What’s Happening at La Verne


$6 Million STEM Grant Awarded
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of La Verne a $6 million grant help Latinos majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Read More

LEAD Conference Coming Oct. 29
The 5th annual Latino Education Access and Development (LEAD) conference is expected to draw around 800 Southern California and Kern County students and parents for a day of workshops on navigating college and building meaningful careers. Read More

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125th Anniversary Schedule of Events

Upcoming Events


October 29, 2016

8:00 am

LEAD Conference

Date: October 29, 2016 – 8:00 am

Location: University of La Verne, 1950 3rd St, La Verne, CA 91750, USA

The conference features workshops where students and their families can learn about the college application process, financial aid, cultural identity and various career paths, including those for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. First-generation students enrolled at the University of La Verne are scheduled to share their stories with students attending the conference.
Keynote Speaker: Rafael Agustin


October 31, 2016

5:30 pm

Faculty Lecture Series: “Snakes, Skunks, Ghosts & Other Curious Stories”

Date: October 31, 2016 – 5:30 pm

Location: President’s Dining Room, La Verne Campus

Some wacky stories about true events at La Verne.


November 1, 2016

12:00 pm

La Verne Academy Lecture Series: Judy Morris, “My Last Lecture”

Date: November 1, 2016 – 12:00 pm

Location: President’s Dining Room


November 2, 2016

3:30 pm

One Book, One University Keynote: Claudia Rankine

Date: November 2, 2016 – 3:30 pm

Location: Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium

Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; two plays including Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue; numerous video collaborations, and is the editor of several anthologies including The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind. For Citizen, Rankine won the Forward Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (Citizen was also nominated in the criticism category, making it the first book in the award’s history to be a double nominee), the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the PEN Open Book Award, and the NAACP Image Award. A finalist for the National Book Award, Citizen also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times bestseller in the nonfiction category. Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts. She lives in New York City and teaches at Yale University as the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry. In September 2016, Rankine was names a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Grant Fellow (also known as the Genius Award).


November 8, 2016

12:00 pm

La Verne Academy Lecture Series: Yan Hu, “Recent Research”

Date: November 8, 2016 – 12:00 pm

Location: President’s Dining Room


November 10, 2016

7:30 pm

Tres Actos

Date: November 10, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Location: Dailey Theatre, La Verne, CA 91750, USA

Luis Valdez’s classic “actos,” The Militants, Vietnam Campesino and Los Vendidos will be presented by the Theatre Arts Department.

Valdez is regarded as one of the most influential American playwrights living today and his Obie Award-winning theater company, El Teatro Campesino one of the most important political theatres of the 1960-70s. His plays are read and performed around the world and his films Zoot Suit and La Bamba are classics of the American Latinx cinema.

Additional Performances November 17-19, 20.

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