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Fresno State receives anonymous $1 million gift for genetics, molecular biology research

News release previously published by Fresno State News. A $1 million gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous will fund two areas at Fresno State: student research in genetics and molecular biology and The President’s Circle for Excellence, ...

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Fresno State professor gets funding for breast cancer research

A biology laboratory tucked away in the Science I Building at Fresno State is home to several cancer diseases. And $300,000 in new research funds from the National Institutes of Health are now available to more closely study one of ...

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Highlighting educators’ excellence in the arts

At the end of every academic year, Fresno State professors and faculty are nominated and selected for a variety of awards. Of the 12 faculty members who were recognized this year, four of them were awarded for benefiting the lives ...

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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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Masters student receives highest recognition of student achievement

At 24 years old, April Booth has already received a number of awards especially as a student at Fresno State. Both recently being named a Trustee Emeritus Peter Mehas Scholar for her outstanding academic achievement and commitment to community service ...

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Excitement is building for new research center

The new Jordan Agricultural Research Center is nearing completion, and professors in a number of disciplines are excited about the benefits it will provide for Fresno State and the local community. Sandra Witte, interim dean of the Jordan College of ...

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Sexual assault legislation enforces affirmative consent

The California Senate took one step closer to transforming the way sexual assault is treated on college campuses Thursday, passing the “yes-means-yes” bill that will require students engaging in sexual activity to give unambiguous, affirmative consent. Amid the current national ...

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Compensating our professors

On Wednesday, California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White visited Fresno State. In fulfilling his promise to visit every CSU campus within his first year in office, we also learned that he’s a good sport. He visited with the hump-day ...

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Summertime work and play for faculty

This summer, professors from various departments put their passions into action. From a traditional Nigerian wedding and international visits to the Big Apple, some Fresno State professors made this summer one to remember.

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The end is nigh: Psych-ology

Fresno State psychology professor conducts research on believers of doomsday theories From Bigfoot to the predicted Dec. 21, 2012 Mayan apocalypse, researchers have found that many people tend to dissociate from reality and believe in paranormal ideas.

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No pesticides required; research offers a possible genetic resistance to plant disease

Peppers — an ingredient in so many American dishes are being threatened by a plant disease that is costing farmers a significant amount of money. Root rot of pepper plants infects more than 50 plant species. Innate genetic resistance, meaning disease resistance that is literally incorporated into the plant itself, is one of the ultimate goals of genetics professor and Biology Department Chair Dr. Jim Prince.

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Fresno State cancer researchers seek deeper understanding of cancer issues

Although Hispanic women are not diagnosed with breast cancer as often as Caucasian women, the disease tends to be diagnosed late in Hispanic Women. Biology professor Dr. Jason Bush, who has a Ph.D. in experimental medicine, is examining the link between breast cancer and pesticides.

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