and Sally Mann.” McCarroll Cutshaw’s research involves the study of... 

Kwon examines income inequality

Kwon examines income inequality
Roy Kwon, assistant professor of sociology, lectures on his ideas of how politics and political inactivity has shaped economic outcomes. At the Feb. 9 lecture, he also shared his ideas on how political polarization in the Senate affects how Congress performs as a whole. Kwon earned his doctorate in sociology from University of California Riverside in 2011. His research interests are political economy,... 

Toxicants harm immune systems

Toxicants harm immune systems
Dr. Christine Broussard, professor of biology at the University of La Verne, gave a lecture on her research focusing on the effects of toxicants on the development of T cells in the immune system. Dr. Broussard graduated in Microbiology from Louisiana State University Baton Rogue, earned her Master’s from Veterinary Medical Sciences, and her doctorate in Immunology from University of Texas Southwestern... 
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