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Don Pollock shares memories from Fiji

Don Pollock shares memories from Fiji
Don Pollock, professor of communications, recounts his experiences on a recent trip to Fiji to a group gathered in the President’s Dining Room on Monday. The lecture included a slide show of photographs depicting the culture and beauty of this collection of South Pacific islands. / photo by David Bess Rachel Creagen Staff Writer Don Pollock, professor of communications, took a group of approximately... 

David Flaten celebrates his father’s art

David Flaten celebrates his father’s art
David Flaten, professor of theater arts, presents the work of his father in his Monday lecture, “Celebrating the Word: Arnold Flaten’s Sculp­ture, Archi­tecture, Painting and Stained Glass.” Arnold Flaten, who viewed art as a form of meditation, worked for 38 years at St. Olaf College in Minneapolis, where he built the Art Barn, one of the college’s most distinctive buildings. / photo Warren... 

Lecture exposes plight of Italians

Lecture exposes plight of Italians
Ken Scambray, professor of English, spoke to students and faculty on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Scambray discussed Italian immigration and his family’s journey to the Western United States at the turn of the 20th century. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Christopher Barnes-Baxter Staff Writer Professor of English Kenneth Scambray shed a new light on Italian immigrants, as he conducted... 

Debate: It’s the art and sport of persuasion

Debate: It's the art and sport of persuasion
Ian Lising, assistant professor of speech and debate and chairman of the department of speech communications, outlined the ins and out of debate featured in his new book, “Across the House: The Art and Science of World Universities Championship Debating.” Lising’s talk, for the faculty lecture series was held Nov. 22 in the President’s Dining Room. His ideas for the book came from the time... 

John Bartelt reveals lost link in education

John Bartelt reveals lost link in education
Professor of education and organizational leadership John Bartelt lectured on technology and the classroom on Nov. 28 in the President’s Dining Room. Bartelt’s presentation was intentionally kept short to allow for group discussion on how professors as well as students felt about the current state and the future of education and technology. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer John... 

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LV Christmas tree farm Heritage Park will open its annual Christmas tree farm on Nov. 27. People can come to enjoy the sights and purchase their own fir tree. “Sleigh” rides will be offered for $1 on the weekend. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekends. For more information visit laverneheritage.org or call 909-593-2862. Morgan gets honorary degree On Nov. 8 ULV President... 

Greg Dewey explains network theory

Greg Dewey explains network theory
The President’s Dining Room was nearly full Monday for Interim Provost Greg Dewey’s lecture, “Network Theory in Biology.” Dewey’s lecture compared social networks and relationships between genes in biological systems. He also explained the significance of his research and how the application of his work employed the network theory to examine cancer biology. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Brittany... 

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Faculty Lecture Series Valerie Jordan’s lecture, originally scheduled for Monday, “State-by-State Varia­tions in Mental Health Regu­lations,” has been postponed. The next lecture will be held at 12:03 p.m. on Nov. 22 in the President’s Dining Room. Ian Lising will present, “Across the House: The Art and Science of World Universities Champion­ship Debating.” Javelin Throwers Can you... 

Daneshbod demonstrates math principles

Daneshbod demonstrates math principles
Yousef Daneshbod, assistant professor of mathematics, graduated with a master’s degree from Shiraz University in Iran and a doctorate from Claremont Graduate University. On Monday Daneshbod’s lecture, titled “The Geometry of Undamped Harmonic Oscillators,” addressed the mathematics of droplets and their practical uses, one of which is the mobius strip, which when used in machinery wears evenly... 

Sean Bernard ‘spins’ research into fiction

Sean Bernard 'spins' research into fiction
Associate Professor of Writing Sean Bernard shared excerpts from his most recent work Monday during his lecture “Gold into Straw: Immigrant Research Spun into Fiction” in the President’s Dining Room on Monday. Bernard used a research grant to study the Basque culture in California and Nevada. The Basque people descend from areas in France and Spain and are most noteworthy for migration and sheepherding... 
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