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Faculty debate amuses

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer Laughter and “here, here’s” filled La Fetra Auditorium yesterday as students watched their professors debate whether human rights are a luxury only developed countries can afford. Professors Gitty Amini, Bill Cook, Jay Jones, Sean Dillon, Roy Kwon and Jason Neidleman participated in the Hot Spots event put on by the International Studies Institute. Ian Lising, chair... 

Smith and Alvarez analyze sports culture

Kellie Galentine Assistant LV Life Editor Head softball coach Julie Smith and Paul Alvarez, director of the Athletic Training Education Program, spoke at the International Studies Institute’s Hot Spots lecture Thursday about the effect of politics upon international sports. The lecture, entitled “International Sports: Athletic Achievement or Political Football?” took place in the President’s... 

Panel discusses climate change

Panel discusses climate change
Aghop Der-Karabetian, professor of psychology; Kanya Godde, assistant professor of anthropology; and Kathleen Weaver, assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, share their views of climate change at the Hot Spots faculty panel, “Climate Change: Now What?” Sept. 26 in the President’s Dining Room. The panel discussed how climate change has already begun to affect us and what changes we... 

Coles is hopeful for Africa’s future

Coles is hopeful for Africa’s future
Julius Coles, director of the Office of Global Education at Morehouse College, presents “Africa in the 21st Century “ in the Howell Board Room on September 20. Students, faculty, administration, and staff were invited to attend. / photo by Zachary Horton Mariela Patron Staff Writer Julius Coles, former president of Africare, discussed the economic and social problems Africa has faced, as well as... 

Sustainability is the bottom line

Sustainability is the bottom line
Omid Furutan, assistant professor of management, was among the speakers at the Hot Spots lecture on Oct. 27. He gave his insight on the topic of sustainability in our world and economy, and presented the concept of the “Triple Bottom Line,” which is an accounting framework that measures sustainability based on people, planet and profit. Other “Hot Spots” speakers included Jay Jones, professor... 

News Briefs

Academic Symposia There will be two symposium panels from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. today. There will be four symposium panels that discuss topics such as lifelong learning, spirituality, civic engagement and inclusivity and diversity. Registration for the panels begins at 8:30 a.m. Presidential Inauguration Devorah Lieberman will be inaugurated as the University of La Verne’s 18th president at 4... 

Panel revisits democracy, Mideast

Panel revisits democracy, Mideast
Issam Ghazzawi, associate professor of management, discusses the possibility of democracy in the Middle East in the Hot Spots lecture last Thursday. Ghazzawi was joined by professors Yousef Daneshbod, Yehi Mortag and Jason Neidleman. In the lecture “Democracy in the Middle East: Hopes and Challenges” the four professors each expressed their opinions on issues in the Middle East and took questions... 

Panel looks at Middle East issues

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer A faculty panel discussed the past, present and future of Lebanon, Syria and other Middle Eastern countries currently dealing with corruption and revolt. The discussion, “Democracy in the Middle East: Hopes and Challenges,” part of the Hot Spots speaker series a crowd of about 50 to the President’s Dining Room last week. Panelists Jason Neidleman, Issam Ghazzawi, Yousef... 

Freedom, chaos in Egypt discussed

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer Fulbright scholar Naeema Ali Abdelgawad hosted the discussion “Egypt: Between Freedom and Chaos,” on March 24 as part of the Hot Spots lecture series. bout 25 people were in attendance. She discussed the current situation in Egypt and the actions of Gamal Mubarak, son of recently overthrown dictator Hosni Mubarak. “He kept degrading the Egyptian people in a very humiliating... 

Sustainability is focus of Hot Spots lecture

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer “We are a waste culture,” said Christopher Veirs, senior planner and sustainability coordinator for the city of Claremont, during a lecture last week at the University of La Verne. Veirs’ lecture, “Think Global, Act Local: Claremont’s Response to Sustainability,” part of the Hot Spots lecture series, focused on Claremont’s environmental efforts. During... 
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