INSTITUTES, PROGRAMS, AND AFFILIATES

The Institute for Antiquity and Christianity (IAC) is an interdisciplinary center for basic research in
the origins and meaning of Western cultural heritage, focusing on the ancient Near East, the
classical cultures of Greece and Rome, and the emergence of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Founded in 1967, the IAC is internationally renown for its research projects related to religion and
culture in antiquity. IAC projects are directed by established scholars and represent the
coordinated efforts of several hundred corresponding members throughout the United States and
abroad. Research projects offer opportunities for qualified graduate students to participate as
research assistants. Currently, the range of IAC Project topics includes text-oriented studies of
Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Greco-Roman literary practices of pedagogy and persuasion,
Coptic and Gnostic Christianities, models of piety in late antiquity, as well as archaeological and
representational projects focused on material evidence for culture and religion in antiquity. In
addition to its projects, the IAC research resources include artifact collections from antiquity,
photographic and research archives connected to Nag Hammadi studies, and research library.
The IAC realizes it commitment to collaboration and dissemination of research by sponsoring an
annual public lecture series that attracts local, national and international scholars as well as
through annual conferences, through publication of its monograph and essay series, and through
its visiting scholar program. The research and publication resources of the IAC help to maintain
Claremont Graduate University’s leadership in research and scholarship in the fields of religion,
culture, and antiquity.


The James A. Blaisdell Programs in World Religions and Cultures carries forward the vision of
James A. Blaisdell, founder of The Claremont Colleges group plan and, in 1956, of The
Claremont Institute for the Promotion of Studies in Religion. The purpose of the Institute was "To
promote research, teaching, and education of an advanced nature in the various cultures of the
world as they have influenced and been influenced by their religions and religious philosophies,"
Dr. Blaisdell was especially interested in the cultures of Asia and the future importance they
would hold for Americans of the coming century.

For the past decade the Blaisdell Program has been sponsoring a variety of seminars,
conferences, lectures, and visiting scholars-in-residences all with the purpose of increasing cross-
cultural and understanding of the origins and meaning of the culture and religions heritage of
eastern and western civilization. The Blaisdell Programs are directed by Professor Margaret H.
Dornish of Pomona College in consultation with an Advisory Council drawn from the faculties of
all the Claremont Colleges.


The Oral History Program was established by Claremont Graduate University in 1962 to develop
and preserve historical research materials through conducting tape-recorded interviews and
acquiring related archival documents. The interviews are transcribed, reviewed by the person
interviewed, and placed in final manuscript form for research use in the Special Collections Room
of the Honnold Library. The interview tapes and supportive documentation are stored in the Oral
History Program Office in The History Department, 710 North College Avenue, ext. 73667.
Selected interview manuscripts are micropublished by The New York Times.

A graduate course in oral history which qualifies as a research tool for students in American
History is offered by the Oral History Program. The course can also be used to satisfy the
research tool requirement in other fields with the consent of a student's supervising committee.
This course is offered during the spring semester of each year. The program director is available
to make presentations on oral history to graduate and undergraduate classes. The program office
periodically publishes a catalog of annotated listings of its holdings and maintains an oral history
file-card drawer in the Special Collections Room of the Honnold Library.


Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, published six times a year, provides a forum for
the presentation of scholarship and criticism about women in the fields of literature, history, art,
sociology, law, political science, economics, anthropology, film, and the sciences. It also
publishes poetry, short fiction, and book reviews. Potential contributors or any others who may
have questions about the journal should address email to However,
electronic submissions are not accepted.


Higher Education Abstracts, published by Claremont Graduate University, is a quarterly journal of
abstracts of the higher education literature. Higher Education Abstracts provides more than 400
informative abstracts in each issue, covering more than 400 informative abstracts in each issue,
covering journal articles, books, papers, and reports. Higher Education Abstracts is the only
abstracting publication that focuses solely on higher education and covers all types of literature.

The Higher Education Abstracts Office is located at 231 East Tenth Street, Claremont, California.
The Office maintains a working library of journals, conference papers, reports, and books
pertaining to higher education. The library is open to students and staff members from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional information about the library, call 909-607-3905 or
ext. 73905.

The Institute for Advanced Studies in Leadership seeks to contribute to the field of leadership by focusing
on enhancing leadership behavior at the highest organizational levels, invigorating policy making and
implementation in both the public and private sectors. The Institute sponsors several programs that seek to
meet this goal, including conferences and symposia

Two senior Drucker School faculty members and a distinguished Advisory Board guide the Institute.
Richard Ellsworth, Professor of Management, and Jean Lipman-Blumen, Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor
of Public Policy and Professor of Organizational Behavior, are the founding co-directors.


The Institute for the Study of U.S./Japan Relations in the World Economy exists to advance Japan and U.S.
economic, political, and social relations through research and educational programs. It seeks to address the
trade and political relations between the two countries and to prepare current and future leaders for the
strategic challenges ahead.

Cornelis A. de Kluyver, Henry Y. Hwang Dean and Professor of Management serves as Director of the
institute. Other Drucker Graduate School faculty who are active in the institute include Professors Vijay
Sathe, Richard Ellsworth and Hideki Yamawaki.


The Venture Finance Institute is devoted to developing the theory and practice of venture finance. It seeks
to (1) be recognized nationally by academicians and practitioners as the leader in the production and
dissemination of research concerning the financing of new business ventures, (2) be a significant financial
information intermediary between entrepreneurs and prospective investors in new business ventures, and
(3) be recognized nationally for advancement of student and practitioner education concerning new venture

Professor Richard Smith is Director of the Venture Finance Institute. As the activities of the Institute grow
and it becomes involved in aspects of new venture development that extend beyond the primary financial
focus, other members of the faculty will be invited to affiliate. It is anticipated that affiliations will extend
to faculty at other schools in the Claremont cluster and to finance faculty at other academic institutions.


The Quality of Life Research Center (QLRC) at the Drucker Graduate School of Management was founded
in 1999. The QLRC is a non-profit research institute that studies and disseminates knowledge concerning
“positive psychology” that is, human strengths such as optimism, hope, creativity, responsibility, and

The QLRC brings together scholars, media representatives and other interested individuals to stimulate
thinking, research and application on topics relevant to the quality of life; QLRC conducts basic research
and consulting on such issues and provides a forum for young scholars from the U.S. and abroad who wish
to extend their studies in positive psychology.

Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyii, C.S. and D.J. Davidson Professor of Psychology and Management, is
the Director of the Quality of Life Research Center; Ms. Jeanne Nakamura and Dr. Jeremy Hunter serve as
Research Directors.


The mission of the Peter F. Drucker Archives, an independent organization within Claremont Graduate
University, is to provide scholars access to the writings of Peter F. Drucker housed in the Archives,
assistance with research related to Professor Drucker’s research and writing and otherwise perpetuate his
legacy as a teacher and scholar at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management and Claremont
Graduate University.

The Executive Director of the Archives is Cornelis A. de Kluyver, Henry Y. Hwang Dean and Professor of
Management at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management. Professor Joe Maciariello conducts
research and teaching sponsored by the Archives.


The CGU Mathematics Clinic involves teams of students, faculty, and visitors in work on real
problems arising in industry and government. Among the more than one hundred and twenty
funded projects undertaken in the Clinic's eighteen-year history have been problems dealing with
aircraft design, management of physical plant, transistor analysis, and forest fire strategies. Some
projects have been mathematically highly sophisticated, while others have been more
qualitatively than quantitatively oriented. Other disciplines, such as economics, statistics,
linguistics, and physics, have frequently been involved.

The project teams are organized shortly before the beginning of the academic year. The work of
each team consists of technical analysis, computer work, exposition, and liaison with the client.
The Clinic traditionally invites anyone in The Claremont Colleges to participate on a formal or
informal basis, and faculty are particularly welcome.

The Clinic concept was pioneered at Harvey Mudd College, and close ties are still retained
between the Math Clinic and similar organizations at HMC, particularly in the collaborative
presentation of "Projects Day," a year-end event consisting of parallel sessions reporting on the
year's research.
Further information about the Clinic can be found in the CGU Bulletin or may be obtained from
the Clinic Office (ext. 73376).


The Claremont Center for Economic Policy Studies examines major economic policy issues
facing the United States and the world economy. While housed in the economics program at
CGU, it draws on faculty from political science as well as economics to analyze various aspects
of the political economy of economic policy. Graduate students play an important role in many of
the Center's research projects. A network of Research Associates of the Center includes faculty
at the Claremont Colleges and at other universities in the United States and abroad. The Center
sponsors numerous seminars and conferences.


The Botanic Garden, at 1500 North College Avenue, is open every day (except Thanksgiving,
Christmas, New Year's Day, and the Fourth of July), from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Garden is a
leading research and education center in the fields of systematic and evolutionary botany. Peak
flowering season extends from March through May. A small gift shop is available and an annual
plant sale is held on the first Saturday in November. Tours are also available. Staff office hours:
weekdays 8:00 to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Telephone 625-8767.


The Robert J. Bernard Biological Field Station is a CUC facility serving all of the faculties of The
Claremont Colleges. Although it has been used mainly as a natural outdoor laboratory for
teaching and research in the biological and ecological sciences, it has also served individuals in
chemistry, environmental science, political science, art, theater, anthropology, cinematography
and education. A number of local schools and organizations as well as other colleges and
universities have used the grounds.

The close proximity of the Station to the campuses, bounded as it is by Foothill Boulevard and
Mills and College Avenues, makes it an incomparably useful and unique facility for higher
educational purposes -- almost certainly unmatched in urban North America. The grounds occupy
approximately 85 acres of alluvial outwash in the L.A. Basin of the once widespread coastal sage
scrub plant community which clothed the area before development.

A small, 20-foot-deep lake is separated from a marsh by an island which also provides nesting
security for aquatic birds. Together with several other man-made temporary aquatic habitats, the
lake has added considerable variety to our ecological communities. A small museum, various
outdoor pens for holding research animals, and an outdoor laboratory which provides water,
electricity and bench space, round out the facilities of the Bernard Biological Field Station.

Station policy is determined by an intercollegiate committee of faculty users chaired by the
Station's director. Faculty members are invited to submit proposals to the Director or to the Field
Manager for uses of the Station to meet specific disciplinary interests. Either of these individuals
will be pleased to show you the area and discuss your needs.


Institute for Developmental Studies

Sponsors research in human growth and development and disseminates information through
publications, conferences, and other activities. The institute brings together faculty, students, and
alumni with interests in the study of human development for research discussions and sponsors
the George G. Stone Center for Children's Books, a resource and information library for students
in teacher education and the Ph.D. program; and the Claremont Reading Conference, in its 69th
year, which brings to campus teachers and scholars and publishes the Reading Conference

The Claremont Reading Conference Yearbook and The Claremont Reading Conference

Publishes a journal reporting the proceedings of the annual reading conference sponsored in
Claremont. The conference is devoted to analysis of the nature of reading behavior and the
problem of literacy.

The George G. Stone Center for Children's Books

Contains over 16,000 children's books and a substantial professional reference collection of
books about children's literature. Sponsors the annual Young People's Reading Conference and
also presents the Certificate of Merit to an outstanding children's author or illustrator. Houses the
Educational Resource and Information Center collection of pamphlets, periodicals, courses of
study, textbooks, and indexes in the field of education and the Marguerite Brydegaard Collection
relating to the development of creativity in children. The Stone Library is open Monday through
Thursday from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 12:00. Morning
appointments may be arranged with the managing librarian.

Institute for Education in Transformation

Established in 1991 with a million-dollar grant, the institute addresses its mission to educate the
very finest school administrators and teachers through increased dialogue among public school
teachers, administrators, and the CGU Faculty in Education. It seeks to interrelate issues of
democracy, diversity, ethics, and organizational efficiency in a comprehensive redesign of public
schools and higher education through its sponsorship of research, projects, and partnerships.

Bicultural Studies Institute

The Bicultural Studies Institute was formed to bring together scholars and graduate students
working to address questions of inequality in public schools. It sponsors research on bi-cultural
issues and publishes the Bicultural Studies in Education monographs which feature articles by
education graduate students who are focusing their scholarly work on educational issues and
concerns related to students in their own cultural communities.

The Bowen Institute

The Bowen Institute for Policy Studies in Higher Education supports conference attendance and
research opportunities for students in higher education. It sponsors the annual Howard R. Bowen
Lecture and the Sally Loyd Casanova Lecture given by an outstanding higher education alumnus,
as well as Higher Education Abstracts, a compendium of the current literature in higher
education, which is published quarterly. The Higher Education Abstracts Office serves as a
permanent repository for the originals of articles and reports included in the publication and is an
invaluable resource for students and faculty.

Administrative internships in higher education may be arranged through the institute to provide
opportunities for full-time students and for those on leave from regular positions to gain additional
administrative experience in different college settings.

The Higher Education Abstracts are published quarterly by Claremont Graduate University and
are a compilation of abstracts from journals, conference proceedings, and research reports
pertaining to college students, faculty, and student services.

Claremont School of Theology (CST) was founded as the Maclay College of Theology in 1885
and moved to Claremont in 1957. The school has enjoyed relationships with the Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ) since 1960, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont, Bloy House,
since 1962 and the Presbyterian Seminary in the West since 1991. A seminary of the United
Methodist Church, CST educates a multidenominational, multicultural student body for religious
leadership. Its 420 students in 1992 included women and men from 47 denominations, 12 foreign
countries and 27 states of the United States.

CST has a number of research affiliates that provide study opportunities for faculty, students and
members of the community. The Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center is one of the three places in
the United States where significant collections of microfilm and photographic transparencies of
original biblical manuscripts and related writings can be studied. The Center provides
opportunities for both research and volunteer activities. The Center for Process Studies houses
the world's most complete library in process studies and hosts frequent conferences and
seminars on process philosophy and theology for its members and public. Other centers include
the Center for Asian American Ministries; The Clinebell Institute and The Robert and Frances
Flaherty Study Center.

The School of Theology library contains an outstanding collection of over 140,000 volumes and
670 periodical subscriptions in the areas of biblical, theological and ministry studies. It serves The
Claremont Colleges as well as Claremont Graduate University and has bibliographic access
through an on-line catalog to the four libraries of the Claremont Colleges and to the holdings of
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens.

Each November a "Ministers' Convocation," featuring speakers of national repute is sponsored by
CST as a means of continuing education for ministers of Southern California and Arizona.
Summer sessions are held both on campus and at various locations in the Pacific Northwest.
Additional classes are held throughout the year in various cities in California and Arizona as part
of the school's continuing education service to ministers and laypersons.

The School is located at 1325 North College Avenue, at the corner of College Avenue and
Foothill Boulevard, and extends westward about two blocks on a 15-acre campus. Offices are
open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone (909) 626-3521.



The Claremont Center for Economic Policy Studies examines major economic policy issues
facing the United States and the world economy. While housed in the economics program at
CGU, it draws on faculty from political science as well as economics to analyze various aspects
of the political economy of economic policy. Graduate students play an important role in many of
the Center's research projects. A network of Research Associates of the Center includes faculty
at the Claremont Colleges and at other universities in the United States and abroad. The Center
sponsors numerous seminars and conferences.

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