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Pepperdine in the News
Posted December 16, 2010
Fox & Hounds Daily, Dec. 13, 2010 – The Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at the School of Public Policy was mentioned in an article, titled “Where the School Money Goes.” The article explored how the institute’s study with the California Chamber of Commerce, which revealed that K-12 education expenditures increased over a five-year period, could guide Governor-elect Jerry Brown’s state budget plans. Read the article.
Posted December 9, 2010
CNN, Dec. 9, 2010 – Gregory McNeal, associate professor of law, was quoted in an article titled, “Will Reading WikiLeaks Cost Students Jobs with the Federal Government?” in which he explained the national security industry and the implications of its security clearance measures. Read the article.
Los Angeles Business Journal, Dec. 7, 2010 – John Paglia, associate professor of finance at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, was quoted in an article titled, “Study: Business Owners More Optimistic,” in which he commented on the disconnect between privately-held business owners and potential lenders of capital. Read the article.
Los Angeles Times, Dec. 7, 2010 – Barry McDonald, constitutional law professor at the School of Law, wrote an analysis of the legal issues pertaining to Prop. 8 that was featured in an article titled, “9th Circuit Judges Explore Narrow Routes to Reinstate Gay Marriage.” Read the article.
The Sacramento Bee, Dec. 3, 2010 – In an article titled, “Dueling Reports on School Finance as Budget Heats Up,” the Sacramento Bee reported on the School of Public Policy’s study of school finances that was recently published by the California Chamber of Commerce. Read the article.
The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 2, 2010 – Nicole Hall, career services executive director for the Graziadio School of Business and Management, spoke to the Wall Street Journal about the job market for business-school students. Read the article.
The Montreal Gazette, Dec. 2, 2010 – Jennifer Harriger, assistant professor of psychology at Seaver College, was quoted in article titled, “Thinner is Better, Say Preschool Girls,” in which she commented on a new study that examines body image attitudes of children as young as three. Read the article.
The Malibu Times, Dec. 1, 2010 – The Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture (EMC) was the subject of an article, titled “Universal Studio Head Ron Meyer Speaks at Pepperdine,” about the EMC’s inaugural “State of the Industry Conversation” event held on November 29. Read the article.
The Malibu Times, Dec. 1, 2010 – The School of Public Policy’s Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, was the subject of an article, titled “Civic Health on the Upswing in California,” after hosting a reception with the National Conference on Citizenship to present the 2010 California Civic Health index. The study found that volunteerism and involvement in various social and political activities has increased. Read the article.
Ventura County Star, Nov. 18, 2010 – Lee Kats, Frank R. Seaver Chair in Natural Science and associate provost for research, authored an article, titled “Anticipating a Full Day of Parakeet Moments,” in which he highlighted the critical scientific contributions of undergraduate research. The article ran in conjunction with the 18th annual meeting of Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (SCUUR), which was hosted by Pepperdine on November 20. Read the article.
Posted December 2, 2010
ABC News, Nov. 30, 2010 – Colleen Graffy, director of global programs at the School of Law and former US deputy assistant secretary of state, was quoted in an article titled, “Wikileaks Could Have Freezing Effect on Diplomacy,” in which she commented upon the impact to international diplomacy that could result from recently leaked cables and correspondence. Read the article.
San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 26, 2010 – Pete Peterson, executive director of the Davenport Institute at the School of Public Policy, authored an op-ed titled, “Californians Score Well on Civic Involvement,” in which he commented on the California report from National Civic Health Index, which was co-led by the Davenport Institute and released at the School of Public Policy on November 10. Read the article.
Foreign Policy, Nov. 25, 2010 – Angela Hawken, associate professor of public policy, and recent SPP graduate Matt Leighty (MPP ’10) coauthored an article titled, “Want to Know What North Koreans Think About Kim Jong Un?” in which they discuss their work on secret public opinion surveys. Read the article.
Wall Street Journal, Nov. 24, 2010 – John Paglia, associate professor of finance at the Graziadio School, was quoted in an article titled “Entrepreneurs Hit Up Family, But Payback is Slow,” about a survey conducted by Pepperdine this fall, which showed that 35% of surveyed entrepreneurs receive funding from informal investors. Read the article.
William & Mary, Nov. 17, 2010 – Tom Shadyac, adjunct faculty member in the Seaver Communications division, was profiled in an article titled, “Acclaimed Filmmaker Speaks with Students,” about his unorthodox screenwriting classes. Read the article.