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Provost's Message

June 20, 2018

A Message From Provost Jersky

Provost Brian Jersky

Dear Campus Community,

A highlight of my year is the week of commencement. From the families’ sense of pride, to our graduates basking in their accomplishment, this time is special for all of us on our campus. 

I wanted to thank our campus partners for pulling together to make this year’s event so successful. We received very positive feedback from families and graduates on the new venue location. 

They appreciated that the space accommodated more graduates and guests per ceremony, and they also had an easier time navigating parking to the ceremony site.

Some of the ‘pit crew’ students that worked the stage area during commencement with  Officer Gonzales and Avery.
Some of the ‘pit crew’ students that worked the stage area during commencement with
Officer Gonzales and Avery.

In case you missed some of the ceremony videos that debuted, I am including the links below:

For interest, here are some ceremony numbers:

2018 Ceremony

Number of Graduates that Walked

Total Time of Ceremony

COE

1077

1 hour, 51 minutes

CNSM

450

1 hour, 9 minutes

CED

503

1 hour, 24 minutes

CLA #1

1370

2 hours, 7 minutes

CLA #2

1315

2 hours, 4 minutes

CHHS #1

1142

1 hour, 54 minutes

CHHS #2

1070

1 hour, 46 minutes

CBA

1267

2 hours

COTA

856

1 hour, 41 minutes

Another interesting point to mention is how many viewed the ceremonies online. Our videos were across three different platforms with a total of 22,327 views. YouTube had the most amount of viewers at 18,048 viewers from over 115 countries.

Lastly, in every successful event, it is important to appreciate and applaud everyone’s success, but it is also wise to reevaluate what can be done better. To hear from our campus, here is a link to a commencement survey. Please let us know what you think.

I hope you all are enjoying your summer,

Brian Jersky
Provost and Senior Vice President


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In Memoriam

Perri J. Stinson passed away March 13, 2018. She was an Information Systems professor, and became Professor Emerita in 1988. She was CSULB's fourth female professor.

Grants

Hamid Rahai. California State University Transportation Consortium (SB1). San Jose State University Research Foundation. COE. COE Administration. Total Award: $274,530. (January 2018 – December 2018)

Hamid Rahai. CFD Investigations of a NASA High Lift Common Research Model (HL-CRM) with and without CVG's. EdgeWind Corporation. COE. COE Administration. Total Award: $37,773. (January 2018 – June 2018)

Kimberli Meyer. 2017-2018 Community Project Grant. Arts Council for Long Beach. COTA. University Art Museum. Total Award: $3,000. (October 2017 – September 2018)

Kimberli Meyer. Solo exhibition Lauren Woods. Pasadena Art Alliance. COTA. University Art Museum. Total Award: $5,000. (March 2018 – February 2019)

Kimberli Meyer. Conservation of Rita Letendre's mural Sun Forces. Long Beach Memorial Heritage Association. COTA. University Art Museum. Total Award: $35,000. (April 2018 – March 2019) 

Saba Yohannes-Reda. Artesia High School MESA Schools Program. ABC Unified School District. COE. MESA Schools Program. Total Award: $2,520. (November 2018 – June 2018) 

Thomas O'Brien. CALTRANS Goods Movement/Logistics Training. USC. CCPE. Center of International Trade & Transportation. Total Award: $118,370. (February 2018 – June 2018) 

Rita Hayes. Aquatic Center Grant FY 2017-2018. Department of Parks and Recreation. SA. Club Sports & Recreation. Total Award: $7,752. (January 2018 – December 2033) 

Erika Holland. Utilizing transcriptomics to assess native versus non-native oyster species recruitment and health status in Newport Bay. USC via NOAA. CNSM. Biological Sciences. Total Award: $8,280. (February 2018 – January 2019) 

Kim Vu. TAACCT Open Online Library for Workforce Development. Trustees of the California State University via U.S. Dept of Labor. CLA. Psychology. Total Award: $120,000. (January 2018 – December 2018) 

Wade Martin. DLBA Entrepreneurship Workshop. Downtown Long Beach Alliance. CLA. Economics. Total Award: $6,500. (April 2018 – May 2018) 

Brian Trimble. 2018 Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program. The Getty Foundation. COTA. University Art Museum. Total Award: $6,000. (March 2018 – August 2018) 

Forouzan Golshani. Boeing 2017 BR&T Projects. Boeing. COE. Dean's Office. Total Award: $12,006. (January 2017 – December 2018) 

Bo Fu. Student Support for the 17th International Semantic Web Conference 2018 (ISWC 2018). NSF. COE. Computer Engineering & Computer Science. Total Award: $18,000. (May 2018 – April 2019) 

Young-Seok Shon. (SC3) - Metalloenzyme Mimics with Unsupported Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts. NIH - NIGMS. CNSM. Chemistry & Biochemistry. Total Award: $110,625. (May 2016 – April 2020) 

Thomas O'Brien. Partners in Sustainability: Online Training for the Transit Industry. USC. CCPE. Center of International Trade & Transportation. Total Award: $45,000. (September 2013 – September 2018) 

Shelley Eriksen. Campus Sexual Assault Program. Cal OES. CLA. Human Development. Total Award: $216,000. (January 2018 – December 2018) 

Paul Buonora & Judy Brusslan. CSULB Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement 2015-2020. NIH - NIGMS. CNSM. Chemistry & Biochemistry. Total Award: $98,066. (April 2015 – January 2020) 

Vasanthy Narayanaswami. CSULB MARC U*STAR Training Program. NIH - NIGMS. CNSM. Chemistry & Biochemistry. Total Award: $343,164. (June 2017 – May 2022) 

Katarzyna Slowinska. Collagen Hybrid Peptides and Facilitators in Targeting-Free Cell Selection and Uptake of Malignant Cells. NIH - NIGMS. CNSM. Chemistry & Biochemistry. Total Award: $442,500. (May 2018 – April 2022) 

The next Provost’s Message will be published on Wednesday, July 18. Items for the upcoming message should be submitted by Friday, July 13, to aa-communication@csulb.edu.