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Rick Marrs Named Provost of Pepperdine University

Rick Marrs, dean of Seaver College, has been named the new provost of Pepperdine University. The appointment is effective August 1, 2014, upon the retirement of Darryl Tippens, who has served as Pepperdine's chief academic officer since 2001. more


Straus Institute Ranked Number One in Dispute Resolution for 10th Consecutive Year

Pepperdine School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution was recently ranked the number one dispute resolution program in the nation by US News & World Report for the 10th consecutive year. more


Pepperdine Ranked Among US News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools"

In US News & World Report's 15th annual ranking of "America's Best Graduate Schools," both the School of Law and the Graziadio School of Business and Management were listed among the top graduate schools in the nation. more


Waves of Innovation Winners Announced

The winners of the first round of Waves of Innovation were announced at the Waves of Innovation Talks last night, Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Smothers Theatre, Malibu. more


School of Public Policy Welcomes Spring Distinguished Visiting Professors

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Karen Elliott House will join historian Victor Davis Hanson as the Spring 2014 William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professors. In addition, former Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks has been named the Maldonado Fellow for the Spring 2014 semester. more


Pepperdine Athletics Announces New Women's Volleyball Head Coach

Three-time Pepperdine All-American, NCAA champion, and Olympic gold medalist Troy Tanner will take over the reins of the Waves' women's volleyball team. more


Pepperdine Hosts Holiday Service Projects

This holiday season, service initiatives continued the scope of service to avenues of generosity, and purpose-filled members of Pepperdine's five schools served familiar organizations to express their instinct to give. more


Professor Craig Detweiler's New Music Documentary Airing on ABC

On November 10, ABC affiliates across the United States began airing Professor Craig Detweiler's latest documentary film, '[un]Common Sounds.' The film, which will be broadcast in over 100 cities, explores how music can be used to foster peace between Muslims and Christians. more


Nina Matthies Announces Retirement from Indoor Volleyball

Although the Hall of Fame coach will continue to guide the Waves' national championship-winning sand volleyball team, Matthies has announced that the 2013 indoor volleyball season will be her last. more


Pepperdine Excels in Latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate Report

The Pepperdine University Department of Athletics continues to excel in the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate report, which the national organization released on Thursday. more


Pepperdine University Welcomes New Chaplain

Pepperdine University has announced Sara Barton as its new University chaplain. Barton brings more than 15 years of diverse ministerial experience to her new role at Pepperdine. more


Pepperdine Wins Google Online Marketing Award

Three recent Seaver College graduates were selected as winners of the Google Online Marketing Challenge in the "Google+ Social Media Marketing" category. more


Recent Pepperdine Alumni Earn Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Three recent Seaver College graduates and one GSEP alumna have joined the elite rank of Fulbright Scholars, one of the most prestigious scholarly awards worldwide. more


World-Renowned Musicians Join Fine Arts Faculty

This fall highly acclaimed musicians Lynn Harrell and Alexander Treger will join Pepperdine University's fine arts faculty as the new Artists in Residence. more


School of Public Policy Hosts Forum "The Broadband Technology Explosion"

On June 20, 2013, the Pepperdine School of Public Policy hosted a forum "The Broadband Technology Explosion: Rethinking Communications Policy for a Mobile Broadband World," at the Quadrus Conference Center in Menlo Park, California. more


Regent Mark Kirk Passes

The Pepperdine community was saddened to learn of the passing of Mark Kirk, a member of the Pepperdine University Board of Regents, at age 55. more


Pepperdine Appoints Three New Members to the Board of Regents

Pepperdine University has announced three new additions to its 40-member Board of Regents, the governing board of the University. Peter James Johnson, Jr., Kimberly Lindley, and John Plueger have accepted the role of helping to shape the direction of the University. In addition, Pepperdine's fourth president, William S. Banowsky, has been named Life Regent. more


Pepperdine Welcomes Distinguished Visiting Scholar Richard Mouw

Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, will begin a yearlong appointment as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Pepperdine University at the start of the 2013-14 academic year. more


Pepperdine Athletics Names Ryan Weisenberg New Head Coach of Women's Basketball

After a comprehensive nationwide search Pepperdine has announced Ryan Weisenberg as the new head coach for the women's basketball program. Weisenberg joined the Waves' staff as an assistant for the 2012-13 season after more than 15 years of coaching in the prep, collegiate, and professional ranks. more


Pepperdine Launches Waves of Innovation Fund

President Andrew Benton announces a new initiative to foster creativity and innovation from within the Pepperdine University community. more


"The Princeton Review" Names Pepperdine One of the Top 322 Green Colleges in North America

Pepperdine University is one of the 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. more


School of Law Hosts "The New Normal in College Sports" Symposium

"The New Normal in College Sports: Realigned and Reckoning" took place at the School of Law, Malibu, all day April 5, featuring four panel discussions with leading academics, university administrators, and practitioners in a variety of areas. more


Pepperdine Named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Pepperdine University was recently named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2013 by the Corporation for National and Community Service. more


Spring Break Service: Students Volunteer at Home and Abroad for 2013 "Project Serve"

Project Serve at Pepperdine is a tradition as close to the heart of the University Mission as it is possible to be. Every year during spring break, when students have a week to kick back and relax, dozens of Seaver College students instead donate their time to Project Serve, volunteering in groups at home and abroad. more


Waves of Service Hosts B Corporation Pitch Competition Presented by B Revolution

Waves of Service recently hosted the B Corporation Pitch Competition presented by B Revolution Friday, Feb. 15, at Pepperdine's Drescher campus in Malibu. more


Davenport Institute Names Brea City Manager Tim O'Donnell 2013 City Manager in Residence

The Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at the School of Public Policy has announced the appointment of Tim O'Donnell as the 2013 City Manager in Residence. more


Steven F. Hayward Announced as Spring 2013 William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor

The Pepperdine School of Public Policy has announced the appointment of Steven F. Hayward as the Spring 2013 William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor. more


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