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

November Program Chair - Bill Forti

November 2 – “The Changing Faces of Jesus in Art History”

Speaker – Bob Smith
University Club Member Bob Smith is a retired art and photography teacher. He taught photography, art history, drawing, painting and design at Chaffey College for forty years, beginning on the Euclid avenue campus in 1956. He was awarded a Rotary Scholarship in 1958 to study art and archaeology in Peru at the University of San Marcos in Lima. He later was awarded a Fullbright fellowship to study Art History in Venice, Florence and Rome in 1972. He is the author of a book on local history, Redefining the Inland Valley, illustrated by the author. The illustrated program he will present to us is based on his lectures in the history of art.
Introducer: Dick Mitchell


November 9 – “The Navy Brass Band” and Roya Ardelan’s “Adventurous Journey”

Special Instructions for this Luncheon: There will be two presentations at this luncheon. The Navy Band Southwest Brass Quintet will be performing to start the program. They will start at 11:45 AM and conclude at 12:15 PM. Please arrive before 11:45 PM, and upon arrival, please take your seats without getting your food. Our buffet will not open until the Band finishes at 12:15 PM. University Club Member Roya Ardelan will have a shortened presentation starting at 12:55 PM. She will talk about her first sailing trip to Channel Islands National Park, off our California coast. Sailing is a new hobby for Roya, a new world with a new language, and a great deal to learn about. In the first 2-months of her sailing life, she sailed to Catalina Island twice and her third trip was to Santa Cruz Island, one of the eight Chanel Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Her sailing destination was Prisoner’s Harbor on Santa Cruz Island, 22-nautical miles away from the mainland.
Introducer: Bob Haage

November 16 – “Working for the United States Antarctic Program”

Speaker – Craig Chambers
Craig Chamber will give us an informational presentation of his experiences supporting the United States Antarctic Program for the last 20 years. The program will focus on the support infrastructure and people that allow the important scientific research to be conducted in the harshest environment on earth. Mr. Chambers joined the Navy in 1968 where he served on a variety of ships and shore stations as a Sonar Technician. He was commissioned in 1983. Before retiring from the Navy in 1992, he was the Communications Officer for the Navy’s Operation Deepfreeze. He and has since worked as a contractor to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic providing management and technical support to their Polar Programs Office.
Introducer: Ted Nall

November 23 – “An Update on the Current Geopolitical Situation and U.S. Foreign Policy”

Speaker – Bill Forti
In early November, University Club President Bill Forti will attended three days of briefings from the State Department, Director of National Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Homeland Security and the National Defense University. He will share what he learned about the current International geopolitical situation and the Obama administration's foreign policies. Bill and his son, Mark, own the William Mark Corporation, a toy company that designs, develops, manufactures, and sells "exceptional flying products" both domestically and internationally. Before starting the Company in 1992, Bill spent most of his career with the General Dynamics Corporation, having responsibility for strategic planning and business development. This position, and that he started his career as a staff member of U. S. Congressional Committees, was instrumental in his developing an intense interest in international affairs, an interest that he maintains to this day.
Introducer: Bll Forti

November 30 – “Personalized Medicine: The Future of Healthcare?”

Speaker – Dr. Sheldon M. Shuster, President of the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences
The technological advances brought about by the human genome project have had a profound impact on the current state of medicine and healthcare. Disease onset and the efficacy of drugs and therapies for individuals can be predicted in many cases. Such advances have and will impact the cost of drugs as well as offering better treatments for each of us. Dr. Sheldon M. Shuster is currently the President of Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (KGI) in Claremont, CA. Dr. Schuster’s research work has been funded by the National Cancer Institute and has resulted in over 140 peer-reviewed publications and ten patents. Dr. Schuster is a graduate of the University of California at Davis and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. 
Introducer: Rich Phillips
Birthdays: Georgia McManigal


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

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