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2011 Blog Archive

Thank you for helping Cal State East Bay students achieve their dreams.

All gifts make a difference; thank you for supporting CSUEB!

December 30, 2011 5:45am

Every donation and gift the University receives helps us provide access to educational opportunity for our students, and everything that goes with it — a brighter future, a fulfilling career, and the skills to succeed and persevere.

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Your gift to a college or department fund can help keep equipment in computer labs up to date so students can graduate with all the skills they need to succeed.

Help CSUEB students stay competitive by contributing to a college or department fund

December 29, 2011 5:00am

Got a subject that’s near and dear to your heart? Show us what matters to you with your gift to one of Cal State East Bay’s dedicated college and department funds.

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Eric Soares at Miramar Beach (Photo by Andy Cominos)

Retirement doesn't stop CSUEB prof from extreme sea kayaking

December 26, 2011 5:00am

When professors retire, how do they fill their free time from not having to grade papers and instruct eager minds?

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Pioneer Volleyball finished fifth in the league in 2011, and had two players win all-conference honors - including Junior middle blocker Kitona Offord, center. (Photo by Kelley Cox)

Go Pioneers! Make a gift to CSUEB Athletics to make more memorable seasons

December 23, 2011 5:55am

It’s been a big year for Pioneer Athletics, celebrating their 50th anniversary this fall, welcoming new coaches and players, and beginning a new era of full active membership in NCAA Division II.

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Receiving a scholarship helped Jesse Ashcraft '10 make his decision to attend Cal State East Bay, where he majored in English with an option in British and American literature.

Spread academic goodwill and cheer with your support for scholarships at CSUEB

December 22, 2011 5:50am

If you’ve received a scholarship, you know it’s not just about the money — it’s about recognizing academic achievements and the hard work that got you to college.

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CSUEB alumnus Ted Gerber with his wine dog, Clem (Photo: Foris Wine)

CSUEB grad is award-winning winemaker

December 21, 2011 10:38am

Cal State East Bay alumnus Ted Gerber studied political science and public administration but his passion was winemaking.  He put his education and hobby to good use when he co-founded Foris Winery and Vineyards soon after graduation.

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Professor Emerita of International Management Loretta Graziano Breuning

CSUEB prof explains danger of self-identifying as 'stressed'

December 20, 2011 5:00am

Professor Emerita of International Management Loretta Graziano Breuning wrote an article, "The Danger of Self-identifying as ‘Stressed’," for Psychology Today in which she encourages readers to break the habit of stressing themselves by managing expectations. Read article.

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Candace Campbell, nursing lecturer (Photo:

Reducing elective cesareans will reduce preventable risks, says nursing lecturer

December 16, 2011 5:00am

During the past 50 years, cesarean section deliveries have reached an all-time high of 31.8% of all live births, and have become the most frequently performed surgery in women in the United States.

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Watch the video below to see how CSUEB donors helped senior Annie Fowler graduate.

Give the gift of education with your donation to CSUEB

December 15, 2011 5:30am

Every year, more than 60 percent of Cal State East Bay students rely on financial aid to pay for college. Many of those are scholarships funded by our generous donors to help make higher education a reality for students who cannot afford it on their own.

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CSUEB faculty and staff are invited to lunch and a game on December 19 courtesy of the basketball teams. (Photo: Kevin Hill/CSUEB)

Basketball team to host faculty, staff appreciation lunch Dec 19

December 15, 2011 5:00am

Pioneer Men's and Women's Basketball teams host the Cal State LA Eagles on Monday, Dec 19, in the Pioneer Gym. The game is a double header with the women tipping off at 1pm followed by the Men at 3pm. 

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Dianna Huff '86, '93 (Photo: Dianna Huff)

English grad Dianna Huff wins gold for marketing work

December 14, 2011 5:00am

Congratulations to Cal State East Bay alumna Dianna Huff (’86, ’93) for winning two gold awards at the 2011 International Competition for Marketing & Communication Professionals.  She received recognition in the Writing/E-book category for her e-book, Top 10 B2B Marketing Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them, which Huff crowdsourced and compiled with her extensive B2B marketing network.  Her second gold award was recognized in the Writing/Web Copy category for her work on the Royal Label Web site.

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CSUEB's rec and wellness building won another award for its sustainable design. (Photo: LPA, Inc.)

CSUEB RAW building wins sustainable design award

December 13, 2011 5:00am

LPA Inc., one of the largest architecture, engineering, interior design, and landscape architecture firms in California, was recognized by the American Institute of Architects in Orange County (AIAOC) for its work on the Recreation and Wellness Center (RAW) at Cal State East Bay.

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Political Science Lecturer Craig Collins

CSUEB lecturer wants petroleum junkies of the world to unite

December 12, 2011 5:00am

In his recent article, “Petroleum Junkies of the World, Unite!,” Cal State East Bay Political Science Lecturer Craig Collins wrote, “It may sound odd, but I didn't realize I was addicted to petroleum until I was about 30. Like most Americans, I was born into a lifestyle of cheap energy and took it for granted.”

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UPD collecting 'Toys for Tots' until Dec. 23

December 9, 2011 2:15pm

The University Police Department is sponsoring a Toys for Tots drive.  All toys received will be donated to the Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter in Hayward.

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L-R CSUEB graduate students Nadia Malliarys and Casey Rivers (Photo: Nadia Malliarys)

CSUEB grad students educate community about school psychology

December 9, 2011 5:00am

Graduate students in the clinical child and school psychology program at Cal State East Bay celebrated National School Psychology Awareness Week by educating students and community members about the field of school psychology.

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 The focus of previous GMS Male Initiative Bridge Builders Forums (shown above)  has been to get more minority males to graduate from college.

CSUEB student athletes give back at Gates Millennium

December 8, 2011 5:00am

CSUEB student-athletes took advantage of an opportunity to give back to the community, participating in the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS) Male Initiative Bridge Builders Forum last month at Cal State East Bay's Hayward campus. Student-athletes from the men's and women's track and golf teams helped out at the campus information fair and during lunch time activities at the event.

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Susanne Trimbath (Photo: Milken Institute)

CSUEB grad Susanne Trimbath blazing a new path in economics

December 7, 2011 5:00am

Cal State East Bay grad Susanne Trimbath is setting the field of economics on fire.

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Ceramics Guild sale will be held Dec 7 and 8.

Ceramics Guild sale on Dec 7 and 8

December 6, 2011 11:00am

The Ceramics Guild will host their annual holiday sale on December 7 and 8, from 10am to 6pm in AE1204. This is a great opportunity to buy pottery and other gifts – all made by guild members – at a low price.  Pottery items include vases, platters, bowls, mugs, plates and much more.

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Front, left, and back of Grace Munakata's entry in the San Francisco General Hospital fundraiser.

Art Professor Munakata donates 'heart' to SF hospital fundraiser

December 6, 2011 11:00am

A fanciful, painted heart by Grace Munakata, professor of art, is among 14 commissioned for the seventh annual  San Francisco “Heroes & Hearts” fundraiser in February. To date, the seven-year-old fundraiser has brought in close to $7 million for the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. 

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Barry Paperno, CSUEB alumnus and consumer affairs manager for FICO (Photo:

CSUEB grad cautions against tempting credit card offers

December 6, 2011 5:08am

Credit card companies are dangling big rewards that they say will help consumers offset their spending sprees but before you say, “Charge it!” read the fine print to ensure that you're are even eligible.

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Andrew Wilke onstage throughout Marin Theatre 'Glass Menagerie.'

Trumpet grad cast as onstage musician in Marin Theatre 'Glass Menagerie'

December 5, 2011 11:00am

Andrew Wilke, ’11 music, is making his Marin Theatre Company debut in “The Glass Menagerie,” running through Dec. 18.

Director Jasson Minadakis cast the trumpeter, with jazz emphasis, as an onstage musician who accompanies the action.

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Monique LaChappa, tribal chairwoman for the Campo Kumeyaay Nation, was instrumental in building a new wind farm. (Photo: Amy Standen, KQED)

CSUEB spring break trip planned to Campo Kumeyaay Reservation

December 5, 2011 5:00am

The Diversity Center is organizing CSUEB’s first Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip to visit the Campo Kumeyaay Reservation in San Diego, CA. 

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Stephen Morewitz, lecturer

CSUEB lecturer presents new research on teen runaways

December 2, 2011 5:04am

Stephen Morewitz, lecturer in the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, has been accepted to present two research posters at the 2012 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Annual Meeting in New York City on March 16, 2012.

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L-R Kitona Offord and Leslie Ray were named to the 2011 All-CCAA Second Team. (Photo: Kelly Hayes)

CSUEB student athletes collect All-CCAA Honors

December 1, 2011 5:00am

Cal State East Bay volleyball players Kitona Offord and Leslie Ray were named to the 2011 All-CCAA Second Team earlier this month. The honors are a first for both players, who joined 24 other CCAA student-athletes on the all-conference teams. 

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MBA grad Deborah Eudaley is new the CFO for Lyris. (Photo:

Lyris appoints CSUEB MBA grad as chief financial officer

November 30, 2011 5:00am

Lyris, Inc., the global digital marketing expert, announced that the company’s board of directors appointed Deborah Eudaley as chief financial officer. She earned her M.B.A. from California State University, East Bay.

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CSUEB students are invited to share feedback with Interim CSUEB President Morishita on Nov. 30. (Photo: ASI)

Today - CSUEB president hosts student 'listening session'

November 30, 2011 5:00am

Interim Cal State East Bay President Leroy Morishita wants student feedback.  He is hosting a “listening session” on Wednesday, November 30 (today) at 5:00pm in UU 311 to ask for students’ perspective on how the University is doing as well as seek their input on the relevancy of the seven mandates adopted in 2007. (

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CSUEB President Leroy Morishita stands in front of a crowd of parents at the PIQE graduation. (Photo: Elias Barboza)

President Morishita inspires parents at PIQE graduation

November 30, 2011 1:00am

Cal State East Bay is encouraging continuing education beyond its campus classrooms. Last month, CSUEB President Leroy Morishita congratulated over 90 parents of elementary school students for being pro-active towards their child’s education. Each parent that night graduated from the Parent Institute for Quality Education.

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Dean of CSUEB's College of Business and Economics Terri Swartz

Meet CBE Dean Terri Swartz Nov 30

November 29, 2011 2:18pm

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is hosting a "Meet the Dean" event on Wednesday, November 30 in front of the VBT building from 12pm – 2pm.  Terri Swartz, dean of Cal State East Bay’s nationally recognized College of Business and Economics, will participate in an open forum to address questions and concerns from students.

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Heike Winterheld, assistant professor of psychology

CSUEB prof explains popularity of 'missed connection' sites

November 29, 2011 5:12am

"Regret is a strong motivator to do something, anything, to rectify the situation," said Heike Winterheld, assistant professor of psychology, in an interview with Oakland Tribune reporter Angela Hill about the popularity of posting missed connections on sites like Craigslist.

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Spain is a popular destination for Pioneers. (Photo: CSU)

Pioneers are encouraged to study abroad

November 28, 2011 5:10am

Only 1% of American students enrolled in college study overseas. In a new YouTube video, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging more to think about going international. "To remain the leader in this ever-changing world, we have to push ourselves not just to think globally, but to get out there and study globally as well," Clinton says in the video.

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We are thankful for...our donors and friends

November 24, 2011 5:16am

Despite a sluggish economy, Cal State East Bay raised $6.1 million from private donors in fiscal year 2010-11 to sustain students and programs.

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L-R CSUEB grad Michael Knight '03 with Aaron Johnson and TJ Landgren. (Photo: Bay Area News Group)

CSUEB grad wins gold at U.S. Parachute Championships

November 23, 2011 5:00am

Michael Knight ’03 (Business Administration) flew away with the gold medal at the U.S. Parachute Association National Championships earlier this month in Eloy, Ariz. In a Mercury Times article, ” Local skydivers turn thrill ride into championship,” reporter Carl Steward wrote, “It's high art, to be sure. In a three-man freeflying competition, two of the skydivers perform a series of imaginative, synchronized stunts while plummeting through the air over a 45-second time span. The third person must stay with them from a close enough distance to capture it on video.”  Watch Knight’s video.

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Ethnic Studies alumni helped create permanent Alcatraz tribute to American Indians.

Ethnic Studies alumni help create permanent American Indian tribute on Alcatraz

November 22, 2011 11:00am

Five Cal State East Bay Ethnic Studies alumni, plus faculty member Enrique Salmon, Ph.D., helped create the permanent American Indian cultural center at Alcatraz that was dedicated Nov. 20.

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CSUEB Moscow students gifted Professor Daniel Martin with a model Soviet tank. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Martin)

CSUEB biz prof teaches leadership in Moscow

November 22, 2011 5:10am

Associate Professor of Management Daniel Martin took time from his sabbatical as a visiting associate professor at Stanford University (the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education) and visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley Center for the Study of Law and Society  to teach his Cal State East Bay Management 6225: Executive Leadership course at the Institute of Business and Economics (IBE), CSUEB's long-time partner in offering an MBA program to Moscow professionals.  The two week course held in early November covered a broad range of topics ranging from leadership self-awareness, employee motivation, satisfaction, and performance to mentoring the next generation of leaders. The students were predominantly mid to senior-level managers at multinational firms based in Moscow. 

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Home erectus illustration, copyrighted by Henry Gilbert and Kathy Schick.

Anthropology professor to speak on early-man research at California Academy of Sciences

November 21, 2011 11:00am

Henry Gilbert, Ph.D., will present a capsule of his research on early man Dec. 1 at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, as part of its research lecture series.

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Gurbaksh Chahal will speak at CSUEB on November 22.  (Photo:

Entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal speaks at CSUEB Nov 22

November 21, 2011 5:04am

Gurbaksh Chahal will share his inspiring story of how he become a multi-millionaire at age 18 with the Cal State East Bay community on Tuesday, November 22 at 5pm in the University Union Multi-Purpose Room.  This free event is sponsored by the Pioneer Bookstore, CSUEB College of Business and Economics and the CSUEB Entrepreneurship Association.

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November 18, 2011 5:49am

Every day the University's news team is hard at work sharing the stories of CSUEB — from big grant announcements and faculty awards to theatre openings and alumni accomplishments. These stories are available on the University Web site, on Facebook, and shared in other social media channels like Linked In. Now you can also get them all in one place, by subscribing to a Daily News Digest e-mail from University Communications. 

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Durlynn Anema, '68 and '77, just published a new book about divorce from a teen's perspective. (Photo:

CSUEB grad publishes book on teens and divorce

November 16, 2011 5:00am

Cal State East Bay alumni Durlynn Anema, B.A., Journalism and Political Science ('68), M.S., School Administration ('77), has recently added another book to her list of publications. 

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"Abstract Rose," by Katherine Tolefsen is among the pieces in the new downtown Hayward exhibit.

New Cinema Place art show rich in CSUEB alumni work

November 15, 2011 11:00am

You’ll have the opportunity to view the work of many Cal State East Bay alumni if you take in the Cinema Place Gallery show in downtown Hayward, running Nov. 16 through Dec. 24.

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(Photo: Wikipedia)

Hidden gems of CSUEB: Lucas shot '79 movie sequel on campus

November 15, 2011 5:00am

Following on his first big commercial movie success with “American Graffiti” in 1973, the young Bay-Area-based George Lucas chose the Cal-State Hayward Campus as one of two primary locations for “More American Graffiti”.  Initially dubbed “Purple Haze”, the story follows the first college-age Baby Boomers as they confront the war protests and social issues of the late 1960s.  Lucas’ film crew made over our own Library Courtyard to stand-in for a typical American campus under siege by students protesting the Vietnam War (a site near Livermore doubled for the jungles of Vietnam!).  To look the part, campus office windows were removed and replaced with broken “sugar glass” and banners were hung from the courtyard.

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West will speak at CSUEB on Nov 17. (Photo: ASI)

Dr. Cornel West speaks at Cal State East Bay on Nov 17

November 14, 2011 5:00am

Associated Students, Inc. will host Dr. Cornel West at Cal State East Bay on November 17 at 7pm in the University Theatre.

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Comedian Michael Ian Black will perform at CSUEB on November 17 at 7pm. (Photo: ASI)

Comedian Michael Ian Black performs at CSUEB Nov 15

November 11, 2011 11:00am

Associated Students, Inc. will host comedian Michael Ian Black on November 15 at 7pm in the University Theatre.

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CSUEB student veterans participated in the 2011 Homecoming parade. (Photo: CSUEB SVO Facebook page)

Thank you to CSUEB veterans

November 11, 2011 5:00am

Cal State East Bay will be closed today in observance of Veterans Day. We honor the military veterans who are alumni, current students, faculty and staff and we especially those in the CSUEB family who died in the service of our country.

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Elizabeth Zanzinger is working on three commissions for NASA Ames.

Art alum chosen to paint retiring chief justice

November 10, 2011 2:00pm

Elizabeth (Green) Zanzinger, ’04 art, is one busy alum!

A year ago a portrait she painted of retiring California Chief Justice Ronald M. George was unveiled at the California Supreme Court Building in San Francisco, where it can now be seen.

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CSUEB students Violet Watts and Dale Fulnoy received scholarships from the Hotel and Restaurant Foundation. (Photo: Melany Spielman)

CSUEB students win hospitality scholarships

November 10, 2011 5:00am

Dale Fulnoy and Violet Watts, students in the Cal State East Bay hospitality, recreation and tourism  program, were awarded scholarships from the Hotel and Restaurant Foundation in October 2011.  The Foundation is one of the largest hospitality scholarship granting organizations in the country and has been granting scholarships to hospitality students in California for over fifty years. The scholarship process is competitive. In addition to completing the application and writing an essay, candidates are interviewed by two hospitality industry leaders.

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CSUEB alumna Evelyn Dilsaver

CSUEB alumna Evelyn Dilsaver is 'Born to Lead'

November 9, 2011 5:00am

Cynthia De Castro profiled Cal State East Bay alumna Evelyn Sanciangco Dilsaver for the Asian Journal article, “Multi-awarded Filipina of the Boards of Leading American Companies.” Read article. With her ability to adapt, to change, take risk, and stand out in her chosen field, Dilsaver is an outstanding role model to young Pioneers who hope to excel in business.

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Saul Perlmutter with his wife and CSUEB Professor Laura Nelson (Image: Associated Press)

Spouse of CSUEB anthropology chair wins Nobel Prize in Physics

November 8, 2011 5:05am

Laura Nelson, chair of anthropology at Cal State East Bay, is the spouse of Saul Perlmutter, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in October 2011.

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Educational Psychology Assistant Professor Oanh Tran

CSUEB professor on 'civility' panel

November 7, 2011 5:08am

CSUEB Educational Psychology Assistant Professor Oanh Tran participated on a “Fostering Civility in Youth” panel October 27 at Southern Oregon University (SOU) as part of the school’s 2011-2012 theme on civility. Each year, the SOU Arts and Humanities Council selects a thematic focus for the year then coordinates courses and public events related to the theme.

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CSUEB Social Justice League leadership committee (L-R):  Lauren Todoroff, Mary Champion, Ashley McDaid, Erin Waterhouse and Diana Wilson (Image: Ashley McCaid)

CSUEB educational psychology grad students help the East Bay

November 4, 2011 5:00am

Cal State East Bay students earning their master’s degrees in school psychology and school counseling promote social justice through coursework and practice in the field. They recognized that our local community has significant needs that require advocacy and support.  In January 2011, a group of these students formed the Social Justice League as a way to harness the CSUEB community and benefit those underserved in the community.

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Pioneer men's and women's basketball are introduced at "Basketball Madness!" (Image: Bethany Helmus)

'Basketball Madness' builds excitement for upcoming season

November 3, 2011 5:00am

The Cal State East Bay Athletics Department welcomed a crowd of over 700 students, faculty, staff and community members at its Basketball Madness event on Oct. 20. The event celebrated the start of the 2011-12 Pioneer basketball season with team player introductions, prizes, and music from Trackademiks, 1-O.A.K. and DJ CME. View photos.

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Ida Cotton '10 (Photo: Barry Zepel)

Beloved CSUEB alumna, Ida Cotton, passes away

November 2, 2011 5:00am

Beloved CSUEB alumna Ida Cotton '10 passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 6 in Oakland. She was 86 years old.

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Christopher Prado (Photo: The Pioneer)

ASI president selected for Opportunity Nation

November 1, 2011 5:18am

California State University, East Bay ASI President Christopher Prado has been chosen to serve as a one of 100 national leaders from 44 states and the District of Columbia for Opportunity Nation. Opportunity Nation is a bipartisan coalition of non-profits, foundations, educators, business and political leaders working together to promote opportunity and social mobility on national, state and local community agendas. Their kick-off summit on November 4 is cosponsored by AARP, AARP Foundation, Ford Foundation,

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Christopher Moreman, assistant professor of philosophy and zombie expert

CSUEB "zombie" professor popular expert for national media

October 28, 2011 5:00am

Zombies are for kids and Halloween, right?  Why, then, are zombies so prevalent in today’s society? 

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Pioneer Track Head Coach Ralph Jones will hold interest meetings next week.

Pioneer track team to hold interest meeting next week

October 27, 2011 6:00pm

The Cal State East Bay men and women's track programs will conduct open tryouts for the upcoming 2012 season, Head Coach Ralph Jones announced today. Students interested in participating in tryouts are invited to attend a meeting to find out more information next week.

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Daniel Alarcón to read at CSUEB Nov. 2.

Dazzling young writer previews new novel Nov. 2 - FREE

October 27, 2011 9:00am

Don't miss writer Daniel Alarcón’s first appearance on the Cal State East Bay Campus Nov. 2 when he reads from “At Night We Walk in Circles,” a novel-in-progress.

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Dana DeGuzman, '11 music, will be among those performing at Monday's San Francisco conference.

Students, alumni, faculty perform in San Francisco 'Adaptability' conference

October 21, 2011 9:00am

CSUEB dance students, alumni and faculty will be performing for an estimated 600 people Monday at the opening plenary of the Beyond Dynamic Adaptability Conference in San Francisco.

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Ava Albano (courtesy Maria Abelaye Photography)

Finishing school, working, and supporting her family - Ava Albano's SOS story

October 18, 2011 5:50am

Thanks to all the generous donors who made contributions to "Save Our Students," Cal State East Bay has been able to help keep students enrolled even with the challenges of last minute tuition fee increases. Students like Ava Albano, a senior in the Health Sciences program, preparing to graduate at the end of the fall quarter. She started classes at CSUEB as a freshman in 2007, when tuition fees were about half of what they are today. She’s received financial aid and worked on campus to help pay for her education, but it’s not always enough.

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Senior Thomas Rule says "thanks" to the SOS donors for making it possible for him to graduate this fall.

Scholarship has 'a net value many times the actual amount' - Thomas Rule's SOS story

October 11, 2011 11:00am

Senior Thomas Rule, a philosophy major, will graduate this quarter with support from the "Save Our Students" scholarship fund. Rule, who took first place in the philosophy department's "Prestigious Bassen Prize" in June, has worked hard to pay for college with a combination of scholarships, loans, savings, and income from his job at a tutor, but after fees went up this summer, he was looking at even more debt in his future, until the SOS scholarship was announced.

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How the 'SOS' scholarship fund saved the day for CSUEB students this fall

October 6, 2011 5:50am

The “Save Our Students” Scholarship Fund was created in near-record time this summer, after two alumnae heard about last-minute tuition fee increases for college students all over California.

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"Clayton Bailey's World of Wonders" will be shown at Crocker Art Museum Oct. 22 through Jan. 15, 2012.

50-year-retrospective honors Clayton Bailey, art professor emeritus

October 5, 2011 10:30am

The eclectic work of Clayton Bailey, California State University, East Bay art professor emeritus, will be shown at the "50-year-retrospective" at the Crocker Art Museum, 216 “O” St., Sacramento, from Oct. 22 through Jan. 15, 2012. Bailey will lecture at 1 p.m., and sign books at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on opening day. 

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Nathan Ashby, professor of economics at University of Texas at El Paso, will kick off the 2011-2012 lecture series on October 5. (Image:

The Smith Center at CSUEB announces 2011-12 speaker series

October 3, 2011 5:07am

The Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies kicks off their 2011-2012 speaker series on October 5 with Nathan Ashby, University of Texas at El Paso. The Smith Center is a free-market think tank at Cal State East Bay offering lectures, research, seminars, conferences, and courses for future leaders in business and society to learn how the principle of free enterprise builds a strong economy. All events are scheduled to take place at 2:00pm in room 311 of the old University Union.

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Nidhi Mahendra's research helps those with dementia.

Research shows those with dementia can learn new tasks, retrieve abilities that have been lost

September 30, 2011 12:00pm

“Use it and improve it,” could become a new mantra in memory support and dementia care thanks to a five-year study by Communicative Sciences and Disorders Associate Professor Nidhi Mahendra at the Masonic Home for Adults in Union City.

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Ramona Bishop

CSUEB alumna leads Vallejo City Unified School District

September 28, 2011 5:00am

Ramona Bishop is starting her first school year as the Superintendent of Vallejo City Unified School District. She earned her master's degree and administrative credential from Cal State East Bay.

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Neon Trees plays CSUEB Agora stage on Sept. 29 at noon.

Neon Trees rocks CSUEB Hayward campus on Sept. 29

September 27, 2011 5:00am

Indie rockers Neon Trees will play a free concert at noon on Thursday, September 29, at the CSUEB Agora stage. The event is sponsored by Associated Students, Inc.

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Ralph Nader speaks at CSUEB on Sept. 30 at 6pm.

Ralph Nader speaks at CSUEB Sept. 30

September 23, 2011 5:00am

Four-time presidential candidate, Ralph Nader, will speak on the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus on Friday, September 30, at 6pm in the multipurpose room of the new University Union. The event is sponsored by Associated Students, Inc.

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AC Transit will continue to pick up outside of Warren Hall. (Image: Flickr user Jeremy80)

AC Transit eliminates 4 bus stops on CSUEB campus

September 20, 2011 11:14am

Starting Wednesday, September 21, AC Transit will reduce pick up locations on the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus from six locations to three.  Read AC Transit bulletin.

The following stops around the perimeter of the Cal State East Bay campus will be eliminated:

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"A Delicate Balance" set at the Aurora Theatre was created by Richard Olmsted.

Theatre/Dance production designer creates set for Aurora Theatre's 20th season

September 20, 2011 11:00am

Richard Olmsted, production manager/designer for the CSUEB Theatre & Dance Department, created the set for the current Aurora Theatre production of “A Delicate Balance,” playing through Oct. 16 in Berkeley.

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JR Havlan '87 (second from left) and the writers of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" accept the award for Outstanding Writing at the 2011 Emmys.

It's lucky number seven for JR Havlan '87 and the 'Daily Show' writers at the 2011 Emmys

September 20, 2011 5:30am

Congratulations to the writing staff at "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" — including CSUEB alumnus J.R. Havlan — for winning an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series at the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy awards on Sunday. It was the 11th consecutive nomination and the seventh win for Comedy Central's satirical news writers, who got their last statue in 2009. "The Daily Show" also won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series for the ninth year in a row, joining two Peabody Awards for excellence in broadcasting and, somewhat unexpectedly, a Grammy for the audio version of "America: The Book." 

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ICFI's Chuck Akin earned a certification in Federal Enterprise Architecture from Cal State East Bay. (Image:

CSUEB Continuing Ed grad is new systems architect for ICFI

September 16, 2011 5:40am

Cal State East Bay Continuing Education offers 70+ certificate and degree programs to enrich one's life, advance a career, or help people change professions. Chuck Akin earned a certification in Federal Enterprise Architecture (Framework) [FEA(F)] from CSUEB and was hired by ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) as enterprise/systems architect. Read press release.

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US Airways started in 1939 as All-American Airways delivering air-mail and has grown to become the fifth largest airline. (Image: AP)

CSUEB grad leads diversity efforts at US Airways

September 14, 2011 5:15am

Since 2007, Daniel Pon has overseen US Airways’ human resources division as , Vice President, Human Resources. His responsiblities include health and welfare and retirement benefits, compensation, relocation, HR systems and records, employee relations, drug and alcohol testing, employee travel, recruitment and staffing.

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Phil Gonsalves

Don't tell your kids, "I can't do the math," CSUEB lecturer advises

September 13, 2011 5:05am

Phil Gonsalves asked the audience at the San Benito High School District meeting to think about how they share their views about math. People won't admit that they can't read, but it seems acceptable to say, "I just can't do math." Gonsalves is coordinator of the Alameda County Collaborative for Learning and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM), a joint effort of the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE), Cal State East Bay and Chabot College. He has also been a CSUEB math lecturer for over 25 years.

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L-R Marty Fraga with Mary Anderson of Life Eldercare (Image: Oakland Tribune)

CSUEB nursing students help Tri-City seniors

September 12, 2011 5:27am

Marty Fraga, a Cal State East Bay professor of public and community health in the nursing program, commits her nursing class of about 10 students every quarter to help homebound and underserved seniors serviced by the Fremont-based nonprofit group Life Eldercare.

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CSUEB student veteran, Jeremy Profitt, and his family. (Image: Jeremy Profitt)

CSUEB student veteran has new mission: battling misconception of PTSD

September 9, 2011 5:00am

Sunday is the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and of the war in Afghanistan that followed. About 5,200 soldiers deployed to Afghanistan in the initial months following the September 11 attacks, including Cal State East Bay student Jeremy Profitt.

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The CSUEB Oakland Center is located in downtown Oakland near the 12th Street station.

TODAY - Continuing Education annual open house Sept 8

September 8, 2011 2:15pm

Come explore the many ways you can enrich your life, advance your career, or change professions with one of the 70+ Continuing Education certificate and degree programs offered by Cal State East Bay.

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L-R Marilyn King, Barbara Pickel, and Debi "Cis" Schafer led the Pioneers to their first national championship in 1972.

50 years of Pioneer Athletics...women's track wins CSUEB's first national championship

September 8, 2011 5:09am

After a decade of hard work and growth, along with conference titles and all-conference honors, the Pioneers reached the ultimate goal - a national championship - in 1972 when they captured the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) women's track and field championship.

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CSUEB alumna only Filipino-American leading a top US foundation board

September 7, 2011 5:12am

According to a report by the Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP), CSUEB alumna Tessie Guillermo is the only Filipino-American serving as board chairperson of one of the top 100 foundations in the United States. She earned her BA in Economics from Cal State East Bay.

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Rosalind Franklin had a significant role in one of the 20th century's greatest scientific discoveries. (Image:

Why Watson and Crick didn't acknowledge Rosalind Franklin

September 5, 2011 5:40am

Watson and Crick, masters of DNA, never acknowledged in their famous papers or 1962 Nobel Prize acceptance speeches the crucial contribution Rosalind Franklin made to their work. Franklin was the X-ray diffraction expert who recorded the crystallographic data which allowed Watson and Crick to build the backbone of their model of DNA as early as March 1953. Tragically, Franklin died of ovarian cancer in 1958, just 37 years old, never having received credit for providing the crystallographic data that helped unlock DNA’s secrets.

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Kenny Bayless in 1962

50 years of Pioneers Athletics...remembering Kenny Bayless

September 1, 2011 6:15am

Kenny Bayless is now a respected professional boxing referee, but in 1962 he was an inaugural member of the Pioneer’s men's track and field team. From the beginning, men’s track and field captured 10 straight Far Western Conference titles and went on to win the 1977 NCAA Division II National Championship.

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New TV show for CSUEB business grad

August 31, 2011 5:17am

CSUEB business grad Diann Valentine is the creative genius behind the star-studded weddings of Usher, Martin Lawrence, Toni Braxton, Kelis, VH1 Basketball Wives’ Jennifer Williams, Lela Rochon, and Boyz II Men crooner Shawn Stockman and more. She is now in final preparations to host and co-executive produce a new show, I Do Over, on WeTV.

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Rebecca and Brian Johnson hope to adopt a little Pioneer.

CSUEB couple hopes to adopt child

August 30, 2011 5:14am

Brian Johnson, Cal State East Bay Accessibility Services counselor and CSUEB alumnus, and his wife Rebecca McCormack Johnson, a former counselor in the same department, can't wait to become parents. Having a biological child is not possible for the Johnsons, so they are pursuing open adoption.

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Autism: mystery of a generation, Sept 8

August 29, 2011 6:03am

Autism now affects 1 in 110 children, a 600% increase in the disorder in the last 20 years. 

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Fulfill state requirements for professional development or earn credits for salary advancement with Cal State East Bay teacher education courses.

CSUEB offers online CEUs for teachers

August 26, 2011 5:29am

With academic credits from California State University, East Bay Continuing Education, teachers can fulfill state requirements for professional development, obtain credits for salary advancement, or simply satisfy a desire to grow professionally and obtain new knowledge and ideas for their students.

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Pioneers men's basketball team captured its second straight NCAA West Regional title in 1986.

Remembering's basketball wins NCAA Division II regional title

August 25, 2011 6:06am

The men's basketball was at the forefront for Pioneer Athletics again in 1986, when it captured its second straight NCAA Division II West Regional title. The team won 21 of its final 25 games and posted a program-best 24-8 overall record, setting six school records along the way. Head Coach and Athletic Hall of Fame member Gary Hulst earned Northern California Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors, while fellow Hall of Famer Jim Moran was named to the All-NCAC First Team and Cye Adams earned NCAC MVP honors. Read more.

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CSUEB grad Al Carlos Hernandez a major force in Latino media

August 24, 2011 5:44am

CSUEB grad Al Carlos Hernandez grew up in the housing projects in San Francisco and said he never really fit in.  He said in a recent interview with La Prensa San Diego that he was “never quite Latino enough or gringo enough…”  His parents never spoke Spanish at home because they wanted him to learn English, something for which he is now grateful. Read interview.

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John Herndon, accounting and finance lecturer

CSUEB lecturer comments on Imperial Irrigation District credit card audit

August 23, 2011 5:11am

An internal audit of credit card usage by employees of the Imperial Irrigation District in Palm Springs found a number of irregularities, including fees charged for exceeding credit limits, missing or late expense reports and cards being used beyond their intended scope.

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All roles in 2011-12 productions will be auditioned in September.

Auditions set for September for 2011-12 theatre-dance productions

August 22, 2011 1:00pm

If you want to perform with the Cal State East Bay Theatre and Dance Department during the upcoming academic year, now is the time to prepare for auditions. All are on the Hayward Campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.

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CSUEB offers an online Early Childhood Development certificate. (Image: Univ of Penn)

CSUEB offers online program for early childhood teachers and care providers

August 22, 2011 5:16am

Nearly 50 million students are heading off to approximately 99,000 public elementary and secondary schools for the fall term, and before the school year is out, an estimated $540 billion will be spent related to their education. If you enjoy working with young children in a variety of settings and want to become part of this growing field then California State University Early Childhood Development Certificate Program is right for you.

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42 Contra Costa County high school students attended the 2011 Environmental Sciences Camp at the CSUEB Concord campus.

CSUEB Concord prepares students to care for the planet

August 19, 2011 5:23am

CSUEB Concord prepares students to care for the planet

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Darren Lewis still holds the major league record for consecutive games without an error in the outfield. (Image: Best Sports Photo)

Former major leaguer Darren Lewis joins Pioneers baseball staff

August 18, 2011 5:09am

Darren Lewis played in the majors for 13 years and still holds the MLB record for most games without an error in the outfield. He played professional baseball with seven teams, including the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, making three playoff appearances and collecting a Gold Glove as a centerfielder.

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Anna Salazar '11 (Art)

New CSUEB grad wants to use graphic design for the greater good

August 17, 2011 5:30am

Anna Salazar '11 (Art) is passionate about design. She even started her namesake company - Anna Salazar Designs - almost a year before her graduation from Cal State East Bay. 

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Jeremy Reimer, ARAMARK chef at Cal State East Bay

CSUEB's ARAMARK chef earns silver medal in national culinary competition

August 16, 2011 5:31am

Congrats to Jeremy Reimer, ARAMARK chef at Cal State East Bay, who earned an American Culinary Federation (ACF) silver medal in the 2011 ARAMARK Culinary Excellence competition.  More than 150 ARAMARK chefs from colleges, universities and conference centers across North America competed for a chance to win the prestigious “Copper Pot” and a medal from the American Culinary Federation (ACF), the largest professional chefs association in North America.

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Completed in early 2011, the Recreation & Wellness building designed and built toLEED Gold Standard. (Image: Costea Photography Inc)

CSUEB RAW building featured in architectural showcase

August 15, 2011 5:43am

Athletic Business magazine featured the new Cal State East Bay Recreation and Wellness (RAW) center in their Architectural Showcase section. View article and photos.

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Professor Michael Lee shares sustainability expertise in Sunday TV interview.

Sunday TV show leads off with sustainability input from Professor Lee

August 12, 2011 10:00am

Don’t be surprised to hear promos of Cal State East Bay Professor Michael Lee’s upcoming interview on sustainability on news shows tonight and Saturday.

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Dawn Ellerbe

CSUEB assistant athletic director selected for NCAA Leadership Institution program

August 11, 2011 6:07am

Dawn Ellerbe, assistant athletics director for Cal State East Bay, was one of 50 applicants selected to attend the 2011 NCAA Leadership Institution in Boston.

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CSUEB grad helps the Boys & Girls Club go green

August 10, 2011 5:12am

CSUEB alumnus Jim Richards has been helping children and practicing conservation his entire adult life. As the vice president of operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, Richards combined those two passions and was recognized by the Las Vegas Business Press as the "2011 Best Green Nonprofit." Read article.

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SUEB Management Lecturer Mary Anne Brady (Image: Mary Anne Brady)

CSUEB professor weighs economic similarities between 1930s and today

August 9, 2011 5:13am

During the 1930s California was awash in ambitious public works projects including the Caldecott Tunnel, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct. These projects helped lay the groundwork for the expansion of the state to its present status as the 10th largest economy in the world.

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Avoiding operational meltdown when managing multiple projects

August 8, 2011 5:17am

Projectization or the ability of people and organizations to manage projects effectively allows companies to maximize precious resources and tools while responding quickly and efficiently to changing market conditions. But in many companies, it is not uncommon to see project managers have to simultaneously juggle as many as five to 13 mid-size projects without dropping the ball.

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Gail Lew won the research paper category at national conference.

Music alum takes top honors for research paper

August 6, 2011 1:00am

Gail Lew, MA music ’09, has been awarded the top honor at the annual National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy for her research paper based on the work she did at Cal State East Bay.

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Terri Swartz

Hayward Chamber board names Swartz chair for 2011-2012

August 5, 2011 6:00pm

Terri Swartz, dean of Cal State East Bay's College of Business and Economics, is the new chair of the board of directors for the Hayward Chamber of Commerce.  Over the 2011-2012 fiscal year, Swartz will chair the chamber’s 20-member board of directors, which provides direction for the more than 600 Hayward business and organization members.

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Piece from the "Arroyo" by Briandaniel Oglesby to be in anthology.

Short story from 'Arroyo Literary Review' selected for anthology

August 5, 2011 5:00am

A short story from the current Cal State East Bay “Arroyo Literary Review” has been selected to be included in a new anthology of California writing to be published by Heyday Press in 2012.

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CSUEB soccer player, Tenaya Davis, has the highest GPA among all Pioneer student-athletes.

CSUEB women's soccer scores most CCAA academic honorees

August 4, 2011 5:17am

On the heels of its final season as a provisional member in NCAA Division II and the recent announcement of its acceptance as full member in the division, the Cal State East Bay Athletics Department saw 25 student-athletes earn California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Academic honors in June 2010. The Pioneers collected more than 20 awards for the second straight year, with student-athletes representing 12 of East Bay's 13 CCAA-sponsored sports.

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Cristi Hegranes brings journalism honors to newspaper, communication jobs.

Award winning journalist brings real-world expertise to the Pioneer, communication classroom

August 3, 2011 4:00pm

Cristi Hegranes, an award-winning journalist and international journalism trainer, is advising staff at the Pioneer, the campus newspaper, and will teach a couple of journalism courses in the Communication Department this fall.

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"Asian Journal of Political Science" published an articled by CSUEB Assistant Professor Maria Ortuoste. (Image: Taylor & Francis Online)

New CSUEB research on the geography and politics of Southeast Asia

August 2, 2011 5:14am

Asian Journal of Political Science published research from Assistant Professor of Political Science Maria Ortuoste titled, “Timor-Leste and ASEAN: Shaping Region and State in Southeast Asia.” Ortuoste explains how regional participants have contributed towards shaping the geographic and political landscape of Southeast Asia. Something that is particularly evident in the relationship between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Timor-Leste.  View article.  

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Girl scouts cast fossils at the 2007 Science Festival.

Bugs, slugs and more at Cal State East Bay Science Festival

August 1, 2011 5:00am

See snakes and sea slugs, cast fossils and watch a dean perform chemistry magic at Science Festival 2011 Saturday, Oct. 29 on Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.

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Myoung-ja Kwon takes over as new FOA president.

Five students receive Friends of the Arts awards, former library director named group president

July 29, 2011 11:00am

The Friends of the Arts, supporting the Cal State East Bay departments of art, English, music, and theatre and dance, has awarded a total of $2,000 to five students.

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Michele Korb, CSUEB assistant professor in teacher education

Bugscope 'cyberlearning' project earns Science journal prize for assistant professor

July 29, 2011 1:00am

Michele Korb, CSUEB assistant professor in teacher education, has earned the Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) from the journal Science, along with her co-author, Umesh Thakkar, senior research scientist in the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois.

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John Herndon, CSUEB accounting and finance lecturer (Image: John Herndon)

More publicity for lecturer and CSUEB venture capital class

July 27, 2011 6:06am

In his San Jose Mercury News column, Mike Cassidy wrote, “John Herndon's class at Cal State East Bay could just as easily have been called Silicon Valley 101.”  He chronicled Herndon's innovative teaching approach in his piece titled, "Venture Capital course a real study in Silicon Valley."  Read article. 

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The good old days were awful, says CSUEB professor

July 26, 2011 5:46am

Professor Emerita of International Management Loretta Graziano Breuning wrote an article, "The good old days were awful; why the grass seems greener in other centuries," for Psychology Today in which she explains that thinking about the good old days triggers neurochemicals that makes one feel good. Read article.

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Former Pioneers find success at World Masters Athletics

July 25, 2011 6:19am

Eight former Cal State East Bay track and field student-athletes competed at the 2011 World Masters Athletics (WMA) Outdoor Stadia Championships held in Sacramento last week, bringing home eight medals. Joy Upshaw's five medals led the former Pioneers, who competed in 14 events at the championships. Upshaw was a member of the Pioneers track and field team from 1982-85.

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Carmen Jones sings tribute to the late Teena Marie.

Human Development senior sings tribute to soul singer Teena Marie Aug. 20

July 21, 2011 6:00am

Carmen Jones, a senior in human development and women’s studies, who also sings R&B/soul and gospel, will present a tribute concert to the late soul singer Teena Marie Aug. 20 in Alamenda.

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Gene Yang '03 (Image: Jesse Cantley)

CSUEB alumnus Gene Yang is a graphic novel phenom

July 21, 2011 5:10am

David Wagner, writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, profiled Cal State East Bay alumnus Gene Yang ‘03 in the article, “Graphic novelist a chip off old block.”  He compared parenting approaches in Yang’s latest book, Level Up,  which tells the story of a video-game-obsessed Asian American kid whose stern father pressures him to become a gastroenterologist to that of Amy Chua’s in Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.  Read article.

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Recent grad Dana DeGuzman leads a 'Dislocation' scene.

Student, alumni, faculty create 'Dislocation Express' at multiple BART stations

July 20, 2011 5:37am

A CSUEB student, alumni and faculty will take major roles in “The Dislocation Express” performances Sunday, July 24, Wednesday, July 27, Friday July 29, and Saturday, July 30.

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Johannes Wallmann part of quartet performing July 30 in Fremont.

Assistant Professor Wallmann, Lectuerer Zinn, student and bassist perform July 30 in Fremont

July 19, 2011 9:00am

Johannes Wallmann, assistant professor of music and director of jazz studies at CSUEB, will join Dann Zinn in a concert from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at the Market Broiler Restaurant in Fremont. Zinn directs jazz combos, and teaches applied saxaphone at CSUEB.  

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Julie Germain now communication director of HP account at SF office.

Liberal Studies alumna Julie Germain promoted to communications director of HP account

July 19, 2011 5:00am

Julie Germain, BA ’99 Liberal Studies, has been promoted to Communications Director of the Global HP Account at CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), in their San Francisco Office.

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JR Havlan '87 has won six Emmys during his years as a writer for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and is nominated for two more in 2011. (Photo: Jesse Cantley)

More Emmys in the future for 'The Daily Show' and writer JR Havlan '87?

July 18, 2011 5:00am

After the announcement of the 2011 Emmy Award nominations last week, J.R. Havlan ’87, a writer for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” may want to start cleaning up his apartment. When he was featured in Cal State East Bay Magazine in 2010, he was running out of places to keep all the awards he’s won in his years writing for Comedy Central’s satirical news show. This year the writing staff is in the running once more for an Emmy in Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series — their 11th consecutive nomination.

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CSUEB Lecturer Rob Mayeda working on his 5th grade science project. (Image courtesy of Rob Mayeda)

Space shuttle launched the science career of CSUEB Lecturer Rob Mayeda

July 15, 2011 5:06am

Environmental Sciences Lecturer Rob Mayeda is a child of the space shuttle generation, “Like many kids growing up in the ‘Space Shuttle’ generation, I had my eyes glued to the TV watching an incredible rocket ship with wings on April 12, 1981.”  

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Terri Swartz, dean and professor of marketing for the College of Business and Economics

How to inspire and promote a culture of creativity by shaking things up

July 12, 2011 5:00am

Under Google's 70-20-10 rule, technical staff were asked to spend 70 percent of their time on core activities, 20 percent of their time on secondary business pursuits and one day each week in a different room or locale, just so they could focus on new ideas. Yet all too often, companies put the kibosh on telecommuting or non-traditional work schedules that break up daily routines and actually encourage forward thinking.

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Cal State East Bay was granted active member status in NCAA Division II on July 8.

CSUEB granted active member status by NCAA Division II

July 11, 2011 5:29am

Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis announced on July 8 that Cal State East Bay has been accepted as a full active member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, effective Sept. 1, 2011. The news came during a conference call with the NCAA membership staff on Friday morning, following a three-year application process.

“I am delighted to hear that we have been notified of our attainment of full membership status as a member of NCAA Division II,” Cal State East Bay Interim President Dr. Leroy Morishita said. “Importantly, this notification provides the necessary credentials for Cal State East Bay to participate as a full member within the California Collegiate Athletic Association and as such, provides the opportunity for our student-athletes to now participate in postseason championship play.”

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Diane Urban '85

New Hayward Police Chief is CSUEB Hall of Fame athlete

July 8, 2011 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Athletic Hall of Fame member Diane (Oswalt) Urban, was announced as the city of Hayward's new chief of police on June 30. The former track and field student-athlete will become Hayward's first female police chief after serving as San Jose's assistant chief of police since January.

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OLLI offers a film review of Humphrey Bogart and his female  protagonists starting July 13. (Image:

Sociological insight on Bogie's babes, July 13

July 7, 2011 5:15am

Lynne Elkin, Cal State East Bay professor emerita biology, will review Humphrey Bogart’s many classic encounters with women protagonists. Beginning with the relatively unknown Petrified Forest, followed by the Maltese Falcon, and she will finish part one with Casablanca. See how the changing image of women works to tie these films together. It's lights, camera, action, and more sociological insights!

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Can California reduce its water consumption 20% by 2020?

July 5, 2011 5:12am

Hydrologists recently confirmed that water content in California's snowpack is well above average. But, what about tomorrow? Rainfall and snowpack levels fluctuate wildly in the Golden State and water needs only increase.

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John Herndon, accounting and finance lecturer

CSUEB business students help start-ups find funding

July 1, 2011 5:06am

In his recent San Jose Mercury News column, Mike Cassidy wrote, “John Herndon's Venture Capital Acquisition class at Cal State East Bay could just as easily have been called Silicon Valley 101.”  He chronicled Herndon's innovative teaching approach in his piece titled, "Venture Capital course a real study in Silicon Valley."  Read article.

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Contra Costa Environmental Sciences Summer Camp for high school students to be held July 25-29 at Cal State East Bay's Concord campus.

CSUEB Concord hosts 2011 environmental sciences summer camp

June 30, 2011 2:30pm

Registration is now open for the Contra Costa Environmental Sciences Summer Camp for high school students to be held July 25-29 at Cal State East Bay's Concord campus.

Camp features a full variety of experiences and will explore a range of topics including:

— The Delta Eco System

— Wetlands

— Invasive Species

— Water/Wastewater

— Renewable Energy

— Ocean Health & The Bay Delta

— Climate Change & Personal Decision-Making

— Student Teams will also engage in issues-oriented dialogue

Students will conduct research using the latest GPS technology, and working in teams, do a project which concludes in the delivery of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) delivered before a panel of industry.

Students successfully completing the camp will receive one unit of college credit.

The camp is being offered through a collaboration between Chevron and the Contra Costa Economic Partnership.

For more information or to register, go to Contact: Liz Ritchie at or 925-684-4994.

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Paul Jinkens '11

Jinkins signs contract with independent league team

June 30, 2011 5:12am

Paul Jinkens '11, who recently completed his senior season with the Cal State East Bay baseball team, has signed a professional contract with the White Sands Pupfish of the independent Pecos League.

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Nicolas Vasallo '07 (Image: Society of Composers)

CSUEB grad Nicolas Vasallo helping to revitalize CSUEB's music department

June 29, 2011 5:28am

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Nicolas Vasallo '07, BA, music composition  began music in high school where he picked up the electric guitar and eventually formed Antagony, an influential extreme metal band in the underground. At the ripe age of 23, Vasallo decided to begin formal music training at Cal State East Bay where he obtained his bachelor degree in 2007. As a Chancellor's Fellow at University of California Santa Cruz, Vasallo completed his Masters in 2009 and subsequently went on to finish his Doctorate in 2011 as a President's Fellow. Nicolas just premiered work at the dB Orchestre concert, his first since 2007.

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As a Cal State East Bay student, alumna Nancy O’Malley discovered her fascination for politics through coursework and volunteer activity and wrote a senior thesis about then-upstart gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown.  (Image: Stephanie Secrest)

Nancy O'Malley '77, first female district attorney of Alameda County

June 28, 2011 5:44am

The law has long been part of Nancy O’Malley’s family —her father was DA of Contra Costa County from 1969 to 1984 — but O’Malley couldn’t imagine a legal career when she was young. “I spent my grade school years in trouble for having a big mouth,” she recalls; her outspoken opinions were considered disrespectful. After high school she worked for a couple of years at a photo-processing firm before enrolling at what was then Cal State Hayward.

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Secret to successful studying is "mental pictures"

June 27, 2011 5:18am

Studies show that picture recall is much faster than thinking words aloud in your head or trying to memorize the material you learned. The secret to successful studying is to learn how to “visualize” or make mental pictures as you read. Cal State East Bay Education Lecturer Pat Wyman provides readers with these types of helpful strategies in her book,

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Jason Eckl and Rebecca Roudman have a new CD of gypsy music.

Music alumnae perform gypsy songs on new CD, Sunday at Stern Grove

June 24, 2011 11:30am

Hear the music of Rebecca Roudman, ’99, and Jason Eckl, ’01, on the new CD, “Gypsy Cello,” at

Or, you can catch them this Sunday (June 26) at Stern Grove, in San Francisco, with the Jazz Mafia. The performance begins at 2 p.m.

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Senior pitcher Johnny Volk collected his third award in as many weeks when he was named ASI Student Leader of the Year on June 3

Volk named ASI Student Leader of the Year

June 24, 2011 5:10am

Cal State East Bay's Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) honored Pioneer baseball player Johnny Volk as the Student Leader of the Year at its annual awards banquet.

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Patricia Gardner is 'Women of the Year' for peninsula district

Public Administration alumna named 'Woman of the Year'

June 23, 2011 9:00am

Patricia Gardner, '86 Master of Public Affairs and Administration, has been selected “Woman of the Year for 2011” for Assembly District 24 by Assemblyman Jim Beall.

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Professor Emerita of International Management Loretta Graziano Breuning (Image:

Don't blame the politicians, says CSUEB professor

June 23, 2011 1:00am

Professor Emerita of International Management Loretta Graziano Breuning wrote an article, "Don't Blame the Politicians; why voters lie to themselves," for Psychology Today in which she encourages readers not to blame the government for the problems of the world. Read article.

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CSUEB physics grad is an inventor, engineer and professor

June 22, 2011 5:20am

Cal State East Bay alumnus Jason Clark '96 was recently described by Live Science as an "enthusiastic young professor with the mega-watt smile" at Purdue University. Clark received his B.S. in physics from CSUEB in 1996.

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Elizabeth Zunino's entry in the Annual Juried Student Exhibition.

Student artists named for annual awards

June 21, 2011 3:00pm

Art students Elizabeth Zunino and Donghoon Han have been awarded the Leslie Toki and Howard Slatoff awards, respectively, by the Art Department.

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Associate Professor Dawna Komorosky with Carly, who she adopted from a beagle rescue group. (Image: Stephanie Secrest)

CSUEB researchers examine role pets play in decision to escape domestic violence

June 21, 2011 5:48am

A shared love of dogs and an interest in domestic violence research led two CSUEB associate professors — Dawna Komorosky of the Department of Criminal Justice Administration and Dianne Rush Woods of the Department of Social Work — to embark on a six-month research project to examine pet policies at the state’s domestic violence shelters.

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Scott Chambliss completes design work on yet another major film.

Theatre-dance alum Scott Chambliss turns out another major motion picture

June 20, 2011 9:00am

The ever-busy Scott Chambliss, '85 theatre and dance, was the production designer on the soon-to-be-released "Cowboys & Aliens" movie starring Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, and Olivia Wilde.  He is already busy on the next "Star Trek" edition.

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MBA meets Minerva with research projects serving community non-profits

June 20, 2011 5:50am

Non-profit organizations play a significant part in shaping the region’s economy and policy, so it’s natural that they’d come up in a course that examines corporate social responsibility and business ethics. For the MBA students in Assistant Professor Ekin Alakent’s Business, Government, and Society course (Management 6215), the study was hands-on, as they connected with George Moskoff and the Minerva Project to take on pro-bono research projects.

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Ralph Jones, new CSUEB cross country and track coach

Ralph Jones names new CSUEB cross country and track coach

June 17, 2011 5:10am

Cal State East Bay Athletics Department and Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis named Morgan State Assistant Coach Ralph Jones as its new Head Cross Country and Track and Field Coach.

A former student-athlete at Morgan State and assistant coach at Central Arizona College and Wilmington College, Jones has helped to coach 15 regional qualifiers in cross country and five school record holders in track and field over the past four years with the Bears.

“I am humbled yet excited to have the opportunity to lead the Pioneer cross country and track programs,” Jones said. “[Debby] De Angelis has a vision for our program and is a proven winner and leader who believes in my ability to lead and has been extremely supportive. The entire staff is committed to excellence. I look forward to being a part of the East Bay team and helping our student athletes become champions.”

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Luz Calvo hopes to educate others on sound nutrition.

Ethnic studies professor strives to educate students on sound nutrition

June 16, 2011 5:00am

Luz Calvo, associate professor of ethnic studies, is featured in a story in the “Oakland Local” on her highly successful attempt spring quarter to educate students in basic food knowledge.

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Fred Deltorchio (Image: City of Hercules)

CSUEB grad retires as Hercules police chief

June 15, 2011 5:30am

Cal State East Bay alumnus Fred Deltorchio is retiring June 30 from the Hercules, Calif.  police department, “and I’m looking forward to it,” he said.

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CSUEB Professor Henry Gilbert searches for skeletal specimens in the Great Rift Valley in Ethiopia.

CSUEB prof catalogs skeletal remains on a first-of-its kind Web site

June 14, 2011 5:45am

Cal State East Bay Anthropology Professor Henry Gilbert sees dead people. More accurately, he spots pieces of their bones and knows at a glance whether a bony body part he finds once belonged to a non-mammal or a hominid. He is now using modern technology to share his knowledge.

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"It's Never too late to Have a Happy Childhood," is by Professor Grace Munakata.

Art professor shows work at two SF galleries this summer

June 13, 2011 11:00am

Grace Munakata, professor of art, will have pieces in two exhibitions this summer.

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Marie Mallare-Jimenez, lecturer in the department of modern literature and languages

CSUEB faculty keynote speaker at Department of Defense's Asian Pacific Islander celebration

June 13, 2011 5:14am

Marie Mallare-Jimenez, lecturer in the department of modern literature and languages, was the keynote speaker at the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Contract Management Agency for the 5th Asian Pacific Islander American Celebration: Leadership, Diversity, Empowerment and Beyond at the U.S. Military installation in Lathrop, California. She spoke on the importance of Asian Pacific Islanders in the workforce, and shared an original clip of her law student work entitled “Stereotypes”.

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Brian Cook, executive director of Continuing and International Education

Universities can help businesses develop critical skills

June 10, 2011 5:48am

Retiring baby boomers, fewer workers entering the labor force, and a series of recessions have created a nationwide shortage of employees with critical skills.Northern California Smart Business interviewed Brian Cook, executive director of Continuing and International Education at California State University, East Bay, for an article about developing and retaining talent by tapping the expertise of a local university. Read article.

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CSUEB's Jim Spagle was the  2010 CCAA Coach of the Year.

Volleyball signs 14 players for 2011 campaign

June 9, 2011 5:05am

Coming off a second-place showing in conference, 2010 CCAA Coach of the Year Jim Spagle announced the signing of 14 players for the 2011 season.

Spagle said the Pioneers will add three true freshmen and 11 transfers to a depleted roster after losing nine seniors in 2010.

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Thomas Rule has taken the "Prestigious Bassen Prize" for 2011.

'Prestigious Bassen Prize' goes to philosophy senior Thomas Rule

June 8, 2011 4:00pm

Thomas Rule, a senior in philosophy, has taken first in the fourth annual “Prestigious Bassen Prize” with his essay, "Genesis of the Individual: The True Original Sin?"

Erik Edgren’s essay, "The Near Death Experience," took second.

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Notable author and alumnus Gene Yang releases new graphic novel

June 8, 2011 6:00am

Gene Luen Yang '03 began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. In 1997, he received the Xeric Grant for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, his first comics work as an adult. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Loyola Chin and the San Peligran Order and The Rosary Comic Book. His 2006 book American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association's Michael L. Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album - New. A short story from The Eternal Smile, his 2009 collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim, won an Eisner Award as well. Recently, his graphic novella Prime Baby was also nominated for an Eisner Award.

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Andy Wallace’s “Interconnections” is a 48- x 72-inch piece made from ink and oil paint on plywood.

Student shows artwork at CSUEB Oakland Center through summer

June 7, 2011 10:00am

Artwork by Andy Wallace, a BFA student in traditional art, will be on view at the CSUEB Oakland Center from June 13 through Sept. 9.

The collection of 12 pieces may be viewed Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1000 Broadway, Suite 109, Oakland.

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An expert in crime scene reconstruction and examination, faculty member Keith Inman introduces Cal State East Bay students to sample evidence and tools of the trade at a private crime lab in Hayward. (Image: Max Gerber)

CSUEB trains future law, justice, and forensic science pros

June 7, 2011 5:16am

Spurred on, in part, by TV depictions of glamorous criminologists quickly solving cases, interest in forensic science, criminal justice administration, and associated fields has soared. Fortunately, the job outlook in the coming decade remains bright with demand expected to grow from 10 to 22 percent, depending on specialty. Nationwide, for instance, the U.S. has fewer than half the forensic pathologists it needs, according to a 2009 National Academy of Sciences report to Congress. The report also called for major reforms to the forensic science system nationally, including certification and accreditation, and new research to strengthen the scientific basis and reliability of methods, such as fingerprint and toolmark analysis, which have not undergone rigorous scientific study.

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Don Choi, assistant professor of psychology

Prof says talking about how to negotiate beforehand may improve outcome

June 6, 2011 5:10am

Don Choi, assistant professor of psychology, has new research published in Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, entitled "Can group discussion promote cooperative ultimatum bargaining?”  The article was co-written with a former CSUEB student, Ekta Menghrajani.  The authors examined the influence of discussion-induced shared cognition on bargaining behavior.

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Volleyball's Sukhjit Athwal and baseball's Bryce Miller were named Athletes of the Year. (Photo: Dawn Ellerbe)

Pioneers take a bow at annual awards banquet

June 3, 2011 5:00pm

The Cal State East Bay Athletics Department took time out to honor its student-athletes on their many accomplishments this year at the annual Student-Athlete Awards Banquet on May 26 at the New Student Union. The event closed out the 2010-11 campaign that saw the Pioneers earn eight all-conference selections, collect four all-district awards and have seven named conference player of the week during their second year in NCAA Division II and the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Among the student-athletes and student athletic trainers honored were Male and Female Athletes of the Year, Bryce Miller and Sukhjit Athwal.

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Student Dana DeGuzman will be among the participants in the June 10 performance in Oakland.

Students, alumni participate in June 10 performance in downtown Oakland

June 3, 2011 11:00am

Three students and three alumni will be involved in “WonderSlow,” a 15-hour inclusive community performance at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland June 10.

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Sgt. Mike Sobek (far left) and Professor Keith Inman (far right) assisted the CSUEB Forensic Science Club students with a mock homicide scene. (Image: Sara Mestas)

San Leandro police assist CSUEB students with mock homicide scene

June 3, 2011 5:13am

While most people spent the Memorial Day holiday at picnics or parades, Forensic Science Club students at Cal State East Bay along with Professor Keith Inman and Homicide Detective Sergeant Mike Sobek, San Leandro police department, spent their time off creating and analyzing a mock homicide scene.

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Sarah Vallejo is the winner of this year's Ireys Teaching Scholarship.

English teaching scholarship recipient headed to NY Teach for America program

June 2, 2011 1:00pm

Congrats to Sarah Vallejo, the 2011 recipient of the English Department’s Virginia F. Ireys English Teaching Scholarship.

Vallejo, a senior from Antioch, has been accepted into the Teach for America New York 2011 Corps. 

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Claire Pierce ends the Pioneer water polo season with accolades.

Pierce named to Capital One Academic All-District first team

June 2, 2011 5:08am

After helping guide the Cal State East Bay water polo team to its best-ever finish at WWPA Championships, Claire Pierce added another accolade to a growing list after being named to the Capital One Academic All-District Women's At-Large First Team on Thursday. The honor, voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), comes after Pierce earned All-WWPA First Team and WWPA All-Tournament Team recognition at the end of the season. 

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Team members are Ellias Fullmore, left, Kat Reyes, Clare Lewis, James Tacker, and Jateen Bhakta.

Multi-media project big hit at 'Maker Faire,' see for yourself June 9

June 1, 2011 1:00pm

“Slipstream,” one of three teams of graduate students in the multi-media program, returned from the May 20-22  “Maker Faire” at the San Mateo Fairgrounds with lots of encouragement and an “editor’s award” ribbon.

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CSUEB Alum Charina English Joins Lockton as Employee Benefits Consultant

June 1, 2011 5:30am

Lockton's expanded employee benefits practice increases its depth of expertise in providing advice and consulting to mid- and large-size companies.  The additional associates specialize in serving clients in the technology, school district, municipality and agricultural sectors.  Each of the new consultants will have a lead role in expanding Lockton's presence in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the western region.

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A new building proposed for the Hayward campus, as seen in an artist rendering, above, would be the first in the Bay Area dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and one of only a handful of STEM education buildings nationwide.

University draws up plans for STEM Education building

May 31, 2011 5:15am

Although it may be several years before construction starts on a new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education building proposed for the University's Hayward campus, the groundwork has been laid with the completion of an initial program study.

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Alum and grad student Ryan Rey composed music for movie, "All About Dad."

Film set to air Saturday features score by music alum/grad student Ryan Rey

May 27, 2011 1:00pm

Music graduate student and alum Ryan Rey composed the score for the movie, “All About Dad,” that will premier on TV Saturday, May 28 at multiple times and on multiple cable stations.

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The new CSUEB Game Design certificate will include a course in game graphics and animation. (Image:

CSUEB launches new certificate in game design

May 27, 2011 5:09am

With the popularity of smart phones on the rise, the game design industry is forecasted to grow rapidly over the next 4 years – increasing from $5.2 billion in 2010 to $58 billion by 2014.  To meet industry demands, California State University, East Bay is introducing the first three courses for a new certificate in Game Design.

The Game Design Certificate presents a sequence of hands-on courses that build skills in the various aspects of game design and development.  By the end of this program, students will have the knowledge necessary to produce a successful game, suitable for play on iOS, Android, web, or desktop platforms. For more information, visit

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Nick McManus ends his Pioneer baseball career with NCBWA honors.

McManus collects NCBWA all-west region honors

May 26, 2011 5:17am

On the heels of his 2011 All-CCAA Second Team recognition Cal State East Bay senior baseball player Nick McManus was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association (NCBWA) All-West Region Second Team on Tuesday. The honors come after McManus led the team offensively for the second straight season and earned back-to-back all-conference nods in 2010 and 2011.

The senior kinesiology major capped his two-year Cal State East Bay career as the Pioneers' top hitter with a .333 batting average that ranked 14th in the CCAA. McManus also led the team in nearly every other offensive category including three in which he finished among the top 11 in the conference – slugging percentage (.492), total bases (90) and hits (61).

McManus was a staple on the hot corner and at designated hitter for the Pioneers as one of just two players to start every game this season. In 50 games, McManus finished with 53 putouts, 87 assists and just 12 errors in 152 defensive chances for the Pioneers.

Congrats, Nick!

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Melanie Sutrathada, left, Marie Ibarra, Victoria Fadenipo, and Tara Paulson have received this year's Theatre and Dance awards.

Theatre & Dance recognizes outstanding students

May 25, 2011 2:00pm

The CSUEB Department of Theatre and Dance has recognized four outstanding students. 

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Chris Marocchi, VP of Product Innovation at Mail Boxes, Etc...

Mail Boxes, Etc... names CSUEB grad new VP of Product Innovation

May 25, 2011 6:00am

Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. (MBE), franchisor of The UPS Store® and Mail Boxes Etc.® brands, has appointed Chris Marocchi its new leadership for product innovation and lifecycle management. Marocchi, who assumes the role of vice president of product innovation, brings more than 18 years of achievements in brand management, strategic planning, new product development and launch, marketing communications, market research and project management. He has planned, structured and executed marketing strategies for Fortune 500 business-to-business and consumer goods companies, including CB Richard Ellis, ITT Corporation, Fresh Express Farms, Inc. and National Beverage Corp. 

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Alumni Frances Sedayaom is among the performers in the celebratory performances.

Dance travelogue celebrates company's Middle East trip, experiences

May 24, 2011 10:00am

Nina Haft, assistant professor of theatre and dance, and performers in her namesake company will present a dance travelogue of their 2010 trip in which they performed and taught at the Amman Contemporary Dance Festival, the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, Dheisheh Refugee Camp, and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

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Marc Teicholz

Guitarist Marc Teicholz performs at CSUEB June 2

May 24, 2011 5:08am

CSUEB Symphony Orchestra concert featuring Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" with guitarist Marc Teicholz will take place Thursday, June 2 at 7:30pm.

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Ma vie en rose will be screened on May 26 as part of the CSUEB Diversity Film Festival.

CSUEB Diversity Film Festival ends with "Ma vie en rose"

May 23, 2011 4:12am

The Faculty Learning Community for Diversity, Multicultural Learning, and Social Justice will wrap up their month long Diversity Film Festival with Ma vie en rose (1997) on Thurs, May 26.

Directed by Alain Berliner, the film tells the story of Ludovic (Georges du Fresne), a child who was born male but consistently insists that she is supposed to be a girl. When his family discovers the little girl blossoming in him they are forced to contend with their own discomfort and the lack of understanding from their new neighbors. Their anger and impatience cave and Ludovic is sent to see a psychiatrist in the hopes of fixing whatever is wrong with him. The film shows the struggle over the gender identity she and her family experience. The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It also won the Crystal Globe award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

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L-R Calvin Fan, Genevieve Maggi, Natsumi Komatani, Allison Tillman and Francisco Alfaro

MBA students take second in ICBSC competition

May 20, 2011 5:12am

Cal State East Bay’s Team Diversity, Inc. placed as first runner up in overall performance at the 2011 International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC).  They competed amongst 24 other college MBA teams from all over the world (including the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom).

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Kenya Broadnax, '10

CSUEB grad student wins NACWAA award

May 19, 2011 5:19am

Kenya Broadnax, a CSUEB graduate student in communications, received the 2011 Administrator of Tomorrow award from the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA)

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Students volunteer Mandarin skills for International Pow Wow

May 19, 2011 1:00am

25 Mandarin-speaking volunteers from the American Language Program at Cal State East Bay will escort and interpret business meetings for 100 Chinese delegates, tour operators and journalists during the International Pow Wow in San Francisco on May 21 through 25.

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Bruce Lee  (Image: Wikipedia)

CSUEB lecture on Bruce Lee and physical prowess May 23

May 18, 2011 4:00pm

Robert Rinehart, associate professor in the sport and leisure studies department at University of Waikato, New Zealand, will present his paper, "Physical Prowess, Body, and National Identity: The Bruce Lee Story," on Monday, May 23 at 3pm in the Biella Room of the Cal State East Bay library.

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Timothy P. White, Chancellor of UC Riverside and CSUEB alumnus (Image:

CSUEB grad Tim White appears on "Undercover Boss"

May 18, 2011 5:40am

In a recent episode of “Undercover Boss”, Tim White, Chancellor of University of California, Riverside, went undercover as “Pete Weston” to evaluate the way his school is running, and what can be done to improve it. Chancellor Timothy P. White has wasted no time in making his mark on the UCR campus and the community since the Regents of the University of California appointed him in May 2008. He has launched an ambitious 10-year strategic plan to take the campus to new levels of nationally recognized excellence. White’s academic background in physiology, kinesiology and human biodynamics have brought him recognition for his work in muscle plasticity, injury and aging.

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'Middleage' is one of three pieces on view in the SA through June 19.

Artwork by student, staff member Pat McCabe on view in Student Admin Building

May 18, 2011 12:00am

“Middleage” is one of three pieces by art student Pat McCabe from her "Henki Maalmaan" series that's on view on the first floor (on the hall off of the lobby) of the Student Administration Building through June 19.

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Colleen Fong, professor of ethnic studies

"Renpin" explains elder acceptance of mixed marriages

May 17, 2011 5:19am

New America Media journalist, Rong Xiaoqing spoke to Colleen Fong, Cal State East Bay professor of ethnic studies, for the article, "Why Asian Elders Sometimes Support Mixed Marriages."

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Trisha Angelica Malanyaon took first prize in the 2011 Don Markos Poetry competition.

English grad student takes top honors in annual Don Markos poetry contest

May 16, 2011 11:00am

Trisha Angelica Malanyaon has taken first prize in the annual Department of English Donald Markos Poetry competition with "As She Withers.” Malanyaon earned a BA in English, Language & Discourse option, in March and is now in the TESOL Master’s Program.

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Karl Schroeder,  president of Safeway Northern California (Image: Safeway)

Safeway exec speaks on "Success in the Middle", May 20

May 16, 2011 5:18am

Karl Schroeder, president of Safeway Northern California Division, will speak on the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus on May 20. Based in Pleasanton, Safeway is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America.

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'Balance No. 2' is a sample of the wire art Michael Wallace will demonstrate.

Michael Wallace shows art, demonstrates wire sculpture at Cinema Place in downtown Hayward

May 13, 2011 10:00am

CSUEB graduating artist Michael Wallace joins local artists Valerie Snart, Steve Amaral and Robert Wolff at Cinema Place Gallery this weekend (May 13-15), adding "Off the Wall" to the current exhibition of multi-dimentional art. 

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Professor Emeritus Gerald Henig will discuss the historical impact of the Triangle Factory fire on May 19. (Image:

Why the Triangle Fire of 1911 matters, May 19

May 13, 2011 5:08am

One hundred years ago on March 25, 1911, a cataclysmic fire swept through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Lower Manhattan. The fire killed 146 people and helped to galvanize the U.S. labor movement. The victims were mostly young immigrant women, many of whom jumped to their death to escape the flames. The tragedy prompted many improvements in fire safety across the country, such as sprinkler installation and laws mandating fire drills.

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Kenneth Farr II

Meet Kenneth Farr: scholar and rising basketball player

May 12, 2011 5:19am

Cal State East Bay men's basketball player Kenneth Farr II was named as one of 10 recipients of this year's California State University, East Bay African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) Scholarship.

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Ben Rowswell, former top civil official for Canada in Kandahar, (seen here with Canada's Auditor General Sheila Fraser) will speak at CSUEB on May 19. (Image:

CSUEB hosts peace innovation event May 19

May 12, 2011 1:00am

Stanford and Cal State East Bay Peace Innovation Labs and Cal State East Bay Associated Students Inc. will host TEDxHayward on May 19. This year's theme of peace innovation will cast a spotlight on how technology and emerging social behaviors and insights are promoting new paths to global peace.

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CSUEB will host the Statistical Genomics  Symposium on May 14. (Image:

CSUEB hosts Statistical Genomics Genetics symposium, May 14

May 10, 2011 2:07pm

Cal State East Bay's Department of Statistics and Biostatistics will host the ASA Statistical Genomics Genetics and Proteomics Symposium May 14 on its Hayward campus.

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WA Leidesdorff, America's first Black millionaire

CSUEB lecture on America's first Black millionaire, May 17

May 10, 2011 5:06am

"William Alexander Leidesdorff is probably one of the best-kept secrets in the pioneering of the West and the creation of the State of California," wrote author Gary Palgon in his book, William Alexander Leidesdorff: First Black Millionaire, American Consul and California Pioneer.

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"Her Name is Sabine" will be shown at CSUEB on May 12.

CSUEB Diversity Film Festival focuses on autism with "Her Name is Sabine"

May 9, 2011 6:40am

Her Name Is Sabine (2007) is the next film scheduled in the CSUEB Diversity Film Festival sponsored by the Faculty Learning Community for Diversity, Multicultural Learning, and Social Justice. The film will be shown Thurs, May 12.

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CSUEB Eco-Art contest on May 9

May 6, 2011 10:00am

Earth Day no longer has to arrive only once a year. With help from Cal State East Bay’s Net Impact Club, Earth Day can be celebrated everyday. The Everyday Is Earth Day Eco-Art Contest will showcase unique photography, sculptures, drawings and paintings related to the environment from students and staff. The second annual event takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. May 9 in the New University Union multi-purpose room on the Hayward campus. Other activities include raffles for prizes, information about the environment, a table where visitors can paint their own shirt and 3-D puzzles.

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Professor of Biological Sciences and AVP Susan Opp

CSUEB professor finds honeydew may reduce the efficacy of fruit fly bait

May 6, 2011 5:06am

Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata published new research by Cal State East Bay Professor of Biological Sciences and AVP Susan Opp and her colleagues that studied food preferences of the olive fruit fly. Read journal article.

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PBS's Tavis Smiley speaks at CSUEB, May 9

May 5, 2011 5:30am

The ASI Diversity Center welcomes talk show host, author, political commentator, entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist Mr. Tavis Smiley to Cal State East Bay on Monday, May 9th, 2011 at 7:30pm in the University Theatre. This event will highlight the work of Tavis Smiley and his forthcoming book FAIL UP: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure.  We hope you may inform your students about this event for it will enlighten and encourage your students to acquire greatness from within.  The first 200 guests in attendance will receive a free copy of Tavis Smiley’s new book, FAIL UP. This event is free to the CSUEB community (students, staff and faculty). A valid CSUEB ID must be presented at the door to recieve free CSUEB admission.

From the well known and highly talked about conversations with world figures, to his work in helping inspire the next generation of leaders, as a broadcaster, author, advocate and philanthropist, Tavis Smiley continues to be an outstanding voice for change. Currently, Smiley hosts the late night television talk show, Tavis Smiley on PBS, The Tavis Smiley Show distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and is the co-host for Smiley & West, also distributed by PRI. Tavis Smiley is the first American to simultaneously host signature talk shows on both public television and public radio. In addition to his radio and television work, Smiley has authored fourteen books including the book he edited, Covenant with Black America, which became the first non-fiction book by a Black owned publisher to reach #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

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L-R Claire Pierce, Jayme Pekarske and Sarah Grunberger

CSUEB water polo players named to All-WWPA teams

May 5, 2011 5:10am

Congrats to three Cal State East Bay water polo players who were named to the All-Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) teams!Read news release.

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Dawn Monique Williams directed two Edinburgh Festival Fringe entries while at CSUEB.

Alumna Williams one of four New York Drama League Fellows

May 4, 2011 4:00pm

Double congratulations to Dawn Monique Williams, ’03 theatre and dance.

Concurrent with earning her MFA in directing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, she has been selected by the New York Drama League for one of four directors’ project fellowships.

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"Popeye," created from clay, paint, wood and wire, stands 5 feet tall.

SFMOMA shows sculpture by art alumna

May 4, 2011 12:00pm

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has acquired “Popeye,” a sculpture by alumna Kristen Morgin, art ’93, and has it on display on the fifth floor of its facility at 151 Third St., San Francisco.

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Hatem Bazian will speak at CSUEB on May 10. (Image:

"Revolutions in the Arab World" with Hatem Bazian, May 10

May 4, 2011 5:40am

The Cal State East Bay Afghan and Muslim Student Association will host UC Berkeley Lecturer Hatem Bazian and his discussion, "Revolutions in the Arab World: Prospects and Challenges," on May 10 at 1:00pm in the new University Union.

Bazian received his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Islamic Studies from UC Berkeley and is currently a senior lecturer in their departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies. His book, Jerusalem in Islamic Consciousness, is a reflection of his desire to contribute to a better understanding of Muslim attachment and informed political attitudes toward the Sacred City and Palestine in general. Bazian is currently working on two additional books, Silicon Rush: Documenting Muslim Communities in the the Silicon Valley; and Virtual Internment: Muslims and the War on Terrorism.

As an activist, Bazian has played a significant role almost in every human and civil rights movement in the Bay Area, nationally and internationally including the defense of Affirmative Action in California, American With Disabilities Act, Anti-Apartheid, Anti-Globalization Movement, and Central American Solidarity struggles. He worked as Editor in Chief of Discourse Magazine, a monthly progressive publication in SF and post 9-11, co-hosted "Islam Today,"a weekly radio magazine show covering Islam and its diverse people around the world. Since September 11, he has appeared in many TV and radio interviews, offered frequent commentary on current affairs and is a regular consultant for the San Francisco Chronicle on stories relating to Palestine, the Arab world, Islam, Muslims and world politics.

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Joseph Salerno (Image: Pace University)

An Austrian view of the financial crisis, May 11

May 3, 2011 5:17am

Joseph T. Salerno, economics professor at Pace University and noted Austrian School economist, will discuss his research, "An Austrian View of the Financial Crisis and the Prospects for Recovery," on May 11 as part of the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies speaker series.

Salerno is an active scholar in the areas of banking and monetary theory, comparative economics, and the history of economic thought. He serves as editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. His most recent article, "The Second Austrian Revival," is available as a download (PDF). 

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Work around the CSUEB Hayward campus is expected to end in 2013 (image:

Hang in there...Hayward road work ends in 2013

May 2, 2011 5:09am

The endless potholes, orange cones and snarled traffic are no doubt wearing thin on Cal State East Bay commuters. Erik Kurhi of the Oakland Tribune reported that the entire Route 238 Corridor Improvement Project is now expected to be completed spring 2013. Read article.

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"Big Cats," by Grace Munakata, will be in this year's Hospitality House Community Arts Program Auction.

Munakata donates art to annual auction for homeless artists

April 29, 2011 8:00am

Grace Munakata, professor of art, has donated "Big Cats," an acrylic, mixed media and collage on ragboard, image size  21 1/4" x 32 5/8” (irregular format), to the annual Hospitality House Community Arts Program Auction set for May 12.

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Loretta Graziano Breuning, professor emerita of international management

Mammal brain wired to seek status and happiness

April 29, 2011 5:13am

“Your mammal brain cares about status as if your life depended on it…” writes CSUEB Professor Emerita of International Management Loretta Graziano Breuning in her new book, I, Mammal: Why Your Brain Links Status and Happiness (System Integrity Press, 2011). “When you feel one-upped by someone, your mammal brain treats it as a survival threat.”

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The gallery will be open through June 4 for viewing.

Student artists take honors at exhibition opening

April 28, 2011 9:00am

Student artists were recognized for their work at the April 25 opening of the 2011 Annual Juried Student Show at the University Art Gallery.

They are:

Friends of the Arts Scholarship Award: Maria Fulmer

Pioneer Bookstore award: David Frohwein and Zachary Dennis

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CSUEB water polo team will compete April 29 in the WWPA championship.

CSUEB hosts water polo championships

April 28, 2011 5:44am

The 2011 Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) women's championships are set to be hosted by Cal State East Bay at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif. April 29-May 1. The tournament will feature all nine WWPA teams, including 2010 WWPA champion and NCAA semifinalist Loyola Marymount.

The nine teams will kick off the tournament on April 29 with first round games beginning at 9 a.m. at the Chabot College pool. The event will continue on Saturday with semifinals and consolation games before culminating with the 2011 WWPA Championship game on Sunday, May 1 at 1:30 p.m., with the winner earning the conference's automatic berth into the 2011 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship to be held May 11-13 at the University of Michigan.

View tournament schedule. Single day general admission for CSUEB students (W/ID): $10.00; seniors/children (under 12):$5.00

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Mary Fortune, associate professor and ACE/OWHE chair

Advancing women through leadership May 6

April 28, 2011 5:05am

The Northern California (NorCal) network of the Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE), a program of the American Council on Education (ACE), will host a mini-conference on collaborative leadership on May 6 at the City College of San Francisco. Mary Fortune, associate professor of hospitality, recreation and tourism at Cal State East Bay, was recently elected ACE/OWHE chairperson.

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CSUEB grad Byron Miranda joins NBC4 LA

April 27, 2011 5:30am

Meteorologist Byron Miranda will join the NBC4 LA news team as a weekend weathercaster. Miranda ('85, communications) also completed the Mississippi State University Broadcast Meteorology Program. He is a member of the National Weather Association. In addition to providing weathercasts for the 6 and 11 p.m. weekend newscasts, Miranda will also serve as a fill-in weather anchor during weekday news programs.Miranda comes to KNBC from KGTV San Diego, where he was the chief meteorologist and weathercaster on the 5, 6, 7 and 11 p.m. newscasts since 2009.

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K.M. Soehnlein will visit CSUEB April 27 (image:

Coffee, cake and conversation with author K.M. Soehnlein

April 26, 2011 3:00pm

In his award-winning bestseller, THE WORLD OF NORMAL BOYS, K.M. Soehnlein introduced readers to the unforgettable teenager Robin MacKenzie, a child of the disco '70s. In ROBIN AND RUBY, he revisits  Robin at twenty, in the middle of the turbulent 1980s, caught between his dreams of being a stage actor and the nightmare of negotiating relationships in an era when sex and death are unavoidably linked.

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Inch' Allah Dimanche (2001) will be shown on  Thurs, April 28 as part of the CSUEB Diversity Film Festival

CSUEB Diversity Film Festival to show "Inch' Allah Dimanche"

April 26, 2011 10:17am

Inch' Allah Dimanche (2001) will be shown Thurs, April 28 as part of the CSUEB Diversity Film Festival sponsored by the Faculty Learning Community for Diversity, Multicultural Learning, and Social Justice.

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"Amazing Race BART edition" will be held on May 14.

CSUEB students compete in the "The Amazing Race" BART style

April 26, 2011 5:10am

While contestants on the The Amazing Race TV show zoom around the world using balloons, helicopter, and buses to travel from country to country, CSUEB students will have the same opportunity to test their problem solving skills but by using our local transit system.

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Grand opening of CSUEB Starbucks April 25

April 25, 2011 5:13am

It's finally here!

The grand opening celebration of CSUEB's long awaited Starbucks will take place today (April 25) at 10am inside the library quad.
Stop by throughout the day to enjoy the festivities, including:

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"Bay Area #9" was created in 2011.

Artist celebrates The Bay in work at the Oakland Center

April 22, 2011 8:00am

Sylvia Min, a lecturer in the Art Department, is showing pieces in the lobby of the CSUEB Oakland Center, 1000 Broadway, Suite 109, through June 9.

An open reception is set from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The building is open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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CSUEB Soberfest planned for May 11

April 22, 2011 5:00am

CSUEB's 10th Annual Soberfest will be held May 11 to educate the campus community about the health, social, and legal impacts of alcohol and drug consumption and abuse.

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T.J. Lyons wrote "Days Gone Febrile."

T.J. Lyons takes first in Robert V. Williams fiction contest

April 21, 2011 8:00am

Senior English major Thomas Lyons, who goes by T.J., has taken First Prize with "Days Gone Febrile" in the 2011 Robert V. Williams Memorial Contest in Fiction, sponsored by the Cal State East Bay Department of English.

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L-R Lee Thompson, Gagan Aneja and Alex Patterson

CSUEB virtual computing lab wins innovation award

April 21, 2011 5:10am

CENIC, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, awarded the Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) Initiative the 2011 "Innovations in Networking" award in the category of Educational Applications. Every year, CENIC selects a project that showcases the ways in which advanced network are and will be changing the world we live in and our way of interacting with it in the arenas of research and education.

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"Creature" by student Andy Wallace is on view through May 15.

Art by student Andy Wallace on view in Student Administration Building

April 20, 2011 8:00am

“Creature,” is among the pieces by art student Andy Wallace on view on the first floor (on the hall off of the lobby) of the Student Administration Building through May 15.

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Sabrina Rodriguez '05 with her Emmy for "Outstanding Weekend Newscast" (Image: KBAK TV)

CSUEB alumna Sabrina Rodriguez new anchor for KTXL

April 20, 2011 5:35am

Cal State East Bay alumna Sabrina Rodriguez ('05, broadcast journalism) has joined Sacramento's KTXL FOX 40 morning news team as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Rodriguez graduated summa cum laude. While in school, she interned at KTVU FOX Channel 2. Throughout the years, she has been a news anchor and reporter for KCBY-TV in Coos Bay, Oregon, WGGB-TV ABC40 in Springfield, Massachusetts, and KBAK-TV in Bakersfield, CA.

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Emily Brizendine, director of Gateways Partnership (Photo: Stephanie Secrest)

It takes a village: leaders praise Gateways Partnership

April 19, 2011 3:00pm

Despite some dramatic disparities in academic achievement in the Bay Area, there is cause for optimism that talent and innovation can be encouraged, said Matt Lonner, manager of Chevron’s Global Partnerships & Programs, at an event marking the first year of the Gateways Cradle to Career Education and Workforce Partnership.

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Asha Rao, associate professor of management

CSUEB management professor offers tips for success negotiations

April 19, 2011 5:06am

Cal State East Bay Management Professor Asha Rao spoke with Smart Business magazine on what business leaders should know about negotiating.

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"The Story of Stuff" - a look at production and consumption April 19

April 18, 2011 5:03am

You like STUFF?

Want to know where STUFF comes from?

Where STUFF goes when it turns to trash?

And what it does along the way?

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“Faceless Neo Colonialism,” by Andy Wallace, will be shown at the de Young Museum.

Artwork by students Andy Wallace, Melanie Sharr selected for de Young Museum College Night

April 15, 2011 1:00pm

Congrats to art students Andy Wallace and Melanie Sharr.

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Join CSUEB English Professor Stephen Gutierrez at the "Big Read" on April 23.

Join the "Big Read" with CSUEB and Hayward library April 23

April 15, 2011 5:53am

Reposted from the Hayward Public Library

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Barbara Pierce, CSUEB softball coach

Oakland Tribune profiles CSUEB softball coach

April 14, 2011 5:14am

The Pioneers' accomplishments are starting to add up thanks to Cal State East Bay softball coach Barbara Pierce.

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“Reinventing the Chinese Take-Out Box” is one of several Larry VanDeusen art pieces being shown at downtown Hayward gallery.

Art alumnus VanDeusen shows work at downtown Hayward gallery

April 13, 2011 3:15pm

Larry VanDeusen, Art ’76, has several pieces in a new exhibition at the “Cinema Place Art Gallery,” operated by the Hayward Arts Council, at 1061 B St.

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CSUEB alumni appear in reality show finale

April 13, 2011 5:30am

Adam Frequez, BA, liberal studies ('06) and Dawn Pino, BA, speech communication ('04), participants on the reality game show, “Shedding for the Wedding,” have advanced to the finals.  If and when they win, they will get their dream wedding.  As of now they have won their dream rings and catering.  

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Peter Marsh, assistant professor of music

Changing music explained in "Horses, Fiddles & Song" April 19

April 12, 2011 5:43am

Explore the significance of music with Cal State East Bay Assistant Professor of Music Peter Marsh.

As cultures change, so does their music. In a lecture titled, "Horses, Fiddles & Song," Marsh will present a case study with an auditory sampling of how music is changing in Mongolia.

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Kris Kulp, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will speak on the CSUEB Concord campus April 13.

Biology as a team sport April 13

April 11, 2011 5:05am

"A picture is worth a thousand words", and in biology, that picture is even more valuable if the image contains chemical information that can be used to understand cellular mechanisms or diagnose disease. If healthcare professionals can better image tissue samples then advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment are possible.

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Glen Whitman, associate professor of economics at CSU Northridge

Economist discusses behavioral economics and the new paternalism, April 13

April 8, 2011 5:06am

Glen Whitman, associate professor of economics at CSU Northridge, will present his research, "Behavioral Economics and the New Paternalism," on April 13 as part of the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies speaker series. The lecture takes place at 2:00pm in the old university union, room 311. Event is free and open to the public.

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Thanks to the CSUEB community, the Model UN Club collected almost $600 in donations for Japan.

CSUEB students raise funds for Japan

April 7, 2011 3:45pm

The Model United Nations Club at Cal State East Bay is demonstrating its mission, "...working together for peace and development while caring about others." Student members with the collaboration of international students and professors set up a donation table outside of the University Union during the week of April 4 and collected nearly $600 in just the first few days for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan.

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Members of CSUEB's Performing as Females Club: from left, top: Megumi Tembata, Sarah Araya and Monica Bhatnagar; bottom: Jasmin Williams, Ester Owusu, Miriam Araya and Jordan Battle.

Friday, Tuesday, Wednesday performances help fight violence against women, girls

April 7, 2011 10:30am

In support of the V-Day global effort to stop violence against women and girls, the CSUEB Department of Theatre and Dance and Associated Students Inc. are presenting "The Vagina Monologues." 

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Lori Moore takes two honors.

PUAD student named finalist for competitive D.C. program, SJ project

April 7, 2011 10:00am

Public Affairs and Administration Graduate Student Lori Moore has received double good news. She is a finalist in the Class of 2011 Presidential Management Fellows Program run by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and has been accepted to participate in the Full Access Student Summit on Career Exploration in San Jose.

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Grace Munakata art is on cover of new Susan Gubernat collection.

Susan Gubernat publishes new collection of poems with cover by Grace Munakata

April 7, 2011 9:00am

“Analog House,” a collection of poetry by Susan Gubernat, associate professor of English, is now available from Finishing Line Press of Georgetown, KY.

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Give2TheTroops has delivered care packages and letters to over 1 million deployed U.S. troops. (Image:

Pioneer softball hosts "Support the Troops" April 9

April 7, 2011 5:10am

Cal State East Bay softball team will host its 2nd annual "Support the Troops" Day on April 9 during a doubleheader against Cal State Dominguez Hills. The team has partnered with Give2theTroops to collect donations of sundry items to be sent to troops serving overseas.  A complete list of requested and banned items is available on the Give2theTroops Web site.

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CSUEB grad Natali Morris is front and center at CNET News

April 6, 2011 5:30am

Natali Morris, '00 mass communication, who hails from the Bay Area is an anchor on CNET in New York. She is also a regular guest/contributor on national and local news networks including The Today Show, CNBC, MSNBC, BBC, ABC, The CW, WNBC, Fox News, Fox Business News, G4TV, and Univision. Prior to joining CNET, she wrote, produced and hosted a show called TeXtra on the Mevio network. View CNET bio.

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CSUEB lecture series examines the world's first novel

April 5, 2011 5:00am

Debra Barrett-Graves, Cal State East Bay professor of English, will present a lecture series exploring Murasaki Shikibu's, "Tale of Genji," which is considered to be the world's first novel. It is a classic work of Japanese literature written in the early eleventh century, around the peak of the Heian period.

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Stephen J. Morewitz, lecturer in the department of nursing and health sciences

New book focuses on most common disorders in children and teens

April 4, 2011 5:48am

Springer Publishing will release a new book from Stephen J. Morewitz, lecturer in the department of nursing and health sciences, which addresses the rising number of chronic conditions diagnosed in children and adolescents. Chronic Disorders in Children and Adolescents (Springer, 2011) will be the sixth book from Morewitz that will be released by Springer, an international publisher focused on science, technology, and medicine.

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Mitchell Craig, CSUEB associate professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

CSUEB professor adds Japan quake to curriculum

April 1, 2011 5:00am

When the magnitude 9.0 Japan earthquake hit March 11, the thoughts of Mitchell Craig, associate professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, turned to students from his fall general education Natural Disasters class.

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John Farahi '71 (Image: Monarch Casino)

CSUEB grad tapped as CEO of Monarch Casino

March 30, 2011 5:00am

John Farahi, BA political science '71, has been tapped as CEO at Monarch Casino, Inc. Monarch owns and operates hotel properties in Nevada. The star of the property collection is the Atlantis Casino, Resort & Spa in Reno, Nevada (

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Cesar Chavez

Celebrate the life of Cesar Chavez March 31

March 28, 2011 5:13am

Cal State East Bay will join the City of Hayward in celebrating Cesar Chavez Day with a “Teach-in”. Organized by Hayward City Councilman Mark Salinas, the event begins at 5pm on March 31 at the Hayward City Hall.

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Future teachers must apply by Mar 31 deadline

March 24, 2011 5:09am

It's not too late to apply for Cal State East Bay's teaching credential program and earn a licensure for Multiple Subject teaching, Single Subject Teaching, or a dual track in Multiple Subject and a Special Education Teaching Credential. Individuals must apply to the department and university by March 31. Admitted candidates will begin the program in June.

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Half of a diptych by Kenneth Hung. The complete creation, plus others, are on view in the SA Building.

Student artists show work in Student Services and Administration lobby

March 23, 2011 8:00am

What better way to recognize students than to display their work?

The first entry in a revolving exhibition of student artwork is displayed on the first floor of the Student Services & Administration Building.

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"Campus Technology" and "Inside Higher Education" have both reported on CSUEB's virtual computing lab.

Next step for CSUEB virtual computing lab may be the cloud

March 22, 2011 5:55am

The virtual computing lab (VCL) pilot project at Cal State East Bay continues to gain the attention of higher education media. In his article, "Scaling up the Virtual Computing Lab," Campus Technology reporter David Raths wrote, "Economies of scale. It's one of those phrases bandied around whenever one corporation swallows another. Yet that is exactly what several college systems hope to achieve by having their member campuses collaborate on IT projects. For The California State University, facing $500 million in budget cuts proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, you might even call such projects economies of necessity."

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L-R Melany Spielman and Mary Fortune

Hospitality students thrive in both virtual and traditional classrooms

March 21, 2011 5:17am

Mary F. Fortune and Melany Spielman, faculty in the department of hospitality, recreation and tourism, and Dean T. Pangelinan, alumnus of the Cal State East Bay graduate statistics program, published their research on the implications of learning online versus face-to-face in higher education in the recent issue of, "Journal of Online Learning and Teaching."

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Alumni Keith Penney and Stacz Sadowski will be part of San Francisco performance.

Students, alumni, faculty create original, physically inclusive dance at SF theater

March 18, 2011 12:15pm

Students, alumni and faculty will be among the performers in the world premier of, “Jump ship mid way & Friend,” March 31-April 3 at the CounterPULSE in San Francisco.

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Philip Gonsalves (Image: El Cerrito Patch)

CSUEB expert says we must change how we teach math

March 18, 2011 5:10am

Philip Gonsalves told elementary school teachers, "We fundamentally have to change the way we teach math." Gonsalves is coordinator of the Alameda County Collaborative for Learning and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM), a joint effort of the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE), Cal State East Bay and Chabot College. He has also been a CSUEB math lecturer for over 25 years.

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Nominations sought for 'Distinguished Alumnus,' 'Young Alum of Year' honors

March 17, 2011 5:38pm

The Cal State East Bay Alumni Association is requesting nominations for the 2010-11 Distinguished Alumnus and the Young Alum of the Year awards.

If you have been impressed with a Cal State East Bay alumnus who is making an impact in his or her community or has reached a point of distinction professionally, please contact Kate Shaheed, director of alumni relations, at This is a wonderful way to bring attention to the nominee's work and demonstrate the talent cultivated at Cal State East Bay.

These awards are among the highest honors bestowed by the university and highlight the success of the alumni.

The 2010 recipients were Patrick Devine, who is the vice president of global compensation at Oracle and an influential member of his community, and Robert Litton, a notable young composer.

Please send your nominations to Shaheed, as well as any questions you might have, by 10 a.m. Monday, April 4, for your nominees to receive full consideration.


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Conversation with Retired Congressman Pete McCloskey, Mar 23

March 17, 2011 5:18am

Paul Norton "Pete" McCloskey Jr. is a former politician from the U.S. state of California who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1967 to 1983. He ran on an anti-war platform for the Republican nomination for President in 1972 but was defeated by incumbent President Richard Nixon. In April 2007, McCloskey switched his affiliation to the Democratic Party. One of his enduring legacies is his co-authorship of the 1973 Endangered Species Act.

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Lori Moore will know soon if she is to advance in Management Fellows program.

PUAD student semifinalist for US internship

March 15, 2011 10:00am

Public Affairs and Administration graduate student Lori Moore has been named a semifinalist in the Class of 2011 Presidential Management Fellows Program run by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. 

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Gerald Henig, professor emeritus of history

Fighting for perspective: the 150th anniversary of the Civil War

March 15, 2011 5:10am

Gerald Henig, Cal State East Bay professor emeritus of history, will discuss how the Civil War left a legacy of change unsurpassed in American history.

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The film, "Orpheus in the Underworld," performs April 1.

Free film & snacks at University Art Gallery Friday Film Series

March 14, 2011 9:00am

What to do Friday evening?

Come on over to the University Art Gallery, first floor of the Art and Education Building, Hayward campus, for a free film, popcorn, soft drink and opportunity to enjoy the current exhibition by art faculty and staff.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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Rafael Hernandez, chair of the CSUEB music department and director of the multimedia graduate program

Tech company gives 'shout out' to CSUEB music professor

March 14, 2011 5:15am

The graduate multimedia program at Cal State East Bay is recognized for its creative use of cutting edge technology and, now, one of its professors is getting noticed.

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Liz Zunino’s needlepoint, “Monarch Butterflies,” will be shown.

Eight art students show work in Hayward exhibition

March 14, 2011 1:00am

Eight students – Victor Arce, Eyael Fisseha, Donghoon Han, Pat McCabe, Paolo Mejia, Melanie Sharr, Andrew Wallace, Michael Wallace, and Elizabeth Zunino – will have multiple pieces in the upcoming “Art IS Education - a Continuum of Learning” show at the new Cinema Place Gallery in downtown Hayward. 

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Latest theories on Amelia Earhart's last flight, Mar 15

March 11, 2011 5:30am

Amelia Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific near Howland Island in 1937. She was a famous aviation pioneer, an author, and an advocate for women's rights. Her life prior to 1937, a wild and adventurous one, was well known to the public. But facts regarding her disappearance are thin and speculations abound. Michael Colleran, MBA, UI, retired B-52 aircraft commander, will discuss the latest theories regarding her untimely demise and explore the controversies surrounding it.

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Ben Johansen

Senco Brands taps CSUEB grad as CEO

March 9, 2011 5:45am

Ben Johansen, BS, business ('81) was named President of Senco Brands Inc.  Johansen brings with him nearly thirty years of broad-based, executive level experience spanning multiple industrial businesses and distribution channels. Senco Brands, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of fasteners and fastening tools to the high end professional construction and industrial markets.

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L-R Cal State East Bay librarians Aline Soules and Diana Wakimoto (Soules Image: Lois Tema)

CSUEB librarians research accessibility of popular tutorial software

March 8, 2011 5:00am

Library Hi Tech journal published new research by Cal State East Bay Librarians, Aline Soules and Diana Wakimoto.

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Communications lecturer trains women reporters in developing countries

March 7, 2011 5:16am

The Press Institute, a unique, nonprofit agency that trains and employs women reporters in 23 developing countries, is the brainchild of Cal State East Bay Communications Lecturer Cristi Hegranes.

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Joshua Hall, assistant professor of economics at Beloit College

Economic freedom suffers first setback in decades, expert to discuss Mar 9

March 4, 2011 5:11am

Joshua Hall, assistant professor of economics at Beloit College, will discuss his research, "The Economic Freedom of the World Index," on Mar 9 as part of the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies speaker series. The event takes place at 2:00pm in the old university union, room 311. Event is free and open to the public.

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CSUEB Diversity Center screens "Pushing the Elephant" Mar 7

March 3, 2011 5:12am

ASI Diversity Center at CSUEB will sponsor a free screening of "Pushing the Elephant" on Mar 7 at 12pm in its office at the new University Union.

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Volunteer consultants meet non-profit representatives at February's luncheon for the Minerva Project at CSUEB. (Photo: Elias Barboza)

Minerva Project matches consultant wisdom with community needs

March 2, 2011 3:00pm

In Fall 2010, Cal State East Bay began a collaboration with the Minerva Project to match volunteer professional consultants with community partners needing assistance.

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CSUEB grad is rising Bay Area theatre star

March 2, 2011 5:30am

Fresh from the acting program at Cal State East Bay, Craig Marker nabbed his first professional gig at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company and has worked steadily since. He's covered all points on the local compass, from Berkeley Repertory Theatre to American Conservatory Theater to San Jose Repertory Theatre. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Chad Jones recently profiled him, “Craig Marker in 'The Seagull' at Marin Theatre.”  

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Rita Stuckey writes of solutions to elder abuse.

Alumna writes of elder abuse, suggests solution

March 1, 2011 9:00am

Rita Stuckey, MPA health care administration '99, a nurse consultant at various hospitals, has published the book “Institutional Elder Abuse: The Solution: Care Advocate Program.”

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Chris Chamberlain, assistant professor in the department of hospitality, recreation and tourism

Study offers hiring lessons for aquatic centers

March 1, 2011 5:09am

Chris Chamberlain, assistant professor in the department of hospitality, recreation and tourism, conducted research to determine how aquatic centers can build a high functioning lifeguard staff and develop a better organizational culture.

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Submit work for Islamic art exhibition by March 4

March 1, 2011 1:00am

To celebrate Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March, the Muslim Student Association is accepting artwork related to Islam for its Islamic Art Gallery Exhibit until March 4. Art may include posters about African American and women Muslims and their contributions to history, Islam and humanity.

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Provost James Houpis

Provost honors faculty contributions to CSUEB at honors convocation

February 28, 2011 5:30pm

James Houpis, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, addressed those in attendance at Faculty Honors Convocation on Thursday, Feb. 24. See his remarks below.

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Bruce Lisker to discuss his high profile case and wrongful conviction March 8

February 28, 2011 5:15am

Cal State East Bay Department of Criminal Justice, the Criminal Justice Club and the Forensic Science Club will host "Wrongful Convictions: The Case of  Bruce Lisker" on March 8 at 6 p.m. in the Music 1055 Recital Hall.

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Michael Bar, SFSU assistant professor of economics

Economics lecture on longevity, schooling and lifetime labor supply, Mar 3

February 25, 2011 5:12am

Michael Bar, assistant professor of economics at San Francisco State University, will present his research, "Longevity, Schooling and Lifetime Labor Supply,"on Mar 3 as part of the CSUEB Department of Economics seminar series.

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Advance your skills and your career with a Certificate in Integrated Energy Solutions. (Image: PG&E)

Go green with a certificate in integrated energy solutions from CSUEB and PG&E

February 24, 2011 5:08am

Advance your skills and your career in energy efficient building design with a PG&E PowerPathwayTM Certificate in Integrated Energy Solutions at Cal State East Bay.

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CSUEB grads Adam Frequez and Dawn Pino appear tonight on a CW reality show. (Image:

CSUEB alumni appear tonight on "Shedding for the Wedding"

February 23, 2011 5:30am

Adam Frequez, BA, liberal studies ('06) and Dawn Pino, BA, speech communication ('04), are going to be contestants on "Shedding for the Wedding"- a new reality show airing tonight on the CW network. The show follows several engaged couples competing to win the wedding of their dreams by losing the most weight through rigorous workout and diet plans spanning a three month period. Read the couple's bio.

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CSUEB grad student Ellias Fullmore presents his team project at the Unity gaming conference.

CSUEB students present graduate thesis at major gaming conference

February 22, 2011 5:45am

Cal State East Bay multimedia graduate students Jateen Bhakta, Ellias Fullmore, Clare Lewis, and Kat Reyes reviewed their thesis project, "SlipStream", at a major gaming conference in Montreal, Canada. Team member James Tacker was unable to attend.

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CSUEB pilots groundbreaking virtual computer lab

February 21, 2011 5:00am

Cal State East Bay is one of the first CSU campuses to pilot a groundbreaking virtual computing lab. This new type of "lab" will allow students to use expensive, memory-intesive software like Mathematica or Adobe Illustrator as though the programs were running on their own computer hard drives rather than a virtual "cloud."

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CSUEB will collaborate with the NEH to host a summer institute in Mexico City for Spanish teachers.

Spanish teachers invited to apply for a summer in Mexico City

February 18, 2011 2:00pm

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with Cal State East Bay and La Salle University will host a Summer Institute for School Teachers July 3 to July 31 in Mexico City.

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Georgia Babladelis taught at Cal State East Bay for 31 years. (Image: SF Business Times)

CSUEB professor paves it forward by giving back

February 18, 2011 5:14am

During her 31 years at Cal State East Bay, Professor of Psychology Georgia Babladelis helped create the nursing and the women's studies departments. She also founded the academic journal, Psychology of Women Quarterly. The American Psychology Association recognized her efforts in 1992 when it honored her as one of the 100 greatest women in psychology.

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CSUEB director of financial aid appointed to ScholarShare Investment Board

February 17, 2011 5:37am

Rhonda Johnson, executive director of financial aid, has been appointed to the Scholarshare Investment Board by the California Senate Rules Committee.  The board oversees all activities of ScholarShare, the state's 529 college investment plan, Governor's Scholarship Programs and the California Memorial Scholarship Program. Johnson will serve a two-year term.

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Elana Hobson (Image: California Diversity Council)

CSUEB grad promoted to VP Operations at Jack in the Box

February 16, 2011 1:00am

In 1977, Elana Hobson, BS, business ('95) and MBA (’97), joined Jack in the Box as a team member at the Hayward location.  More than 30 years later, the Cal State East Bay alumna has taken over as Vice President of Operations for Division II and now manages 1,200 franchised and company restaurants in five Western states. 

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L-R: Marc Meyer, Ann King and Tina Lai with their high tech VW Bug. (Image: Ann King)

Media interest continues in students' "Route 66" graduate project

February 15, 2011 1:00am

Ann King and two of her fellow grad students, Tina Lai and Marc Meyer, designed a multimedia experience of Historic Route 66 as their final project for the CSUEB multimedia graduate program. In June 2010, they rolled out a retrofitted 1969 Volkswagen Bug with windshield-mounted computer monitors that let users navigate through 3-D recreations of Route 66 through photos, maps, audio and video clips. The students all graduated in spring '10. Watch final video.

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Free tax prep assistance offered through April 16

February 15, 2011 1:00am

Student volunteers from the Department of Accounting in the College of Business and Economics will provide free income tax assistance for the public various Saturdays through April 16.

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David R. Hansen

Economist to discuss the effects of crime on educational investment, Feb 16

February 14, 2011 5:13am

David R. Hansen, doctoral student in the economics program at Stanford University, will present his research, “The Effects of Crime on Educational Investment: A Policy Simulation Approach,” on Feb 16 as part of the CSUEB Department of Economics seminar series.

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Electric power generated by a fuel cell, as depicted in a simplified illustration, produces heat for hot water and enough electricity to supply 1,200 standard sized homes for one year.

CSUEB fuel cell will generate electricity for campus, state

February 11, 2011 5:08am

Cal State East Bay, along with PG&E representatives, broke ground on the University’s fuel cell project. CSUEB will soon become one of the first colleges in Northern California to host a fuel cell which will provide a clean, quiet and reliable independent power source.

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CSUEB Queerfest celebrates campus diversity and creates awareness of LGBTQ issues.

CSUEB Queerfest kicks off Feb 14

February 11, 2011 5:00am

Cal State East Bay will host Queerfest during the week of Feb 14. This week long series of events will celebrate campus diversity and creates awareness of LGBTQ issues.

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"Voices of the Future" was published as part of CSUEB's Project SOAR.

Book signing Feb 12 for CSUEB's Project SOAR

February 10, 2011 5:00am

Project SOAR and Barnes & Noble in Emeryville will be hosting a book release celebration for the 12th grade students published in Oakland's Citywide Poetry Anthology II: "Voices of the Future!" (iUniverse 2010) In this book, students write about their hopes, dreams and visions of their future.

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LGBT center names CSUEB grad as new director

February 9, 2011 5:00am

Colette Seguin Beighley, MS, counseling and mental health ('85), has been named director of the LGBT Resource Center at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. She previously served as the assistant director of the center. Seguin Beighley joined Grand Valley staff in 2009 after serving as the director of communications for Equality Michigan. Read article.

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US military could learn from "The Great Game"

February 8, 2011 5:15am

Public Radio International (PRI) interviewed Cal State East Bay President Mohammad Qayoumi for "The World", a one-hour, weekday global radio news magazine. The subject matter was "The Great Game," a series of short plays about foreign involvement in Afghanistan.

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Civil Rights activist Claudette Colvin will speak at CSUEB on Feb 7.

CSUEB welcomes civil rights activist Claudette Colvin, Feb 7

February 5, 2011 5:00am

Nine months before Rose Parks made news, a girl by the name of Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus to a white person. In 1955 refusing to yield your seat to a white person was in violation of state law.

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P.J. Hill discusses markets and morality, Feb 9

February 4, 2011 5:41am

P.J. Hill will be the guest speaker for the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies lecture series on Feb 9.

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Lily Sullivan is one of first students in state to win CSHA grant.

CSD grad student wins one of first state scholarships

February 3, 2011 5:25am

Lily Sullivan, second year graduate student in Speech, Language and Pathology, has been awarded one of five $1,000 scholarships from the California Speech-language-Hearing Association, the state group supporting speech-language-pathologists, audiologists and families with communication and related disorders through information, education, advocacy, and professional collaboration.

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Mario Castellanos, assistant golf coach, gets dunked for Make-A-Wish.

CSUEB coaches get "dunked" for charity

February 2, 2011 5:55am

CSUEB Pioneers kicked off the 2011 Homecoming Week by quickly raising $270 for charity at the "Dunk at Lunch".

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CSUEB grad finalist in "Breakthrough Novel" contest

February 2, 2011 5:30am

Nicole Dickson, BA, psychology (’88), published her first novel, Casting Off, about an archaeologist and single mother who travels to a tiny island off the west coast of Ireland to study the island’s ganseys, or traditional knit sweaters, whose distinctive patterns tell a story in each knitted row and stitch. Casting Off was a finalist for grand prize in the "Breakthrough Novel" contest.

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CSUEB scholars participating in a COAST research-poster reception focused on the microbial water quality of San Leandro Creek and San Francisco Bay.

CSUEB biologists test water quality in San Leandro Creek and San Francisco Bay

February 1, 2011 5:36am

Cal State East Bay's Department of Biological Sciences took part in a research-poster reception for the CSU Board of Trustees and presidents on Jan. 25. The reception was sponsored by the California State University’s Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology – a system-wide consortium of marine scientists.

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Cal State East Bay library will pay tribute to faculty authors and artists on Feb 9.

Celebration of CSUEB faculty authors and artists, Feb 9

January 31, 2011 5:55am

Cal State East Bay library will pay tribute to faculty authors and artists who have written books, articles, musical compositions, produced art work or directed theatrical productions during the period September 2008-September 2010. More than 50 faculty members submitted the titles of their works and will receive recognition in a ceremony that will be attended by President Mo Qayoumi and Provost James Houpis. 

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Sally Murphy

Reminder to CSUEB freshmen: bad grades will haunt you

January 31, 2011 5:07am

San Francisco Chronicle reporter Nanette Asimov wrote a cautionary tale for college students in her article, “Bad college grades a tough record to shake.”

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CSUEB President Mo Qayoumi

Qayoumi to deliver Rizza lecture on Afghanistan Feb 1

January 28, 2011 5:17am

Cal State East Bay President Mohammad "Mo" Qayoumi will deliver the Winter 2011 Rizza Lecture New Perspectives on Afghanistan, at The California Maritime Academy campus on Tuesday, February 1st.  The free talk will take place in Rizza Auditorium at 10:50 a.m. and is open to the general public.

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From sea slugs to Ebola virus, CSUEB students present at biotech symposium

January 27, 2011 5:13am

Cal State East Bay professors and students spent two days at the annual CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) symposium in Orange County, CA Jan 7-8 where they shared research projects and networked with biotech professionals working in academia, government and industry.

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CSUEB swimmer Murphy Wimer set a new school record for the 200 medley.

Wimer swims to new school record in 200 medley

January 26, 2011 11:11pm

Cal State East Bay swimmer Murphy Wimer set a school record in the 200 individual medley with a winning time of 2 minutes, 12.04 seconds at the Chapman Invitational – 11 seconds off the old record set in 1988 by Julie Radecke.  Johnny Volk, captain of the CSUEB baseball team, pointed out in the CSUEB sports

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A CSUEB student will be selected to work in Washington, D.C. next fall.

Applications taken through Feb 18 for Panetta Congressional Internship

January 26, 2011 8:30am

Juniors and seniors are invited to apply for the annual Panetta Institute Congressional Internship – a fully paid 11-week internship in Washington, D.C. in the office of a U.S. Congress person, a two-week training session at CSU Monterey Bay, and opportunity to attend special seminars while on the East Coast.

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Alumnus publishes book on notable women in higher education

January 26, 2011 5:15am

Abraham Ruelas, BA, mass communications ('80), published, Women and the Landscape of American Higher Education: Wesleyan Holiness and Pentecostal Founders, (Wipf & Stock Publishers 2010) which includes stories of notable women who stepped outside of established roles to claim a significant place in the history of higher education.

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An example of the creativty of office and door decorations from a past Homecoming celebration. (Photo: Ishita Maheshwari)

Campus spirit for Homecoming starts with office decorating

January 25, 2011 3:30pm

Get ready for some interesting office decor the next few weeks on campus as Homecoming 2011 nears.

This year's Homecoming office decorating contest will have two divisions.  Contest entrants may decorate either their office or just their office door.

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Linda Ivey's Introduction to Public History students will have work in upcoming museum exhibition.

History curriculum contributes to upcoming Oakland Museum of California exhibition

January 25, 2011 9:00am

Work by Linda L. Ivey’s Public History students will have contributed to the Oakland Museum of California’s newly transformed “Gallery of California History” when it opens later this year.

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Is vigilantism ever justified? CSUEB Philosophy Society discussion Jan 27

January 25, 2011 5:14am

The Cal State East Bay Philosophy Society will host a discussion, "Playing God: The Ethics of Vigilantism" on Thursday, Jan 27 at 4:00pm in Meiklejohn Hall 4075.

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James MacDougald, president of The Free Enterprise Nation, will speak at CSUEB Hayward campus Jan 26

James MacDougald discusses UNSUSTAINABLE government, Jan 26

January 24, 2011 5:41am

James MacDougald will be the guest speaker for the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies lecture series on Jan 26.  He will be discussing his new book, UNSUSTAINABLE - How Big Government, Taxes and Debt Are Wrecking America (2010 Marsden House), which exposes how governments at every level hide the pay and exorbitant pensions they provide to themselves and use accounting trickery to keep taxpayers from knowing of the enormous costs and long-term liabilities.”

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"Call & Response: Morning Dove," an acrylic and fabric on canvas by Kimberly Rowe will be in the inaugural "Cinema Place Art Gallery" exhibition.

Art alumna Kimberly Rowe shows three pieces at new Hayward Cinema Gallery - opening tonight!

January 21, 2011 10:00am

Three large pieces by Kimberly Rowe, ’99 Studio Art, may be seen in the inaugural “Cinema Place Art Gallery” exhibition at the Hayward Arts Council’s new 5,000 square foot site, 1061 B Street, Hayward, opening tonight – Friday, Jan. 21. The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Admission is free; everyone is welcome. 

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Political Science Lecturer Craig Collins

"New York Times" references faculty book

January 21, 2011 5:13am

Cal State East Bay Political Science Lecturer Craig Collins had a nice start to the New Year when he discovered that The New York Times referenced his book, Toxic Loopholes: Failures and Future prospects of Environmental Law, (Cambridge University Press 2010) in a recent article. 

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Psychology Lecturer Gretchen Reevy

CSUEB professor and alumna publish book on human emotions

January 20, 2011 5:17am

CSUEB Psychology Lecturer Gretchen M. Reevy published The Encyclopedia of Emotion (2010 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood) with assistance from CSUEB alumna Yvette Malamud Ozer.

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CSUEB female graduates now outnumber men

Tough economic times favor women

January 19, 2011 5:32am

In his article, “Women closing the job, wage divide”, San Francisco Chronicle writer Tom Abate reported that the current recession is accelerating changes in the labor landscape. Cal State East Bay was contacted to provide insight from a higher education perspective.

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Cal State East Bay President Mohammad Qayoumi

Why transformational leadership is important in any economy, President Qayoumi explains

January 18, 2011 5:24am

Smart Business reporter Leslie Stevens-Huffman spoke to Cal State East Bay President Mohammad Qayoumi on the importance of transformational leadership.

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Dr. Sandra Hernandez, president and CEO of the San Francisco Foundation, welcomes the attendees of January's 'Moving the Needle' event on STEM education. (Photo: Christopher Rivers)

Thanks to the San Francisco Foundation and attendees for 'Moving the Needle' with CSUEB

January 14, 2011 4:00pm

On Jan. 12 CSUEB and The San Francisco Foundation hosted a forum on "Moving the Needle: Emerging Trends in Math and Science Education," bringing more than 50 representatives from regional foundations, corporations, and school districts together at CSUEB’s Oakland Center.

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CSUEB Web site

CSUEB 17th best college web site for blind students

January 14, 2011 5:10am

Jon Gunderson, coordinator of assistive communication and information-technology accessibility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, reviewed Web pages at 183 institutions, including all institutions in California's two university systems. The study evaluated university home pages, main pages from the admissions offices, as well as all other pages with links on those primary sites.  Gunderson’s findings were published by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Joyce Scardina Becker

CSUEB offers innovative wedding planner certificate

January 13, 2011 5:38am

Reporter Chris Metinko of the Oakland Tribune recently profiled Cal State East Bay’s innovative wedding planner certificate. Read article.

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Nicholas Vasallo "guest composer" at Feb. 24 concert.

Music alum, lecturer 'guest composer' at Feb. 24 Symphony concert

January 12, 2011 4:10am

Two compositions by 2007 grad and current music lecturer Nicholas Vasallo will be performed Feb. 24 by the CSUEB Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall, room 1055.

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Daniel T. Cerutti, assistant professor of psychology

Psychology Professor Daniel Cerutti passes away Monday

January 11, 2011 12:47pm

Daniel T. Cerutti, assistant professor of psychology since 2007 at California State University, East Bay, passed away Jan. 10. He was pronounced dead at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where he was taken by ambulance after he collapsed on the university’s Hayward Campus.

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Johnny Earle (a.k.a. Johnny Cupcakes) will speak at CSUEB on Jan 17. Image:

Johnny Cupcakes talks branding and business at CSUEB

January 11, 2011 5:17am

Johnny Earle (a.k.a. Johnny Cupcakes) will speak on the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus on Wednesday, January 12 at 6:00pm. The event is sponsored by ASI and the CSUEB Marketing and Entrepreneurship department.

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Sue Rodearmel, an assistant professor of kinesiology

Why are those last 5 lbs so hard to lose?

January 10, 2011 5:17am

Sue Rodearmel, an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Cal State East Bay, explained to Contra Costa Times reporter Jessica Yadegaran that “from a research perspective, we know how to lose weight.  It’s actually very simple.”  Rodearmel was interviewed for the news story, “How to conquer plateaus at any stage of your weight loss plans.” Read article.

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Continuation grant moves Gateways P-20 partnership to 'Phase II'

January 7, 2011 10:25am

The Gateways Cradle to Career Education and Workforce Partnership received continuation funding from the Strive consortium, providing a new surge of support for the P-20 (preschool through postgraduate) educational systems that improve student achievement and economic development within the region.

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Assistant Professor of Anthropology Henry Gilbert

"Wonderfest" video online, Professor Gilbert debates evolution

January 7, 2011 5:00am

In case you missed CSUEB Assistant Professor of Anthropology Henry Gilbert debating evolution at Wonderfest, you can now view the entire event online.

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Stephen Morewitz and Sharada Tata

Diabetic women over 61 yrs more likely to experience depression with neuropathy, concludes CSUEB researchers

January 6, 2011 5:18am

The Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association published new research from Stephen Morewitz, lecturer in the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, and Sharada Tata, graduate student in Health Care Administration.

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Assistant Professor of Music Peter Marsh

From the US to Mongolia, CSUEB professor studies the global reach of hip-hop and rap music

January 5, 2011 5:00am

Central Asian Survey published research by Assistant Professor Peter Marsh on the emergence of globally inspired hip-hop and rap music in Mongolia. “The story of hip-hop's development provides us with a window onto the changing social, political and economic landscape of post-socialist Mongolia,” wrote Marsh.  

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Lisa Booker was congratulated as Cunniffe Award recipient by University President Mo Qayoumi. (Photo: Barry Zepel)

Lisa Booker voted 2010 Cunniffe Award recipient

January 4, 2011 5:00pm

Lisa Booker, logistics coordinator in the Procurement and Support Services Department, was presented with the Vivian Cunniffe Award as Cal State East Bay’s outstanding employee for 2010 at the University’s Staff Recognition Holiday Celebration Dec. 17.

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Cal State East Bay Sociology Lecturer Thomas Andrae authored "Creators of the Superheroes" (Image: Hermes Press)

New book from CSUEB lecturer tells story behind creation of the greatest superheroes

January 4, 2011 5:51am

Cal State East Bay Sociology Lecturer Thomas Andrae published what has been called the most “definitive book about the creators of the greatest superheroes.” Creators of the Superheroes (Hermes Press 2010) tells the true story of the "gay" Superman; of how DC fought to de-"sex" Lois Lane; and, the real truth about who created Joker and Robin.  

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Political Science Professor Kim Geron

New CA governor already busy on the job, says CSUEB professor

January 3, 2011 5:00pm

Democrat Jerry Brown was sworn in today (Monday) as California's 39th governor but Cal State East Bay Political Science Professor Kim Geron told KTVU Channel 2 that Brown has already been busy behind the scenes. Watch video.

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TEDxHayard Will Be Hosted by CSUEB

TEDxHayward will be held at CSU East Bay next Thursday May 19th from 12:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. The theme for this year’s TEDxHayward is Peace Innovation where they will cast a spotlight on how technology and emerging social behaviors and insights are promoting new paths to global peace. What is Peace Innovation? Tedex defines it as the application of social capital and technology used to decrease hostility, increase the existence of healthy interpersonal and international relationships, promote safety in matters of social or economic welfare, and further the acknowledgment of equality and fairness in political relationships.

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