This issue of Pepperdine Magazine highlights stories of innovation, creativity, and the challenges of embarking upon unprecedented ventures. Pepperdine alumni, faculty, and a world-renowned cardiologist examine the ways artificial intelligence will continue to transform the healthcare industry; Ben Holcomb (’14), Office of Admission staff member and creator of Pepperdine's four-year docuseries Rising Tide, explores the show’s 32-episode journey; Lori Gottlieb (MA ’10), a journalist turned psychotherapist, discusses her latest New York Times bestseller, currently being developed for television; Seaver College professors Lauren Amaro, Theresa de los Santos, and Nataria Tennille Joseph join forces with a group of students to investigate the benefits and consequences of social media groups for moms; and Judith L. Wood (JD ’81), an immigration attorney who has represented thousands of refugees, shares the details of her 40-year career, now the subject of a feature film.

Features

Snapshot

Campus Notes

Inside Voices

The Cut

Moments

President-elect Jim Gash (JD ’93), the first alumnus to be named president of Pepperdine, gathers with supporters at his official community welcome event on March 4

Editor’s Letter