From March 30, 2014 to April 5, 2014 Bonnie Bade (Professor, Anthropology), Michael Hughes (Associate Professor, Modern Language Studies), Elizabeth Matthews (Associate Professor, Political Science) and Dean Adam Shapiro took a touar of academic opportunites for CSUSM student in Quito, Ecuador and the Andes. (see photo below)
On March 15, 2014 as part of Super Stem Saturday, Anthropology held a "CSUSM Community Ethnobotany Garden Event" where Anthropology students and alumni greeted STEM visitores and educated about the origin of the CSUSM Community Ethnobotany Garden, layout of the garden, properties of plants, microscopes and other research tools of ethnobotany, and Anthropology courses dedicated to the cultivation of the garden in collaboration with local plant knowledge bearers. Families planted native plants such as oak and wild strawberry in the riparian plant habitat and the chaparral ecosystem habitat sections of the garden.
On January 31st Liliana Rossmann (Professor, Communication) and Kevin Kilpatrick (Lecturer, Sociology) attended the 48th Annual San Diego Public Library Local Authors Exhibit Reception. Kevin's young adult books Diego Dragon and Liliana's book, Transcending Gangs: Latinas Story Their Experience, are featured in the exhibit (see picture below). The exhibit will be on display from February 1 - February 28, 2014.
Dreama Moon's (Professor, Communication) COMM 454 Communicating Whiteness class held its 10th Annual Whiteness Forum on Thursday, Dec. 5. To mark this anniversary, a panel of experts expanded on the topic. The following faculty members composed the panel: Sharon Elise (Professor, Sociology), Lisa Flores (University of Colorado, Boulder), Tom Nakayama (Northeastern University), and Vincent Pham (Assistant Professor, Communication). It was moderated by Michelle Holling (Associate Professor, Communication).
Vincent Pham (Assistant Professor, Communication), in October, moderated the film “The Learning” as part of the 4th Annual Asian Film Festival partnership with the Pacific Arts Movement (and its San Diego Asian Film Festival). As part of his “Asian Americans and the Media” course, his class attended a screening of the 14th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival.
Pablo Martin's (Lecturer, Communication) MASS 302: Production and Context students took a field trip to the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank to watch the taping of their new sit-com,Mom. The trip was coordinated by its Emmy Award-winning Director of Photography, Steve Silver (Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory).
The Political Science department organized a talk entitled "The Middle East in Five Minutes." Professors Salah Moukhlis (Professor, Literature and Writing Studies), Ibrahim al-Marashi (Assistant Professor, History), and Cyrus Masroori (Associate Professor, Political Science) talked. Over 100 students attended (picture below).
The Literature and Writing Studies department hosted 3 events for the fall series of the Community and World Literary Series feature readings with authors:
Martha Stoddard Holmes (Professor, Literature and Writing Studies) led a discussion of the One Book-One San Diego novel Caleb's Crossing at the Poway Library in November.
On April 23rd, 2013 from 12:00pm-1:00pm Professor Ibrahim Al-Marashi gave a talk about Ten Years after the Fall of Baghdad: The Iraq War and the History of Media and Conflict in Markstein 125. Presented by Phi Alpha Theta, the History Club and the History Department.
On April 14th, 2013 Wesley Schultz (Professor, Psychology) was interviewed in an article published in the Wall Street Journal titled "Recycled Emotions."
On April 9th, 2013 the Visual & Performing Arts' play titled "Dreams in the Sand, a Story of Immigration, Deportation, Death and Dreams" was featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Click this link to view the article.