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Archive for November, 2013

Guest Lecture: “The Language of Jazz and What it Says to Us”

[ November 25, 2013; 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm. ] The Department of Linguistics is sponsoring “The Language of Jazz and What It Says to Us” event on Monday, November 25. This event for Linguistics 100 will include a special guest lecture by Dr. Wesley J. Watkins titled “The Nature of Language” in LA1-214 from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Dr. Wesley J. Watkins, Founder of The... [Read more]

Geography Awareness Week on Campus

[ November 19, 2013 4:45 pm to November 21, 2013 8:00 pm. ] This week is Geography Awareness Week and the Department of Geography is hosting a series of events to promote geographic education in schools and among the public. The events will include documentary films, guest speaker presentations, and more!

Tuesday, November 19 from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in PH1-122 and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.... [Read more]

CLASC Hosts Autumn Art Auction

[ November 20, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] The College of Liberal Arts Student Council (CLASC) will be hosting an exciting Autumn Art Auction event this Wednesday evening to help raise money for CLASC’s events, programs, and student organization funding. Throughout the year, CLASC works diligently to help departmental student organizations and represent students’ voices. Despite the hard work, CLASC can not do all these services... [Read more]

Guest Speaker Presents: The State of Free Speech on Campus

[ November 20, 2013; 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. ] The Department of Journalism & Mass Communication Guest Speaker Series invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and the University community to its Fall 2013 event:
The State of Free Speech on Campus
Greg Lukianoff, President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Greg Lukianoff is the president of the Foundation for Individual... [Read more]

Former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Speaks on “U.S. – Pakistan Relations in 2014 and Beyond”

November 18th, 2013

Cameron Munter
On November 14, The Yadunandan Center for India Studies hosted Cameron Munter on the campus of California State University, Long Beach for a lecture entitled   “U.S. – Pakistan Relations in 2014 and Beyond.” Ambassador Munter was a distinguished U.S. Foreign Service Officer for nearly three decades before his retirement in fall 2012 where upon... [Read more]

Political Science Students Impress Moot Court Tournament

November 14th, 2013

CSULB’s moot court team of Krist Biakanja, IV and Kevin Poush, both political science majors, recently won the 2013 Upper Midwest Undergraduate Moot Court Tournament held at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa on November 8-9. This was the second event that this team has won this season — they also won the California-Texas Classic that was... [Read more]

Study Shows Why Employers Need Liberal Arts

November 14th, 2013


Despite the undervaluing of humanities and social sciences in recent academic discourse, more recent studies are starting to show that employers do value the skills that College of Liberal Arts majors acquire and develop over time.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook 2014 survey (see above figure), employers place their highest value... [Read more]

Prominent Spokespersons Extol the Significance of Humanities and Social Sciences

November 14th, 2013

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences presents the film The Heart of the Matter to further the conversation on the humanities’ and social sciences’ significance to our nation’s educational future.
The Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences is an initiative to strengthen instruction of the humanities and social sciences across... [Read more]

Remembering Former CSULB Professor, Thomas Trombetas

November 7th, 2013

On behalf of the College of Liberal Arts, we would like to take this time to recognize the passing of a former faculty member, Thomas Trombetas. Below is an obituary written by Dr. Barry Steiner, Professor of Political Science at CSULB:
Thomas Trombetas, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, passed away in Greece on November 2, 2013... [Read more]

Talks with Dr. Shira Klein on Italian Jews and the Holocaust

[ November 19, 2013; 4:00 pm . ]
CSULB’s Jewish Studies Program is pleased to bring to Long Beach Dr. Shira Klein for two talks on the Jewish people of Italy on November 19. Her first talk will be held on campus in FO2 101A at 4 p.m. and will cover “The Holocaust in Italy: History and Memory.” This talk is co-sponsored by... [Read more]