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Weekly Wednesday Message

March 6, 2013

Research Awards Announced

2013 CSULB Investigator Research Stimulation Award: In response to a very strong application pool, Academic Affairs and the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs have awarded 21 stipends to faculty to promote grant proposal submission. This is the first time this competition has been held.

2013-14 CSULB Multidisciplinary Research Award: This year we received 18 high quality proposals in response to this announcement. Four awards, requesting a total of $44,348, were selected for funding based upon their level of interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation, student involvement, and overall merit.

Academic Affairs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs are pleased to announce the recipients of this highly competitive and prestigious award:

  • Matthew Becker (CNSM) and Stephen Mezyk (CNSM) - Direct Push Fiber Optic Distribute Temperature Sensing for Monitoring Fine Scale Flow and in Situ Chemical Oxidation Treatment in Shallow Impacted Groundwater
  • Panadda Marayong (COE) and Thomas Strybel (CLA) - Improving the Efficacy of Force-Feedback Display in Integrated Multimodal CSD Piloting Tasks
  • Sepideh Faraji (COE) and Antonella Sciortino (COE) - The Fate and Transport of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles in Soil and Groundwater and Impact on Human Health and Vegetation
  • Sergio Mendez (COE) and Yu-Fu Ko (COE) - Sustainable Green Building Materials: Fabrication of Biofoam/Hemp Boards from Waste Sources

We would like to thank all of the applicants for their submissions to these two award competitions. The quality, creativity and diversity of these award applications were impressive. However, due to the limited budget availability, we are unable to sponsor all projects with innovative ideas.

We would also like to express our gratitude to the review panel for its reviews and recommendations for these two awards. The review panel included the following College representatives:

  • Robert Chi (CBA)
  • Tom O’Brien (CCPE)
  • Shireen Pavri (CED)
  • Gail Farmer (CHHS)
  • Ken Green (CLA)
  • Kevin Kelley and Kris Slowinski (CNSM)
  • Hamid Rahai (COE)
  • Cyrus Parker-Jeannette (COTA)
  • Tracey Mayfield (LIB)


Violence Prevention Workshops Available

CSULB’s On Campus Emergency Assistance Network, Project OCEAN, is hosting Campus Violence Prevention workshops open to the entire campus on March 22.

Project OCEAN supports the overall mental health and wellbeing of our campus community – join us to learn more about how you can protect yourself and others if faced with a threat or act of violence on campus.

There will be two separate workshops on Friday, March 22nd:

  • Morning session for faculty, staff and administrators
  • Afternoon session for CSULB students.

Dr. Tony Beliz, Deputy Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LAC-DMH), is a leading expert on Targeted Violence in Los Angeles County and will be presenting. Dr. Beliz has presented for federal and state law enforcement agencies and a multitude of schools including K-12, community colleges and universities.

Sgt. Rick Goodwin from the University Police Department and Corrie O’Toole, LCSW, from the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program will also speak about safety on our campus.

Please register for the workshop online (make sure to register for the correct workshop, e.g. staff versus student).

Place: USU 205 A,B,C

Time: 10 am - 12 pm for faculty, staff and administrators; 2 pm - 4 pm for students
Date: Friday, March 22


Latino Health Equity Conference Friday

This Friday, March 8, the NCLR/CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training is hosting the second annual Latino Health Equity Conference.


The theme of the conference is “Enriching Health Sciences through Latino Leadership/ Enriqueciendo Ciencias de la Salud a Través del Liderazgo Latino.” Sponsored by NIMHD through the Hispanic Health Opportunity Learning Allicance (H2OLA), the conference is free and open to students and the public. It will be held in the University Student Union ballrooms from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Register online.

The conference will feature keynote speaker David Hayes-Bautista, Director of UCLA’s Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, and the panels will highlight cross-disciplinary health disparities researchers from USC, UC Irvine, University of Texas and Arkansas. Afternoon breakout sessions are tailored to both student and health practitioner audiences and include opportunities such as Affordable Care Act implementation, effective community based programs, and careers in research and medicine. Students will also present posters of their research.


43rd Annual Pow Wow This Weekend

The 43rd annual Pow Wow event will be held on campus this weekend – Saturday, March 9 from 11 am to 10 pm and Sunday, March 10, from 11 am to 6 pm.

The two-day celebration, held in the upper campus quad, will feature American Indian music, dance, food, and arts and crafts. Admission and parking are free. Please note that Lots 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are reserved for participant parking only; spots for faculty and staff will be unavailable in these lots.


Change to Employee Permit Weekend Usage

On weekends employee permits will be valid in the meter and pay-by-space parking slots from 5 pm Friday through midnight Sunday. This change is in effect for all meter and pay-by-space locations.


Did You Know?

The University Bookstore has been chosen as the Collegiate Retailer of the Year by the National Association of College Stores. The honor is given to one college store that displays extraordinary leadership and excellence among the nation’s prominent collegiate retailers. Congratulations to Don Penrod and the staff at the Forty-Niner Shops.



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