October 2020
In Memoriam Dr. Anne Bresnock
Our colleague, Anne Bresnock, passed away on October 16, 2020. 
She served the Cal Poly Pomona Economics Department from 1990 until her passing. Although retired since 2018, she continued to teach and was scheduled for two of her favorite classes in the Spring: Natural Resource Economics and Industry Studies.

"Anne was a wonderful colleague who will be dearly missed. She cared deeply about our students and dedicated herself to their success. Anne was devoted to the Economics department, the college, and the university. With fondness, we remember and honor her," said CLASS Dean Iris S. Levine.

Read more about Anne's legacy here.
Faculty Expert: Dr. Peter Hanink on Police Reform
On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Dr. Hanink provided testimony of police reform history to the California State Select Committee on Police Reform.

Dr. Hanink’s research focuses on police-citizen interaction, race, and police use of force. Hanink touched on three areas: Discretion, distance, and data to make sense of the complicated history of police reform.

Watch Dr. Hanink's testimony here.
Faculty Expert: Zuoyue Wang Quoted in Medium.com, BBC News, and BBC Radio
Dr. Zuoyue Wang has lent his history expertise in various publications to discuss "China's rocket man" Qian Xuesen. Wang is quoted in BBC Radio, and BBC News sharing insight into Xuesen's history in the U.S. and ultimate deportation to China, after which he helped launch China into space.

Dr. Wang is also quoted in Medium.com's article "Deteriorating U.S. - China Relations Don't Bode Well for the Pandemic." Wang states in the article that "No one is truly safe until the world communities can work together in dealing with these threats."
Upcoming Events
CLASS Student Success Center is hosting a live Q&A on Tuesday, November 3rd for new and continuing freshmen. The Q&A starts at noon. Copy and paste this https://cpp.zoom.us/j/94358881789 Zoom link to join on Nov. 3rd.
Cal Poly Pomona's Veterans Resource Center invites the campus community to attend its Veterans Day Observance ceremony on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm on Zoom. The keynote speaker will be Colonel Joseph Ladner, U.S. Army Retired, Chairman for the Board of Directors for Service for Humanity Incorporated. If you have any questions, please contact the Veterans Resource Center at (909) 869-6994.

VOX Femina Los Angeles Sings Songs of Women's Suffrage
Vox Femina Los Angeles is getting in the spirit of the election! The all-female ensemble is hosting a virtual concert on November 1, 2020 at 4pm. Tickets are donation based with a suggested donation.

Vox Femina Los Angeles was founded by CLASS Dean Iris S. Levine and singing members include CLASS alumni Sonia Ohan, Raeanne Pfeifer, Laura Pluth, Jackie Agor, and Ashley Sheagley (Follett). The production team includes CLASS alumni EdCarlo Arafiles, Chris Fox, and Gabriel Zuniga. Be sure to tune in to the performance!
Alumni Spotlight: Arcadia Appoints CPP Alumnus
to Police Chief
The L.A. Times featured Roy Nakamura (’91, social sciences) in “Arcadia, a WWII incarceration site, names its first police chief of Japanese descent.” In January, Nakamura will become chief in the city that incarcerated about 19,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans at the Santa Anita Park racetrack during World War II. “It’s progress,” said Nakamura. “Obviously, I wasn’t here during those times, and not everything in history has been positive, but we’re also here to learn from our mistakes, and I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t believe in the city of Arcadia.”