CSUSM NewsCenter (CSM)

2018
August
08,
2018
Cal State San Marcos is one of six California State University campuses that earned National Science Foundation funding to support educational opportunities for math and science students pursuing a K-12 teaching credential. CSUSM will receive $842...
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August
02,
2018
Few job titles have earned the envy status that Judith Downie ’94 has in San Diego County. When Downie introduces herself as a craft beer historian, jaws drop and questions begin to pour in. It’s an unexpected title for a librarian, especially one...
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August
02,
2018
San Marcos, CA – Students in Cal State San Marcos’ Summer Scholars Program will present their work during the Summer Scholars Poster Showcase from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Aug. 9 in the campus’ University Student Union Ballroom. The event is free ...
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June
25,
2018
Jesus Perez wasn’t always heavily involved in the physics community at Cal State San Marcos. But joining the Society of Physics Students changed that. After joining SPS, Jesus started attending conferences and participating in physics events on ca...
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June
21,
2018
Cal State San Marcos is among 57 colleges and universities selected for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence Initiative, which provides $1 million in grant support over five years for each institution. HHMI announced Wed...
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May
16,
2018
When Katherine Kantardjieff graduated from USC in 1979, she was one of only three women to receive a bachelor’s of science in chemistry, and there were no female faculty members in the department. In the decades since, women have become much more ...
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May
15,
2018
The epiphany came when Mariana Arevalo was imparting a bit of parental advice to her oldest son as he was readying to enter high school. Education, she said, was of paramount importance. College, she emphasized, was the key to a better future. “Af...
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May
04,
2018
More than 3,500 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this month. On May 1, five standouts from the Class of 2018 were honored at a special awards dinner to celebrate their achievements. Honorees were nominated by faculty or ...
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May
03,
2018
It was more than just sending a balloon up into the air. This balloon was filled with 5 kilos of helium and carried a payload of sensors and an ionization chamber measuring cosmic radiation, acceleration, wind speed, air pressure, temperature, and mo...
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May
02,
2018
Jenny Veyna is justifiably proud of her many achievements at Cal State San Marcos. A senior biochemistry major, Veyna will become a first-generation college graduate later this month, and she even tried out to speak at commencement on May 18 (she was...
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April
24,
2018
Mission Hills High School junior Mitra Zarinebaf is like a lot of her friends. When it comes to using the latest technological gadgets, she was a pro. When it comes to understanding the technology behind those gadgets, not so much. Until now. Than...
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February
09,
2018
A gifted artist who grew up in Valley Center, James Oakley’s dreams of becoming an illustrator went by the wayside because industry dynamics were lacking in appeal. So he enrolled at Cal State San Marcos to explore other alternative careers. It tu...
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February
08,
2018
San Marcos, CA – Cal State San Marcos President Karen Haynes announced Thursday that Carlsbad-based global communications company Viasat, together with several employees, has invested $1.5 million to become the founding partner of the University’s en...
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February
08,
2018
Cal State San Marcos’ burgeoning engineering program took another major step forward on Thursday. President Karen Haynes announced during her annual Report to the Community address that Carlsbad-based global communications company Viasat, together...
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January
12,
2018
Damien Brantley’s foster mother always told him he should attend college. Despite her encouragement and his desire to pursue higher education, there was still the matter of preparing for the rigors of college as a first-generation student. As D...
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2017
December
21,
2017
As the end of the year quickly approaches, many are already looking ahead to 2018. But before putting the finishing touches on your list of New Year’s resolutions, let’s take a look back at some of the many successes at CSUSM in 2017, and some of ...
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December
07,
2017
Born and raised in the highlands of Kenya, Dr. David Bwambok was mesmerized by the healing powers in traditional medicinal plants often employed to treat villagers in place of modern pharmaceuticals. He set out to find out why, earning a Ph.D. fro...
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December
04,
2017
It’s all about teamwork. That’s the message in the partnership between the Computer Science & Information Systems Department at Cal State San Marcos and Hunter Industries. ...
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September
29,
2017
Francisco Fernandez arrived in the United States in 2011 with dreams of pursuing an education so he could help his family in Mexico. Francisco took English classes, obtained his GED and enrolled in community college while working at a car wash to ...
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September
18,
2017
In February 2001, Eric O’Neill helped capture the most notorious spy in United States history, Robert Philip Hanssen. O’Neill will speak at Cal State San Marcos on Tuesday, Sept. 26, retelling a thrilling story of espionage while weaving in what i...
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September
11,
2017
Talk about leveling the playing field. Cal State San Marcos, determined to boost academic success and job readiness of computer science majors from low-income families, has secured a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation...
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August
28,
2017
The fall semester at Cal State San Marcos kicked off Monday with nearly three dozen new faculty, several new programs and the highest enrollment in campus history. President Karen Haynes, the most senior president in the CSU system, opened the 201...
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August
11,
2017
One of the attributes that attracted Ed Price to Cal State San Marcos was the opportunity to be on the ground floor in developing new programs. “Having been involved in the development, for instance, of our applied physics degree, it’s tremendousl...
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July
31,
2017
Julie Jameson knows the importance of Cal State San Marcos’ STEM Summer Scholars Program for students. Jameson, an associate professor of biology at CSUSM, and fellow biology professor Betsy Read direct the program, which provides students an oppo...
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July
26,
2017
San Marcos, CA – Students in Cal State San Marcos’ Summer Scholars Program will present their work during the Summer Scholars Showcase from 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Aug. 9 in the campus’ University Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and op...
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July
19,
2017
“Cal State San Marcos is providing a center for learning and discovery in North San Diego County while strongly serving the region.” -- Dr. Casey Mueller Dr. Casey Mueller has been intrigued with animals since she was a little girl growing up o...
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June
28,
2017
“I enjoy hearing from former students telling me that they are working at a top tech company and are using the same principles they learned in my class.” -- Dr. Ali Ahmadinia   He’s only been teaching at Cal State San Marcos for a little more ...
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May
23,
2017
“I enjoy instructing and molding the minds of our future generation because the students in the classroom today will be the researchers in the labs solving critical problems tomorrow.” – Dr. Robert Iafe Dr. Robert Iafe has the best of both worl...
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May
16,
2017
More than 3,300 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this month. On May 1, six standouts from the Class of 2017 were honored at a special awards dinner to celebrate their achievements. Honorees were nominated by faculty or s...
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April
21,
2017
Nearly a decade as a refugee after fleeing a brutal civil war? Check. U.S. Marine combat engineer in Iraq and Afghanistan? Check. Promising biochemist who has been accepted into among the most prestigious research institutions in the world? Check. ...
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