CSUSM NewsCenter (faculty)

2017
September
12,
2017
The National Symposium on Academic Palliative Care Education and Research is being held on campus in the USU on Sept. 28-29, 2017. This national event is the only gathering of its kind that provides innovative ideas and tools for faculty who wish ...
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January
30,
2017
SAN MARCOS – California State University San Marcos psychology professor Keith Trujillo has been recognized with the prestigious 2017 Wang Family Excellence Award in the category of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Service. The California St...
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January
05,
2017
Dr. Arun Sethuraman is using the power of bioinformatics to unlock the secrets of life. “My interest is in looking at how we can use the power that we now have with computers and computer programming to make sense of this huge of amount of biologi...
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2016
August
28,
2016
The fall semester at Cal State San Marcos kicks off with nearly two dozen new faculty, several new programs, the grand opening of The Sports Center and the highest enrollment in campus history. President Karen Haynes, the most senior president in ...
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August
16,
2016
Gerardo Dominguez, an associate professor of physics at Cal State San Marcos, is among the 2016 Class of Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) Award winners, Great Minds in STEM announced Friday. Dominguez, a faculty me...
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August
05,
2016
It is a sure bet that Christina Holub will be ready if “Shark Tank” ever comes calling. Holub, recently hired as an assistant professor of public health at Cal State San Marcos, created a wellness-focused academic planner to help students better c...
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July
20,
2016
John Eme is familiar with the misconceptions some people have about alligators and crocodiles. He had some himself. Eme, an adjunct faculty member in Cal State San Marcos’ biology department, has been researching alligators and crocodiles for a...
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June
27,
2016
Patricia Stall, a California State University San Marcos faculty member since 2003, has been appointed director of CSUSM’s School of Education. Stall is a professor of secondary literacy in the School of Education. She teaches in the Single Subjec...
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June
13,
2016
Surfing might just be the closest thing a person can get to walking on water. Those who practice the sport—and rough estimates place the number at about 20 million worldwide—cite the adrenaline rush, the escape from the daily grind and the earthy sub...
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April
27,
2016
California State University Chancellor White met with Cal State San Marcos faculty, staff and students on Monday, April 25, as part of his yearlong “Innovations in the Classroom” 23-campus tour. It was White’s fourth visit to CSUSM during his more th...
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April
25,
2016
Dr. Rebeca Perren didn’t take the traditional path in becoming a professor of marketing at Cal State San Marcos. In fact, her primary motivation in leaving her native Panama was to pursue her passion of skydiving. “There was not much skydiving goi...
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April
18,
2016
Dr. Devan Romero is dedicating her career to improving the health of others. The Cal State San Marcos assistant professor of kinesiology has helped establish a wellness program at a local high school, works with the community to adopt healthier st...
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April
07,
2016
A new book by Cal State San Marcos Catherine Cucinella, assistant professor of literature and writing studies, asks readers to contemplate, recognize and understand the borders that make up our world—those that societies construct and those that cons...
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March
29,
2016
California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will kick off the second annual What gives your life meaning? (WGYLM) campus campaign in April to raise awareness of the importance of articulating values and beliefs for healthcare decisions between lov...
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March
07,
2016
College students from the local area will soon have the opportunity to apply for research assistant positions in a wide variety of projects across the discipline of psychology in both animal and human models. This program was made possible by a $20,0...
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February
26,
2016
The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) to develop a program on American Indian digital media and culture. This is the first grant that CSUSM has been awarded from the Keck Foundation. ...
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February
01,
2016
When a group of California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) students started sending curriculum to a seven-student cohort in prisons throughout Southern California, they never thought their program would grow to more than 200 active students behin...
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2015
October
22,
2015
Re-membering our Ancestors: Discovering Ourselves, an exhibit curated by California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Professor David Avalos, proclaims, with vivid colors and creative displays, the sense of loyalty people have to one another in...
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October
16,
2015
Jocelyn Ahlers is not only trying to save the history of California’s indigenous people, she’s also hoping to help build their future. The Cal State San Marcos professor of linguistics and chair of the Liberal Studies Department is a linguistic an...
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October
06,
2015
A first-generation college student who went on to earn her Ph.D. in zoology, Kimberly D’Anna-Hernandez, an assistant professor at Cal State San Marcos, is helping students from a myriad of backgrounds flourish at the collegiate level. “Cal State S...
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September
02,
2015
Assistant Professor Badal Joshi is helping to mold the applied mathematics program at Cal State San Marcos. “I feel I can have a great impact on how the program evolves here,” said Joshi, who earned his Ph.D. at Ohio State University and taught at...
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August
27,
2015
This summer, the work of Cal State San Marcos students, faculty and staff were featured in news stories by regional and national media. If you missed the headlines, the CSUSM News Team invites you to enjoy this curated list of highlights. More headli...
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June
04,
2015
Given his druthers, Dr. Vassilis Dalakas would rather be playing professional basketball. But the noted consumer psychology and sports marketing expert found his calling as a college professor, and he has no regrets about landing at Cal State San Mar...
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April
09,
2015
When Rafael Hernandez looks across the Cal State San Marcos campus, he sees a university steeped in diversity, a university not afraid to take chances, and a university that is actively trying to expand its efforts to serve the underserved. These are...
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March
25,
2015
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
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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March
11,
2015
The next time you see Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch fighting for an extra yard or two after being hit by an opposing linebacker, you may be watching more than a determined Pro Bowl star determined to secure a first down. Or so says ...
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February
25,
2015
As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we salute the faculty who are making a difference in our students' lives every day. Dr. Rajnandini Pillai is a leader. And the Cal State San Marcos professor of management—who also serves as executive director...
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2014
August
13,
2014
Cal State San Marcos Researchers, in partnership with SDG&E and Rainforest Automation, show that social norms motivate customers to positively change their habits. ...
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February
26,
2014
Researchers at Ohio University in collaboration with European colleagues have named a new group of red algae Sheathia after CSUSM professor Dr. Bob Sheath, an aquatic biologist and one of the preeminent experts on North American freshwater algae. The...
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