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 $14.00. For those who wish to come for program attendance only, the fee is $4.00. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center

April Program Chair - Mel Boynton

April 5th - "New Research on Eyewitness Identification: It's Even Worse than you Thought"

Speaker – CGU Professor Kathy Pezdek

Dr. Kathy Pezdek is Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean at Claremont Graduate University, where she directs the Ph.D. program in Applied Cognitive Psychology.  Dr. Pezdek’s extensive research has focused on the study of eyewitness memory and she is an internationally-known expert witness in the area of eyewitness identification.  She has served as the Editor of the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, and has been on the Editorial Board of several other journals.  Dr. Pezdek has her Bachelors Degree from the University of Virginia as well as a Masters and Ph.D in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts.   She has dozens of published books and articles on the subject of eyewitness testimony and memory. 

Introducer: Larry Scheetz

Fellowship: Jim Bull

April 12th - "City of Claremont Update"

Speaker – Claremont City Manager Jeff Parker

Jeff Parker has been Claremont City Manager since December of 2005 and has overseen the city's staff and operation during challenging financial times and the adoption of the 2009 comprehensive General Plan.  His professional experience includes serving as the city manager of Walnut, where he helped create a general fund reserve of $20 million and developed a facility master plan and a community communication program. Prior to that, he served as the city manager of Patterson for four years and has also worked for the cities of San Juan Capistrano and Poway. Mr. Parker has a Master of Public Administration degree from California State Long Beach and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Introducer: Gene Smith

Fellowship: David Sonner

April 19th - "Mark Twain's Other Woman: The Hidden Story of His Final Year"

Speaker – Pitzer President Laura Trombley

Laura Skandera Trombley is the fifth president of Pitzer College.  She is a noted Mark Twain scholar and in March 2010 completed her fifth book, Mark Twain's Other Woman: The Hidden Story of His Final Years, published by Knopf. The paperback edition will be issued this month. In addition to her books and dozens of scholarly articles on Mark Twain, President Trombley is also widely published on issues affecting US higher education. Before joining Pitzer College, she was professor of English at SUNY Potsdam.  President Trombley earned her bachelors and masters degrees from Pepperdine University. She earned her PhD in English from USC. Under her leadership, Pitzer’s academic and co-curricular programs have been enhanced with an infusion of research and awards funding for faculty and students, and the establishment of several new academic centers and majors.  Since her arrival as president, Pitzer College has received more Fulbright Fellowships per 1000 students than any other college or university in the US. In 2010 eleven percent of the graduating class was awarded Fulbright Fellowships.

Introduction: Jeanne Kennedy

Fellowship: Gail Sparks

April 26th - “The Big Short - from Michael Lewis’s book of the same title: the many factors that coalesced to create one of the biggest financial disasters in history"

Speaker – Gould Asset Management President Don Gould

Donald P. Gould, president and chief investment officer of Gould Asset Management LLC, will talk to us about “The Big Short,” from Michael Lewis’s book of the same title, about the many factors that coalesced to create one of the biggest financial disasters in history. Mr. Gould has spent more than 25-years in the asset management business. In 1985, he founded the Huntington Funds, a group of innovative, globally oriented mutual funds based in Pasadena, California. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1993 upon its acquisition of the Huntington Funds. At Franklin Templeton, Mr. Gould was president and portfolio manager of the Franklin Templeton Fund Allocator Series, a group of three actively managed global asset allocation funds. He also served as managing director of Templeton Worldwide, Inc. and was responsible for overseeing the establishment of asset management companies in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Cape Town, South Africa. Mr. Gould earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Pomona College in 1979 and an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1981. Since 2002, he has been an adjunct professor of finance at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management of the Claremont Graduate University. He has served on numerous non-profit boards.

Introduction:  Michael Fay

Fellowship: Bob Swan

Birthdays: TBD


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

Past Calendars: - Jan 2011 - Feb 2011 - Mar 2011

Ideas for good program? Contact Bob Smith, Program Committee Chair  909 625-4344