Issue: Winter 2011

Winter 2011Issue – Leadership Update Newsletter

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

CSULB Gets $920,000 Improving Teacher Quality Grant from California Post-Secondary Education Commission

The California Post-Secondary Education Commission has awarded a four-year, $920,000 Improving Teacher Quality grant to California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to support teacher development at the Long Beach Unified School District’s Cabrillo and Jordan high schools. The grant, which … More

Winter 2011 Issue

It’s Here! New Recreation and Wellness Center Opens

The long-awaited campus Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) at Cal State Long Beach is now open for business, and it’s been busy. “Since every student can join, our goal is to have as many of our 34,000 students registered as active members … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Officially Dedicates, Unveils New School of Nursing Building; 1st Addition to Nursing Facilities Since 1975

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) has officially dedicated the campus’ new School of Nursing Building, a $4.3 million project that is the first addition to the university’s nursing facilities since 1975. With nearly 10,600 gross square feet, the new building … More

Winter 2011 Issue

With Incoming Class of 30 Scholars, Cal State Long Beach Welcomes 1,000th President’s Scholar to Campus Since 1995

With the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) welcomed its 1,000th President’s Scholar to the campus, signaling a significant milestone in the life of an initiative that has enhanced the campus’ reputation as one … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Professor Awarded $1.4 Million for Nuclear Fuel Research

Stephen Mezyk, professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), has received a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant to examine the effects of radiation on nuclear reprocessing systems in the Fuel Cycle Research and Development area. The … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Officially Dedicates, Unveils New School of Nursing Building; 1st Addition to Nursing Facilities Since 1975

Before a large crowd of faculty, staff, students and alumni, Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) officially dedicated  the campus’ new School of Nursing Building, a $4.3 million project that is the first addition to the university’s nursing facilities since 1975. With … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Engineering, Liberal Arts Colleges Send 51 Local School Girls to Visit NASA’s Dryden Center

Fifty-one high-achieving elementary and middle school girls traveled in August to the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert, hosted by the College of Engineering (COE) and the College of Liberal Arts’ Center for … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach 1 of 6 CSU Campuses Using $3 Million Grant to Help At-Risk Students Attain College Degree, Become Teachers

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) is one of six California State University campuses to be awarded a total of $3 million by the California Gang Reduction Intervention and Prevention Program to help at-risk students attain a college degree to become … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach’s Green Campus Interns Promote Energy Conservation, Environmental Awareness on Campus

To better increase awareness regarding energy conservation and bridge the divide between students and institutional energy costs, Cal State Long Beach’s (CSULB) new student-led Green Campus Program is working to instill and develop sustainable concepts and practices at the university. … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Ranked 3rd Most Secure University, College in Nation in Magazine’s ‘Security 500’ Rankings

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) was recognized as the third “most secure” university/college in the nation by Security Magazine in its 2010 “Security 500” rankings, released in the publication’s November issue. Only 27 universities and colleges from across the country were … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Listed Among Top 15 Percent of Colleges, Universities and Trade Schools Doing Most to Embrace Veterans

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been listed among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the nation that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. G.I. Jobs, a monthly magazine that … More

Winter 2011 Issue

CSULB Tutor, Recent Grad Receives 2010 Outstanding Tutor Award from College Reading, Learning Association

Jubilee Rodriguez, a summer 2010 graduate of Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) with a B.S. in mathematics, is this year’s winner of the Tom Pasternack Outstanding Tutor Award, given by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Established by the CRLA International … More

Winter 2011 Issue

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Cal State Long Beach 4th Best Public Regional University in West in Its 2011 Best Colleges Guide

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 2011 edition of “America’s Best Colleges Guide.”  The western region includes 13 states from Texas to … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Gets Nearly $1 Million CPEC Grant to Work with Local Algebra Teachers, Increase Students Achievement

The California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) has awarded Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) a four-year, $996,284 grant for a project that will have university professors working with algebra teachers from five Long Beach high schools in an effort to increase … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Biochemist’s Research Supports Premise That Chemical Plasticizers May Contribute to Autism, Alzheimer’s

Who knew that brine shrimp—the tiny creatures popularly known as “Sea-Monkeys”—could reveal problems with chemicals found in plastics or even contribute to potential treatments for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and autism? CSULB biochemistry Professor Roger Acey and students … More

Winter 2011 Issue

CSULB Graduate Awarded International Parliamentary Scholarship; Will Serve 15-Week Internship with German Parliament Member

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) senior Justin Schafer has been awarded the prestigious International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS), which includes serving a 15-week internship with a member of the German Bundestag or German National Parliament. Offered in 25 countries, the IPS … More

Winter 2011 Issue

CSULB President, LBCC President, LBUSD Superintendent Attend White House Signing Ceremony, Make Presentation

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) President F. King Alexander traveled to Washington, D.C. with Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser and Long Beach City College (LBCC) President Eloy Ortiz Oakley to join President Barack Obama at … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Communication Studies Professor Earns 2010 Ehninger Award from National Communication Association

Craig R. Smith, professor of communication studies at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), has been named the recipient of the 2010 Douglas W. Ehninger Award for lifetime achievement in rhetorical scholarship by the National Communication Association (NCA). The Ehninger … More

Winter 2011 Issue

CSULB Receives Largest Number of First-Time Freshman, Transfer Applications Among CSU Campuses for Fall 2011

The final numbers are in after the close of the application deadline for students to attend any of the 23 California State University (CSU) campuses in fall 2011, and Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) leads the way as the system posted record numbers … More

Winter 2011 Issue

CSULB’s College of Business Administration Listed in The Princeton Review’s ‘Best 300 Business Schools

Highlighting its three “affordable and efficient MBA programs,” the College of Business Administration at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) has been named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review and is featured in its guidebook “The Best 300 Business … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Women’s Track and Field Team Earns All-Academic Honors; 4 49er Athletes Named to Division I All-Academic Field Team

The Long Beach State women’s track and field squad has been tabbed a 2010 Division I All-Academic Team by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Meanwhile, four athletes from the 49er men’s and women’s track … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Among Best Public Institutions in the Nation in Improving Student Graduation Rates

Years of focus on improving student graduation rates is paying off for Cal State Long Beach (CSULB). A recent report in The Chronicle of Higher Education showed that over the latest five-year period, graduation rates at CSULB have increased by 13 percentage … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Formerly Homeless CSULB Student Who Took Shelter in Music Rooms Named Recipient of Hearst/Trustees’ Award

When Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) student Brian K. Smith found himself homeless, he didn’t give up on his dream of a university education.  He found refuge in it…literally. The senior Spanish translation and music major used the CSULB music … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Receives ‘Best in the West’ Designation in Princeton Review’s ‘2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region’

The Princeton Review has designated California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) a “Best in the West” college in its Web site feature, “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” which was posted in August. One of just 120 institutions receiving the … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Music Video by Cal State Long Beach Student Wins Grand Prize, $50,000 in OnVidi.com’s Student Film Contest

With all that went wrong during the shoot, Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) student Leah McKissock found it ironic that the song for the music video she was directing was called “Nothing is Wrong.” Despite all the trials and tribulations, however, the final product has paid off…in a big way. More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Receives $1.7 Million NIDA Grant to Study Acceptability, Accuracy of Rapid Tests for Infectious Diseases

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a four-year, $1.7 million research grant to Cal State Long Beach’s (CSULB) Center for Behavioral Research and Services (CBRS) for a project that will … More

Winter 2011 Issue

CSULB Receives $2.25M for College Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded CSULB’s Offices of Educational Equity Services (EES), Division of Student Services, a five-year grant totaling $2,257,296 to administer a College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) for students attending campus from migrant and seasonal farm … More

Winter 2011 Issue