Author Archives: Leadership Update

NCLR/CSULB Center for Latino Community Health at Cal State Long Beach Receives $1.75 Million Grant from NIH

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year, $1.75 million grant to the National Council of La Raza/Cal State Long Beach Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training (NCLR/CSULB Center for Latino Community Health) for a project aimed at increasing the number of highly qualified Latino graduates prepared to engage in graduate degrees in health disparities research in both biomedical and health science-related disciplines. More

Winter 2011 Issue

A Message from the President

Dear Alumni and Friends: There is an ingrained sense of hope for the future that is apparent among those who work within education. Whether it’s the kindergarten teacher helping children with the very basics, a high school chemistry instructor working … More

Fall 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Geologist’s Work Yields New Insights into San Jacinto Fault, Salton Sea Geothermal Areas

Coping with the summer heat at the base of Southern California’s San Jacinto Mountains, boiling mud at the Salton Sea, and chilly Arctic summers and wandering polar bears on Norway’s Spitsbergen island are all part of Nate Onderdonk’s work as … More

Fall 2011 Issue

8 Students from California State University, Long Beach Named Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars for 2011-12

Eight students at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) were named Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars for the 2011-12 academic year. The one-time award includes $3,000 in funding support, which each scholar will use for specific activities that will help him … More

Fall 2011 Issue

CSULB Student Named National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow; To Study for Chemistry Ph.D.

With California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) bachelor’s of science degrees in chemistry and mathematics now in hand, Delora Gaskins is well on her way to a promising career as a science researcher and potential college professor. As a recipient … More

Fall 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Anthropology Student Studied in Spain After Receiving Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Doris Paredes, a sophomore anthropology major at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), was in Spain this summer taking part in a pair of excavations thanks to a $5,000 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants … More

Fall 2011 Issue

CSULB Student Selected for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship; Will Spend 2011-12 in Belgium

Alyn Euritt, who recently earned a bachelor’s degree in French studies at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), was selected for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Scholarship that has him in Belgium for the 2011-12 academic year. The award … More

Fall 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Student Selected for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship; Will Spend 2011-12 Year in Austria

Robert Bloom, a graduate student in Germanic studies at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), has been selected for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Scholarship that has him in Austria for the 2011-12 academic year. The award covers round-trip … More

Fall 2011 Issue

CSULB Marine Biologist, Students Featured in Discovery Channel’s Shark Week Premiere Episode

Christopher Lowe, professor of marine biology at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and director of its Shark Lab, along with a group of his students are researching great white shark nurseries, health and movements. Their work was featured this … More

Fall 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Faculty Member Begins Work with National Committee on HIV, STD Prevention and Treatment

Britt Rios-Ellis, a health science professor at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), has begun her work as a member of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Advisory Committee on HIV and … More

Fall 2011 Issue

2 Cal State Long Beach Engineering Faculty Receive $1.8 Million Grant to Help Reduce Pollution at Port of LA

Two faculty in the College of Engineering at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) have received a $1.8 million grant to help fight pollution at the Port of Los Angeles through a new application of technology that has the potential … More

Fall 2011 Issue

Stephanie Bryson Named 1st Rhodes Scholar for Cal State Long Beach; Begins Studies at Oxford Next Fall

Stephanie Bryson, a 2011 graduate of California State University, Long Beach, has been named a Rhodes Scholar, the first graduate of the university  to receive the internationally renowned award. The Rhodes Trust named a total of 80 recipients worldwide, 32 … More

Fall 2011 Issue

Department of Education Awards CSULB $2.6 Million to Retain, Graduate Low-Income, First-Generation Students

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) a five-year, $2.63 million grant to help retain and graduate low-income, first-generation and disabled students at the campus.  The grant was awarded to CSULB’s Student Support Services … More

Fall 2011 Issue

U.S. Defense Department Awards $5 Million to CSULB to Support CCDoTT Research and Development

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $5 million to California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to support the the campus’ Center for Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies (CCDoTT), CSULB President F. King Alexander announced. Awarded through a contract with … More

Fall 2011 Issue

California State University, Long Beach Ranks Among Nation’s Top 10 in Awarding Degrees to Hispanic Students

Confirming its status as one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is among the top 10 universities in the nation in both the number of master’s degrees and the number of bachelor’s … More

Fall 2011 Issue

CSULB Receives $4.4 Million HSI Grant to Promote Latino Student Success in Science, Math, Engineering

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) a five-year, $4.4 million grant to help increase the number of Latino students earning degrees in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Awarded through the … More

Fall 2011 Issue

CSULB, ASU Receive $3 Million Grant to Help Develop Experts to Assist People with Disabilities

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and Arizona State University (ASU) will help produce the next generation of experts trained in the skills and equipped with the tools to assist people with disabilities to improve the quality of their lives. … More

Fall 2011 Issue

CSULB Ranks 10th Nationally in Awarding Bachelor’s Degrees to Minority Students According to Diverse Issues

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been ranked 10th in the nation in conferring bachelor’s degrees to minority students. Diverse Issues in Higher Education recently released its annual list of the “Top 100 Degree Producers,” a list of the … More

Fall 2011 Issue

U.S.News Reports CSULB Among Top 10 Colleges in the Nation in Receiving Applications from First-Time Freshmen

In an article published by U.S.News & World Report, Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) was recognized as one of the top 10 colleges in the nation receiving the most applications from first-time freshmen out of 1,339 schools that reported application … More

Fall 2011 Issue

U.S. News Reports Cal State Long Beach Among Top 10 Colleges in Applications from First-Time Freshmen

In an article published by U.S.News & World Report, Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) was recognized as one of the top 10 colleges in the nation receiving the most applications from first-time freshmen out of 1,311 schools that reported application … More

Fall 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Receives ‘Best in the West’ Designation in Princeton Review’s ‘2012 Best Colleges’

 The Princeton Review designated California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) a “Best in the West” college in its website feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” which was posted in August. One of just 121 institutions receiving the “Best in … More

Fall 2011 Issue

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Cal State Long Beach 4th Best Public Regional University in the West

U.S.News & World Report has ranked California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) the fourth best public regional university in the western United States in its 2012 edition of “America’s Best Colleges Guide.” It is the fourth consecutive year CSULB has … More

Fall 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Dedicates New Hall of Science, Largest Capital Project in the Campus’ 62-Year History

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) dedicated its new Hall of Science this fall. It is the largest capital building project in the campus’ 62-year history, and it is also the largest and most expensive building project in the California … More

Fall 2011 Issue

CSULB Among Just 5 Universities in Nation Recognized for Affordability, Quality and Access in Education Trust Report

In a report by The Education Trust, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is one of just five universities in the country recognized for meeting a conservative set of criteria on affordability, access and quality. More

Spring 2011 Issue

California State University, Long Beach Ranked Among 100 Best Values in Public Colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to its list of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2011, which ranks four-year institutions that deliver excellent academics while keeping costs to a minimum. Selected … More

Spring 2011 Issue

The Princeton Review Ranks Cal State Long Beach Among 2011 Top 50 ‘Best Value’ Public Colleges in United States

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) once again has been named one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” public colleges by The Princeton Review, which teamed up with USA Today to present its list of the 100 “Best Value Colleges … More

Spring 2011 Issue

LBSU Basketball Player Selected AP All-American; Named to 4 Other All-American, All-District Squads

The postseason honors just kept rolling in for Long Beach State men’s basketball player Casper Ware, culminating with his selection to the Associated Press (AP) honorable mention All-America Team.   The junior guard is just the second 49er to earn … More

Spring 2011 Issue

California State University, Long Beach Ranked Among Nation’s Leaders in Students Studying Abroad

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) is among the nation’s leaders in students studying abroad, ranking fourth in the nation in the master’s institutions category. CSULB is also fifth nationally in that category for students in “long-term duration of study abroad,” … More

Spring 2011 Issue

More Long Beach Unified School District Graduates Pursue College with Help from Long Beach City College, CSULB

A progress report released this spring on a three-year-old, local initiative to prepare more youngsters for college success revealed promising results, though education officials cautioned that California’s budget cuts seriously threaten further gains. Three years ago, leaders from the Long … More

Spring 2011 Issue

Electric Motocross Bike Created by Engineering Students Wins Cal State Long Beach’s 2011 ‘Innovation Challenge’

An electric motocross bike unique to the United States and developed by a team of students at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) has won the campus’ 2011 Innovation Challenge, which comes with a package of business services and $10,000 of seed … More

Spring 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Industrial Design Student Captures Top Honors in 2011 National Student Design Competition

Alix Armour, a California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) industrial design major, has been named the winner of the 2011 Student Design Competition sponsored by the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD). This year’s competition asked students to create a … More

Spring 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Student Makes History with 3 Scholarships

A student in the Master of Arts in Global Logistics (MAGL) program at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) has earned three merit-based scholarships from the Port of Long Beach, Los Angeles Transportation Club, and Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, … More

Spring 2011 Issue

CSULB Marine Biology Professor, Shark Expert Featured in Inaugural Episode of New Animal Planet Series, ‘I, Predator’

Christopher G. Lowe, professor of marine biology and director of the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), was a featured expert in the inaugural episode of the Animal Planet TV series, "I, Predator," which premiered in January. The … More

Spring 2011 Issue

USDA Awards $3.75 Million Grant to Cal State Long Beach for Project Addressing Latino Nutrition, Childhood Obesity

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a five-year, $3.75 million grant to the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)-Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training for a project designed to address … More

Spring 2011 Issue

CSULB Among Campuses Selected to Begin Planning for Doctoral Programs in Nursing Practice, Physical Therapy

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been granted permission by the CSU Board of Trustees to begin planning two new doctoral pilot programs – the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree and the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree – … More

Spring 2011 Issue

CSULB Group Named Best Collegiate Vocal Jazz Ensemble by DownBeat Magazine; Takes Top Honors at Jazz Festival

April was a good month for Pacific Standard Time, the top vocal jazz ensemble in Cal State Long Beach’s (CSULB) Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. The CSULB group was named winner of the 2010 DownBeat Award for Best Vocal Jazz Ensemble … More

Spring 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Receives Gold, Silver Awards from LAB as Bicycle Friendly Business and University

Officials from the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) presented Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) with a pair of awards this spring as the university was recognized with the organization’s Gold Award as a Bicycle Friendly Business and a Silver Award … More

Spring 2011 Issue

Club Team from California State University, Long Beach Captures Division I National Roller Hockey Championship

For the first time in school history, Cal State Long Beach’s (CSULB) roller hockey club team has captured the Division I National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA) championship, upsetting the favorite in the semifinals before defeating Cal Poly San Luis … More

Spring 2011 Issue

CSULB Receives Grant for ‘My Daughter is an Engineer’ Program to Encourage Girls to Enter Engineering Careers

Statistics show that only about 20 percent of engineering students are women, and that women make up only about 10 percent of professional engineers.  Three women in the College of Engineering (COE) at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) are trying … More

Spring 2011 Issue

Former California Gov. George Deukmejian’s Archive Dedicated at Cal State Long Beach Library

Former California Gov. George Deukmejian has chosen the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) University Library as the repository for more than 3,000 boxes of historical documents chronicling his decades of public service.   Dedication of the George Deukmejian Archive … More

Spring 2011 Issue

A Message from the President

We have come to a crossroads in California, one which threatens the very future of our state. The fiscal disorder that threatens California higher education is not to be taken lightly. In January, Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget included a … More

Spring 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Dance Team Captures 2nd-Place Honors at UDA’s 2011 College National Championships

The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Dance Team added another award to its trophy case, capturing second-place honors at the 2011 Universal Dance Association College National Championship at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Only 13 teams were selected to … More

Spring 2011 Issue

Business Administration Students from Cal State Long Beach Win Undergraduate Division Title at Business Ethics Competition

Three students from the College of Business Administration (CBA) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) turned in the best undergraduate performance at the Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) to win the Kerrigan Award, presented to the undergraduate division … More

Spring 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Political Science Students Capture Honors at Santa Barbara International Model United Nations Conference

Richard Gieser and Dina Alhayek, political science majors at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), received awards for their participation at the 2010 Santa Barbara International Model United Nations (SBIMUN) Conference held last fall on the UC Santa Barbara campus.  It … More

Spring 2011 Issue

CSULB Athletes Capture Javelin, 400-Meter Hurdle Titles at Big West Conference Track and Field Championships

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) junior Randi Hicks claimed the women’s javelin title, and senior Kennth Medwood won the 400-meter hurdle crown at the recent Big West Conference (BWC) Track and Field Championships in Northridge. Hicks won the event with … More

Spring 2010 Issue

CSULB Business Student Finishes Among Nation’s Top Orators at Moot Court Nationals

For a guy who almost quit college a couple of times and changed his major from engineering to business, Tim Appelbaum seems now on track. The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) senior had another verification that his decision to stay in … More

Spring 2010 Issue

Free Tax Return Help Offered Through CSULB Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Accounting majors at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) assisted students and members of the community with their 2009 tax returns free of charge through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program ran through April 9 at the … More

Spring 2010 Issue

Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation Presents $174,800 to Cal State Long Beach for Student Scholarships

The Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation has given $174,800 to California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) that will be used for scholarships to more than 130 students. The check presentation was made by Greg Hill, president of the Long Beach … More

Spring 2010 Issue

CSULB Business Student to Cycle Across U.S. in ‘Journey of Hope,’ Raise Funds for Those with Disabilities

Pushing himself to the limit of his physical abilities while generating funds and awareness to help those with disabilities, Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) student Brent Freeman will participate in Journey of Hope, a 4,000-mile bicycle ride across the United … More

Spring 2010 Issue

CSULB Student Captures 1st Place in National Council for Black Studies Student Essay Contest

Elise McCutchen, a senior in Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), was recognized recently as the first-place winner in the undergraduate division of the National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) Annual Student Essay Contest on the topic … More

Spring 2010 Issue

2 CSULB Students Receive Prestigious Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

Two California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) students received prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships which  allowed them to spend the spring semester studying abroad.  Junior Kathy Tran was at City University of Hong Kong studying international business and Chinese.  Senior … More

Spring 2010 Issue

Graduate Student at CSULB Receives 2010-11 Fulbright Award to Conduct Research in Germany

A master’s degree student studying German at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been selected for a U.S. Student Fulbright Award that will have her conducting research in Germany during the 2010-11 academic year. Roma Claudia Hernández will conduct … More

Spring 2010 Issue

CSULB Professor to Receive 2010 Distinguished Educator Award from American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Richard J. Behl, a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), received the 2010 Distinguished Educator Award during the 85th annual Meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Pacific Section. Behl, … More

Spring 2010 Issue

CSULB Associate Professor of Psychology Selected for Psychological Association’s Early Career Achievement Award

Kim-Phuong Vu, an associate professor of psychology at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), has been named recipient of the 2009 Earl Alluisi Early Career Achievement Award from Division 21: Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology of the American Psychological Association … More

Spring 2010 Issue

CSULB Professor Named “Diversity Champion” for Work in Communicative Disorders of Linguistically Different

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) Communicative Disorders Chair Carolyn Conway Madding was named a Diversity Champion recently by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in a ceremony held in New Orleans. Madding was recognized for her initiation, development and supervision of CSULB’s … More

Spring 2010 Issue

NCLR/CSULB Latino Center Receives $296,000 USDA Grant to Develop Course on Latino Nutrition, Chronic Disease Prevention

Having just completed a two-year project with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)/Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training has received another two-year grant … More

Spring 2010 Issue

CSULB’s New ‘Saturday MBA’ Integrates Business Disciplines to Better Prepare Students for Today’s Business Environment

In Fall 2010 Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) will launch the “Saturday MBA,” a restructured master of business administration (MBA) degree program that is distinguished by an innovative, cross-discipline integrated curriculum designed to teach students to solve the complex issues organizations … More

Spring 2010 Issue

CSULB’s F. King Alexander Named CSU’s ‘President of the Year’ by California State Student Association

F. King Alexander, president of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), has been named this year’s recipient of the “Robert C. Maxson President of the Year Award” by the California State Student Association (CSSA). CSSA is the single recognized voice … More

Spring 2010 Issue

CSULB’s ‘Women Engineers @ the Beach’ Celebrates 10 Years of Attracting Young Girls to Engineering

Celebrating 10 successful years in encouraging young girls to consider future careers in engineering and science, Cal State Long Beach’s (CSULB) College of Engineering (COE) hosted the “Women Engineers@the Beach” conference in March. More than 380 girls from 19 middle … More

Spring 2010 Issue

California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Awards $170,000 to CSULB’s School of Nursing

The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) awarded $170,000 to the School of Nursing at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to support family nurse practitioner training and preparation for primary care careers. CSULB received the largest of … More

Spring 2010 Issue

CSULB Kinesiology Department Celebrates 40 Years of Helping Children with Disabilities on Campus

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) recently marked 40 years of assisting children with disabilities with a special celebration that recognized a pair of on-campus programs and those who have participated in them. “I began thinking that 40 years was … More

Spring 2010 Issue

Strategic Language Initiative at CSULB to Receive $2.88 Million Appropriation from U.S. Defense Bill

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) received a $2.88 million appropriation from a recently approved defense spending bill as the lead institution in the multi-CSU campus Strategic Language Initiative (SLI). U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., along with U.S. Reps. Laura … More

Spring 2010 Issue

CSULB Receives National Recognition for Its Commitment to Service-Learning, Civic Engagement

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) was named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The Corporation for … More

Spring 2010 Issue

National Community College Hispanic Council, CSULB Team Up to Offer NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program

The Educational Leadership Program at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is collaborating with the National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) to offer the NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program this summer at the campus. Established in 1985 as an affiliate of … More

Spring 2010 Issue

Princeton Review Ranks CSULB Among Top 50 ‘Best Value’ Public Colleges in the Nation for 2010

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) once again has been named one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” public colleges by The Princeton Review, which teamed up with USA Today to present its list of the 100 “Best Value Colleges … More

Spring 2010 Issue

CSULB Graduation Rate Efforts Pay Off, Especially for Underrepresented Minority Students

With the recent federal policy emphasis aimed at improving college and university graduation rates led by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the recently launched system-wide “Graduation Initiative” announced by the California State University (CSU), public institutions throughout the nation … More

Spring 2010 Issue

CSULB Featured in National Report for Outperforming Most Institutions in Helping Students Graduate

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) was recognized for its efforts in outperforming most similar U.S. institutions in helping students stay on track and graduate in a major national report released in April by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). … More

Spring 2010 Issue

New Training Program for Marine Terminal Operations Offered at CSULB

A new training program designed for front-line managers and others interested in marine terminal operations is being offered through the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). The Marine Terminal Operations Professional (MTOP) program … More

Spring 2010 Issue

CSULB Graduates More than 9,000 Students in 2009-10

More than 9,000 students will have completed their bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) by the end of the summer 2010 session. The 2010 graduating class is the largest in the university’s history with students … More

Spring 2010 Issue

U.S.News & World Report Ranks CSULB 4th Best Public Master’s University in the West

U.S.News & World Report ranked CSULB the fourth best university among all public master’s universities in the western United States in its 2010 edition of "America’s Best Colleges Guide."  The Western region includes 13 states from Texas to California to … More

Fall 2009 Issue

CSULB Receives ‘Best in the West’ Ranking in Princeton Review’s 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region

CSULB was ranked among the “Best in the West” by The Princeton Review in its Web site feature “2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” CSULB is one of 123 institutions receiving The Princeton Review’s “Best in the West” designation.  The … More

Fall 2009 Issue

University Relations and Development Office Recognized for ‘Overall Performance’ in Fundraising

Showcasing its prowess in fundraising, especially during difficult economic times, CSULB was recognized for its “Overall Performance” with a prestigious 2009 CASE-WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising. Of the more than 900 higher education institutions eligible for this award, only 39 … More

Fall 2009 Issue

Report Ranks CSULB 8th in the Nation in Awarding Bachelor’s Degrees to Minority Students

Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine has ranked CSULB eighth in the nation in conferring bachelor’s degrees to minority students. The university awarded undergraduate degrees to more than 3,190 minority students, who made up nearly 49 percent of its 2008 … More

Fall 2009 Issue

Women Engineers @ the Beach Program Garners Prestigious Award from SWE

Women Engineers @ the Beach, a biannual conference at CSULB designed to attract young girls to engineering, was awarded the prestigious Kimberly-Clark Outreach Event Award in October by the National Society of Women Engineers (SWE). CSULB’s SWE Chapter President Ellen … More

Fall 2009 Issue

Four Championships Lead 49ers to Big West Conference Commissioner’s Cup

Long Beach State earned the 2008-09 Big West Conference Commissioner’s Cup, presented to the campus with the best overall results in the conference’s 18 sponsored sports championships. The cup is the second for the 49er program in the 11-year history … More

Fall 2009 Issue

CSULB Receives 1 of 9 National Beckman Foundation Scholars Program Awards

CSULB is one of nine U.S. colleges and universities to be named a 2009 Beckman Scholars Program recipient by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. This is CSULB’s fourth Beckman award, this time for $96,500, which will provide five undergraduate … More

Fall 2009 Issue

CSULB Receives $5 Million NASA Grant to Establish Center for Human Factors in Advanced Aeronautics Technologies

Due to its dedication to educating large numbers of minority and underserved students, CSULB has been awarded a five-year, $5 million grant by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to create a center that will help make technological advances … More

Fall 2009 Issue

NIH Awards $4.7 Million Grant to CSULB to Improve Minority Health, Health Disparities Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year, $4.7 million grant to CSULB for a project that will improve the infrastructure and capacity for research in minority health and health disparities at the Long Beach campus, including the … More

Fall 2009 Issue

Professors Receive $1.3 Million Grant to Support Stem Cell Research Training

Two CSULB professors were awarded a grant for more than $1.3 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) in support of stem cell research, which will allow students to participate in stem cell research in California and in … More

Fall 2009 Issue

U.S. Department of Education Awards CSULB $299,695 Grant to Expand Graduate School Opportunities for Minority Students

The U.S. Department of Education (DoE) has awarded a $299,695 grant to CSULB for a project that will expand graduate school opportunities for minority students.   The grant will be used to develop and implement a teacher education graduate program … More

Fall 2009 Issue

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards CSULB Research Funds to Support CCDoTT Research in Magnetic Levitation Technologies

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $245,000 to CSULB to support the Center for Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies (CCDoTT) in its research into magnetic levitation technologies. Awarded through a grant agreement with the Federal Railroad Administration, the funding received … More

Fall 2009 Issue

CALVEIN Program at CSULB Earns Prestigious Buzz Aldrin Award

For its contribution to the success of space enterprise in California, the California Launch Vehicle Education Initiative (CALVEIN), a program developed by CSULB and Garvey Spacecraft Corporation (GSC), received the Buzz Aldrin Space Education and Workforce Award from the California … More

Fall 2009 Issue

Marine Biologists Make Discoveries About Offshore Oil Platform Ecosystems

Many of California’s offshore oil drilling platforms will reach the end of their useful productivity in coming years, so state agencies involved with managing ocean resources are expected to decide within the next year or so about how these platforms … More

Fall 2009 Issue

Researchers Study Potential Issues of Popular Imported Fishing Bait, Including Ghost Shrimp

Ask Southern California anglers what kind of bait they like to use and the answer often is “ghost shrimp.”   Although the crustaceans can sometimes be found in local shallow, muddy ocean tidal inlets like Alamitos Bay and Huntington Harbour, … More

Fall 2009 Issue

‘The Beach World’ Provides Students, Faculty Access to Virtual Learning, Meetings and Research

CSULB marketing professors David Horne and Ingrid Martin are avatars, virtual characters they created to demonstrate The Beach World, a new digital campus developed within the realm of Second Life, a free online world imagined and created by its members. … More

Fall 2009 Issue

CSULB Receives Record Number of Undergraduate Applications from Potential Students for Fall 2010

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has received a record number of applications from potential undergraduate students for the fall 2010 semester, according to CSULB President F. King Alexander, who reported a preliminary count of more than 69,000 freshman and … More

Fall 2009 Issue