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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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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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Conference encourages STEM career paths for female students

Female students in grades 6-12 across the Valley attended the Expanding Your Horizons Conference led by STEM Saturday hosted by The Fresno County Office of Education and sponsored by Fresno State’s Downing Planetarium. Jonathan Dueck, director of STEM (science, technology, ...

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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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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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Science that is out of this world

“The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance – the idea that anything is possible,” said Ray Bradbury, an American science-fiction writer.

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ZSpace: A new dimension in education

Fresno State’s geomatics engineering program is moving into the future with a 3-D technology called zSpace. 

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Our chemical romance: The science behind love

What is love? Poets may say that it is something that cannot be put into words. Philosophers could speculate on what it means to truly love someone. But despite the typical Valentine’s Day decorations, love comes from the brain – not the heart.

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Artificially grown meat could serve as alternative for moral vegetarians

BBC News recently proposed the question: Could vegetarians eat a ‘test tube’ burger? The article describes a new process that uses stem cells extracted from animals to grow artificial beef muscle, which could then be used to make a hamburger patty.

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Program offers nursing school alternative

The accelerated master’s program through Fresno State’s Nursing Department gives non-nursing students the opportunity to become registered nurses, or enter the nursing field with any bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree.

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Researchers seek alternative to ozone depleting pesticide; collaboration key to success

lant parasites do over $120 billion per year in damage to worldwide agriculture.  Chemicals are available to eradicate these parasites, but they present safety problems.

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Department consolidation remains possibility

The Academic Affairs Budget Advisory Task Force has recommended the number of colleges at Fresno State be reduced from eight to seven or possibly six.  The Oct. 26 report recommended a program consolidation and reorganization of schools and colleges in order to reduce administrative costs for Fresno State.

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Culinology students work with campus herb garden

On a warm morning, students traded their backpacks and books for gardening gloves, rakes and clippers to clean up and nurture Fresno State’s certified organic herb garden. They trimmed plants back, weeded the area and worked on a mulch project in the garden.

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Fresno State students work with NASA

In July, a team of eight Fresno State students went to the NASA to conduct an experiment in its Grant Us Space Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program. The students departed to Houston, Texas, on July 5, where they trained for their weightless experiment.

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March 14, 2008: MESA sponsors Central Valley trebuchet contest

Richard the Lionheart used them to invade Muslim lands during the Crusades of the Middle Ages. Central Valley junior high and high school students used them to invade Fresno State’s South Gym on Saturday. [display_podcast]

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Melting message wins award

'The idea of passing this on to our children stuck with me, which is how the whole ice cream thing came to be,' Jason Melgoza said of his i>Fresno State graduate Jason Melgoza used the fear that his 2-year-old son’s future could be threatened by global warming to inspire his award-winning design.nspiration for his design about global warming, 'Ice Cream Melts.'
Fresno State graduate Jason Melgoza used the fear that his 2-year-old son’s future could be threatened by global warming to inspire his award-winning design.

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Biotechnology professor wins service award

New advancements in technology seem to appear more and more often, changing the way we live with the intention to improve all aspects of every day life. These developments go beyond bigger, clearer televisions and the ability to decrease wrinkles ...

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VIDEO: Nov. 30, 2007: Science II mural

The mural in the Science II building depicts different scientifically significant events and periods.

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