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Bernard explores Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’

Bernard explores Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’
Sean Bernard, associate professor of creative writing, shared excerpts of his in-progress novel during his lecture “In Bloom, A Critical and Creative Revisioning of James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses,’” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Bernard won a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for his work in fiction writing in 2011. / photo by Hunter Cole Cody Luk Assistant Arts Editor Sean... 

Leaver gives panoramic view of Los Angeles

Leaver gives panoramic view of Los Angeles
Associate Professor of Art History Jon Leaver’s lecture Monday addressed the process and application of panoramic photos in Los Angeles. Leaver also talked about the idea of panoramas in the Judy Garland film “A Star is Born.” / photo by Julian Burrell Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Jon Leaver, associate professor of art history, presented his faculty lecture titled “Urban Sublime: Visualizing... 

Lecture addresses family literacy

Lecture addresses family literacy
Marga Madhuri presents “Swinging into Literacy and Math” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. She spoke about how certain families have continued to attend the University of La Verne’s Family Literacy and Math Conference annually for the past nine years. Madhuri also mentioned how the young children that once attended the conference are now attending college. / photo by Alison Rodriguez Gabriela... 

Morales talks metals

Morales talks metals
Ricardo Morales, associate professor of chemistry, presents his lecture, “When One Metal is Not Enough: Synthesis and Characterization of Bimetallic Nanoparticles” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Morales explained the characteristics of catalysis and nanoparticles as well as their use and applications in new technology. Morales also discussed some of the research done by his students.... 

Trio measures K-12 teacher efficacy

Trio measures K-12 teacher efficacy
Lisa Looney presents research titled, “Exploring Early Childhood Teachers’ Sense of Teacher Efficacy” in the President’s Dining Room Monday. The research demonstrated that teacher effectiveness varies in part depending on where teachers are in their careers. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Liz Ortiz Staff Writer Lisa Looney, assistant professor of education, unveiled the results of a research project... 

Hayes highlights Latino teachers

Hayes highlights Latino teachers
Cleveland Hayes, associate professor of education, presents “We Teach Too: The Pedagogical Practices of Exemplary Latino Teachers,” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. In his lecture Hayes shared his study of several kindergarten through 12th grade Latino teachers who were inspired to become excellent teachers following negative experiences as school children. / photo by Celine Dehban Hayley... 

Zhao explains Jewish influence on Chinese music

Zhao explains Jewish influence on Chinese music
Pianist Grace Zhao presents “In a Remote Place” Monday in the Presidents Dining Room. Zhao graduated from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and completed her doctorate in musical arts. / photo by Jessica Harsen Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Simple piano lessons from Jewish composers Wolfgang Fraenkel and Julius Schloss, turned China’s classic folk musician, Sang Tong,... 

Entropy at work

Entropy at work
Associate Professor of Physics David Chappell explains entropy in the form of a tree chart at a joint faculty lecture with Provost Greg Dewey about entropy Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Chappell said entropy is important to enable an organization to function properly. / photo by Uyen Bui  Read More →

Olson discusses prejudice at work

Olson discusses prejudice at work
Associate Professor of Management and Leader­ship Deborah Olson presents “Mid and Late Career Growth: Engagement and Meaning” in the President’s Dining Room Monday. She engaged the audience with an activity to show why companies benefit from teamwork, asked questions and explained the general neglect experienced by employees in mid- to late career stages. She said older employees contribute... 

Study proves brand name impact

Study proves brand name impact
Adham Chehab, professor of finance, presents his research in the lecture “Brand Capital and Shareholder Equity: The Effect of Brand Value on Stock Performance and Economic Benefits,” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Before beginning his teaching career at La Verne in 2002, Chehab taught at the University of New Orleans. / photo by Jessica Harsen Amanda Larsh Staff Writer In the University’s... 
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