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Lecture envisions future of books

Lecture envisions future of books
Eight year partners in research, Librarian Erin Gratz and Associate Director of Learning Technology Nori Barajas-Murphy discuss eAuthoring in education during their lecture, “Faculty eAuthoring: A Taxonomy,” held in the President’s Dining Room Tuesday. Their research showed that e-textbooks authored by faculty could cost significantly less than traditional books. / photo by Terrence Lewis Arielle... 

Liu explains mathematic theories

Liu explains mathematic theories
Professor of Mathematics Xiaoyan Liu discusses numerical methods for solving systems of integral equations with cardinal splines. Liu spoke in the Presidents’ Dining Room Tuesday for the weekly faculty lecture sponsored by the La Verne Academy. / photo by Noel Cabrera Kaila Williams Staff Writer It was an afternoon of integral equations and cardinal splines as Professor of Mathematics Xiaoyan Liu... 

Lecture discusses racism in media

Lecture discusses racism in media
Laurie Rodrigues, assistant professor of English, emphasizes the effects of capitalism on black women at her lecture “Angela Davis and Processes of Freedom Today” Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. To support her claims, Rodrigues researched the works of black rights activists, including Davis and Kimberlé Crenshaw involving racism, sexism and inequality. Rodrigues said the treatment of... 

Hayes recognizes Latino educators

Hayes recognizes Latino educators
Associate Professor of Education Cleveland Hayes presents his research on the tacit segregation of minorities at schools during his faculty lecture Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. Hayes’ research has found that segregation is more evident now than it was in the 1950s, mainly because of the negative way the media usually portrays young minority groups. Hayes, the son and grandson of teachers,... 

Cummings documents HIV crisis

Cummings documents HIV crisis
Valerie Cummings, associate professor of broadcast journalism, analyzes the dangers of HIV and AIDS after showing her documentary “Women at Risk: Black Women and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic” Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. Cummings’ 25-minute film examines the lives of black women who have been affected by the disease. She said it was difficult finding women to interview, but she had more... 

Sayles’ final lecture reflects his life

Sayles’ final lecture reflects his life
Professor, veteran, fisherman and author Stephen Sayles delivers “My Last Lecture” in the President’s Dining Room Tuesday. Sayles’ speech covered many pivotal points in his life including his childhood, growing up in the 1960s, being drafted to Vietnam and pursuing his academic aspirations. Sayles also spoke about his upcoming book, “Queen of The Revolution: Patricia Hearst.” / photo... 

Holiday explores animal culture

Holiday explores animal culture
Assistant Professor of Writing Judy Holiday passionately discusses her lecture, “Are Non-Human Animals Cultural and Rhetorical Beings,” Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. She examined stories of animals being able to learn humanistic thought processes and culture on their own. / photo by Gabriel De Alba Arielle Torrez Staff Writer How humans perceive animals was the focus Judy Holiday’s... 

Ghazzawi takes on religious diversity

Ghazzawi takes on religious diversity
Professor of Management Issam Ghazzawi entertains a full house for his lecture “The Coin Has Two Faces: Differences That Matter” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. He talked about a case study that covers issues that arose because of the religious differences among the immigrant employees at JBS S.A., an international meat packing company. / photo by Jerri White Deonah Cendejas Staff Writer Professor... 

Delgado discusses racial tensions in Ferguson

Erum Jaffrey Arts Editor “Do black lives matter? Ferguson as a Window to Race in the United States” was the topic of discussion Thursday in the President’s Dining Room as part of the monthly Hot Spots lecture series. Hector Delgado, professor of sociology, addressed the issue of racial discrimination toward the black community by focusing on events in Ferguson, Missouri. “There is disparity... 

Lessons through the language of love

Kristina Bugante Staff Writer The modern languages department premiered the movie-musical comedy “El otro lado de la cama” Feb. 14 in the President’s Dining Room. The screening was a part of the movie series titled “Amor,” in which the modern languages department’s Foreign Language Enhancement Activities, or FLEA, screened a series of foreign films with “love” as the main theme. “We... 
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