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 - Brian Bowcock

June 7 – “Antarctica"

Speaker  – Bill Waggoner

It’s the coldest spot on the planet yet and it is teeming with life. This program will provide a look at the fauna of the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula from a “summer” trip through the lens a biologist’s camera. Bill Waggoner earned his BA from Pomona College, a Masters degree in Music from The Claremont Graduate School, another Masters degree in Biological Sciences from California Poly Pomona, and a PhD in Physiology from the University of California at Riverside. He is the retired Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Mt. San Antonio College. In addition to a variety of other critters, he has photographed penguins in Australia, New Zealand, The Galapagos Islands, and Antarctica.

Introducer: Mel Boynton

Fellowship: Vera Chaparian

June 14 – “The New Worlds – Recent Discoveries Beyond Our Solar System”

Speaker – David Kary

This will be a look at one of the fastest evolving subjects in astronomy: the study of planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun. In the last 15 years, we have gone from knowing about just one planetary system to knowing about thousands, and new technologies are allowing us to discover planets that have at least some of the same characteristics as the Earth. Dave Kary teaches astronomy at Citrus Community College in Glendora. He earned his B.S. in Astronomy and Geophysics from UBC and his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from SUNY Stony Brook. He has published research papers on solar system formation and comet impacts on Jupiter. He lives in Claremont along with his wife and daughter.

Introducer: Brian Bowcock

Fellowship: Bill Christiansen

June 21 – “Three Valleys Municipal Water District as Supplier for Future Water in Southern California”

Speaker – Richard Hansen

Southern California is a semi-arid (desert) region so we are in a perpetual drought of sorts. Southern California needs to be as efficient as possible with our most precious natural resource, water. Mr. Hansen will describe some local projects that the area can do now to stretch and preserve our local water supplies. Mr. Hansen is the General Manager and Chief Engineer of Three Valleys Municipal Water District, with 34 years of experience there. He was born, raised, and still lives in Glendora. He has a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering and two Masters Degrees.

Introduction: Brian Bowcock

Fellowship: Art Sutton

June 28 – “The Aging Eye” 

Speaker – Dr. Kierstyn Napier

The human eye has unusual ways of showing its age: to start, when we reach the “old” age of 40, we find that our arms just aren’t long enough for where our eyes want to focus. Presbyopia, or lack of accommodation, is the first sign that the eye is aging but fortunately the eye usually doesn’t show further aging signs for years, until cataracts start to affect vision. Without disease, the human eye should maintain sharp vision until its last days. However, with increasing age comes the increased possibility of various age related diseases. In this lecture, Dr. Napier will discuss how the eye ages normally and the most common age related eye conditions; specifically cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and the effect of cardiovascular disease on the eye. Dr. Napier will also talk about novel treatments to combat these diseases and what can be done when treatment options have been exhausted. Dr. Napier is the Chief of Low Vision at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry.

Introduction: Brian Bowcock

Fellowship: Larry Wicksted

Birthdays: Margaret Ward


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

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

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