News and Events
Posted September 23, 2010
Lodi News-Sentinel, Sept. 22, 2010 – The Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at the School of Public Policy was mentioned in an article titled, “Study: Lodi Unified’s Per-Pupil Spending is Average,” for its research studying analyzing California K-12 school district spending patterns between 2003-04 and 2008-09. Read the article.
Wall Street Journal, Sept. 18, 2010 - Donald Childress III, associate professor of law, was quoted in an article titled, “Court Tightens Rules on Overseas Abuse Cases,” in which he commented upon the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision to dismiss a human rights abuse claim brought against a US corporation by Nigerian residents. Read the article.
Climate Biz, Sept. 15, 2010 – John Paglia, Senior researcher for the Private Capital Markets Project and associate professor of finance, authored an article titled, “VCs Planting the Seeds for a Cleantech Bumper Crop in LA,” in which he explored the idea that companies’ emphases on clean technology could stimulate investment in Los Angeles startups. Read the article.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Blog, Sept. 9, 2010 – J. Christopher Soper, professor of political science, was interviewed for an article titled, “Using Music to Teach Politics: Five Questions for Political Scientist Chris Soper,” in which Soper discussed how he plays a student-suggested song during each class to illustrate points addressed in that lecture. Read the article.
EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research Bulletin, Sept. 7, 2010 – Timothy Chester, chief information officer and vice provost for academic administration, authored an article titled "Assessing What Faculty, Students, and Staff Expect from Information Technology Organizations in Higher Education," in which he highlights the need for IT organizations to use an outcome-based approach to assessing, planning, and prioritizing projects. Read the article.
Posted September 16, 2010
Restaurant News Resource, Sept. 13, 2010 – La Brea Bakery Cafe at Pepperdine was the subject of an article titled, "La Brea Bakery Opens New Café at Pepperdine University," about the new addition to Pepperdine’s dining facilities. Read the article.
Los Angeles Times, Sep. 12, 2010 – Pepperdine University’s Waves of Flags display was mentioned in an article titled, "Southland events mark Sept. 11," which commented on the various ceremonies in Los Angeles that honored the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Read the article. The display was also featured in the Daily News, the San Jose Mercury News, the Times of India, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail. The Ventura County Star also mentioned the display in an article titled,"9/11 Event ‘Very Honorable, Very Sincere’," which focused on the Ride to Flags event in which 700 motorcyclists journeyed to from the Naval Base Ventura County, in Point Mugu, to Pepperdine. Read the article.
Ventura County Star, Sept. 10, 2010 – Step Forward Day at Pepperdine was the subject of an article titled, "Pepperdine Schedules Annual Day of Service," about the 10 community service projects undertaken by students, faculty, and staff in Ventura County. Read the article.
Ventura County Star, Sept. 7, 2010 – Paul Rinkley, executive director of student recruitment at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, was quoted extensively in an article titled, "University MBA Programs Drawing Younger Students," in which he commented that younger students are attending MBA programs as a result of the weak job market. Read the article.
California Lawyer, September 2010 – Barry P. McDonald, professor of law, authored an article about the Supreme Court Justices titled, "Selective Minimalism," in which he commented upon the fifth term of the Roberts Court, which produced the most unanimous decisions since the inaugural term in 2005. Read the article. McDonald was also quoted in a Daily Journal article on September 16 titled, "Military Discharge Suits May Be Moot," in which he commented on lawsuits brought by military service members who were discharged, and what that could mean for the future of the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" law prohibiting gays from serving in the military.
Plugged In, September 2010 - Craig Detweiler, director of the Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture, was interviewed by the Focus on the Family magazine for an article titled, "Faith, Film and…Craig Detweiler," about his influence as a Christian in Hollywood. Read the article. Additionally, he appeared in the pilot episode of Coral Ridge Ministry’s new show, Cross Examine, in which he discussed film, The Blind Side. Watch the clip.
Posted September 2, 2010
Ventura County Star, Aug. 29, 2010 – Michael Shires, associate professor of public policy, was quoted in an article titled, "Scandals Shake Public’s Trust in Local Government," wherein he commented on society’s cynicism towards government in relation to an alleged scandal among Oxnard public officials. Read the article.
Golf Week, Aug. 27, 2010 – Pepperdine University’s women’s golf team is mentioned in an article titled, "Seattle Women’s Golf Joins WCC," which comments on Seattle University’s induction into the West Coast Conference. Read the article.
Los Angeles Business Journal, Aug. 23, 2010 – Vice chancellor John Miller was the subject of an article titled, "Pastor Booked Job in Academia for More Family Time," which describes his new positions at Pepperdine and UCLA as results of his desire to spend more time with his family. Read the article.
Los Angeles Times, Aug. 19, 2010 - Angela Hawken, associate professor of public policy, was quoted in an article titled, “Syrians Dissatisfied, Survey Shows,” in which she discussed the trends of Syrian political dissatisfaction, which were uncovered in a poll for which she was the lead author. Read the article. Hawken was also quoted by the Los Angeles Times on August 18, in an article titled, "Syria: Historic Secret Study Reveal More Syrians Dissatisfied, Outspoken." Read the article.
LA Daily Journal, Aug. 17, 2010 – Kristine Knaplund, professor of law, was quoted in an article titled, "'Safe Harbor' Lost in Inheritance Challenges," in which she commented upon a new California law that abolishes "Safe Harbor" petitions, which had allowed estate heirs to ask the court if they had grounds to contest a no-contest will. Knaplund commented on the previous law, saying it "never told you what is a contest. It told you what is not a contest." more