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Is Google’s algorithm racially biased? This Fresno State alumna thinks so

Fresno State alumna Safiya Umoja Noble visited campus last Friday to talk about how Google algorithms can be racially biased. An algorithm is commonly defined as a process or a set of steps that can be followed to achieve a ...

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CineCulture receives Spirit of Abraham Award

Fresno State’s CineCulture film series has been selected by the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno as the recipient of its 2018 Spirit of Abraham Award. The Spirit of Abraham Award recognizes groups or individuals who aid in the understanding of ...

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Author of ‘George’ to give campus lecture during Diversity Week

Author Alex Gino is scheduled to visit Fresno State to give two lectures and to speak with an LGBTQ+ English class reading his book. Gino’s talks are part of Fresno State’s Diversity Week and will take place in the University ...

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Forum explores freedom of speech – two ASI candidates weigh in

The relationship between diversity and the First Amendment was examined last Thursday in “The Religious and Cultural Context Freedom of Speech” forum. “Freedom of speech is the basis for a democratic and free society,” said Veena Howard, a Fresno State ...

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New dean says ‘the library was a refuge’

Libraries have always been a part of Delritta Hornbuckle’s life, no matter where she has been. “My father picked cotton on the fields of east Texas in the summers before trying to go to school,” she said as she reflected ...

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Diversity in dance celebrated during Homecoming Week

Fresno State students got into the swing of things during Tuesday’s Diversity Dance Workshop, and event that was part of Homecoming Week.. Hosted by the Cross Cultural and Gender Center, the workshop allowed students to learn different cultural dances and ...

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Free showing of Frida Kahlo film in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month continues at Fresno State with a free showing of the film “Frida.” The film will be shown on Sept. 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the university’s Henry Madden Library, room 3212. The film portrays ...

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Deaf artists put on show at Poetry Jam

Though they can’t hear, deaf artists were heard by others Wednesday as they expressed their views on how society may sometimes interpret deafness as a disability. The deaf artists were featured in the Cross Cultural and Gender Center’s Poetry Jam ...

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Meet ASI’s two newest senators

Amber Malhi and Cody Sedaño are the newest senators at Associated Students, Inc. and they are filling the student government’s two newest positions. They have plans to get their constituents active, involved and ready to share their voices. As a ...

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Rallying through peace, Fresno State protesters stand against hate

As Charlottesville, Virginia recovers from racial violence, Fresno’s Tower District bloomed Saturday morning with unity at a rally against white supremacy. “I wish all the rallies were as well-organized and coordinated as this one,” said Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer. ...

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Hmong culture spreads throughout campus

Music, history, language and traditional clothing were shared with the campus community April 28 as Hmong culture was brought to life at the University’s Speaker’s Platform in honor of Hmong Day. “Here at Fresno State, we do serve a large ...

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Ballot offers two referendums

ASI referendum Associated Students, Inc. is proposing a referendum to add two additional senate seats to its current body of 15 senators and four executives. The addition would change Article IV of its bylaws. The two proposed senate positions are: ...

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Cecilia Ruesta: Reflecting campus diversity

At age 18, Cecilia Ruesta, knowing no English, immigrated from Peru to the United States as an undocumented student. “It’s almost like you don’t have an identity, you don’t have something that can prove that you are you,” said Ruesta, ...

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Professor wins national multicultural award

Dr. Jenelle Pitt, a Fresno State associate professor, earned national attention after winning the Sylvia Walker National Multicultural Award in September for her research and efforts to expand opportunities for people with disabilities, especially those from a minority background. Pitt ...

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New Training Program aims to make safe environment for the LGBT community

The LGBT+ Allies Network initiated the new Safe Zone Training Program as a way to promote a safe and welcoming environment for LGBT+ students at Fresno State. The purpose of the network is to make sure that LGBT students are ...

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Fresno State earns national honor for diversity

Fresno State has been nationally recognized with a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the second-consecutive year. The HEED award is presented by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, one of the oldest and largest diversity-focused publications in higher education. The ...

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University’s diversity recognized with weeklong event

Fresno State is recognizing diversity on campus by holding the second annual Cross Cultural Celebration Week, a weeklong event celebrating different cultures that make up the campus community. Geraldine Panelo Elizondo, assistant director for student involvement at Fresno State, along ...

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International Student Week aims to recognize campus diversity and promote study abroad

Fresno State is gearing up for International Student Week, a series of events aimed at recognizing the campus’ diverse culture and promoting study abroad opportunities. The weeklong festivities will run from today to Sunday and feature cultural performances, scholarship information ...

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