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Convocation 2014 Provost José L. Cruz imparted a stirring message about the value of the humanities and social sciences at H&SS’s Fall Convocation on October 1, 2014.

Convocation 2014

Provost José L. Cruz imparted a stirring message about the value of the humanities and social sciences at H&SS’s Fall Convocation on October 1, 2014.

 
Creating a Pathway to Student Success This fall, 450 freshmen have signed up to take part in "Pathways to Success" — a pilot program that gives students an opportunity to focus some of their general education courses in four specialized areas: global studies; sustainability; food, health and well-being; or power and politics.

Creating a Pathway to Student Success

This fall, 450 freshmen have signed up to take part in "Pathways to Success" — a pilot program that gives students an opportunity to focus some of their general education courses in four specialized areas: global studies; sustainability; food, health and well-being; or power and politics.

 
Grant Supports Creation of Asian Languages Resource Center The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $709,564 grant to support the development of a national resource center for Asian languages.

Grant Supports Creation of Asian Languages Resource Center

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $709,564 grant to support the development of a national resource center for Asian languages.

 
Twelve New Guardian Scholars Arrive on Campus As classes resumed at Cal State Fullerton, an incoming group of 12 new Guardian Scholars was  welcomed to the campus. The Guardian Scholars program awards former foster youth a full scholarship to the University and provides additional assistance to help them succeed in their educational endeavors.

Twelve New Guardian Scholars Arrive on Campus

As classes resumed at Cal State Fullerton, an incoming group of 12 new Guardian Scholars was welcomed to the campus. The Guardian Scholars program awards former foster youth a full scholarship to the University and provides additional assistance to help them succeed in their educational endeavors.

 
H&SS held its first "New Connections Luncheon" Dr. June Pollak, Dr. Howard Seller, Dean Sheryl Fontaine, Dr. Nelson Woodard, Dr. George Pollak at H&SS’s New Connections Luncheon.

H&SS held its first "New Connections Luncheon"

Dr. June Pollak, Dr. Howard Seller, Dean Sheryl Fontaine, Dr. Nelson Woodard, Dr. George Pollak at H&SS’s New Connections Luncheon.

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Calendar of Events

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Events Calendar for Cal State Fullerton

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The Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center presents a special exhibition in the Pollak Library's Atrium Gallery titled "Titans: Student Research in Archaeology and Paleontology at the Cooper Center". See Orange County's original Titans, including mammoths, mastodons, dinosaurs, and whales, and learn about prehistoric cultures that date back 10,000 years. Learn about current research being conducted by CSUF students using Cooper Center collections.
Lecture Abstract: Nicolas Copernicuss hypothesis that the earth is a planet revolving together with five other planets around a stationary sun is one of the best known claims in the history of science. First announced publicly in print in 1543, historians often describe Copernicuss proposal as the beginning of the Scientific Revolution. But what was the question to which Copernicuss hypothesis was the answer? In The Copernican Question (2011), Westman argues that crucial clues lie in the late-fifteenth century controversy about the status of astrology--although not a single word about astrology exists in any of Copernicuss extant writings. In this talk, Westman extends his thesis based upon new evidence.
Dr. Robert Westman will talk about Copernicus and his heliocentric theory which rocked the 16th century world, in more ways than one. Dr. Westman is a professor of history at the University of California, San Diego and the author of "The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order." This speech will cover what could be considered the beginning of the Scientific Revolution in 16th century Europe. Dr. Westman presents his evidence for why Copernicus theory was considered to be heretical in the eyes of the church, as well as those who used the stars as a model for their daily lives. Titan Student Union Titan Theater Free and open to the public.
Join OLLI as they host Benjamin J. Hubbard, professor emeritus of comparative religion, on the lecture, Reclaiming the Center in Politics and Religion Lecture is presented as part of the 'Best of eclectics series I' and will take place in RGC Mackey Auditorium.
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures present: Myths and Facts; Freelance Translation/Interpretation in Europe Video-conference by Ms. Maya Busqu Vallesp, M.A.T., Freelance Translator The event will take place in the Modern Language Media Center, HUM-325. Maya Busqu Vallesp (Mapusa, India, 1978) holds a BA in Translation and Interpretation (Pompeu Fabra U). She is a qualified certified translator-interpreter from English into Spanish (Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and also has a MA in Conference Interpreting (Vic U). Her working languages are English, German, Spanish and Catalan. She has been working as a freelance conference interpreter and translator since 2001. During this time, her work has been focused on simultaneous interpreting, consecutive interpreting and liaison interpreting. She has interpreted at many congresses, conferences, press conferences, symposia, talks, meetings and market research studies. She also translates documents for companies and individual clients and specializes in advertising, legal and marketing translations and in scientific research texts and conferences (physics, neuroscience, biology). Maya is also a translator on the Redes programme on Spanish National TV. Maya was a founder member and former president of Professional Association of Translators and Interpreters of Catalonia. Currently, she is one of its two representatives on Vrtice, a platform whose mission is to promote collaboration between language professionals associations. This conference is the second one of the Translation Speaker Series, organized by Dr. Enric Mallorqu-Ruscalleda, Co-PI of the Translation-Interpretation Track Development Project for MLL.
Reyna Grande is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. She has received an American Book Award, the Premio Aztlan Literary Award, and the Latino Book Award. The Distance Between Us is an inspirational coming-of-age story about the pursuit of a better life. The Los Angeles Times hailed it as "the Angela's Ashes of the modern Mexican immigrant experience." Date: December 3, 2014 Location: Titan Dreamer Resource Center (PLN-203) Sponsored by: Chicana and Chicano Studies, Chicana/o Resource Center and Titan Dreamers Resource Center
The Current State of Sanctuaries/Reintroduction Centers For Great Apes Ruby Gerontology Center Room 13 Schedule: 1:00 pm Check In 1:30 pm Welcome: Norm Rosen (Founder, SCPRF) Brief Overview of International Illegal Primate Trade 1:45-2:15 Debbie Cox (Jane Goodall Institute) Insight into African Primate Sanctuaries, 10:00 QA 2:25-2:55 Raffaella Commitante (California State University, Fullerton) Overview of Indonesian Orangutan Rehabilitation/Release Centers, 10:00 QA 3:05-3:35 Erna Toback (Board of Trustees, Chimp Haven) Overview of USA Chimpanzee Sanctuaries, 10:00 QA 3:45 Norm Rosen Close and Update for 2015 Payment: All students (with valid I.D.) $ 7.00 / General tickets $12.00 CSUF students Free of Charge but College ID required Please RSVP (for general count) to Norm Rosen (normrosen@aol.com). Enter SCPRF in subject of email Sponsored by SCPRF, California State University, Fullerton, Evolutionary Anthropology Program SCPRF Advisory Committee: Norm Rosen (SCRPF, Founder), Craig Stanford (USC), Lynne Miller (Mira Costa College), Sara Johnson (CSUF), Raffaella Commitante (CSUF), Peter Fashing (CSUF), Jim Moore (UCSD)
AThe Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center presents a Fall 2014 Lecture Series featuring Archaeology, History, and the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island with Dr. Ren Vellanoweth, California State University Los Angeles Wednesday, December 10th Lecture: 7:00PM Reception: 8:00 PM Fullerton Arboretum 1900 Associated Road Fullerton, CA 92831 Since the 1960s, many have read the award-winning childrens novel, Island of the Blue Dolphins, a story about a young Native American girl who lived alone on an island for 18 years. Now, new chapters will be written with the recent finding of a shelter recognized as the home of this fabled Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island. Ren Vellanoweth, PhD was part of the team of archaeologists who discovered the cave and a box filled with artifacts that belonged to Juana Maria. Dr. Vellanoweth will share his discoveries and insights into this amazing find.