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Faculty debate amuses

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.

Smith and Alvarez analyze sports culture

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 affect of politics upon international sports.

Panel discusses climate change

Panel discusses climate change

Aghop Der-Karabetian, Kanya Godde and Kathleen Weaver share their views of climate change at the Hot Spots faculty panel, “Climate Change: Now What?” Sept. 26 in the President’s Dining Room.

Coles is hopeful for Africa’s future

Coles is hopeful for Africa’s future

Julius Coles, former president of Africare, discussed the economic and social problems Africa has faced, as well as how the continent has improved in recent years, during his talk on Sept. 20 in the Howell Board Room.

News Briefs

Campus and community events for the week of Oct. 21, 2011.

Panel revisits democracy, Mideast

Panel revisits democracy, Mideast

A panel of La Verne professors discussed the idea of achieving peace in the Middle East in the Hot Spots lecture “Demo­cracy in the Middle East: Hopes and Challenges,” last week.

Panel looks at Middle East issues

A faculty panel discussed the past, present and future of Lebanon, Syria and other Middle Eastern countries currently dealing with corruption and revolt.

Freedom, chaos in Egypt discussed

Fulbright scholar Naeema Ali Abdelgawad hosted the discussion “Egypt: Between Freedom and Chaos,” on March 24 as part of the Hot Spots lecture series.

Sustainability is focus of Hot Spots lecture

“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.

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