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Fijians embrace TV

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Professor of Communica­tions Don Pollock kicked off the faculty lecture series on Feb. 4 with “Fiji and the Media.” Pollock’s lecture focused on his sabbatical, which he spent at the University of the South Pacific researching how far the Fijian media has evolved since the first time he visited the island in 1979. Pollock said he watched as much Fijian television, listened... 

Kahan hunts story behind forgery

Kahan hunts story behind forgery
Jeffrey Kahan, professor of English, presents his lecture “Forging a Ghost: The Hunt for Bruno” Feb. 11 in the President’s Dining Room. Kahan discussed William Henry Ireland’s forged works, focusing on “Bruno,” the title of one book that was never found. He explained how academic settings should have no tolerance for forgery and how it may have shaped views on Ireland. / photo by Nicole... 

Leaver explores smoke imagery

Leaver explores smoke imagery
Associate Professor of Art History Jon Leaver spoke about “Smoke Imagery and Contemporary Art in Los Angeles” at the faculty lecture Monday. Leaver looked at smoking in historic and contemporary painting in Los Angeles throughout his studies. / photo by Kelly Maggiulli Danielle Hunt Staff Writer Monday’s faculty lecture in the President’s Dining Room focused on the effects of smoke in contemporary... 

Emotions affect students’ success

Emotions affect students' success
Daniel Loera found that by creating a happy and safe environment for first generation students, they are more likely to engage in class. Loera presented his research “Emotional Intelligence and Student Success Among White and First- and Second-Generation Latina/o College Students” at the weekly faculty lectures series Monday in President’s Dining Room. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Danielle Hunt Staff Writer On... 

Parenting determines social skills

Parenting determines social skills
According to Lynn Stanton–Riggs, empathy through emotional regulation, or emotional regulation through empathy, will determine how a child will develop social skills. Stanton-Riggs, associate professor of education, presented her research on “Parenting and Teaching Our Children: Empathy, Emotional Regulation and Social Skills” Nov. 19 in the President’s Dining Room as a part of the ongoing... 

Labinger translates ‘Temptation’

Labinger translates ‘Temptation’
Andrea Labinger, professor of Spanish emerita, presents her research by reading “The Weight of Temptation” as part of the faculty lecture series Monday in the President’s Dining Room. “The Weight of Temptation” is the title of a book by the Argentinian author Ana Maria Shua that Labinger translated from Spanish. The faculty lecture series is sponsored by ULV Academy. Labinger is one of the... 

Marcus reviews historical pageants

Professor of History Kenneth Marcus, a musician and author of two books, speaks at the faculty lecture series in the President’s Dining Room Monday about his documentary on current historical pageants in the United States. Marcus’ lecture included the discussion of the historical Ramona Pageant, a story modeled after the killing of the Cahuilla Indian Juan Diego. The outdoor play has been performed... 

Softball coach shares story of Olympic glory

Softball coach shares story of Olympic glory
Softball coach Julie Smith presents “How One Trains for an Olympic Gold Medal (and what one does with it once it’s won)” as part of the faculty lecture series Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Smith shared her experience of being part of the 1996 Olympic softball team. Smith also shared how she learned to embrace her great achievements and not allow them to define her. / photo by Pablo... 

Dyck looks at helping relationships

Dyck looks at helping relationships
Assistant Professor of Management Loren Dyck presents his research on physician-patient communication Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Dyck said he struggled to get data for his dissertation because it took him a year to get busy medical students to sign the waiver and mail it in. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Michelle Nunez Staff Writer Faculty members and students were pleased after hearing Loren... 

Technology integral to education

Technology integral to education
Sammy Elzarka talks at the faculty lecture series in the President’s Dining Room on Monday on the topic, “Technology Use in Higher Education Instruction.” He is the director of assessment and accreditation for the College of Education and Organizational Leadership. Among the facts offered by Elzarka, 89 percent of four-year public universities in the United States offer online courses, while... 
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