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Art stolen from the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris by the Nazis during World War II. (Photo courtesy of Archives des Musees Nationaux a Paris.)

The recent revelation that the 80-year-old son of  Hildebrand Gurlitt, an art dealer enlisted by the Nazis, was keeping a trove of Nazi-looted art in his Munich apartment, has sent the world into an uproar. It also made CMC professor Jonathan Petropoulos’s  phone ring off the hook, as one of the world’s leading experts on Nazi-looted art.

CMC's Frederick Lynch CMC's Frederick Lynch

Associate professor of government Frederick Lynch has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the Carthage Foundation, which he will use to write a new book on the subject of “political correctness.”

(Sony Pictures) Tom Hanks in director Paul Greengrass's "Captain Phillips," which recalls the 2009 real-life hijacking of a U.S. container ship by Somali pirates. Anti-piracy is a topic anchoring a forthcoming book by John Clark Levin '12 and profess

In a couple of weeks, a new book coauthored by John-Clark Levin ’12 and Jack Pitney, CMC’s Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics, will drift into retail outlets, broadening discussions about piracy and the maritime security industry. It’s a topic sexy enough for Hollywood, which certainly has made a boatload off pirate films. In this case, Sony Pictures turned to the true story of the 2009 hijacking of U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates.

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Richard Zajac

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An alternative fuel venture started by two CMC students has landed them the distinct honor of being chosen among 100 innovators internationally to present their startup on a world stage in Moscow, Oct. 31 through Nov. 12.

Rich Zajac ’16 flew to Russia’s capital this week to present NexDrive, the natural-gas vehicle venture he founded with Louis-Victor Jadavji ’15.

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Wendy Lower's new book is a finalist for the National Book Award. The book draws on her archival research and fieldwork on the Holocaust, access to post-Soviet documents, and interviews with German witnesses. Wendy Lower's new book is a finalist for the National Book Award. The book draws on her archival research and fieldwork on the Holocaust, access to post-Soviet documents, and interviews with German witnesses.

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, CMC will co-host (along with UCLA) the fourth annual CMC-UCLA Inland Empire Forecast Conference.

As in the past, the Forecast will present the latest independent quarterly economic projections for the nation, state and region, introducing GDP estimates for the Inland Empire and its major cities.

What excited Norman Valencia about joining CMC? A golden opportunity.

As a new tenure-track assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese in the Modern Languages Department, Valencia will be working on ways to develop a Portuguese program. An estimated 230 million people speak Portuguese around the world, he told the Claremont Independent this year, “making it a truly global language.”

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