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La Verne Appoints New Dean for College of Arts and Sciences

The University of La Verne appointed Dr. Lawrence T. Potter, Jr. to the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, a move that becomes effective Aug. 10. Dr. Potter brings nearly 20 years’ experience as an educator to La Verne, having served in a variety of faculty and administrative roles at private and public […]

Enactus Shares Award-Winning Work

Donning sharp black suits, ties and coral scarves, the University of La Verne’s nine Enactus team presenters wowed the campus and surrounding community May 21 with their award-winning presentation on their charitable work during the last year. The team – 40 members in all – brought home trophies last month from the 2015 Enactus United States […]

La Verne Senior Pursuing “Safe Zone” for Undocumented Students

Diego Chavez is set to receive his undergraduate diploma in communications during University of La Verne’s Spring Commencement this month, but his work at La Verne is far from over. Chavez, whose parents are undocumented immigrants, navigated his college years before and after the 2012 passage of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. That meant he had to […]

Faculty, Students Present Scholarly Work at Research Day

From kinesiology to communications, and literacy to languages, faculty and students presented research projects they have been conducting for the University of La Verne’s annual Research Day on May 8. The celebration of scholarly and creative activity included poster board, PowerPoint and video presentations all inside the Campus Center ballroom. “It’s always great to share what […]

Interfaith Leader to Speak at Spring Commencement Ceremony

Nationally renowned interfaith leader, Eboo Patel, is scheduled to speak at the University of La Verne’s 123rd spring commencement on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at both its 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ceremonies. Patel is a member of President Barack Obama‘s inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships. He is founder and president of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit […]

Culture-common Predictors of Sustainable Behavior

Aghop Der-Karabetian (Professor of Psychology), Yingxia Cao (Professor of Business Administration), and Michelle Alfaro (Former PsyD student and Clinical Psychologist) recently published an article in the journal of Ecopsychology, identifying predictors of sustainable behavior in the US, China and Taiwan. The editor’s acceptance comment said, “ You offer a positive vision toward solving some major […]

Prospering at the Podium

They faced illness, foreign soil and skilled foes. But in the end, University of La Verne’s Debate Team placed high in the World Universities Debating Championships during the institution’s winter break. Out of 370 teams – many hailing from colleges famous for debate – La Verne placed 65th, said Robert Ruiz, Director of Forensics in La Verne’s Speech […]

Enactus Students Promote Healthy Living in Pomona

Is nonfat milk healthier than regular milk? Is diet soda better for you than regular soda? Is exercising every day necessary? These were some of the questions posed by parents who attended one of several health and nutrition assemblies held at elementary schools throughout Pomona Unified School District this month. For the second consecutive year, […]