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Visiting scholar Qian Song-Ling of the La Fetra College of Education discusses “A ‘KPRC’ Model of K-12 IT Curriculum Development: Focus on Information Sociology” Tuesday in the Presidents Dining Room. The lecture focused on the similarities and differences in education in China and the United States. Song-Ling also talked about ways K-12 schools in this country can improve their use of technology in education. / photo by Conor Holahan

China leads education

Visiting scholar Qian Song-Ling of the La Fetra College of Education discusses “A ‘KPRC’ Model of K-12 IT Curriculum Development: Focus on Information Sociology” Tuesday in the Presidents Dining Room.

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Performing “I’m a Rolling Stone” by The Sonics, David Flaten, professor of theatre arts, begins his lecture “‘Less Attitude, More Gratitude’: La Verne Theatre” Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room. In his lecture, Flaten reminisced over his years at La Verne, sharing stories of old performances and teachings that made his experience memorable. By sharing his gratitude, Flaten ended the meeting having the whole room sing along to “Bring Flowers” by Malvina Reynolds. / photo by Janelle Kluz

Last lecture is musical

Performing “I’m a Rolling Stone” by The Sonics, David Flaten, professor of theatre arts, begins his lecture “‘Less Attitude, More Gratitude’: La Verne Theatre” Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room.

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Assistant Professor of Public and Health Administration Nikki Shipley explains current living conditions for chronic and newly homeless people on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Once homeless people get off the streets, they can begin to take care of themselves, including focusing on finding work and taking charge of their health care, Shipley said. Shipley’s talk, “There’s No Place Like Home:A Model for Reducing Homelessness,” Tuesday was part of the weekly faculty lecture series. / photo by Janelle Kluz

Professor dispels myths about homeless

Audience members filled out surveys identifying their role models, important people in their lives, and activities that are important to them and possessions that hold value for them. Nikki Shipley, assistant professor of public and health administration, instructed everyone to cross out one item on each list.

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Professor of History Kenneth Marcus responds to a student question during his talk on “Schoenberg and Hollywood Modernism” in the President’s Dining Room Tuesday. The lecture was interactive, with questions posed to the audience, and a variety of music samples. /photo by Cierra Boess

Marcus discusses exiled composer

Professor of History Kenneth Marcus talked about a European Jewish composer who fled Nazi Germany and settled in Los Angeles during his presentation “Schoenberg and Hollywood Modernism,” at noon Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room as part of the faculty lecture series.

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