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Jack Meek, professor of public administration, presents his lecture “Metropolitan Systems and Networks as Complex Adaptive Systems” Monday in the President’s Dining Room for the faculty lecture series. Following Meek’s lecture, Kevin Marshall, professor of law; Marcia Godwin, associate professor of public administration; and David Chappell, associate professor of physics, contributed to the topic by explaining rules for innovation, innovative cities and complex patterns. / photo by Emily Bieker

Los Angeles studied as a complex web

Jack Meek, professor of public administration, discussed the issues of complex systems in cities and analyzed his recent research on the topic in the faculty lecture “Metro­politan Systems and Networks as Complex Adaptive Systems” Monday in the President’s Dining Room.

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Assistant Professor of Public Administration Soomi Lee demonstrates a graph during her faculty lecture in the President’s Dining Room Monday. Lee’s research focuses on the effect of the supermajority vote requirement for tax increases in California. She earned her doctorate in economics and political science from Claremont Graduate University in 2011. Lee teaches quantitative research methods, data analysis and microeconomics analysis for public policy. / photo by Megan Peralez

Supermajority affects property tax

Assistant Professor of Public Administration Soomi Lee discussed the effects of supermajority vote requirements on taxes during her lecture “The Effect of Supermajority Vote Requirements for Tax Increase in California: A Synthetic Control Method Approach” Monday in the President’s Dining Room.

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Associate Professor of Kinesiology Brian Clocksin speaks to students and faculty about his work empowering adolescents, during his lecture Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Clocksin, with students in his FLEX class, conducted research at Roynon Elementary School, which involved teaching children how to play and interact in a group setting. / photo by Megan Peralez

Exercise improves kids’ behavior

Brian Clocksin, associate professor of kinesiology and chairman of the kinesiology department, talked about his research that links physical activity to self-efficacy in his lecture, “ClubLeo: Empowering Adolescent Responsibility (CLEAR),” Monday in the President’s Dining Room.

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