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Archive for 2014



Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Wins Accreditation

July 1st, 2014

For Long Beach State’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, regaining accreditation this spring was not an easy task.
The program, once considered one of the premier journalism programs in Southern California, fell on hard times in the 1990s, with an economic downturn, faculty retirements and a flood in the basement of the SSPA Building  —... [Read more]

A Highly Productive Recruiting Year Nets CLA a Multi-talented Class of New Faculty

July 1st, 2014

The CLA had a very productive recruiting year in 2013-14. Thirteen new faculty members will join the College in fall 2014 as nine of our Departments/Programs conducted successful faculty searches, with four programs hiring two faculty each.  The Dean’s Office thanks all of the faculty search committees for their excellent work in creating a multi-talented,... [Read more]

Nine CLA departments recognized for Achievement in Student Success for 2014

July 1st, 2014

CLA departments earned more than half of the new awards that Academic Affairs instituted to recognize for high performance with respect to student success.  The Awards were provided in two categories.
“High Achievement in Student Success” awards went to the 12 CSULB departments with the highest graduation rates for native and transfer students within respective departments... [Read more]

Record number of students walk in CLA’s 3 commencement ceremonies

July 1st, 2014

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the College of Liberal Arts held three separate commencement ceremonies for the first time, to better accommodate the many students and their families who want to celebrate this accomplishment of receiving their CSULB degree. 
This year we had 2459 students walk in CLA’s graduation – the largest in our history.... [Read more]

Commencement is Here!

[ May 21, 2014; ] On Wednesday, May 21, the College of Liberal Arts will be celebrating CSULB’s 65th commencement year! There will be three ceremonies scheduled for the College of Liberal Arts’ Departments that day at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. and will last two hours each. Due to a large volume of graduating students, tickets are... [Read more]

Department of Economics Hosts Third Annual Economics Poster Exhibit

[ May 9, 2014; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] The Department of Economics will hold its Third Annual Economics Poster Exhibit May 9 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m in the Chartroom. The Poster Exhibit will feature students’ research efforts at the undergraduate and graduate level in economics. Students are encouraged to visit with poster entrants and faculty, ask questions about their research, and... [Read more]

International Studies Student Association Hosts Comedian Jane Bussmann

[ May 6, 2014; 5:00 pm . ]
On May 6 at 5 p.m., the International Studies Student Association (ISSA) will host British comedian Jane Bussmann’s comedy show (South Park, Brass Eye, etc.), which will be showing at CSULB for free. The act is a one-person show based on her book A Journey to the Dark Heart of Nameless Unspeakable Evil: Charities, Hollywood, Joseph... [Read more]

International Studies Senior Seminar Students Present Final Papers/Posters

[ May 6, 2014; 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. ] On May 6 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., the International Studies senior seminar students will present their final papers/posters in the CP Plaza across from the Coffee Bean Tea Leaf. 
 
On Tuesday, the topics will include the following:

Internationalization of education in Korea
Health and environmental impacts of nuclear disasters in Fukishima and Chernobyl
Impact of rising suicide... [Read more]

Jewish Studies Program Hosts Talk by Dr. Albert Giordano

[ May 6, 2014; 11:00 am . ] CSULB’s Jewish Studies Program will host a talk by Dr. Alberto Giordano on campus today at 11 a.m. Dr. Giordano will discuss “Holocaust Geographies:  Using Historical GIS (Geographic Information Science) to Research the Holocaust.” The talk will take place in the History Department Conference Room on the ground floor of FO2.
 
Since 2009, Dr. Giordano has... [Read more]

American Red Cross Staff Meets with CLA Students for Mentor Lunch

During our second CLA Mentor Lunch on April 25, employees from the Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross welcomed juniors and seniors Perla Balderas, Melysa Castro, Shana Dent, Megan Gray, Jennifer Kim, Michelle Ng, Brittany Prough, and Kathy Santilli, as well as Associate Dean Amy Bippus from the College of Liberal... [Read more]