News and Events
News & Events Recap
- The School of Law symposium titled "The Rookie Year of the Roberts Court & A Look Ahead," was held at the School of Law's Odell McConnell Law Center and the entire program was taped for the C-SPAN program America & the Courts.
- Roy Adler, professor of marketing, signed a book contract with CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) to publish University Marketing Mistakes. The book contains 50 case histories from universities across the country and is due to be completed at the end of 2006.
- Dan Caldwell, distinguished professor of political science at Seaver College, was the keynote speaker for the fall meeting of foreign scholars sponsored by the U.S. Fulbright Commission at Southern California colleges and universities. Scholars from more than twenty countries attended the dinner at UCLA, where he spoke about the 2006 midterm elections.
- Dennis Lowe and Emily Scott-Lowe, Pepperdine marriage and relationship specialists, gave the keynote address, “Bring Out the Best in Your Marriage,” at the National Engaged Encounter Convention in Houston, Texas.
- Kenneth Starr, dean of the School of Law, appeared in a one-hour CNN documentary on the judicial branch and how it has become a target of political and ideological attacks.
- Robert Chandler, communication division chair at Seaver College and Blanche E. Seaver professor of communication, coauthored "Current State of Pandemic Disaster Preparedness" in Disaster Recovery Journal with Dr. J.D. Wallace, and Dr. W.T. Coombs. The article reports the results of a survey investigating the status of national readiness in the public and private sectors for the threat of a pandemic, including an avian influenza pandemic.
- Joseph Loconte, distinguished visiting professor at the School of Public Policy, participated in a four-day debate on President Bush and evangelicals in The New Republic with Amy Sullivan of Washington Monthly.
- Robert Chandler, communication division chair at Seaver College and Blanche E. Seaver professor of communication, was the featured speaker at the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Continuity Planners meeting. He presented a lecture on "Integrity Continuity: How to Avoid Ethical Misconduct Disasters."
- Sam Lagana, assistant vice chancellor of athletics, was the featured speaker at the annual kickoff conference for the Special Olympics of Southern California (SOSC) “Law Enforcement Torch Run.” Invited by the CEO of SOSC, Lagana presented “The Development Game – It’s All About Relationships!” on engaging participation for event fundraising to SOSC staff, administration, volunteers, and leaders in law enforcement.
- Reyna Garcia Ramos, assistant professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, spoke to a distinguished panel of superintendents, members of the state department of education, and Senator Jack Scott about English Learner Issues and the implications of federal legislation No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has on this population of students.
- Pepperdine University’s School of Law, home of The Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, was recently awarded the world’s largest collection of materials on conflict resolution by the American Arbitration Association (AAA).
- Michael Engle (B '06, SC), was awarded a Fulbright scholarship by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to study psychology in Nepal.
- Duane and Kelly Roberts of Laguna Beach endowed Pepperdine's first dean's chair with a generous seven-figure gift to the University. The Roberts' generosity endowed the chair of the dean of Pepperdine’s School of Law currently held by Kenneth W. Starr.
- Pepperdine University's Heroes Garden was recognized in a one-of-a-kind exhibition of a Living Memorials Project titled, 'Land-markings: 12 Journeys Through 9/11 Living Memorials', which documented September 11, 2001, memorial sites in the United States. The exhibition, located within the Federal Hall National Memorial in New York City, was a multimedia production sponsored by Parsons The New School for Design, The New School's Tishman Environment and Design Center, and the USDA Forest Service.