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Accomplishments Archive



Yokkaichi Board of Education Grants English Fellowships to CSULB Grads

Three English fellowships were granted to recent CSULB graduates by the Yokkaichi Board of Education in Japan through the Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association.  The Association’s relationship with Long Beach turns 50 years old this year and the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies is proud to be working closely with them to support... [Read more]

Professor Gary Metzker (JOUR) Acknowledged as Journalism Educator of the Year

July 17th, 2013

The College of Liberal Arts congratulates Professor Gary Metzker for being selected as Journalism Educator of the Year in the four-year university division by the California Journalism Education Coalition (Cal-JEC).
Click here to read more.

R-L: Professor Gary Metzker, Konnie Krislock, director of Newspapers2 and a Cal-JEC member, and Department Chair Chris Burnett

Dr. San Steven Bolkan (COMM) Receives Recognition by the Eastern, National, and International Communication Associations

June 5th, 2013

The College of Liberal Arts congratulates Dr. San Steven Bolkan for receiving recognition by the Eastern, National, and International Communication associations.
In April, the Eastern Communication Association identified Bolkan as having written one of the top three papers submitted in the Instructional Development Division of its regional conference held in Pittsburgh, Pa. The paper’s topic was student-teacher complaints.... [Read more]

The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies and the College of Liberal Arts Congratulates Teresa Zimmerman-Liu

April 16th, 2013

Teresa Zimmerman-Liu received her M.A. in Asian Studies in spring 2012 from California State University, Long Beach, and is a recipient of the CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program for the 2013-2014 academic year. Beginning fall 2013, Teresa will pursue a Ph.D. in Sociology at University of California, San Diego, where she will work with distinguished... [Read more]

Margaret Kuo (HIST) Awarded Two-Year USF Fellowship to Investigate China’s Past

April 16th, 2013

Margaret Kuo, an associate professor of Chinese history, was awarded a two-year fellowship at the University of San Francisco’s Center for the Pacific Rim, funded by an $86,250 grant from the EDS-Stewart Chair for 2011-13. The topic of her research is “Law and Morality: John C.H. Wu and the Making of Modern China.”
The EDS-Stewart Chair Fellowship... [Read more]

Sophia Pandya (R/ST) Publishes Her Article “Religious Change Among Yemeni Women”

March 18th, 2013

Sophia Pandya (R/ST) sees hope for Middle Eastern change thanks to the evolving spirituality of the women of Yemen.
In her article “Religious Change Among Yemeni Women: The New Popularity of ‘Amr Khaled,” published in the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Pandya points to a Yemeni gender and generation gap keyed on Khaled, a pioneer in... [Read more]

Nancy Strow Sheley Published Her Essay “Curricular Commonalities in Conflicted Countries: U.S., Rwanda, and Cyprus”

March 11th, 2013

Nancy Strow Sheley recently published her essay “Curricular Commonalities in Conflicted Countries: U.S., Rwanda, and Cyprus” in Issues on Education and Research: Volume 3 (Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2013).
Based on Fulbright-supported studies in Cyprus (2008) and Rwanda (2004), Sheley’s essay examines the commonalities of cultural conflicts that are rooted in faulty educational processes which often include a dependence... [Read more]

Shira Tarrant (WGSS) Discusses Lena Dunham, Gender, and Body Image on KPCC Radio’s “AirTalk”

March 4th, 2013

Shira Tarrant, associate professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, appeared on KPCC radio’s AirTalk on January 16,  2013. She discussed Lena Dunham, gender, and body image in the segment “Is It Brave, Even Beneficial, for Lena Dunham to Be Nude on HBO’s ‘Girls?’” Click here to listen.
Tarrant is the author of several books including Men and... [Read more]

Hugh Wilford (HIST) Appears on BBC Radio Documentary “The Real George Orwell”

February 21st, 2013

Hugh Wilford is one of four scholars/writers who appeared on the recent BBC Radio Documentary “The Real George Orwell: The Road to Nineteen Eighty-Four.” The documentary explores the historical background to the writing of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Click here to listen to the show.
Wilford is a professor in CSULB’s Department of History. His research interests... [Read more]

Rafael Zepeda (ENGL) Publishes His Book “Desperados”

February 20th, 2013

Rafael Zepeda recently published his book Desperados (World Parade Books, 2013).
Beef Torrey, Co-Editor of Jim Harrison: A Comprehensive Bibliography and Conversations With Hunter S. Thompson, had the following to say about Zepeda’s Desperados:
[It's] an enchanting and captivating cachet, cut from Zepeda’s own Iberian legacy. It presents the reader with a zany romp through the hinterlands of the Baja Peninsula of Mexico... [Read more]