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Scott Essman

Scott Essman

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. "People who saw it and then really liked it went back and saw it again because they couldn’t believe how fooled they were the first time they saw it. It totally takes the rug out from under you in that you’re thinking it is a story about one character and the movie is really about this other character." Read More »

Marcia Godwin

Marcia Godwin

The Christian Science Monitor
July 29, 2019


Prof. Marcia Godwin was interviewed about the strategies of presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Joe Biden. “Right now she’s looking for the center of the Democratic primary electorate, and she hasn’t quite figured out how that matches or doesn’t match with the balance that she did in California, where she was a bit center-right when she ran for Senate,” Godwin said. Read More »

University of La Verne

University of 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. Today working adults can earn their degrees at campuses in Bakersfield, Burbank, Irvine, La Verne, Ontario, Oxnard, Naval Base Ventura County, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Victorville and online. Cindy Nguyen, a consultant at Kaiser Permanente, is in the middle of a two-year Master of Business Administration program at the Burbank regional campus. When she decided to pursue her master’s, Nguyen said she looked at numerous programs but selected University of La Verne because of the flexibility of its courses, costs and the reputation — several of her coworkers are alumni. For the 35-year-old, this is the part of the program where her work experiences coalesce with what they are learning in class. Nguyen said. “I think I knew I would learn things that was going to help me at work, but I didn’t think so many light bulbs would go off – where I’m clinging on to every single word that Dr. Kazman is saying,” Nguyen said.  Read More »

University of La Verne

University of La Verne

La Verne Chamber of Commerce
July 26, 2019


The University of La Verne’s REACH Summer Business Camp was highlighted by the city of La Verne's Chamber of Commerce for its educational program for 50 local high school students. The program, now in its 14th year, connects first-generation high school students with college life to help and inspire students on their journey to higher education. “Students learned about California’s water supply and distribution systems, water sources, and water use and conservation,” said Issam Ghazzawi, REACH advisor. Read More »

Marcia Godwin

Marcia Godwin

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. “What’s good for democracy is the possibility of change. Even if it’s not the next election, maybe 10 years from now, there might be change," Godwin said. Read More »

University of La Verne

University of La Verne

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. The three-week camp welcomed more than 50 local students and aimed to inspire them to pursue a higher education through workshops about college applications, financial aid, SATs, and useful business skills. Read More »

Marcia Godwin

Marcia Godwin

Pasadena Star-News
July 11, 2019


Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted in an article 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." She commented on the fact that the Libertarian party did not see a significant spike in registered voters following President Trump's inauguration, who support limited government and privacy rights without wanting to subscribe to social conservatism.” Read More »

Scott Essman

Scott Essman

Below the Line
July 09, 2019


Prof. Scott Essman published an article on the career and retirement of Hollywood makeup artist Rick Baker. Baker worked on blockbuster movies including "Men in Black," "The Grinch," and "Planet of the Apes." Essman wrote that Baker was likely "the most celebrated and accomplished cinema artist of all time." Read More »

Sarah Rodman-Alvarez

Sarah Rodman-Alvarez

Foothills Reader
July 07, 2019


Sarah Rodman-Alvarez, the first director of the new Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research, was featured in the Foothills Reader. "My hope is that the center will be impactful on campus and throughout the greater community," Randall Lewis said. The position, officially named the Bauccio Endowed Executive Director, is endowed by Bon Appetit co-founder Fedele Bauccio. "I am very excited that Sarah Rodman-Alvarez is joining University of La Verne's well-being effort," Bauccio said. "She has a deep understanding of holistic health and well-being, and I am confident she will be a strong leader and innovator of the Randall Lewis Center." Read More »

John Raffoul, Martha Daniel

John Raffoul, Martha Daniel

Foothills Reader
July 07, 2019


The University of La Verne Board of Trustees' newest members, alumni John Raffoul and Martha Daniel, were featured in an article in the Foothills Reader. The piece mentioned Raffoul's work as the president of Adventist Health White Memorial and Daniel's position of president and chief executive officer of Cytellix and its parent company, Information Management Resources, Inc. The pair were unanimously voted onto the Board of Trustees at its annual meeting in May. Read More »

Marcia Godwin

Marcia Godwin

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. “In general, dipping into reserves is a bad idea — it leaves a city without enough of a cushion. However, if a government consistently underspends compared to its budget and has healthy reserve levels, there might be a bit of leeway to budget some one-time expenditures out of reserves," Godwin said. Read More »

Sarah Rodman-Alvarez

Sarah Rodman-Alvarez

Patch
June 27, 2019


A story highlighted the appointment of Sarah Rodman-Alvarez, a nationally recognized public health expert specializing in environmental sustainability and health equity, to the inaugural executive director of the Randall Lewis Center for Well-Being and Research. The position, officially named the Bauccio Endowed Executive Director, has been endowed by Bon Appetit co-founder Fedele Bauccio. The center will bring together a range of well-being programs. Read More »

David Bickford

David Bickford

National Geographic
June 25, 2019


Prof. David Bickford was quoted in an article 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

University of La Verne

The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
June 21, 2019


The University of La Verne’s Integrated Business Program was featured in the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership’s Membership Guide, highlighting its contribution of more than $260,000 to charities including the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Human Trafficking to the Surfrider Foundation. This past semester students raised more than $20,000. Read More »

University of La Verne

University of La Verne

Foothills Reader
June 16, 2019


The University of La Verne’s Spring 2019 Commencement was featured on the front page of the "Foothills Reader." The piece included eight photos from the three ceremonies and mentioned that the graduates join more than 80,000 alumni who earned their degrees at the University of La Verne. Read More »

Scott Essman

Scott Essman

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. The article highlighted the new documentary, “Making Apes: The Artists who Changed Film,” which focuses on the work of make-up designers who worked on the film. Read More »

University of La Verne

University of La Verne

Education Reference Desk
June 03, 2019


Education Reference Desk ranked the University of La Verne the 7th best online college in California. The ranking is based on affordability, academic quality and student outcomes. The survey looked at the average net price, retention rate, and 4-year graduation rate of each school. ULV was given a score of 98.2, citing its flexibility and convenience as “key highlights for success." The site praised the individualized support from faculty and small class sizes. Read More »

Marcia Godwin

Marcia Godwin

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. Given the stakes of the 2020 campaign, “it’s almost a surprise that the turnout is only 14 presidential candidates," she said. Godwin discussed the importance of the state convention and the 495 delegates in California. Read More »

Scott Essman

Scott Essman

Variety
May 24, 2019


Prof. Scott Essman was interviewed in an article about the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s film “Alien.” Essman commented on the "creepy" flick, calling it suspenseful and disturbing. “The cinematography, the lighting and mood and how Scott moves the camera around the ship is really haunting.” Read More »

University of La Verne

University of La Verne

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. The success comes from the university’s long-standing commitment to students, including an intimate and caring educational environment and the university’s signature La Verne Experience learning communities. Read More »

Devorah Lieberman

Devorah Lieberman

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 »

Marcia Godwin

Marcia Godwin

The Daily Bulletin
May 19, 2019


Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted in an article about Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign in Los Angeles. “She’s finding her footing,” Godwin said. “When you’re running against ‘Mayor Pete’ and ‘Uncle Joe,’ it’s a little bit tricky to figure out where you fit in.” Read More »

University of La Verne

University of La Verne

The Spokesman-Review
May 16, 2019


Mead High School golf star Zane Mularski was interviewed about playing golf at the University of La Verne, where he received a scholarship. “I enjoy the game, and I want to see just how good I can be at it. I plan on working at my game for the rest of my life,” he said. Read More »

Marcia Godwin

Marcia Godwin

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. “Melendez’s high profile may also give her more influence within the Republican caucus in the Assembly, and more free media attention," she said. Read More »

University of La Verne

University of La Verne

Enterprise Record
May 15, 2019


Butte College sophomore Rebecca Horn has signed to play basketball at the University of La Verne. While attending ULV, she will work toward her goal of becoming an elementary school teacher. “I think school is really important, so I thought the University of La Verne would support me both academically and basketball-wise,” she said. Read More »

University of La Verne

University of La Verne

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 14, 2019


San Fernando Vice Mayor and University of La Verne Alumna Sylvia Ballin will return to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s board. She previously served on the board from 2007 to 2018 and worked at the district for 21 years before her retirement in 2007. Read More »

University of La Verne

University of La Verne

City Biz List
May 12, 2019


Alumna Lauren Stevens has been appointed by the Armed Services YMCA to its Board of Directors. Stevens also serves at the vice president and program manager of Global Hawk UAS Autonomous Systems Division for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. She earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of La Verne. Read More »

Marcia Godwin

Marcia Godwin

Los Angeles Daily News
May 10, 2019


Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted in an article on California Democrats’ campaign momentum and fundraising. Godwin commented on representatives with large amounts of funding. “Those high balances tend to deter challengers and give members a respite from constant fundraising,” Godwin said. Read More »

Marcia Godwin

Marcia Godwin

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” in which she stated Harris’ political strategy is to “get out early and run hard… she is very deliberately rolling out policy proposals that appear to be new initiatives—but really are not that risky.” Read More »

University of La Verne

University of La Verne

Public Now
May 03, 2019


University of La Verne alumnus R. Erin Farrar has been appointed to the Yuma County Superior Court by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. Farrar earned his J.D. from the University of La Verne College of Law. Read More »

Devorah Lieberman

Devorah Lieberman

The Daily Bulletin
April 30, 2019


President Devorah Lieberman was highlighted in an article featuring a reading of Anne Frank’s Diary in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Lieberman read a passage along with the mayors of Claremont and La Verne, and other local leaders. Read More »

Marcia Godiwn

Marcia Godiwn

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. “They include fiscal responsibility, limited but effective government, and supporting local communities and education over large-scale national programs.” She also commented on younger voters, who are projected to be the most liberal and democrat that may sway to the GOP. Read More »

Peter Eckel

Peter Eckel

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. “The fact is that most colleges and universities are working hard to ensure opportunities for many people rather than a select few, and they have wonderful stories of success that the world should acknowledge and celebrate,” Eckel writes. Read More »

Kimberly White-Smith

Kimberly White-Smith

KGET 17
April 24, 2019


LaFetra College of Education Dean Kimberly White-Smith was featured in a broadcast highlighting Smith as one of four women honored at the Annual Cesar Chavez Legacy Breakfast for creating lasting change in Kern County.

University of La Verne

University of 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 short months after setting the record, 44 yards, for longest field goal by a female kicker in Hawaii high school history. “I’m super thankful for how I got here. It’s crazy how this journey has been—it’s been long and hard, but we got here,” Makekau said. She plans to major in kinesiology. Read More »

Diane Klein

Diane Klein

ABC 7
April 18, 2019


Prof. Diane Klein made an appearance on ABC7 to discuss the Mueller report and what to expect in the coming days. “My own take-away from the time I’ve spent with the Mueller report… is that Mueller has made very clear that the next steps must be taken by the Congress, when we’re thinking about it from a law enforcement point of view, and of course by the American people through the political process that’s ramping up now with the coming campaign,” Klein said. When asked about the president’s “Game of Thrones” themed tweet following the report, Klein said, “This is not a game. The president seems to take so lightly the damage that has been done to our institutions not just by his conduct, but by Russia’s conduct, which he seems to be untroubled by. This isn’t an appropriate subject for internet memes. It’s far from over, that’s for sure. Even the redactions show that.”

University of La Verne

University of La Verne

Santa Maria Times
April 18, 2019


The University of La Verne was mentioned in an article about opportunities for affordable housing and education in the city. "I think this is a big step forward for our community. The opportunity for people to finish a four-year degree in town has been a missing element for us,” Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Glenn Morris told the Santa Maria Times when the program was announced in October 2018. Read More »

University of La Verne

University of 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. In its guide to La Verne, the story of the city is guided by resident Katrina Beltran, whose grandfather Chuck Boyer was an influential figure at the Church of the Brethren. “It’s a small college town that’s blossomed in [my] lifetime,” Beltran said. Read More »

Marcia Godwin

Marcia Godwin

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. She identified a parallel between Newsom’s moratorium and an order he made in legalizing same-sex marriage in San Francisco when he was mayor in 2004. “Governor Newsom is trying to show bold leadership,” Godwin said. Read More »

Diane Klein

Diane Klein

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 »

Marcia Godwin

Marcia Godwin

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. She stated that Schiff’s response showed “some slight backpedaling” after the release of Mueller’s findings. “It may hurt his effectiveness moving forward on some of these investigations. But I would be deeply surprised if he resigned,” Godwin said. However, she does not predict repercussions from constituents in his 2020 re-election. Read More »

Marcia Godwin

Marcia Godwin

Pasadena Star News
March 20, 2019


Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted by multiple news organizations regarding California’s milestone of 20 million registered voters. Godwin, who said she was unsurprised by the news, stated, “California’s aggressive motor voter law and pre-registration for young people serve as free voter registration drives and that continues to increase the rolls even in (non-election) years.” In 2018, California enacted a ‘motor voter law’ that makes registering to vote a convenient option while applying for any documents through the DMV. Due to this program, Godwin attributes high numbers of registered voters to “commute-heavy counties,” such as those in Southern California. Read More »

Kristan Venegas

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 »

Diane Klein

Diane Klein

KPCC
February 25, 2019


Prof. Diane Klein was interviewed on “Air Talk” about constitutionality of a men-only draft. She was interviewed about ruling in federal court that men-only military drafts violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fifth Amendment. Read More »

Marcia Godwin

Marcia Godwin

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. “Shifts in electability do not mean that female candidates are immune from criticisms based on gender,” Godwin said. “We have already seen several gendered narratives about the announced female candidates for president.” Read More »

University of La Verne

University of La Verne

New York Times
February 23, 2019


Numerous media outlet covered the passing of Steve Lawrence, a longtime Associated Press reporter and 1969 University of La Verne alum. Lawrence was a California government reporter who covered every governor from Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger during a nearly four-decade career with The Associated Press. “He was studying history at the University of La Verne when he signed up almost by accident for a course in journalism. He was simply looking for another class to fill out his schedule, but it was a decision that changed his life,” according to the story. Read More »

Roy Kwon

Roy Kwon

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 Pacific Standard. Their research, examining 15 major nations over four decades using data from the World Wealth and Income Database, concluded that right-wing economic policies favor the top one-tenth of one percent. Read More »

University of La Verne

University of La Verne

The Daily Bulletin
February 02, 2019


Winter Commencement of over 700 graduates from its main and regional campuses as well as online programs were featured in a 20-slide photo gallery online at the Daily Bulletin and in print in multiple newspapers. Graduates heard from keynote speaker Hal Hargrave: alumnus, owner of The Perfect Step, and founder of The Be Perfect Foundation--a paralysis awareness foundation. Read More »

Marcia Godwin

Marcia Godwin

Orange County Register
February 01, 2019


Prof. Marcia Godwin was quoted in numerous media outlets about her predictions in democrats’ 2020 congressional races. “[The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee] has a real dilemma in deciding whether to support Ammar Campa-Najjar, who has already announced and has a progressive base, or to try to fund a more moderate candidate with crossover appeal. Open seats are inherently more competitive and scandals drop incumbent support. After that, many districts only come into play if the opposing political party decides they will. If the DCCC or groups like EMILY’s List decide to put their attention elsewhere, the status quo prevails.” Read More »

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