September 2011

Nader encourages community involvement in University of Redlands lecture
Redlands Daily Facts
The people who are going to solve America's problems were in the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel on Thursday night, consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader told that packed room.

Ralph Nader says exercise civic freedoms
Press Enterprise
Ralph Nader and his sister Claire brought a proposal for community activism to Redlands on Thursday evening, encouraging their audience to exercise their civic freedoms.

Assemblyman Cook to run for Derry's seat
Long Beach Press Telegram, San Jose Mercury News, Daily Bulletin
Assemblyman Paul Cook, R-Yucaipa, has announced his run for the San Bernardino County 3rd District Supervisorial seat now held by Neil Derry. Cook, of Yucca Valley, will face off with Derry and Highland resident James Ramos, tribal chairman of the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians. Cook has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Redlands.

Student activities promote environmental care
Redlands Daily Facts
A handful of students worked and learned at the University of Redlands Campus Community Gardens Wednesday as a part of Green Week. When you grow your own ingredients, it reduces your negative impact on the environment.

University of Redlands serves up local food challenge
Redlands Daily Facts
The lunch menu may not have seemed unusual at first glance. Meatloaf, grilled tri-tip, and vegetable soup are probably served in many university cafeterias.

Mission historians will discuss impacts of music in early California
Daily Bulletin, Pasadena Star News
The history forum will be moderated by John Macias, San Gabriel Mission parishioner and historian and will feature Dr. James A. Sandos, Farquhar Professor of the Southwest at the University of Redlands and scholar Patricia Sandos.

Life of ex-RCC coach Fages to be honored
Press Enterprise
Family and friends of Al Fages will gather Thursday in Riverside to honor a man who devoted his life to mentoring and shaping athletes and coaches in Inland Southern California. He played football for the University of Redlands in 1947 and '48, started his coaching career at Hemet...

Ralph Nader to speak at University of Redlands
Highland Community News
Nader’s focus on community supports the mission of the University of Redlands to inspire civic involvement and leadership among its students. Community service is a key part of the University’s DNA, with students donating more than 100,000 service hours last year. As a result, the University of Redlands won the Presidential Award for Community Service as one of the top three schools in the nation and was recently named in the top 20 universities for “Public Good” by Washington Monthly.

New videos from NAC&U members on YouTube (
Redlands’ Banta Center Director Releases New Book
Featured Campuses: NAC&U’s newest members 

Playing Favorites
Time Magazine, Oct. 3, 2011 issue
Author and University psychologist Catherine Salmon weighs in on "Playing Favorites"—the cover story on the Oct. 3, 2011 issue of Time Magazine. "There is not a parent on the planet who would admit to favoring a beautiful child over a less beautiful one, but scientists aren't constrained by the same pretense of impartiality. Long-standing bodies of work point to humans' deeply wired bias for the lovely over the less so—in the family, in the workplace and certainly in the dating market. It's part of what psychologist and sibling expert Catherine Salmon of the University of Redlands in California calls the 'general heuristic that things that are attractive are healthy and good and smart.' "
Subscribers to Time Magazine can read "Playing Favorites" online.

Survivors speak out against sexual violence
Redlands Daily Facts
Someone in the United States is sexually assaulted every two minutes. Sixty percent of rapes go unreported. Statistics like these were written in chalk on sidewalks throughout the University of Redlands campus as part of Alpha Xi Omicron's sponsored RAINN Day.

Retired professor hitting 11,000-day running streak
Redlands Daily Facts
The last day Ben Dillow, retired Dean of Special College Programs and professor of Speech at the University of Redlands, did not run was August 18, 1981.

Slow Food readies for fall
Redlands Daily Facts
At the last potluck of the summer on Friday at Olive Avenue Market, Slow Food Redlands founder Stephanie Georgieff and others gathered Friday evening to share their food, like locally made eggrolls, arugula salad with local onions and beets, and an apple compote made from Oak Glen apples.

REDLANDS: University names new endowed chair
Press Enterprise
University of Redlands economics professor Johannes Moenius has been appointed to the new William R. and Sue Johnson Endowed Chair of Spatial Economic Analysis and Regional Planning in the university's School of Business.

Redlands: Ralph Nader to focus on communities
Press Enterprise/AP
The next Redlands Forum will feature prominent consumer advocate, author, and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader. Along with his sister and social scientist Claire Nader, he will look at what defines a community…

 Space junk from Satellite won't hit U.S.
Orange County Register
A bigger worry is an increasingly crowded low-Earth orbit, said Tyler Nordgren, an astronomer and associate physics professor at the University of Redlands. “You’ve got dead rockets, dead satellites, paint chips, old pieces of spacecraft up there,” he said. “They’re going to start running into each other as space gets more and more crowded.” Those pieces of space junk — about 22,000 tracked by the United States — could place astronauts at risk on the International Space Station, he said.

SATELLITE: Look out for a piece of space junk
Press Enterprise
"It has got solar panels and it's flying through space and it is beginning to drag through the earth's atmosphere," said Tyler Nordgren, a physics and astronomy professor at the University of Redlands. "It can start tumbling and turning."

More than Half of NAC&U Members Named Military-Friendly Schools 
Arcadia University, Drury University, Hamline University, North Central College, Pacific Lutheran University, The University of Scranton, University of Evansville, University of Redlands School of Business, Wagner College, and Westminster College have been named as 2012 Military Friendly Schools by G.I. Jobs magazine. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. 

University of Redlands Announces Endowed Chair 
Dr. Johannes Moenius was appointed as the William R. and Sue Johnson Endowed Chair of Spatial Economic Analysis and Regional Planning at the University of Redlands.

President's Intelligence Adviser Featured Speaker at The University of Houston Law Review's Annual Frankel Lecture
WDAM Channel 7
Zelikow is an associate dean for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia. A former trial and appellate attorney in Houston, he holds a B.A. from the University of Redlands, a J.D. from the University of Houston, and a Ph.D. and M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Inland Harvest marks milestone
Redlands Daily Facts
Inland Harvest of Redlands on Sunday celebrated facilitating more than 21 million pounds of food to agencies that feed the hungry. The organization, founded and still led by Barbara Wormser, is celebrating its 21st anniversary this month. The first donation was from the University of Redlands, and the first recipient was the Redlands Salvation Army.

Nader to discuss community at Forum
Redlands Daily Facts
In a community as well loved as Redlands, a lecture on the importance of building communities may not seem needed. But Ralph Nader begs to differ. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29, at the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel.

Sexual assault topic of presentation
Redlands Daily Facts
Sexual assault activist Donna Foor will speak at 7 p.m. tonight in the Orton Center at the University of Redlands, 1200 E. Colton Ave. Her talk, titled "Things That Ought To Bother You," is part of Alpha Xi Omicron's Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) awareness week.

Scuba Diving Improves Function of Body, Mind in Vets with Spinal Cord Injury
Health News
Johns Hopkins researchers find ‘dramatic’ results in small preliminary study A small group of veterans with spinal cord injuries who underwent a four-day scuba- diving certification saw significant improvement in muscle movement, increased sensitivity to light touch and pinprick on the legs. The study was the brainchild of Cody Unser.

California job market remains anemic
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin,
The University of Redlands' geographic analysis of employment trends shows that what hiring exists has become more evenly spread through California. University economist Johannes Moenius, however, said there is far from enough business investment to lead the kind of hiring that would signify recovery. "We're still actually working through the past recession," he said. "While companies sit on a pile of cash they could invest, they're not ready to put it down."

DeFelice earns Fulbright award
The Californian
Joseph Matthew DeFelice was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Germany to teach English as a second language. DeFelice is a 2011 graduate of the University of Redlands. He earned a bachelor's degree in global business and also is the recipient of the Edison International Public Award Scholarship and the J. Norman & Ann C. Naylor Presidential Scholarship.

Breitbart Accuses Left of Using Race Card
Loma Linda Patch
Conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart told some 400 people, many of them Tea Party members, that those on the left are portraying them as bigots to scare others away from the movement.

INLAND: U.S. News ranks local colleges
Press Enterprise blog
Other local schools were ranked in the western region. On that list, University of Redlands ranked highest, coming in at 11th. Cal State San Bernardino improved its score from last year, rising from 22nd to 18th. California Baptist University was listed at 46th.

Redlands in the NAC&U

Redlands in Top 20 for 'public good' in Washington Monthly
Washington Monthly rates schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

U of R holds ceremony to reflect on events on Sept. 11
Redlands Daily Facts
In the early light of dawn at the University of Redlands on Sunday, a small crowd gathered in a circle around two candles placed on tables outside Memorial Chapel, to reflect on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. The two candles, each symbolizing one of the World Trade Center towers that fell, flickered in the cool air as about 30 people lit their own candles from the two tiny flames.

A gloomy outlook for I.E. housing market
San Bernardino Sun
The Inland Empire's housing market is likely to stay flat while prices decline in Orange County, according to a recent University of Redlands analysis. The school's Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis released the report, which in San Bernardino County analyzed prices in Ontario, San Bernardino and Redlands.

Local leaders respond to president's jobs plans
Redlands Daily Facts, Long Beach Press Telegram
Indeed, by giving employers a "tax holiday," it "gives the till more money," said Johannes Moenius, director of international business initiatives for the University of Redlands' School of Business.

Will It Work?
Daily Beast
Economics Professor Dorene Isenberg explains what works and what doesn’t about President Obama’s job-creating plan.

INLAND: Stuffed animals, cellphones among college freshmen must-haves
Press Enterprise
Stuffed animals and cellphones led the way as items that incoming University of Redlands freshmen couldn't leave home without as they moved into dorms for the 2011-12 school year last week.

Redlands Forum to start new season
Redlands Daily Facts
Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader is scheduled to speak Sept. 29, at the Memorial Chapel, along with his sister Claire. The two will discuss building communities as ways to create democracy, well-being and happiness.

Psychologist dispels myths about middle children
Catherine Salmon may be the best friend a middle child ever had. Salmon, 42, is a psychology professor at the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif.

Survey gives snapshot of freshman class
Redlands Daily Facts
Thirty-eight percent of University of Redlands incoming freshman showed up with at least one stuffed animal.

PROFILE: Hatfield's business almost as old as Detroit's
Press Enterprise
Hatfield Automotive is still doing it 98 years later. William Hatfield, the third generation to run the downtown dealership, is still selling Buick and GMC vehicles, sometimes to the grandchildren of the people who bought them from Bert. Hatfield holds a bachelor's degree in political science and government from the University of Redlands.

Medical Marijuana Inc. Announces Update On Management Team and Board of Directors
Wire services
Chief Financial Officer- Rob Plomgren Mr. Plomgren has been a leader in the financial services arena since 1982. He is a managing partner of Cost Segregation Services Inc. of California, a premier cost segregation firm. Previously, Rob was Managing Director of Galen Capital Group, LLC, a health care merchant bank, from 2002 through 2004. He attained his CFP designation in 1986 and has held series 24 and 7 securities licenses. Rob received his BA and MS from the University of Redlands.

Bilingual Babies' Vocabulary Linked to Early Brain Differentiation
Wire services
Co-authors of the study are Maritza Rivera-Gaxiola, formerly a UW research scientist; Cherie Percaccio, a postdoctoral researcher and Lindsay Klarman, a research technician at the UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences; Barbara Conboy, an assistant professor at the University of Redlands; and Harriett Romo, director, and Sophia Ortiz, assistant director, of the Child & Adolescent Policy Research Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Redlands council focuses on honoring country, its troops
Redlands Daily Facts
The theme of the event is "remembrance, reflection and renewal," the staff report said.
It is set to feature the Fourth of July band, a choir comprised of the three high schools, reflections from Mayor Pete Aguilar, Haws, University of Redlands President James Appleton and Fire Chief Jeff Frazier, who was among the first emergency responders in New York.

Dr. Philip Zelikow, Appointee for Member, President's Intelligence Advisory Board
Chicago Sun-Times
Dr. Philip Zelikow is the Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia. From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Zelikow served as Counselor of the Department of State. From 2003 to 2004, he was Executive Director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the "9/11 Commission"). Dr. Zelikow was a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board from 2001 to 2003. From 1991 to 1998, he was an Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard. Dr. Zelikow was a career Foreign Service Officer from 1985 to 1991 and was detailed to the White House as Director for European Security on the staff of the National Security Council from 1989 to 1991. He taught for the U.S. Navy, at the Naval Postgraduate School, before entering the Foreign Service. A former trial and appellate attorney in Houston, he holds a B.A. from the University of Redlands, a J.D. from the University of Houston and a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Families: Stuck in the middle?
The Star
But Catherine Salmon, co-author of The Secret Power of Middle Children, says siblings stuck in the middle need not be bound by such stereotypes. “Middle-borns do get less parental attention,” she explains. “But whether that truly is a negative or not — and we argue that it probably is not — there are benefits of that for middles.

Redlands event celebrates international literature
Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino Sun, Long Beach Press-Telegram
Harriet Blume, a retired University of Redlands professor, spoke about French literature.

Rah Rah Redlands celebrates maroon and grey
Redlands Daily Facts 
A sea of maroon and grey flooded the Ted Runner Stadium at the University of Redlands on Saturday as the Town & Gown held its third annual Rah Rah Redlands.

Living on the Fault Line
The Atlantic
"The Southern California public's lack of readiness is quite rational," a report from the Policy Research Center at the University of Redlands said early this year. "The threat is too uncertain in its impact and timing to command a high priority with people, especially since they face more pressing life demands which justify higher costs and yield higher immediate benefits. Just as people accept the risk of driving a car in order to gain the freedom it allows, many residents may also consider the earthquake threat an 'acceptable risk' in light of the benefits of living in Southern California."

Are middle children the best poised to succeed?
The parental neglect, whether real or perceived, can turn children into independent, well-adjusted and empathetic adults who know how to negotiate and keep the peace at work, in their relationships and with their own kids, write Catherine Salmon and Katrin Schumann in their new book The Secret Power of Middle Children.

Bulldog Football
Cardinals stunned in last minute of opener
Naperville Sun, Sun Time
Win particularly big for Maynard
San Bernardino Sun
Redlands Opens Season with Comeback Victory
Loma Linda Patch
Redlands rallies past No. 4 North Central
Press Enterprise

Redlands welcomes class of 2015
Redlands Daily Facts
The University of Redlands held its Freshman Move-In Day Thursday, welcoming hundreds of students from all over the state and across the country. It was a day that many college students look forward to and parents dread at the same time, especially when it comes to saying goodbye to loved ones.

The University has a long tradition of encouraging and supporting study abroad.

More than 47 percent of Redlands undergraduates participate in study abroad programs.

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