About the Flame

The Flame was founded in fall 2000. Over the past three years it has been received the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s District VII gold, silver, and bronze award for best university magazine (a complete set), and several awards for writing.

The Flame is produced three times a year and can be read online or in our print edition (to subscribe send your request along with address to flame@cgu.edu).

In between issues, keep up to date on Claremont Graduate University by following our Facebook page or watching videos on our YouTube channel. Of course, you can also visit our campus and attend one of our many events and guest lectures. A full schedule of campus activity can be found in our e-mail newsletter, the CGU Bugle, which is released every Monday morning.

The Magazine of
Claremont Graduate University
Fall 2012
Volume 12 Number 2

The Flame is published by
Claremont Graduate University
150 East Tenth Street
Claremont, California 91711
©2011 by Claremont Graduate University

Director of University Communications
Esther Wiley

Managing Editor
Roberto Hernandez

Art Director
Shari Fournier-O’Leary

News Editor
Rod Leveque

Online Editor
Sheila Lefor

Editorial Contributors
Mandy Bennett
Dean Gerstein
Kelsey Kimmel
Kevin Riel
Emily Schuck
Rachel Tie

Director of Alumni Engagement
Jason Barquero

Distribution Manager
Mandy Bennett

Marc Campos
Jonathan Gibby
Carlos Puma
William Vasta
Tom Zasadzinski

Claremont Graduate University,
founded in 1925, focuses exclusively
on graduate-level study. It is a
member of the Claremont Colleges,
a consortium of seven independent

Deborah A. Freund

Executive Vice President and Provost
Jacob Adams

Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Steven Garcia

Vice President of Advancement
Bedford McIntosh

Claremont Graduate University does
not discriminate in its educational
programs on the basis of race, color, creed,
place of national origin, gender, sexual
orientation, age, or disability.