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Winter 2023

Volume 15   |   Issue 1

City skyline at sunset

Pepperdine experts offer their thoughts on how technology can—and can’t—improve the urban experience

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Across industries, founders are innovating in extraordinary ways simply by asking, “What’s the problem?”

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Find out what books Pepperdine University’s faculty members at all five schools are poring over outside the classroom.


Race car driver Sam Schmidt looking off into the distance

A debilitating accident will not slow down Sam Schmidt (’86, MBA ’87)

Pepperdine University student-athletes

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, female student-athletes past and present share how they have been shaped by Pepperdine Athletics

people huddled in Uganda

Far from home, Seaver College students experience life in a different context through a new pilot program in Uganda

A child and an adult on bicycles silhouetted against a desert sunset

An Academy Award–winning alumnus and a screen arts professor lead two Pepperdine students on a documentary project in purposeful storytelling

A watercolor illustration of Earth

Foreign policy scholar Kiron Skinner brings her commitment to the value of a liberal arts education to the School of Public Policy 

Pepperdine Malibu campus under construction

A look back at the early milestones that shaped the development of the Malibu campus

Pepperdine alumnus Mike Norfleet (’15, MA ’17, PsyD ’21)

Mike Norfleet (’15, MA ’17, PsyD ’21) shares observations about life for female inmates and the critical issue of their mental health care



Inside Voices

"Adoption and Faith: Trusting God with Unresolvable Questions" by Zachary Luben

Pepperdine People

Kelsey Knox, Archivist for Special Collections and University Archives

Campus Notes

Editor's Letter


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