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Provost's Message

October 17, 2018

A Message From Provost Jersky

Provost Brian Jersky

Our campus is reinventing itself at a time where change is daunting, but necessary. We are open to exploring our future, and hope you will join us on our collective journey. This is why the upcoming event, Imagine – Beach 2030 – is so important.

Before and during Imagine, several planned activities will take place around campus. One event will be a one-hour webinar, hosted by me, to discuss the future of higher education. The webinar, open to the entire university community, will include a panel of students, faculty and staff on campus. 

I am scheduling the time for October 29 at 1 pm. Please RSVP here to join the conversation.

Here are topics the webinar will explore:

  • Faculty of the future
  • Future curriculum and programs
  • Future of learning
  • Future of a liberal education
  • Future of RSCA
  • Future of higher education

I hope you will be able to engage at this time. During the webinar, attendees can write comments or ask questions. I encourage you to participate if you can.

Have a question about Beach 2030?  We are hosting both Information Sessions and Future Tools Sessions to further understand Beach 2030 and futurist concepts. 

Here is an upcoming video for Imagine Beach 2030 – while on the website, be sure to RSVP to get updates and reminders to participate.

Ever feel like your voice didn’t matter? Now it does - trust the process. In all my academic career, I have not been a part of a process so comprehensive yet inclusive.

I look forward to hearing your voice.

Brian Jersky
Provost and Senior Vice President


News

Academic Affairs News

​In Memoriam

Dr. Ronald A. Kroman passed away on May 10, 2018. He was an emeritus faculty in Biological Sciences.

Grants

Curglin Robertson. Summer Food Services Program. CA Department of Education - Nutrition Services Division. SA. Student Support Administration. Total Award:$7,308. (June 2018 - August 2018) 

Vahid Balali. Automated Measurement of Heavy Equipment Greenhouse Gas Emission: The Case of Road/Bridge Contruction & Maintenance. CSU East Bay. COE. Civil Engineering & Contruction Engineering Management. Total Award: $18,464. (July 2018 - December 2018)

Laura D'Anna. Tobacco and Cannabis Intervention for Young Black MSM. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (University of California). CHHS. CHER. Total Award: $1,106,197. (July 2018 - June 2021)

Joy Goebel. Quality Improvement Resource Center II. VA Palo Alto Health Care System. CHHS. Nursing. Total Award: $27,003. (August 2018 - July 2019)

Laura D'Anna. Los Angeles Tobacco Prevention Networks. Dignity Health - St Mary Medical Center Foundation. CHHS. CHER. Total Award: $76,560. (June 2018 - June 2020)

Tracy Maples. MESA Schools Program 2017-2018. UCOP. COE. Engineering Student Success Center. Total Award: $180,000. (July 2018 - June 2019)

Rebeka Sultana. Performance Analysis of Rainwater Tanks at CSULB. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. COE. Civil Engineering & Contruction Engineering Management. Total Award: $10,000. (September 2018 - June 2019)

Cyrus Parker-Jeannette. 2017-2018 Community Project Grant. Arts Council for Long Beach. COTA. University Art Museum. Total Award: $1,000. (October 2017 - September 2018)

Chris Lowe. Site Fidelty of Fishes associated with OCSD Outfall. Orange County Sanitation District. CNSM. Biological Sciences. Total Award: $14,058. (August 2016 - October 2018)

Christine Whitcraft. Upper Newport Bay Living Shorelines Project. Orange County Coastkeeper. CNSM. Biological Sciences. Total Award: $19,886. (August 2018 - December 2019)

Iveris Martinez.The Experience of Alzheimer's Disease Family Caregivers in a Hispanic Community: Cultural congruence and disparities in utilization of support services. NIH-National Institute on Aging. CHHS. Gerontology. Total Award: $32,962. (July 2018 - April 2019)

Shabnam Sodogari. EARS: Collaborative Research: Overcoming Propagation Challenges at Millimeter-Wave Frequencies via Reconfigurable Antennas. The Regents of the University of California - Irvine. COE. Electrical Engineering. Total Award: $7,615. (April 2018 - July 2018)

Melawhy Garcia. L.A. Care CHW Training. L.A. Care. CHHS. NCLR. Total Award: $13,622. (September 2018 - December 2018)

Frank Fata. Language Training Center 2018-2019. Institute of International Education. CLA. Comparative Literature and Classics. Total Award: $199,940. (September 2018 - May 2019)

Selena Nguyen-Rodriguez. Multilevel Antecedents of Sleep in Latino Youth. NIH - National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. CHHS. Health Sciences. Total Award: $162,699. (August 17, 2018 - July 31, 2023)

Forouzan Golshani. Boeing 2017 BR&T Projects. BOEING. COE. COE Administration. Total Award: $16,647. (January 13, 2017 - December 21, 2018)

Laura, D'Anna. IPERT - CHER Institute. NIH NIGMS. CHHS. CHER. Total Award: $384,681. (September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019)

Eric Marinez. HSI STEM: Si Puedo, Strengthening the Impact by Providing Undergraduate Educational Development Opportunities. US Department of Education. CNSM. Chemistry & Biochemistry. Total Award: $1,201,406. (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019)

Babette Benken. Project HOGAR: Hispanic Opportunities for Graduate Access and Retention. US Department of Education. CNSM. Mathematics and Statistics. Total Award: $593,227. (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019)

Ron Mark. Executive Development Course (EDC). Commission on POST. CHHS. Center for Criminal Justice Research & Training. Total Award: $54,012. (July 18, 2018 - June 30, 2019)

Loretta Enriquez. Educational Talent Search 2018. US Department of Education. SA. Student Support Administration. Total Award: $598,053. (September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019)

Loretta Enriquez. Educational Talent Search - Southbay 2018. US Department of Education. SA. Student Support Administration. Total Award: $265,687. (September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019)

Michelle Scott. Educational Opportunity Center. US Department of Education. SA. Student Support Administration. Total Award: $253,143 (September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019)

Rafael Topete. Trio Student Support Services Disability 2018. US Department of Education. SA. Student Support Administration. Total Award: $242,136 (September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019)

Kristin Powers. An Interdisciplinary Project to promote Culturally-responsive Transition policies, planning and Practices. US Department of Education. CED. Advanced Studies in Educ & Counseling. Total Award: $249,999 (August 15, 2018 - August 14, 2019)

Kristin Powers. Preparing School Psychologists to Implement MTSS. US Department of Education. CED. Advanced Studies in Educ & Counseling. Total Award: $249,970 (August 15, 2018 - August 14, 2019)

Curglin Robertson. Trio Upward Bound II, 2018. US Department of Education. SA. Student Support Administration. Total Award: $378,440 (September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019)

Rafael Topete. TRIO Student Support Services Classic 2018. US Department of Education. SA. Student Support Administration. Total Award: $561,346 (September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019)

Rafael Topete. TRIO STEM Student Support 2018. US Department of Education. SA. Student Support Administration. Total Award: $242,136 (September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019)

L. Kingsford/G. Urizar. BUILD Student Training Core (yr 5). NIH NIGMS. AA. Academic Affairs. Total Award: $2,422,467 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)

The next Provost’s Message will be published on Wednesday, November 14. Items for the upcoming message should be submitted by Friday, November 9, to aa-communication@csulb.edu.