News and Events
News & Events Recaps
- Pepperdine University’s School of Law presented its first major symposium of the new academic year featuring the nation’s leading constitutional scholars who examined the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent term. Panelists included Akhil Reed Amar of Yale University School of Law, who is also a fall 2006 visiting professor of law at Pepperdine; Erwin Chemerinsky of Duke Law School; Elizabeth Garrett of USC Law School, and host conveners of the program, Professor Douglas Kmiec and Dean Kenneth W. Starr. Titled “The Rookie Year of the Roberts Court & A Look Ahead,” the symposium was held at the School of Law's Odell McConnell Law Center and the program was taped for a nationwide audience via a C-SPAN program titled America & the Courts.
- The Graziadio School of Business and Management recently held its summer 2006 graduation on the Malibu campus. Michael C. Kuan, founder and managing partner of Strategic Impact Group (SIG) based in Shanghai, China, received an honorary doctorate at the ceremony. Gloria L. Austin was also honored as a Distinguished Alumna.
- Margaret J. Weber, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, participated in the 4th annual session on Women's Leadership at the University of Oxford, England. Weber presented on the topic "Leadership Perspectives: Faith Influences on Women."
- Edward Shafranske, professor at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and Carol Falender, adjunct faculty at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, conducted two workshops at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in New Orleans.
- A total of 78 Pepperdine student-athletes were named to the 2006 West Coast Conference (WCC) Commissioner's Honor for their work in the classroom during the 2005-2006 academic year. Seven student-athletes earned gold honors.
- Sharon Clarke, assistant professor of mathematics, conducted a Contributed Paper Session titled "Fun and Innovative Techniques for an Abstract Algebra Class" at the annual conference of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- Albert Strauss, longtime friend of Pepperdine, passed away on his 93rd birthday. He and his wife, Angie, will be forever remembered at Pepperdine for their generous gift which made The Heroes Garden possible.
- Mike Jordan, professor of journalism, presented the results of his research on the free press-fair trial issue at the 118th annual convention for the California Newspaper Publishers Association. The presentation included results of a comprehensive survey of California lawyers, judges and journalists. After the presentation, a panel that included Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, Copley Press Vice President Harold W. Fuson, Jr., Pulitzer Prize winning Los Angeles Times reporter Tracy Weber, and prominent media attorney Susan Seager led a discussion on Jordan's research findings.
- Adam Steinberg, men’s tennis coach who directed the Pepperdine men's tennis team to its first-ever national championship in 2006, was honored as the University's 2005-06 "Coach of the Year" in a vote of his fellow head coaches.
- Nick Kliebert, recent graduate and former Pepperdine baseball player, was named Pepperdine's "Scholar Athlete of the Year" for 2005-2006 following voting by senior athletic administration and head coaches.
- Alexander Diener, assistant professor of geography, published "Homeland as Social Construct: Territorialization Among Germans and Koreans in Kazakhstan" in Nationalities Papers vol. 34, no. 2, 2006.
- Gordon Lloyd, professor of public policy, led a discussion of the Federalist Papers at the first meeting of the Great Ideas Conversation program at Pepperdine's Drescher Graduate Campus.