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Pepperdine in the News
Posted October 28, 2010
The American, Oct. 27, 2010 – Pete Peterson, executive director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, wrote on the importance of faith in democratic societies in his article titled, "Glenn Beck, Jon Stewart, and the Science of the Jeremiad." Read the article.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Oct. 22, 2010 – Lee Kats, professor of biology, was quoted in an article titled, "Walnut city councilman proposes ordinance to protect ‘invasive’ crayfish," in which he commented on the proposed ordinance and its implications on the local natural habitat. Read the article.
Posted October 21, 2010
Sioux City Journal, Oct. 17, 2010 – Several business majors from Pepperdine University were mentioned in an article titled “20 USD Students to Meet Warren Buffet in Omaha,” about their invitation to meet with billionaire businessman and legendary investor Warren Buffet. Read the article.
The Huffington Post, Oct. 15, 2010 – The Weisman Museum of Art’s current exhibition, “Inspired by Fashion and Finance,” was mentioned by art critic and NPR-Affiliate Edward Goldman in his article, “A Lovely Stew of Fashion and Nudity, Plus a Dash of the Profane.” Read the article. Goldman also featured the Weisman Museum exhibition in his weekly Art Talk program. Listen to the program.
Business Week, Oct. 15, 2010 – Kristine Knaplund, professor of law, was quoted in an article titled, “Rise of In Vitro Offspring Ignites Question of Heirs,” in which she commented on the dispute over whether children conceived after a parent’s death have inheritance rights to the deceased mother or father’s estate and family trusts. Read the article.
The Chronicle, Oct. 12, 2010 – Christopher Doran, assistant professor of religion, argues that Christian colleges must encourage discussion about what sustainability means both morally and philosophically in an audio interview titled “Christian Colleges’ Powerful Take on Sustainability.” Read the article.
The Daily Caller, Oct. 10, 2010 – Chris Garcia, an economics student at Seaver College, authored an article titled “Boxer, Waxman under fire for approving radical mission behind enemy lines,” in which he reported on the alleged ties between California legislators Barbara Boxer and Henry Waxman and a radical anti-war group known as Code Pink. Read the article.
Ventura County Star, Oct. 10, 2010 – Seaver dean of admission, Michael Truschke, and Office of International Students director, Rich Dawson, explain what the Pepperdine Office of Admission typically looks for in a college application in an article titled, “College admission essays do require know-how.” Read the article.
Campus Technology, Oct. 6, 2010 – Timothy Chester, chief information officer and vice provost for academic administration, authored an article titled “Why We Switched to Sakai,” in which he talks about how and why Pepperdine made the decision to adopt Sakai as the single University-wide learning management system. Read the article.
Posted October 7, 2010
Ventura County Star, Sept. 30, 2010 – Barry P. McDonald, professor of law, commented on the constitutional issues surrounding the Ventura County Sheriff department’s recent decision to ban envelopes as permitted mail items for inmates. Read the article. McDonald’s commentary on the upcoming topics to be heard by the US Supreme Court—notably an immigration case that could set precedence for future immigration law cases—a case involving the Kansas church that is picketing military funerals, and Elena Kagan’s first term were also featured multiple times on KNX 1070 news radio.
Wall Street Journal, Sept. 30, 2010 – Nicole Hall, executive director of career services at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, was quoted in an article titled, "Help Wanted…at Last," in which she remarked that companies are now hiring to fill in the leadership gaps left behind after the recession. Read the article.
Ventura County Star, Sept. 25, 2010 – Larry Cox, associate professor of entrepreneurship, was quoted in an article titled, "Wanted: A Few Good Opportunists," in which he provided entrepreneurship advice and support for his student Kimberly Isaac. Issac has recently launched Shark Bite Scuba, a Thousand Oaks-based business that manufactures a cart, known as the Tank Dolly, that transports heavy scuba tanks to and from dives, a first in its industry. Read the article.
Business Week, Aug. 31, 2010 – John Paglia, associate professor of finance, was interviewed in an article titled, "Why Small Business Can’t Get Financing," in which he talked about the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, a twice-yearly survey of privately owned business and the lenders and investors who fund them. Read the article.