Rezaei Awarded Grant from U.S. Department of Education
Ali Rezaei, a member
of the Department of Educational Psychology, Administration and
Counseling, is the principal investigator at CSULB for a $60,000
grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant was awarded
to find new ways to teach the Persian language to English-speaking
people using virtual reality software.
$600K Federal Grant Used to Strengthen Marriages
The Orange County Social
Services Agency (OCSSA) was recently awarded a $600,000 Strengthening
Marriages federal grant running September 2006. Family and Consumer
Science's Jim Koval is one of the collaborators providing program
implementation services and Social Work's Carrie Petrucci received
the evaluation grant of $33,345.
Douglas Nielsen, an associate professor in CSULB's Dance Department since 2000, received the 2003 Lester Horton Dance Educator Award for excellence in teaching at the 13th annual Lester Horton Dance Award ceremony held in Los Angeles' Japan America Theatre. The award was presented by Donald McKayle and sponsored by The Dance Resource Center of Greater Los Angeles. Nielsen, a Hollywood resident, said he was pleased to receive the laurel but added, "I had to check my birth certificate. I didn't consider myself 'old' enough to receive such an honor."
Grant Supports Early U.S. History Web Site
History's Pat Cleary
capped her interest in the 18th-century American entrepreneur
Elizabeth Murray with the award of a National Endowment for the
Humanities grant of $114,091, which, with cost sharing, totals
$178,221 to develop a website based on the businesswoman's life
and the records she left behind.
Supports "History of the U.S.-Mexico Border" Course
History's Omar Valerio-Jiménez received an Enhancing Educational
Effectiveness Award for his proposal, "Creating a Cooperative
Learning Environment with Mexican Universities," to design
a new course titled "History of the U.S.-Mexico Border."