News and Events
News & Events Recap
- Art Linkletter, a much loved and admired figure within the Pepperdine community for nearly four decades, passed away May 26. One of America's most beloved radio and TV personalities, he was the tremendously popular host of radio's Art Linkletter's House Party and TV shows People Are Funny and Kids Say the Darndest Things. He was 97.
- Psychology students in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology celebrated their 2010 graduation on May 22. Honorary Doctorate recipient Elyn R. Saks, law, psychology, and psychiatry professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and author of The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness, addressed the graduates while Elizabeth Laugeston, a clinical instructor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
- Pepperdine University School of Law celebrated its spring 2010 commencement May 21, in Alumni Park on the Malibu campus. Honorary Doctorate recipient Blake Morant, dean of the Wake Forest University Law School, addressed the graduates. André Birotte ('91), United States Attorney for the Central District of California, was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
- The Pepperdine baseball team concluded their regular season at home with a pair of three-game challenges against San Diego on Friday, May 21, to Sunday, May 23, and against San Francisco on Friday, May 28, to Sunday, May 30.
- The first Graziadio School of Business and Management Healthcare Forum brought together industry executives, alumni, and students on May 19, to explore the potential of healthcare to succeed in achieving better patient outcomes, patient affordability, and corporate profitability.
- Pepperdine University hosted an international symposium of sacred a cappella music from May 12 to May 15, featuring a variety of lectures and workshops, and daily concerts with a lineup that included performances by the internationally renowned Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble, and Chanticleer, a Grammy Award-winning male a cappella ensemble.
- On May 13, the 2009-10 Dean's Executive Leadership Series at the Graziadio School of Business and Management concluded with John Figueroa, the president of McKesson Corporation, U.S. Pharmaceutical Group, which has more than $86 billion dollars in revenue and operations in 31 states and Puerto Rico.
- The Graduate School of Education and Psychology's Women Leading Change program hosted an interactive seminar exploring the value of female friendships on May 12, with a presentation from Hannah Parmelee, the relationship IQ project director at the Boone Center for the Family.
- For the second straight year, the Pepperdine men's volleyball team received an award from the NCAA for outstanding Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The athletic organization released its public recognition award list on May 12 for Division I academic teams.
- The Graziadio School of Business and Management joined Beacon Economics and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce in sponsoring the second annual Los Angeles economic forecast conference on May 5, themed “What's Next LA? The Road to Economic Recovery 2010.”
- The Special Collections and University Archives hosted a display of rare Bibles from May 4, to May 7, to coincide with the annual Bible Lectures at Pepperdine University. The exhibition was displayed in Payson Library, Malibu, and included a volume of the Saint John's Bible, a first edition of the Geneva Bible from 1560, the first Bible printed in a European language in America from 1743, leaves from medieval manuscript Bibles, and several other notable Bibles.
- The second issue of the 2010 Graziadio Business Report, which publishes four times annually, hit the Web and can be read, shared and commented on at http://gbr.pepperdine.edu.