Inside CSUEB News Blog
September 27, 2016 12:00am
Gaining a different outlook on life — that’s how Cal State East Bay communication major and Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipient Melissa J. Medina described her takeaway from a recent five-week stay in London. Medina was one of 25 participants in CSUEB’s Summer London Program, during which students studied the history and practice of documentary filmmaking in the United Kingdom while exploring London’s rich multicultural environment.
“I already feel different now,” explained Medina, a first-generation student and single mother of two who credits the Gilman Scholarship program for helping fund her study abroad experience. “I want to travel the world and meet new people. Before, because I am a single mother, I did not think that it was possible and now I know I can. I want to teach my girls that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.”
September 8, 2016 12:00pm
Cal State East Bay will launch three new courses in cybersecurity this fall. The courses, which serve to prepare students for industry-recognized certification exams, will encompass the latest tools and techniques in cybersecurity.
Course offerings include Information Systems Security Pro (CISSP), Information Security Manager (CISM) and Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
For more information about the courses, or to enroll in a class, visit the Cybersecurity Professional course website.
September 1, 2016 10:00am
A workshop to help teachers support students with dyslexia was held at the Cal State East Bay Concord campus last month.
Cal State East Bay, Decoding Dyslexia CA and the Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association sponsored 32 participants, including many CSUEB alumni, at a four-day Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham workshop.
"The departments of Teacher Education and Educational Psychology at Cal State East Bay are proud to be the first university in California to offer the Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham training,” CSUEB lecturer Kathy Futterman said. “This training is accredited by the International Dyslexia Association and will begin to prepare teachers to become Certified Structured Literacy Teachers with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction.”
August 24, 2016 4:00pm
Cal State East Bay is launching a new course, Change Management and Business Problem Solving: A Simple Integration of Process and Practice, to begin this fall at the university’s Oakland Center.
Taught by two industry professionals, the course is comprised of two, five-hour sessions with a 30-minute homework assignment in between.
Throughout the course students will learn from a combination of lectures and hands-on workshops, and draw upon real-world examples from dynamic Bay Area industries such as technology, healthcare, communications, trade, and transport, in addition to education and government.
At the conclusion of the course, students will have gained a solid overview of the change process, tools for identifying roles and processes in change projects, an understanding of the nature of business decisions and a powerful decision-making method, and the ability to apply models and frameworks to challenges in their current organization.
August 9, 2016 12:00am
Stephen J. Morewitz, a health sciences lecturer at Cal State East Bay and award-winning author and researcher, analyzes up-to-date social and health research about runaway and homeless youth in his newest book, released July 20.
Morewitz’s research, presented in “Runaway and Homeless Youth: New Research and Clinical Perspectives,” is based on results from the national Missing Persons Project. According to Morewitz, MPP is based on more than 1,000 randomly selected missing persons reports in the U.S. that were collected and analyzed.
“This book offers new insights about the social and behavioral profiles of runaway and homeless children and adolescents when they go missing and live on the streets,” Morewitz said. “It assesses and uses social sciences theories to describe why children and adolescents run away and become victimized.”
August 4, 2016 9:00am
Cal State East Bay will host two information sessions about its Certificate in Paralegal Studies from 10-11 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. on Aug. 4 at its Oakland Center. Participants will meet the program director, learn more about program requirements and course offerings, as well as network with other professionals.
The American Bar Association-approved CSUEB Certificate in Paralegal Studies qualifies aspiring paralegals for entry-level positions in the field, whether in law offices, corporations, government agencies or other organizations. Earning a certificate is also an excellent option for existing paralegals who seek to differentiate themselves, increase earning potential and meet or exceed the educational requirements dictated by California law.
June 1, 2016 3:00pm
Cal State East Bay alumna Rachael Byron was recently recognized as one of the 2016-17 Teachers of the Year for San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Byron, who earned her MS in Education, Option in Reading Instruction from Cal State East Bay in 2014, teaches Advanced Placement English and serves as a literacy coach at Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon.
Byron was featured in the local news along with a second honoree. Read the article here.
June 1, 2016 3:00pm
Cal State East Bay’s American Language Program hosted its seventh annual GradFest on May 25 at the Hayward campus. The event, honoring former ALP students who have matriculated into the university and will graduate from CSUEB in the 2015-16 academic year, provides an opportunity for students to reflect on how far they have come since they first arrived to Cal State East Bay from their home countries.
Former ALP student Anh Tran recalls the challenges she surmounted while pursuing her MBA in a foreign country and juggling school, work and family life. Reflecting on her first couple of months in the U.S. after arriving from her home country of Vietnam, Tran explains she needed to improve her Graduate Management Admissions Test score before applying to CSUEB’s MBA program. All it took was one quarter in ALP’s Pre-MBA program and she was ready to integrate into regular university life.
May 24, 2016 2:00pm
A Cal State East Bay research team will present two research studies at the 97th annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division, at the University of San Diego, June 14-17.
Using population-based data from the 2003-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the research team will present the results of two studies that analyze different factors associated with walking impairment in adults.
In one investigation, the researchers found that educational attainment helps to predict whether persons will suffer from a walking impairment, which is defined as difficulty walking one-quarter mile without equipment. Results from the other study showed that diabetes increases the chances that individuals will have difficulty walking one-quarter mile without equipment.
May 5, 2016 12:00pm
When Ann Dunn, executive director and founder of Cat Town in Oakland, first established her nonprofit in 2011, it served as a means to foster Oakland’s most vulnerable shelter cats in people’s homes, away from a shelter cage, until they could find permanent homes. Fast forward five years and the organization has expanded its reach to include a network of approximately 50 foster homes in and around Oakland. It now operates as a thriving cat adoption center that has helped reduce the euthanasia rate for cats at the Oakland shelter from 42 percent in 2011 to 7 percent today.
However, Dunn was still in need of doing more to bring awareness to her cause. In today’s digital age, optimizing Cat Town’s website and overall social media presence were critical.