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Graduate Workshop La Verne students are invited to attend the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at UC San Diego. The forum will include workshops open to undergraduate and master’s students. More than 150 programs will be represented and tips for the GRE will be available. For complimentary lunch and transportation, contact Daniel Loera of the Office... 

Sanders stresses conservation

Sanders stresses conservation
Cathy Irwin, associate professor of writing, introduces speaker Scott Russell Sanders, an award-winning author, as a part of the One Book, One University series sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Oct. 10 in the Arts and Communications Building. Sanders discussed the importance of conservation over consumption, a topic that he covers in his book “A Conservationist Manifesto,” published... 

Kolbert discusses climate

Kolbert discusses climate
Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the 2013 Freshman La Verne Experience book “Field Notes From A Catastrophe.” After the lecture, Miranda Chavez and Gaby Moura-Hayes, both freshmen, lined up to get their books signed in the Morgan Auditorium. / photo by Uyen Bui Cody Luk Staff Writer Freshman students learned about climate changes first-hand from Elizabeth Kolbert, the author of “Field Notes... 

Global warming debated

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer The debate team celebrated the University’s “One Book, One University” program in the ACB Sept. 12, showcasing an open debate regarding the idea that humans are not responsible for global warming. Debaters argued the cause of global warming and concluded that it is a mixture of the normal fluctuation of earth’s temperatures and human destruction. “We have a choice... 

Art helped author exit gang life

Art helped author exit gang life
Luis Rodriguez, author of “It Calls You Back,” talked about how he learned from his mistakes and overcame obstacles during his lecture Oct. 4 in Morgan Auditorium. Rodriquez’s book, “It Calls You Back,”  is the One Book, One University choice for the freshman class this year. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Mariela Patron Staff Writer Author and former gang member Luis Rodriguez talked about... 

Lecture addresses the politics of fear

Lecture addresses the politics of fear
Jason Neidleman, professor of political science, explains the idea of security using a poster produced by the British Ministry of Information during World War II in his lecture on Tuesday. In the lecture “The Politics of Fear: Balancing Liberty and Security at Home and Abroad” Neidleman spoke of American suspicion toward Muslim communities but also expressed optimism about the place of the United... 

Talk tackles historic conflict

Talk tackles historic conflict
Bill Cook, professor of English, discussed the diminishing amount of Palestinian land in Israel, West Bank and the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom A. Cook encouraged his audience of faculty and staff not to simply take his word about Palestine, but to research the truths about its people and their rich history for themselves. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Branden del Rio Editor in... 

Author Moustafa Bayoumi discusses Arab experience

Author Moustafa Bayoumi discusses Arab experience
Above: Students take notes during Moustafa Bayoumi’s lecture Tuesday evening on the experience of young Arabs living in the United States after 9/11. All writing classes read his book as part of the One Book, One University program, which includes a series of lectures throughout the semester. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Kevin Parada Staff Writer Moustafa Bayoumi, the award-winning author of “How... 

On the Calendar

Italian Culture The University will honor Italian Heritage Month with a celebration in Davenport Dining Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 13. One Book, One University The “One Book, One University” lecture series continues from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct. 11. in the Campus Center. Speakers William Cook and Sawsan Malla Hussein will be featured. The next lecture in the “One Book, One University” series... 

Panel encourages interfaith peace

Panel encourages interfaith peace
Ahmed Ispahani, professor of business administration, Gitty Amini, professor of political science and Jason Neidleman, professor of political science, offered discussion questions and observation following a presentation by Timothy Doorey, senior naval intelligence officer. Doorey spoke about the “U.S. Global Strategy In the Wake of 9/11.” He currently teaches for the Center on Contemporary Conflict... 
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