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2016 Feinberg Lecture: Robin Wright

One of the nation’s most accomplished journalists, Robin Wright has reported from more than 140 countries on six continents for the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Time magazine, and many others. Her foreign tours include the Middle East, Europe, Africa and several years as a roving foreign correspondent worldwide. She has covered a dozen wars and several revolutions. Until 2008, she covered U.S. foreign policy for The Washington Post.

Kim Thomas Interdisciplinary Lecture

From Runnymede to the Swansea & Mumbles: Exploring the Great Divergence
Gary W. Cox
William Bennett Munro Professor in Political Science
Abstract: In the last generation, interest has surged in explaining the
Great Divergence - the process by which per capita incomes in Western
Europe grew vastly over the 19th century, while per capita incomes
elsewhere remained largely flat. The puzzle can be illustrated by

Gravitational Waves: Discussion and Demonstration

Earlier this month gravitational waves were detected by Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory a century after Einstein predicted them. Want to know what gravitational waves are and their significance? Professor Zorba will be giving a presentation and a demonstration which will explain what happens when two black holes collide. There will be food, fun and physics. 

Whittier Law School Names Interim Dean

John K. Fitzgerald, attorney, alumnus, and legal educator, steps into post

Whittier Law School has appointed John K. Fitzgerald as the Interim Dean, effective March 1, 2016. Fitzgerald replaces Penelope Bryan who is stepping down as the Dean of Whittier Law School, a role she has served since 2009.

Poet Basketball Celebrates Centennial with Reunion and Win Over Cal Tech

Men's Basketball CentennialIn honor of their 100th season, the Poet men’s basketball team hosted 100 Poet alumni back on campus to be part of the Centennial Celebration held at the Graham Athletics Center (GAC) on February 13. As part of the activities, fellow Poets and former teammates took part in a special luncheon where they reminisced about their time with the basketball team and shared stories with new and old friends.

Creating Classroom Buzz in the Age of Common Core

Associate Professor of Education Ivannia Soto has co-authored the article "Creating Classroom Buzz" published in the February issue of Language Magazine where she and co-authors Whittier College Adjunct Professor Kent Besocke and South El Monte High School English teacher Danny Magaña explore academic oral-language development and literacy in English Language Learners.

High-Tech Happy Hour + Presentations


Join us for our another evening of presentations and discussion about technology in the classroom, featuring information from Whittier College Faculty and recipients of DigLibArts grants.