Tag Archives: reading

Book club seeks to bring awareness to water issues

A Fresno State group is hoping to make a difference throughout the campus with the help of a single book. The Fresno State Water Cohort started reading the book “Water 4.0: The Past, Present and Future of the World’s Most ...

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Hmong author discusses the ‘bride price’

Mai Neng Moua, a pioneering Hmong author, read from her new nonfiction book last Friday, which questions a common Hmong tradition. Moua said her book, “The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story,” is a memoir of her “journey from trauma,” ...

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This week in entertainment: author readings, film screenings, dance performances

‘Valentine Road’ screening The Cross Cultural and Gender Center’s LGBTQ+ programs and services will host a screening of “Valentine Road,” a documentary about Larry King, a gay eighth-grade student who was shot and killed by his classmate. The screening will ...

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Professor’s ‘mellifluous reading’ grabs attention

An undercover FBI agent, aliens waging war on New York City and a tempting chance at love provide just a glimpse at what readers have in store when they crack open “Mr. Either/Or.” Fresno State professor and author Aaron Poochigian ...

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Poet and alumnus visits Fresno State

The first fall 2017 read for the Fresno Poets’ Association Reading Series kicked off last Friday, featuring poet and Fresno State alumnus Glover Davis. Davis, a professor of creative writing at San Diego State University, has written six poetry collections. ...

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University High School students ranked best in the world

University High School was recognized for its students outperforming students from across the world in the 2015 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Test for Schools. The test evaluates 15-year-old students in math, science, reading, critical thinking and problem solving. ...

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A Conversation With Sandra Cisneros: Audio Gallery

People came from all over the Valley Friday to listen to a lecture and reading from distinguished American author Sandra Cisneros at Fresno State. The Collegian covered both the early discussion and the late-night reading, which drew in more than 500 people at the Satellite Student Union.

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Despite national numbers, local college kids keep reading

The Social Science Research Council, in a new study released last week, found that 36 percent of college students don’t show increased critical thinking skills after four years of postsecondary schooling.

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Has technology made us boring?

In my lifetime the Internet has become a common luxury in every house in America, unleashing new and improved ways to gamble, network with friends and find pornography.

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‘Summer’s come early’

I SHOULD BE FULL OF THINGS TO TALK about. Yesterday was a newsy day.

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Pick up a book!

KIDS THESE DAYS JUST DON’T APPRECIATE a good book. Whether it’s from being burnt out on expensive upper division texts or longwinded seminars with obscure readings, about 42 percent of college graduates plan on never reading a book again, according to a Jenkins Group, Inc. study.

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