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Romanian government restricts art

Romanian government restricts art
Gabriela Capraroiu’s research focuses on literature. Gabriela Capraroiu, assistant professor of modern languages, delivers her lecture, “Montage: Visions of Romanian Modernism, 1918-1939” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Unlike other lectures, Capraroiu did not include visual aid so to bring audience members closer to “the words of the speech.” The lecture was sponsored by the... 

Catch lectures on iTunes

Ashley Morgado Staff Writer In an effort to showcase all that the University of La Verne has to offer, the Faculty Lecture Series in now available in iTunes. Since the beginning of this semester, Director of the Institutional Review Board Fred Yaffe has received funding to record and produce the series. “We haven’t done anything like this at La Verne,” Yaffe said. “Al Clark  (associate... 

Race is still a barrier to education

His grandmother’s struggles inspire Cleveland Hayes. Carly Hill News Editor Cleveland Hayes, assistant professor of education, spoke from the heart Monday focusing on the experience of his grandmother, an African American school teacher working in the heart of the Jim Crow South. As part of the faculty lecture series, Hayes’ talk, “Why I teach: An analysis of one mid-20th century Mississippian... 

Bartelt speaks on gender, race issues

Erin Foltz Staff Writer John Bartelt, associate professor of education and technology, gave a lecture for the Colloquium Series on Diversity entitled “Gender, Identity, & Sexual Roles” on March 11. The speech focused on ways, both on and off campus, that people can be more accepting and tolerant of people from different sexual categories and identities. Bartelt compiled the information presented... 

Early drug prevention is priority

Early drug prevention is priority
Thierry Kolpin, assistant professor of education, delivered an overview of drug prevention programs during his lecture on Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Prevention Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Kolpin said that government programs continue to improve upon the early successes of drug prevention models, including Scared Straight and the Drug Abuse and Resistance Education, or DARE, each of which... 

Web news gives small towns big boost

Web news gives small towns big boost
As part of the faculty lecture series, Elizabeth Zwerling, associate professor of journalism, gave a talk titled “Rural News Network: Web Technology Meets Citizen Journalism to Restore a Sense of Community in Rural Montana Towns,” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Her article on the same topic was published in the Online Journalism Review in August 2009. / photo by Stephanie Arellanes Pui... 

Clark links Wagner, German nationalism

Debbie Allison Staff Writer Al Clark, associate vice president of Academic Affairs, handled a string of technical difficulties to successfully deliver his lecture, “German Nationalism and the Rise of ‘The Ring’,” on Feb. 18. His lecture took place at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center with an audience of almost 50 faculty and students. Clark’s lecture was the second in the “Ring Festival La Verne,”... 

Lecture's focus is sustainability

Lecture's focus is sustainability
Meek says that individual efforts are the most important. Jack Meek, professor of public administration, has published for various encyclopedias, chapters for several books and articles in academic journals including the International Journal of Public Administration and Public Administration Quarterly. Meek participated in the faculty lecture series Monday in the President’s Dining Room entitled... 

Dillon talks screenwriting

Dillon talks screenwriting
Sean Dillon, assistant professor of theater arts, lectured on “Approaches to Screenwriting” to a group of faculty and students Monday in the President’s Dining Room. He spoke of his career in scriptwriting and film production. Dillon and his production partner, Curtis Krick, are annual participants in the 48 Hour Film Project in Los Angeles, which they have won for two years straight. / photo... 

Hills uses Borges to define traitors

Historical betrayals examined in faculty lecture. Michael Escañuelas Staff Writer Ann Hills delved into the mind of a traitor with her lecture on author Jorge Luis Borges Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Hills, an associate professor of Spanish, included themes involving the identity of the “traitor” within Borges’ works throughout the lecture. “I felt that he was one of the most... 
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