Research Symposium Offers Live Lab Demos

Student researchers Danielle Costa, Tyler Salinas and Sarah McGough work with Dr. Tim Van Haitsma to evaluate student Jae Ferrin

More than 30 student researchers who worked on 13 projects during the summer with professors in the fields of biology, chemistry, kinesiology, mathematics and psychology will explain their findings on Friday, Sept. 30, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Winter Hall Rotunda. The Celebration of Summer Research, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, is free… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Explore U.S.-Turkey Relations

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Şuhnaz Yilmaz, visiting professor at UCLA with appointments at the Luskin Schools of Public Affairs and Innovation, examines the complicated relationship between the United States and Turkey in a talk Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 3:15 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. “Challenges to Turkish-American Relations in a Turbulent Middle East,” co-sponsored by the… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Global Peacemakers

Jon Huckins

Jon Huckins, co-founding director of the Global Immersion Project, explores the importance of cultivating everyday peacemakers through immersion in global conflict on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The lecture, “Global Peacemaking as Discipleship: Lessons from Welcoming the Stranger,” is free and open to the public. Huckins works… [Continue Reading]

Film, Talk to Expose Border Challenges

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Westmont’s Reel Talk series explores the difficult issues associated with immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in Adams Center room 216. Following the film, “Who Is Dayani Cristal?” there will be a panel discussion with five Westmont faculty and staff members who took part in a U.S. Border Immersion Faculty… [Continue Reading]

Panel Talk to Explore ‘What is Gender?’

Dr. Meredith Whitnah

Amanda Sparkman, assistant professor of biology, Sameer Yadav, assistant professor of religious studies, and Meredith Whitnah, assistant professor of sociology, examine the ways gender might be defined in their respective disciplines on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. “What is Gender?” co-sponsored by the gender studies program and… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Electoral Law, Constitution

Derek Muller

Derek Muller, associate professor of law at Pepperdine University, examines the historical and legal perspective of electoral law in a Constitution Day lecture Monday, Sept. 19, at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. “From Adams v. Jefferson to Trump v. Clinton: Elections and the Framers’ Constitution,” funded by the John Templeton Foundation… [Continue Reading]

Chapman Explores Immigration in Britain

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Alister Chapman, a British expat who serves as professor of history at Westmont, offers his European perspectives on how immigration has changed the continent Monday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture, “Immigration: The Best Thing for Britain Since Sliced Bread?” is… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Comb ‘Sustainable Beekeeping’

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Paul Cronshaw, president of the Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association, explores the critical ecological importance of bees in agriculture at a lecture Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 3:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Founders Dining Room. “Sustainable Beekeeping 101,” the first lecture in Westmont’s Sustainability Speaker Series, is free and open to the public. The Santa Barbara Beekeepers help… [Continue Reading]

Talk Examines Self-Affirmation, Prejudice

Dr. David Sherman

David Sherman, professor of psychological and brain sciences at UC Santa Barbara, explores how self-affirmation, the act of reflecting upon core values, can reduce prejudicial behaviors and mitigate their effect Friday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Winter Hall’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall (Room 210) at Westmont. The Natural and Behavioral Sciences Lecture, “Threats and… [Continue Reading]

Talk to Examine Civil Rights Tragedy

Dr. Dave Tell

Westmont alumnus Dave Tell ’98, associate professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas, explores the emergence of commemorations for the life of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American teenager who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955. “The Emmett Till Memory Project,” sponsored by the Erasmus Society Lectureship endowment, is free and open to the… [Continue Reading]