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  • Whittier College Awarded Grant from Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment | Whittier College
    to explore economic development and environmental sustainability in China and its border regions The support from the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment LIASE will help Whittier meet two main objectives increase the capacity of faculty within the Global and Cultural Studies program to teach about critical environmentally oriented topics affecting China and the region and expand the use of such academic content across the curriculum of both the College and Whittier Law School The funding from the Luce Foundation is a great opportunity for Whittier College to unite our many environmentally oriented and Asian studies activities that are already underway within the curriculum said President Sharon Herzberger Our goal with this grant is to create a program that will achieve a synergy previously not possible and thus significantly advance the education of our students on issues related to Asia and the environment two incredibly important and growing global themes Activities will be run out of Whittier s Center for Environmental Sustainability and include new interdisciplinary course and module development courses linked with Chinese universities advanced language learning opportunities faculty and student exchanges consultation with experts from Asia and from the U S who specialize in the region travel to China and Burma the development of specific community based learning projects in rural and urban areas in Asia and the continued meeting of Whittier faculty s Working Group on Asian Studies and the Environment LIASE is intended to challenge undergraduate institutions to create fresh entry points for engagement with Asia within and beyond the walls of the classroom said Helena Kolenda Program Director for Asia at the Luce Foundation It aims to bring Asia specialists and non specialists together to enrich the study of the region broaden literacy about Asia among new constituencies on college campuses and inspire ideas for future work and study on pressing issues of the 21st century and we are delighted to have Whittier College as a new member of the LIASE grantee network Whittier s LIASE Working Group will take part in the creation of three courses two at Whittier and one at Nanjing University Law School in China and three course modules two taught concurrently at Whittier and at Chinese or Burmese universities and one taught at Whittier by an instructor from Huaqiao University These courses that will examine sustainable development in three geographic areas Hong Kong and its environs rural Yunnan and Burma via a multi disciplinary approach Leading this program is Whittier Professor Robert Marks an internationally recognized scholar in this area most recently for his book China Its Environment and History 2012 He heads the Working Group of 15 faculty members who have come together from across a full spectrum of academic fields including environmental science and studies modern languages and literatures history business biology chemistry sociology religious studies education film and law The Henry Luce Foundation www hluce org was established in 1936 by the late Henry R Luce co founder and editor in chief of Time Inc

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  • 2013 Honors Convocation | Whittier College
    STEP UP Vicki Mercado Pepperdine University REU in Biology Mario Obando UC Irvine Summer Research Fellowship Tiffany Reyes Texas A M REU in Image and Signal Analysis Carlee Shults NSF HERO Program Clark University Graduate School of Geography Udall Scholarship Melanie Joanne Pong nominee Whittier Fellowship for Underrepresented Students in the Sciences Juan Carlos Garcia Samantha Rodriguez Yao Yuan Sze Fellowship in Kinesiology Alexa Wright WHITTIER AWARDS IN PROSE POETRY PROSE First Place Jessica Miller Allen s Day Off Second Place Elizabeth Reitzell Peaches on Adderall Third Place Victor Vargas 3 Fables and a Resurrection POETRY First Place Jessica Miller Fragments of Now Second Place Harriet Enenmoh Blackholes Third Place Carsen West Brother Sister Honorable Mention Harriet Enenmoh Maybe Jessica Miller Inside a Bottle Elizabeth Reitzell If Man Reads Braille then She is Mute and He is Blind DEPARTAMENTAL AWARDS HUMANITIES DIVISION ART AND ART HISTORY Outstanding Students in Studio Art Davis Gerber Katie Jenkins Moses Outstanding Student in Art History Elizabeth Dollmeyer ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE Outstanding Graduates in English Joshua De Bets Christina Gunning Charlotte San Juan Scholarly Writing Prizes in English First Place Joshua De Bets On the Lips of Whispering Men The Quest for Authority and Truth in Lord Jim Second Place Christina Gunning What do We Do With the Children Victorian Attitudes towards Childhood in Treasure Island and Peter and Wendy Third Place Jessica Miller Dangerous Dualisms in H G Wells The Island of Dr Morea u First Year Student Writing Prizes First Place Rachel Tegenkamp Sugar SPICE and Everything Nice Ingredients to Blending Feminism and Pop Music Second Place Collin McDowell H O B B I T A Comprehensive Plan for Preventing Genocide Third Place Katherine Lazo Choice of Eternity HISTORY Outstanding Graduates in History Mario Obando Gema Ramila Stephen Santos Meghan Wolf Paul Moore 68 and Allison Moore Smith Teaching Scholarship Recipients Hannah Colvin MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES The Martin Ortiz 48 Award for Academic Excellence in Spanish Erin Bartholomew Jessica Meza The Tara Molloy Service and Leadership Award in Spanish Lizeth Felix Sanchez Outstanding Student in Chinese Joseph Larrea Outstanding Student in French Sheila Sierra MUSIC Outstanding Performance in Music Marisol Gomez Crystal Lam Outstanding Creativity in Music Kelli Miyahira Jillian Ralls Outstanding Potential in Music Michael Willrich Outstanding Leadership in Music Xenia Arriola Outstanding Scholarship in Music Anna Cornejo Stella Gordon PHILOSOPHY Outstanding Students in Philosophy Jessica Miller Natalie Smythe RELIGIOUS STUDIES C Milo Connick Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Religious Studies Martin Palacios THEATRE AND COMMUNICATION ARTS Outstanding Student in Theatre Veronica Love DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS NATURAL SCIENCES DIVISION BIOLOGY Outstanding Students in Biology Natalie Hole Margaret Steele Outstanding Contribution to the Biology Department Manuel Cruz Outstanding Contribution in Research Hena Garcia Natalie Hole Akosua Nkwantabiisa CHEMISTRY The W Roy Newsom Award in Chemistry Carolyn Mukai Pedro Perez Undergraduate Research Award in Chemistry Miles Kubota Gustavo Quintana ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Outstanding Graduate in Environmental Science Amanda Edwards ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Outstanding Graduate in Environmental Studies Amber Orozco MATHEMATICS Pyle Mathematics Prize Outstanding Graduate

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/2013-honors-convocation (2016-01-26)
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  • Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Sonia Nazario Will be the 2013 Whittier College Commencement Speaker | Whittier College
    Sonia Nazario Will be the 2013 Whittier College Commencement Speaker On 31 Jul 2013 By admin 0 Comments Thursday April 11 2013 Award winning journalist Sonia Nazario will give the keynote address at Whittier College s 110th Commencement Ceremony on Friday May 17 9 a m in Memorial Stadium on the Whittier College campus During the event at which approximately 360 undergraduate and graduate students are expected to receive their degrees Nazario will also receive an honorary degree from the Whittier College faculty a doctorate of humane letters L H D Nazario is best known for her national bestselling book Enrique s Journey The Story of a Boy s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother which tells the true story of an Honduran boy s struggle to find his mother in the United States Enrique s Journey first appeared as a series in the Los Angeles Timesand won more than a dozen awards including the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2003 the George Polk Award for International Reporting the Grand Prize of the Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Guillermo Martinez Marquez Award for Overall Excellence Expanded into a book Enrique s Journey became a national bestseller won three book awards and was required reading for all incoming freshmen at nearly 60 universities and dozens of high schools nationwide At Whittier the book was widely read by the class of 2013 in preparation for a visit to campus by the author in 2009 Nazario has spent 20 years reporting and writing about social issues most recently as a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times She has won numerous national journalism and book awards and has been named among the most influential Latinos by Hispanic Business magazine and a trendsetter by Hispanic

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  • The Glass Menagerie to Come to Life at Whittier College | Whittier College
    Housing Food Health Exercise Sustainability Student Support First Year at Whittier News Events Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News The Glass Menagerie to Come to Life at Whittier College The Glass Menagerie to Come to Life at Whittier College Monday March 18 2013 The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams runs from April 24 through April 27 at 8 p m and April 28 at 2 p m in the Studio Theater of the Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts 6760 Painter Ave Whittier CA 90608 General Admission is 15 and 9 for students and seniors For additional information directions or to purchase tickets call 562 907 4203 or visit www shannoncenter org Tennessee William s American classic tells the story of the Wingfield family through the eyes of the play s protagonist Tom Wingfield The Glass Menagerie brings to life Tom s memories and accounts of life with his mother Amanda and sister Laura The story that Tom shares with the audience touches on importance of memory binaries between past and present and accepting reality Through striking visual images and dialogue The Glass Menagerie paints a complex family portrait This production features an all student cast and is directed by Katie Liddicoat Instructor of the Theater and Communication Arts department at

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/the-glass-menagerie-whittier-college (2016-01-26)
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  • Steve Martin Play to be Staged at Whittier College | Whittier College
    Events Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Steve Martin Play to be Staged at Whittier College Steve Martin Play to be Staged at Whittier College Monday February 25 2013 Picasso at the Lapin Agile will come to the Whittier College stage March 6 9 at 8 p m and March 10 at 2 p m in the Robinson Theater of the Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts 6760 Painter Ave Whittier CA 90608 General Admission is 15 and 9 for students and seniors For additional information directions or to purchase tickets call 562 907 4203 or visit www shannoncenter org Picasso at the Lapin Agile is a play written by Steve Martin in 1993 It features the characters of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso who meet at a bar called the Lapin Agile Nimble Rabbit in Montmartre Paris It is set on October 8 1904 and both men are on the verge of an amazing idea Einstein will publish his special theory of relativity in 1905 and Picasso will paint Les Demoiselles d Avignon in 1907 when they find themselves at the Lapin Agile where they have a lengthy debate about the value of genius and talent while interacting with a host of other characters This production features an all student

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/picasso-at-the-lapin-agile (2016-01-26)
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  • Dean's List Fall 2012 | Whittier College
    Dean s List honors if he or she earns a 3 70 grade point average GPA while completing a full time course load 12 units in the fall and spring terms Alyssa Adame Ameena Ahmed Brianne Ahn Anthony Akkawi Steph Alcala Cristina Alcaraz Krystal Anderson Aiko Araki Matthew Aranda Amanda Argueta Xenia Arriola Rosalie Atkinson Taylor Ayres Katherine Back Charlotte Bailey Becca Baker Nikil Balakrishnan Jonathan Barber Dana Barraco Erin Bartholomew Alexandra Bassett Grace Battista Lily Baxter Edward Beckerman Derek Blankenship Amanda Blazey Jordan Boeder Talya Breen Dana Brems Thomas Brook Mackenzie Brown Ramon Bueno Julianne Bull Alyssa Canchola Stephanie Carmona Marguerite Castaneda Kristen Chikami Erica Clifford Hannah Colvin Casey Connorton Halley Cook Anna Cornejo Ian Cromwell Sara Czworniak Miriam De Dios Joseph De La Torre Breann De Santiago Josh DeBets Christina Dedios Nicholas Delgado Eleanor Demis Justin Dennis Katryna Dillard Nanahene Djan Elizabeth Dollmeyer Amanda Edwards Brianna Esparza Laura Freeze Karlo Galvez Lauren Gelgur Sophia Genovese Gregorio Giorgi Maximilian Goldman Angelica Gonzalez Anne Goodman Stella Gordon Bo Gould Courtney Grana Sam Granberry Jonathan Gregg Nicholas Guerrero Christina Gunning Jose Guadalupe Gutierrez Priscilla Gutierrez Galvan Kimberley Hallsted Adrienne Hamada Kathryn Harrold Mark Hausmann Brittany Hedderson Moses Frederik Hejgaard Zoe Hemenway Marcus Hensing Isaiah Hernandez Gavin Herr Eric Hinwood Lauren Ho Natalie Hole Jennifer Huchim Grant Humphreys Rachel Inouye Alison Jackman Kathryn Jenkins Moses Corey Jensen Alexandra Jimenez Andrew Jimenez Brenda Juarez Alexa Kallen Dane Kawamoto Bryce Keen Bryson Kihara Jennifer Killian Michelle Kilpatrick Heidi Koeger Sarachristine Koffi Vishal Kolar Takuo Koyama Kelsey Kwong Jessica Laycock Emily Le Tammy Le Nicole Leon Austin Li Amanda Lindemann Rosemary Llewellyn Robert Loakes William Lovely Adam Lubliner Randy Lukas Alberto Luna Gudmundur Magnusson Scott Margiotta Joel Marin Jessica Martin Ashling Massoumi Liam McAloon Samantha Mellano Alyssa Mendez Albert Mercado Sabrina Mercado Vicki Mercado Cristine

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/deans-list-fall-2012 (2016-01-26)
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  • Feinberg Lecture 2013: Dr. Deborah Lipstadt | Whittier College
    Giving Alumni In This Section News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Feinberg Lecture 2013 Dr Deborah Lipstadt Feinberg Lecture 2013 Dr Deborah Lipstadt Monday January 21 2013 Dr Deborah Lipstadt a member of the prestigious American Academy of Jewish Research will be the 2013 Feinberg Lecture speaker on Wednesday March 13 at 7 00 p m in the Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts 13406 Philadelphia Street Whittier CA 90608 Lipstadt is an internationally prominent historian of the Jewish Holocaust and a staunch advocate for preservation of its critical place in world history Lipstadt has played a central role in legal and political cases involving Holocaust denial most famously in David Irving v Penguin Deborah Lipstadt A presidential appointee to the U S Holocaust Memorial Council Lipstadt also served as historical consultant to the related Museum helped design its section on American response to the Holocaust and chaired the Museum s educational and academic committees Lipstadt is a former member of the U S State Department Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad charged with advising then Secretary of State Madeline Albright Among various honors for her work Lipstadt was selected by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs to receive the distinguished Albert D Chernin Award given to an American Jew whose work best exemplifies the social justice imperatives of Judaism Jewish history and the protection of the Bill of Rights particularly the First Amendment Lipstadt currently serves as the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta and directs the website HDOT org Holocaust Denial on Trial She is a frequent expert commentator for the news media including outlets such as NPR the BBC New

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/feinberg-lecture-2013 (2016-01-26)
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  • Whittier College Writers Festival 2013 | Whittier College
    Jonathan Lethem The festival runs from February 7 11 Readings and performances will take place in the Ruth B Center for the Performing Arts 6760 Painter Ave Whittier CA Whittier College To reserve tickets or for more information contact the Shannon Center 562 907 4203 or www shannoncenter org The Writers Festival is being sponsored in part by the Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts the Center for Collaborations with the Arts the Department of English Language and Literature and with generous funding from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation Thursday February 7 5 6 p m Craft Talk 7 00 p m Performance Julian Sands will open the festival with a one man production of A Celebration of Harold Pinter a play directed by John Malkovich Harold Pinter often read a portion of his poems for a women s shelter in St Stephen Walbrook Church in London When his voice was silenced by an illness Julian Sands began to read his poems as long as time was spent between Harold and himself in order to rehearse Pinter wrote twenty nine plays twenty one screenplays and directed twenty seven theartre productions Sands performance shall bring together Pinter s work on both poetry and theatre After Mr Sands performance there will be a Q A session Sunday February 10 7 00 p m Concert An Evening with Suzanne Vega Noted in the early 1980s Suzanne Vega was one of the top figures in the folk music revival due to her brilliant songwriting She is labeled as folk or neo folk when playing her acoustic guitar Her voice is described as a cool dry sandpaper brushed near whisper that releases a deep emotion and power Vega grew up in Spanish Harlem and in New York City on the Upper West Side

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