News

July 2012

Alum Karl Benjamin dies at 86
Los Angeles Times
Born Dec. 29, 1925, in Chicago, Benjamin began his college education in 1943 at Northwestern University but dropped out the same year to enlist in the U.S. Navy. At the end of his military service, in 1946, he moved to California and resumed his studies at what is now the University of Redlands.

Bulldog football team to participate in charity drive
Redlands Daily Facts
University of Redlands football coach Mike Maynard and his Bulldog staff will join more than 9,000 coaches from over 500 schools nationwide to support the Coach To Cure MD program on Sept. 29, when the Bulldogs host Occidental College at 7 p.m.
Redlands players will be participating by donning patches on their sleeves during the squad's SCIAC opener in order to help raise awareness of Duchene muscular dystrophy.

O.C. has more hiring hot spots, report says
Orange County Register
Orange County's 7.9 percent June unemployment rate was not only the lowest in Southern California, but hiring is accelerating in more parts of the county than in previous months, according to analysis by University of Redlands economists.

Brian Silva ’00 named executive director of Marriage Equality USA.
marriageequality.org

Los Angeles sees job growth, but African Americans struggle
KPCC-FM - Online
The University of Redlands Institute of Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA), part of the business school, has just released a study showing that the unemployment situation is improving in Los Angeles County , as well as in other areas of California. However, ISEA call the improvement "patchy." Obviously, with unemployment in California and the L.A. region running significantly higher than at the national level, any progress is welcome progress.

University of Redlands opens doors to high school art students
Redlands Daily Facts
A dozen Inland Empire high school students and recent graduates got hands-on art training at the collegiate level this week.
"We had been wanting and talking about doing this for at least 10 years," Penny McElroy, a professor of art at the University of Redlands, said Friday. "The idea was to bring our neighbors in."

Surge of new jobseekers fuels sharp rise in Inland Empire unemployment rate
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
The Inland Empire's jobless rate rose nearly one full percentage point in June but economists say it was because more people entering the work force rather than there being more unemployed.

EDUCATION: Blaming teachers is wrong approach
Press-Enterprise
Hours before San Bernardino decided to file for municipal bankruptcy last week, I attended an Educational Justice workshop at the University of Redlands. Bankruptcy got top billing.

Redlands couple will celebrate 60th anniversary
Redlands Daily Facts
They met in September 1948 at the University of Redlands where Bill, a U.S. Navy veteran, was studying sociology and psychology under the G.I. Bill. Madeleine was pursuing her Master of Arts degree in English literature.

Olympic mathlete
Recordnet.com, AP
James Graham will realize his Olympic dream thanks to his ingenuity. The Pacific water polo coach will conduct statistical analysis for the United States national team at the London Games beginning July 29, utilizing a software program he created and developed in the past eight months. Graham was a mathematics major as well as a standout in the pool at the University of Redlands and had long believed a marriage of his two passions could yield meaningful data for coaches.

BANNING: New high school principal takes the reins
Press Enterprise
Newton, 55, of Redlands, has been in education for 28 years. A University of Redlands graduate, he was an English and choir teacher until he moved into administration in 1997. Most recently, he was principal of a middle school in Victorville.

Redlands teens aim and fire at training academy
Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino Sun
The teens were part of the Redlands Emergency Services Academy, or RESA, a 10-day training activity open to recent grads interested in a career in emergency services held every July. Some of those activities were held on the University of Redlands campus.

Mayor points to three key areas to focus upon in the coming year
Redlands Daily Facts
Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar delivers an address at the University of Redlands on Wednesday. He said Redlands needs to invest in three primary areas to move the city ahead.

Lugonia Elementary Students set for Geography Kids Camp
Patch.com
Instructors will use Esri’s ArcGIS Explorer Online to help fifth- and sixth-grade students learn more about Geographic Information Systems.

Education addressed at University's Summer Institute
Redlands Daily Facts, SB Sun, Press Telegram, Pasadena Star News
REDLANDS - David Berliner, a professor of education emeritus at Arizona State University, addressed the crowd of educators, school administrators and students from all levels Tuesday at the University of Redlands' Orton Hall.

Inside Higher Ed: New Presidents and Provosts
Ralph Kuncl, provost and executive vice president at the University of Rochester, in New York, has been chosen as president of University of Redlands, in California.

REDLANDS: Leadership for Educational Justice Conference set
EDUCATION: Speaker to discuss poverty, school achievement
Press-Enterprise
The University of Redlands School of Education and its Center for Educational Justice will host the eighth annual Summer Institute on Tuesday, July 10, at the University’s Orton Center.

Bulldog football camp stresses contact, proper technique
Redlands Daily Facts
REDLANDS - Don't talk about, be about it. That's the motto University of Redlands football coach Mike Maynard espouses on the sidelines, and it's a maxim by which he runs his Southern California Bulldog Football Camp.

REDLANDS: Ten appointed to public benefit task force
Press-Enterprise
Charlotte Burgess, vice president and dean of student life and Timothy Krantz, environmental professor, were appointed to a committee this week to guide Redlands officials on spending money that may become available for parks and open spaces.

Petaluma picks outsider as new police chief
Petaluma360.com
Redlands alum and FBI national academy graduate Patrick Williams chosen as new police chief for Petaluma.

Shall We Pollute the Moon and Stars?
Mountainonline.com
The wayward light bounces around the water vapor and dust in the lower atmosphere, resulting in a glow that shuts out the night sky. "It's a big ping pong game up there," says Tyler Nordgren, a physics professor at California's University of Redlands and author of Stars Above, Earth Below. "Most of that light gets filtered back down to the ground."

Redlands 4th of July celebration includes parade, fireworks
ABC-TV
Video of holiday activities, including the University of Redlands!

Inland foster teens participate in summer academy
Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Breeze
Inland foster teens create solar-powered cars at University of Redlands as part of the Summer Success Academy.


Quiet the Mind
meditation room

The University’s Meditation Room opened in 2007 and is one of the first “contemplative classroom” spaces in the country.

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