CSUSM NewsCenter (Faculty)

2019
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
16,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Change is coming to Cal State San Marcos next fall with an exciting, new dining experience focused on community, quality, value, sustainability and variety. The university’s dining café will open on the first floor of The QUAD in time for the star...
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October
07,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Before its recent renovation, the media production studios at Cal State San Marcos was a nice space for students, faculty and staff to explore and create utilizing a pair of traditional video studios with control rooms, overhead lighting and a large ...
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September
30,
2019
| 10:37 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Joely Proudfit was a young professor at San Francisco State, she began teaching a class – a version of which she still teaches today – about American Indians in film and media. Her lectures and the course material made clear that Proudfit, a ...
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September
23,
2019
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Sean Visintainer went looking to fill a library position in his role as head of special collections and archives at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley last year, he stumbled across a job listing at Cal State San Marcos. The listing was...
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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
30,
2019
| 07:20 PM America/Los_Angeles
Growing up in Georgia, Holly Hampton dreamed of living in California at an early age. However, as she began to grow into a career as a librarian, she accepted that her plan was not going to come to fruition. In fact, her career was moving in the o...
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August
26,
2019
| 08:18 PM America/Los_Angeles
The fall semester at Cal State San Marcos kicks off Monday with a new president, nearly two dozen new tenure-track faculty and more than 16,000 students. Dr. Ellen Neufeldt began her tenure as CSUSM’s fourth president on July 1, succeeding Dr. Kar...
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August
23,
2019
| 01:22 AM America/Los_Angeles
With its official opening on Aug. 26, Cal State San Marcos’ Extended Learning building moved from first shovel to first class in just 16 months. As the largest academic building on campus, the six-story, 135,000-square-foot EL building (ELB) brings a...
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July
11,
2019
| 09:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
Like millions of parents over the last half-century, Tom Holm read “Island of the Blue Dolphins” to his daughter when she was in elementary school. The classic 1960 children’s novel by Scott O’Dell chronicles the tale of a 12-year-old girl named Kara...
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July
02,
2019
| 10:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Merryl Goldberg knows a good leader when she sees one. When she met Dairrick Khalil Hodges early last year through their roles in the San Diego Creative Youth Development Network, she could tell immediately that he was something special.  “At the ...
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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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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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April
17,
2019
| 10:26 AM America/Los_Angeles
When you walk around campus this spring, you can see a noticeable pop of color thanks in no small part to the Southern California super bloom. An unusually rainy winter and spring season has led to the local phenomenon that has resulted in nearly ...
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April
15,
2019
| 09:23 PM America/Los_Angeles
Judy Bauerlein has lived in Southern California for more than a decade, but she still has Pennsylvania in her bones.   Bauerlein was born in Ambler, a northern suburb of Philadelphia, one of 11 children in a family that’s a hodgepodge of German, I...
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March
25,
2019
| 05:07 PM America/Los_Angeles
If she were to list the truly unbelievable days in her life, Lalitha Nataraj will most likely forever put a fall day in September 2017 at or near the top. Having just stepped onto dry land following a Disney cruise with her family, the librarian a...
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March
14,
2019
| 08:42 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos professor Christiane Wood has written the book on innovative education. Literally. Wood’s new publication, “The Literacy of Play and Innovation: Children as Makers” (Routledge, 2019) provides an in-depth study of four early ed...
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March
07,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
For Mary Robertson, it felt like the first day at a new school.   Her heart was pounding. She was racked with self-doubt. Would the kids like her? Would she fit in?  It was the fall of 2010, and Robertson was standing outside an LGBTQ youth dro...
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February
21,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dr. Xiaocong (Simon) Fan came to Cal State San Marcos in December after nearly two decades at Pennsylvania State University to help build a new software engineering program. His impact is already being felt. Fan is a driving force in developing cu...
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February
11,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dr. Andrew Spieldenner is impacting policy and attitudes on HIV. Spieldenner, an assistant professor of communication at Cal State San Marcos, is one of two new North American delegates to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), whi...
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January
10,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Suzanne Moineau still remembers how she felt after teaching a class as part of her doctoral program at UC San Diego. Moineau had stepped in when her mentor had to miss a class, and it proved to be a transformational moment. “I was totally hooke...
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January
02,
2019
| 07:50 PM America/Los_Angeles
Richard Armenta knows what it feels like to be the lost student in the back corner of a cavernous lecture hall.   He knows what it’s like to be just a face in a crowd, to feel removed from and intimidated by professors, to struggle to find his way...
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2018
November
20,
2018
| 10:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
The way Laurie Stowell sees it, writing has been the poor stepchild of public schools for far too long. The Cal State San Marcos professor of literacy is trying to change that through the San Marcos Writing Project, a comprehensive effort aiming to b...
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September
19,
2018
| 07:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
In 2015, Palomar Mountain was one of nine bucket-list rides highlighted by Bicycling magazine in a feature called “The Best and Hardest Climbs in the U.S.” For some, it may indeed be a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list ride. For Cal State San Marc...
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September
10,
2018
| 12:21 AM America/Los_Angeles
Welcome to the start of a new academic year at Cal State San Marcos. I hope that you, as fellow professors, had time this summer to engage in things that bring you joy, and that make you feel rejuvenated. I know that many of you taught in summer sess...
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August
28,
2018
| 08:55 PM America/Los_Angeles
Kambiz Hamadani, a Cal State San Marcos assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is among 26 faculty members being recognized by the California State University system with Faculty Innovation and Leadership Awards for their commitment to st...
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May
23,
2018
| 11:11 PM America/Los_Angeles
Malesha Taylor wants to help instill confidence in her Cal State San Marcos students to pursue a career in music if that’s their dream. “A lot of people think you can’t have a musical career, that it’s just a hobby,” said Taylor, who joined CSUSM’...
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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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April
19,
2018
| 07:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Any number of accomplishments might come to mind when one thinks of Merryl Goldberg. Acclaimed saxophonist. Leader in arts education. Wang Family Excellence Award recipient. One achievement that probably doesn’t come immediately to mind? Ski...
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April
13,
2018
| 05:22 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos is going high-tech in an effort to bolster enforcement of its recently implemented smoke- and tobacco-free campus policy. The new endeavor will utilize a cellphone-friendly tracking app to scan QR codes placed on existing sign...
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