Book Signing, April 29: ‘Demonic to Divine: The Double Life of Shulamis Yelin’

Gilah Hirsch slider photo

When Gilah Yelin Hirsch first read her mother’s 70 diaries and discovered the extent of the physical and psychological abuse she had endured from infancy to the age of 16, rather than loathing her, she felt “love, empathy and compassion for her mother,” the celebrated Canadian author Shulamis … [Read more...]

National Poetry Month: 3 CSUDH poets share insights, teaching and their writing


There is a reason the departure from the conventional rules of writing and speaking is often referred to as poetic license. As poets try to tell narrative or more personal stories based on the world around them through their prose, rules on writing could hinder their ability to creatively dissect … [Read more...]

Graphic arts student Adrian Gonzalez featured in Communications Arts magazine

Art and design student Adrian Gonzalez featured in Communications Arts magazine.

Art and design student Adrian Gonzalez scours a thrift store before finding what he is looking for—an old vintage chair. When he gets home, he places it on the floor, cleans it up and takes a seat to try it out. He then stands, grabs an aluminum baseball bat and begins breaking the chair to … [Read more...]

Photography Exhibition Frames Essence of Human Experience

"Money collected from crack-cocaine sales being counted next to a sleeping baby. Roughly $3000- in cash. When I went to get my tripod for this eight second exposure the gang member in charge threw down some guns, bullets and rocks of crack-cocaine."

“Portraits of the Human Experience,” a photography exhibition focusing on incisive contemporary editorial photo essays and portraiture, opens on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the California State University, Dominguez Hill (CSUDH) University Art Gallery, and continue through March 17. WHAT:       … [Read more...]

Students’ Social Media Research Presented at ASCAC Conference

Left to right. Student presenters and the ASCAC conference. Back Row: Tedford Hope, Justin Blakely, and Logan Baughman. Front Row: Arron Baptist, Courtney Taylor, Candace Ross, and Myia Williams.

Seven California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Africana studies students presented their research on ways in which the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations’ (ASCAC) could expand its mission and membership through the use of social media during the  organization’s … [Read more...]

Six CSUDH Students Awarded at 2014 CSU Media Arts Festival

"Parkour: The Art Of Movement" takes second place at CSU Media Arts Festival.

When the video “Loneliness" took second place at the 24th Annual CSU Media Arts Festival on Nov. 8, the round of applause proved to its producer, California State University, Dominguez Hill (CSUDH) alumnus Gustavo Luna, that life doesn't always imitate art, particularly since just minutes before he … [Read more...]

Art and Design Department Guest Lecture: L.A. Designer Chris Do

Chris Do

The Art and Design Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills will host a guest lecture with prominent Los Angeles designer Chris Do on Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Loker Student Union ballroom. An Emmy Award-winning designer, Do is founder and executive creative director of the … [Read more...]

CSUDH Student Becomes Congressional Intern through Panetta Institute

CSUDH student Sean Rodriguez with former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and his wife, Sylvia.

Sean Rodriguez did much more than get a “peek behind closed doors” in the U.S. Capitol building while in Washington D.C. recently. He received the unique opportunity to sit in chairs that have been occupied by congressional leaders, Supreme Court justices and historic American figures. For two … [Read more...]

Margaret White Offers Students and Faculty Service with a Smile

Maggie White at Desk NEW

Margaret “Maggie” White may be described by her colleagues as “the face of the department” or “extremely efficient,” but it was the “blur of smiles,” hand waves and a personal favorite—the hugs— that stood out the most for recent communications graduate Megan Murray. For these and many other … [Read more...]

Playwright Tarell McCraney talks ‘In the Red and Brown Water’

Playwright Tarell McCraney (center, back) visits the CSUDH cast of his play "In the Red and Brown Water."

Theatre arts students at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) who are the cast and stage team in the upcoming university’s production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s acclaimed play “In the Red and Brown Water” were treated to a rare examination of the play when the celebrated playwright … [Read more...]