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

There will be no meetings on December 31 due to the holiday

  Janary Program Chair: Art Sutton

January 7 – “Hoover Dam Reinvented

Speaker – Howard Lum, P.E., S.E., Facilities Design Team Manager, Metropolitan Water District
National Geographic Channel created a documentary called “Man-made: Hoover Dam Reinvented,” challenging a
team of engineers to answer how they would build Hoover Dam from scratch today. As one of the panel experts
and a star of the documentary, Mr. Lum will review the historic construction of Hoover Dam and talk about how
it would differ if it had to be built today. Mr. Lum earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of
Wisconsin, Madison, and his M.S. in Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics at the University of
California, Berkeley. He is a Registered Professional and Structural Engineer, and has over 20 years of design and
construction experience. He is currently Facilities Design Team Manager for the Metropolitan Water District.

Introducer: Larry Wicksted
Fellowship: Pat Kelly
Greeters: Doug MacKenzie, Ellen Litney

January 14 – “Arab Spring – Regime Change and Women’s Participation in Decision-Making

Speaker – Dr. Fatima Sadiqi, Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Cal Poly Pomona

Women were present in the street demonstrations that accompanied the Arab Spring. However, women's rights
seem to have been marginalized after the revolutions. Dr. Sadiqi will share her insights about the Arab Spring and
women’s rights. She is a scholar in gender studies and linguistics at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fes
City, Morocco. Currently, she is a Fulbright scholar in residence at Cal Poly Pomona. In the past, she has had a
Harvard fellowship, been appointed by UN Secretary General Kofi Anan as a member of the UN Council for
Development Policy, and has been appointed by the king of Morocco as a member of a board of culture.

Introducer: Sam Mansour
Fellowship: David Sonner
Greeters: Pat Kelly, Art Parker

January 21 – “Interreligious Theological Education for a Multi-Faith World


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

Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan became President of Claremont School of Theology last July and 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.

Introducer: Dick Mitchell
Fellowship: Bill Waggener
Greeters: Nancy Magnusson, Milt Wilson

January 28 – “How Environmental Extremism is Hurting California"


Speaker – Dr. James E. Enstrom, Research Professor UCLA

Dr. Enstrom has been conducting environmental epidemiologic research at the UCLA School of Public Health
since 1973 and has been president of the Scientific Integrity Institute since 2005. He will describe how activist
environmental scientists have exaggerated the health effects of fine particulate matter and how these
exaggerations have resulted in multi-billion dollar air pollution regulations that are hurting many California
businesses. He will explain the ongoing efforts to correct the flawed health effects evidence and associated
regulations. Dr. Enstrom earned his B.S. from Harvey Mudd College, where he was co-valedictorian of the class
of 1965, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University, where his dissertation advisor was Nobel Laureate Melvin
Schwartz. He later earned his M.P.H. in epidemiology from UCLA.

Introducer: David Sonner
Fellowship: Deepak Ubhayakar
Greeters: Larry Wicksted, Jeanne Kennedy
Birthdays: Donna Bernard


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

Calendar Archive (2010-2013)

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