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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]

Prominent Spokespersons Extol the Significance of Humanities and Social Sciences

November 14th, 2013

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences presents the film The Heart of the Matter to further the conversation on the humanities’ and social sciences’ significance to our nation’s educational future.
The Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences is an initiative to strengthen instruction of the humanities and social sciences across... [Read more]

Remembering Former CSULB Professor, Thomas Trombetas

November 7th, 2013

On behalf of the College of Liberal Arts, we would like to take this time to recognize the passing of a former faculty member, Thomas Trombetas. Below is an obituary written by Dr. Barry Steiner, Professor of Political Science at CSULB:
Thomas Trombetas, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, passed away in Greece on November 2, 2013... [Read more]

CSULB History Professors Earn American Historical Association Award

November 5th, 2013

A congratulations are in order for Professors Tim Keirn and Eileen Luhr of the History Department. Tim Keirn, coordinator of the Social Science Program at CSULB and lecturer in the Department of History and Liberal Studies, and Eileen Luhr, associate professor of History and advisor of the Social Science Credential Program, have recently won the American... [Read more]

Dr. Alexandra Jaffe Represents International Anthropology Pilot Project

October 29th, 2013

The CSULB Department of Anthropology’s Dr. Alexandra Jaffe (Linguistics/Anthropology) was recently selected by the President-Elect of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) to represent the Association in a pilot project aimed at increasing collaboration between the AAA, the EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists), the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) and the Brazilian Anthropology Association (ABA).
The theme... [Read more]

First Amendment Studies Offers Williams Fellowship

October 24th, 2013

The Center for First Amendment Studies at CSULB has announced the establishment of the Jack Williams Fellowship, a scholarship for graduate students in the university’s master’s program in communication studies.
Williams, the former chief operating officer and president of Royal Caribbean International, has made a multi-year commitment to support the center’s fellowship, which annually supports two... [Read more]