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Professor brings chemistry to lecture

Professor brings chemistry to lecture
Greg Beran, assistant professor of chemistry at UC Riverside, presents his research, "Molecular Crystal Polymorphism: Can We Predict How Molecules Pack Together in Solids?" in the Science Seminar class May 1. One example Beran used was chocolate bars. Cocoa butter has six polymorphs, the most desirable being Metastable Form V, which has a glossy appearance, is crisp and melts at 34 degrees... 

Schuster brings focus on international justice

Schuster brings focus on international justice
Marina Schuster, a member of the German Parliament, spoke on “Human Rights and International Justice: A Common U.S.-European Agenda?” Wednesday in the Campus Center. Schuster is a leader in foreign policy and human rights. Her lecture was presented by the Benazir Bhutto and Ahmed Ispahani International Lectureship, and the International Studies Institute. / photo by Kelley Maggiulli Clo Hidalgo Staff... 

Patel delivers Fasnacht Lecture

Patel delivers Fasnacht Lecture
Eboo Patel encouraged students of all religious backgrounds to stand up for their beliefs at La Verne’s annual Fasnacht Lecture, titled “Standing Your Sacred Ground.” He explains how his upbringing led him to establish the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based organization striving for interfaith cooperation. / photo by Mitchell Aleman  Read More →

Dolores Huerta inspires crowd to ‘¡Vive!’

Dolores Huerta inspires crowd to ‘¡Vive!’
Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers union, speaks in Morgan Auditorium Friday. Diversity Week’s community presentation on International Women’s Day showed that it was over 50 years ago that she co-founded the union with Cesar Chavez. / photo by Zachary Horton Candice Nuñez Staff Writer In a campus-wide presentation ending diversity week, the multicultural council and student services... 

Laureate speaks out for poetic truth

Laureate speaks out for poetic truth
Al Young presented the honors lecture, “Can Poetry Save the World?” on Tuesday. He read from his book, “Something About the Blues,” about politics and other topics. / photo by Hunter Cole Clo Hidalgo Staff Writer California Poet Laureate Al Young gave a lecture titled “Can Poetry Save our Planet?” in the Campus Center Ballroom Tuesday. Noelle Cozbar, president of the Honor’s Club, introduced... 

Chief justice touts law degree’s value

Chief justice touts law degree's value
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye speaks at the University of La Verne College of Law in a conversation hosted by Adjunct Professor of Law Douglas Miller. /photo by Christopher Mora. Christian Orozco Editor in Chief Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of the California Supreme Court, answered questions – ranging from state budget cuts to what the chief justice does in her free time... 

Composer changes film meaning with music

Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer Ivan Capillas, composer of music for films and visual media, traveled from Spain to Hollywood and finally to the University of La Verne to talk about his work on Nov. 19 in the Campus Center. Capillas composed feature films, documentaries, animation short films, commercials, short films and a Spanish video game called “The Abbey.” He has been nominated for his original... 

Gurock recalls Kristallnacht

Gurock recalls Kristallnacht
Jeffrey S. Gurock was the second guest lecture in the Kristallnacht Lecture series in Morgan Auditorium. Gurock presented “While the Holocaust Raged: New York Jews on the American Home Front, 1938-1945” on November 8. Gurock spoke of his personal experiences growing up Jewish in New York and how his father, a Jewish firefighter, influenced him as a little boy. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Mariela... 

Poet takes students through her life

Monique Millan Staff Writer Maggie Nelson, author, poet and art critic visited La Verne to speak about novels, life and her journey as a writer. Nelson read passages out of her novels to a group of students many of whom brought their own copies of her books to the presentation at the Chapel last Friday. “She is amazing and articulates the way she writes. I’m glad to say I got her autograph,”... 

Talk links pollution, climate change

Erica Maurice Staff Writer To celebrate World Food Day, ASULV President Ava Jahan­vash brought to campus a Ugandan farmer to talk about the issues of climate change and food security. Constance Okollet, an Oxfam speaker, shared her story of dealing with pollution and climate change in a developing country. “We used to have two seasons, but now the seasons are no longer there,” Okollet said. “... 
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