News and Events
News & Events Recap
- In honor of the 225th anniversary of our nation's written Constitution, Pepperdine School of Law hosted renowned constitutional scholar and D & L Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor Akhil Reed Amar for a discussion of his latest treatise on Constitutional Law, America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By on August 27.
- Pepperdine Libraries will kicked off the month-long "Manifold Greatness" exhibit August 23, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible with an opening lecture, "John Milton and the King James Bible" by provost Darryl Tippens. The exhibit lecture series also featured: "The King James Bible and Early English Biblical Translations"—Cyndia Clegg, Distinguished Professor of English, Aug. 30; "The King's English in a Tamil Tongue: Missions, Paternalism, and Hybridity in South India"—Dyron Daughrity, associate professor of religion, Sept. 11; "The Bible and the People"—Lori Anne Ferrell, Chair of English and professor of early modern history and literature, Claremont Graduate University, Sept. 13; and "The King James Bible in North American Churches Today"—Ronald Cox, associate professor of religion, Sept. 20. A documentary film, KJB: The Book That Changed the World, was screened Sept. 16, followed by a discussion led by Craig Detweiler, director of the Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture.
- Angela Hawken, associate professor of economics and policy analysis at the School of Public Policy, coauthored a new book, Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, with Jonathan P. Caulkins, Beau Kilmer, and Mark A. R. Kleiman. The four experts on drug policy offer a nonpartisan assessment of the current and future prospects of marijuana legalization, concluding with separate recommendations and individual views on what course of policy the United States should follow.
- Pepperdine University's chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society was named an "Honor Chapter" for its outstanding activities in 2011-12. This was the 4th consecutive year that Pepperdine has received this award. Professor Lila McDowell Carlsen, Pepperdine's chapter advisor, was instrumental in earning this honor that was awarded to only 14 chapters nationwide in 2012.
- Pepperdine's theatre department won a "Fringe First" award at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe for their unique play Why Do You Stand There in the Rain? Awarded to the group for "sheer quality and intensity of their performance," the honor recognizes months of collaboration with Scottish playwright Peter Arnott on a production that combines real historical characters, folks songs of the 1930s, and a script made up of real quotes. The group performed Rain and Naomi Iizuka's Anonymous from August 1 to 11 at the festival.
- Pepperdine hosted "Nature & the Popular Imagination," the fifth international conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, from Aug. 8 to 10, on the Malibu campus, examining the interconnections between religion and nature that have been expressed, promoted, and contested through the incubator of popular culture. The Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas, supervisor of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Second District, delivered the plenary address at the welcome banquet, which was followed by an evening screening of Green Fire.
- As the fall semester approached, members of the Pepperdine GreenTeam geared up to resume their efforts of educating and informing the University community of the benefits of planting, growing, and sharing the fruits of their labor through the Organic Community Garden, planted on the Malibu campus to promote sustainability and Christian Stewardship.
- The exhibit On Location in Malibu 2012: Paintings by the California Art Club, a collection of over 70 paintings of Malibu created by artist-members of the California Art Club, closed at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art on August 4.
- The Graziadio School of Business and Management hosted its summer commencement ceremony August 4, at Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu. Jeff Sprecher (MBA '84), founder of IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) will be presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Jack Schlafer (MSOD '12), principal program and change manager at Microsoft, will deliver the student address.
- The Graziadio School of Business and Management partnered with Net Impact LA, B Revolution Consulting, and Hub LA to cohost a hands-on workshop on Aug. 4, titled "Structuring, Funding, and Marketing a B Corporation." The half-day workshop contained a seminar and hands-on elements to give attendees insight and practical knowledge about the definition of a B Corporation, the differences between a B Corporation and Benefit LLC, financing steps and strategies, and marketing for social enterprises.