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$6 million grant will boost STEM

Associate Professor of Biology and Director of La Verne Experience Kat Weaver, the Office of Sponsored Research and a team of faculty members received a Title III – Hispanic Serving Institution grant of $6 million from the Department of Education to help Latino students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematic fields.

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Jack Meek, professor of public administration, presents his lecture “Metropolitan Systems and Networks as Complex Adaptive Systems” Monday in the President’s Dining Room for the faculty lecture series. Following Meek’s lecture, Kevin Marshall, professor of law; Marcia Godwin, associate professor of public administration; and David Chappell, associate professor of physics, contributed to the topic by explaining rules for innovation, innovative cities and complex patterns. / photo by Emily Bieker

Los Angeles studied as a complex web

Jack Meek, professor of public administration, discussed the issues of complex systems in cities and analyzed his recent research on the topic in the faculty lecture “Metro­politan Systems and Networks as Complex Adaptive Systems” Monday in the President’s Dining Room.

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Associate Professor of Physics David Chappell explains entropy in the form of a tree chart at a joint faculty lecture with Provost about entropy Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Chappell said entropy is important to enable an organization to function properly. / photo by Uyen Bui

Entropy at work

Associate Professor of Physics David Chappell explains entropy in the form of a tree chart at a joint faculty lecture with Provost Greg Dewey about entropy Monday in the President’s Dining Room.

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Sciences granted $250k from Fletcher Jones

What once appeared as inexplicable phenomena – such as how snowflakes are formed or why stars form certain patterns in the sky – will be explained through math and physics now that the University of La Verne has been awarded a $250,000 grant to fund a Complex Dynamical Systems Laboratory.

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