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Fresno State professor selected by magazine as ‘emerging scholar’

Fresno State associate professor Larissa Mercado-Lopez is featured in “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education” magazine as a 2018 Emerging Scholar. Mercado-Lopez is among 15 other individuals featured as “emerging scholars” in the magazine’s January edition. The magazine explains that the ...

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Using social media as a tool to teach

Teachers are no longer looking at social media as a distraction for student learning. They instead are embracing these new platforms as teaching tools and encouraging their use in the classroom. Dr. Monica Billen, assistant professor in the Kremen School ...

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University gallery curator dies in bike crash

Edward Lund, a local artist and gallery technician for the Fresno State Department of Art and Design, died in a bike crash during the Levi’s GranFondo charity bike race in Sonoma County on Saturday. Lund, 54, worked for the university ...

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Professor makes Top-5 list on RateMyProfessors

Fresno State communication professor Jonathan Hernandez ranked fifth in the nation on RateMyProfessors.com. The website is owned and operated by MTV’s College Network, mtvU. It is a  website designed for students to rate professors, universities, junior and community colleges. “RateMyProfessors.com ...

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Bakersfield Congressman steps up to run for Speaker of the House

Three days after current House Speaker John Boehner announced his decision to leave Congress, Bakersfield Congressman Kevin McCarthy announced Monday he’s running for the position. McCarthy, the current House Majority Leader, is widely expected to win the position when Boehner ...

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Retired Fresno State professor showcases the 70-year struggle for LGBT civil rights in book

Lillian Faderman, a retired Fresno State English professor and author, released her new book “The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle,” Sept. 8, as the story of LGBT civil rights in the United States. Federman, who began to write ...

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New campus community helps Native American students “reconnect with the culture”

The new Native American scholars learning community culturally engages American Indian students through lectures, classes and experiential activities. The learning community, initiated this semester by the Fresno State’s Native American Staff Association, consists of five courses and currently has 22 ...

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Studying abroad offers the world to students

Fresno State gives students the opportunity to travel around the world, visit historic landmarks and make everlasting memories by studying abroad. The university offers study-abroad programs in at least 30 countries, from more traditional countries such as the United Kingdom, ...

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Construction students see High-Speed Rail up close

As steel, concrete and windows came tumbling down, Fresno State construction students observed the demolition of the old Del Monte building in Downtown Fresno on Monday, the property being cleared for the California High-Speed Rail project. Part of a demolition ...

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Fresno State gets a stellar experience during solar eclipse

The Fresno State community was treated to a stellar experience Thursday as the Central Valley Astronomers held a solar-eclipse viewing event outside the campus’ Downing Planetarium. Equipping onlookers with telescopes, pinhole cameras and tinted film, which allowed them to view ...

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Ethics lecture discusses Hobby Lobby

Dr. Alfred Evans, a professor emeritus of political science at Fresno State, spoke on the Supreme Court’s recent highly-publicized Hobby Lobby decision calling it a victory for religious freedom during a Thursday night ethics lecture. The lecture was hosted by ...

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Obama to detail ISIS strategy in speech

Don Lee and W.J. Hennigan contributed to this report / Los Angeles Times (MCT) President Barack Obama plans to address the nation today to outline a broader offensive against Sunni militants in the Middle East, a move welcomed by a ...

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Campus experts weigh in on social media activism

Before cable television outlets could break news of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., at the hands of a white police officer, there was already a mass buzz on Twitter – intense debate on racial injustice that spurred the ...

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Professor says ‘No’ to laptops

Geography professor Michelle Calvarese is trying to give her students the best learning environment possible, using a seating chart and no-laptop policy.

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Visually impaired professor advocates for the disabled

William Dailey is walking down a packed hallway through throngs of people with his faithful dog Farley, a black lab that helps him navigate the busy campus of Fresno State. Dailey, a professor of gerontology, is visually impaired.

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R.I.P. Dr. Anderson

When Dr. Rodney Anderson failed to show up to consecutive classes, part of me knew something had to be wrong. Dr. Anderson, whom my friends and I, when speaking of him, affectionately called Rodney, just did not miss class.

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Political science lecturer Dr. Rodney Anderson dies

Dr. Rodney Anderson, who taught a variety of political courses at Fresno State since 1996, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 6. He was 46. The announcement to campus was made by Dr. David Schecter, the department chair, who added that Dr. Anderson died “peacefully at his home.” The cause of death has not been announced.

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Decorated enology professor to retire after 40 years of teaching

For the  past 40 years Ken Fugelsang has provided countless students with the education necessary to make it in the wine industry. His students have won hundreds of awards, and after four decades of service to the university, he will retire this spring.

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