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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... 

Godwin believes redevelopment hurts schools

Alana Glenn Staff Writer Students and faculty gathered in the President’s Dining Room Monday as associate professor of public admini­stration Marcia Godwin presented her talk on redevelopment in California as part of the faculty lecture series. In her lecture, “Complexity Theory and Policy Collapse: The End of Redevelopment in California,” Godwin focused the redevelopment in California, or the... 

Cao encourages use of social media

Cao encourages use of social media
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences Yingxia Cao presents “Antecedents and Consequences of Social Media Utilization in College Teaching: A Research Model with Mixed-Methods Analysis,” focusing on the use of social media by professors in the classroom, Monday in the President’s Dining Room. / photo by Ryan Gann Amanda Larsh Staff Writer  As technology and social media continually flood... 

ELS students face unique challenges

ELS students face unique challenges
Mackenzie Bristow, center director for the ELS language center, talked about the challenges of students from other countries adapting to American culture at her faculty lecture, “International Higher Education and Advocacy Work: From the Desk to DC” Monday. / photo by Jessica Harsen Rachel Sandoval Staff Writer Students and faculty gathered Monday in the President’s Dining Room for Mackenzie... 
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