Research Symposium

The fourth annual Summer Student Technology and Research Symposium (STARS), a showcase of student research, was held Sept. 6. Click here to read more and to view photos.

Big Read

WesternU is joining the city of Pomona and other sponsors to once again bring the joy of books to the public. This year, the Pomona Big Read pays homage to detective fiction, highlighting Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon.”

The kick-off event for the fifth annual Pomona Big Read will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at WesternU’s Health Education Center, 701 E. Second St., Pomona, Calif. and will feature a Classic Noir panel moderated by “Los Angeles Noir” author Denise Hamilton. Raymond Chandler biographer Judith Freeman, Ross Macdonald biographer Tom Nolan, and Julie Rivett, granddaughter of “The Maltese Falcon” author Dashiell Hammett, will join in this tribute to noir literature.

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PCC Outreach

Dr. Rucha Mehta, Dr. Cynthia Kudlik and Dr. Jarrod Shapiro teamed up to represent the Patient Care Center to the Senior Companion Program Members at La Verne’s Community Center on Thursday, Sept. 8. Their time and involvement will help reach out to hundreds of senior citizens through this organization.

From the College of Allied Health Professions:

Charitable Quilts

CAHP Executive Assistant Lorraine Halverson, who has won several awards for her creative quilts, donated a quilt titled “Whimsical” for a fundraising event benefiting the Inland Hospice Association in Claremont on Sept. 11, 2011. Inland Hospice Association’s services are provided free of charge to its clients, their family members and other caregivers.

She donated a quilt titled “Field of Gold” for a fundraising event benefiting the Child Development Center at Fairplex and the University of La Verne Child Development Program. This event, “Launching Lives and Dreams Together,” is being held on Sept. 29, 2011 at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel. Patron opportunities are available by calling 909-865-4207.

She has also donated a “Live your Dream” quilt for the California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA) State Conference silent auction being held on Sept. 24, 2011.

From the College of Pharmacy:

Kudos on accomplishments

Congratulations to Dr. Karl Hess and his current resident, Dr. Christal Pham, for publishing the following article: Hess K, Pham C. APhA Ask the Experts: Risk for Guillain-Barre Syndrome with Influenza Vaccination. Available at Posted online Aug. 26, 2011.

From the Office of University Student Affairs:

Kudos on accomplishments

Director for University Student Affairs Michelle Emmert recently earned her EdD degree from UCLA. Her dissertation was based on pilot testing of an innovative interprofessional education assessment strategy with second- and third-year WesternU students.

From the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences:

Kudos on accomplishments

Vanessa I. Graff, MSMS ’12, has been awarded a grant of 600 Euros by the DFG (German equivalent of NSF) to present the preliminary results of her research at the 2nd International Workshop on Sauropod Dinosaur Paleobiology, Dec. 9-11, at the University of Bonn, Germany. The grant is one of only a dozen awarded to graduate students worldwide. The Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences will also support her travel to Germany. Vanessa’s research is on comparative anatomy of the neck in crocodiles, dinosaurs and birds.