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In the News: August Media Mentions 

Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

This month’s University of La Verne media mentions showcase the university’s accolades, research,  major happenings, and expertise: 

  • Diego Gonzalez ’24 completed an undergraduate research program in applied mathematics and computational science with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) at George Mason University. He helped research how computational science might inform the road to recovery from drug addiction.  
  • A $15 million dollar gift from AltaMed to help build the newly named Cástulo de la Rocha College of Health and Community Well-Being was reported in several publications.
  • University of La Verne President Pardis Mahdavi shared about her Iranian-American identity, how her connection with Caspian horses, and how they helped in fight the War on Terror in a Time Online article. 
  • Professor of Psychology Christine Ma-Kellams’ research with a Harvard University professor on how emotions affect negotiations was featured. 
  • Professor of Theatre Alma Martinez was awarded the Connecticut Critic’s Circle Award for “Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play.” The recognition was for her performance in Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles. The production was produced by Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, one of the most prestigious regional theatres in the country. 
  • The great offerings from the History and International Studies program at the University of La Verne were featured in a recent blog story by Small College author Peter Pitts.
  • The university’s collaboration with the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) to create a brand-new IEHP Health Career Academy was featured by the Associated Press. 
  • University of La Verne President Mahdavi was a guest on the the Horses in the Morning Podcast, sharing about her latest book, “Book of Queens: The True Story of the Middle Eastern Horsewoman Who Fought the War on Terror.” 
  • Professor Samuel K. Son shared his opinion on the movie Oppenheimer and how the movie’s emotional pull towards viewers must be a call for nuclear disarmament globally, and more specifically, in today’s Korea.  

To keep up with the University in the news, see all media highlights, updated regularly.