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AVP Announces Plans for Office of Academic Technology

A ssociate Vice President for Academic Technology Don Gardner is bringing technology services within the Division of Academic Affairs together under one organization, enhancing efficiency in ways that will eventually lead to greater technology support for faculty, students and staff. More

CSULB Hosts 32nd Annual Student Research Conference

California State University, Long Beach is hosting the Social Science Research and Instructional  Council’s (SSRIC)  32nd Annual Student Research Conference  on May 2, bringing together students and faculty from the CSU and California community campuses. More

CSULB Forum Addresses Youth Educational Options

A diverse group of students, parents, community leaders and educators are coming to California State University, Long Beach to discuss “Youth Educational Options: Pathways to Your Future” during the fifth annual Community Issues Forum April 18 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Pointe.  More


Faculty, Students and Staff Highlights

College of Business Administration students involved in the Student Center for Professional Development (SCPD) donated close to 1,500 textbooks to students at Burnett Elementary School in Long Beach in March.  This was the eighth book drive organized by SCPD.  The bus ride from CSULB to Burnett was made possible through a donation from the office of Supervisor Don Knabe. SCPD provides resources and opportunities that support business students from college entry to graduation. It has received two excellence awards from the National Association of Student Personnel Administration (NASPA).

Frank Baber, associate professor in the Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration,has been named Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Environmental Policy at the Politecnic Institute of Turin for 2009.  The Turin Chair is one of only 38 Distinguished Chairs among more than 850 Fulbright awards granted to U.S. faculty each year.  According to the Fulbright Commission, the Distinguished Chairs are the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program.

CSULB Alumnus Tim Buchholz is traveling to New York this month to perform with Grammy Award-winning musician Bobby McFerrin. Buchholz was invited to participate in a week of workshops for young musicians offered by McFerrin, an innovative vocalist and composer whose hit Don’t Worry Be Happy climbed the charts worldwide in 1988. The weeklong workshops and rehearsals will conclude with a vocal improvisation concert dubbed, “Instant Opera” at Carnegie Hall.

California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) Women’s Studies Department received a proclamation in honor of Women’s History Month for the work they do with students. Long Beach City Councilmembers Tonia Reyes Uranga and Gary De Long presented the proclamation.  

Archaeology Professor Daniel Larson was part of a team of experts who began searching for murder victims that may have been buried in the desert by Charles Manson and his followers in the 1960s.  Larson, who has used advanced technology to help find mass graves throughout the world, used an instrument that can look 12 feet into the ground.  He took more than 2,000 readings of the ground in an effort to determine whether dirt had been moved.  He will return to the area in the future to conduct more tests.  More

Message from the Provost

Dr. Karen L. Gould, Provost and SVP

Dr. Karen L. Gould, Provost & SVP

As part of our efforts to enhance support for research, scholarly and creative activity at CSULB, Interim Associate Vice President for Research and External Affairs Jim Till and I are pleased to invite you to the first university event designed to showcase outstanding examples of recent and ongoing research, published works, and the creative accomplishments of our faculty and students. 


The All University Celebration of Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity, scheduled for Thursday, May 1 at The Pointe, will feature posters, exhibits, and materials illustrating the diversity of the creative and scholarly accomplishments of our faculty and students. The event is open to the public from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. following a luncheon and awards program for this year’s SCACS and grant recipients and student research awardees. 


I encourage you to participate by displaying one or more posters highlighting your current research and creative projects or by providing scholarly and creative work, such as published books, articles, and creative contributions for display.  If you would like to submit a poster or work for display, please contact Robin Moore in the Office of University Research or contact Robin Moore in the Office of University Research. 


In addition, I encourage you to visit the University Student Union on Friday, May 2 when we will be hosting the Social Science Research and Instructional Council’s (SSRIC) 32nd Annual Student Research Conference.  This conference will feature exceptional research in all areas of the social sciences conducted by students at CSU and California community college campuses.  I would like to thank Professor Jose Moreno and the entire planning committee for their hard work and commitment to making this event a success. 


It is our hope that both of these events, the first annual All University Celebration of Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity and the Student Research Conference, will shine a light on some of the tremendous accomplishments of our faculty and students and further our sense of pride in the breadth and quality of research, discovery, and creative work at CSULB.