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Vol 56 No. 9 | August 2004
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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.
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$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.
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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."
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NEH 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.
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Grant 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."
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