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College of the Arts Dean Named Interim Provost

D r. Donald Para, dean of the College of the Arts, has been named interim provost at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Para, who begins his new duties on August 7, brings extensive administrative experience and a strong record of academic success to the position. More

Diverse Issues in Higher Education CSULB Ranked Eighth in Awarding Degrees to Minorities  

Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine has ranked California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) eighth in the nation in conferring bachelor's degrees to minority students. It also ranked CSULB:

  • 1st in the nation in awarding degrees in English languages and literature to minority students;
  • 3rd in awarding degrees in visual and performing arts to minority students; and
  • 5th in awarding degrees in health professions and related clinical sciences. More

 Convocation to be Held on August 28

Join colleagues from throughout California State University, Long Beach at the 2009 Annual Convocation on Friday, August 28 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St. All faculty and staff are invited to the reception and continental breakfast from 8 - 8:45 a.m. and the program at 9 a.m. 

Faculty, Students, and Staff Highlights

CSULB students' award-winning photo of a wallaby and bird taken while studying abroad in AustraliaCSULB student Michael Lao won first place in AustraLearn's 2009 alumni photo contest for this photo he took while studying at University of Technology Sydney in Australia. Lao's photo beat more than 350 other submissions from students throughout the United States and Canada. AustraLearn is a provider of study abroad programs to Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. 

Christopher Scoates, director of the University Art Museum, and co-director of 5D: The Present and Future of Immersive Design, made a splash at fmx/09, the 14th International Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Digital Media, which took place May 5-8 in Stuttgart, Germany. Scoates hosted a panel titled Imagination: Visual Arts and Science, which explored the future of the curated confluence of the Visual Arts, New Media and Technology. FMX is the leading conference for animation, effects, games and digital media in Germany and in the past few years, one of the most important international conferences in the industry.

Marine biology student Thomas Farrugia received the best student paper award for his presentation entitled "Testing a new long-term fine-scale positional system for tracking multiple fish simultaneously" at this year's 2009 American Elasmobranch Society meetings in Portland, Ore. Farrugia competed against a field of 25 students, many Ph.D. candidates, from some of the best marine research institutions in the world.  More

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Message from the Provost

Dr. Karen L. Gould, Provost and SVP

Dr. Karen L. Gould, Provost & SVP

It has been an honor and a great privilege to serve as your provost.


Regrettably, our time together has been shorter than I would have liked. However, I am excited about the incredible opportunity to lead and engage Brooklyn College in the years ahead.


I deeply appreciate the opportunity I have had to work with President Alexander, his outstanding leadership team, and all of the wonderful faculty, staff, and students at this remarkable university. I have learned so much from this special place and from the people who continue to make CSULB such a dynamic and inclusive university. I will cherish the friendships made and the inspiring work we have done together.


Although this university and the CSU are facing tremendous challenges, I am certain that the remarkable sense of common purpose at CSULB will prevail. I am confident as well that Interim Provost Don Para will provide the thoughtful and responsive leadership needed at this time.


It has been a joy to support, applaud, and promote your many contributions to the academic life of the campus. 


SPSS Version 15 Software License to Expire

Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 15 will not work after its license expires on September 30, 2009. SPSS users must upgrade to a newer version prior to September 30.

The newer versions are available for faculty, staff and designated campus technicians to download and install at the CSULB Software DepotMore