Ida Cotton '10 passed away in October, after earning her master's degree at the age of 85. (Photo: Barry Zepel)
CSUEB newsmakers: Highlights from our news blog
- December 5, 2011
For Halloween, media outlets nationwide turned to Christopher Moreman, assistant professor of philosophy, to figure out why zombies are everywhere — from entertainment to news reporting — and how the term has evolved from its roots in Haitian folklore.
Cal State East Bay’s Laura Nelson, chair of anthropology, is on her way to Stockholm this week, to join her spouse as he accepts a Nobel Prize. Saul Perlmutter (UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in October for his team’s work studying the expansion of the universe.
In memoriam: Ida Cotton ’10
The university community was saddened to learn that beloved alumna Ida Cotton died Oct. 6 in Oakland. “Miss Ida” – as she was known around campus — earned her master's degree in counseling and gerontology at the age of 85 and endeared herself to students while living in Pioneer Heights student housing.
- Read more about Miss Ida
- The family has requested that anyone wishing to honor Miss Ida should make a donation to scholarships in her memory.
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