Calendar of Events

University Club programs are open to the public and are held Tuesdays at noon in the Padua Room of the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont, California. A full buffet lunch, beginning at 11:45 AM, is available for $12.00. For those who wish to come only for coffee and dessert, the fee is $6.00. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center

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May Program Chair: Art Parker

May 6 – “Tough Choices for California’s Water Future

Speaker – Heather Williams, Associate Professor of Politics, Pomona College

In this time of drought, everyone’s talking about water in California. Beyond acute current shortages, though, big
questions remain. Can a state government – charged with facilitating growth, respecting long-time users, and moving
water from where water is plentiful to where people are plentiful – actually achieve water reform for a hotter, dryer
21st century? This talk will address some of the issues California faces with respect to its great Delta system, the
transport of water from Northern to Southern California, and the state of its aquifers, giving special attention to the
controversies generated by proposals for large-scale water infrastructure and for large-scale water reform. Dr.
Williams earned a B.A. from Amherst College and M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale.

Introduction: Ed Ansell
Fellowship: Art Parker
Greeters: Doug MacKenzie, Ellen Litney

May 13 – “A New City Emerges Out of the Desert

Speaker – Ray Bragg

Oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia in 1938 and they have been pumping it out of the ground ever since. Next came
the discovery and collection of natural gas. With these new seemingly endless wealth streams, the Saudis have
become world economic players. By the mid 1970s, though, the ruling family began to contemplate the future of their
kingdom once the oil and gas finally ran out. They realized that they needed to develop industries in all parts of the
kingdom, and that might mean the development of new cities as well. Ray Bragg spent six years in Saudi Arabia as
part of a multi-national team advising the Saudi Royal Commission on the design, construction, and operation of a
new city located on the Red Sea. A new University Club member, Ray earned a B.S. from Cal Poly Pomona and a
master’s degree from Cal State Fullerton. After working for R.M. Parsons Engineering on the Saudi Arabia project, he
worked as the Redevelopment Director for the City of Fontana. He is currently a consultant for public agencies.

Introduction: Rizek Abushar
Fellowship: Jim Martin
Greeters: Pat Kelly, Art Parker

May 20 – “The San Andreas Fault and the Great California ShakeOut”


Speaker – Kathleen Springer, Senior Curator of Geological Sciences, San Bernardino County Museum

Kathleen Springer will show that our region straddles the mother of all faults, the mighty San Andreas Fault. This
giant gash that slices through California is the boundary between two of the largest tectonic plates on the planet,
which in turn makes our area one of the most geologically active regions in North America. The ShakeOut scenario, a
hypothetical earthquake designed by scientists to show what will happen when a major earthquake strikes southern
California, is intended to raise earthquake awareness and to motivate preparedness. The San Bernardino Museum is
committed to be southern California’s nexus for earthquake science and earthquake preparedness information. Ms.
Springer has been leading geologic and paleontologic investigations throughout southern California, Arizona and
Nevada for over 19 years. Her efforts have led to the recovery and preservation of thousands of significant fossils.

Introduction: Gary Miller
Fellowship: Larry Wicksted
Greeters: Nancy Magnusson, Milt Wilson

  May 27 – ““Interreligious Theological Education for a Multi-Faith World”


Speaker – Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan, President of Claremont School of Theology

Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan became President of Claremont School of Theology last July. He will talk about
interreligious theological education for a multi-faith world. Before coming to Claremont, he was Dean of the Drew
Theological School. He also has also been on the faculty of the School of Religion at Berkeley. Dr. Kuan is originally
from Malaysia and is a United Methodist pastor. Since 2008, he has served as vice president of the board of directors
of the United Methodist Church General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

Introduction: Doug MacKenzie
Fellowship: Art Sutton
Greeters: Larry Wicksted, Jeanne Kennedy
Birthdays: Yolanda Leha


Bulletin Committee Members: David Sonner, Opanyi Nasiali, and Roya Ardelan

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