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2020
March
09,
2020
| 04:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Since the coronavirus was first identified in China late last year, the pace of the pathogen’s spread has been dizzying and frightening.   As of Monday, more than 110,000 cases had been confirmed in more than 100 countries and territories around t...
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March
06,
2020
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on Friday, March 20 to celebrate the grand opening of the university’s Viasat Engineering Pavilion. The pavilion is named in honor of the Carlsbad-based company that provided a $1.5 ...
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January
23,
2020
| 05:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
Hosting the Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) was an exhaustive process that took nearly two years of planning. But as a small group of conference organizers stood in Cal State San Marcos’ University Student Union ...
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January
23,
2020
| 05:14 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Amanda Melanese learned that John Warner would be speaking at Cal State San Marcos, the fourth-year chemistry student got on YouTube to view some of his past talks. “It was just amazing,” Melanese said. “I had my dad watch them, too. I was li...
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January
21,
2020
| 10:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
Rare is the provost who puts a relatively young university on the path toward adding more than a dozen new academic programs.  Rare is the faculty member who’s such an expert in his field that he has something named after him.  And rarest of al...
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January
13,
2020
| 01:21 AM America/Los_Angeles
A university professor’s career path is a winding labyrinth of research, teaching, grant writing and advising students of varying skillsets and interest levels. Carving time to sit down to write a textbook can sometimes be the most daunting task. ...
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2019
December
19,
2019
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos’ Department of Physics has been named a 2020 recipient of the American Physical Society (APS) award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education. The University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of North Carolina-Chapel ...
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December
11,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Justin Perron grew up like a lot of Canadians – he was practically born wearing ice skates and had dreams of a career in the National Hockey League. Not much has changed. “I still think I’m making the NHL,” Perron quipped. Perron is still we...
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December
06,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When most college students earn a scholarship, the money goes toward helping offset the price of attending school. For David Falconer, it quite simply changed his life. “It means everything,” said Falconer, a Cal State San Marcos junior. “When ...
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October
28,
2019
| 11:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
A neuron is a cell in the central nervous system that transmits information to other cells. Luis Arrioja was sitting in his high school AP Psychology class at nearby Escondido High a few years ago when the lecture turned to neurons and their role ...
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October
17,
2019
| 08:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
The question has vexed astronomers for years: How do water and hydroxyl radicals, which have the same elements as water, surface on asteroids sluicing through space? A paper published Oct. 7 in the peer-reviewed scientific journal “Nature Astronomy” ...
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October
14,
2019
| 10:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Kevin Mendoza remembers his reaction when his robotics adviser at Oceanside High School casually said that Northrop Grumman was looking for students to apply for a STEM learning experience as part of a pilot phase for a new talent pipeline program an...
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October
04,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the planet continues to face serious threats, perhaps the biggest question each of us faces is, “What can I do?” Cal State San Marcos student Michelle Kang asked herself that question. Kang, who is double majoring in kinesiology and mathematics...
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October
03,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Cal State San Marcos as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for its master’s program in cybersecurity, thus placing CSUSM among an el...
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September
25,
2019
| 10:41 PM America/Los_Angeles
The California State University Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved the renaming of Cal State San Marcos’ Foundation Classroom Building as the Viasat Engineering Pavilion. The name change recognizes the $1.5 million gift from Viasat and several ...
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September
19,
2019
| 07:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The first time Jeff Jaureguy attended college, he was aimless and half-hearted. The second time he attended college, he did so mostly to take advantage of a chance to go on an exotic vacation (more on that later).  For Jeff, the third time truly w...
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September
16,
2019
| 07:25 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dr. Reza Kamali-Sarvestani is laying the foundation for a groundbreaking electrical engineering degree at Cal State San Marcos. The program’s founding faculty member came to CSUSM in August from Utah Valley University, where he served as an associ...
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August
15,
2019
| 08:26 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos has received a grant of almost $2 million from the National Science Foundation to conduct research that will help increase the number of students graduating with college degrees in STEM disciplines.  The grant of $1.9 million ...
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August
05,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Living more than 3,000 miles from her family in Colombia isn’t easy for Cal State San Marcos student Silvia Sherman. Though Silvia is grateful for a strong support system of friends in North County, it’s still challenging being a single mom attend...
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June
20,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Rehabilitating fire-scarred hillsides by hydroseeding the terrain may cause more harm than good to the microbial composition of the soil, according to research by Cal State San Marcos students taking part in a groundbreaking new course funded through...
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June
12,
2019
| 06:27 PM America/Los_Angeles
Erick Ochoa was one of almost 20 Cal State San Marcos science and math students who accepted a challenge from a Vista-based business incubator in the spring of 2018.  The challenge was this: Come to our laboratory over the summer and try to devise...
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May
31,
2019
| 05:55 PM America/Los_Angeles
Becoming a provost was never part of Graham Oberem’s plan. He never expected to be an administrator of any type at Cal State San Marcos. But when Oberem steps down as CSUSM’s provost at the end of June, it will mark the end of a 6½-year tenure, mo...
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May
24,
2019
| 10:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
No wind, sun or beating rain could stop them. The class of 2019 showed up in large numbers with family, friends and supporters at this year's commencement ceremonies. This year's graduating class is the largest in California State University San Marc...
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May
22,
2019
| 08:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
Youwen Ouyang and Marisol Clark-Ibáñez first connected in a meaningful way almost a decade ago at a summer “boot camp” for Cal State San Marcos faculty.   Clark-Ibáñez was a coach for the program designed to introduce e-learning to faculty members...
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May
14,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Malika Berens doesn’t know exactly how long she cared for her younger sisters after the three siblings were abandoned by their birth mother while growing up in Kazakhstan. She thinks it was three months. Her middle sister, Madina, estimates that i...
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May
02,
2019
| 01:04 AM America/Los_Angeles
Ashley Jacobs and Marissa Beltran each bring a unique perspective to the CodeQueens Club, a 12-week after-school program coordinated by Cal State San Marcos that introduces high school students to computer coding. Today, Ashley and Marissa work as...
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May
01,
2019
| 01:50 AM America/Los_Angeles
Nearly 3,800 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this month. On April 29, six standouts from the Class of 2019 were honored at a special awards dinner to celebrate their achievements. Honorees were nominated by faculty or s...
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May
01,
2019
| 05:41 PM America/Los_Angeles
Kyle Lunneberg’s life changed forever on April 17, 2017. On that fateful day, his lifelong friend Alex Lazo committed suicide. Lunneberg’s personal and academic life as a student at Cal State San Marcos took an understandable dark turn. But wit...
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April
24,
2019
| 07:28 PM America/Los_Angeles
Rosa Romero’s message is simple: “Whatever opportunities are given to you, take them.” Indeed, Rosa, one of nearly 3,800 Cal State San Marcos students graduating in May, has made the most of every opportunity that has come her way – from services ...
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April
23,
2019
| 07:57 PM America/Los_Angeles
The University Police Department was honored earlier this semester by the Special Olympics at its annual Kickoff Brunch with an award as the “Most Valuable Rookie Agency.” CSUSM Police Chief Scott Ybarrondo was the keynote speaker at the event. UP...
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