CSUSM NewsCenter (History)

2018
November
29,
2018
| 11:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
With an ever-increasing population, amazing advances in technology and overall growth, it’s often challenging for a university to remain connected to its local community while still working to preserve key components of the past. When Cal State Sa...
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September
25,
2018
| 12:59 AM America/Los_Angeles
Oscar Duran forwarded an email about a summer fellowship to his younger brother Juan with a succinct message: You better apply for this. Juan didn’t exactly jump at the opportunity. When Oscar asked how the application was going as the deadline...
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April
27,
2018
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos history professor S. Deborah Kang’s groundbreaking book unmasking the little-known history of our nation’s immigration agencies is quickly racking up the honors, with her new work, "The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on ...
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February
27,
2018
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jill Watts still remembers her first trip to the city of San Marcos. A native San Diegan, Watts was 10 years old when she made the long journey with her mother from their Southeast San Diego home to a chicken ranch in San Marcos. Watts’ father ...
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2016
December
05,
2016
| 06:37 PM America/Los_Angeles
Fawad Alizada doesn’t mince words when talking about the benefits of the Cal State San Marcos Faculty Mentoring Program. “The mentor program is a big reason why I am the first person in my family of 10 brothers and sisters to graduate from college...
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October
24,
2016
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Halloween is just around the corner, and as Cal State San Marcos history professor Dr. Antonio Zaldívar will attest, so is the annual reminder of a particularly dark period in Western history. Zaldívar, whose area of research is the High and Lat...
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June
22,
2016
| 09:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dr. Carmen Nava has lived history, which makes her a perfect fit as the chair of the history department at Cal State San Marcos. Nava grew up in Los Angeles, part of a large Mexican American family that valued public service and public education. ...
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2015
December
01,
2015
| 08:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
Launched on September 4, 1990, just a week after CSUSM opened its doors for the first time as a new university, the first issue of CSUSM’s student newspaper—then known as The Pioneer—was published. The inaugural issue featured a cover story on the...
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November
23,
2015
| 06:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
It is known as the Crown Jewel of San Diego. It is home to one of the most famous zoos in the world. But the first unified use of Balboa Park did not occur until the greenbelt played host to the 1915-16 Panama-California Exhibition celebrating the op...
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September
14,
2015
| 07:39 PM America/Los_Angeles
On Thursday, September 24 California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is pleased to host a free screening of The Rabbi’s Cat, the 2011 French animated film based on the best-selling graphic novel by Joann Sfar. The 6 p.m. screening in Academic Hal...
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March
25,
2015
| 07:21 PM America/Los_Angeles
She is acclaimed for her research on the French Revolution, and she teaches at Cal State San Marcos. And now Dr. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall has been honored with the university’s top distinction, the 2014-15 Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor...
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March
19,
2015
| 09:27 PM America/Los_Angeles
You know you’re doing something right when the British government in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq War opts to plagiarize one of your research papers. Today, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Marashi is an Assistant Professor of Middle East History at Cal State San Marco...
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January
21,
2015
| 09:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
From humble beginnings as a chicken ranch to becoming a bold, innovative university with a forward focus, California State University San Marcos turns 25 this year. To mark the milestone, the University will host a yearlong series of programs, activi...
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2014
June
23,
2014
| 01:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
In fall 2013 the Department of History launched its new Distinguished History Maker in Residence program, focusing on the contributions made by a prominent individual in the region who has helped shape the course of history.“Our goal is to bring indi...
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January
28,
2014
| 01:19 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Department of History at CSUSM has received a generous donation of a collection relating to the Eckes, a prominent North County family best known for their local philanthropy and for developing the poinsettia into a top-selling Christmas plant. A...
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January
27,
2014
| 06:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Department of History at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has received a generous donation of a collection relating to the Eckes, a prominent North County family best known for their local philanthropy and for developing the poinset...
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