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Summer 2016

A High-Impact Institution

By Lee Kats Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives Frank R. Seaver Chair of Natural Science Professor of Biology  Professor of Biology Often when I interview prospective faculty members, I inquire if they know higher education terminology, and specifically if they are familiar with “high-impact practices.” It should not …

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Pepperdine Celebrates 2016 Commencements

Pepperdine recently hosted commencement ceremonies for the Graziadio School of Business and Management, School of Public Policy, Seaver College, School of Law, and Graduate School of Education and Psychology. At the Graziadio School of Business and Management commencement, which took place April 16, an honorary Doctor of Business degree was …

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Pepperdine Alumnae Receive Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Two recent Seaver College graduates have joined the elite rank of Fulbright Scholars—one of the most prestigious scholarly awards worldwide. Danielle Claypool (’16) and Lauren Haberstock (’16) will be using their Fulbright awards to travel internationally to begin their journey as English teaching assistants (ETA) in the fall. Claypool, who …

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Weisman Museum Hosts David A. Leffel Art Exhibition

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University had on display an art exhibition entitled David A. Leffel: The Mastery of Light—A Retrospective, from May 14 through August 7, with a special opening reception to meet the artist on May 14. The exhibition was the first major retrospective …

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Craig Detweiler Named Variety’s Education Mentor of the Year

Craig Detweiler, professor of communication and creative director of the Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Culture at Pepperdine University, was selected as Variety’s Education Mentor of the Year in the magazine’s “2016 Education Impact Report.” Both the nomination and win were a complete surprise to Detweiler, who credited the recognition …

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