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Claremont Graduate University's guide to the Week That Was and Will Be

February 20–27, 2017

Be sure to check the CGU Events page for a complete listing of all events.
Convenient links to some CGU and CUC services are posted at the end of the Bugle.
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Events, Activities, and Workshops

Monday, February 20
No Events Scheduled

Tuesday, February 21
Being Black in White Spaces (lecture and speakers)
Burkle 12 (1021 N. Dartmouth Ave.)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join featured panelists as they discuss their experiences as black administrators, faculty members, staff personnel, and students in predominantly white spaces and advise others on how to successfully navigate academic spaces across disciplines. This event is open to the entire Claremont University Consortium. more»

Writing Under Pressure Workshop (workshop)
McManus 35 (170 E. 10th St.)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Though we like to stress the importance of starting a writing assignment early, completing multiple drafts over the course of several weeks, and ultimately finishing up our final draft with time to spare, the writing process rarely goes this smoothly. This workshop will focus on specific strategies and approaches towards starting (and finishing!) the writing assignments that accumulate over the course of the semester. This workshop will cover strategies for writing in a limited time frame. more»

Fragmented Schooling (lecture)
Broad Performance Space, Scott Hall, Pitzer College
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
"Fragmented Schooling: Transnational Perspectives on the Educational Pathways of Indigenous, Undocumented and Deported Mexican Youth"
William Perez is a professor of education at Claremont Graduate University. His research focuses on the social and psychological processes associated with academic success and higher educations access among immigrant, undocumented, indigenous and deported students in the U.S. and Mexico. more»

MFA Thesis Show Reception (art reception)
Art Building (251 E. Tenth Street)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Joey Zheng's and Chein Tai's MFA thesis exhibits are on view February 20–24, with gallery hours M-F from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Join us for the reception on Tuesday, February 21 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. more»

Wednesday, February 22
Renee Cox (Atlantic Lecturer, Visiting Artist Lecture Series) (lecture)
Art Building | Space 126 (251 E. 10th St.)
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
One of the most controversial African-American artists working today, Renee Cox has used her own body, both nude and clothed, to celebrate black womanhood and criticize a society she often views as racist and sexist. This event is open to the public. more»

Thursday, February 23
Scientific Writing: Incorporating Evidence Workshop and Webinar (online workshop)
McManus 35 (170 E. 10th St.)
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Join us if you have questions about scientific writing! In this workshop, we will discuss incorporating relevant evidence in the scientific writing process to strengthen claims. The workshop will cover selecting evidence, citing references, and developing data commentary. more»

CGU Alumni Speaker Series: Andrew Dorantes (special event)
CGU President's House (709 Harvard Ave.)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (networking)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (presentation)
Please join us for an evening of networking and presentation from our guest speaker, Andrew Dorantes. Overcoming the Odds: Faculty Mentorship and Resiliency. Join Dorantes, vice president for administration and finance of Harvey Mudd College, for an inspiring talk about his transition from first-generation college student to finance professional, educator, and PhD scholar. The School of Educational Studies alumnus will discuss the invaluable mentorship and pivotal experiences that shaped his identity, as well as tools you can use to create your own success story. more»

Friday, February 24
Leading at the Edge of Chaos
A one-day program for public safety leaders
CGU | DTLA (1933 S Broadway, 7th Floor, Los Angeles)
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Leadership training at the confluence of science and wisdom.
The workshop will offer powerful frameworks and skill building, grounded in contemplative practices, to support a leader's capacity to return to balance, regulate challenging emotions and find clarity and focus amidst distraction and occupational trauma. Participants will train in performance through the gateway of awareness and compassion. more»

Career Planning for International Students (workshop)
Burkle 12 (1021 N. Dartmouth Ave.)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Informative discussion on resources you can use in your job search and preparing to interview US style. Refreshments will be served. Register on Handshake.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Botany Seminar (lecture)
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (1500 N. College Ave.)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Please join us for a talk on "Project Baseline: A seed bank to study plant evolution" by Heather E. Schneider, PhD, Rare Plant Biologist, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. This event is open to the public. Please check in at the Kiosk and tell admissions staff that you are here for the seminar. You will be admitted at no charge. Out of respect for seminar speakers and to limit disruptions, guests of the Botany Seminar Series will not be admitted to the Garden after 4:10 pm. more».

Grading Strategies (Free Preparing Future Faculty Workshop)
Burkle 26 (1021 N. Dartmouth Avenue)
4:00 pm – 6:50 pm
This workshop explores strategies to develop a student-focused grading plan that helps students to improve mastery levels from one assignment to the next. (Facilitator: Chase Way) more»

Saturday, February 25
Drucker School Information Session (information session)
Burkle Building (1021 N. Dartmouth Ave.)
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for a Saturday morning information session to learn more about the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. We will cover degree options, the admissions process, fellowship opportunities, student life, and how our students impact the world through the Drucker school of thought.
Breakfast items will be provided. This info session will cover the Drucker MBA, Executive MBA, and Master's in Management degree programs.
We hope to see you here! RSVP

Sunday, February 26
No Events Scheduled

Monday, February 27
Public Health Talks (lecture)
Burkle 12 (1021 N. Dartmouth Ave.)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
CGU School of Community and Global Health, SCGH Student Association, and Delta Omega Honorary Society - Delta Epsilon Chapter present Public Health Talks, a speaker series of public health professionals. Steve Steinberg will present "Peer Services and Recovery from Mental Illness." more»

Understanding Learning and Motivation (free PFF workshop)
Burkle 26 (1021 N. Dartmouth Ave.)
4:00 pm – 6:50 pm
This workshop introduces you to useful learning and motivation theories. From this we derive fundamental pedagogical principles we can use to design and facilitate learning. (Facilitator: Chase Way) RSVP

It Never Rains (Except When It Does!): Drought and Deluge in the Making of Southern California (tour/lecture)
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This talk will be given by environmental historian Char Miller and is based on his most recent work, "Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream" (2016). $10.00 Students with ID and Garden Members, and $15.00 for the Public. Register online.


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Mark Your Calendars

March 13-17 • Spring break
March 31 • Cesar Chavez Day


Vosburg Seminar and Essay Contest
Claremont Chaplains wish CGU students have a chance to participate in this awarding program with their academic and personal essays on "Religion, culture, politics, and power."

Deadline for essay submission is 12:00 pm on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
Seminar Dates & Time: March 8 & 29 (Weds), 2017 (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)
Essay Award and Reception: April 8 (Wed), 2017 (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm)
Email Submission to:
If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Dr. Leon Wood by email or phone: (909) 621-8685.

Transdisciplinary Dissertation Award
The Transdisciplinary Studies Program invites doctoral candidates who are advanced to candidacy and are within 18 months of expected graduation. These awards recognize students who are using transdisciplinary methods in their research in innovative, creative, and compelling ways.
Note: Students may apply for both the CGU Dissertation Award and the Transdisciplinary Dissertation Award, but may receive only one award. Criteria specific to transdisciplinary research will be applied to the assessment of applicants for the T-award.
Applications are due by noon (Pacific time) Friday, April 7, 2017.
Questions? Contact Andrew Vosko.

Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services
Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS) is committed to promoting psychological wellness for all students served by the Claremont University Consortium. Their well-trained team of psychologists, psychiatrists, and post-doctoral and intern therapists offer support for a range of psychological issues in a confidential and safe environment.

For more information, contact MCAPS by phone (909.621.8202) or click here to visit their web page.

Admissions Events

Do you know someone interested in a CGU academic program? Invite them to attend an upcoming admissions event. See a full list here.

Doctoral Dissertation Defenses

CGU policy requires that all dissertation defenses be announced to the campus community with a minimum of one week's advanced notice. Defenses are a public event for our academic community and guests are welcome. Questions about a specific defense should be referred to the academic department.

March 3, 2017 – Alexis Alabastro, Candidate PhD Psychology
Reacting to Social Deviance: Integrating the Black Sheep Effect and the Leniency Contract
Dissertation Committee Chair: William Crano
Location/Time: Burkle 24, 8:00 am

March 9, 2017 – Maria Leonor Cadena, Candidate PhD Cultural Studies
The Maya for Sale, Negotiating Mayaness
Dissertation Committee Chair: Eve Oishi
Location/Time: Treasurer's Conference Room, 9:00 am

March 23, 2017 – Andrew Carico, Candidate PhD Religion
Rhetorician in Chief: President Obama's Popular Leadership and American Constitutionalism
Dissertation Committee Chair: Joseph Bessette
Location/Time: Balitzer Board Room, 10:00 am

March 28, 2017 – Au Vo, Candidate PhD Information Systems and Technology
Design and Assessment of an Insurer-Centric Spatial Accessibility to Healthcare
Dissertation Committee Chair: Yan Li
Location/Time: ACB 220, 10:00 am

April 18, 2017 – Jennifer Flenner, Candidate PhD Mathematics
Deep Non-Negative Matrix Factorization
Dissertation Committee Chair: Blake Hunter
Location/Time: Math South Conference Room, 3:00 pm



Monday–Thursday: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday–Sunday: Closed
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New Videos/Galleries

  • News From Harper Hall With Jacob Adams, Interim President of Claremont Graduate University view video
  • Artists Talk: LA Legends, with Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Ed Moses, and Ed Ruscha view video
  • Mindfulness and Leadership with Jeremy Hunter and Howard Behar view video
  • The Stanley and Gail Hollander collection comes to Claremont Graduate University view video
  • The Moral Arc with Virgil Roberts view video
  • A Talk With Author and New York Times Columnist Thomas L. Friedman view video
  • Deborah Rugg describes new opportunities for students at the Claremont Evaluation Center-NYC
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  • Fifth Annual Poetry Reading & Art Show October 7, 2016 view video

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CGU News & Features

Keep up with news coverage about CGU in the News section of the university's website.

  • AWARD: Psychology Professor William Crano was named the 2017 recipient of the Social Responsibility Award by the Western Psychological Association. more»
  • EDUCATION: SES alumnus and Antioch College President Tom Manley is developing alternative sources of revenue for his institution. more»

William Crano

William Crano has devoted his career to promoting social justice through research and advocacy, especially in the areas of drug abuse and disease prevention.

  • SPEAKER: Landmine survivor and 1997 Nobel Laureate Jerry White to give February 28 Tuesday Talk on "How to Stop Killing in the Name of God." more»

  • TRENDS: Employment of industrial-organizational psychologists is expected to grow at an accelerated rate through 2024. more»

Jerry White

Jerry White's activism has put a spotlight on the plight of hundreds of thousands of civilian landmine victims. He was one of the leaders of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.

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