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Meet Our Alumni!

January 30th, 2014

Recent research has shown that a broad range of employers value critical thinking and creative abilities – two highly marketable skills that Liberal Arts majors typically possess. Subsequently, these versatile abilities that Liberal Arts alumni exercise open the doors for careers in a variety of fields. Because of this marketability range, degrees within the College... [Read more]

CSULB Moot Court Team Champions Written Brief Category and Earns Runner Up in Oral Advocacy

January 30th, 2014

CSULB Moot Court Team
Led by the team of Ashley Hall and Kyle Maury, California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) moot court program fared exceptionally well at the American Collegiate Moot Court Association National Tournament (ACMA) held at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Hall, a senior political science major, and Maury,... [Read more]

Liberal Arts Grads Achieve Lasting Earning Power

January 23rd, 2014

An article recently written by Allie Grasgreen on combats the general assumption that Liberal Arts majors ultimately earn less than their peers with degrees in different fields. According to the studies shown in the article, this skewed assumption is largely based on research conducted on recent graduates’ salaries as opposed to a Liberal Arts... [Read more]

CSULB’s Dr. Teri Yamada Presents Cambodian Literary Award

January 14th, 2014

Dr. Teri Yamada with Sok Chanphal at the Java Arts Cafe in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
CSULB’S Dr. Teri Yamada, Asian and Asian American Studies, has certainly kicked off the new year! On January 8th at the Nou Hach Publications Event at Java Arts Cafe in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Dr. Yamada recognized one of the association’s community... [Read more]

Oh, the Places We Go! Explore the College of Liberal Arts World Map

January 9th, 2014

The Prezi link here will transport you to the many countries all over the world that the CSULB College of Liberal Arts has visited through courses and faculty research! Enjoy this presentation as you explore the CLA’s global footprints at your own pace.
Note: click the clock button at the bottom of the Prezi image to... [Read more]

Richard Marcus Speaks about his Madagascar Mission

December 19th, 2013

International Studies’ Richard Marcus brings an insider’s savvy to the politics of the island nation of Madagascar and its upcoming elections in his book The Politics of Institutional Change in Madagascar’s Third Republic, due at the year’s end.
The former French colony has been in political crisis since the military ousted then-President Marc Ravalomanana and installed Antananarivo Mayor... [Read more]

African Cultural Extravaganza Celebrates Diversity and International Week

December 3rd, 2013

Ballet Kouman Kele West African Dance Ensemble
The week of November 11th signified CSULB’s third annual International Week and was celebrated across campus to recognize our diverse, global community. As part of this recognition of diversity on campus, the Department of Africana Studies sponsored its second year of the African Cultural Extravaganza event.
Spearheaded by Dr. Uche... [Read more]

Former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Speaks on “U.S. – Pakistan Relations in 2014 and Beyond”

November 18th, 2013

Cameron Munter
On November 14, The Yadunandan Center for India Studies hosted Cameron Munter on the campus of California State University, Long Beach for a lecture entitled   “U.S. – Pakistan Relations in 2014 and Beyond.” Ambassador Munter was a distinguished U.S. Foreign Service Officer for nearly three decades before his retirement in fall 2012 where upon... [Read more]

Political Science Students Impress Moot Court Tournament

November 14th, 2013

CSULB’s moot court team of Krist Biakanja, IV and Kevin Poush, both political science majors, recently won the 2013 Upper Midwest Undergraduate Moot Court Tournament held at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa on November 8-9. This was the second event that this team has won this season — they also won the California-Texas Classic that was... [Read more]

Study Shows Why Employers Need Liberal Arts

November 14th, 2013


Despite the undervaluing of humanities and social sciences in recent academic discourse, more recent studies are starting to show that employers do value the skills that College of Liberal Arts majors acquire and develop over time.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook 2014 survey (see above figure), employers place their highest value... [Read more]