News and Events
News & Events Recaps
- The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine School of Law announced it will formalize a partnership with the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) on Wednesday, Nov. 5, when representatives from both groups sit down to sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
- The newly refurbished Pepperdine University London House officially reopened Thursday, Oct. 30, at a special ceremony with President Andrew K. Benton and Charles F. Hall, dean of international programs. At the event, Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Kenneth W. Starr, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the School of Law.
- The final issue of the 2008 Graziadio Business Report, which publishes four times annually, hit the Web and can be read, shared and commented on at http://gbr.pepperdine.edu. As a scholarly online journal, the Graziadio Business Report delivers relevant information and analysis for business, government, and non-profit managers.
- The story was powerful and tragic, the storyteller courageous and inspirational. Hundreds stood in applause as survivor and bestselling author Immaculée Ilibagiza took to the podium in Pepperdine's Firestone Fieldhouse for the Wednesday morning chapel on October 22. The Rwandan expat traveled from her home in New York to present her story of survival, hope, prayer, faith, and, above all, forgiveness.
- The Office of Intercultural Affairs explored the issue of racial stereotyping in America and at Pepperdine University on Thursday, Oct. 16, when students gathered to ask big questions about cultural misconceptions at the "Did You Just Say That?" evening on the Malibu campus. Approximately 50 students attended the event to discuss insulting stereotypes, "good" stereotypes, and the frustrations that come with both.
Courtney Roberts, a Seaver College sophomore in the Natural Science Division, was named the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Presenter at the Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) held at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her undergraduate research was performed under the direction of Joseph Fritsch, assistant professor of chemistry.
- Pepperdine celebrated a new beginning in international programs on Friday, Oct. 24, as the University hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate its new program in Shanghai, China.
- More than 60 church leaders from the Church of Christ gathered at Pepperdine University School of Law on Oct. 24 for the third Church Leaders Dialogue event. Titled "Church 2020: New Future: Trends Shaping Ministry," the event was hosted by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
- Dan Caldwell, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, presented his research on Just War Theory in a lecture titled "The Iraq War: Fishing With a Golden Net?" at the Boston University Justice in Conflict, Justice in Peace lecture series on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
- MENC: The National Association for Music Education named the Seaver College music program at Pepperdine University "One of the Best Music Schools of 2009," in the October 2008 edition of its monthly magazine, In Tune. Pepperdine was one of 38 to be selected, out of the more than 1,200 schools in the U.S. and Canada.
- Does good behavior really pay off? Sean D. Jasso, a practitioner faculty of economics at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, explores this question in his new book, The New Corporation: Aristotle, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the Future Manager.
- Seventy Pepperdine law students joined School of Law dean Ken Starr at the 2008 Christian Lawyer Global Convention in Washington, D.C., from October 9 to 12. Hosted by the Christian Legal Society, Advocates International, and Advocates North America, the convention welcomed more than 1,100 lawyers, law students, law professors, and jurists from around the world.
- On the Malibu campus throughout the week of October 14 to 17 the Sigma Chi fraternity hosted Derby Days, the annual philanthropy event to raise money and awareness for the City of Hope Cancer Research Center in Durante, California.
- A Fox News political contributor and four respected Seaver faculty members rallied around the subject of women in politics for a luncheon and panel discussion held on Thursday, Oct. 2, by the Office of Intercultural Affairs (ICA). The event was the first of a series of lectures, panel discussions, debates, and events from ICA regarding identity and culture.
- Firestone Fieldhouse was filled with the familiar echo of basketballs bouncing on Saturday, Oct. 11, when the Pepperdine men's basketball team hosted the Junior Waves Club in a free basketball clinic.
- For the eighth year, Pepperdine University hosted The Associated Press Television Radio Association (APTRA) Academy. At the event, held Saturday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct. 12, aspiring reporters and anchors had the chance to interact with some of the best in the business and learned step-by-step how to construct a news story.
- Pepperdine cross country showed talent and teamwork at its 2008 Invitational, held Saturday, Oct. 4, at Alumni Park, successfully playing host to over 2,000 student-athletes from the collegiate and high school levels.
- Pepperdine University faculty examined transformative learning at the annual University Faculty Conference, held October 3 and 4 at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. The conference, titled "How Are We Doing and How Do We Know? Best Practices for Transformative Learning," considered how teaching and scholarly inquiry relate to and support two major institutional values: deep learning and common good.