Ian Lising, associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, reflected on the societal effects of spin doctoring as per his book published this year, “The Spin Doctrine: Communicating Belief, Truth and Fact,” during a talk Tuesday before students and faculty in the Howell Board Room.
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The best of the best performed a variety of music, showcasing different styles of vocals and various instrumentalists at the annual Best of La Verne performance on Sunday.
Rafael Liebich, adjunct professor of piano, performed with violinist Alex Russell and soprano Ariel Pisturino Sunday in Morgan Auditorium Most of the pieces Liebich performed were composed by French composer Claude Debussy, who wrote poetry along with his compositions.
The Andrés Espinoza Band, a Cuban band, performed “Crossroads” and livened up the night with a Latin flair that incorporated instruments which conducted deep, rich tones consisting of the bass, trumpet, saxophone, congas, piano and drums.
Jay Jones, professor of biology and biochemistry, told roughly 25 people to reconnect with nature, reinvest in quality education and reduce the excessive use of palm oil Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room.
Grace Xia Zhao, assistant professor of music and artist-in-residence, chose highly personal pieces for her piano recital, “All Things You Are,” Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. The performance was part of the music department’s Sundays at the Morgan concert series.
Donations from Trustees, alumni, students and other supporters of the University helped raise $907,000 at the annual Scholarship Gala, Saturday in the Sheraton Fairplex conference hall. The night kicked off with a reception where select students, and guests mingled and snacked on hors d’oeuvres.
Joella Jean Mahoney, professor of art emerita and founder of the University’s Department of Art, died in June at age 84 in Sedona, Arizona.
Campus and community arts events for the week of April 28, 2017.
The Chamber Singers and the University Chorale performed renditions of traditional and modern holiday songs Sunday at the La Verne Church of the Brethren.