HSS In the News

 

Celebrating 'Native Voices Rising: Defending Land and Life' Opens in new window
World-War-One-Soldiers

Cal State Fullerton recognized and celebrated the diversity of its Native American students, faculty and staff last night with native prayer and blessing, songs and dancing. This led up to a presentation by keynote speaker Eric Tippeconnic, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, an artist and lecturer in history on campus.




Historians to Honor 100th Anniversary of 'War to End All Wars' Opens in new window
World-War-One-Soldiers

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, Cal State Fullerton's Department of History will host a two-day educational event featuring presentations from faculty members, students, alumni and emeriti.

The free, public event will be held in Pollak Library, Room 360.



Professor Daniel Rueckert teaches English as a second language Opens in new window
Daniel Rueckert

Before becoming a professor in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program at Cal State Fullerton, Daniel Rueckert, Ph.D. taught English to Latin-born players from minor league baseball teams who were pursuing a professional athletic career.



In Memoriam — Charlene Riggins Opens in new window
Charlene-RIggins

Alumna, educator and oral historian, Charlene Marine Riggins, died Oct. 29. Riggins' 43-year career at Cal State Fullerton began as a graduate unit evaluator in the Office of Admissions and Records. She later worked as a lecturer and oral historian in the Department of African American Studies until 2018.



Asian American Studies Researcher to Give Book Talk on Campus

Amy Sueyoshi, interim dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, will discuss her book "Discrimination Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American 'Oriental'" Thursday, Nov. 8, from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Room 180 of the Pollak Library. The talk is presented by Allison Varzally, professor of history, and the Asian Pacific American Resource Center.

 

Titan Voice - Meghan Waymire: On a Mission to Boost Voter Registration Opens in new window
Waymire-Civic-Engagement

In my senior year of high school, I participated in We The People, a competitive program where students perform mock congressional hearings. Although I had always been intrigued by politics, We The People solidified that interest, taught me how to research and showed me just how important it was for people — especially young people — to get involved in the political process.


Third Fall Lecture Series Event Opens in new window
Photo of 4 sets of feet

“Conversations on Community, Identity and Belonging” is the theme of the lecture series hosted by the College of HSS. Members of the campus community are invited to bring their lunches and listen to the presentations held in Room 360 of the Pollak Library.

Monday, November 26 — “Queer Athlete,” and “Crossover: Ethnic Basketball Leagues and Community Building,” 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.

 

In Memoriam — Arnold Miller Opens in new window
Arnold Miller

Dr. Arnold Miller, passed away on October 19, 2018, in place of an obituary we are honoring him by republishing an article about him published in the OC Jewish Life Magazine in June of 2009. Click here to read full article. Opens in new window





'Al Tanto' Symposium to Probe Issues Impacting the Latinx Community Opens in new window
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Education, incarceration, immigration and housing are the key topics of Cal State Fullerton's "Al Tanto" Latinx Community Symposium Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Titan Student Union, Ontiveros Room.



Students in Civic Engagement Class Aim to Reach Young Voters of Color Opens in new window
Voter-Registration-CSUF

This semester, in a class called "Civic Engagement Through Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies," 20 students are partnering with the Korean Resource Center in Fullerton to register voters and educate citizens on key issues in the Nov. 6 election.





Campus Member Honors, Publications and Performances Opens in new window
Nicole-Seymour

Faculty members’ accomplishments are reflected in new books, a professional promotion and a recent theatrical performance.

Nicole Seymour, associate professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics, is the author of the just-published book, “Bad Environmentalism: Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age.”


Political Science Experts Speak to Taylor's 'Swift' Activism Opens in new window
Taylor Swift

Valerie O’Regan and Stephen Stambough, professors of political science, recently commented in The Washington Post on Taylor Swift’s decision to share her political views.

Using celebrities to convey messages to the public is successful because people are more likely to listen to them.

 

 

California’s Proposition System, Explained by a CSUF Political Scientist Opens in new window
Ballot-Measures

From repealing the gas tax to regulating kidney dialysis clinics, voters are being blasted this election season with commercials and ads about issues on the November ballot.

Sarah Hill, a Cal State Fullerton associate professor of political science who specializes in California government, hosted an Oct. 23 ballot proposition workshop on campus to help students, faculty and staff learn more about the midterm issues.

Campus Joins in Worldwide Tribute to 'Frankenstein' Opens in new window
Frankenstein-Meme

In an international commemoration of the 200th anniversary of “Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus,” Cal State Fullerton is joining universities and institutions around the world to honor the lasting influence of author Mary Shelley and her novel’s impact on literature and other genres. OC Register coverage
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Violence Prevention Conference to Explore Impact of Technology Opens in new window
Alissa-Ackerman

Alissa R. Ackerman, assistant professor of criminal justice and a sex crimes researcher, will kick off the conference with a keynote presentation, "Filling the Void: How Technology Fosters Connection and Healing From Intimate Violence."




Indigenous History Month to Focus on 'Defending Land and Life' Opens in new window
Eric-Tippeconnic

Eric Tippeconnic, lecturer in history and a professional artist, will serve as keynote speaker for the free, public event. A member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, Tippeconnic's research and artwork support the belief that Comanche and other indigenous cultures, while intimately connected to their origins and history, also are contemporary, alive and constantly evolving.


Second Set of Topics of Fall Lecture Series
Photo of 4 sets of feet

“Conversations on Community, Identity and Belonging” is the theme of the lecture series hosted by the College of HSS. Members of the campus community are invited to bring their lunches and listen to the presentations held in Room 360 of the Pollak Library.

Monday, October 29 — “Zombies are Us: The Undead and Our Imagined Community,” and “Ecosexuals Unite! Environmental Activism in LGBTQ+ Communities,” 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.

 

Academic Program Gets a New Name

The Gerontology Program, in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is changing its name to the Aging Studies Program. The change, part of a national trend to attract students to the area of study, was signed into effect by President Fram Virjee on Oct. 12.

New Students Ready to Learn and Serve Welcomed Into the President's Scholars Program Opens in new window
Incoming-Presidents-Scholars-2018

These Cal State Fullerton students are part of the 2018 incoming class of President's Scholars — a group of 20 freshmen who are accomplished and high-achieving high school graduates selected for the merit-based scholarship program.


CSUF professors talk predictions for midterm elections at panel Opens in new window
CSUF Panel on Midterm elections

The midterm election panel called, “Critical Choices, Potential Changes, and Enormous Consequences” covered the current political climate, midterm voter turnout predictions and the possibility that the 2018 midterms will be the next Year of the Woman.

 


Vietnamese Pop Music

Musician and scholar Jason R. Nguyen will visit the campus Monday, Oct. 29, to give a presentation on "How Vietnamese Pop Became a Tradition, and How 'Traditional' Music Gets Its Groove Back." The talk, which will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Titan Student Union's Titan Theater, is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. For more information, contact Linh Nguyen at linhknguyen@fullerton.edu or Sarah Grant at sagrant@fullerton.edu.

 

Titan Voice - Brittany Kuhn: Coming Out via the School Newspaper Opens in new window
Brittany Kuhn

After years of honest intentions and misdirected hope, I told my family that I was gay.

Writing those words changed my life.



 

Land Use and Conservation Advocate to Keynote Geography Conference Opens in new window
Coyote staring

Cal State Fullerton alumna Melanie Schlotterbeck '98, '01 (B.A. geography, M.S. environmental studies) will keynote the All Points of the Compass geography conference at her alma mater, Friday, Nov. 2, in the Titan Student Union's Portola Pavilion A and B. Her talk, "Geography Weaves Many Landscapes Together" will center on a case study of the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor.

Political Science Experts Discuss What to Expect in the Midterm Elections Opens in new window

Midterm-Elections-Experts

Four Cal State Fullerton political science faculty members will discuss the importance of the congressional midterm election, what it says about the current political climate and the impact the election will have on future national policy during a Monday, Oct. 15, panel discussion at the Fullerton Public Library.

 

Future College Educators Named Predoctoral Scholars Opens in new window
Pre-Doctoral-Scholars

Nine underrepresented students at Cal State Fullerton have begun a new educational journey, working toward a doctoral-level degree to someday teach on a college campus. From HSS we have Mariana Bruno, M.A. history; Gemayel Goxcon, M.A. geography; Jeffrey Harris, M.A. anthropology; Sarah Hernandez, M.S. psychology; Kimberly Madrigal, B.A. sociology; and Christina Mu, B.A. psychology.

 

CSUF Receives Nearly $8 Million in Funding for Research, Student Programs Opens in new window
CSUF-Seal

Programs that support student research, and encourage and support higher education endeavors are among the recipients of  grants and contracts awarded during the July-September quarter.
Sara Johnson, professor of anthropology
Laura Gil-Trejo, director of the Social Science Research Center
Brady Heiner, associate professor of philosophy
Sheryl Fontaine, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Natalie Navar, archivist, Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History

 

Research From Skid Row to Outer Space Opens in new window
mcnair-research

A group of 18 students participated in the Ronald McNair Scholars Program. This program helps undergraduate students gain valuable research experience as they get ready for graduate school.


 

Campus Honors Veteran Faculty, Staff Opens in new window

Cal State Fullerton has recently honored several faculty and staff members with the title of emeritus. Among the most recent are:
Yichin Shen, associate professor emeritus of English, comparative literature and linguistics
Heping Zhao, professor emeritus of English, comparative literature and linguistics


Masculinity, Politics and Personality Are Topics of New Faculty Publications Opens in new window
Protestors

Three new books, several articles and presentations, and awards for creativity and service are among the latest accomplishments by Cal State Fullerton faculty members.


 

First of Fall Lecture Series
Photo of 4 sets of feet

"Conversations on Community, Identity and Belonging" is the theme of the lecture series hosted by the College of HSS. Members of the campus community are invited to bring their lunches and listen to the presentations held in Room 360 of the Pollak Library.

Thursday, Oct. 11 — "The Philosophy of Building Community and Fostering Belonging Through Project Rebound," 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

 

'Black Disability Symposium' Brings Artists, Activists to Campus Opens in new window
Leroy Moore

Coinciding with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Cal State Fullerton's African American Studies Department will present a Monday, Oct. 1, "Black Disability Symposium" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Titan Student Union's Titan Theater.



 

City Management Fellows Gain Insights Into Local Government Work Opens in new window
City-Management-Fellowship

With limited public sector experience, Cal State Fullerton master of public administration student Amanda Aguilar saw the City Management Fellowship Program as an opportunity to get an exclusive and practical look at local government work.

 

Titans Ramp Up Voter Registration, Education Efforts Opens in new window
Voter Registration

On the eve of National Voter Registration Day (Sept. 25), campus groups at Cal State Fullerton are amplifying efforts to increase voter registration for the midterm election.




 

Four New Scholars Join College of Humanities and Social Sciences Opens in new window
HSS Building

With a range of expertise in sociology, modern languages and literatures, linguistics and religious studies, four new faculty members joined Cal State Fullerton's College of Humanities and Social Sciences this fall.


 

Presenting at the American Psychological Association Opens in new window

Cal State Fullerton faculty members and students were among the presenters at the recent American Psychological Association annual convention in San Francisco.

Philosophy Researchers Learn to Diagnose Disagreements Opens in new window
Argument

What makes some disagreements so intractable, and what strategies can be implemented to make them more productive?

Intrigued by these two questions, a team of Cal State Fullerton philosophers set out to better understand disagreement culture in the United States, with the goal of developing training materials to help people improve the way they conduct disagreements.

McNair Scholars Excel in Graduate-Level Research Opens in new window
McNairScholars

18 students in Cal State Fullerton’s McNair Scholars program recently completed about two months of research at universities across the map. McNair scholar Darnell Calderon, a sociology major, partnered with grad students at UCI to explore coping mechanism among children, mothers, incarcerated fathers and grandparents. He’s also conducting research on determinants of anti-immigration attitudes.


New Class of Guardian Scholars Ready to Start CSUF College Journey Opens in new window
Incoming Guardian Scholars

14 new Guardian Scholars — for current and former foster youth — freshmen and community college transfers — have been awarded full-ride scholarships.




University Names Inaugural Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Fellows Opens in new window
Alexandro Gradilla

Six faculty members have been named to Cal State Fullerton's new Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Fellows Program. The pilot program — led by the divisions of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion, and Academic Affairs — aims to promote the recruitment and retention of a high-quality and diverse faculty and staff at CSUF.



Model minority myth explored in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is topic of CSUF professor Opens in new window
Crazy RIch Asians

The stereotypes explored in “Crazy Rich Asians” are part of what’s referred to as the model minority myth, something studied by Cal State Fullerton professor of philosophy Emily S. Lee. Lee describes the model minority theory as the belief that “lifestyle patterns and cultural values of some racial minority group (Asian) are more conducive to successful integration into the mainstream U.S. economy than those of other groups.



What Twins Can Teach Us About Nature vs. Nurture Opens in new window
twins with differences

Nancy Segal, CSUF professor of psychology, discusses the vast impact that growing up together vs. growing up apart from one another can have on twins.

 



Campus Announces Recent Appointments Opens in new window

Matthew Jarvis begins a three-year term as chair of the Division of Politics, Administration and Justice.
Karyl Ketchum is acting chair of women and gender studies for a one-year term.
Jessica Stern was appointed to a one-year term as acting chair of history.

President Welcomes New Faculty to Campus Opens in new window
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English, Comparative Literatures and Linguistics — Kenneth Van Bik
Modern Languages and Literatures — Daniel Rueckert
Religious Studies — Mugdha Yeolekar
Sociology — Taylor Cruz

In Denmark, Students Consider Possibilities for Food Sustainability Opens in new window
Food_Denmark

Passionate about the environment and sustainability, American studies major Aliza Alvarado traveled to Denmark this summer to learn how one of the world's happiest countries develops policies around such issues.




Faculty Members Reprise Popular Lectures for Lifelong Learners Opens in new window
FOLLI-Eclectics-Series

From Shakespeare's Women to twin research, and the history of Disneyland, Cal State Fullerton faculty members headline the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's fall Eclectics lecture series.


Students Discover What Tree Rings Can Reveal About Droughts, Fires Opens in new window
Tree Ring Sampling

Trevis Matheus, Cal State Fullerton assistant professor of geography and the environment, who specializes in dendroclimatology, took eight students in his "Mountain Field Geography" class to Sequoia and Yosemite national parks for 10 days over the summer to learn how to sample trees.


In Memoriam — Ellen M. Caldwell Opens in new window
Ellen Caldwell

Ellen M. Caldwell, a longtime associate professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics at Cal State Fullerton, died Aug. 10.




Is ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Asian Enough? Opens in new window

Crazy-Rich-AsiansChristina Chin, assistant professor sociology, discusses the impact of the soon-to-be-released film "Crazy Rich Asians," especially in regard to the Asian American second-generation experience, in ways not previously captured on the big screen.





In Memoriam — Anne T. Feraru Opens in new window
Anne Feraru

Anne T. Feraru, professor emeritus of political science who joined Cal State Fullerton in 1966 and received emeritus status in 1990, has died.




 

CSUF's Project Rebound Launches Housing Initiative Opens in new window
Heiner and Silva

Cal State Fullerton's Project Rebound, in partnership with A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project, has introduced a housing initiative to support students in achieving their higher education goals.




Historian Behind the ‘I Have a Black Friend’ Essay Wants to Reach People Beyond His Classroom Opens in new window
Tyler Parry

Writing an illuminating short read that explains racism, history, and culture isn’t easy, Tyler D. Parry, associate professor of African-American studies, said. It takes work to explain hundreds of years of history in a few hundred words. But that work benefits the world outside a college classroom, and it should be rewarded in the tenure process, Parry said.


Titans Primed for Doctoral Programs Opens in new window
Mercy Tran Dubongco

With curriculum vitaes pages deep with research presentations, publications in progress, teaching experience and accolades, four Cal State Fullerton graduates are continuing their educational journeys this fall with support from the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program.



DC Scholars Branch Out in Washington Opens in new window
DC Scholars summer

14 Cal State DC Scholars are interning at nonprofits, advocacy groups, congressional offices, executive agencies and business groups in Washington, D.C., this summer.



Faculty Tenure and Promotions Announced Opens in new window
CSUF Campus Library

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Records has announced the tenure and/or promotion of 65 faculty members.




Social Justice Is at the Heart of Cambodia Study Abroad Program Opens in new window
Cambodia Study Group

How can a society that has lived through genocide achieve both justice for the victims and national reconciliation? How can a developing country pursue economic growth while protecting its culture and environment? These are questions 12 Cal State Fullerton students considered while studying abroad in Cambodia this summer.

In 'Sex, Crime and Culture' Class, Students Scrutinize Policies, Practices Opens in new window
Alyssa-Ackerman

Alissa Ackerman, an assistant professor of criminal justice and sex crimes researcher, teaches students to explore a variety of perspectives in CSUF's "Sex, Crime and Culture" class.



Campus Prepares Students for Careers in National Security, Intelligence Opens in new window
National-Security-Class

To expand the pool of people gathering and analyzing intelligence following 9/11, the United States government and intelligence community began reaching out to universities to create a pipeline for students to enter such careers.



'Time Banking' Is Catching on in the Digital World Opens in new window
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Ed Collom, CSUF director of faculty affairs and records and a former chair and professor of sociology,  who co-authored "Equal Time, Equal Value: Community Currencies and Time Banking in the US," stated that in order to be successful, time banks must have official hosts and infrastructure because “technology can help build trust.


MARC Scholars Travel for Summer Research Opportunities Opens in new window
MARC-Scholars

This summer, seven Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) scholars will be trading their summer vacations for laboratories and research. It’s well worth it, they say, as it moves them closer to the reality of an advanced degree and a career in scientific exploration.



A Three-State California? Opens in new window

California Historian, Professor Volker Janssen, joins KPCC’s “Take Two” to talk about the motives of past “split” proposals in California, and the difficulties facing the “Cal 3 Initiative” that will appear on this November’s ballot. Listen here Opens in new window by clicking the play button at the top of the screen. This piece starts at 30:45.

University Names Inaugural Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows Opens in new window
Mellon Mays Fellows

Last winter, Cal State Fullerton was selected to receive a $444,319 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program. The recipients will participate in summer programs and with the guidance of their mentors — spend four weeks conducting research for their first academic year as Mellon Mays Fellows. 

Ethiopian Monkeys and STEM Education Among Eclectic Faculty Research Opens in new window
gelada monkey

Faculty members from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences have been showcasing their research in a variety of ways, from online videos to publications in scientific journals to community presentations. The Guassa Gelada Research Project, a long-term study of a wild population of gelada monkeys, is co-directed by CSUF faculty members Peter Fashing and Nga Nguyen.


First-Generation Titans Take on New Educational Goals Opens in new window
Christina Rowley, McNair Symposium

Cal State Fullerton’s Ronald McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded effort to provide faculty mentors, graduate-level research internships, workshops and seminars — all focused on helping low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students prepare for transition to a master’s degree or doctoral program.

'As Told by Bold' Podcast Debuts Opens in new window
BOLD scholars

In response to their charge of transforming themselves and their communities, the first group of BOLD Scholars has taken on the development of a podcast.



How an Internship Landed a Student in Hollywood Opens in new window
Ameya Agavekar

Three Titans lauded the importance of utilizing Cal State Fullerton’s resources in finding internships that will help propel them toward future careers.





Outstanding Graduate Student Advances to Doctoral Program in Psychology Opens in new window
Christina-Rowley

While working with young children as part of her clinical psychology practicum, Cal State Fullerton graduate student Christina Rowley saw that children younger than 7 years old were already facing a variety of stressors and developing maladaptive coping strategies.




Distinguished Military Graduate Proves She Has the Right Stuff Opens in new window
Daisy Larios

Throughout her career at Cal State Fullerton, Daisy Larios has shown determination and dedication in both her studies and in ROTC. Both served her well as she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in English and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.



Campus Members Receive Accolades, Leadership Positions Opens in new window

Natalie Fousekis, professor of history and director of the Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History, was recognized with the 2018 James V. Mink Award from the Southwest Oral History Association.

Patricia Perez, professor of Chicana and Chicano studies, was selected to serve as chair of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE)/Educational Testing Service Outstanding Dissertation Competition. Award winners will be announced next year at the annual AAHHE conference in Costa Mesa.

 

Big Data Scholars Face New Challenges at Doctoral Institutions Across the Country Opens in new window
Emma-Navajas

Four Cal State Fullerton graduates who explored the world of big data through a National Institutes of Health funded program will be taking on new challenges and opportunities in doctoral programs.




From Bruce Springsteen to the Anthropology of Aging: Faculty Leaves and Sabbaticals Announced Opens in new window
Johnson-UACRE

Faculty leaves and sabbaticals have been awarded for projects ranging from studies into herbicides in water and the psychological concept of courage, to writing books on student activism and Bruce Springsteen's conception of the American dream.




Identical Twins Hint at How Environments Change Gene Expression Opens in new window
twins with differences

The discussion of nature and nurture is an ongoing focus of twin studies research with epigenetics being the next frontier. Nancy Segal, CSUF professor of psychology and director of the Twin Studies Center, said that “nature and nature work in concert affecting every measurable human trait.”



Supplemental Instruction Program to Receive International Recognition Opens in new window

SI Leadership

A campus program that helps students successfully complete historically difficult courses is being recognized for not only meeting its core mission but increasing retention and graduation rates.



Psychology Researchers Excel at Western Regional Conference Opens in new window
Psychology-Conference

More than 100 students, faculty members and alumni from Cal State Fullerton's Psychology Department contributed research to the 2018 Western Psychological Association convention this spring.




Titan Honored for Commitment to Cross-Cultural Understanding Opens in new window
Maricruz-Garcia

Maricruz Garcia Garibay, a Cal State Fullerton psychology major, found herself the only native Spanish speaker on a recent study abroad trip to Madrid, Spain. She quickly assumed the role of translator and cultural liaison for the group.




Mother, Son and Daughter to Graduate Together Opens in new window
Pantaleon Family

Maria Barrientos de Pantaleon, her daughter, Elisa, and son, Mario, will be receiving their degrees from Cal State Fullerton.




History Professor Hailed a 'Role Model for Faculty Service Opens in new window '
Fitch-Virjee

Colleagues of Nancy Fitch express the power her presence brings to a room, never afraid to speak the truth and always committed to championing students' needs.




What does it mean to be Vietnamese in California? Cal State Fullerton experts share insights Opens in new window
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For recent Vietnamese immigrants, the American dream is the California dream and, specifically, the Little Saigon dream, said Sarah Grant, assistant professor of anthropology who took part in a panel on “Vietnamese California” earlier this semester.



Titan Voice: Saba Ansari on a Day in Sacramento Lobbying on Behalf of Her Fellow Students Opens in new window
Sacramento

This spring, I was fortunate enough to travel to Sacramento alongside CSUF President Fram Virjee, retired state Sen. Dick Ackerman and other proud Titans to speak with countless legislators about the importance of fully funding the California State University’s 23 campuses for the upcoming academic year.



Bravo: CSUF Professor’s Latest Book Tells Story of Swapped Twins Opens in new window
Segal Twins

CSUF professor of psychology Nancy Segal released a new book that tells the tale of two pairs of identical twins, each separated at birth in Colombia. Segal has been making local appearances, discussing her latest book, “Accidental Brothers: The Story of Twins Exchanged at Birth and the Power of Nature and Nurture.”


In Memoriam — Marcial Prado Opens in new window

Marcial Prado, professor emeritus of foreign languages and literatures, died May 3. Prado joined Cal State Fullerton in 1974 as an assistant professor of Spanish and was awarded the emeritus title in 1996.

President's Scholars Celebrate Upcoming Graduation Opens in new window

“You set the bar for the rest of our 40,000 students. You are the physical manifestation of ‘Titans Reach Higher.’ And we celebrate your accomplishments,” Cal State Fullerton President Fram Virjee welcomed guests of 23 President’s Scholars.

From HSS, Arielle Garcia, B.A. psychology

'Alternate Facts' Series Opens in new window
Alternate Facts

Tuesday, May 8, 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Room 360 of Pollak Library
"A Refugee Crisis in Europe? Words, Facts and the Politics of Fear,"Aitana Guia.

"Distinguishing Fact From Fiction: The Moral and Ethical Difficulties of Working With Forced Confessions," Kate Burlingham.


Philosophy Department Hosts Talk on 'Black Women, Domestic Violence'

Alisa Bierria, a UC Berkeley scholar in gender and women's studies, will give a Wednesday, May 9, campus talk on "Black Women, Domestic Violence and Paradoxical Space." The free, public event will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Alvarado AB of the Titan Student Union. For more information, contact Brady Heiner, associate professor of philosophy, at bheiner@fullerton.edu.

Symposium Focuses on Housing Solutions for OC's Homeless Opens in new window
Brewer Homeless Symposium

Nearly 200 people gathered at Cal State Fullerton Friday, April 27, for the “Symposium on Homelessness in Orange County,” sharing information and opinions on the search for long-term solutions to an embroiled regional problem.



In Age Of #MeToo, Can There Be Forgiveness, Second Chances? Opens in new window
Empowered Woman

“Is there room for redemption and rebirth, in our time of Google trails and hashtag headlines?” At times, when famous men have made public apologies that are deemed insufficient, it can cause them to retreat from view, said Alissa Ackerman-Acklin, CSUF assistant professor of criminal justice. That, she said, is the opposite of what we should want.



Two Sets of Identical Twins Swapped at Birth, Reunited 25 Years Later Opens in new window
Segal Twin Research

“Accidental Brothers: The Story of Twins Exchanged at Birth and the Power of Nature and Nurture” is the latest book out from Nancy Segal, CSUF professor of psychology and director of the Twin Studies Center.



Faculty Noon Time Talks: Spring 2018 Series Opens in new window
April 30, 2018 (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Creating an Exit Strategy: German-French Collaboration in the final year of World War II, Gayle Brunelle, Ph.D.

CSUF Hosts Symposium Seeking Solutions to Homelessness Opens in new window
Skid row

The College of Communications and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Center for Public Policy will host a Friday, April 27, "Symposium on Homelessness in Orange County."




Scholar Reveals an American History of Tuition-Free Universities Opens in new window
Tyler Parry

For many, the idea of tuition-free universities, championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Democratic primaries, was radical. Tyler D. Parry, a Cal State Fullerton associate professor of African American studies, counters that the U.S. already has a historical example of tuition-free universities.


'African American Civic Engagement' Team Exemplifies Spirit of Inclusion Opens in new window
Alina Mirceau-Trotz and Siobhan Brooks

"The event gave students a chance to ask CSUF alumni questions about what ethnicity, racism and gender equality looked like 40 years ago, and draw connections to how these issues are addressed today," according to Stan Breckenridge, retired lecturer, and Siobhan Brooks, chair and associate professor, both of African American studies.

Cooper Center Project Update Opens in new window
Working at Coopers Center

This past summer the Cooper Center took on a massive project to re-box and organize all of the Cooper Center’s archaeological collections. Much of this progress is thanks to Monica Morales, a recent CSUF graduate in Anthropology.


Campus Honors Students for Top Scholarly and Creative Activities Opens in new window
Student posters

Creative and scholarly works in fields were recognized with this year's Outstanding Student Scholarly and Creative Activities Awards during Student Creative Activities and Research Day.


Titans to Share Stories of Women in Politics, Postwar Migration Experiences Opens in new window
Tape recorder

Female activism, postwar migration experiences and other topics will be featured during the 2018 Southwest Oral History Association conference at Cal State Fullerton April 27-29.




Alumni to Share 'American Wings, Iranian Roots' at Library Author Talk Opens in new window
Kristin and Reza

Alumni Reza Abedi and Kristin Orloff will give a campus talk on "American Wings, Iranian Roots," a book penned by Orloff about Abedi's journey from a gold medal wrestler to immigrating to America following the 1979 Iranian Revolution.



Titans in Student Research Head to Statewide Competition Opens in new window
Poster-Presentation

Juan Carlos Fermin, philosophy
“The Ethics of Belief in Uncertain Times”



Faculty Noon Time Talks: Spring 2018 Series Opens in new window
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Down by the River: the Creative Community of Muscle Shoals, Cameron Walker, Ph.D.

Monday, April 23, 2018 (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Healthy Cities by Design? Car Culture, Social Movements, and the Greening of the Turia River in Valencia, Spain (1957-2018), Aitana Guia, Ph.D.

'Alternate Facts' Series Back This Spring With New Lineup Opens in new window
Alternate Facts

Cal State Fullerton's College of Humanities and Social Sciences' lecture series explores controversial theories and separate fact from fiction on a variety of subjects in history, science, education and philosophy.

Monday, April 16, noon-12:50 p.m.
"The Father, the Son and the Spectre of Anxiety: The Deception of Richard Henry Dana Jr."
"Being as a Model Minority"

English Majors Volunteer for Environmentally Themed Art Exhibition Opens in new window
Reclaimed Landscapes
Piles of worn clothing items arranged in a vivid spectrum of color carefully settle along the walls of the Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery at CSUF, resembling the rich sedimentary layers of Earth. The striking display of discarded belongings is intended to unearth the harsh realities that lie buried beneath landscapes.

 

'Journey in Advocacy' Teaches Students How to Have a Voice in Policymaking Opens in new window
Advocacy

"Many students have never been to Sacramento before," said Sarah Hill, associate professor of political science and course instructor. "This class teaches them how to participate in state and local government, while giving them the chance to meet with legislators and alumni to learn about potential career opportunities."

 

Poetry and LGBTQ Community Health Subjects of Upcoming Faculty Activities Opens in new window
LGBTQ-Health

Cal State Fullerton faculty members will be taking part in two May programs focused on two very different subjects: poetry and community health among the LGBTQ population.



 

'Aging and Dementia' Class Prepares Students for National Health Care Crisis Opens in new window
Alzheimers Walk

To put a human face on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, a Cal State Fullerton gerontology class is taking students inside a local care facility that serves approximately 100 patients with dementia every day.


 

Discussing Fascism in Pre- and Wartime France Opens in new window
Fascism Lecture

Campus and community members are invited to attend a Saturday, April 14, Patrons of the Pollak Library lecture, “Type Tarzan: Recruiting for the Extreme Right in Pre-War and Wartime France, 1935-1945” by Gayle Brunelle, CSUF professor of history.


 

Symposium to Highlight Memory and History of Spanish Civil War Opens in new window
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Students enrolled in a new history class at Cal State Fullerton will present a Monday, April 9, symposium on the memory and history of the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War. Titled "The Good Fight," the free, public event takes place in Room 360 of the Pollak Library.

 

 

Heritage Month Speaker Dreams of Preserving 'Ancestral Intelligence' Opens in new window
Student PASA Dance Group

Cal State Fullerton's celebration of APIDA Heritage Month continues through April and May.



 

 

‘Tiger parenting’ talk, slam poetry part of Asian heritage month at Cal State Fullerton Opens in new window
Traditional Filipino Dance

“Resist: Visible and United” is the theme of this year’s Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month at Cal State Fullerton.

Guest speakers, poetry readings, documentary screenings and a night market are among the events planned.

 

 

Why Cal State Fullerton students are studying topics ranging from makeup to zombies Opens in new window
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Erick Aguinaldo is used to being asked why he’s into makeup.

The Cal State Fullerton psychology student chuckles and explains why he researches how perceptions of attractiveness and competence vary depending on how much makeup women wear.



'This is for the mostless' Author to Visit Campus During HSS Week Opens in new window
Jason Perez

Jason Magabo Perez, a poet and author who brings visibility to social justice issues, will serve as keynote speaker for Cal State Fullerton's April 9-12 Humanities and Social Sciences Week.





From Australia to Myanmar, Scholars Talk Dance, Human Rights and Vinyl Opens in new window

In late February, Jesse Battan, professor of American studies, presented the paper “From Fourier to Freud: Changing Conceptions of ‘Sexual Revolution’ in the United States, 1820-1930” at the international conference on “Sexual Revolutions — Sexual Politics,” sponsored by the International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics and the Center for Ethics and Value Inquiry, and held at the University of Ghent, Belgium.

Finding New Answers to Why Black Lesbians Marry Opens in new window
Siobahn Brooks

Siobhan Brooks, co-chair and associate professor of African American studies, has found in her research that “black lesbian and bisexual women primarily view marriage as giving them community recognition as group members,” she said. "Many black lesbians are fighting for racial community recognition, not state-sanctioned rights.”



In Memoriam — Frank G. Verges Opens in new window
Frank Verges

Frank G. Verges, professor emeritus of philosophy, died Feb. 12 at the age of 81.






Mindfulness Expert to Deliver Keynote for Asian Heritage Month Opens in new window
Ali-Nguyen

Cal State Fullerton's Titan Night Market is back, along with several guest speakers, poetry readings, documentary screenings and a president's reception — all to celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month in April. Charlotte Ái Nguyễn, founder and guiding teacher of Get Free!, is the keynote speaker for CSUF's April 3 reception.



Literature, Culture and Languages Conference
Literature Culture & Languages

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is hosting its 11th annual conference, focusing on "Literature, Culture and Languages," Friday, April 6 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. in the Humanities-Social Sciences Building. For more information, contact the department at 657-278-3534.



Students Prepare for In-Demand Careers in Aging

To promote careers in aging, CSUF's gerontology program and Sigma Phi Omega will host a "GeroPalooza" aging awareness and resource fair Tuesday, April 3 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, contact 657-278-7057 or gerontology@fullerton.edu.

Anthropology Student Among 'Next Generation of Public Problem Solvers' Opens in new window
Marco Moreno

Marco Moreno, a Cal State Fullerton graduate student in cultural anthropology, believes much can be learned from studying the murals and graffiti of Orange County.

His thesis project examines public art as a form of expression and education for communities that have either been marginalized or misrepresented in written histories.


Celebrate OC Nature and Ancient Wonders This Spring at Science Events Opens in new window
Tucker Wildlife

Cal State Fullerton is celebrating Orange County's nature and ancient wonders this spring — from offering guided bird walks to exploring the region's early history.





DC Scholars Capitalize on a 'Once in a Lifetime' Experience Opens in new window
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Cal State Fullerton student Leah Milhander dreams of becoming a U.S. ambassador to another country. She also sees herself working for the State Department or the Peace Corps. 10 Students Explore Public Service Careers in Washington, D.C.



Titan Voice - Sophia Chang: The Unexpected Wedding Planner Opens in new window
Sophia Chang

For someone who has been trying to plan her future and, ultimately, gets a completely different result, I am the perfect case. I graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2008, having double-majored in art history and anthropology and minored in Asian studies.




CSUF President’s Reception for Women’s History Month encouraged women to ‘reclaim their own time’ Opens in new window
Womens History Month

A bubbling crowd of students, faculty and staff took their seats for the annual CSUF Women’s History Month reception at the Fullerton Marriott on Thursday.

“Reclaiming Our Time” was the theme of the reception hosted by the WoMen’s and Adult Reentry Center and the Women and Gender Studies Department.

Industry Leaders Prepare Students for In-Demand Careers in Aging Opens in new window
Caregiving

As the number of aging adults rises in Orange County and across the nation, Cal State Fullerton continues to help students explore in-demand careers in the field of gerontology.





CSUF professor John Bock pushes for environmental sustainability on campus Opens in new window
JohnBrock

As a professor of anthropology and the current director for CSUF’s Center for Sustainability, John Bock understands the impact of a single footprint. “We use urban agriculture as a lens to understand food security, sustainable development and environmental justice,” Bock said.





Lil' Libros Co-Founders Headline Women's History Month Reception Opens in new window
Ariana Stein and Patty Rodriguez

Ariana Stein and Patty Rodriguez are entrepreneurs, business partners, mothers and childhood friends. They're also the driving force behind a bilingual children's book series, Lil' Libros, which encourages bilingualism and a passion for reading.



CSUF Faculty Contribute to Special Issue of Academic Journal Opens in new window
Noh, Phi, and Yuying

Cal State Fullerton faculty were contributors to a special issue of Women & Therapy.





Faculty Noon Time Talks: Spring 2018 Series Opens in new window
Ben Cawthra

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Benjamin Cawthra, Ph.D.
Yesternow: Jack Johnson, Documentary Film, and the Politics of Jazz





'Alternate Facts' Series Back This Spring With New Lineup Opens in new window
Alternate Facts

Cal State Fullerton's College of Humanities and Social Sciences' lecture series explores controversial theories and separate fact from fiction on a variety of subjects in history, science, education and philosophy.

Tuesday, Mar. 13, 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
"Too Perfect to be True: 'Fake' Research or Yet Another Crisis for the Academy"
"Science and Politics in the Age of Alternative Facts"

Women's History Month to Focus on 'Reclaiming Our Time' Opens in new window
Womens History Month

Cal State Fullerton brings thought-leaders, advocates and mentors to campus this month as part of the university's celebration of Women's History Month. With focus on the theme "Reclaiming Our Time," events will include panel discussions, film screenings and a poetry slam.




Annual Awards & Scholarship Gala, In Memory of Dr. Milton A. Gordon Opens in new window
Awards Gala artwork

The African American Faculty and Staff Association is proud to host its Annual Awards and Scholarship Gala. All proceeds from this event will generate future scholarships for CSUF students in memory of President Milton A. Gordon.




Authors of 'My Life' Book Series & California Literature to Give Talks Opens in new window
Susan Straight

The lunchtime conversation will focus on how reading California literature "not only informs us about the history of places we think we already know, but also trains us for resistance, instilling values essential to democracy, like stewardship and empathy, while cultivating responsible imagination," Sexton said. The Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics is co-hosting the event.


Seeing Orange County Opens in new window
Oranges on the vine

Elaine Lewinnek, professor of American studies, takes the reader on a trip through the diversity of Orange County. From the 9,000-year-old Panhe village to the Ronald Reagan-sanctioned military-industrial research site just up the road, the rich culture is what brings people from across the U.S.-Mexican border and over the Pacific Ocean to experience this place called Orange County.



CSUF professor Carrie Lane displays unique passion for work Opens in new window
Carrie Lane

Carrie Lane, American studies professor at CSUF, is nothing short of accomplished.

With a bachelor’s in anthropology from Princeton and a Ph.D. in American studies from Yale, her education and passion for American studies, one of her most recent studies focuses on professional organizers.



Center for Oral and Public History to Recognize OC Political Leaders Opens in new window
COPH-Honorees

The contributions of three Orange County political leaders will be recognized March 1 by Cal State Fullerton's Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History.



Asian American Studies Evolves From Program to Department Opens in new window
Asian-American-Studies

Reflecting its continual growth since the 1990s, Cal State Fullerton's Asian American Studies Program officially became a department last week. The proposal was unanimously approved at a Jan. 25 Academic Senate meeting and signed into effect Feb. 13 by CSUF President Fram Virjee.



'Honoring the Difficult' Through Art
Honoring the Difficult, Difficult Times, Difficult Art

Natalie J. Graham, poet and associate professor of African American studies, and filmmaker Keya Vance will facilitate a Wednesday, Feb. 21 poetry workshop and film screening from 2:30-3:45 p.m. in the Titan Theatre. Drawing upon themes from Alice Walker's book "The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult," participants will discuss how artists navigate cultural legacies and contemporary scenes of pain and grief.


Social Justice Summit Brings Actress Asia Jackson to Campus Opens in new window
Harris-Jackson

Islamophobia on college campuses, stepping up to rape culture, reframing disability, and pain and anger in the LGBTQ community are a few of the featured topics at Cal State Fullerton's 2018 Social Justice Summit, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Titan Student Union.


Indie Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt Among Subjects of Recent Faculty Publications Opens in new window
Nicole-Seymour

Kelly Reichardt: Emergency and the Everyday,” co-authored by Nicole Seymour, assistant professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics.

 



Grant Will Prepare CSUF Undergrads for Humanities Doctorates Opens in new window
Humanities Building CSUF

Thanks to a $444,319 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program, a select group of students who pursue a doctorate in the humanities immediately after completing a bachelor’s degree will receive academic opportunities and financial support to realize their educational dreams.

 

 

African American Studies Department Open House

The African American Studies Department is holding an open house for students on Feb. 12 from 1:30-3:30 in Hum 312. Faculty will be there to discuss course offerings for the fall. Food and drinks will be available.

'Alternate Facts' Series Back This Spring With New Lineup Opens in new window
Alternate Facts

Returning this spring with a new slate of scholars and topics, Cal State Fullerton's College of Humanities and Social Sciences' lecture series will explore controversial theories and separate fact from fiction on a variety of subjects in history, science, education and philosophy.

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
"Alternative Histories of Southern California"

 

MS-13 Researcher Advocates for Deeper Understanding of Gang Experiences Opens in new window
MS13 gang

Lidia E. Nuño, a Cal State Fullerton assistant professor of criminal justice, is one of a handful of researchers across the country studying the MS-13 gang's presence in the United States and Central America.

 



In Memoriam — Lydia Vélez Opens in new window

Lydia Vélez, professor emeritus of modern languages and literatures, died Jan. 10 at the age of 71. A dedicated teacher and respected colleague, Vélez specialized in Spanish American literature. In addition to critical articles on the works of such authors as Julia de Burgos, Elías Miguel Muñoz and Etnairis Rivera, Vélez published short stories and two collections of poetry.

How Did North Korea Become a Nuclear Weapons Power? A CSUF Professor Offers Some Context Opens in new window
Nuclear-Explosion

While many wonder what North Korea is going to do with its nuclear power, Kristine Dennehy, chair and professor of history, explains how the country’s complex history has led North Korea to its current place in the world.




Q&A with Poet and Professor of African American Studies, Natalie Graham Opens in new window
Natalie Graham

In BEGIN WITH A FAILED BODY, winner of the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, poet and professor Natalie Graham considers the wounded self trapped between poverty and memory. By retrieving her past, her family and her community to bear witness with her, Graham’s debut collection is entrancing and profound.



Criminal Justice Professor on Restorative Justice In Hollywood Opens in new window
Emeriti-Scholarship75th_Annual_Golden_Globe_Awards

Professor of Criminal Justice, Alissa Ackerman quoted in The Washington Post article “Enough with naming and shaming: It’s time for restorative justice in Hollywood” by Chief Film Critic, Ann Hornaday.




Research on Tweeting, Bilingualism, Music Part of Library Lecture Series Opens in new window

Feb. 27 — "Boom Conversation on Vietnamese California" by Jason Sexton, Boom editor and Pollak Library faculty fellow; Sarah Grant, assistant professor of anthropology; Allison Varzally, professor of history; and Phuoc Duong, lecturer in Asian American studies.

Emeriti Give Back Through Scholarships to Students Opens in new window
Emeriti-Scholarship

Eleven Cal State Fullerton students have begun the spring semester with scholarships underwritten by the university’s emeriti including Dianna J. Blake, English.





Cal State Fullerton Receives $444,000 Grant to Prepare Students for Doctoral Degrees in Humanities Opens in new window
Doctoral Graduate

Cal State Fullerton will receive $444,319 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program. The focus of the funding will be to increase rigorous academic opportunities and provide financial support for students who will pursue a Ph.D. in the humanities immediately after completing their bachelor’s degrees.



Titan Voice: Riley Greenough — Reflections of a President’s Scholar Opens in new window
Riley Greenough

My parents and I toured nearly a dozen college campuses in all parts of California before I decided to attend Cal State Fullerton. I was an anxious high school senior, desperate to fit in at the college that would be my college for the next four years.




Trump’s Comments Invoke Model Minority Myth Opens in new window
Donald Trump

Eliza Noh, associate professor of Asian American studies, was quoted in a Washington Post analysis stemming from President Trump's controversial comments last week about immigrants.




Historian Examines 'A Divided Korea' Opens in new window
koreas border

Amidst heightened military tensions between North and South Korea, the two nations recently met face-to-face in the Demilitarized Zone for the first time in more than two years. Cal State Fullerton historian Kristine Dennehy sees the talks as a step toward improved relations for the divided country.

Titans to Honor Legacy of MLK Opens in new window
MLK statue

Cal State Fullerton will honor the legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during a weeklong celebration at the top of the spring semester.





Titans Deliver TED Talks Worth Sharing Opens in new window
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"Twins: A Window Into Human Nature" (TEDx Manhattan Beach, 2017)
Nancy L. Segal, author, professor of psychology and director of the Twin Studies Center, draws from her twin research to illuminate the important role genes play in decision-making and behavior.



Most Influential 2017: Cal State Fullerton’s Heiner helps ex-convicts get college degrees Opens in new window

Brady HeinerBrady Heiner is the director of Project Rebound, which helps former inmates get a college degree once they’re out of prison. Brady is one of OC Register's Most Influential people of 2017.





Recognizing the Impact of Religion on Public Life Opens in new window
religions symbols

Benjamin J. Hubbard, professor emeritus of comparative religion, penned a commentary for the Los Angeles Times/Daily Pilot opinion section on the importance of recognizing how much religion impacts public life “in ways that please some and frustrate others.”




Only 3% of former foster children graduate college. Here’s how universities are working to change that Opens in new window
foster-graduate

“When I was here at Cal State, I was homeless for three months,” Sharon Luisjuan said, looking west across the Cal State San Bernardino campus. A former foster youth who had aged out of the system, Luisjuan beat the odds and earned a college degree with the help of CSUSB’s Renaissance Scholars program. 



External Funding Supports Studies in Health Care Disparities and Ecosystems, Student Programs and Tutoring Services Opens in new window

Cal State Fullerton faculty and staff have been busy garnering grants and contracts for everything from a financial planning initiative to research on health care disparities in Latinos. More than $2.1 million was received during the campus’s second quarter.

Patricia Literte, associate professor of sociology and director of the McNair Scholars Program
Laura Gil-Trejo, director of the Social Science Research Center
Sheryl Fontaine, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sawssan Ahmed, assistant professor of psychology

Students Explore Migration Issues and Share Research Projects in Mexico Opens in new window
Guadalajara-Transnational-Program-group

Through two Cal State Fullerton study abroad programs in Mexico this fall, students had the opportunity to present their research projects, learn about transnational migration and experience the Mexican culture.

Campus Members Honored for Service, Expertise and Creativity Opens in new window

Whether its work in the classroom, in academic departments, in professional organizations or behind the camera, Cal State Fullerton faculty and staff have displayed dedication, expertise and creative skills that has earned their recent recognition.

Campus Symposium to Discuss Solitary Confinement, Prison Reform Opens in new window
imprisoned

California prison hunger strikes in 2011 and 2013 sparked several debates about human rights, incarceration and state priorities. Ending the practice of solitary confinement will be the focus of a Saturday, Dec. 9, symposium hosted by Cal State Fullerton and California Families Against Solitary Confinement.



Faculty Service Recognized Opens in new window
Mentoring

Cal State Fullerton is recognizing 69 faculty members for their outstanding service to students, the University or the external community.





Future of Malls and Online Retailers Opens in new window
shopping-mall

Ray Young, professor emeritus of geography, discussed the many reasons behind the decline of retailers in Orange County, as well as the trends within online shopping, during a recent lecture for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on campus.





Titans Learn About Global Refugee Crisis While Studying Abroad Opens in new window
refugees

"There is no one poster child for what a refugee looks like or what they are seeking safe haven from," says Pamela Fiber-Ostrow, a Cal State Fullerton professor of political science.

Fiber-Ostrow leads a six-week study abroad trip to Italy each summer, where students learn about the complexities of the worldwide refugee crisis in addition to being exposed to Italian life and culture.

Digital humanities keynote speaker highlights the importance of geographic information systems Opens in new window
Bailey-Carpenter
Christy Hyman, who studies 19th century American history using geographic information systems (GIS), was invited by Cal State Fullerton’s Department of History and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to deliver the keynote presentation for the fall Digital Humanities Student Symposium. Hyman’s doctoral work focuses on using historical data and geography to track the patterns and movements of enslaved runaways and laborers.

 

Graduate Students to Showcase Digital Humanities Projects Opens in new window
Graphic Novel Art
Three Cal State Fullerton graduate students will showcase their digital humanities projects on women's suffrage, Japanese internment in Brea and women's reproductive health during a two-day symposium Nov. 15-16.




Tradition of Teaching Persists in Native American Heritage Opens in new window
Native_American_Dance

"What is the oldest role of American Indians?" Paul Apodaca posed this question during his keynote presentation for Cal State Fullerton's Native American Heritage Month reception.

"We were teachers," said the associate professor of sociology and American studies at Chapman University. "We've been teaching Europeans for 500 years — teaching them where the food is, teaching them how the animals lived, teaching them how the seasons worked...

 

Graphic novels exhibit at Cal State Fullerton shows myriad paths to creativity Opens in new window
Graphic Novel Art

For many of us, our first “book” was a comic book. The combination of words and images drew us in, whether the Avengers or Archie.

A new exhibit at Cal State Fullerton shows the power and popularity of storytelling that combines words and images.



Criminal Justice Researcher Sheds Light on Sexual Violence Opens in new window
Alissa-Ackerman

Committed to deepening students' understanding of criminal justice complexities, Alissa Ackerman joins Cal State Fullerton's Division of Politics, Administration and Justice this fall. The new assistant professor will teach courses on "Research Methods" and the "Foundations of Criminal Justice."



Lives Still in Limbo' to Highlight Undocumented Immigrant Stories Opens in new window
Lives-in-Limbo

Roberto G. Gonzales, professor at Harvard, a leading researcher on the experiences of undocumented immigrants in the United States will address the topic from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Pollak Library's Rotary Club of Fullerton, Room 130.




Titans Unite for Native American Heritage Month Opens in new window
Native-American-Dancer

"We Are Still Here" is the theme of Cal State Fullerton's celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Among the November activities is a reception hosted by President Mildred García, featuring keynote speaker Paul Apodaca, a specialist in folklore, mythology and American Indian studies.




Lecture Series to Investigate 'Alternate Facts' Opens in new window

alt-facts

Cal State Fullerton's College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents its annual lecture series, focusing on the theme "Interdisciplinary Conversations on Alternate Facts: Evidence, Interpretation and Reality."

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
"The Dreyfus Affair: Fake Facts, Fake News and a Suspicious Investigation that Continues to Haunt France," Nancy Fitch, and "Mexico Under President Pancho Villa…? Storytelling, History and the Counterfactual"

Faculty Authors See Work in Books and Articles Opens in new window
Siobhan Brooks

Siobhan Brooks, co-chair and associate professor of African American studies, published an article on “Black on Black Love: Black Lesbian and Bisexual Women, Marriage and Symbolic Meaning” in The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research.



 

Scholar Examines Environmental Issues With a Literary Lens Opens in new window
Climate-Change-Literary

"I want my students to get a sense of the wide range of artistic, and not purely scientific, responses to environmental crisis," says Nicole Seymour, whose research focuses on the relationship between the environment and literary texts.




Twelve Alumni Honored by African American Studies Department Opens in new window
African-American-Civic-Engagement-Recipients

The African American Studies Vision for the Future Fund will provide for student scholarships and opportunities to gain hands-on learning experiences, as well as support faculty research and academic conferences.


Titans Study Human-Wildlife Conflicts in South Africa Opens in new window
Lion-Sanctuary

When a Cal State Fullerton humanities course offered her the opportunity to learn about human-wildlife conflicts in South Africa, she packed her bags for a summer among lions, rhinos, baboons and more.




Faculty Poets to Present Works
partial stone sculptured head

Natalie J. Graham, associate professor of African American studies, will present a 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 25, "From Memory to Poem" poetry reading and workshop in Room 130 of the Pollak Library. For more information, contact ngraham@fullerton.edu.




Boom California’ Presents Brown-Bag Conversations Opens in new window
Aerial of Orange County

Cal State Fullerton American studies professor Elaine Lewinnek will be part of a lunchtime conversation Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Pollak Library on "Boom Conversation: Three Orange Counties."




Short Story, Editorial Among Recent Faculty Publications Opens in new window
Adam Golub

Adam Golub, associate professor of American studies, took first runner-up honors in Pulp Literature’s Raven Short Story Contest with “The Pool Guy” published in the summer issue of the literary magazine. He also authored “Stomping the Undead: A Blues Theory of Zombie Culture” that was published in the spring issue of Quarterly Horse: A Journal of [brief] American Studies.

 

Alternate facts gain historical perspective from Cal State Fullerton researchers Opens in new window
A Wedding 1897

“Which is right? And which is an illusion?”

And with due respect to the Moody Blues, can what’s not true still be real?

In a year of questions about fake news, Cal State Fullerton is presenting a lecture series to give some historical perspective on “alternate facts.”

 

Geography Conference to Explore Hurricanes, Climate Change Opens in new window
Hurricane

What can Spanish shipwrecks in the Caribbean and tree growth records from the Florida Keys reveal about hurricanes and climate change? Grant Harley, assistant professor of geography at the University of Idaho, will share his research as keynote speaker of Cal State Fullerton's "All Points of the Compass" geography conference.



MacArthur 'Genius' to Discuss Human Smuggling Industry Opens in new window
De-Leon-MacArthur

Anthropologist Jason De León, newly named recipient of the 2017 MacArthur Fellowship, will speak at Cal State Fullerton Thursday, Oct. 19, on the relationship between transnational gangs and the human smuggling industry.




New Anthropologist on Campus Explores Immigrant Experiences Opens in new window
Ahmed-Afzal

Anthropology's insistence on the equality and integrity of all cultures, as well as an emphasis on qualitative research, resonated with Ahmed Afzal and inspired him to pursue the field of cultural anthropology.




Seeing Double: Separating Facts From Fiction on Twins Research Opens in new window
Twins research

Psychology professor Nancy L. Seagal, one of the world's leading experts on twins, will soon release her latest book on the subject.

In “Twin Mythconceptions: False Beliefs, Fables and Facts About Twins,” Segal separates fact from fiction about more than 70 commonly held beliefs about the origins and development of twins.


Center for Oral and Public History Lecture: A Documentarian's Life Opens in new window
Sam-Stephenson

Stephenson's talk, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, "Wide-Angle View: An Experimental Approach to Writing and Documentary Work," is based on two decades of researching the life and work of photographer W. Eugene Smith, a pioneering documentarian for Life magazine.




From autism to zebrafish, experts set up shop at Cal State Fullerton Opens in new window
zebrafish

When newly hired professors arrive at Cal State Fullerton, they don’t unpack just laptops, lesson plans and brand-new flip-flops. They bring research – and sometimes the funding for that research.

Tree rings, zebrafish, military prisons, property rights, nanotechnology, sexual violence and David Bowie – these are some of the research projects that accompanied the 2017-18 crop of 43 new faculty members.

Buffalo Soldiers, Titan Alumni Focus of New Library Exhibit Opens in new window
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Looking at "African American Civic Engagement" throughout the decades, Cal State Fullerton's African American Studies Department presents a new exhibit on the contributions of Buffalo Soldiers during the 1860s and the University's alumni from a century later.



New Faculty Member Examines North American Borderlands Opens in new window
Sara-Fingal

Hoping her classrooms serve as spaces for Cal State Fullerton students to explore and examine American cultures in the past and present, Sara Fingal, a new assistant professor of American studies, is teaching "Americans and Nature" and "California Cultures."





Octopus Study in the Works for Animal Behavior Researcher Opens in new window
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Growing up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, Jessie Peissig was drawn to the study of animals at an early age. Today, the Cal State Fullerton psychology professor specializes in researching and teaching animal behavior.




Report: Policing Around the Nation Opens in new window
Police-Car

One-third of police chiefs and sheriffs have a graduate degree, and one-third of sworn officers have a bachelor's degree or higher, according to a new study from Cal State Fullerton's Center for Public Policy and the Police Foundation, the largest and most comprehensive study conducted since 1978 on the role of higher education in policing



CSUF Awarded $12 Million in Grants, Contracts and Program Funding Opens in new window
Langsdorf-Hall

More than $12.1 million has been awarded to Cal State Fullerton during the first quarter of the academic year. The funding supports programs that help students go to college, earn degrees in specific fields, expand high-impact practices for students and benefit communities, and underwrite faculty research, much of which is conducted with students working alongside faculty members.


Lecture Series to Investigate 'Alternate Facts' Opens in new window
alt-facts

Cal State Fullerton's College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents its annual lecture series, focusing on the theme "Interdisciplinary Conversations on Alternate Facts: Evidence, Interpretation and Reality."

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
"What Twins Tell Us About Who We Are: The Science Behind the Fascination, " Nancy L. Segal
"Polarized Policing," Jay Wachtel

 
In Memoriam — Seymour Scheinberg Opens in new window
seymour-scheinberg

Seymour "Sy" Scheinberg, chair and professor of history emeritus, died Sept. 29 at the age of 85. A memorial service will be held at 1p.m. Oct. 3 in the chapel of Harbor Lawn, Mt. Olive Cemetery, 1625 Gisler Ave., Costa Mesa.




Psychology, Philosophy Experts to Discuss Moral Dilemmas Opens in new window
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Can science provide the moral answers to such issues as abortion, euthanasia and organ donation — without the guidance of religious ideology or philosophy? Cal State Fullerton alumnus Michael Shermer '78 (M.A. psychology) returns to his alma mater Thursday, Oct. 19, to present his case.

One Day's Trash: Graduate Student Researches Campus Recycling Opens in new window

Maelynn Dickson with “Mount Recyclemore”

By the time Maelynn Dickson sits down to write her master's thesis, she will have completed more than 10 dumpster audits to assess waste diversion behaviors at Cal State Fullerton.

The geography student's research, "Promoting Successful Campus-wide Sustainability Through Hands-on Education," collects data on recyclable materials from the Humanities-Social Sciences Building.



Local City Managers to Mentor Public Administration Students Opens in new window
City Manager Fellows

Four Graduate Students Named City Management Fellows.




‘Boom California’ Presents Brown-Bag Conversations Opens in new window
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Cal State Fullerton American studies professor Elaine Lewinnek will be part of a lunchtime conversation Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Pollak Library on "Boom Conversation: Three Orange Counties."

The conversation will focus on Orange County today, known for its beach cities, amusement parks, and diverse political, economic and ethnic compositions. 



A Decade of Teaching Harry Potter Opens in new window
Potter-Class

With red hair, freckles and a determination to learn, it's no wonder Brittany Cochran landed in the same house as the famous Weasley clan on the first day of her Harry Potter class at Cal State Fullerton. The class, which fills up quickly according to its instructor Erin Hollis, will be offered in spring 2018 for the 10th time. 

 

Titan Goes From Candy Striper to President at Kaiser Permanente Opens in new window
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Julie Miller-Phipps, who earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology at CSUF, talks about her ascension to a top post with Kaiser Permanente. She credits the “focus on group process” in her coursework with her success in leading such a large organization.



 

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Remain Underrepresented on Television Opens in new window
Fresh-Off-Boat

Christina B. Chin, assistant professor of sociology, and one of the authors of “Tokens on the Small Screen,” examines the role of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on prime-time television.


 

Seven Titans Named CSU Pre-Doctoral Scholars Opens in new window
Pre-Doctoral-Scholars

Seven underrepresented students at Cal State Fullerton have begun a new educational journey, working toward a doctoral-level degree and, someday, teaching on a college campus.

 

Defense, Incarceration Researcher Joins American Studies Faculty Opens in new window
Alison Kanosky

Alison Kanosky was drawn to American studies for two reasons: its interdisciplinary approach and the growing amount of critical and political work coming from the field.

Teaching such courses as "American Character" and "Theory and Method of American Studies" this fall, Cal State Fullerton's new assistant professor focuses her own research on how defense and incarceration policies affect communities.

 

CSUF researcher examines “invisible” Korean War adoptees Opens in new window

B&W Korean Photo On Cell Phone

“They were the first K-Pop group,” said Susie Woo, a Cal State Fullerton American studies professor. “(But) their day-to-day life was very different than what the photographs captured.” Woo is trying to capture this disparity for a book she is writing. She is researching the experience of Korean War adoptees and military brides, many of whom she said experienced the harsh reality of the United States.



Psychology Professor Debunks Popular 'Twin Mythconceptions' Opens in new window
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Can twins communicate telepathically? Should twins be separated in school? Do twins skip generations?

In her latest book, "Twin Mythconceptions: False Beliefs, Fables and Facts About Twins," Cal State Fullerton professor of psychology Nancy L. Segal separates fact from fiction.




Explore Over 180 Million Years Of OC History at 'Ancient Wonders' Opens in new window
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The John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center will host "OC’s Ancient Wonders," a free educational family event this Saturday, Sept. 9, featuring the region's rich heritage of natural history, prehistoric animals and plants, and Native American culture.





Faculty Presentation Topics Opens in new window

Timothy Henry, lecturer in English, comparative literature and linguistics, discussed “Making a Dictionary of Ventureño,” the process of creating a native language dictionary from fragmented sources, Aug. 10 at the Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks.

“Vietnamese American Older Adult Depression and Help-Seeking: A Pilot Study” with graduate counseling student Vi Pham and undergraduate psychology major Phuong Nguyen;

 

Free Lectures for Curious Minds Opens in new window

Nov. 2 — "Malls, Discounters and Amazon: Retail Competition in the Internet Age" presented by Ray Young, CSUF professor emeritus of geography

Dec. 7 — "Political Women: Recording Stories of Local Women Making Change" presented by Natalie Fousekis, CSUF professor of history and director of the Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History

Are dystopian novels a call to action for millennials? CSUF student sees a brave new world Opens in new window
Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games

Looking at the world through the eyes of a dystopian heroine occupied much of Cal State Fullerton student Brittany Goss’ past year. In May, she presented her research paper, “Young Adult Dystopian Literature Creating a Generation of Activists,” at the university’s senior honors presentations.



Psychologist Brings Zebrafish Research to Campus Opens in new window
Adam Roberts

It might seem like zebrafish are worlds away from people experiencing disorders such as schizophrenia and autism, says Adam Roberts, but scientific breakthroughs often start with animal models like these.

Cal State Fullerton's new assistant professor of psychology hopes that his research scanning fish brains can provide clues for understand learning and memory in human beings.


Cal State Fullerton student gets to embrace the warmth of small-town America in Alaska Opens in new window
Sheridan's Glacier

Maelynn Dickson completed conservation aimed at preventing the death of salmon offspring and ensuring current trails were maintained; without maintained trails, visitors tend to go off trail, which ruins the surrounding ecosystems and habitats.




Geographer Examines Tree Rings to Understand Climate Change Opens in new window
Tree rings, dendrochronolgy

What can tree rings reveal about a region's history, and how can this knowledge help guide environmental policies? These are a few of the questions Trevis Matheus hopes to understand as a researcher of dendrochronology, paleoclimatology and weather.



Newest Guardian Scholars Begin Their Titan Educational Journey Opens in new window
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Cal State Fullerton has welcomed 15 former foster youth to the campus as this year’s class of incoming Guardian Scholars. 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.


Welcoming the Newest Class of President’s Scholars Opens in new window
2017 Presidents Scholars

This year’s group of President’s Scholars spans six colleges, with 17 students joining the most elite cadre of Cal State Fullerton students. The President’s Scholars program is a rigorous initiative for high achievers in high school and military veterans entering from community college that provides high achievers with experiences and opportunities in academics, leadership, service and mentorship.


Firefighter-turned-scholar at Cal State Fullerton studies science of wildfires Opens in new window
Firefighter Chacon

A former firefighter, Pedro Chacon, has been accepted to attend the Strategic Environmental Research Initiative Fire Summer Seminar at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara.





Summer days for these CSUF students were anything but lazy Opens in new window
DC Scholars - Hill, Maskarino and Gonzalez

DC Scholars - Fourteen Cal State Fullerton students dipped their toes into the democratic progress this summer working in Washington, D.C., as part of the DC Scholars Program. Their internship sites included the U.S. Department of Agriculture, House Foreign Affairs Committee and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.




Skeptical of One-Sided History? Rewrite it. Opens in new window
Jessica Stern

Skeptical of historical literature’s portrayal of Native Americans as gift-givers who did not understand commodity exchange, Jessica Stern, associate professor of history, began digging deeper into decades of study by anthropologists.




CSUF Researchers Explore Influence of Walt Disney Co. Opens in new window
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Why is the iconic scene of Snow White sleeping in a coffin absent from the ride at Disneyland? How was Walt Disney portrayed by the media during his lifetime? 

Underlying Cal State Fullerton’s nationally ranked academic programs is a culture of curiosity that has inspired several faculty members and students to explore questions like these through scholarly research.



Philosophy Professor’s Teenage Discovery of Neo-Confucianism Leads to Book Opens in new window
Jeeloo Liu

Chinese philosophy is widely taught at universities across the nation, says JeeLoo Liu, department chair and professor of philosophy. But for lack of a suitable introduction, she adds, few instructors venture to teach neo-Confucianism and most American scholars in Chinese philosophy still restrict their research to ancient Chinese philosophy.




Historian's Book Explores Vietnamese Migrant Children and Adoption Opens in new window

Allison Varzally

Allison Varzally, associate professor of history, recently penned the book “Children of Reunion: Vietnamese Adoptions and the Politics of Family Migrations.”

Issues discussed in the book, says Varzally, are paralleled today by the growing population of migrant and often parentless children crossing oceans and borders to see refuge in the United States.



Puerto Rico Study Program Life-Changing Experience for Students Opens in new window
Puerto Rico Students Farm

Student Anthony Flores discovered that indeed "The World is Your Classroom" earlier this summer when he studied in San Juan and Vieques, Puerto Rico. Flores and his classmates were exposed to the educational, social and health needs of the island population, and gained experience working for social change. 



Affordable Health Care: What's Next? Opens in new window
HealthCare

As Republican legislators stepped aside and defected from party efforts to overhaul the Affordable Care Act last week, Cal State Fullerton experts on politics and health care grew curious about the fate of the promised repeal.




DC Scholars Dive Into Work in Washington Opens in new window

2017 DC Scholars

Jared Hill, Paulette Maskarino, and Raul Gonzalez are among 14 Cal State Fullerton students working in Washington, D.C., this summer as part of the DC Scholars Program. Students may work in congressional offices, for nonprofits and advocacy organizations, or in executive and governmental agencies.

 

Summer Internship a Dream Opportunity Opens in new window
Nicolette Passerello

When Nicolette Passerello got an email about applying for a fellowship in which she could spend the summer interning with a nonprofit and gain valuable, high-impact, real-life experience, she saw it as an incredible opportunity.




Book Explores Migrant Farmworker Students and Educational Success Opens in new window
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A recently published book by Cal State Fullerton faculty members Patricia Perez, chair and professor of Chicana and Chicano studies, and Maria Estela Zarate, professor of educational leadership, explores how to help farmworker students.



Student Researcher Recognized for Graduate Thesis on Seabirds Opens in new window
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For her master's thesis research, alumna Chelsea (Rankin) Felbeck ventured to Southern California coastal areas to observe the elegant tern, a mostly white seabird with a reddish orange bill and crown of black on its head.





Insatiable Learner Wins Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s Betty Robertson Award Opens in new window
Sanford-George

A Titan with an appetite for learning is the recipient of the 2017 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Betty Robertson Award.

Sanford “Sandy” George graduated from Cal State Fullerton in May with a master’s degree in geography while attending simultaneous courses in religion at the University of Southern California.



Geographer Wins Alumni Association’s Faculty Student Service Award Opens in new window
Salim Zia

Zia Salim, Titan alumnus and assistant professor of geography, knows engaging students requires stretching learning beyond the classroom and putting curiosity and new skills to work in research and hands-on projects.




Faculty Writing Explores Urban Planning Opens in new window

New this month is “Latino City: Urban Planning, Politics and the Grassroots,” by Erualdo R. González, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano studies.

CSUF Expert: Lessons from Vietnamese Adoptions Apply to New Wave of Migrant Children Opens in new window

In research by Allison Varzally,associate professor of history at Cal State Fullerton, she discovered that as the U.S. expanded its military and economic involvement in Vietnam during the 1960s, adoption became an important route of entry into American society for Vietnamese and Amerasian children. Confronting dispiriting levels of poverty, violence and political chaos, residents of Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala have attempted to find refuge in the United States in recent years.

Travel and New Experiences Help Shape Future Scholars - McNair Scholars Spend Summer Expanding Research Experiences Opens in new window

Scholar Mercy Tran will be traveling to the University of Michigan to conduct research in psychology under the institution's Summer Research Opportunity Program.


Political Scientist Named Academic Senate Chair Opens in new window
Steven-Stambough

Political scientist Stephen Stambough was unanimously elected May 18 to serve as the 2017-18 chair of Cal State Fullerton's Academic Senate.






CSUF to Host North American Sport History Conference Opens in new window
Basketball Dunking

International sport historians and scholars will assemble May 26-29 at Cal State Fullerton for the 45th annual convention of the North American Society for Sport History. This year's conference features 46 panel presentations on a variety of topics, such as doping, politics, sports medicine, race and gender. 



CSUF Grads Share How They Got to the Top Opens in new window
Omar ChavezGrad

Omar Chavez, earning a bachelor's degree in linguistics, is the first CSUF student in Project Rebound to graduate. 





Assistant Professor of American Studies Named an Emerging Faculty Leader Opens in new window
Susie Woo

Susie Woo, assistant professor of American studies, was named this week as one of 10 emerging faculty leaders in the Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars Awards Program. 






Grad School Dreams Realized Opens in new window

McNair Scholar, Vincente Mata

What once was a dream is coming to reality for 10 first-generation college students. Not only are they completing their undergraduate studies this spring, they also have been accepted into graduate programs at universities across the country. Read More!

 




Women and Gender Studies Shifts to Department Status Opens in new window

Cal State Fullerton President Mildred Garcia recently approved changing the Women and Gender Studies Program to a department. Read more by clicking the link above!

 

Faculty Honored as ELEVATE Fellows Opens in new window
Alcala and Waller

Lucia Alcala, assistant professor of psychology, and Patrice Waller, assistant professor of secondary education, are among 18 ELEVATE Fellows selected from across the country.




I’ll Get You Out of Here, Abuelo!’ With Director Montse Armengou Opens in new window
Montse Armengou

CSUF’s Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History will host a Wednesday, May 10, screening of “I’ll Get You Out of Here, Abuelo!” and discussion with director Montse Armengou. 




And the Tuffy Award Goes to... Opens in new window
Tuffy Award Recipients

More than 350 students, faculty and staff gathered May 4 to recognize the contributions of Cal State Fullerton's student organizations to the University and beyond. 




Unheard LA: Hidden Stories of Southern California Opens in new window
Barbara Gonzales

Fresh from completing her master’s degree in at CSUF, Brenda Gonzales was back on campus in 2006 teaching a course in American government, yet she had never voted.

In this radio segment, she talks about choosing political science as her major “because I wanted to understand the forces around me that were keeping me from being an American.”



In Memoriam — Richard ‘Dick’ McFarland Opens in new window
Richard Mcfarland

Richard “Dick” McFarland, professor emeritus of psychology, died April 26. He was 82.  

McFarland joined Cal State Fullerton in 1969 and served the campus for 28 years. The biological psychologist’s research interests included studies of emotion, music and autonomic changes accompanying emotional experience.



CSUF grad: Pride in American present, Mexican past Opens in new window
Victoria Coronado

"My CSUF story begins with my grandparents. Both sets of my grandparents came to the United States from Mexico to ensure a better future for their children. This change, while necessary, did not come without hardships." - Victoria Coronado




U-ACRE Wins a Statewide Award for Sustainability in Academics Opens in new window
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Cal State Fullerton’s U-ACRE Project, a community-based urban agriculture research effort affiliated with the University’s Center for Sustainability, has received a Best Practice award in “Sustainability in Academics: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.”




Much Ado About Shakespeare's Leading Ladies Opens in new window
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Kay Stanton, Cal State Fullerton professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics, will present a Saturday, May 6, talk titled "Shakespeare's Women." The 2 p.m. event takes place in Room 130 of the Pollak Library.





In Her Voice: Exhibit Shares Oral Histories of Nine Latina Activists Opens in new window
Antonia Hernandez, Michele Martinez and Helen Torres

The oral histories of nine Latina community activists, including Santa Ana Councilwoman Michele Martinez, are featured in “Voces de Liberación: Latinas and Politics in Southern California,” a graduate-student-curated exhibit in the Pollak Library April 27 through June 21.



Noted Twin Expert Publishes New Book Opens in new window
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Cal State Fullerton’s Nancy Segal, a foremost expert in the field of twin studies and director of the University’s Twin Studies Center, has added another book to her list of publications based on her twin studies. “Twin Mythconceptions: False Beliefs, Fables and Facts About Twins.”



Titan voice Agnieszka “AJ” Pollard: From Poland to SoCal — an American dream continues Opens in new window
A J Pollard

Growing up in post-communist Poland, the American Dream was constantly on my dad’s lips. Eventually, my parents made my dad’s hope a reality, and my family immigrated to America.





Project Rebound Director Receives Leadership Award Opens in new window
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Brady Heiner, director of Cal State Fullerton’s Project Rebound, received the Leadership Award at Wednesday’s University Awards Program in recognition for his vision and perseverance to expand the program for formerly incarcerated individuals to California State University campuses systemwide. 



Cal State Fullerton Professor Co-Edits New Anthology on Unemployment Opens in new window
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In a new book, Cal State Fullerton American Studies Professor Carrie M. Lane delves into the world of not working in co-editing Anthropologies of Unemployment: New Perspectives on Work and its Absence. The collection spans the globe in looking at job seeking culture and the shame of being out of work.



Transgender activists urge human rights for all at CSUF rally Opens in new window
Transgender Rally

Fighting for the rights of transgender people is fighting for the rights of all the marginalized, several speakers told a small diversity rally on the Cal State Fullerton campus Wednesday, April 12.




Poets Welcome Here Opens in new window
Poetry-Reading

Three contemporary poets will share their work during Cal State Fullerton's celebration of National Poetry Month. The Tuesday, April 18, poetry reading event, "You Are Welcome Here," takes place in the Pollak Library’s Rotary Club of Fullerron Room 130.




Transracial Adoption, Memory and Down Syndrome are Topics for Annual Psychology Day Opens in new window

Research presentations on transracial adoption and memory competency take center stage at the Tuesday, April 11, Psychology Day, organized by the International Honor Society in Psychology at CSUF (PSI CHI), the Psychology Department Student Association and the Latin@ Student Psychological Association.


Where the World's Only Grass-Eating Monkeys Thrive Opens in new window
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National Geographic writer, Craig Welch, visits the Gelada Research Project - founded and run by Peter Fashing and NGA Nguyen from CSUF's Division of Anthropology.



 

Alumni Mentors Put Focus on Careers in Aging Opens in new window
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Five speakers, including Alumna Diane Patterson, editor of the “Journal of Success in Aging,” will network with students about the gerontology field Wednesday, April 5, during the Careers in Aging event.




Film Screening: Story of a Transgender Latina Teenager  Opens in new window
Johanna

Cal State Fullerton presents a free film screening and panel discussion of "Becoming Johanna," a short documentary that follows a transgender Latina teenager as she navigates adolescence and young adulthood.




Former U.S. Senator Encourages Student Involvement in Politics Opens in new window
Barbara Boxer at CSUF

“How do you feel about our country?” asked former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer as she addressed several hundred people gathered March 20 at Cal State Fullerton. “I love being on college campuses because I want to inspire young people to be involved in the politics of YOUR country.



Center for Public and Oral History Named for Founding Faculty Member Lawrence de Graaf Opens in new window
Lawrence de Graaf

The University’s Center for Public and Oral History, focused on recording Orange County’s history, will now be named for Lawrence B. de Graaf, professor emeritus of history — a founding faculty member and creator of Cal State Fullerton’s first archive and the Oral History Program.



Examining the Legacy of California Historian Kevin Starr Opens in new window
Kevin Starr

Cal State Fullerton students taking courses in American studies, history and the honors program often delve into the writings of Kevin Starr, the late California historian and former state librarian.




Talk With Former Sen. Barbara Boxer Launches Humanities Week on Campus Opens in new window
Barbara Boxer

A talk and book-signing by former Sen. Barbara Boxer will kick off Humanities and Social Sciences Week Monday, March 20, in the Titan Student Union. Student symposiums and presentations will follow, highlighting the college’s programs and degrees. 




A CSUF expert asks: 'Can the center hold in our national life? Opens in new window
BENJAMIN J. HUBBARD

Can the center hold in American public life or are we doomed, in the Trump era, to even greater divisiveness and alienation? The poet W.B. Yeats asked a similar question in his 1919 poem "The Second Coming." With a pessimism borne out by subsequent events in Europe, Yeats feared that the second coming might not be of Christ but of a "rough beast" that would plunge the world into darkness.


American Studies Students’ Research Highlighted in Symposium Opens in new window

More than two dozen undergraduate and graduate students will present their research focused on race, gender, sex and identity Monday, March 20, at the fifth annual American Studies Student Association Symposium. The one-day symposium sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Inter-Club Council and the American Studies Student Association begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Titan Student Union.

 

Tattooed: Inked Women’s History Is Focus of Anthropology Exhibit Opens in new window
Tatoo Exhibit

Photographs and largely unknown personal histories of women and tattoos before World War II are in the spotlight for “Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History,” an exhibit of the Anthropology Teaching Museum opening Thursday, March 16.




In Memoriam — Jack Elenbaas Opens in new window

Jack Elenbaas, professor emeritus of history, died Feb. 22.

Elenbaas joined Cal State Fullerton in 1969 and taught for 35 years before being granted emeritus status in 2005. The educator also served as the Department of History’s graduate adviser for more than a decade.

CSUF Hosts Hermanos Unidos National Leadership Conference Opens in new window
Hermanos-Unidos Group Shot

Cal State Fullerton hosted the Hermanos Unidos National Leadership Conference Feb. 18, with more than 500 in attendance from 15 schools across the state. The conference theme, "La Revolución," focused on overcoming barriers through educational and social empowerment.




A Woman Walks Into a Room ...  Rewriting the Script for Women at the Helm Opens in new window
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For screenwriter Rosanne Welch, the ripple effect of being the woman in the room begins like this: “The doctor walks in …”  

“All I have to do is write She says … and they have to hire a female. That’s how powerful it is to have a female voice in a room,” says the lecturer of cinema and television arts. 



How Disney Inspired the Careers of Three CSUF Faculty Members Opens in new window
David Marley

Three Cal State Fullerton faculty members recently shared how they turned their passion for the Walt Disney Co. into academic and professional.

David Marley '98 (M.A. history), history and honors program lecturer, used the skills he learned during his master's program at CSUF to write the first oral history of a specific Disney attraction, "Skipper Stories: True Tales From Disneyland's Jungle Cruise."

Campus Shines Light on Women's History Month Opens in new window
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Cal State Fullerton honors women's achievements throughout history with a variety of events during the month of March, including a March 23 president's reception. 



Bravo! -- Cal State Fullerton accomplishments Opens in new window

"Latino City: Urban Planning, Politics and the Grassroots" by associate professor of Chicana and Chicano studies Erualdo R. González

Cal State Fullerton to Honor Distinguished, Honorary Alumni Opens in new window
Rendon and Brewer

Three Titan alumni and an honorary alumna will be recognized for their service and support of the University on Saturday, March 4, during Cal State Fullerton’s Vision & Visionaries dinner and celebration. The Vision & Visionaries awards are the highest honors that the University bestows on alumni and community supporters. 

 

 

Moot Court Team Wins at National Tournament Opens in new window

Four of the six Cal State Fullerton teams competing at the American Collegiate Moot Court Association's national tournament brought home awards this past January.

The competition took place in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Stetson College of Law, where 80 teams from 55 universities from across the United States converged to take part in written and oral argument contests.

 

Why Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women Opens in new window
Photograph of main cleaning through door window

New York Times article quotes and cites “Does The ‘Glass Escalator’ Compensate For The Devaluation of Care Work Occupations?” an article published in Gender & Society coauthored by Carter Rakovski, Professor of Sociology.

 

 

 
CSUF Model UN Team Wins Three Outstanding Awards

The CSUF Model UN Team, consisting of 21 students and one faculty, won three outstanding awards at the Inland Empire Model UN Conference on February 4th 2017. 

1. Ya-ting Chang  OUTSTANDING DELEGATE  representing GERMANY at the UN General Assembly.

2. Amanda Kammer  OUTSTANDING DELEGATE   representing  SPAIN at the UN General Assembly.

3. Sara Salinas OUTSTANDING DELEGATE  representing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of AUSTRALIA at the CRISIS COMMITTEE.

“All the other students did very well as a team, but there are no team awards at the conference,” Choudhury Shamim, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Model UN Advisor, said, adding “I am confident that we will do very well when we go to New York in Mid-April to participate at the National MUN Conference.”

 

Epidemic Experts to Discuss ‘The Shape of Global Disease’ at Two-Day Conference Opens in new window
SHAPE Logo

Alumna and AIDS researcher Navid Madani and a dozen faculty members will discuss how the treatment of epidemics and disease connect to issues of race, gender and sexuality during the Feb, 24-25 “The Shape of Global Disease” program at Cal State Fullerton.




CSUF celebrates Black History Month Opens in new window
Joel Abraham

Associate professor of biological science Joel Abraham served as the keynote speaker at the annual reception celebrating Black History Month on February 7.

The month-long celebration continues with an open house of the university’s African American Resource Center and a screening of the film “Birth of a Nation.”



'Should We Still Study Slavery?' and Other Topics at Social Justice Summit Opens in new window
Tyler Parry

A daylong program examining issues such as the study of slavery, preserving culture, domestic violence, homelessness and mental health in the transgender population will be held Feb. 25 at Cal State Fullerton. The keynote speaker is Tyler D. Parry, CSUF assistant professor of African American studies, whose research examines slave marriage and violence in the African diaspora.



Faculty Writing Explores LGBT Health, Biometrics, Urban Planning Opens in new window

The research and work of CSUF faculty members in such wide-ranging topics as upban planning and mental health among black LBT women, have been published. “Latino City: Urban Planning, Politics and the Grassroots,” is by Erualdo R. González, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano studies and Siobhan Brooks, assistant professor of African American studies wrote “Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation” published in January by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

Center for Oral and Public History Honors Orange County’s Political Leaders Opens in new window
Fousekis, Vasquez, Grindle, Fontaine & Barbaro

Nearly 200 local politicians, community representatives and university leaders gathered Feb. 9 to honor political powerhouses Frank Barbaro, Shirley Grindle and Gaddi Vasquez, and to focus on the mission of Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Oral and Public History to record Orange County’s political history.



In Memoriam — Albert Flores Opens in new window
Albert Flores

Albert Flores, professor emeritus of philosophy, who had been honored as one of Cal State Fullerton’s Outstanding Professor and Faculty Leadership in Collegial Governance recipients, died Jan. 14. He was 70.
Update: A memorial service for Albert Flores will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, in the Kinesiology and Health Science Building at CSUF.



Workshop Offers Training in Capturing Oral Histories  Opens in new window

Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Oral and Public History will host a free, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, workshop to teach oral history methodology. Students, community members and members of nonprofit groups are encouraged to attend the public workshop led by Natalie Fousekis, professor of history and director of the center, and Cora Granata, professor of history.

Contributions of Black Scientists Honored at President's Reception Opens in new window
Black History Month 2017

"Celebrating Black Scientists" was the theme of Cal State Fullerton's Black History Month Reception, hosted by President Mildred García Feb. 7 in the Titan Student Union.

"We applaud the African-American men and women, who despite systemic racism, were able to achieve this country's greatest breakthroughs in the field of science, medicine, astronomy and beyond," said García in her opening remarks.


A New View Into The Primate Birthing Process Opens in new window
primate mother

During a 10-year span, a team of primatologists witnessed 15 daytime births in wild gelada monkeys residing in the grasslands of high-altitude Ethiopia. Behavioral biologist Nga Nguyen and her colleagues in the Guassa Gelada Research Project describe the births in a new paper in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. The paper provides "the most detailed account of behaviors surrounding birth for any wild nonhuman primate to date."


Partnerships and Dedication Earn Faculty Member an ‘Engaged Scholar’ Award
Jennifer Yee

Jennifer Yee, associate professor of Asian American studies, was selected as the 2017 Community Engaged Scholar award recipient for the Western Region of Campus Compact.





In Memoriam - Dennis Berg Opens in new window
Dennis Berg

Dennis F. Berg, professor emeritus of sociology whose international travels helped Cal State Fullerton establish global connections in Vietnam and China, died Jan. 19. He was 77.




Advancing Educational Opportunities for Those Who Serve Opens in new window
Peace-Corp-Fellowships

Cal State Fullerton has partnered with the Peace Corps to offer advanced educational opportunities to those who have served in the Peace Corps. As part of the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, the University will provide financial assistance and professional experience — via internships in underserved communities — to former Peace Corps volunteers accepted into the graduate degree program in anthropology. 


Counting the Homeless: CSUF Assists in Orange County’s Homeless Tally Opens in new window

Cal State Fullerton students and faculty will help early Saturday, Jan. 28, when the campus becomes one of five deployment centers for Orange County’s count of the homeless population. 


Alumna Earns Presidential Early Career Award Opens in new window

Cal State Fullerton alumna Makeba Parramore  Wilbourn ‘97, ‘01 (B.A., M.A. psychology), assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University, was named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.


CSUF psychology student investigates the effects and importance of facial expressions Opens in new window
Deshawn Sambrano

Cal State Fullerton psychology student Deshawn Sambrano has created an elaborate database of facial expressions from a diverse range of people by recording and observing volunteers’ facial expressions when watching scenes from films and television shows like “Bambi,” “Seinfeld,” “The Mummy” and “Fear Factor.”



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Recent Faculty Publications Announced Opens in new window

Siobhan Brooks, assistant professor of African American studies, authored the chapter “Balancing Act: Identity Management and Mental Health Among Black LBT Women” in “Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation” scheduled for release in January by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

 

Department of Geography Name Change Approved Opens in new window

Cal State Fullerton President Mildred García, on Monday, approved changing the long-standing Department of Geography to the newer title of Department of Geography and the Environment.

Financial Aid for the Middle Class - A Rising Dilemma  Opens in new window
Kelsey Brewer

Titan alumna and  former CSU Student Trustee, Kelsey Brewer, shares the challenges of managing college costs from a middle-income perspective where you're too poor to pay for college but too rich to qualify for aid. 




In Memoriam —Michael E. Brown Opens in new window

Michael E. Brown, professor emeritus of political science, died last month. He was 77.

Brown, joined the CSUF faculty in 1967 and received emeritus status in 2000. He was known for pioneering research of the late 1960s and early '70s on drug use among area teens and his assessments on the relationship between drug use, and political and social alienation among adolescents.


Associate Vice President for Government and Community Relations Wins National Award
Owen Holmes

Owen Holmes, associate vice president for government relations, can add another award to his growing list: The CASE Marvin D. “Swede” Johnson Achievement Award that recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement, quality and effectiveness of state relations on behalf of a higher education institution or state system. 




New Anthology Commemorates Campus Poetry Tradition Opens in new window
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"Open Doors: An Invitation to Poetry" honors emerging and accomplished poets who have read their work during the University's annual celebration of National Poetry Month, a tradition that began in 2002.

Celebrate the release of a new poetry anthology, compiled by three Cal State Fullerton faculty members, Dec. 8 in the Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery of the Pollak Library. The free, public event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.

In Memoriam - George Pollak Opens in new window
Paulina and George Pollak

George Pollak, one of Cal State Fullerton’s earliest major donors, died November 16. Pollak’s name, alongside that of his wife, Paulina June Pollak, professor of English and comparative literature emeritus, graces the name of the University’s library.




University Launches Emergency Fund for Students Opens in new window

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On #GivingTuesday — a global day of giving taking place this year on Nov. 29 — Cal State Fullerton invites the community to support a critical effort to raise funds for students who face food insecurity and homelessness.




Titans Remember Loved Ones During Día de los Muertos Opens in new window

Dia de los muertos 2016

Visions of marigolds, candles and skulls filled Cal State Fullerton this week, as the campus and community gathered to celebrate Día de los Muertos.

Hosted by several student organizations, the Nov. 1-2 festivities included live music and dance performances, arts and crafts, altar exhibitions, face painting and a candlelight vigil.

 

CSUF President García Lauded Opens in new window
President Mildred Garcia at graduation

California State University, Fullerton President Mildred García is among 25 top education leaders recognized this month as “Hispanic Leaders and Role Models in Higher Education” by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine.




 

'Prehistoric OC' Features Dinos, Volcanos, Storytelling & More Opens in new window
Volcano's Power in a Garbage Can Demonstration

"Prehistoric OC," a family festival celebrating archaeology, paleontology, history, culture and science, is set for Saturday, Oct. 15, at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park in Buena Park.





 

Campaign 2016: Political Science Experts to Discuss How Gender Impacts the Election Opens in new window
Stambough, O'Regan & Fiber-Ostrow

The Division of Politics, Administration and Justice; Department of Women and Gender Studies; and the WoMen’s and Adult Reentry Center will host a panel discussion “Women and the 2016 Election” on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

 

 

Mapping the University and a Career: Geography Students Gain GIS Experience Opens in new window
GIS for the Arboretum

Want to know what type of tree is in the roundabout in front of Cal State Fullerton?

Geography students developed a way to answer questions on height, width, common and scientific names of every one of the campus's 2,333 trees, as well as when it was last pruned, what its general condition is and other information. All thanks to geographic information system (GIS) equipment.


Secretary of State Alex Padilla Joins CSUF’s Efforts to Register Young Voters Opens in new window
Signing up young voters

A concert, debate viewing parties, panel discussions on propositions and a partnership with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla are set to motivate CSUF’s young voters to participate in the 2016 Presidential election.





CSU Names Eight Titans as Pre-Doctoral Scholars Opens in new window
Pre -DoctoralScholars

Eight Cal State Fullerton graduate students are part of the 2016-17 class of California Pre-Doctoral Scholars. The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the diversity of the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages.

 

University Adds Food Studies Minor Opens in new window
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Students seeking careers in food tourism, health and geography have a new minor to consider. Cal State Fullerton has added food studies to its list of minors this semester.

 

 

 

 

Nineteen Named to CSUF's Top Scholastic Program Opens in new window
2016 Presidents Scholars

Earlier this month, 19 new President’s Scholars joined Cal State Fullerton’s student body. As President's Scholars, they hold the most prestigious status the University accords to incoming students. 

 

CSUF Now Among Top 'National Universities' Opens in new window
CSUF walkways

In a major indication of the University’s growth and evolution as an institution on the national stage, U.S. News & World Report, in its most recent rankings released today, heralds Cal State Fullerton as a top “national university.”





Annual Lecture Series Prompts Discussions on 'Crossing Borders' Opens in new window
Stan Breckenridge

A Tuesday, Sept. 13, concert and talk titled “Crossing Borders: A Musical Journey of American Music (and Identity)” launches the College of Humanities and Social Sciences annual lecture series for interdisciplinary conversations. 





Speaking Up for Education Opens in new window
Anthony Rendon

Assemblyman Anthony Rendon can trace the spark that ignited a career passion for the environment back to a Cal State Fullerton classroom.

“It was my first exposure to environmental studies that later led to a decade of work in the environmental movement with the Los Angeles and statewide chapters of the League of Conservation Voters.”



 2016’s States with the Biggest Bullying Problems Opens in new window
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Associate Professor, Karyl Ketchum weighs in on WalletHub Article: 2016’s States with the Biggest Bullying Problems. 





College of Humanities and Social Sciences to Celebrate Student Success at Open House
HSS Week

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences Student Success Center will host an Open House from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in front of the west entrance of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building. 




In Memoriam - Annabelle Haaker Opens in new window

Annabelle Haaker, professor emeritus of English, died Aug. 21 at the age of 96. The scholar joined the university in 1965 and served the campus for nearly 20 years.

 

Assistant Professor and Writer Wins Poetry Prize Opens in new window
Natalie Graham

Natalie Graham, assistant professor of African American studies, is the winner of the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for her manuscript “Begin with a Failed Body.” 




Faculty Expertise Is Going Places Opens in new window

Cal State Fullerton faculty are traveling across continents sharing their experience and knowledge in a variety of ways.

 

3-D Geography: Augmented Reality Sandbox Brings Maps to Life Opens in new window
Augmented Reality Sandbox

Greg Beringer '16 (B.A. geography), who begins graduate studies in geography in the fall, encouraged students to get their hands dirty as he demonstrated an augmented reality sandbox he built in spring. The portable sandbox won’t debut in geography classrooms until fall, but it’s already getting oohs and aahs usually reserved for summer fireworks. 




Students' Poster Takes Top Prize at Statewide Geographical Society Conference Opens in new window
Dickson and Moreland sustainability poster

A sustainability poster created by Cal State Fullerton undergraduate geography students recently received the first place Joe Beaton Poster Award at the 2016 Conference of the California Geographical Society. 



Cooper Center Event July 17 Focuses on Fossils, OC’s Past  Opens in new window
Cooper Center Event

"From Dinosaurs to People: Reliving Orange County's Past" will be presented Sunday, July 17, at the Heritage Museum of Orange County. The free family event features paleontology, archaeology, fossils and more.





Where Art and Anthropology Meet: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Yields New Ways of Teaching and Learning Opens in new window
Art & Anthropology Meet

Recent visitors of the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet might have come across a unique sight — a collective “memory tent.” They could write down a recollection they had of the swap meet on a piece of tarp, which would then become part of the tent. They could “exchange” their memory for an item characteristic of the swap meet, such as a toy or candy. 



Ethnic Studies Research Published, Presented Opens in new window
King-Parry

Siobhan Brooks, assistant professor of African American studies, is the author of “Staying in the Hood: Black Lesbian and Transgender Women and Identity Management in North Philadelphia.”posted online in March by the Journal of Homosexuality.

Tyler D. Parry, assistant professor of African American studies, co-authored “The Canine Terror,” posted online in May in Jacobin magazine.

 

The Women of El Toro: App Shares Veterans’ History With Great Park Visitors  Opens in new window
Sutko and Burrough

Visitors can now tour Orange County Great Park while listening to a free app that shares the stories of female veterans and military wives who lived and worked at the former El Toro Marine Corp Air Station. The Women of El Toro app was created by Cal State Fullerton’s Daniel Sutko, assistant professor of human communication studies, and xtine Burrough, associate professor of communications.


Dream of a College Degree Achieved Opens in new window
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A realization of dreams and the anticipation of promising futures set the celebratory tone when faculty and staff members, family, donors and friends gathered May 4 for Cal State Fullerton's annual Guardian Scholars Recognition Reception to honor nine graduating seniors.



Local High School Students GEAR UP for College Opens in new window
Gear-up

About 150 high school seniors from Anaheim attended classes on campus this month to experience university life and develop strong academic habits as part of the college-readiness program GEAR UP. 




CSUF Political Science Professor Discusses Clinton's Nomination Opens in new window
Stephen Stambough

Stephen Stambough, professor of political science, participated in a Q & A from the Washington, D.C., studio of CTV News on June 8. Stambough, who is currently accompanying students in the Cal State DC Scholars Program, commented on the presidential election following Tuesday’s primaries.



The League of Women Voters of Orange Coast presents Black Lives Matter Opens in new window

The speaker is Siobhan Brooks, assistant professor of African Studies, CSUF.

Building a Leader Begins Within
Kelsey Brewer

Kelsey Brewer tells the short version of her story this way: “Cal State Fullerton saved my life.” She was failing English, drowning in self-doubt and nearly failed to graduate high school. Her grandmother — a mentor and best friend — was dying. And the day before Pearlie Marlene Newell Brewer died, the troubled teen promised to do the one thing her grandmother wasn’t given the opportunity to do: graduate from college.


Faculty Members Chosen for Emerging Leaders Program Opens in new window
Bowers and Mallicoat

The American Association of State Colleges & Universities announced June 1 that two Cal State Fullerton faculty members are among 26 candidates selected to participate in the inaugural class of the association’s Emerging Leaders Program, Erica Bowers and Stacy Mallicoat.




Dream of a College Degree Achieved: Campus Salutes Former Foster Youth Opens in new window
Graduating Guardian Scholars

A realization of dreams and the anticipation of promising futures set the celebratory tone when faculty and staff members, family, donors and friends gathered May 4 for Cal State Fullerton's annual Guardian Scholars Recognition Reception to honor nine graduating seniors. 



Geographer Challenges Students to Travel the World Opens in new window
Brian McCabe

What makes a corporate trainer leave Starbucks at the height of its expansion to teach at a university? For Cal State Fullerton lecturer Brian McCabe, it was his desire to help students have the same ‘light bulb’ moment he had when he first discovered the field of geography. 




Model United Nations Team Wins Outstanding Delegation Opens in new window
Model UN

Cal State Fullerton’s Model United Nations team recently received an Outstanding Delegation Award at the 2016 National Model U.N. Conference in New York City. The award is the highest honor given during the annual conference.




Singer-Musician Paul Simon Subject of June 4 Talk Opens in new window
Paul Simon

"Paul Simon: A Half-Century of American Music" is the title of a Saturday,
June 4, Cal State Fullerton Patrons of the Pollak Library talk. The lecture is free and open to the public.




Academic Senate Re-elects Emily Bonney as Chair Opens in new window
Emily Bonnie

Cal State Fullerton's Academic Senate has re-elected Emily Bonney, associate professor of liberal studies, as the senate chair for 2016-17.




Alumni Association Names Outstanding Senior and Graduate Student Opens in new window
Brewer and Bartholomew

Recognized for their achievements in academics, community service and extracurricular activities, Cal State Fullerton students Kelsey Brewer and Rex Bartholomew are the recipients of the Alumni Association’s 2016 Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Graduate Student awards.

 

 

Educator Takes Part in State Department Program Opens in new window

Nathan T. Carr, professor of modern languages and literatures, is taking part in a 17-day English Language Specialist Program in Indonesia. The program is part of a U.S. Department of State public diplomacy initiative that sends “experts in the field of English language education to lead intensive English language teacher training projects overseas.”

Associate Professor of Political Science Sarah Hill Provides Insight on Primary Elections Opens in new window
Sarah Hill

Associate Professor of Political Science, Sarah Hill, joined the cast of KTLA 5 to talk about the recent West Virginia Primary elections, and what they could tell us about the upcoming General Elections. More specifically, the state of the state of the Trump campaign with female voters, and the Clinton campaign with male voters. Click the headline to watch the clip.



Physical Activity Research Helps Children With Genetic Disorder Opens in new window
Prader Willi

For Daniela Rubin and her team of faculty and student researchers, their goal is to help children with a rare and complex genetic disorder live happier and healthier lives.





Culture Nights Mark Celebration Opens in new window
Culture Nights

The theme of Cal State Fullerton’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month was “Navigating Identity. Standing in Solidarity. Promoting Visibility.”





DC Scholars Visionary Honored With Inaugural Award Opens in new window
DC Scholars

Margaret McCarthy’s early vision for the DC Scholars Program was for Cal State Fullerton students to have a transformational experience and engage in a meaningful way with politicians in the nation’s capital. “We envisioned combining three experiences — study away, working and being immersed into a more formal East Coast culture.”



Millennial Matters with KPCC Opens in new window
Millennial Matters

Cal State Fullerton millennials spoke about politics, housing, activism and love with KPCC’s “Take Two” host A Martinez at Thursday’s discussion. KPCC was on location in the Titan Theatre for a two-hour program about all things Gen Y.




As U.S. population ages, CSUF steps up with educational offerings for students eying fast-growing gerontology field Opens in new window
 Laura Zettel-Watson

What is gerontology? Simply put, gerontology is the study of aging. Laura Zettel-Watson, Cal State Fullerton associate professor of psychology and coordinator of the university’s Gerontology Academic Program, fields this question regularly.




Artful Influence: Conference Examines the Lasting Impression of Philip K. Dick Opens in new window
Phillip Dick

For Professor David Sandner, the year of science fiction at Cal State Fullerton continues with this month’s two-day conference: “Philip K. Dick, Here and Now.”





Prof. Siobhan Brooks Quoted in NBC News Story About How Colleges Are Welcoming LGBT Students Opens in new window
Sioban Brooks

"This void in curriculum fosters an environment where queer students are isolated and invisible on campuses, sometimes subject to violence and/or mental health issues, which can lead to suicide. Visibility is a big deal for queer students, especially of color, along with feeling safe on campus and in the classroom.”



Student Researchers to Represent Campus at Statewide Contest Opens in new window
Student Research

Ten Cal State Fullerton student researchers from across disciplines will represent the University during the 30th annual California State University Research Competition April 29-30 at Cal State San Bernardino. The researchers were selected during a campuswide contest held in February.



Exploring Twins Opens in new window
Nancy Segal

Twin sisters, separated at birth but who rediscover each other online, are the subject of a 2015 documentary being screened at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, as part of Asian American and Pacific Islander Month.




The Politics of Adult Literacy Education Opens in new window

“Politics of Adult Literacy Education in the United States” is the focus of a Thursday, April 28, public symposium sponsored by Cal State Fullerton’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program and the campus TESOL Club.

AAPI Reception Embraces Identity, Solidarity and Visibility Opens in new window
AAIP Reception

Welcome remarks by Craig Ihara, professor emeritus of philosophy, and a dance performance by the South Pacific Islander Cultural Association kicked off the April 7 Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month reception at the Fullerton Marriott.




Titans to Present Research in Washington, D.C. Opens in new window

Two student research projects have been accepted for presentation at the April 19-20 “Posters on the Hill” event in Washington, D.C. The program, established by the Council on Undergraduate Research, is an opportunity for select students from across the country to present their research before legislative leaders, federal agency program officers and the press.

Why Asian Americans Are the Most Educated Group in America Opens in new window
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Asian-Americans are the highest-earning and fastest-growing racial group in the United States.

They’re also the best educated, as new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau demonstrate. More than half of Asians in the United States, 54 percent, have at least a bachelor’s degree.



Campus Holds 'Conversation About Religion in California' Opens in new window

Four Cal State Fullerton professors, representing different religious faith traditions, will share their insights during a free, public lecture, “Religious Complexities: A Conversation About Religion in California” at 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. The program will take place on campus in Room 203 of the Pollak Library.


Assistant Professor of Sociology Called One to Watch by ‘Diverse’ Magazine Opens in new window
Maria Malagon

Maria Malagon, assistant professor of sociology, was the first in her family to go to college and graduate. Born to Mexican immigrants, her parents valued education and supported her goals





CSUF experts: When it comes to body-worn cameras, there's still a lot to learn Opens in new window
Body Cam

Police require the support, or at a very minimum the consent, of the public to maintain public order and enforce the law. When police are viewed as acting legitimately – lawfully, fairly, effectively – they not only receive that support and consent, but the public is also more likely to comply with the law and the police who enforce it.



Why Erasing California's Anti-Semitic, Racist History from Public Display is the Wrong Move Opens in new window
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Professor of History, Cora Granata's Op-Ed article in the LA Times on a recent controversy surrounding the LA County Park know as "Hindenburg Park".





News Reporter to Speak About the Pursuit of a Story Opens in new window
Saul Gonzalez

The College of Humanites and Social Sciences and the Center of Oral and Public History will host Saul Gonzalez, a producer and reporter for PBS and KRCW, in a Monday, April 11, talk about the constant search for the story.




Exploring OC's Archaeological Past Opens in new window
Archeological Collection

Research being done with Orange County’s archaeological collections — including that done by faculty, staff, students and alumni of Cal State Fullerton — was the subject of a special session at the March 10-13 Society for California Archaeology 2016 annual meeting in Ontario, Calif.





Titans to Present Research in Washington, D.C. Opens in new window

Two student research proposals have been accepted for presentation at the April 19-20 “Posters on the Hill” event in Washington, D.C. The program, established by the Council on Undergraduate Research, is an opportunity for select students from across the country to present their research before legislative leaders, federal agency program officers and the press.


Student Researchers to Represent Campus at Statewide Contest Opens in new window

Ten Cal State Fullerton student researchers from across disciplines will represent the University during the 30th annual California State University Research Competition April 29-30 at Cal State San Bernardino. The researchers were selected during a campuswide contest held in February.


CSUF Recognized for Tech in Teacher Prep Program Opens in new window

California State Fullerton and Lehigh University, have earned certification from a nonprofit organization for their emphasis on the use of technology in learning in their teacher preparation programs.

Campus Celebrates Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Opens in new window
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University honors 70 faculty members during a noon program held today (March 23) in the Titan Student Union.





News Reporter to Speak About the Pursuit of a Story Opens in new window

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Center for Oral and Public History will host Saul Gonzalez, a producer and reporter for PBS and KCRW, in a Monday, April 11, talk about the constant search for the story.

Political Experts Discuss the Possibility of a Brokered GOP Convention Opens in new window
Cruz and Trump

Each time the presidential primary and its candidate pool spin out of control, seemingly with no one at the wheel, the race becomes more unpredictable and potential damage stretches into years, say Cal State Fullerton political science experts.




Brewing Up Some Research on Vietnamese Coffee Growers Opens in new window
“Vietnamese Coffee

A coffee enthusiast fascinated with its origins, Cal State Fullerton assistant professor of anthropology Sarah Grant became intrigued with the Vietnamese coffee industry after researching its history.




An undergrad's pursuit of African American studies Opens in new window
“Undergrad Finn”

Looking back, I can see how a variety of experiences throughout my life have led to my major in African American studies at CSUF and my passion for social/racial justice.





Dr. Jochen Burgtorf Installed as National president of Phi Alpha Theta
“Dr. Burgtorf

Dr. Jochen Burgtorf, Professor of History, was installed as the National President of Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society) on January 9, 2016, during the organization's biennial convention in Orlando, Florida. where he delivered a luncheon address titled "Castles, Criminals, and Canonized Canines: The Magical World of Disney Medievalisms." He will be serving a two-year term as the organization's president (through January 2018).


CSU Creates Video Highlighting the Work of Nancy Segal Opens in new window
“Nancy Segal

Nancy Segal, world renowned expert on twins, was recently 1 of 5 selected to receive the prestigious CSU Wang Family Excellence award, making her the 11th Cal State Fullerton recipient. Click the headline to see a video highlighting some of her work.




The Ongoing Battle Over Ethnic Studies Opens in new window
Siobhan Brooks

Siobhan King Brooks, assistant professor of African American studies, is featured in The Atlantic in an article about a new study that suggests ethnic stuidies courses can dramatically elevate the achievement of at-risk students.




Students Share Immigrant's Stories Opens in new window
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About 20 Cal State Fullerton students are placing the finishing touches on written and oral histories they’ll share with a special German delegation Saturday, March 12, at the first Long Table event in the United States.




'No Más Bebés' Documentary Screening Opens in new window
Virginia Espino

The Center for Oral and Public History will host a 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 14, screening of “No Más Bebés” with the film’s co-producer, Virginia Espino.





Student postpones classes to follow Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign across the nation Opens in new window
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Cynthia Montes was one semester away from graduation, but the Cal State Fullerton senior potentially postponed her graduation and left everything behind to become a member of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.




President’s Reception Celebrates History and Achievement Opens in new window
Black History Month

More than 100 campus and community members, including two CSU Board of Trustee members, were in attendance at last night’s Black History Month Reception hosted by President Mildred García.




Cooper Center Installs Exhibition at Local Library Opens in new window
Cooper Center Exhibition

Fossils and artifacts uncovered in Orange County will be on exhibit through April 24 at the Rancho Santa Margarita Library, thanks to the efforts of the Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center.




African American Studies Student Receives Disneyland Resort Scholarship Opens in new window
Brei Burries

Brei Burries has been working to choreograph dance steps to gospel music, and is continuing those efforts in African-American studies at the university.





CSUF Experts Analyze Presedential Debates Live on New Campus Website Opens in new window
“Sanders

Seeking more substance from the presidential candidates? Want an expert analysis of the Thursday, Feb. 11 Democratic debate? Look no further than Cal State Fullerton's Presidential Debate Portal.




CSUF Researchers Study the use of Makeup by Women Opens in new window
“Makeup"

Does a face full of makeup suggest a woman will be perceived as beautiful? Cal State Fullerton Associate Professor of Psychology Jessie Peissig is working to answer this question and more.





Professor Emeritus and Author Benjamin Hubbard Discusses His New Book, ‘A Battlefield of Values’ Opens in new window
Benjamin Hubbard

KUCI radio personality Claudia Shambaugh, host of "Ask a Leader," spent an hour on Jan. 19 with guest Benjamin Hubbard, professor emeritus of comparative religion at Cal State Fullerton.





CSUF Student Praises Experience in Washington, D.C. Opens in new window
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“It was a life-changing experience,” said Amanda Martinez, a junior majoring in political science with a minor in economics, who just returned from a semester in Washington, D.C., as part of the prestigious Panetta Congressional Internship Program.





Titans Present Research in Washington, D.C. Opens in new window

Senior Alysia Vazquez (Liberal Studies) will be on hand to present 1 of two student research proposals accepted for the "Posters on the Hill" event on April 19-20, 2016.

Moot Court Teams Take Home National Prizes Opens in new window
“Moot Court

Five of seven Cal State Fullerton teams brought home prizes. Read more about the team and individual accomplishments here!





Psychology Professor Wins CSU Wang Family Excellence Award Opens in new window
Nancy Segal

Nancy Segal, world renowned expert on twins, is 1 of 5 selected to receive the prestigious CSU award, making her the 11th Cal State Fullerton recipient.





CSUF Expert Cites Research Showing the Way People Dress Affects the Way they Act and Feel Opens in new window
Melinda Blackman

For this reason, Psychology professor, Melinda Blackman encourages her students to dress formally for an interview, even when it is conducted over the phone...





Campus Political Experts Say Fear Drives Voters
Stambough

Roughly one year out, faculty from the Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice shed insight on the 2016 presidential elections.





Moot Court Earns High Marks Opens in new window
Moot Court

4 teams earn bids to the national tournament, while 6 individuals took home awards at the Western Regional Tournament at Westwood College on November 20th and 21st.





The Voice of the Unheard
Areli Gonzalez-Castillo

Areli Gonzalez-Castillo's (Latin American Studied '14) graduate studies focus on the struggle of Mexican and Central American immigrants.





Research Reveals 'nature vs. nurture' in Twins Opens in new window
Dr. Nancy Segal

Dr. Nancy Segal's research on twins was recently published in the Journal of Evolution and Human Behavior. 





Dr. Terry Snyder Authors New Book
Dr. Snyder

Dr. Snyder, professor of American Studies authored recently The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North America. 





Center for Oral and Public History Recognizes Four Political Figures
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Howard Adler, Marilyn Brewer, Jim Morrissey, and Jerry Patterson are honored for their contributions to the Center for Oral and Public History.





CSUF expert says sleep is still a deep mystery for experts Opens in new window
Deborah Wilson-Ozima

Cal State Fullerton psychology lecturer and CSUF alumna Deborah Wilson-Ozima recently gave a presentation, titled “What is Sleep?” as part of the university’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute free fall lecture series.





McNair Scholar Aims to Improve the Lives of Women Opens in new window
Blanca Ramirez

Blanca Ramirez, a sociology major and psychology minor as well as a McNair Scholar, was accepted into the Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program.





Psychologist Finds Link between Full Bladder and Effective Lying
Iris Blandon-Gitlin

Associate Professor of Psychology Iris Blandon-Gitlin discovers correlation between bladder pressure and the ability to lie. Her research aims to contribute to research in the field of criminal justice. 




Assistant Professor Bonnie Williams Receives Fellowship Award
Bonnie Williams

Williams received a 2015-16 American Postdoctoral Fellowship Award for "Linguistic Gifts: Teaching African American Verbal Tradition to College Writers." 





Dr. Brady Heiner Discusses Mass Incarceration and Racial Disparity Opens in new window
Dr. Brady Heiner

Heiner, professor of philosophy at CSUF, was featured on Strange Fruit, a weekly talk show on race and gender discussing plea bargaining.





Professor Natalie Graham explores topics of masculinity in “Black Men in America” Course Opens in new window
Professor Natalie Graham

Students consider topics from a historical and sociological perspective on the depiction of African American men from the 1850’s until today. Graham will be hosting a symposium at the end of the semester on pop culture depictions of fatherhood.





Associate Professor Jennifer Trevitt Researches Stress Triggers  Opens in new window

 Trevitt’s and a few students researched how diet, exercise, and stress can control anxiety levels.


Associate Professor Receives Recognition
Gregory Chris Brown

Gregory Chris Brown, associate professor of criminal justice, is recognized for his work with the Southern California Cease Fire Committee.





CSU Trustee Kelsey Brewer speaks on "The Value of Being Real" 
Kelsey Brewer

Cal State Fullerton Alumna speaks about personal experiences leading to new student trustee position for California State University Board of Trustees. 





Associate Professor Alexandro Gradilla featured in Soul Rebel Radio Show
Dr. Gradilla

Dr. Gradilla speaks about the importance of ethnic studies in "The School of Life" Friday, September 4th on KPFK 90.7 FM. 





Todd Callahan receives Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement
Todd Callahan

A Cal State Fullerton student and Long Beach Fire Department fire inspector, Callahan is one of 23 recipients who demonstrated superior academic performance, personal accomplishments, community service, and financial need.




Research Featured in Upcoming Presentations
Dr. Ronald D. Rietveld

Upcoming talk by Dr. Ronald D. Rietveld at Iowa Museum Association conference about Lincoln discovery.





Alums Volunteer at Potter's Field Opens in new window
“Potters

Cal State Fullerton Alumnus Craig Goralski and Alexis Gray hot an annual field school where students exhume remains at a cemetary for California Department of Justice.





Gonzalez Chosen for KPCC Panel
Erualdo Gonzalez

Associate Professor Erualdo Gonzalez will speak on AirTalk as part of a panel. The discussion will touch on Gonzalez's new book The Latino City: Urban Revitalization, Politics, and the Grassroots.





GEAR UP Alum Now Leads By Example
Joseph Camacho

Alumnus leader, Joseph Camacho participates in GEAR Up? Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs ? as a leader in the community.





Senior Success Camp Helps High Schoolers Prep for College
Senior Success Camp

The federally funded Education Talent Search program guides new students to higher education with the participation of thirty seniors from Anaheim, Katella, Magnolia and Savanna high schools in the Anaheim Union High School District.




Seymour's First Book Wins Award
“Seymour"

"Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy and the Queer Ecological Imagination," the first book by Nicole Seymour, assistant professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics, is a finalist for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment's 2015 Book Awards. The winners will be announced this month. 



Grant Aids Research on Women and Activism
“Fousekis/Picus"

The Center for Oral and Public History's "Women, Politics, and Activism" project has been selected by The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation for a $211,550 grant.





Six Members of CSUF Moot Court Team Advance to Nationals Opens in new window
Moot Court Team

The six finalists will attend nationals this coming January to compete for the National Championship Tournament of intercollegiate moot court at the Florida International University College of Law in Miami, Florida.




Professor to Speak on Gossip in American History Opens in new window
Erica Ball, Ph.D.

Cal State Fullerton American Studies professor Erica Ball, Ph.D., will be featured in a panel titled "Can We Talk? Gossip in American History and Life." The forum will take a look at everything from gossip in politics and the media, to religious and legal cultures spanning from the 17th century to the blogosphere of today.



Lyon Family Pledges $150,000 to COPH
William Lyon

The William Lyon family has pledged $150,000 over three years to support the Center for Oral and Public History's Renovation and Expansion Initiative. This gift will be part of the matching funds applied to COPH's National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant. The center's research area will be named "The William Lyon Family Reading Room."



Reyna Grande to Speak at Titan Dreamers Resource Center
Reyna Grande

The award-winning author will be on campus Dec. 3 to read from her memoir, "The Distance Between Us," described by Booklist as one that "puts a face on issues that stir vehement debate."





Former MARC Scholar Focuses on Special Needs in Higher Ed
Vanessa Costello-Harris

As an undergraduate, Vanessa Costello-Harris '09 was taking a developmental psychology class with Nancy Segal when the psychology professor told her about the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholars. Now acting assistant professor of psychology at Indiana University, Kokomo, Costello-Harris says the program made a big difference in showing her how to pursue her academic goals.



Finding Your Niche: Titan Archaeology Club Opens in new window

CSUF faculty member speaks from experience: `We are blessed with hardships to humble us’
daniel-ignacio

"Having a brain injury has taught me invaluable things about how to live. It is those who are broken who truly know the value of being fixed." Daniel Andre Ignacio graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2015 with a master of science degree in psychology (clinical) and now teaches in CSUF’s Psychology Department.



Although there is no archaeology major available at Cal State Fullerton, there are classes on the subject within the anthropology department. For students who want to start a career in the field, there's the Titan Archaeology Club.


Bakken Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Gordon Bakken

The Coalition for Western Women's History has bestowed its Lifetime Achievement Award to Gordon Bakken, professor emeritus of history, for his support of the field of Western women's history.




California Water Topic of Geography Conference

California water is one of the topics of discussion during All Points of the Compass, Cal State Fullerton's annual geography symposium.


Symposium Commemorates 25 Year Anniversary of Berlin Wall Destruction Opens in new window

Cal State Fullerton's European Studies Program and The Division of Politics, Administration and Justice commemorated and discussed the legacy of the Berlin Wall as the physical manifestation of the Iron Curtain, and as a reference point for politics today during a Monday symposium.

 

Faculty and Student Publications PDF FileOpens in new window

Alumnus Gorge A. Romero '08, '13 (B.A., M.A. psychology) and Aaron T. Goetz, associate professor of psychology, co-authored "The Implicit Rules of Combat" in the October issue of Human Nature.