Issue: Fall 2009

Fall 2009 Issue Leadership Update Newsletter

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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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