2010 Blog Archive

Kristin Ramsdell

Librarian Emerita Kristin Ramsdell legitimizes romance novels

December 31, 2010 5:13am

Kristin Ramsdell, romance reviewer. It's a saucy-sounding title for a woman who spent her professional days ensconced in the library stacks, training students to conduct bibliographic research, and doing her part to legitimize a marginalized genre.

CSUEB alumna Kim Kasolionis

CSUEB business grad and Circle Bank CEO profiled for "Meet the Boss"

December 30, 2010 5:12am

Meet CSUEB alumna Kim Kasolionis. She was profiled by San Francisco Chronicle reporter Suzanne Herel for the paper’s “Meet the Boss” column.
Robert Litton (by: Max Gerber)

From Hayward to Hollywood, Composer Robert Litton is dubbed CSUEB Young Alumnus of the Year

December 29, 2010 5:34am

From playing drums in garage bands as a youth to winning a national competition for music he wrote in college, Young Alumnus of the Year Robert Litton '00, 02 has displayed notable gifts and grit that have led him to Hollywood to score films.

Aline Soules (by: Lois Tema)

CSUEB Librarian nominated for Pushcart Prize

December 28, 2010 5:17am

“Apart,” a poem by CSUEB Librarian Aline Soules has been nominated by the journal Qarrtsiluni, for the 2011 Pushcart Prize.

Learn more about the CSUEB Paralegal Studies certificate program

December 27, 2010 5:39am

San Francisco Bay Area legal professionals hold Cal State East Bay's Paralegal Studies in high regard. Many graduates have become accomplished paralegals at some of the most prestigious law firms in the East Bay Area.

REC 4502 class

CSUEB students bring"Falliday" to the Hayward campus

December 24, 2010 5:07am

Can you imagine trying to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Day festivities all at the same time? For their final exam, students in Associate Professor Mary Fortune’s REC 4502 Special Event Planning class did just that by putting on a Falliday event for the CSUEB community on Nov 30.

Mike De Jesus (by: crazygolucky.com)

Online art portfolio evolves into quirky t-shirt business for CSUEB grad

December 23, 2010 5:30am

What started as a way for art major Mike De Jesus '06 to showcase his portfolio organically grew into a t-shirt business that is “cheerfully unconcerned in a bizarre, fantastic, or overly enthusiastic manner.” Crazy Go Lucky apparel was born in August 2008 when he released one of his designs - Robot’s are a Nerd’s Best Friend – as a t-shirt.

Patrick Devine  (By: Stephanie Secrest)

Tech trailblazer Patrick Devine named CSUEB Distinguished Alumnus

December 22, 2010 5:16am

Patrick Devine '87, MBA '91 found his way to Cal State East Bay on a path familiar to many fellow graduates. The 2010 Alumnus of the Year came to the U.S. in search of opportunity, leaving his native Ireland at just 18. By the time he began thinking about college, he was a working adult with a family and a career. Living in Castro Valley made then-Cal State Hayward the convenient choice.

James Hannan

Alumnus and Georgia Pacific CEO included on Top Business Leaders list

December 21, 2010 5:42am

Irish America magazine has included Cal State East Bay alumnus James Hannan on their 2010 Top 100 Business Leaders list. The publication celebrates Irish-American corporate successes and profiles business leaders proud of their Irish heritage. 

James Nelson, left, and Devin Dominguez were among the students receiving citations at the Delta Jazz Festival.

First place to Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, outstanding citations to students

December 17, 2010 10:00am

The Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (MUS 3552) received 1st Place in the College Combo Division at the Delta Jazz Festival, at San Joaquin Delta College,  Dec. 4, 2010. 

CSUEB alumnus Phil Chernin

CSUEB alumnus appointed to board of directors for Solairus Aviation

December 17, 2010 5:31am

Solairus Aviation announced that Phil Chernin has joined the company’s board of directors. Solairus is an aviation asset management company in Petaluman, CA.

Want to support CSUEB? Make your gift twice as nice with a match from your employer

December 16, 2010 11:00am

If you’re making a charitable gift to Cal State East Bay this season, don’t forget two important things: make your donation by Friday, December 31 to be eligible for a 2010 tax deduction — and find out if your employer has a corporate matching program for charitable contributions. You could double or even triple the impact of your gift at no extra cost.

CSUEB students (Associated Press)

CSUEB image used in NPR story

December 16, 2010 5:38am

National Public Radio (NPR) reporter Richard Gonzales used a photo by Eric Risberg (Associated Press) of Cal State East Bay to accompany his story, “Calif. Upholds In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants.” The story aired on November 17 as part of the “All Things Considered” program. Listen to story. 

"The Arroyo Literary Review,"  launched by English graduate students in 2008, is among a handful of academic journals that provide publishing experience to CSUEB students.

CSUEB students write, edit, and publish academic journals

December 15, 2010 5:17am

Cal State East Bay is home to several student-run academic journals, including Arroyo, showcasing new and established writers from across the country, East Bay Politica, a student-written journal that focuses on subjects from international to local politics, and Reflections, a journal highlighting CSUEB students’ philosophical works.

Registration now open for Winter 2011 Sport Performance Program Series

December 14, 2010 5:54am

Is athletic talent limited to the few who are lucky enough to be born with it?

In what ways does stress effect the body?

How can physical activity be taught across the curriculum?

Amanda Madrid (by: Dai Sugano, Mercury News)

Against the odds, CSUEB student tells her story from foster care to college

December 14, 2010 5:12am

San Jose Mercury News reporter Joe Rodriguez profiled Cal State East Bay student Amanda Madrid for the Wish Book section, a special holiday feature dedicated to helping local citizens in need. Watch video of her story.

Large group of students.

English class gives cow, llama, goat, 60 ducks/chickens, lots of rabbits to combat world hunger

December 13, 2010 11:00am

Thanks campus community! 

Through donations from faculty, students, friends and family of CSUEB the English Department raised $885 for Heifer International to donate one cow, one llama, one goat, 60 ducks and chickens, and a bunch of rabbits to hungry families in several countries.

Woman, man with board game.

Reality TV gives alumni couple chance at dream wedding

December 13, 2010 5:30am

Alumni Adam Fresquez,’06 Theatre Arts, and Dawn Pino, ’05 Communication, have a chance at winning their dream wedding. All they have to do is be the couple with the least – the least weight, that is.

Advance your human resources career through CSUEB's certificate program

December 10, 2010 5:41am

Cal State East Bay's Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) prepares human resource professionals to— whatever their function and level of experience, in whatever type and size of organization—be more confident and strategically-oriented human resource practitioners.

Head shot of Professor Lee.

Professor puts common sense rainwater harvesting to the test

December 9, 2010 2:00pm

You collect the rainwater and use it on plants. Pretty basic, but not a common technique in our country.

Mary Fortune

CSUEB students run innovative summer camp for at-risk East Bay kids

December 9, 2010 5:10am

Thanks to a Surdna Foundation grant, CSUEB Associate Professor Mary Fortune, Service-Learning Director Mary D’Alleva, and CSUEB student Marissa de Herrera were able to develop a “Leadership by Design” (LBD) summer day camp for at-risk high school students.

Michael Hedrick

CSUEB biology professor publishes new research on cane toads

December 8, 2010 5:32am

The Journal of Experimental Biology published new research from Michael Hedrick, chair of the department of biological sciences, and his colleagues at Portland State University, California Academy of Sciences, and University of Western Australia.

Nan Maxwell

CSUEB professor to discuss economics curriculum on WestEd webinar

December 8, 2010 5:00am

Economics Professor Nan Maxwell will participate in a webinar Dec 8 hosted by the Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West) at WestEd. The program will detail research findings from the study, Effects of Problem Based Economics on High School Economics Instruction (PDF) with Maxwell providing an overview of the Problem Based Economics curriculum, developed by The Buck Institute for Education.

Derek Kimball

Testing Einstein's theory of gravity in CSUEB's North Science Building

December 7, 2010 5:41am

Thanks to a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation, Assistant Professor Derek Kimball is looking at how basic laws of physics apply to individual atoms.

Jazz Orchestra performs at Hayward schools benefit concert.

Jazz Orchestra supports Hayward public schools at Dec. 16 concert

December 6, 2010 4:00pm

The Jazz Orchestra will be lending its talents to the Fifth Annual cHime-in Holiday Reception from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at the Hayward City Hall Rotunda, 777 B St. The evening of music will raise money for the Hayward Public Schools.

Diane Urban

CSUEB grad highest ranking woman at SJPD

December 6, 2010 5:43am

It was a criminal justice class at Cal State East Bay that inspired Diane Urban to pursue a career in law enforcement.  She became a San Jose Police Department patrol officer in 1986 and earlier this month was promoted to acting assistant chief. This move now makes her the highest-ranking female police officer in San Jose history.

Thomas Andrae

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive...it's Funnyman?

December 3, 2010 5:18am

Cal State East Bay Sociology Instructor Thomas Andrae has published over seven books on comics, popular culture, and social theory, including the autobiography, Batman & Me, co-authored with Bob Kane.

Carolyn Nelson

Dean Nelson joins Chevron, Dow Chemical on education panel

December 2, 2010 5:42am

Carolyn Nelson, interim dean for the College of Education and Allied Studies, will join leaders from Chevron, Dow Chemical, and Antioch Unified on an education panel to discuss the best ways to inspire Antioch youngsters to stay in school.
Daniel Martin

CSUEB professor offers tips to servers on how to get more tips

December 1, 2010 5:23am

Reporter Amanda Baltazar spoke to Associate Professor of Management Daniel Martin for her article, “Small Steps Lead to Higher Tips and Increased Check Averages,” in Nightclub & Bar magazine. 

Marcelline Krafchick

New book from professor emerita garners national recognition

November 30, 2010 5:37am

Congrats to Marcelline Krafchick, professor emerita of English! Her new book, How Belief Stories Matter: An Approach to Myth, is a finalist in USA Book News 2010 Best Books Awards in the category of Multicultural Non-Fiction.  

Rich Stowell

CSUEB grad discusses a well-regulated militia Dec 1

November 29, 2010 5:54am

CSUEB alumnus Rich Stowell '03 will return to Hayward on Dec 1 as a guest speaker for the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies lecture series. His presentation is titled, “A Well-Regulated Militia: The Power of the Volunteer American Military.”

Modern art

Leather mosaic artwork shown Nov. 29-Dec. 4

November 24, 2010 3:00pm

“From Line to Leather,” a solo show of leather mosaic artwork by student Philip Long will be open Monday-Thursday, Nov. 29-Dec. 4 in the Art and Education Building, Room 274. Viewing will be Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon, or by appointment.

April Rodriguez

Dreams do come true - theatre alum works at Skywalker Ranch, mixes sound at Berkeley Rep

November 24, 2010 5:14am

April Rodriguez, a 2005 theatre arts grad, is putting the wrap on two huge projects.

She just finished a 12-hour mixing session on the documentary, “IMUA,” at Skywalker Ranch.  

Book image   (by: amazon.com)

CSUEB grad chronicles her journey of living with lupus

November 23, 2010 5:14am

Prior to her lupus diagnosis in Dec 2001, Calvinia Williams ’75 was a hard charging workaholic executive in the nonprofit world. 

Becky Beal (by: Jesse Cantley)

"If I lived in a different time and place, I would be a skateboarder," says CSUEB Prof

November 22, 2010 5:52am

For Becky Beal, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Cal State East Bay, the jump from the underground culture of skateboarding to the halls of academia isn’t as difficult a maneuver as it may seem. Both involve perceiving the world in an independent, unconventional way.

Stevina Evuleocha holding a stack of dvds (by: Jesse Cantley)

What country's film industry churns out the most movies each year? Hint: it's not Hollywood or Bollywood!

November 19, 2010 5:45am

Envelope, please. The winner is Nollywood, Nigeria’s up-and-coming film mecca.

Pezs (by: travelingwithmj.com)

Are you or someone you know a collector?

November 18, 2010 5:16am

Marjorie Rhodes-Ousley, associate director for CSUEB's CE Smith Museum of Anthropology poses the question as the museum prepares for a spring exhibition on collecting, the objects themselves, the evolution of the phenomenon, and the psychology of the behavior. 

CSUEB cited as leader in Internet-based classes and degree programs

November 17, 2010 5:35am

In a recent report about the role of distance learning within the state’s Master Plan for Higher Education, the Legislative Analyst’s Office cited Cal State East Bay as a leader in offering Internet-based classes and degree programs.

race to execution movie poster

Free screening of "Race to Execution" Nov 18

November 16, 2010 5:52am

Join the CSUEB Diversity Center for a screening of "Race to Execution.” The film follows the stories of two death row prisoners, exposing the role race plays in who lives and who dies at the hands of the state. After the screening, the audience will hear from special guests Darryl Stallworth, former prosecutor, and Judy Kerr, murder victim survivor, who both oppose the death penalty.

movie poster (by: rickrayfilms.com)

Director Rick Ray presents "10 Questions for the Dalai Lama" Nov 17

November 15, 2010 5:51am

How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence?

Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich?

Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future?

J.R. Havlan '87 with his "Daily Show" boss, Jon Stewart (By: Jesse Cantley)

J.R. Havlan '87 contemplates college, comedy, and where to keep all his Emmys

November 12, 2010 5:50am

Need help getting people — more than a million people — to laugh every night, often at seemingly unfunny subjects from a bad economy to the worst oil spill in U.S. history? Call comedy writer and CSUEB alumnus J.R. Havlan '87. 

Andrea M. Zulberti

CSUEB business grad elected to board of directors at Fortune 500 company

November 11, 2010 5:20am

Cal State East Bay alumna Andrea M. Zulberti has been elected to the Board of Directors for SYNNEX Corporation, a leading business process services company.

Teachers and Coaches! Climb up the salary pay scale with the Winter 2011 Sport Performance Series.

November 10, 2010 5:51am

Are you a K-12 teacher or coach? California State University, East Bay’s Winter 2011 Sport Performance Program Series will allow you to earn the salary increment units you need – up to 9 graduate quarter units (the equivalent of 6 semester units). This self-paced, home-study program lets you hit all the bases right from the comfort of your home, classroom, or office. Plus, this year – for the first time – the courses will be offered online! 

Michele Korb

Join Professor Korb for an autumn of jazz

November 9, 2010 11:15am

Cal State East Bay Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Michele Korb will be showcasing her musical talent this fall at Park Avenue Bar and Grill in Oakland, CA.

Catch one of her upcoming Friday performances from 7pm to 10pm on November 12, 19 and December 3. 

Derek Kimball

Physics professor publishes new research on antirelaxation coatings

November 9, 2010 5:39am

The Journal of Chemical Physics published new research from Assistant Physics Professor Derek Kimball and his colleagues from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia), UC Berkeley, Princeton University, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the US Naval Air Systems Command.

Iridescent cubes stacked on their points.

'Jean Artist' adorns campus with another installation

November 8, 2010 3:45pm

From a distance, it looks like a modern creation of delicately balanced metal cubes; up close it shows it's true, recycled components.

Art Carden (by: artcarden.com)

Why Wal-Mart Matters; expert to discuss his research at CSUEB Nov 10

November 8, 2010 5:19am

Art Carden, assistant professor of economics and business at Rhodes College, will discuss his Wal-Mart research on Nov 10 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.

Henry Gilbert

Anthropology professor debates human evolution at "Wonderfest"

November 5, 2010 5:52am

CSUEB Assistant Professor of Anthropology Henry Gilbert and David DeGusta, research paleontologist at the Paleoanthropology Institute, will discuss, “How did evolution shape human behavior,” on Nov 7 at Wonderfest - a Bay Area Festival of Science. The 90-minute presentation begins at 1:30pm and will be divided into 3 equal segments: 30 minutes of introductory background remarks, 30 minutes of “debate,” and then 30 minutes of questions from the audience. Wonderfest is unique in that pairs of articulate and accomplished researchers discuss and debate compelling questions at the edge of scientific understanding

Larry Bensky (by: wikipedia.com)

Pelosi fall will impact local SF interests, says CSUEB professor

November 4, 2010 5:38am

CSUEB Political Science Lecturer Larry Bensky spoke to reporter Aaron Glantz , The Bay Citizen, for the article, “Pelosi Fall Will Hit Bay Area Hard.”

CSUEB prof says Giants' success will raise the stakes for Oakland A's

November 3, 2010 5:57am

Mercury Times reporter Tracy Seipel interviewed Paul Staudohar, professor emeritus of business administration, for the article, “Experts: Giants' World Series success could boost chances for A's move to San Jose.”

John Alan (by: 24-7pressrelease.com)

CSUEB business grad receives professional networking community's highest honor

November 3, 2010 5:45am

Cal State East Bay alumnus John Alan Zolck has been named Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year in Manufacturing Project Management.

Dream Scape by Dana Ross

Reflections on Immanuel Kant, ethics, and science fiction

November 2, 2010 5:17am

The students and faculty of CSUEB’s philosophy department just released the 2010 edition of Reflections, an online undergraduate philosophy journal highlighting original student work. The 2010 edition focuses on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, ethics, and science fiction.

Dept. of Commerce seal

CSUEB students gain export experience with Dept of Commerce internships

November 1, 2010 5:30am

Just as Cal State East Bay senior David Whiteneck completes his internship with the Oakland office of the U.S. Department of Commerce, two more CSUEB students will begin theirs.

Isela Cazarez and Khanh Tran start internships with the U.S. Commercial Service on Nov. 1.

Amy Kweskin  (by: leading-together.com)

Workshop planned to help artists grow their businesses

October 29, 2010 10:00am

Amy Kweskin, program director of CSUEB’s arts management online certificate program, will lead a workshop for artists interested in growing their businesses, “Strategic Planning for Individual Artists: From Vision to Reality.”
Mary Fortune

CSUEB Prof chairs network to help advance women in higher education careers

October 28, 2010 5:19am

Associate Professor Mary Fortune has been elected chairperson of the Northern California (NorCal) network of the Office of Women in Higher Education, a program of the American Council on Education.

Jamie Susslin (by: theultimatesportsman.com)

CSUEB grad Jamie Susslin hosts new reality TV show

October 27, 2010 5:23am

CSUEB grad Jamie Susslin is gaining notice as the popular host of, "Ultimate Sportsman," reality TV show on the Versus channel where 12 sportsmen and women pit their outdoor skills against each other.

Myriad job possibilities covered in new Social Work course

October 26, 2010 2:30pm

Looking for a career with plenty of potential?

man diving into pool, fish, canoe, lounge chair

Art alumnus shows work at Castro Valley, Pacifica, Fremont

October 26, 2010 10:30am

Larry Van Deusen, Art ’76, is showing “The Painting is the Story” at the Castro Valley Public Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave, through December. During November, he will have pieces in “Bay Area Open” at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, and he has a permanent installation of 29 pieces at the Centerville Library, 3801 Nicolet Ave., Fremont.

CSUEB develops new Building Information Modeling (BIM) Boot Camp certificate program

October 26, 2010 5:19am

The Building Information Modeling Boot Camp (BIM) offered by California State University, East Bay allows students to enhance their firm’s ability to manage the building design and construction lifecycle, streamline work processes, and deliver projects on time and on budget. This one day program helps students to design and build faster, smarter, and more efficient solutions in the architectural design, engineering, and construction industries.

To catch a thief movie (by: Paramount Home Video)

Lecture series explores Hitchcock's heroines

October 25, 2010 5:18am

Lynne Elkin, professor emerita biology, continues her exploration of the history of women in Hitchcock films with clips from Notorious, To Catch A Thief and North By Northwest. Discover how the changing image of women works to tie these films together. It’s lights, camera, action, and sociological insights!

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Edvard Goyzman

CSUEB and Schwarzenegger meet in Moscow

October 22, 2010 5:25am

During his October 2010 visit to Russia, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger met with Edvard Goyzman, rector of the Institute of Business and Economics, Cal State East Bay's long-time partner in offering an MBA program to Moscow professionals.Goyzman took the opportunity to show Schwarzenegger the CSUEB diploma, signed by the governor, which all Moscow MBA graduates receive.

Green building fundamentals: moving the construction industry toward to a sustainable future

October 21, 2010 5:17am

Learn how to optimize the environmental performance of any construction project with practical strategies for implementing green building practices and sustainable design concepts. The California State University, East Bay Certificate in Green Building Fundamentals and LEED Accreditation is designed to provide a practical guide to understanding and applying fundamental sustainable construction practices and the LEED Green Building Rating System. Students will also be provided an ideal step-by-step study guide which features discussion on each LEED topic and a focused study plan to help graduates prepare for the LEED Accredited Professional Exam.

Laura Anthony and Joanna Lee

CSUEB Marketing prof agrees with Chevron's new "We Agree" campaign

October 20, 2010 5:53am

ABC News 7 (KGO-TV) reporter Laura Anthony interviewed Chong “Joanna” Lee, chair of Cal State East Bay marketing department, for her report, “Chevron launches campaign addressing backlash.”

Several people dancing in studio.

Radio program focuses on 'Inclusive Dance' class

October 19, 2010 10:00am

Cal State East Bay’s Inclusive Dance program got airtime recently on KPFA-radio’s “Breaking the Ice.”   

Nicolas Kent and Indhu Rubasingham  ( courtesy of Berkeley Repertory Theatre)

Qayoumi to interview famed London director at Berkeley Rep Oct 25

October 19, 2010 5:22am

Cal State East Bay President Mohammad “Mo” Qayoumi will interview famed director Indhu Rubasingham at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre on Oct 25. This free event is part of the theatre's "Page to Stage" series.

Ken McNeely at podium with CSUEB seal

STEM 'innovation ecosystem' conference tackles education and the future of California's economy

October 18, 2010 5:00pm

Cal State East Bay was proud to host “A Call to Action: Advancing California’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Innovation Ecosystem” last Thursday, Oct. 14. Sponsored by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), TechNet, and CSUEB, the event brought together representatives from some of the Bay Area’s biggest high-tech companies to discuss ways to transform California’s education system so the state can compete more effectively in the new global economy.

Head shot of Ms. Callahan

Alumni Mary Ellen Callahan brings concerts to hometown

October 18, 2010 11:30am

Mary Ellen Callahan, B.A. music 1984, has exciting news. She’s coming to the Bay Area for two performances – her first here in 20 years – and expects to release a solo, two-CD set with piano in early-2011.

Steve Farber (by: stevefarber.com)

Coffee, cake, and conversation with bestselling business author Steve Farber, Nov 9

October 18, 2010 5:26am

The Pioneer bookstore and CSUEB Student Life & Leadership will host bestselling author and leadership guru Steve Farber on November 9th at 6pm in the multipurpose room of the New Union. The event is free.

Oanh Tran

Educational psychology professor presents two new research projects at NASP conference

October 15, 2010 5:26am

CSUEB Educational Psychology Professor Oanh Tran collaborated on two presentations at the 2010 National Association of School Psychologist Conference (NASP) in Chicago, IL.
In their poster, "Promoting Competence and Opportunities for Ethnic Minorities through External Assets," Tran and Professor of Educational Psychology Greg Jennings examined research that suggests ethnic minority students are at a disadvantage for positive academic and social emotional outcomes due to limited school based supports. Using state-wide data from California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), they identified that improvements in external assets are necessary given the potential for negative outcomes. Tran and Jennings presented best practice, strength-based strategies, and approaches to enhancing universally school-based supports to promote learning and social outcomes for disadvantaged students. View the presentation poster.

Chris Kitting and  Jean-Michel Cousteau  (by: Chris Kitting)

CSUEB biology professor and his jumbo squid a hit at environmental film festival

October 14, 2010 5:26am

Biology Professor Chris Kitting served as a delegate to the 2010 Blue Ocean International Environmental Film Festival, a global film festival and conservation summit for underwater filmmakers and marine researchers.  

Online Master of Science in Educational Leadership aims to prepare bold, socially responsible leaders

October 13, 2010 3:33pm

The mission of the Master of Science in Educational Leadership is to prepare bold, socially responsible leaders to inspire, encourage, and impact the world of schooling. Through this fully online master’s degree program, students not only acquire an understanding of educational leadership pedagogy but will also gain the organizational management skills necessary to deal with larger leadership challenges. In addition, there is an option for qualified applicants to earn a preliminary California Administrative Services Credential.

Gerald Henig

And the Civil War came...and transformed our country

October 13, 2010 5:14am

Gerald Henig, Cal State East Bay professor emeritus of history, will present a four-part lecture on the Civil War and how a different nation emerged when the guns fell silent.

Jamison Reeves '01 (by: adweek.com)

Don't forward through those commercials...you may be missing CSUEB grad Jamison Reeves

October 12, 2010 5:40am

Cal State East Bay Mass Comm alumnus Jamison Reeves ’01 is everywhere. He’s the guy with the big, square, nerdy black glasses and hip hair having a beer on the roof with his buds in a Bud Light spot; he's grilling in the backyard in winter with his buds in a Honda spot; he's snuggling on a couch with his wife in a Time Warner Cable spot.  Watch the Bud Light “roof fixing” video. 

Empowering the next generation of California's clean energy workforce

October 11, 2010 5:15am

Gain the expertise to transition into a career in the energy and utility industry. Sponsored by PG&E PowerPathwayTM,  the California State University, East Bay Certificate in Power Engineering program is designed to build power engineering skills of technical individuals working in power related fields.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (by: sfgate.com)

Professor Emerita to discuss impact of US counterintel Oct 10

October 8, 2010 5:14am

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) will premiere Cointelpro 101, a new documentary produced by the Freedom Archives. The film covers the history of the US government’s counterintelligence program and its impacts on social justice activists and communities of color.

Kim Geron

Poli Sci professor explains "pro" of high local election fees

October 7, 2010 5:26am

Contra Costa Times reporter Robert Jordan interviewed Kim Geron, associate professor of political science, for his article, “Running for office? Grab your wallet.”
Rapper J Cole (by: jcolemusic.com)

Rapper J Cole plays CSUEB's Agora Stage Oct 7

October 6, 2010 5:26am

American rapper and producer J Cole will perform on Cal State East Bay's Agora Stage on Oct 7 at 11:30am. He is best known for being the first artist signed to Jay-Z's label Roc Nation. "Who Dat" was the first single from his debut album.

Painting of two girls in a white-walled room.

Alumni Raymond Wong shows art in San Francisco exhibition opening Oct. 6

October 5, 2010 11:45am

Raymond Wong, BFA 2007 and a Root Division resident artist in San Francisco, will have a piece of art in the “UpRooted” exhibit opening Wednesday, Oct. 6 at “Heart,” a "chaotic wine bar" and gallery at 24th Street and Valencia. The opening will be from 6-10 p.m.

Gerald Henig

Was Andrew Johnson a constitutionalist or a racist?

October 5, 2010 5:30am

Gerald Henig, Cal State East Bay professor emeritus of history, will present a lecture exploring the background, political philosophy, and racial views of our 17th president, Andrew Johnson.

The Smith Center announces 2010-2011 speaker series

October 4, 2010 5:18am

The Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies kicks off their 2010-2011 speaker series on October 13 with John Lott, author of  “More Guns, Less Crime”. 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 in room 311 of the old University Union.

Monika Sommerhalter

Prof and students propose experiment in Journal of Chemical Education

October 1, 2010 5:00am

The Journal of Chemical Education published a science experiment proposed by Assistant Professor Monika Sommerhalter in collaboration with six Cal State East Bay graduate and undergraduate biochemistry students.

Stephen D. Gutierrez

Professor Gutierrez reads from his 'American Book Award'-winning book Oct. 21

September 30, 2010 5:00pm

Stephen D. Gutierrez, professor of English and director of creative writing, will read from his “American Book Award”-winning collection, “Live from Fresno y Los,” Oct. 21 at Chabot College.

 laptop (by: Gadgethobby.com)

Best Buy donates computers to CSUEB program

September 30, 2010 5:16am

A handful of CSUEB freshmen will start off fall quarter with a new laptop donated by Best Buy through a Cal State East Bay program.

Edwin Arlington Robinson (by: wikipedia.com)

Lecture series focuses on the poetry portraits of E.A. Robinson

September 29, 2010 5:18am

Donald Markos, Cal State East Bay professor emeritus of English, will present a four-part lecture on Edwin Arlington Robinson, three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and whose work influenced the likes of Robert Frost, Edgar Lee Masters, and Thom Gunn.

Biotech summit brings together educators, industry leaders and govt officials

September 29, 2010 5:16am

The California Senate Select Committee on Biotechnology will convene an informational hearing on Education, Economic, and Workforce Development of the Biotechnology Sector at on Oct 1 at Ohlone College.

Beyond the Bricks logo

"Beyond the Bricks" documentary and discussion on public education of black males Oct 2

September 28, 2010 5:42am

Beyond the Bricks is stopping in Oakland as part of its ten-city national community engagement tour.  Bricks is a documentary film project and national community engagement campaign created with the goal of promoting solutions for one of America’s critical problems in education: the consistently low performance of black males in school. The film follows African-American students Shaquiel Ingram and Erick Graham as they struggle to stay on the track in the Newark, NJ public school system.

FC Gold Pride (by: womensprosoccer.com)

Way to go! FC Gold Pride wins 2010 WPS title

September 27, 2010 5:49pm

FC Gold Pride won the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league championship in front of 5,228 spectators at Cal State East Bay’s Pioneer Stadium.  They beat the Philadelphia Independence with a score of 4-0.

Sarah A. Taylor

Barriers to screening and early intervention may contribute to high substance use rates in youth involved in public service system

September 27, 2010 5:00am

Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research published new research by Social Work Lecturer and CalSWEC Mental Health Coordinator Sarah A. Taylor and her colleagues.

Kourtney Bell

Alumnus Kourtney Bell to be a Capital Fellow in California's Executive Fellowship Program

September 24, 2010 5:00am

Alumnus Kourtney Bell was selected to be a 2010-2011 Capital Fellow in California’s Executive Fellowship Program.

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Dr. Pepper to visit Hayward campus Sept 24

September 24, 2010 5:00am

Keep a look out today for the Dr. Pepper Video Crew and Sampling Van.  They will make a stop between 10A-4P at the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus.

Theodore Roszak

Professor emeritus says to expect an 'elder insurgency' when Boomers return to what they left undone in their youth

September 23, 2010 5:00am

Theodore Roszak, CSUEB professor emeritus of history, will present a free lecture, “The Making of an Elder Culture,” as part of Stanford University’s continuing education program.

CSUEB women soccer

Lady Pioneers hold soccer clinic for Hawaiian youth

September 21, 2010 5:00am

While in Hawaii for a tournament, CSUEB women’s soccer Coach Amy Gerace and her players conducted a technical skills clinic for the U-10 Soccer Team, a co-ed group of children under the age of ten.

Stephen Gutierrez

'American Book Award' goes to Stephen Gutierrez for collection of Hispanic stories

September 21, 2010 5:00am

Stephen D. Gutierrez, professor of English and director of creative writing, has been awarded an “American Book Award” from the Before Columbus Foundation for his collection of short stories, “Live from Fresno y Los” (Bear Star Press, 2009). 


Hearst/CSU honors go to CSUEB grad student Qais Ahmadi

September 20, 2010 5:00am

Cal State East Bay graduate student Qais Ahmadi has received one of the highest forms of recognition for student accomplishment in the California State University system, the William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement.

woman singing

7th annual freshman year convocation Tuesday

September 17, 2010 4:10pm

The 2010-2011 freshman class members, along with their families, will be officially welcomed to Cal State East Bay Tuesday (Sept. 21) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dining Commons on the Hayward Campus. James Houpis, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, will address those in attendance on behalf of the university. All first-time freshmen are encouraged to attend.

Songs from Cal State East Bay summer hit show, "Haile!" will be performed during the evening program. In addition, a lot of useful information about Cal State East Bay and university life will be provided to those in attendance.

Two men singing.

Auditions underway for 2010-11 choral groups

September 17, 2010 3:30pm

Love to sing?

Ida Cotton and Sally Murphy

Ida Cotton ends academic career with new apartment

September 17, 2010 3:00pm

Ida Cotton made news earlier this summer when she graduated from Cal State East Bay with her MA in counseling and gerontology. But her story had a twist; Cotton had been living in campus housing for three years and needed a new home. With no family in the area and no money, she had no place to go.

intertribal group of people with African-American and Native American heritage (bt: bnaa.org)

National Pow Wow to be held at CSUEB

September 17, 2010 5:00am

A National Pow Wow honoring the "Red/Black Connection" will be held Sept 18 and 19 on the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus. Hosted by the Black Native American Association (BNAA), the meeting is designed to explore the connections - past, present and future - of Black Native Americans.

Marc Jacob

Theatre/Dance professor directs 'La Cage Aux Folles' in San Mateo, opening Sept. 16

September 15, 2010 12:00pm

Marc Jacobs, assistant professor of theatre and dance, is directing “La Cage Aux Folles” at Broadway by the Bay. The show opens Thursday, Sept. 16 and runs through Oct. 3 in the 1,600-seat theatre at 600 N. Delaware St., San Mateo.

CSUEB students and alumni in the garden outside Shakespeare's Birthplace, from left, Cheryle Honerlah, Roger Robinson, Sara Prince, Jan Brown, Dawn Williams, Chelia LaTour, Nancy Hird, Mary Ann Mackey, Sarah Vincent, Joe Loper, Jennifer Montes, and Don Kemp. (Photo: Tom Hird)

Theatre/Dance students, alumni, faculty return from Fringe Festival, UK travels

September 15, 2010 5:30am

Fifteen Theatre and Dance students, alumni and faculty have returned from Scotland where they performed Shakespeare’s, “The Tempest,” at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the two weeks of Aug. 9-21.  

Linda Foster Arden (by: Mechling Bookbindery)

CSUEB alumna recounts the Civil War through her great-great-grandparents

September 14, 2010 5:18am

Cal State East Bay alumna Linda Foster Arden published Letters from the Storm: The Intimate Civil War Letters of Lt. J.A.H. Foster, 155th Pennsylvania Volunteers (2010 Mechling Bookbindery) about her great-great grandparents, Mary Jane Strain and John Alexander Hastings Foster.

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Two jazz instructors release new CDs, one debuting at Yoshi's Friday!

September 13, 2010 4:30pm

Cal State East Bay Trombonist Doug Beavers will release his new CD, “Two Shades of Nude,” Friday, Sept. 17 at Yoshi’s in Oakland. The party will feature Cuban master drummer Dafnis Prieto.

Dawn Ellerbe

CSUEB assistant AD invited to facilitate at the 2010 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum

September 10, 2010 5:19am

Assistant Athletic Director Dawn Ellerbe has been invited to serve as a student leadership facilitator at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) this October. 

Linda Foster Arden (by: Ron Allen)

Pioneer volleyball player earns tournament MVP honors

September 9, 2010 6:30pm

Cal State East Bay women's volleyball player Lauren Massa took home Most Valuable Player honors at the Nanook Classic last week, hosted by the Univeristy of Alaska-Fairbanks on Sept. 3-4. The Pioneer volleyball team made the trip to the Land of the Midnight Sun to open the 2010 season and finished the week with an undefeated record.

Continuing ed flyer

*Today* Continuing Education Annual Open House - Sept 9

September 9, 2010 2:16pm

Come explore the many ways you can enrich your life, advance your career, or change professions with one of the 60+ Continuing Education certificate and degree programs offered by Cal State East Bay.

Farid Younos

Farid Younos to present paper on 'Official Islamophobia' at Islamic Justice & Peace Conference

September 9, 2010 10:00am

Farid Younos, lecturer in the departments of sociology and social services, and human development and women’s studies, has been invited to present a paper concerning “Official Islamophobia” at the Second Annual Islamic Leadership Justice and Peace Conference in Dublin, Ireland Sept. 28-30.

David Baggins and Joan Buchanan

California Politics: Making sense of ballot initiatives

September 8, 2010 5:37am

Join Cal State East Bay Professor of Political Science David Baggins and State Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) in a discussion about unprecedented problems facing California.

Active Creative Child (by: Holm Press)

CSUEB alumna publishes first book on parenting ADHD children

September 7, 2010 5:00am

Congrats to Cal State East Bay alumna Stephanie Vlahov for publishing her first book! The Active, Creative Child (2010 Holm Press) is a practical handbook for coping with highly inquisitive youngsters, establishing boundaries, encouraging creativity and avoiding labels. Vlahov explains how parents can cope with very active and creative children, whom educators often incorrectly label as suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Marissa Keltie

Alumna Marissa Keltie in September 'Theatre Bay Area Magazine'

September 3, 2010 12:00pm

Look for alumna Marissa Keltie, theatre and dance, 2004, in the “Keep an Eye On” section of the September issue of "Theatre Bay Area Magazine."

Keltie grew up in Fremont and graduated Cum Laude from CSUEB with an acting option.

Rhonda Johnson with student Viviana Rodriguez (by: nbcbayarea.com)

On the rise: students on food stamps

September 3, 2010 5:46am

CSUEB Director of Financial Aid Rhonda Johnson and student Viviana Rodriguez spoke to NBC Bay Area News anchor Chris Sanchez about the growing number of students on food stamps.

Man editing film on a computer.

'Eye on The Bay' profiles CSUEB team's '48-hour Film Project' effort

September 2, 2010 11:45am

Evan Donn, multimedia, 2002, and Dinah deSpenza, a second year multimedia graduate student, are featured on an “Eye on The Bay” profile of teams as they scrambled to compete in the annual San Francisco “48-hour Film Project.”

Jon Stewart

Writer JR Havlan '87 shares in "The Daily Show's" Emmy spotlight

September 2, 2010 5:45am

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart won the award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series at Sunday's Emmy Awards — and for us at Cal State East Bay that means congratulations to alumnus JR Havlan, a member of the show's crack writing staff.

This is the eighth consecutive win for the show itself. Havlan and the writers were nominated this year, too, but didn't win — but they took home Emmys in 2009, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, and 2001. Check the upcoming issue of Cal State East Bay Magazine for more about J.R. Havlan and a day in his life at The Daily Show.

Four people in front of a tree.

Multimedia students return from Yucatan peninsula with video, photos, interviews for thesis

September 1, 2010 1:40pm

Four multimedia graduate students have returned to campus with hours of video and hundred of images from Maya archaeological sites on the Yucatan peninsula. There, they gathered first-hand information for their group masters thesis, “Yaxche: The Tree of Life,” a multimedia game to be completed by June 2011.

Rosalind Franklin (by: wikipedia.com)

Why didn't DNA researchers Watson and Crick acknowledge the key contribution of a female scientist?

September 1, 2010 5:40am

Lynne Elkin, Cal State East Bay professor emerita biology, will present, “Rosalind Franklin: Discovering the Double Helix,” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) series on the Concord campus.

Katherine A. Briccetti

CSUEB grad writes powerful memoir about the search for family

August 31, 2010 5:00am

Cal State East Bay alumnus Katherine Briccetti published a coming-of-age (and a coming-out) story in her new memoir, Blood Strangers (Heydey Books 2010).

Diverse Top 100 Degree Producers logo

CSUEB one of the nation's Top 100 Diverse Colleges

August 30, 2010 5:00am

Cal State East Bay's multicultural learning experience was recognized in Diverse Issues in Higher Education's annual "Top 100" list, ranking colleges that confer the most degrees to students of color. Twelve other CSUs also appear on the national list, which is based on the total number of degrees awarded to minority students across all disciplines.

Brittney Salter

Then and now: CSUEB grad re-enacts her first day of school

August 27, 2010 5:00am

Seventeen years ago, a photographer from Stockton’s The Record captured Brittney Salter's first day of kindergarten at Brookside Elementary. The newspaper photo ran on the front page in Aug. 31, 1993 and depicted 5-year-old Salter crying as she leaned her head against her father and wrapped her right arm around his leg.

Kim Huggett

Huggett to head up Hayward Chamber of Commerce

August 26, 2010 2:00pm

Congratulations to longtime Cal State East Bay staff member Kim Huggett, who will begin a new chapter in his career when he takes over as president and CEO of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce Sept. 1.

FC Gold Pride logo

Go Pride! Women's soccer champions bring league final to Pioneer Stadium

August 26, 2010 8:00am

Congratulations to the FC Gold Pride, who clinched the Women's Professional Soccer league 2010 regular season championship this weekend with a record of 13 wins, 3 losses, and 4 ties.

Woman conducting tour of historic house.

Public history course, Hayward historical museum team on community projects

August 25, 2010 4:00pm

Someday, the research compiled by the Cal State East Bay Public History students may be available for all at a new Hayward Area Historical Society Museum on Foothill Boulevard.

Aline Soules (by: Lois Tema)

Librarian's research on e-books wins a prestigious Literati Network Award

August 25, 2010 5:00am

Emerald Group Publishing annually invites each of their 200 journals’ Editorial Teams to nominate what they believe has been that title's Outstanding Paper and up to three Highly Commended Papers from the previous 12 months.  Emerald is the world's leading publisher of management research, with a wide range of journals, serials, series and books.

sharpie pens

Sharpie Highlighters: College or Bust!

August 24, 2010 5:00am

Cal State East Bay will be one of 100 college campuses that Sharpie ambassadors will be visiting to help gear students up for the 2010 fall semester.  Sharpie reps will be handing out coupons and showing off their marker artistry at the Hayward campus bookstore on September 23 and 24.


Alternate routes to campus advised during Carlos Bee road work

August 20, 2010 4:15pm

With major road repair work started by the City of Hayward on Carlos Bee Boulevard – a main traffic artery leading to and from the campus of California State University, East Bay – the University is promoting two alternate routes for students, faculty and staff.

Oanh K. Tran

CSUEB professor authors chapter on promoting student resilience

August 20, 2010 5:00am

Oanh K. Tran, assistant professor of educational psychology, contributed a chapter, “Promoting Student Resilience: Strong Kids Social and Emotional Learning Curricula," to the newly published Handbook of Youth Prevention Science (2010 Routledge).

Pioneer newspaper goes to weekend Zucchini Festival

August 19, 2010 3:30pm

Look for students, alumni and staff of The Pioneer newspaper when you visit the Hayward Zucchini Festival from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 21-22. 

Scott Stine

How will an extreme drought financially impact the State of California?

August 19, 2010 5:00am

Water Resources Research journal published new research from Geography and Environmental Studies Professor Scott Stine.
David A. Sandberg

Psych professor publishes new research on posttraumatic stress

August 18, 2010 5:00am

The Journal of Trauma & Dissociation published new research from David A. Sandberg, professor of psychology.

Charles W. Baird

CATO Journal publishes new free market research by professor emeritus

August 17, 2010 5:00am

The CATO Journal published a new article, “Toward the Free-Market Union Law” from Charles W. Baird, professor emeritus of economics.

Tony Freccero

CSUEB grads run the "Best Camp in the Bay Area"

August 16, 2010 5:00am

Triple Threat Academy (TTA), co-founded by Cal State East Bay alumnus Tony Freccero '01, MS '07, has been awarded two gold medals from Bay Area Parent magazine for "Best Camp in the Bay Area" and "Best Theme Camp in the Bay Area" for 2010. TTA also won "Best Camp" in 2009.

Aster Tadesse

CSUEB grad named "Teacher of the Year" by Contra Costa County Office of Education

August 13, 2010 5:00am

Congratulations to Aster Tadesse!  Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) selected Tadesse as their 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year (TOY).  She earned her teaching credential from Cal State East Bay.

William Alnor

Did an evangelical radio talk show host plagiarize text from an NBA Hall of Fame player?

August 12, 2010 5:00am

William Alnor, assistant professor of communication, had new research accepted for presentation at the 2010 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Denver, August 4-7.  His paper, “An Inquiry into the Alleged Plagiarism of a Former NBA All-Star,” was reviewed by the Religion and Media Interest Group.

Jeremy Reimer

CSUEB's ARAMARK chef wins bronze in national culinary competition

August 11, 2010 5:00am

Congrats to Jeremy Reimer, ARAMARK chef at Cal State East Bay, who took home the bronze in the 2010 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.

Dianne Rush Woods

Dianne Rush Woods first African American woman at helm of academic senate

August 10, 2010 11:30am

Dianne Rush Woods, the University’s first African American woman to head the academic senate, enters her first elected one-year term as chair when fall quarter begins Sept. 20.

Craig Nathanson

Finding your right work is as easy as browsing a bookstore

August 10, 2010 5:00am

Craig Nathanson, faculty member in the Cal State East Bay Human Resource Management certificate program, spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California on “Finding the Right Work.”

Mohammad “Mo” Qayoumi

President Qayoumi comments on Afghanistan tragedy

August 9, 2010 5:43pm

Cal State East Bay President Mohammad “Mo” Qayoumi spoke to KGO-TV (ABC7) News reporter Tomas Roman about the ten members of the Christian medical team recently killed by the Taliban outside Kabul.

Chantel Johnson

Chantel Johnson on KQED 'California Report' advocating foster care extension

August 9, 2010 11:30am

Chantel Johnson ’07 (Sociology and Social Services) is featured on a KQED Radio “California Report” story on Assembly Bill 12 that would extend state foster care services three years to age 21.

Brittany Hogan

CSUEB English grad Brittany Hogan launches new arts marketing company

August 9, 2010 5:00am

CSUEB English alumna Brittany Hogan and partner John Clevenger launched their new arts marketing company, Integrated Arts Marketing (iam), in San Francisco. Iam will provide a broad range of traditional and new marketing services for artists, theatre companies, and arts organizations.

Frank Beede

'NFL Teacher of the Year' Frank Beede earned teaching credential at CSUEB

August 6, 2010 5:53am

Former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman and Cal State East Bay alumnus Frank Beede has been named the 2010 NFL Teacher of the Year. The award recognizes a former NFL player who is now working professionally as a teacher.

Aline Soules (by: Lois Tema)

CSUEB librarian gains recognition for her poetry

August 5, 2010 5:00am

Evening Sun by Librarian Aline Soules was selected as a finalist in the 2010 Chapbook Contest sponsored by the literary magazine, qarrtsiluni. Noted author Ken Lamberton served as the final judge. Soules’ bio and her poem will be posted to the qarrtsiluni Web site in August.

From left to right,  Lynn Van Hofwegan, Roberta Durham, Barbara Maertz, and Elaine Shingleton

CSUEB Nursing faculty do their part to improve patient safety and outcomes

August 4, 2010 5:00am

Nursing faculty Roberta Durham, Barbara Maertz, Elaine Shingleton, and Lynn Van Hofwegan attended the 2010 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Forum in Palo Alto, CA. The conference focused on educating faculty leaders to improve quality and safety education through exposure to innovations in curricular design and teaching strategies.

Sept 1 deadline for new CSUEB part-time MSW program

August 3, 2010 4:00pm

Cal State East Bay's Department of Social Work is pleased to announce a new, three-year part-time Master of Social Work (MSW) Program designed for working human services professionals interested in earning an MSW degree.

Jeannine Anderson

Halie! discussed on SF blog radio program

August 3, 2010 11:00am

"Halie! A Celebration: The Life and Legacy of Mahalia Jackson," ended a fabulous run at Cal State East Bay earlier this week.  Before the final show, Halie! was a topic of discussion on the "Wanda Picks" blog radio program. The show is hosted by Wanda Sabir, Arts Editor for San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper.

The book’s forty chapters cover

Professor's new book on display at Pioneer bookstore

August 3, 2010 5:00am

Check out the new book, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (2010 Linton Atlantic Books), on display in the Pioneer bookstore.  Chris Kitting, professor of biological sciences, contributed chapter 10 and the color images on the cover. The book explores the impact and related policy implications of climate change on the planet. Kitting's chapter is titled “Broadening Education Toward Environmental Restoration, as Short-Term and Cost-Effective Long-Term Solutions to Global Climate Disruption”.

William L. "Willie" McDonald

CSUEB grad Willie McDonald starts new role as San Jose fire chief

August 2, 2010 5:00am

San Jose residents can rest easy knowing that Cal State East Bay alumnus William L. "Willie" McDonald has been selected as their new fire chief.  He earned his master's in business administration from Cal State East Bay.

Daniel Martin

Are employee satisfaction surveys a waste of time?

July 30, 2010 5:00am

CVENT reporter CM Arnold interviewed Assistant Management Professor Daniel Martin for in her article, “Are Employee Satisfaction Surveys Worth Taking?”

Farid Younos

KCBS interviews CSUEB lecturer about Afghanistan peace plan

July 29, 2010 6:00pm

KCBS anchor Patti Reising interviewed Cal State East Bay Lecturer Farid Younos after he presented his plan for achieving Afghan peace and diplomatic conflict resolution to members of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

Three men dancing.

Alumni, students, staff and faculty present original show at NYC arts center

July 29, 2010 3:00pm

Dana DeGuzman, a senior in music, Keith Penney, ‘10, physics, Stacz Sadowski, ‘92 theatre and dance, and staff member Matt Payne will be part of the Dandelion Dancetheater troop in residence Aug. 23-Sept. 8 at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City.

Craig Marker, Melissa Hillman

Two theatre-dance alumni featured in current TBA magazine

July 29, 2010 12:00pm

Theatre and Dance alumni Melissa Hillman, ’90, and Craig Marker, ’02, are both featured in the current Theatre Bay Area Magazine.

Jenny O

Using imagery to enhance athletic performance

July 29, 2010 5:00am

Kinesiology Lecturer Jenny O kept busy in June with two presentations at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) conference in Tucson, Arizona.


Recycle your trash and trash your recyclables with new, more efficient waste collection

July 28, 2010 5:00pm

Sorting recycling will soon be a thing of the past for CSUEB, thanks to "single stream" waste management processes. In a recent message to the campus community, Facilities Management announced that a transition to new waste collection methods is underway. The goal — reducing the amount of campus waste that goes into landfills.

Emily Wagner

Pleasanton names CSUEB grad Emily Wagner as its new finance director

July 28, 2010 5:00am

Congrats to Emily Wagner who has been named the City of Pleasanton’s finance director. She earned her master's degree in finance from Cal State East Bay and also taught public finance and governmental accounting in the school's Masters in Public Administration program.

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Take a bite out of crime on August 3

July 27, 2010 5:00am

In the spirit of participating in the nationwide annual National Night Out (NNO) event, Cal State East Bay will be hosting National Day Out 2010 on Tuesday, August 3 at the Agora stage from 1:30-3:30pm. The program is designed to strengthen the campus and police partnership and heighten crime prevention awareness in any situation or location.

Pio Pico event flyer

CSUEB professor and "Pio Pico" inaugurate new historical park

July 27, 2010 5:00am

Carlos Salomon, assistant professor of ethnic studies and director of the Latin American Studies program, will inaugurate the new community center at the Peralta Hacienda historical park on July 31 from 6pm-8pm with a lecture, book signing, and dinner celebrating his new book, “Pio Pico: The Last Governor of Mexican California” (2010 University of Oklahoma Press).

Benjamin Bowser

CSUEB professor explains why Oakland is epicenter of the marijuana movement

July 26, 2010 5:00pm

KCBS news reporter Rebecca Corral spoke to Benjamin Bowser, chair of the sociology and social services department, for her story, “Oakland to Vote on Marijuana Farms.”   The July 20 interview took place hours before the Oakland City Council voted in favor of licensing up to four large scale, indoor marijuana farms.

Vidal Ramirez

Today an orientation video; tomorrow a blockbuster hit?

July 26, 2010 5:00am

Mass communication major Vidal Ramirez directed, edited and presented a new video capturing the highlights from the Cal State East Bay orientation session held on July 16.

Diana Wakimoto

CSUEB librarian reminds colleagues to rely on evidence, not anecdotes

July 23, 2010 5:00am

Online Literacy Librarian and Archivist Diana Wakimoto co-presented a session titled, “Question, Find, Evaluate, Apply: Translating Evidence Based Practice to Information Literacy Instruction,” with Megan Oakleaf, Syracuse University, at the annual American Library Association (ALA) conference in Washington D.C.  Their presentation was featured in Cognotes, the daily conference newsletter.

Celeste Atlus

'95 alumna incorporates alma mater into marketing and recruitment story

July 22, 2010 11:00am

Celeste Atlus, ’95 Mass Communication, has come full circle. Now, as owner of her namesake communication company, she is seeking input from her alma mater for a story she is writing for “Military Advanced Education” about marketing and recruitment of students by colleges and universities, particularly concerning theory, practices, financial aid, and ethics.

Aline Soules (by: Lois Tema)

CSUEB librarian reviews new research with ALA peers

July 22, 2010 5:00am

Librarian Aline Soules presented her latest pilot research at the 2010 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.  In a session titled, “Emerging Research in Collection Management & Development”, Soules presented her paper, “A Comparison of Biographical Information in Commercial Literary Databases and on the Open Web.” The forum’s focus was to provide authors the opportunity to present research and receive feedback as they prepare manuscripts for publication.

Head shot of Scott Chambliss

'85 grad does production design for Angelina Jolie film, 'Salt'

July 21, 2010 4:00pm

Watch for ’85 theatre and dance alumni Scott Chambliss’ name in the credits as production designer when you catch Angelina Jolie’s latest film, “Salt,” opening Friday!

CSUEB's Mary D'Alleva to speak on 'service-learning' July 26 at Hayward City Hall

July 21, 2010 1:00pm

The Community Services Division of Hayward City Hall is hosting a professional development session for local nonprofit agencies Monday, July 26. Mary D'Alleva, director of Cal State East Bay's Service Learning program, will open the event and speak about service learning at about 8:30 a.m.

According to D'Alleva, service learning is a teaching method that combines service to the community with classroom curriculum. The CSUEB Service Learning program provides a hands-on approach for students to master subject materials while fostering civic responsibility.

Chris Kitting (wearing a CSUEB scarf) with some of his 400+ lbs of equipment in the sub-freezing dawn  (by: Chris Kitting)

Biology Professor Kitting leads team on second NASA mission

July 21, 2010 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Professor Chris Kitting lead an international team of scientists from five countries on a NASA ground mission with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in June 2010. The team analyzed the unusually fast reentry of the unmanned spacecraft, Hayabusa, over the Australian Outback (view NASA video). 

Paul Staudohar

Emeritus business professor comments on the record price paid for the Warriors

July 20, 2010 5:00am

KTVU reporter Rita Williams interviewed Paul Staudohar, emeritus business professor at Cal State East Bay, for a segment titled, “New Owners Purchase Golden State Warriors for Record Price.”

Jeannine Anderson

'Halie!' opening benefits African American Faculty/Staff Assoc. scholarships, musical theatre program

July 19, 2010 5:00pm

Donations at the July 29 opening night performance of “Halie!,” a tribute to gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, will go to the campus African American Faculty and Staff Association Scholarship Program, and the Musical Theatre Program.

Farid Younos

Farid Younos to present Afghan plan for peace to U.S. House of Representatives

July 19, 2010 4:00pm

Farid Younos, lecturer in such subjects as sociology and social services, and human development and women’s studies, as well as a television host and commentator, will present his plan for achieving Afghan peace and diplomatic conflict resolution to members of the U.S. House of Representatives July 28 in Washington, D.C. 

'The Tempest' promo art

'The Tempest' opens Friday, for one weekend only before heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

July 19, 2010 2:30pm

"How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in't!"

Penny McCullagh

Modeling should be a key sport psychology tool thanks to improved video technology

July 19, 2010 5:00am

Penny McCullagh, professor and chair of the kinesiology department, will present her new research, “Using Modeling to Enhance Physical and Psychological Skills,” at the Sport Psychology and Sports Sciences (SPASS) Conference in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy in September 2010.

Benjamin Bowser

Drug Treatment clients have higher drug use than their community peers

July 16, 2010 5:00am

Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse published new research from Benjamin Bowser, chair of the sociology and social services department.

April Rodriguez with Bruce Vilanch at the RAEF benefit concert.

Theatre alum-assistant works AIDS benefit, meets stars

July 15, 2010 4:45pm

April Rodriguez, ’05 BA Theatre and Dance, and instructional support assistant for the department, was the audio engineer for The Richmond/Ermet Aids Foundation One Night Only Cabaret July 12 at Club Fugazi in San Francisco.

Assistant Management Professor Daniel Martin

People dislike peer evaluations for a good reason, says management professor

July 15, 2010 5:00am

CVENT reporter CM Arnold quoted Assistant Management Professor Daniel Martin in her article, “The Perils of Peer Evaluations.”   

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CSUEB participates on Oracle HR and business technology panel

July 14, 2010 11:29am

Carrie Medders, director of administrative applications, will participate in the July 15 webinar, “Putting the User First - How Technology Is Changing the Way Talent Does Business” sponsored by Oracle and Human Capital Institute (HCI).

Examining the benefits of unemployment insurance in today's economic climate

July 14, 2010 5:00am

John Kilgour, CSUEB professor emeritus of business, has new research, “Unemployment Insurance in the 21st Century,” published in Compensation & Benefits Review.

LaTonya Lawson

Way to go LaTonya Lawson!

July 12, 2010 3:30pm

LaTonya S. Lawson, BA in Communication in 1981, has been named Director of Client Services of AMF Media Group, a public relations and communications firm in San Ramon. She is responsible for managing creative direction and strategic development. 

woman singing

A win-win for theater patrons, Alameda County Community Food Bank!

July 12, 2010 2:30pm

Enjoy the world premier musical, "Halie!," based on the life of gospel legend Mahalia Jackson, and bring non-perishable food items for the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Diedre Badejo

Badejo contributes article to new Encyclopedia of African Thought

July 12, 2010 5:00am

Research from Diedre Badejo, professor of English and former Dean of College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, is included in the new Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (2010 Oxford University Press). The encyclopedia is a two volume set with 1,200+ pages covering major topics involved in the development of African Thought, including historical figures and important social movements.

Rita Liberti

1960 Rome Olympics: when athletes were hot pawns in the Cold War

July 9, 2010 5:36am

Professor of Kinesiology Rita Liberti has been selected as one of 12 speakers accepted from around the world to present at the Society of Fellows American Academy in Rome from 30 September-2 October 2010. This event will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1960 Rome Summer Olympics.

Bijan Gillani

Don't build an e-learning site based on cost or difficulty, says CSUEB professor

July 8, 2010 5:46am

Bijan Gillani, professor of teacher education, contributed an article to the 7th volume of Information in Motion: the Journal Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology (2010 Informing Science Press).  All the articles included in this publication provide insight into information technology and cover research in IT Education, such as curriculum and techniques for teaching IT.

Adrian Stoian

What would have happened had the federal government never adopted Social Security?

July 7, 2010 5:14am

Explorations in Economic History published a paper co-authored by Assistant Economics Professor Adrian Stoian titled, “Welfare spending and mortality rates for the elderly before the Social, with Security era”. He examined the impact of the old-age assistance state programs on elderly mortality rates during the period from 1929 through 1938 before the first OASI (Social Security) payments were issued.

Yi Jiang

Is family ownership good for large companies?

July 6, 2010 5:30am

Assistant Management Professor Yi Jiang co-authored a paper on family ownership in large companies with Mike Peng, the Provost's Distinguished Professor of Global Strategy at the University of Texas at Dallas, School of Management.  Their research, “Institutions Behind Family Ownership and Control in Large Firms”, was published in the Journal of Management Studies.

Ida Cotton by: Barry Zepel

Senior graduate Ida Cotton to appear on "Bay Area People"

July 2, 2010 3:00pm

Recent Cal State East Bay graduate Ida Cotton will appear on the local TV program, “Bay Area People”, this weekend.  85-year-old Cotton will be joined by Hazel Soares who just earned a BA in Art History from Mills College at the age of 95. KTVU's Rosy Chu hosts the weekend show.

A row of expressive hands on a wall.

Art Alum Misty Gamble shows at Florida gallery

July 2, 2010 5:00am

“Tan Hands,” a ceramic and resin piece by Misty Gamble, ’04 BA Studio Art, will be in the exhibition, “Undressing the Feminine,” at the Mindy Solomon Gallery July 3-Aug. 14 in St. Petersburg, FL

NSF grant brings cutting edge research equipment to campus thanks to stimulus funding

July 1, 2010 8:00am

Cal State East Bay's physics and chemistry labs got a boost earlier this year from the National Science Foundation and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — more commonly known as the federal economic stimulus bill.

Craig Collins

CSUEB professor says to watch out for the "methane monster"

July 1, 2010 5:43am

In his recent truthout.com article, “BP's Methane Monster: From the Gulf to the Globe,” Cal State East Bay Political Science Lecturer Craig Collins wrote, “…methane may prove to be the most deadly of all greenhouse gases.”

Grant Bergland

English MA grad headed to Columbia on full ride

July 1, 2010 1:00am

Grant Bergland, MA English ‘10, has won the Columbia University Provost Fund fellowship to their Master of Fine Arts, Fiction Program. The award amounts to $80,000 over two years.

Bergland, of Walnut Creek, will begin his studies in September.

Michael Bernick (courtesy Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP)

Trustee Michael Bernick talks unemployment on KQED radio

June 30, 2010 2:45pm

Michael Bernick, a trustee of the Cal State East Bay Educational Foundation, was a guest on KQED Radio's "Forum" program this morning to discuss long-term jobless benefits and unemployment issues.

Composer Felix Mendelssohn.

'Mozart of the 19th Century' topic of next OLLI lecture in Concord

June 30, 2010 12:00pm

"The Mozart of the 19th Century." 

Whether or not the title quite fits, Felix Mendelssohn was one of the greatest composers of classical music's Romantic period. 

Melissa Michelson

Hefty November ballot may turn off some California voters

June 30, 2010 5:33am

San Jose Mercury News reporter Denis C. Theriault spoke to Assistant Professor of Political Science Melissa Michelson for his article, “November ballot initiatives shaping up as battle for California's future”.

UAE women learn diversity through campus, Bay Area experiences

June 29, 2010 4:30pm

Six female students and alumni of the United Arab Emirates University in Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi, are here through July 2 “Living and Learning in a Diverse Society.” 

 Daniel Martin

The millennials are coming... will the workplace really change?

June 29, 2010 5:29am

WorkWise columnist Mildred Culp recently wrote an article about the possible impact the millenials (Gen Y) may have on the future workplace. Citing a research report, “What Your Company Will Look Like When Millennials Call the Shots,” Culp wrote, “Believe what you read and you might think that this group has a professional version of ADHD…To retain Gen Y, you must offer 'an environment that continually keeps them stimulated and engaged,' the report says. Take this need seriously by realizing that they need not just creative projects, but a workplace filled with colleagues who are lively and active in their work -- not those who hit 40, 45 or 50 and decide to slow down.”

Composer Dan Plonsey and CSUEB alumni Amy LaFaille.

Students, alumni, faculty create Jewish Music Festival piece

June 28, 2010 2:30pm

Theatre and dance students will be among those performing “Dan Plonsey’s Bar Mitzvah” in the 25th Jewish Music Festival at the Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco. The show previews at 7 p.m. July 8 with an introduction and post-performance discussion led by dance pioneer Anna Halprin; the premier performances will be at 1 and 4 p.m. July 11, all at 736 Mission St., San Francisco.

Yi He

Global retailers need to be sensitive to consumer culture

June 25, 2010 5:55am

The Journal of Business Research published research by Assistant Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship Yi He on the international marketplace.

Patricia Jennings

Does religion play a role for infertile women?

June 24, 2010 5:55am

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Services Patricia Jennings had research published in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography on the role religion played with infertile women in achieving their reproductive goals.

SF Bay Area Chamber Choir, conducted by David Stein

Professor emeritus, students, alumni take concerts to Turkey

June 23, 2010 10:30am

The San Francisco Bay Area Chamber Choir, conducted by Professor Emeritus David Stein, leaves June 24 for a 12-day concert tour to Turkey.

Shirley Yap

Differential equations are not just a bag of tricks says math professor

June 23, 2010 5:55am

Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science Shirley Yap contributed an article to Mathematics magazine on a computational method first introduced by Norwegian mathematician Sophus Lie.

In her article titled, “Differential Equations—Not Just a Bag of Tricks!” Yap writes, “Differential equations often seem like a hodgepodge of techniques designed to solve very specific equations. There is, however, a unifying theme for many of those techniques, which is to find the right coordinate system with which to express the equation. In the mid-nineteenth century, Sophus Lie discovered how to unify and extend many of the techniques that existed at his time by using the symmetries of differential equations to find good coordinate systems.”

crowd of more than 3,500 fans watching the FC Gold Pride

Pioneer Stadium's debut as home for pro soccer team a success

June 22, 2010 3:15pm

The evening was a complete success for the FC Gold Pride, the Bay Area's team in the Women's Professional Soccer League, as it made its home debut in Cal State East Bay's newly-renovated Pioneer Stadium June 19. The Pride won its game against the Boston Breakers 1-0 before an estimated crowd of more than 3,500 enthusiastic fans.

From left to right, Lynn Comerford and Patricia Drew

CSUEB professors contribute to first ever Motherhood encyclopedia

June 22, 2010 5:55am

Lynn Comerford and Patricia Drew, both assistant professors of human development, contributed to the first ever book on the topic, Encyclopedia of Motherhood. The three volume set is a compilation of over 700 scholarly articles published on almost every motherhood theme imaginable.

Jack Acosta accepts honorary doctoral degree at CBE ceremony June 12. (By: Scott Chernis)

A humble Jack Acosta accepts honorary doctorate from CSUEB

June 21, 2010 3:10pm

It was a "deeply grateful" Jack Acosta who accepted an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Cal State East Bay during commencement ceremonies for the university's College of Business and Economics June 12. Acosta is a longtime Bay Area businessman and philanthropist who has been a major supporter of higher education, especially Cal State East Bay, and is a member of the university's educational foundation board of trustees.

cells by: Science Direct

Can drugs for human patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma also treat dogs?

June 21, 2010 5:58am

Chemistry Lecturer Monique Cosman Balhorn had research accepted for publication by the Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology journal.

Journal of Luminescence

New compound shows highly selective response to copper ions

June 18, 2010 5:55am

Researcher Zhi-Ji Cao, affiliated with the department of mathematics and computer science at Cal State East Bay, recently had his paper, "Interaction between 1-[p-(dimethylamino) benzoyl]-4′-phenyl-semicarbazide and Cu2+" , accepted for publication by the  Journal of Luminescence.

Book cover

CSUEB professors author new statistics book

June 17, 2010 5:55am

Chair and Professor of Statistics and Biostatistics Eric A. Suess and Bruce E. Trumbo, professor emeritus of statistics and mathematics, had a new book published, Introduction to Probability Simulation and Gibbs Sampling with R (Springer).
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CSUEB President Mo Qayoumi to be interviewed by NPR's Morning Edition

June 16, 2010 5:58pm

Nearly 14 million Morning Edition listeners will hear CSUEB President Mo Qayoumi when he is interviewed about “Once Upon a Time in Afghanistan”; a photo essay Qayoumi first contributed to Foreign Policy magazine.

News Anchor Ann Curry by: Frederick M. Brown

NBC Anchor Ann Curry tweets CSUEB President Qayoumi's article to her 1M followers!

June 16, 2010 3:23pm

Today Show News Anchor and Dateline Co-Anchor Ann Curry tweeted about “Once Upon a Time in Afghanistan,” which President Mo Qayoumi contributed to Foreign Policy magazine.  Curry described Qayoumi’s photo essay as “eye opening photos”.  The tweet also appeared on Curry’s Facebook page.

Head shot of Wong-Kim.

Wong-Kim co-chairs SF conference on minorities, medical underserved & cancer

June 16, 2010 3:15pm

Evaon C. Wong-Kim, professor of social work, is co-chairing the conference, “Regional Symposium on Minorities, the Medical Underserved, & Cancer” in San Francisco June 30-July 1.

Journal of Molecular Evolution cover

New research on molecular evolution

June 16, 2010 5:55am

Biological Sciences Lecturer and adjunct faculty in the Pre-Health Sciences Professional Certificate Program Robert Wisotzkey had new research published in Journal of Molecular Evolution.

Open House for new CSUEB part-time MSW program

June 15, 2010 11:30am

A new three-year part-time Master of Social Work (MSW) program is currently accepting applications for fall 2010. This program is for students interested in specializing in community mental health across the lifespan. Community mental health social workers provide individual, family, and group services to children, youth, adults, and older adults in a variety of settings. These settings can include schools, mental health clinics, homeless shelters, youth centers, hospitals, jails and prisons, and community-based organizations.

Amy June Rowley

A professor's personal perspective on the Supreme Court

June 15, 2010 8:00am

Assistant Professor Amy June Rowley will deliver the Ralph E. Julnes Memorial Keynote Address at the 27th Pacific Northwest Institute on Special Education and the Law on October 20th.

CSUEB professors win Seed Grants for worm and slug research

June 14, 2010 11:45am

The California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) awarded Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Seed Grants program (Seed Grants) to Maria Gallegos and James Murray, both assistant professors of biological sciences.

CSUEB statistics professor included in NY Times story on Wal-Mart lawsuit

June 14, 2010 5:55am

Professor Emeritus of Statistics Richard Drogin and his work on the biggest sex discrimination lawsuit in United States history was referenced in a New York Times article.

ASI Student Government logo

ASI announces 2010-11 student government

June 11, 2010 11:00am

After an unprecedented runoff election, the Associated Students Inc student government for the next academic year has been finalized. Winners were announced Thursday June 10.

Craig Collins

Has the Endangered Species Act reduced the rate of extinction?

June 11, 2010 8:00am

Craig Collins, political science lecturer and author of Toxic Loopholes: Failures and Future prospects of Environmental Law, recently contributed his analysis of the Endangered Species Act in the Berkeley Daily Planet where it appeared as a page one story.

CSUEB student Ida Cotton (By: Barry Zepel)

85-year-old Cal State East Bay student Ida Cotton earns master's degree

June 10, 2010 10:00am

CBS 5 (KPIX-TV) reporter John Ramos visited the Cal State East Bay campus June 9 to meet 85-year old Ida Cotton.

David Baggins, professor of political science

CA has the easiest ballot initiative process in the nation

June 10, 2010 5:55am

When Contra Costa Times columnist Tom Barnidge decided to tackle the topic of ballot initiatives, he made sure to contact David Baggins, professor of political science.

baseball player Devin Grigg

Pioneer baseball player takes first step into professional ranks

June 9, 2010 12:00pm

Cal State East Bay baseball player Devin Grigg has been selected in the 17th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Minnesota Twins. Grigg, a second-team All-CCAA selection as a senior in 2010, was the 525th overall pick and the Pioneers' first draftee since Ray Stokes in 2006.

The Alameda native started all but two games for East Bay this season, seeing most of his action in centerfield, while also serving as the Pioneers' top closer. Grigg hit .289 on the year, finishing the season with 43 runs and 33 runs batted in, good for second and third on the squad, respectively. On the mound, he made 14 appearances, posting a 2.89 ERA while going 5-1 and collecting a team-high five saves.

James Meakim

English awards first Staniforth scholarship to senior James Meakim

June 9, 2010 11:00am

James Meakim, a senior in English with a concentration in British and American literature, is the recipient of the first Gwendolyn Staniforth Undergraduate Literary Scholarship Award from the Department of English.

Marcelline Krafchick

CSUEB professor emerita writes missing mythology book

June 9, 2010 5:55am

It was the lack of a short, concise mythology book that led Professor Emerita of English Marcelline Krafchick to write her newly published fourth book, How Belief Stories Matter: An Approach to Myth (Regent Press). “I taught mythology for 30 years and wished the entire time that I had a short book to accompany the course,” said Krafchick. When she retired from Cal State East Bay in 1997, she promised her colleagues that she would one day make their lives easier by writing that missing book.  Krafchick had retained all her class notes and with her 30 years of classroom experience teaching mythology, she just decided one day to start writing.

Stephen Shmanske

NY Times quotes research from two CSUEB business professors

June 8, 2010 5:00am

Research from Cal State East Bay Business Professors Stephen Shmanske and Franklin Lowenthal was recently quoted in a New York Times baseball sports blog written by Sean Forman.

Prison, immigration and railway economics experts at the CSUEB economics workshop

June 7, 2010 11:55am

The Department of Economics holds a weekly economics research workshop that provides a forum for presenting and debating faculty research. Organizers invite U.S. and international specialists to discuss their research and published work at the Wednesday Economic Seminars. Once per month the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies co-hosts the event and invites a nationally renowned speaker. Seminars are held from 2 to 3:50 p.m. in VBT 126, unless otherwise noted. Admission is free. Below is the schedule for the remaining seminars for spring quarter:

Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy cover

New bicyclopentane research from CSUEB chemistry professor

June 7, 2010 5:00am

Assistant Professor Department Chemistry/Biochemistry Tony Masiello had a new article accepted for publication in the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy.

Annual Heritage Society event lauds donors, recognizes importance of planned giving

June 4, 2010 4:15pm

Last week the University honored the members of the Heritage Society, an honorary group of donors who have included the University in their estate plans with planned gifts. The annual event, usually an outdoor tea hosted by the president, was held indoors this year during unseasonable spring rains.

Rob Mayeda

NBC weatherman teaches classes at CSUEB

June 4, 2010 5:55am

Who better to teach about Bay Area weather than a local weatherman? NBC Meteorologist Rob Mayeda is moonlighting from his day job at KNTV to teach two classes this quarter at Cal State East Bay: "Natural Disasters" and "Weather and the Atmosphere."

Lou and Kristi Miramontes at their home in the Tassajara Valley north of Pleasanton. by: Stephanie Secrest

Alumnus Lou Miramontes establishes new business scholarship

June 4, 2010 5:00am

Cal State East Bay’s Alumnus Lou Miramontes established a new business scholarship and leads the way for the University’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Jaideep Singh speaks to Cal State East Bay audience.

Sikh-Punjabi Chair brings diversity issues to New Zealand conference

June 3, 2010 2:30pm

Jaideep Singh, Sabharwal Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies and assistant professor of ethnic studies, is in New Zealand to deliver the keynote address at the June 5-6 “1st Sikh Conference” on multiple identities, individual rights, and collective future.

Hilary Strain

Glasow fellowship goes to Hilary Strain for music composition study

June 3, 2010 10:00am

Post-baccalaureate student Hilary Strain is the 2010 recipient of the Music Department’s Glenn Glasow Graduate Fellowship in Composition. Strain will use the fellowship next academic year as she pursues her master’s degree in music composition.

Mo Qayoumi (by: Sam Willard)

President's Message: New ideas about sustainability take root at CSUEB

June 3, 2010 5:00am

Cal State East Bay’s President Mohammad “Mo” Qayoumi shares his ideas about sustainability in the spring issue of Cal State East Bay Magazine. At CSUEB, the quest for solutions to critical societal needs has begun, as students, faculty, staff, and alumni together seek answers to one of today’s most critical and vexing conundrums: What is sustainable?

Julia Norton (by: Barry Zepel)

Julia Norton to receive award from international math institute

June 2, 2010 6:00pm

Julia A. Norton, professor emerita in the Department of Statistics and Biostatistics at California State University, East Bay, will be presented with the 2010 Carver Medal from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics Aug. 10 at that organization’s annual meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Record voting and participation leads to runoff elections for 13 ASI student government positions

June 2, 2010 3:00pm

This year's election for Associated Students Inc. student government positions generated unprecedented student participation as well as a huge voter turnout - so huge, in fact, that ASI must hold runoff elections for 13 of the 18 positions to determine next year's officers.

Kabul University In the 1950s and '60s

Photo essay from President Qayoumi: once upon a time in Afghanistan

June 2, 2010 1:25pm

Cal State East Bay President Mohammad Qayoumi contributed a photo essay to Foreign Policy magazine depicting the Afghanistan of his youth, “Once Upon a Time in Afghanistan...Record stores, Mad Men furniture, and pencil skirts -- when Kabul had rock 'n' roll, not rockets.”


Less than two weeks left to see model train exhibition

June 2, 2010 11:00am

"All Aboard! The Impact of Trains on American Culture," at the C.E. Smith Museum of Anthropology wraps up June 11.

A group of people on a scenic background

CSUEB professors help Kenyan tourism college set up e-learning program

June 2, 2010 5:00am

Three Cal State East Bay faculty members, Melany Spielman, Richard Makopondo, and Bijan Gillani, are lending their hospitality and e-learning expertise to colleagues at Utalii College in Kenya to help improve tourism workers’ skills.

A major in the U.S. Army, Mindy Kimball recently completed a one-year tour of duty in Iraq. By: Mindy Kimball

CSUEB alumna becoming mini-celebrity as a climate change activist

June 1, 2010 5:00am

Mindy Kimball ’05 earned a master’s degree in geology at California State University, East Bay. Her studies at the University helped convince her that global warming presents a real peril.

Michael Moon

'Making Sense of Common Sense' takes writing honors

May 28, 2010 11:00am

Congratulations to Michael Moon, assistant professor of Public Affairs and Administration, for having his paper chosen as a Highly Commended Award Winner by the Emerald Group Publishing Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2010. In “Making Sense of Common Sense for Change Management Buy-In,” published in “Management Decision,” Moon finds that common sense can become an issue when we ignore it. 

Elysse Grossi '08

CSUEB student takes green steps toward sustainability

May 28, 2010 5:00am

Student environmentalist Elysse Grossi '08 is one of a growing number of Cal State East Bay students working to put the environment at the top of University priorities through club events, academic pursuits, and student leadership activities.

Pioneer student-athletes assemble care packages for patients at Children's Hospital in Oakland. (by: Dawn Ellerbe)

Pioneer student-athletes take time out to make a difference for local kids

May 27, 2010 5:00pm

After a successful first year competing at the NCAA Division II level, Cal State East Bay's student-athletes took some time to give back to the community this May. The Pioneer Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) gathered on May 12 to assemble care packages for patients at the Children's Hospital in Oakland. SAAC from each of the Pioneer sports collected money from their teammates to buy coloring books, crayons, stickers, puzzles and other activities for the care packages. The event offered student-athletes a chance to take time out of their busy shedules to make a difference for the many children being treated at Children's.

CSUEB students Trevor Billings, from left, and Keith Penney work in the lab alongside Assistant Professor Erik Helgren

Shedding new light on solar cells

May 27, 2010 5:00am

One physics faculty member’s efforts to engineer a more efficient solar energy cell are also creating well-prepared future scientists among students at Cal State East Bay.

A print of "Dunes, Oceano, California"

CSUEB library treasure hunt turns up Ansel Adams prints

May 26, 2010 5:00am

After arriving at Cal State East Bay in fall 2008 to assume the job of University librarian, Linda Dobb set out to explore the treasures held in the library’s special collections. Among letters by 20th-century newspaper columnist H.L. Mencken, samples of Beat poetry, a set of 1865 Horatio Alger novels, and a Latin mass from the 1490s, she also found unexpected gems touched by Ansel Adams’ own hand.

Jennifer Wolch

Dean of Green: new dean of UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design is CSUEB grad

May 25, 2010 5:00am

Jennifer Wolch ’75, ’76, an urban planning scholar and advocate for sustainable urbanism, in July became dean of the College of Environmental Design at University of California, Berkeley. It is considered one of the most important and influential integrated architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning schools in the nation.


Noyce Scholars Host Diversity in Teaching Workshop

May 24, 2010 6:05pm

More than 45 faculty members, administrators and future teachers from four community colleges in Cal State East Bay’s service area participated in the Noyce Scholars second annual Diversity in Teaching Workshop on CSUEB’s Hayward Campus April 24.

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Article on CSUEB student texting goes viral

May 24, 2010 11:45am

Contra Costa Times reporter Matt Krupnick included Cal State East Bay Professor Sally Murphy and Instructor Alejo Enriquez in his article, "Professors not ROTFL at students' text language."  The article first appeared April 12 for East Bay audiences but has since gone viral via the McClatchy/Tribune News Service.  The story has now appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, Fox 8 News Cleveland, and Indiana’s WTTV Channel 4!

Karina Garbesi (by: Jesse Cantley)

What does "sustainable" mean to you?

May 24, 2010 5:00am

Cal State East Bay scholars representing diverse disciplines, whether in the sciences or humanities, define sustainability based on the nuanced perspective of their field.

Prince Pizza

Four CSUEB 'Spielbergs' advance to film contest finale

May 22, 2010 5:00am

Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival, concludes its 2009-10 tour in Las Vegas, Nevada June 10-13. “We're thrilled to announce that four movies from Cal State East Bay are advancing to our 2010 International Grand Finale," said Jason Makar from Campus Movie Fest. 

Guests viewed exhibits focused on CSUEB's continuing commitment to diversity and multiculturalism

CSUEB hosts inaugural Diversity Day celebration

May 21, 2010 5:00pm

Poster displays highlighting how Planning Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology department weave a commitment to diversity into their units captured top honors at the inaugural Diversity Day celebration held May 21 at Cal State East Bay.

Ava Scofield leads an Aphasia Choir rehearsal.

Aphasia choir sets concert, program for National Aphasia Awareness Month

May 20, 2010 11:45am

Come hear The Aphasia Tones perform their second concert of popular music from 2:30-3:30 p.m. June 2 in MB 1587. 

The program will begin with a screening of, "It's Still Me," a 20-minute educational film, set to original music, promoting aphasia awareness.

from left to right, CSUEB students Allister Willems,  Donald Torrez,  Kwame Oucho,  and Ozge Unsal Gascho in front of "Labyrinth Adventure"

CSUEB students prepare to battle against the Minotaur this weekend

May 20, 2010 11:15am

Cal State East Bay graduate students Allister Willems, Donald Torrez, Kwame Oucho, and Ozge Unsal Gascho will be attending Maker Faire this weekend to exhibit, “Labyrinth Adventure”, an interactive game they created based on the ancient Greek myth of the labyrinth and the Minotaur.

Nine Weeks flayer

A teacher's education in Army Basic Training

May 20, 2010 9:00am

Rich Stowell was a high school teacher in Richmond, CA but decided he needed a career change. Stowell believed this new career choice was a duty of his. Stowell at age 31, enlisted in the United States Army. The most educated man in his training battery, he decided to write about his experience as a new recruit in, Nine Weeks: a teacher's education in Army Basic Training.

Aline Soules by: Lois Tema

Librarians should consider new ways of organizing their working structures

May 20, 2010 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Librarian Aline Soules had an article published in Library Hi Tech News.

Christopher Buckley

Prolific poet, Christopher Buckley, reads from latest work Tuesday, May 25

May 19, 2010 4:30pm

Come hear poet Christopher Buckley read from his new collection, Rolling the Bones at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 in the Biella Room of the University Library, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., on the west side of the Hayward campus. A book signing will follow.


Art students honored for work in annual juried show

May 19, 2010 2:15pm

Congratulations to the participants in this year’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, which opened Tuesday and continues through June 3. Doors are open 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays (except Memorial Day) at the University Art Gallery in the Art and Education Building, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward. Admission is free.

Michele Korb

CSUEB professor by day, jazz musician by night

May 19, 2010 5:00am

When she’s not teaching future educators how to engage the classroom, she engages her own audience with jazz music. Cal State East Bay Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Michele Korb will be showcasing her musical talent over the next few weekends at Park Avenue Bar and Grill in Oakland, CA.

Five 2010 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees were in attendance (L to R): Colin Lindores, Leah Pero, Miloe McCall, Darryl Robinson and Angel Alcorcha. (by: Lee Stidham)

Six Pioneers join Cal State East Bay Athletic Hall of Fame

May 18, 2010 5:30pm

The Cal State East Bay Athletic Department celebrated its past and present on May 15, inducting six new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the New University Union. The event was a huge success as former women's volleyball and softball player Angel Alcorcha, former women's basketball player Leah Pero, former track and field athletes Miloe McCall and Darryl Robinson, former baseball player Archie Gilbert and former men's and women's soccer Head Coach Colin Lindores became the newest members of the Hall of Fame.

from left to right: CSUEB grad students Mustafa Ebrahimi, Krys Simon, Aric Johnson, and Matt McLean

CSUEB students showcase game invention at Maker Faire

May 18, 2010 5:00am

Cal State East Bay graduate students Krys Simon, Aric Johnson, Mustafa Ebahimi, and Music graduate student Matt McLean have created a music game inspired by the mystical spirit, Kokopelli. It allows the user to play Kokopelli's special songs with a magical flute to activate game play. Users learn about the legendary story, meet Kokopelli's animal friends, and help them reunite. The game was originally designed for their “Interactivity with Sound & Music II” class in winter 2010.
They are showcasing their invention at the Maker Faire in San Mateo on May 22 -23. Estimated 2010 attendance is 160,000.

Every day is Earth day poster

Every Day is Earth Day at CSUEB

May 17, 2010 5:00pm

Join the Net Impact Club in celebrating "Every Day is Earth Day" on Tuesday, May 18th from 11:00am to 1:00pm in the University Union.

Events include:

  • eco-art contest

  • cell phone recycling drive

  • making your own body scrub

  • lessons on how to grow plants using recycled newspaper

2009 "Arroyo Literary Review" Book cover

Poem in inaugural 'Arroyo Literary Review' wins prestigious 'Pushcart Prize'

May 14, 2010 1:40pm

Patty Seyburn's poem, "The Case for Free Will," published in the inaugural issue of CSUEB's “The Arroyo Literary Review,” has just been awarded the much-coveted “Pushcart Prize” and will be included in the anthology, “The Pushcart Prize XXXV: Best of the Small Presses (2011).” 

Annual concert honors Glenn Glasow's memory and legacy of fostering great musical talents at CSUEB

May 14, 2010 12:30pm

Thursday evening, the Department of Music held the Glenn Glasow Memorial Concert, an annual event honoring the beloved former professor and showcasing the musical talents of Cal State East Bay. In 2009, Glasow’s family created the Glenn Glasow and Yoshiko Kakudo Endowment to support both the annual performance and students studying music (the news announcement).

Justin Melville Head shot

Annual Virginia Ireys English Teacher Scholarship goes to senior

May 14, 2010 11:40am

Congratulations to Justin Melville, a senior in the English/Education “blended” program with a creative writing option, who is this year’s winner of the Virginia Ireys English Teacher Scholarship.

woman holding papers up in the air

Graduate faster! CSUEB launches new one-year, Full-Time MBA Program

May 14, 2010 11:15am

This new accelerated MBA program is designed for young professionals looking to put their career on the fast track. In a tough job market and unpredictable economy, an MBA offers one of the best returns on investment available. Taught in a highly personalized and collaborative learning environment, the academically rigorous curriculum focuses on knowledge and skills immediately applicable to today’s increasingly global and dynamic marketplace.   
Side view of sculpted warrior head.

Student artists show work May 18-June 3 in University gallery

May 13, 2010 11:30am

An imposing “Terra Cotta Warrior” – the first such piece by the artist, and the pen and ink, "Please Repeat, Please Repeat," by a fellow student, will be among the creations in the Annual Juried Student Exhibition opening Tuesday, May 18 in the University Art Galley on the Hayward campus.

A Village Called Versailles poster

Award winning film to be shown at CSUEB before its PBS debut

May 13, 2010 3:30am

A Village Called Versailles will be shown at Cal State East Bay as part of a collaborative effort between Independent Television Service (ITVS) and Community Cinema.

Grant Kien

New book investigates wireless mobility from a sociological and cultural perspective

May 12, 2010 5:00am

Global Technography (Peter Lang Publishing Group 2009) by Grant Kien, assistant professor of communication, has been described by Norman K. Denzin at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as being “powerful, richly nuanced, evocative work… [providing] ground zero--the starting place for the next generation of scholars who study the self and its technologies, the post-global citizen, ethnography in the mobilized field, humanizing technology in a world without boundaries…”

Don Choi

Psychology prof proposes new way to measure feelings

May 12, 2010 5:00am

Social Indicators Research published new research from Assistant Professor of Psychology Don Choi.

Men singing.

East Bay Singers perform Durufle's 'Requiem' at stunning Oakland cathedral

May 11, 2010 3:00pm

What a treat we have for you!

The East Bay Singers and Oratorio Society, accompanied by Jonathan Dimmock on the 5,298-pipe Cathedral of Christ the Light organ, will perform Maurice Durufle’s "Requiem" Saturday, May 29.

Artist, followed by row of jeans without bodies.

Jean art inspires thought, conversation as it strides across campus

May 11, 2010 12:00pm

San Francisco has its giant hearts, Pleasanton has an installation of lifelike humans, and Cal State East Bay has its striding jeans.

Daniel Martin

Management prof publishes new research on measuring unethical behavior

May 11, 2010 5:00am

Daniel Martin, assistant professor of management, published a new article, “Validation of the moral competency inventory measurement instrument: Content, construct, convergent and discriminant approaches” in the peer reviewed journal, Management Research Review.

Michele Korb

Get "buggy" on National Lab Day May 12th

May 11, 2010 5:00am

As part of “National Lab Day” on May 12th, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Michele Korb will be hosting an online “Bugscope” lab experience. Teachers and students from all over the country are invited to conduct their own investigations, control and access a scanning electron microscope, and, ask questions.

Hayward appoints another CSUEB grad as city manager

May 7, 2010 9:00am

Fran David has been appointed Hayward’s new city manager by Mayor Michael Sweeney. David has been the acting in this position since another Cal State East Bay alumnus, Greg Jones resigned earlier this year to run for a seat on the Hayward school board. David has served as the assistant city manager since 2006. She brings 25 years of public sector experience to the position, including her Peace Corps mission in Barranquilla, Colombia. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Cal State East Bay.

Revolution in golf statistics: Study puts a number on extraordinary dominance of Tiger Woods

May 7, 2010 8:00am

Economics Professor Stephen Shmanske and his book,  Golfonomics, continue to get media coverage. First by an Italian golf blog and now in a national article by Chris Gorski,  Inside Science News Service.

Benjamin Bowser

Sociology Prof Bowser to hold workshop on race and sex offender research

May 7, 2010 5:00am

Benjamin Bowser, chair of the sociology department at Cal State East Bay, will co-chair a workshop, “How Race Impacts on Sex Offender Research, Assessment, and Treatment,” during the 13th annual California Coalition on Sexual Offending conference taking place from May 12-14 in San Diego.

DOE intern presenters by: Shannon Dunphy

CSUEB student presents her Department of Energy-related research

May 6, 2010 5:00am

Department of Energy (DOE) student interns, including Cal State East Bay's Joanne Osburn, presented their Department of Energy-related research at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting held recently in San Diego, Calif.

"The Book" written by History Professor Nicole Howard has been re-issued as a paperback.

Book on book printing technology from CSUEB History Professor is now a paperback

May 6, 2010 5:00am

 The Book: The Life Story of a Technology from Associate Professor of History Nicole Howard has been re-issued in paperback form by The Johns Hopkins University Press.  This title was originally published in 2005 as a hardback by Greenwood Press. It was also issued with a Korean translation in 2007.

Robert Terrell photographs of homeless persons are in two exhibitions.

Poverty, protest, resistance artwork opens May 7

May 5, 2010 10:45am

“Poverty & Protest,” photographs of political struggle and global poverty by Robert Terrell, professor of communication, and Francisco Dominguez, Sacramento photographer and art educator, will open May 7 at the Anna Edwards Gallery, 237 14th St., San Leandro.

Edward Kulakowski by: ucla.edu

U.S. Senior Foreign Service Officer speaks at CSUEB May 5th

May 4, 2010 5:00pm

Edward Kulakowski will be the guest speaker at the Cal State East Bay Political Science Club meeting on Wednesday, May 5th.  Kulakowski s a Senior Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State and is currently serving as the Counselor for Press and Culture at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland.

Pioneer women's water polo team

Pioneer water polo makes a splash at conference championships

May 4, 2010 1:30pm

The Pioneer women's water polo team found success last weekend at the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) Championships, taking fifth place after going 3-1 on the weekend. Cal State East Bay entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed, its highest ever.

Melvin Butler

Haitian 'Heavenly Armies' explored in May 19 lecture

May 4, 2010 5:45am

“Heavenly Armies – independent Pentecostal groups in Haiti that ward off Satan and Vodou spirits through spiritual warfare  – will be covered in a free program from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 in the Music Building Recital Hall, 1055, on the Hayward campus.

La Opinion  newspaper

La Opinion talks about Steve Poizner with CSUEB poly sci prof

May 4, 2010 5:00am

Professor of Political Science Kim Geron was interviewed by La Opinion, the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the United States, for an article on California gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner’s recent stance on immigration.

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Communication professor Alnor quoted in Columbia University news story

May 3, 2010 4:30pm

William Alnor, assistant professor of communication, former minister and author of four books, including, “UFO Cults and the New Millennium,” “Heaven Can’t Wait,” and "UFOs in the New Age,” is quoted as a media expert in a Columbia University article.

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University to honor 234 top scholars at May 15 convocation

May 3, 2010 2:00pm

The top 234 students in the 2010 graduating class will receive their Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude medallions at the University Honors Convocation at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15 in the area of the peristyle in front of the Music Building, Hayward campus.

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Growing a Sustainable Green Business in a Tough Economy

May 3, 2010 11:00am

Preserving the world’s natural resources is the responsibility of every individual both business owners and individuals. Conserving energy sets a positive example for employees which can boost morale and company loyalty. It also improves efficiency, lowers operating costs, and provides a cleaner and healthier work environment.

Mahalia Jackson

'Halie' audition rescheduled to May 15, 2-4 p.m.

May 3, 2010 9:30am

You can still audition for, "Halie! A Celebration,” a new musical-theater piece based on the life and legacy of Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, auditions have been reschedule to 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 15 in the University Theatre of the Hayward campus.

President Qayoumi and NCCI panel select Kuali and MIT for excellence award

May 3, 2010 5:00am

President Mo Qayoumi served on the National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education (NCCI) panel that awarded the 2010 Leveraging Excellence Award to the Kuali Foundation and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Venture Mentoring Service.

Silvina Ituarte

Formerly incarcerated youth require social and community support

April 30, 2010 5:00am

Silvina Ituarte, associate professor of criminal justice administration, had her article accepted for publication in Children and Youth Services Review.

Free admission May 1 for table tennis spectators

April 30, 2010 4:00am

This just in: In light of lots of interest from the Cal State East Bay community and the public, admission for spectators will be free to the Saturday, May 1 CSUEB Table Tennis Tournament, the Kinesiology Department announced late Friday.

Chief Davis speaks to middle and high school girls at "Stepping Up for Peace" by: oaklandnorth.net

UPD chief tells girls to pick friends carefully

April 29, 2010 5:00am

University Police Chief Jan Davis re-enforced personal responsibility with middle and high school girls during a workshop on women in leadership, "Stepping Up For Peace: Youth Empowerment Conference". The event was co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Department at Merritt College and the Oakland Police Activities League (PAL), a non-profit organization that aims to forge a relationship between kids and cops.

David Baggins

If AIG is "too big to fail", what about the state of California?

April 29, 2010 4:00am

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will present the lecture “California Politics: Fractured!” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 4 in the Oak Room on the Concord Campus, 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord.

President Mo Qayoumi and Dr. Greg Mathison, Global Solutions Manager at Cisco

Qayoumi: 21st century technology provides platform for learning societies

April 28, 2010 5:45pm

President Mo Qayoumi spoke today (April 28th) at the Online Cisco Virtual Forum for Education Leaders. The event theme was The Connected Learning Society: Inspire, Engage, and Empower . In his presentation titled, “Fusing Tradition and Transformation to Achieve a Learning Society”, Qayoumi discussed how 21st century technology provides a platform for creating a learning society.

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Results are in for "Hits for Haiti"

April 28, 2010 4:30pm

If you picked up a pledge card for the Pioneer baseball team's "Hits for Haiti" fundraiser, results are now available from the April 24 game. The Pioneers joined several other intercollegiate teams to support the SCORE International program to raise money for earthquake relief.

Silent dinner for deaf awareness

April 28, 2010 4:00pm

The Student Advocates For Deaf Awareness at Cal State East Bay will host a “Silent Dinner” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 4 in the New University Union Oakland/Concord Room on the Hayward Campus.

From left to right: David Pauling, Amelia Manlove, and Blake Gillespie

CSUEB featured in highlights from biotech symposium

April 28, 2010 11:45am

Cal State East Bay’s prominent attendance at the 2010 CSU Biotechnology Symposium was reflected in the recently published symposium report (pdf) from the California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB).

CSUEB highlights include:

Terri Swartz

CBE Dean Terri Swartz among 'Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business'

April 27, 2010 5:15pm

Terri Swartz, dean of the College of Business and Economics, has been recognized among the "Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business" by the San Francisco Business Times. The publication included her in a special section of the April 23-30 edition which was published last Friday.

Eric Neuenfeldt

English alumnus wins literary review contest, thesis to be published

April 27, 2010 9:30am

Fall Ends Tomorrow, Eric Neuenfeldt’s MA English ’09 thesis, has won the Iron Horse Literary Review Collection contest at Texas Tech University and will be published by them in June.

Mark Richard, fiction writer and contest judge, wrote:

Do violent games make people violent?

April 27, 2010 9:00am

Join Professor Jennifer Eagan and the Cal State East Bay Philosophy Society for a discussion on the philosophical significance of VIDEO GAMES on Wednesday, April 28th at 12:00pm in MI 3075.

Italian blog site

Professor's book is a hit with Italian golfers

April 27, 2010 5:00am

While it’s not The New York Review of Books, Golfonomics (World Scientific Publishing Company 2004) by Economics Professor Stephen Shmanske was recently featured in an Italian golf blog, HCP34- Golf & Web. The blogger indicated that Golfonomics deserves to have a wider distribution, especially in Italy.  She found the information still relevant despite being published in 2004.

Peter Marsh

From Mongolian folk music to 21st-century arts organizations

April 27, 2010 1:00am

Curious how faculty members spend their time away from the classroom?

2 guys at the photobooth (by: Barry Zepel)

Local HS students step closer to college through CSU/ATT bus tour

April 26, 2010 11:50am

Several hundred freshman and sophomore students from Hayward and Tennyson high schools were thinking about their college graduations, at least for a moment, as they looked through the course and financial aid offerings during the "Road to College 2010 bus tour sponsored by the California State Universities and AT&T on Thursday, April 22.

converging city streets.

De Young Museum selects art from three students for April 30 show

April 26, 2010 10:00am

Three art students, Lorenz Ortiz, a junior with a graphic design option; Melanie Sharr, a senior in the traditional art, BFA program; and Philip Long, a senior with a studio option, will have artwork in the De Young College Outreach Program 2010 Spring Satellite Event with 111 Minna Gallery from 5:30-9 p.m. April 30 at 111 Minna St, San Francisco.

Christina Corzine by: coastsider.com

CSUEB alumna headed to Peru with the Peace Corps

April 26, 2010 9:38am

The Peace Corps selected Cal State East Bay alumna Christina Corzine for a 27-month assignment in Peru as a youth development facilitator. She graduated in 2009 with a Master’s degree in social work.

Santina Pitcher

SF Chronicle reports good news for CSUEB grads

April 23, 2010 9:00am

Santina Pitcher, counselor with the Academic Advising and Career Education Center at Cal State East Bay, is featured in a San Francisco Chronicle article, “Job markets for grads is better, but still weak”.

Aline Soules by: Lois Tema

CSUEB librarian is featured poet

April 23, 2010 4:00am

Cal State East Bay Librarian Aline Soules will be the featured poet at the Poet's Dinner sponsored by the Ina Coolbrith Circle on Sunday, April 25, at 2:00 pm.  The organization is California's longstanding poets' group named for the state's first  poet laureate, Ina Coolbrith.

President Qayoumi to speak at Cisco Education Forum

April 22, 2010 5:00pm

President Mohammad H. Qayoumi will speak at the April 28th Online Cisco Virtual Forum for Education Leaders, The Connected Learning Society: Inspire, Engage, and Empower.


Former child soldier to share his story

April 22, 2010 1:00pm

The Invisible Legacy tour stops at CSUEB on Wednesday, April 28th at 6pm in the multipurpose room of the New Union.   One of the boys, Jacob Acaye, featured in the Invisible Children documentary will be on campus to share his story of being abducted as a child in the Sudan then being hunted after his escape.

Farid Younos by: noor-tv.com

CSUEB lecturer delivers key note on role of Islam in Afghan politics

April 21, 2010 1:00pm

Lecturer of Human Development Studies and TV Host/Anchorman for NOOR Television Farid Younos will deliver the key note presentation at the 8th Annual Central and Southwest Asia Conference (pdf) at The University of Montana.

Dancers, singers on stage.

Love the stage? Learn the role you can play in Theatre-Dance productions, department April 29

April 21, 2010 11:15am

You don’t have to be a born thespian to be a part of campus theatre and dance. Come learn how you can be involved. The possibilities are endless, either as a Theatre and Dance major, or as an occasional performer, helper.

Man in wheelchair, two women in high jumps.

Premier physically integrated dance company demonstrates work April 22

April 21, 2010 11:00am

Axis Dance Company of Oakland, one of the world’s leading physically integrated modern dance companies, will do a demonstration performance from 10:15-11:45 a.m. April 22 in the University Theatre on the Hayward campus.

Fox News Web site features research from two CSUEB professors

April 21, 2010 5:50am

College of Business and Economics Professors Stephen Shmanske and Franklin Lowenthal were included in a recent article on whether or not there is a statistical advantage of batting first or last. The article, "Batting First May Be Best, Says Statistician," appeared in multiple news outlets, including foxnews.

Several people dancing on black background.

Theatre/dance professor, alumni take art to Middle East

April 20, 2010 12:00pm

Nina Haft, assistant professor of theatre and dance, and her namesake Oakland-based dance company – including three CSUEB alumni – are touring Jordan, Palestine and Israel to perform, teach and meet with other dance artists. Over a two-week period they will perform at the Amman Contemporary Dance Festival, the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, the Ibdaa Cultural Center in the Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem, and also in Jerusalem.

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CSUEB biz prof writes two chapters in new technology book

April 20, 2010 5:45am

Zinovy Radovilsky, professor of management, contributed two chapters to The Handbook of Technology Management; a three volume set published by Wiley in January 2010.

Navigating the "Pathway to Grad School"

April 19, 2010 5:30pm

Interested in CSUEB's graduate programs? The University offers more than 35 master's degrees — including an acclaimed MBA program and noted teacher credential program — as well as a doctorate in educational leadership. Check out the full list, with options, locations and online offerings.

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'Vagina Monologues' staged April 30 to raise violence awareness

April 19, 2010 3:00pm

Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues,” – with several actors not part of a previous cast – will perform Friday, April 30 on the Hayward campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.

Tao Geng performs on the bamboo flute.

Free concert Wednesday welcomes South China Normal University visitors

April 19, 2010 11:30am

'The Jasmine Flower," from "Three Chinese Folk Songs, arranged by Victoria Bond and sung by soprano Yongyan (Molly) Wu will highlight a free concert at 8 p.m. April 21 in the Music Building, room 1055, celebrating a visit to campus by a delegation from South China Normal University.

Don't miss the job fair!

April 19, 2010 10:00am

What do Bio-Rad Labs, Canon Business Solutions, CA Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) have in common? They will be participating in this week's job fair at Cal State East Bay.

Carlos Salomon's book looks at life of Pio Pico.

Salomon first to look at life of last governor of Mexican California

April 19, 2010 9:00am

Congrats to Ethnic Studies Assistant Professor Carlos Salomon on the new book, “Pío Pico, The Last Governor of Mexican California,” which will be published May 14, 2010.

Diana Wakimoto

Research proves that CSUEB freshmen do like information literacy

April 19, 2010 4:00am

Senior Assistant Librarian Diana Wakimoto recently had her research on the Cal State East Bay information literacy course published in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.

These shoes were made for walking

April 19, 2010 1:00am

Strap on some comfy shoes and get ready to hit the pavement. Starting April 22, the new CSUEB Walking Group will take a stroll around the Hayward campus during the lunch hour each Thursday through June 3. The group is open to all students, faculty, and staff members. Weekly routes will range from about a half mile to 1.5 miles.

NE1 UzN txtN slang 4 termpapers?

April 16, 2010 9:30am

Contra Costa Times reporter Matt Krupnick included Cal State East Bay Professor Sally Murphy and Instructor Alejo Enriquez in his article, "Professors not ROTFL at students' text language."

College professors are anything but LOL at their students' recent writing habits, writes Krupnick.

A scene from the winter production of "Chicago."

2010-11 Musical Theatre placement auditions May 20!

April 16, 2010 9:00am

Placement auditions for participation in the Cal State Eat Bay 2010-11 Musical Theatre Program will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 20 in the University Theatre, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward.

Kristin Ramsdell by: Kristin Ramsdell

CSUEB librarian is national columnist and reviewer of...romance novels?

April 16, 2010 3:00am

Since 1994, Librarian Emerita Kristin Ramsdell has been educating fellow librarians on the romance genre via her column in the Library Journal. She said, “Most librarians knew nothing then about the romance genre, but they need to because library users expect them to be able to recommend books of all kinds, including romances.”  Ramsdell credits the Library Journal as being the first national professional journal to publish a regular column on the romance genre.

Bergman on a roll with the Tea Party

April 15, 2010 6:00pm

Political Science Professor Elizabeth Bergman is becoming the Bay Area expert on the Tea Party. In addition to KTVU, she was also interviewed by CBS5 News for "Pleasanton Mom Behind Major Tea Party Rally."

Elizabeth Bergman spoke to KTVU from her CSUEB office. by: KTVU

Professor Bergman comments on Tax Day Tea Party

April 15, 2010 1:00pm

If you missed KTVU Channel 2's evening news last night, then you missed Political Science Professor Elizabeth Bergman commenting on the Tea Party.

Chris Kitting

CSUEB professor plans upcoming NASA mission

April 15, 2010 5:00am

While most of us will be enjoying the warm summer weather in Hayward, Chris Kitting, professor of biological sciences, will have his eyes skyward over the desert of southern Australia in anticipation of a space capsule re-entry.   Kitting will be part of the Hayabusa Re-entry MAC observation group with responsibility for the high-resolution imaging and spectroscopy.

Mahalia Jackson focus of summer performance.

Casting call for musical-theater celebration of Mahalia Jackson's life/legacy

April 14, 2010 4:00pm

Love to sing? You may be in for the role of a lifetime.

Strong vocalists/performers are sought for “Halie! A Celebration,” a new musical-theater piece based on the life and legacy of Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, set to perform July 29-31 and Aug. 1 on the Hayward campus.

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Vote up creativity in the chemistry lab

April 14, 2010 9:00am

Students in Professor Anne Kotchevar’s organic chemistry class are learning to think creatively about more than just molecular compounds.  

Krishnan Balasubramania

CSUEB prof's research on closed-cage tungsten oxide clusters published

April 14, 2010 5:00am

Adjunct Professor of Math and Computer Science Krishnan Balasubramanian had new research accepted for publication in The Journal of Physical Chemistry.

CSUEB lecturer to discuss "Women and Islam"

April 13, 2010 5:30pm

Sartaz Aziz, a lecturer in the department of English, will be the special presenter at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Foreign Language Day on Thursday, April 15.

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A huge thank you to everyone supporting students at April's scholarship events

April 13, 2010 5:00pm

April was a big month for student scholarships at Cal State East Bay, with both the African American Faculty and Staff Association Scholarship Dinner and the Presidential Scholars Benefit gala bringing out supporters and recognizing student achievement. The University would like to thank all who contributed, attended, and organized these wonderful evenings.

Artist painting colorful wall mural (by: Diane Daniel)

Celebrate books, diversity, art - and fine amnesty - for National Library Week

April 13, 2010 1:00pm

This week, Cal State East Bay joins schools and cities across the country to celebrate the 58th annual National Library Week (April 11-17). To mark the occasion, the University Library on the Hayward Campus will unveil a new diversity-themed mural (read the full story) at a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

"first biography of a politically savvy Californio who straddled three eras" book cover

Pio Pico comes to life in new book by CSUEB professor

April 13, 2010 5:00am

"Thanks to this expertly researched and vividly written biography by a next-generation historian making a stunning debut, Pío Pico now emerges into full historical perspective as a pivotal and representative figure in the transition of California from Mexican province to American state.”—Kevin Starr, Professor of History, University of Southern California

Pleasanton logo by: pleasantondowntown.net

Economic scoop on Pleasanton housing market

April 12, 2010 9:00am

Economics Professor Stephen Shmanske will participate in the third annual real estate forum on April 15th sponsored by the city of Pleasanton, the Pleasanton Weekly, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, and the Bay East Association of Realtors.

Pearce's article appears in the April 10th issue.

Retired CSUEB history prof quoted in "New Scientist"

April 12, 2010 5:00am

Theodore Roszak may be a professor emeritus of history at Cal State East Bay but he’s still making news.  In a recent New Scientist article, Fred Pearce wrote, “The cultural historian Theodore Roszak at California State University, East Bay, once took me to task over an article on the threat of ageing societies: "Ageing," he wrote, "is the best thing that has happened in the modern world, a cultural and ethical shift that looks a lot like sanity."

Commencement - it's the most wonderful time of the year!

April 9, 2010 11:00am

Spring quarter just started but commencement is already just around the corner. For students getting ready to celebrate the big day in June, Cal State East Bay will host three Graduation Information Days next week — April 13 and 14 on the Hayward Campus and April 15 in Concord.

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Is global network the new norm?

April 9, 2010 5:00am

Peter Lang Publishing Group just released a new book from Grant Kien, assistant professor in the department of communication at Cal State East Bay. Post-Global Network and Everyday Life explores everyday life in the new world order of global network. It argues that network has come into its own as a state of mind and a way of life. In sum, global network has become a cultural norm. It is no longer fitting to examine the network as an external force, but as a somewhat banal aspect of our everyday environment.

Electric power generator

California PUC approves PG&E fuel cell for CSUEB

April 8, 2010 5:40pm

The California Public Utitliies Commission has approved a fuel cell project of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) allowing Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus to become one of the first college campuses in Northern California to have a fuel cell. The announcement was made April 8.

Stylized figures in an urban environment.

Two seniors have artwork selected for de Young Americana exhibiton

April 8, 2010 3:00pm

Hurray for seniors Melanie Sharr, BFA Traditional Art, and Danghoon Han, multimedia, for having their work selected for the de Young Fine Art Museum’s “New Generations: Student Showcase” on Americana Art and Culture: Past and Present Friday, April 16 from 6-8:45 p.m.

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CSUEB prof contributes to new climate change and sustainability textbook

April 8, 2010 5:30am

Chris Kitting, Cal State East Bay professor of biological science, contributed a chapter to a recently published textbook on climate change. Climate Change and Sustainable Development was published in March 2010 by Linton Atlantic Books, Ltd. Kitting's chapter is titled “Broadening Education Toward Environmental Restoration, as Short-Term and Cost-Effective Long-Term Solutions to Global Climate Disruption”.

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Blast off with Professor Kitting at Yuri's Night

April 7, 2010 5:30pm

Chris Kitting, professor of biological sciences, will participate in Yuri's Night Bay Area on Saturday, April 10th at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. He will be working at the "Multi-Instrument Airborne Campaign" (MAC) mission area inside the NASA exhibit between 12 noon and 9:00pm. Kitting will have some of his gear and illustrations from prior MAC missions on display. 

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CSUEB professor responds to "The New Yorker" regarding the relevance of history

April 7, 2010 11:00am

In a recent letter to The New Yorker, Dee E. Andrews, professor of history and a specialist in the Founding Era, commented on the importance of history for grappling with Americans' current political divide.  “I was prompted to write the letter regarding “The Deflationist” article because it suggested, passingly but significantly, that the study of history isn't relevant to contemporary policy issues,” said Andrews.

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Exhibition of traditional art by BFA majors to welcome Saturday's Gala guests

April 7, 2010 11:00am

"When I Grow Up," a mixed media on three panels by senior Tony Hoang, will be among a dozen traditional art pieces, paintings and sculpture by Traditional  Bachelor of Fine Arts students displayed at the opening reception of the Presidential Scholars Benefit and Awards Gala Saturday, April 10 on campus.

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Classroom experience inspires CSUEB alumna to write "Horrible Harry" and "Herbie Jones"

April 6, 2010 5:00am

Parents of elementary school children may be reading stories written by Cal State East Bay alumna Suzy Kline.  Kline is the author of several award-winning book series featuring realistic characters like third grader Herbie Jones, second grade stutterer Mary Marony, a basketball-crazy middle schooler who goes by the nickname "Orp," and Horrible Harry the rambunctious imp of room 2-B.

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New BIM course designed for Bay Area architects: From 2D to 3D and Beyond

April 5, 2010 2:00pm

Cal State East Bay's Division of Continuing and International Education will be offering a new course, “Building Information Modeling (BIM).” The course is designed to meet the needs of architects and the public interested in planning and transitioning to a BIM methodology. This one-day intensive program will provide the tools necessary to create a realistic BIM implementation plan that responds to specific staff, financial, and schedule constraints.

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CSUEB professor writes maternity textbook in response to nursing shortage

April 5, 2010 5:30am

Cal State East Bay Nursing Professor Roberta Durham recently published an innovative new textbook addressing the current reality of maternity care. Maternal-Newborn Nursing: The Critical Components of Nursing Care (F. A. Davis Company) highlights evidence based nursing care strategies and national standards of maternity nursing practice not found in other nursing text books.

Andre Wilson and his wife Tracy Wilson by CSU

CSUEB student blogs about overcoming drugs, alcohol and homelessness

April 2, 2010 10:00am

Andre Wilson was a homeless, high school dropout addicted to alcohol and drugs. He said he fought through bleak days until he could find his footing on the road to recovery. 

Head shots of the two experts.

Educators help Kaiser understand Afghan refugee mental health issues

April 2, 2010 10:00am

Two experts on issues affecting Afghan refugees in the Bay Area, Carl Stempel, associate professor of sociology and social services, and Valerie Smith, lecturer in communication and facilitator for the Afghan Health Leadership Consortium, were invited by Kaiser Permanente to educate health care professionals on issues specific to treating Afghan refugees living in the Bay Area.

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Business prof presents research on options market

April 2, 2010 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Accounting and Finance Assistant Professor Scott Fung has been on a whirlwind presenting his research at prestigious finance associations.

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How do you motivate people to exercise?

April 1, 2010 10:00am

Kinesiology lecturer Jenny O had recent research, “Exercise motivation: a cross-sectional analysis examining its relationships with frequency, intensity, and duration of exercise,” published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (IJBNPA).
While it is important to engage in regular physical activity to maintain a healthy lifestyle, a large portion of the population is insufficiently active. Understanding how different types of motivation contribute to exercise behavior is an important first step in identifying ways to increase exercise among individuals.

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Student, faculty dance through Rockridge BART on annual 'Dance Anywhere Day'

April 1, 2010 10:00am

We're accustomed to seeing street performers sing and play instruments, stand stark still, juggle bowling balls, or pop out of the bushes, but what about breaking into dance?

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Vocal music grad releases "soulful, original rock" album

April 1, 2010 5:00am

A vocal music major from Cal State East Bay is becoming a rising star with her first album release. Soulful, original rock describes Katie Knipp’s style both musically and personally. The word around venues, writes the Musical Coma blog, is that Knipp is the most dynamic presence currently hitting the stage in Northern California. "While her talent is undisputed, it is her charm with which she engages the audience that brings her fans back time and time again. Knipp’s passion for her work combined with her accessible, earthy spirit separates her from the ordinary."

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Golden State Warriors may be owned by CSUEB alumnus

March 31, 2010 5:00am

Mark Mastrov, founder of 24-Fitness and alumnus of Cal State East Bay, wants to buy the Golden State Warriors basketball team.

Zhora Aziz

CSUEB business grad dreams of building Afghanistan girls' school

March 30, 2010 5:00pm

Zhora Aziz has a dream to build a girls’ school in her home country of Afghanistan. She told KTVU news, “every little girl is asking for this.” Aziz earned a business and finance degree from Cal State East Bay and now works at an accounting firm in Berkeley.

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Al Roderigues, alumnus and former coach, passes away

March 29, 2010 2:45pm

Al Roderigues, a former Cal State East Bay baseball player and women's volleyball assistant coach, died March 19 at the age of 67 after a 16-month battle with stomach cancer. The Bay Area native and Northern California volleyball institution coached at every level during his career and was an educator in Union City for nearly 40 years. “Cal State East Bay volleyball has lost a great teacher, coach and friend,” CSUEB Head Coach Jim Spagle said. “However, I am very confident that his spirited energy, competitive fire, and warm smile will always be remembered and serve as an inspiration for the Cal State East Bay volleyball family.”

Scott McAdams by: North Bay Business Journal

CSUEB alumnus profiled as a leader in commercial banking

March 29, 2010 5:00am

North Bay Business Journal interviewed CSUEB alumnus Scott McAdams for “Spotlight: Leaders in Commercial Banking.” McAdams, regional manager at Mechanics Bank in Napa Valley, started with the bank 30 years ago by rolling coins when he was still in  high school.

AC Transit service changes effective March 28

March 27, 2010 9:00am

Beginning Sunday, March 28, AC Transit will change the bus routes serving Cal State East Bay. Line #92 will no longer be in service. It will be replaced by line #60, with service between Hayward BART and the Hayward campus; and by line #22, with service between Hayward BART stations, Southland Mall and Chabot College. Students, faculty and staff can ride these bus lines for free by showing a current University ID Bay Card. Read more at AC TRANSIT CHANGES SERVICE or on the AC Transit Rider Info site.

Pioneer Heights student housing at Cal State East Bay

Mom and dad aren't filling out your census

March 25, 2010 5:00am

Many students mistakenly assume that their parents will handle their census forms. Not true, say census officials. Past miscounts have cost cities, like Hayward, precious federal dollars over the last decade.


CSUEB nursing included in RN transition program grant

March 24, 2010 11:30pm

In the San Francisco Business Times article “California Institute nabs $500K grant from Moore Foundation for RN training,” Cal State East Bay is mentioned as one of four regional institutions collaborating with Berkeley-based California Institute for Nursing & Health Care (CINHC) to help tackle the difficulties facing new nursing school graduates who can’t find jobs due to the troubled local economy.

Chongqi Wu

Cross sales in supply chains will happen in quantity competition

March 24, 2010 5:00am

The International Journal of Production Economics recently accepted new research for publication from Cal State East Bay Management Professor Chongqi Wu.

Howard Jordan

CSUEB grad speaks about deadliest occurrence in Oakland Police history

March 24, 2010 12:00am

Assistant Chief of Police for Oakland and CSUEB alumnus Howard Jordan will be interviewed by American Heroes Radio on March 25 about what has been described as the deadliest occurrence in the history of the Oakland Police Department (OPD). Jordan saw the department through the difficult hours of March 21, 2009, when parolee Lovelle Mixon fatally shot motorcycle Officer John Hege and Sgt. Mark Dunakin before killing SWAT Sgts. Ervin Romans and Daniel Sakai.

Mike Bellotti '82 starts new ESPN job by: Bruce Ely/The Oregonian

New ESPN football analyst is CSUEB alumnus and former offensive coordinator

March 23, 2010 3:00pm

Cal State East Bay alumnus and former offensive coordinator Mike Bellotti ’82 recently left his football job at the University of Oregon to become a college football analyst for ESPN television broadcasts.

Bellotti was hired at then Cal State Hayward in 1977 as the offensive coordinator for two seasons. He returned to the school as offensive coordinator in 1980, and remained until 1983. In 1982, he earned a masters degree from the university in physical education.

In an interview with Gary Horowitz from Oregon’s Statesman Journal, Bellotti called the ESPN job a "once in a lifetime opportunity." He will provide studio and game analysis across multiple programs and ESPN platforms. He will make his ESPN debut April 17 at 2 p.m. ET on ESPNU’s telecast of the Auburn spring football game.

David Baggins

CSUEB professor says California not likely to gain more seats from census

March 23, 2010 9:00am

David Baggins, chair of the department of political science at Cal State East Bay, was interviewed by John Seiler about the current census for the CalWatchdog blog.

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New research from CSUEB department of math and computer science accepted for publication

March 23, 2010 5:00am

Zhi-Ji Cao, affiliated with the department of mathematics and computer science of Cal State East Bay, recently had his research related to the interaction between 1-[p-(dimethylamino) benzoyl]-4’-phenyl-semicarbazide and Cu2+, accepted for publication by the  Journal of Luminescence.

Don Choi

Groups more prone to hindsight says CSUEB psychology professor

March 22, 2010 10:00am

Don Choi, assistant professor of psychology, published “A Comparison of Hindsight Bias in Groups and Individuals: The Moderating Role of Plausibility” in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Jed DeVaro

CSUEB professor publishes new theoretical model for job design and compensation

March 22, 2010 12:00am

Jed DeVaro, associate professor of management and economics, published a new article in the Journal of Organizational Behavior. He proposes a new theoretical model that integrates relational job design and compensation. In his model, employers choose both a level of compensation and levels of relational job architecture with an eye toward maximizing profit. Higher levels of compensation increase the average productivity of new hires, whereas higher levels of relational job architecture motivate existing employees to work harder.

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New "early start" program helps CSUEB freshmen better prepare for college

March 19, 2010 11:00am

Cal State East Bay Vice President of Planning & Enrollment Management, Linda Dalton served on the CSU task force that proposed the “Early Start” policy. She recently spoke to local reporters about this new program.

Provost James Houpis

CSUEB provost quoted in budget article

March 19, 2010 12:00am

Cal State East Bay Provost James Houpis was one of several education leaders interviewed by Contra Costa Times on budget cuts.

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Inclusive dance - for all bodies and abilities - gets magazine recognition

March 18, 2010 4:00pm

The ambitious dream of Theatre and Dance Assistant Professor Eric Kupers to create a Cal State East Bay degree in inclusive dance is mentioned in the spring issue of “Conscious Dancer,” a two-year-old magazine out of Berkeley that celebrates “movement for a better world.”

Linda Ivey

CSUEB professor interviewed for historical census article

March 18, 2010 3:00pm

As the federal census questionnaires — the nation's 23rd —arrive in the mailboxes this week, Contra Costa Times reporter, Matt O'Brien, spoke with Cal State East Bay Assistant Professor of History Linda Ivey about how times have changed over the past 100 years.  

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2010 Football Hall of Fame ballot includes former CSUEB coach

March 17, 2010 5:00am

The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today the names of 77 players and seven coaches who comprise the 2010 Football Bowl Subdivision Ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. On the list is Darryl Rogers who served as Cal State Hayward head coach in 1965.

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CSUEB joins the "Big Read"

March 16, 2010 11:30am

For the second year in a row, Hayward Public Library has been awarded a grant by National Endowment for the Arts to participate in a nationwide “one book” reading program known as The Big Read.  The program series will take place in Hayward during the month of April, 2010. The Library will lead a partnership which includes all three of Cal State East Bay’s campuses.

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Evolve from traditional teaching methods to online technology

March 15, 2010 3:00pm

Are you interested in converting teaching or training materials currently delivered face-to-face into an online course?  Evolve your best practices into online learning? Or, maybe you desire a level of expertise that can help you advance in your career.

Awiapo by: Antonia Ehlers

New school in his Ghana town changed life for CSUEB alumnus

March 12, 2010 11:00am

SF Examiner recently published a story on Cal State East Bay alumnus, Thomas Awiapo, "Catholic Relief Services speaker shares gripping story about life in Ghana."

John Hiroshi Otomo Receives an Honorary Degree from CSU Fresno

At last...Japanese-American students interned during WWII receive CSU diplomas

March 12, 2010 5:00am

In 1942, an estimated 250 Japanese American students were forcibly removed from CSU campuses and relocated to internment camps, under federal Executive Order 9066.

Dr. Doris Duncan in Kampala, Uganda with representatives from Kyambogo University and Logel Project. by: Doris Duncan.

CSUEB Professor works with Uganda technology company and university

March 11, 2010 5:15pm

Doris Duncan, CSUEB Professor of Computer Information Systems and Accounting, received a Certificate of Completion for her participation in the Fulbright specialist program in Uganda.

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CSUEB Alumnus Phil Snow is new assistant coach at Eastern Michigan University

March 11, 2010 12:00pm

Eastern Michigan University announced this week, that Phil Snow ('78 Physical Education) will join the football staff as an assistant coach. Snow will serve as the defensive coordinator.

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Join CSUEB professor for "guided tour" of speculative fiction

March 11, 2010 12:00am

If you're a fan of science, fantasy, horror or supernatural fiction,you don't want to miss when Aaron Jason, CSUEB Professor of Writing, 20th Century Literature, and Tolkien Studies, speaks on Exploring Alternate Worlds: A History of Speculative Fiction touching on themes, authors, sub-genres and related genres. His talk on March 25th is part of the Alameda Free Library's Community Reads program, "Across the Pages."

Marjorie Rhodes-Ousley helps Kenji, 4, look at a model railroad display. by: Kristofer Noceda

Local reporter tweets about CSUEB train exhibit

March 10, 2010 5:00pm

Bay Area News Group reporter Kristofer Noceda tweeted and twitpicked about the new Cal State East Bay train exhibit. He indicated that a story will follow this weekend.

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Get your daily dose of tech news from a CSUEB alumna

March 10, 2010 12:00pm

Natali Del Conte has been busy since graduating from Cal State East Bay ('00 Journalism). In addition to serving as senior editor on CNET, she is also a technical contributor to The CBS Early Show. Her last piece on the controversial new Web site, Chatroulette, ended up on the The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
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CSUEB alumnus Paul Kelly hired by Washington Redskins

March 10, 2010 5:00am

The Washington Redskins named Paul Kelly '90 (Business Adminstration) to the position of assistant to the head coach/football administration.

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Online info session planned for new arts management program

March 8, 2010 5:00am

The not-for-profit arts field is facing an urgent need for trained leaders with management skills, as those who entered the industry in the 1970s and 80s are retiring. As a result, arts organizations and related boards of directors and foundations are seeking trained leaders.

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Fossils, gems, and scholarships?

March 5, 2010 5:00am

The Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley (MGSCV) will hold their annual Mineral and Gem show at the Newark Pavilion in Newark, California this weekend. Learn about fossils, buy a gem, and bid at the live auction to be held at 3pm on Saturday, March 6th to benefit MGSCV's California State University, East Bay Geology Department Scholarship Fund.

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Is it racism, or simply white male privilege?

March 4, 2010 5:30pm

Cal State East Bay alumnus Mark Rosenkranz tries to answer that question in his book, White Male Privilege: A Study of Racism in America 50 Years After the Voting Rights Act (Law Dog Books 2009).

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CSUEB Professor publishes new research on Josephus problem

March 4, 2010 5:00am

If you've been struggling with the ancient problem of Josephus, you're in luck. Cal State East Bay Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science Christopher Morgan will soon publish his latest research on this topic.

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Free exhibit displays tintype models to show 150 years of train history

March 3, 2010 8:00pm

A Wooden Rail Repair Car, circa 1970, scratch built by model train buff and collector Dick Wheeler, and a jaunty red, yellow and green Knapp Trolley, circa 1904-13, await visitors to, “All Aboard! The Impact of Trains on American Culture,” a free exhibition in the C.E. Smith Museum of Anthropology on the Hayward campus.

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It's never too late for a career in health services

March 3, 2010 5:00pm

Do you want to go into a health services field or apply to medical school but earned a bachelor's degree in a non-science field or if in science, have overall and science GPAs that are not very competitive?

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Pioneer softball team organizes fundraiser to support our troops

March 3, 2010 3:30pm

The Cal State East Bay softball team is hosting a Support Our Troops event during this weekend's series against Sonoma State. The Pioneers will be accepting donations for Give2theTroops, a nonprofit charity organization which sends letters and care packages to America's armed forces in combat zones around the world.

three of the "Chicago" performers.

Shake your budget blues away at 'Chicago' ... opening Friday!

March 3, 2010 12:00pm

There'll be nothing but laughter and applause when 23 students bring the musical "Chicago" to the university stage for the first time. The show opens March 5 for a two week run.

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Keep your fingers crossed on Oscar night for CSUEB Alumna

March 3, 2010 9:00am

April Rodriguez has worked on several award-winning productions, including City of Borders, She is a Matador and theatre's Beach Blanket Babylon, but her most recent work is up for a 2010 Academy Award. She served as the sound effects editor for The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, which has been nominated for best feature documentary.

Greg Smith speaks to CBS news

Should CSUEB be afraid of the University of Nevada-Reno?

March 2, 2010 6:00pm

CSUEB's AVP of Enrollment Development & Management Greg Smith speaks to CBS5 reporter/anchor Ann Notarangelo about the growing trend of California students bypassing state schools in favor of the University of Nevada-Reno.

Michelle Faust by: McNair Scholar Blog

McNair Scholar accepted to Chemistry Ph.D. program after CSUEB

March 1, 2010 5:00am

On the McNair Scholar blog,  Michelle Faust shares her experience of applying to a Ph.D. program after CSUEB. She was accepted to the UC Davis Chemistry doctoral program.

Construction continues on the Student Services Administration building on the Hayward Campus of California State University, East Bay.

President Qayoumi leads "Green Architecture/Exploratorium" course

March 1, 2010 5:00am

Just what is green architecture? How do ordinary consumers and institutions like universities connect to it? Join CSUEB President Qayoumi, Professor Karina Garbesi, and Jill Johnsen to learn how rising energy costs and newfound environmental awareness are driving architects and builders to change the way we construct our homes and institutions.

Paths to Progress event flyer

Community-based research is a powerful tool for social, cultural, economic and political issues

March 1, 2010 5:00am

Join CSU faculty, staff, students, and community partners in Northern California on March 5 to explore how campuses and communities can equitably collaborate on research to address significant social issues in California and beyond, promote learning and development, and advance the creation and dissemination of knowledge.  In one-day, you will have the opportunity to engage in a series of high quality, participatory CBR workshops, dialogues and research forums.

Stephen M Hall

Learn the dos and don'ts of running a successful food business

February 26, 2010 10:00am

Kitchen to Market Symposium 2010 — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 20th
Valley Busines and Technology Building, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward. kitchen eventbrite

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Wii tournament fundraiser for Haiti March 4

February 26, 2010 5:00am

A class project to create an event turned into a fundraising effort for Haiti called “Yes Wii Can!” CSUEB community members are encouraged to join a Nintendo Wii sports game tournament from noon to 3 p.m. March 4 in the University Union Multipurpose Room A.

Model at the Homecoming fashion show

Pioneers show off East Bay gear for Homecoming fashion show

February 25, 2010 5:00pm

Homecoming week continued Thursday with the annual fashion show of CSUEB gear in the University Union. Showing Pioneer Pride is easy in any kind of weather, but today's models made it look effortless, rocking hoodies, shorts, sweats, and tees with flair. They tossed prizes to the cheering crowd from the catwalk and posed for the cameras (see more photos on ASI's Facebook page).

Discovery Bay Courtesy of Tasha Ghiggeri.

CSUEB Communications alumna promotes London's largest Super Bowl party

February 25, 2010 3:00pm

Recent Cal State East Bay Communications graduate Tasha Ghiggeri was featured in Discovery Bay Press.

Cal State East Bay Psychology Professor David Sandberg

Which traumatic events lead to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

February 25, 2010 5:00am

Not all trauma exposure leads to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Cal State East Bay Psychology Professor David Sandberg, Statistics Professor Eric Suess, and psychology student Jessica Heaton studied 224 ethnically diverse college women to help identify what variables might play a role.

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Education Summit at CSUEB attracts more than 1,300 students and families

February 24, 2010 1:00pm

A diverse college-going culture is alive and well in the San Francisco East Bay. On February 20, more than 1,300 prospective students and their families attended this year’s Education Summit. The event, co-sponsored by Cal State East Bay, Chabot College, and the Alameda County Office of Education focused on the topic “Closing the Achievement Gap for African American and Latino Students.”


Rain can't stop Pioneer Pride

February 24, 2010 10:00am

Although Tuesday's East Bay Idol competition had to be moved to the University Union on account of rain, talented Pioneers still came out to audition for the chance to sing at this week's Homecoming games.

CSUEB students at Homecoming game

Homecoming 2010: Pioneer Pride!

February 24, 2010 9:29am

Homecoming 2010 is in full swing at CSUEB! Join us on Facebook for event information and updates. Go Pioneers!

Carl Stempel on KTVU program

Carl Stempel helped publicize local Afghans dealing with war traumas

February 23, 2010 6:00pm

Sociology and Social Services Associate Professor Carl Stempel played a key role in getting a story about local Afghans coping with traumas from war, displacement, and resettlement on the KTVU 10 O'Clock news recently.

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Virginia Woolf scholar publishes fifth volume of criticism

February 23, 2010 12:00pm

Eileen Barrett, professor of English, has teamed with Mills College Professor Ruth Saxton on Approaches to Teaching Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, Barrett's fifth co-edited volume of Woolf criticism. It is part of the Modern Language Association series on teaching world literature.

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Art instructor focuses lens on border culture

February 19, 2010 1:00am

Check out Scott Hopkins’ Web site, an online exhibition of photographs made along each side of the border between the United States and Mexico. He made many of the images during a fall sabbatical.

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There's Still Space to Sign Up for The Battle of the Bay Bus Trip

February 18, 2010 2:00pm

There are still seats left for the bus trip to cheer on the Pioneer basketball teams in the Battle of the Bay at San Francisco State! Cal State East Bay Residence life is taking the Battle of the Bay across the bridge, providing students with a pre-game tailgate, bus transportation and free admission to the games at SFSU on Saturday, Feb. 20.

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Munakata painting in prominent Sacramento show

February 16, 2010 9:00am

"Kodiak hat," an acrylic painting  by art Professor Grace Munakata, is included in  "Figure," a group show of work by 18 prominent Northern California  artists, through Feb. 27 at b. sakata garo, 923 20th St., Sacramento.

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Professor uses insects to build inquiring minds at elementary schools

February 16, 2010 5:00am

Using bugs in the classroom helped Dr. Michele A. Korb, Department of Teacher Education, receive the Joshua E. Neimark Memorial Travel Assistance Endowment. This award will provide partial financial support for Dr. Korb to attend America's largest general scientific conference, the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) where she will present her poster highlighting a science teaching strategy called "Bugscope", an unusual program to spark young children's interest in insects.

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Pioneer softball team raises funds for breast cancer research

February 15, 2010 4:00pm

The Cal State East Bay softball team hosted a "Swing for Life" breast cancer awareness event on Sat. Feb. 13 against San Francisco State. Though the Pioneers fell in the doubleheader with the Gators, the event was a success, raising more than $1,000 for the Swing for Life Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money to contribute to ongoing and groundbreaking research in the fight against breast cancer.

Gail Lorraine Lew

Recent music grad wins outstanding thesis award for study of piano pedagogy

February 15, 2010 4:00pm

Congrats to 2009 music grad Gail Lorraine Lew for winning one of three Mary Harrington Outstanding University Thesis Awards.

The Castro Valley resident and piano teacher earned a master's degree in music history and literature.

Assistant Dean and Music Professor Tao Geng of South China Normal University perform for music class.

Chinese bamboo flute winners perform for music students

February 9, 2010 4:30pm

Assistant Dean and Music Professor Tao Geng and three of his students — one graduate student and two undergraduates — from South China Normal University recently treated CSUEB music students to the sounds of the unique Chinese bamboo flute. The group had just taken First Prize in the flute category at the International Festival of Folk Music at CSU-Stanislaus.

Heike Winterheld

Your next argument with your partner could be about...your last argument?

February 9, 2010 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Psychology Professor Heike Winterheld and peers just published research in the journal for the Association of Psychological Science on how your personality plays a role in recalling an argument.

Brian Copeland brings 'Not a Genuine Black Man' to Hayward Feb. 27

February 5, 2010 8:00am

East Bay author Brian Copeland will perform his celebrated one-man show, Not a Genuine Black Man, at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, as a benefit for the school's theatre arts program.

Jumping rope at the main gym on CSUEB's Hayward Campus.

California jumps over Australia's world record with some help from Cal State East Bay

February 4, 2010 1:00am

On Feb. 1, members of the university community joined 85,000 other Californians taking part in a statewide endeavor to break the Guinness world record for the most people jumping or skipping rope at the same time. Between 9 and 9:10 a.m. they all started jumping, and kept it up for a minimum of 3 minutes, to break the previous record held by Australia at 59,000 jumpers.

Thanks everyone for Haitian quake relief support

February 3, 2010 4:00pm

Friday's concert - organized by Theatre/Dance professor Ann Fajilan - raised more than $600 for Doctors Without Borders in Haiti, a part of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.

New art book takes an archaeologist's perspective.

Phil Hofstetter's new art book on Maya Yucatan - from archaeologist's perspective - gets it right!

February 1, 2010 11:10am

Reviews are in, and the word is that Professor Phillip Hofstetter's new book, "Maya Yucatan: An Artist's Journey" is right on - a rare perspective that is both beautiful to look at, and a well crafted description of the collaborative process between artist and archeology scholar. 

Sherratts boost Pioneer athletics scholarship with second gift

January 31, 2010 10:00am

The Rich and Susan Sherratt Athletics Scholarship Endowment is growing. Last year, alumnus Rich Sherratt '70 donated $25,000 to establish the first scholarship fund for Pioneer student athletes. His generosity was his way of recognizing the positive impact that intercollegiate athletics — baseball, in his case — had on his education.

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Congrats to Theatre/Dance's Marc Jacobs for Kurt Weill grant to stage '7 Deadly Sins' spring '11

January 27, 2010 6:00pm

Theatre-Dance Assistant Professor Marc Jacobs has garnered a $6,000 Kurt Weill Foundation for Music award to help cover special costs associated with staging, "The Seven Deadly Sins," in spring 2011.

Introducing our news blog

January 27, 2010 9:00am

Welcome to the Inside CSUEB News Blog. We're delighted to introduce this new Web feature to bring you quick news hits, updates on the day's events, and slices of life at Cal State East Bay.