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Lorenz explains bacterial research

Lorenz explains bacterial research
Todd Lorenz, assistant professor of biology, discusses his research with phages at the President’s Dining Room on Tuesday, September 29. The dotplot shows a nucleotide sequence comparison of mycobacteriophages, the primary component in assembling phages into clusters. Last week, Lorenz was the most viewed researcher from the University of La Verne Biology Department on Research Gate, a social networking... 

Sayles’ final lecture reflects his life

Sayles’ final lecture reflects his life
Professor, veteran, fisherman and author Stephen Sayles delivers “My Last Lecture” in the President’s Dining Room Tuesday. Sayles’ speech covered many pivotal points in his life including his childhood, growing up in the 1960s, being drafted to Vietnam and pursuing his academic aspirations. Sayles also spoke about his upcoming book, “Queen of The Revolution: Patricia Hearst.” / photo... 

Holiday explores animal culture

Holiday explores animal culture
Assistant Professor of Writing Judy Holiday passionately discusses her lecture, “Are Non-Human Animals Cultural and Rhetorical Beings,” Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. She examined stories of animals being able to learn humanistic thought processes and culture on their own. / photo by Gabriel De Alba Arielle Torrez Staff Writer How humans perceive animals was the focus Judy Holiday’s... 

Kahan explores censorship

Kahan explores censorship
Students, faculty and community members filled the President’s Dining Room Monday for Professor of English Jeffrey Kahan’s faculty lecture, “Comic Book Industry v. the U.S. Government.” Kahan discussed comic book censorship and the depiction of women in comics. Afterward, Kahan answered questions about the current status and future of comic books in the academic world. / photo by Daniel Torres  Read More →

Ghazzawi takes on religious diversity

Ghazzawi takes on religious diversity
Professor of Management Issam Ghazzawi entertains a full house for his lecture “The Coin Has Two Faces: Differences That Matter” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. He talked about a case study that covers issues that arose because of the religious differences among the immigrant employees at JBS S.A., an international meat packing company. / photo by Jerri White Deonah Cendejas Staff Writer Professor... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The purpose of the La Verne Academy’s Monday noon lecture series is to offer the opportunity for faculty to present findings of their scholarly research and promote a thoughtful critical review and discussion of those findings from those present. It appears that some of the remarks and inferences made to Dr. Cook’s presentation (“‘Palestine’ lecture sparks debate,” April 17)... 

Lamkin reminisces in last lecture

Lamkin reminisces in last lecture
Kathy Lamkin, professor of music history, gives her last faculty lecture Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Lamkin joined the University of La Verne faculty in 1981 and will retire after this semester. Her lecture went through her educational, familial and professional timeline. Throughout her 34 years at the University, Lamkin has served as the chairwoman of both the music department and fine... 

Werner reflects on teaching career

Werner reflects on teaching career
Longtime ULV English professor David Werner presented “I Have a Map to a Treasure” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Werner, who will retire this year, talked about the creative writing class he taught in the prison education program, and the college writing and mythology classes he has taught for years at the University. He also shared his love for “Star Wars,” Joseph Campbell and... 

News Briefs

Faculty Lecture Kathy Lamkin will present “My Last Lecture” at noon Monday in the President’s Dining Room for the Faculty Lecture Series. This will be Lamkin’s last faculty lecture before she retires at the end of this year. Multicultural Celebrations Various multicultural graduation celebrations held in honor of upcoming graduates May 12-16. Multicultural students are invited to celebrate... 

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... 
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