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International Students: How to Maintain Visa Status

U.S. News and World Report | August 29, 2019

Adam Wu, director of international admission, was quoted by U.S. News and World Report about student visas for international scholars. Read More »


Center for Teacher Leadership & Learning Innovation Opens at LaFetra College of Education

Ed Prep Matters | August 29, 2019

The University of La Verne was featured in an article about the university’s new training center for educators in Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire. Read More »


Emmy Contender Debbie Zoller: Best Make-Up For Fosse/Verdon

Below the Line | August 24, 2019

Prof. Scott Essman's article on the work of Emmy-nominated makeup designer Debbie Zoller was published by Below the Line. Read More »


University of La Verne Opens Center for Teacher Leadership & Learning Innovation at LaFetra College of Education

InlandEmpire.US | August 23, 2019

The University of La Verne's new innovation center, housed in the Annex Building, hosts an innovation lab with the latest technologies for online teaching programs, digital classrooms, and video recording. Read More »


"I Wasn't Bluffing": M. Night Shyamalan Recalls 'Sixth Sense' Pitch and Frenzy That Followed

The Hollywood Reporter | August 02, 2019

The Hollywood Reporter interviewed prof. Scott Essman about the impact of M. Night Shyamalan's film, "The Sixth Sense," following its 20th anniversary. Read More »


As Democratic Party veers left, can Harris occupy middle lane?

The Christian Science Monitor | July 29, 2019

Prof. Marcia Godwin was interviewed about the strategies of presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Joe Biden. Read More »


University of La Verne marks 50 years helping adult learners, some far from La Verne

The Daily Bulletin | July 28, 2019

The University of La Verne was featured in an article celebrating its 50 years of dedication to adult learners. Over 34,000 students earned their degrees from regional and online campuses since the first regional campus at the Point Mugu naval base to cater to military students. Read More »


California’s ‘lonely’ Republicans: What ultra-minority status is like

The Christian Science Monitor | July 23, 2019

Prof. Marcia Godwin was interviewed about what it's like to be a Republican in California and if super-majorities are bad for democracy. Read More »


REACH summer business camp

Foothills Reader | July 14, 2019

The University of La Verne's REACH program, now in its 14th year, was featured in an article about its Summer Business Camp. Read More »


In California, the third-party party is crowded and confusing

Pasadena Star-News | July 11, 2019

Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted about the impact of third parties. Godwin said that the steady rise of Libertarian voters in the last decade is “more ideologically than candidate-driven." Read More »


Rick Baker Busy Designing New Wonders In Retirement

Below the Line | July 09, 2019

Prof. Scott Essman published an article on the career and retirement of Hollywood makeup artist Rick Baker. Read More »


Sarah Rodman-Alvarez named first director of Lewis Center

Foothills Reader | July 07, 2019

Sarah Rodman-Alvarez, the first director of the new Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research, was featured in the Foothills Reader. Read More »


Alumni John Raffoul, Martha Daniel join Board

Foothills Reader | July 07, 2019

The University of La Verne Board of Trustees' newest members, alumni John Raffoul and Martha Daniel, were featured in the Foothills Reader. Read More »


Montclair dips into reserves to cover growing pension costs in new budget

The Daily Bulletin | July 02, 2019

Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted in an article about the city of Montclair dipping into budget reserves to cover growing pension costs and how it relates to a growing epidemic across the country. Read More »


University of La Verne Names Endowed Executive Director

Patch | June 27, 2019

Sarah Rodman-Alvarez, a nationally recognized public health expert specializing in environmental sustainability and health equity, was appointed the inaugural executive director of the Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research. Read More »


These Animals Make Homes For Other Species

National Geographic | June 25, 2019

Prof. David Bickford was quoted about animals that make homes for other species. Bickford discussed his recent study about footprints left behind by Asian elephants that create pools of water that become nurseries for frog eggs and tadpoles during the dry season. Read More »


University of La Verne 2019 Commencement

Foothills Reader | June 16, 2019

The University of La Verne’s Spring 2019 Commencement was featured on the front page of the "Foothills Reader." Read More »


'Making Apes' Premiers in Los Angeles

Makeup Artist Magazine | June 13, 2019

Prof. Scott Essman wrote an article in Makeup Artist Magazine about how makeup in the “Planet of the Apes” impacts the world of cinema. Read More »


What’s more important than California Democratic Party leader? How about president?

Orange County Register | May 30, 2019

Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted in multiple news outlets about the California Democratic Party State Convention and the candidates present. Read More »


‘Alien’ at 40: Ridley Scott Explains Why ‘You Don’t Show the Monster Too Many Times’

Variety | May 24, 2019

Prof. Scott Essman was interviewed about the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s film “Alien.” Essman commented on the "creepy" flick, calling it suspenseful and disturbing. Read More »


The College Dropout Crisis

The New York Times | May 23, 2019

The University of La Verne has been recognized as a top-performing institution by the New York Times for exceeding expected graduation rates, especially for low-income and middle-income students. Read More »


LA500 Leaders Reshape Region With Infrastructure Spending Boom

Los Angeles Business Journal | May 20, 2019

President Devorah Lieberman was named one of Los Angeles’ 500 Most Influential People. She was recognized for overseeing the university’s largest fundraising campaign as well as supporting student scholarships, new facilities, and launching a series of new initiatives. Read More »


In first campaign visit to LA, Kamala Harris pitches herself as a homegrown progressive

The Daily Bulletin | May 19, 2019

Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted in an article about Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign in Los Angeles. Read More »


What polls? These Southern California lawmakers openly support Donald Trump

Press Enterprise | May 15, 2019

Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted in an article about Southern California lawmakers who openly support President Trump, including Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez. Read More »


Early money is on So Cal Democrats keeping their 2018 momentum

Los Angeles Daily News | May 10, 2019

Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted in an article on California Democrats’ campaign momentum and fundraising. Read More »


Power Up: Kamala Harris, seeking to change her narrative, proposes relief for public defenders

The Washington Post | May 08, 2019

Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted in an article on Kamala Harris’ proposal for public defenders relief. The article mentioned Godwin’s 2018 book, “Roads to Congress 2016: American Elections in a Divided Landscape." Read More »


Inland conservatives say 2020 energy is building

The Sun | April 26, 2019

Prof. Marcia Godwin was featured in an article on the right-of-center media personalities headlining the Unite IE Conservative Conference in Ontario. Read More »


Questions the Admissions Scandals Raise for Boards

Inside Higher Ed | April 24, 2019

Trustee Peter D. Eckel wrote an op-ed about the admissions scandals in higher education and questions board members across the nation should be asking. Read More »


‘Iolani’s Makekau signs to play football at La Verne

Honolulu Star Advertiser | April 18, 2019

Iolani School senior Mika Makekau signed her letter of intent to play football at the University of La Verne just a few months after setting the record, 44 yards, for longest field goal by a female kicker in Hawaii high school history. Read More »


We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To La Verne

LAist | April 11, 2019

Popular Los Angeles-centered website LAist featured the city and University of La Verne in its series exploring the 88 cities of LA County. Read More »


Could Gov. Gavin Newsom's death penalty moratorium mean life for state GOP in 2020?

Press Enterprise | April 04, 2019

Prof. Marcia Godwin was featured in an article discussing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s death penalty moratorium and what it will mean for the state GOP in 2020. Read More »


Get Out Your Crayons—It's Mueller Time

National Law Journal | April 04, 2019

The National Law Journal featured a coloring book co-created by Prof. Diane Klein on the Mueller investigation. The coloring book, “The Lawyers of Trump-Russia and Their Problems,” features the likeness of James Comey, Andrew Weissman, Michael Cohen, Bill Bar and many others. Read More »


Schiff, blasted by GOP after Mueller report, says oversight of Trump won’t stop

Orange County Register | March 25, 2019

Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted in numerous media outlets about Rep. Adam Schiff’s response to the Mueller report and Republican calls for his resignation. Read More »


California just topped 20M registered voters – and Southern California’s leading the way

Pasadena Star News | March 20, 2019

Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted by multiple news organizations regarding California’s milestone of 20 million registered voters. Read More »


Kristan Venegas

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education | March 19, 2019

Dean Kristan Venegas has been featured by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in their “On the Move” category. Venegas is the first recipient of the endowed chair position, which supports her research in financial aid availability in California’s underrepresented, low-income, and first-generation students. Read More »


Federal judge declares men-only draft is unconstitutional -- is it time for women to be in the draft too?

KPCC | February 25, 2019

Prof. Diane Klein was interviewed on “Air Talk” about the constitutionality of a men-only draft. Read More »


Female presidential candidates likely to face bias based on gender, study shows

San Jose Mercury News | February 23, 2019

Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted in numerous media outlets about a study finding that female presidential candidates are likely to face gender bias. Read More »


A Rising Economic Tide Lifts All Yachts—and Not Much Else

Pacific Standard | February 14, 2019

Prof. Roy Kwon and ULV student Brianna Salcido’s newly published research on liberalization and real incomes in advanced industrial societies was highlighted by the Pacific Standard. Read More »


University of La Verne celebrates 2019 winter commencement

The Daily Bulletin | February 02, 2019

University of La Verne's Winter Commencement was featured in a 20-slide photo gallery online at the Daily Bulletin and in print in multiple newspapers. Read More »


Another blue wave in 2020? Maybe, but it might skip California

Orange County Register | February 01, 2019

Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted in numerous media outlets about her predictions in democrats’ 2020 congressional races. Read More »