Calendar of Events - January 2011

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 $5.00. No fee is charged for program attendance only. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center

January Program Chair - Art Sutton

January 4 – “Update on the Union Pacific Railroad in 2011”

Speaker  – Lupe C. Valdez
Lupe Valdez, Director of Public Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad, was formerly with the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC) and MTA. She has experience in planning for future rail lines and the light rail subway systems in Los Angeles. She also served as Deputy Executive Officer for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) in Diamond Bar. She currently is a member of the Board of Directors for the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, Commerce Industrial Council, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation. She grew up in Lincoln Heights, in Northeast Los Angeles and attended local schools. She continued her education at the University of Southern California where she earned both a B.A. degree and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Introducer: Hal Durian
Fellowship: Ray Lockhart

January 11 – “Prospects for Peace in the Middle East”

Speaker – Andrew Winnock
Andrew Winnock, a Professor at California State University Los Angeles, has lectured and written widely on the Israeli – Palestinian conflict.  He has been a regular consultant to Bethlehem University in Palestine, traveling often to Israel and the West Bank. He has served on the research staffs of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors in Washington and of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and is the president of the American Institute for Progressive Democracy. He has held faculty positions at U.C. Santa Barbara, Antioch College, Central State University in Ohio and Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany. He earned a B.A. in mathematics and economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Introducer: Mel Boynton
Fellowship: John Najarian

January 18 – “The Claremont School of Theology and the University Project”

Speaker – Jerry D. Campbell
This talk will expand on a recent Time Magazine article, “Interfaith U. A theology school's push to train pastors, rabbis and imams under one roof,” about the Claremont School of Theology University Project. Rev. Dr. Jerry D. Campbell, President, Claremont School of Theology, is an ordained Elder of The United Methodist Church. He has a long career in the administration in theological schools and higher education. He has served on accreditation review teams for the Association of Theological Schools, and serves as a commissioner of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). He has published nearly 40 articles and book chapters and has given over 70 invited addresses on educational, administrative and theological topics. He earned his B.A. from McMurray College, M.Div. from the Duke University Divinity School, M.S.L.S from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. from the University of Denver.
Introduction:  John Najarian
Fellowship: Georgia McManigal

January 25 – “Green Valleys, the Future of Jobs and Livability in the Inland Empire and San Gabriel Valley”

Speaker – Michael Woo
Michael Woo, Dean of Environmental Design at Cal Poly, has a unique background in public service, community involvement, and urban planning.  He was the first Asian American elected to serve on the Los Angeles City Council.  In 1993 in the election for Mayor of Los Angeles, he lost to Richard Riordan. He serves on numerous civic boards and agencies. Reflecting his growing interest in the relationship between climate change and environmental design, Woo's recent special assignments include an appointment from the California Air Resources Board to the Regional Targets Advisory Committee (RTAC), and an invitation from the Urban Land Institute to co-chair a study panel on the economic impacts of Senate Bill 375. A native of Los Angeles, Woo earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his Master of City Planning degree from UC Berkeley. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Introduction:  Art Parker
Fellowship: George Stoneback
Birthdays: Mel Boynton

December 28 – No Meeting because of the Holiday Season


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

Past Programs: - Jan 2010 - Feb 2010 - Mar 2010 - April 2010 - May 2010 - June 2010 - July 2010 - Sept 2010 - Oct 2010 - Nov 2010 - Dec 2010

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