CSU Dominguez Hills Professor Gilah Hirsch’s Documents Archived in Smithsonian

In the early 1970s, Gilah Yelin Hirsch was an artist whose paintings were widely recognized, but it was a time when art by women was rarely in major museums and exhibits around the world. In 1971, to draw attention to the sexism in the art scene, particularly in Los Angeles, Hirsch … [Read more...]

CSUDH Receives $40k California Arts Council Grant to Develop Arts Program on Campus

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) has received a $40,000 grant from the California Arts Council (CAC) as part of its 2016 Creative California Communities (CCC) program to establish the Big City Forum: Praxis Studio at CSUDH, a one-year extracurricular, cross-disciplinary arts and … [Read more...]

Hollywood by the Horns Provides a ‘Voice’ for Student Storytellers

Fearlessly stepping up to the microphone without notes and in front of a live audience, 15 California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) students and two alumni shared dramatic, funny, and tear-jerking personal stories from their lives during the Hollywood by the Horns 2nd Annual “Story Slam” … [Read more...]

Marisela Chávez Honored with ‘2016 Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teaching Award’

For her reputation as an engaging and inspirational educator, and as a champion for high-impact practices (HIPs) at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), Marisela Chávez, associate professor and chair of Chicana and Chicano Studies, was honored with the 2016 Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez … [Read more...]

Ivonne Heinze Balcazar Honored with ‘2016 Excellence in Service Award’

In the past five years alone, Ivonne Heinze Balcazar, associate professor and chair of the Department of Modern Languages, has made major contributions to her department in the form of new Spanish programs and courses, adding to her multitude of accomplishments since arriving at California State … [Read more...]

Toro Forensics Team Grabs Top Honors at PSCFA Conference

Shrewd persuasiveness, incisive interpretation, and keen critical thinking helped California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) Toro Forensics Team achieve two top honors during the 2016 Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association Cool-Off Tournament on April 23-24 at Saddleback … [Read more...]

CSUDH Alumna Linda Rose’s Diverse Work Experience Bodes Well for Student Success at Los Angeles Southwest College

What do employers need? They need people who can communicate, who “understand what they’re doing,” those who can think critically and are “not afraid” to think creatively. “That’s how companies are moving forward, and that’s what our students need to get there,” said Linda Rose, president of Los … [Read more...]

‘Watts Now: a Student Exhibit’ opens in CSUDH’s Cultural Arts Center

… If WE all just reminisce, on lives passed and lives that exist. Then let us live in bliss along with the colors that consist. Something More if There’s Hope. Let us all have S.M.I.T. H. … The stanza is from California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) music student Monica … [Read more...]

Walter Mosley shares his work and personal reflections of the Watts Rebellion

With his wryly clever conversational style, best-selling author Walter Mosley charmed a packed Loker Student Union ballroom after stopping by California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Feb. 16 for a reading from his novel “Little Scarlet,” and to share thoughts about writing, racial … [Read more...]

A Change is Going to Come. But When?

By Laurie McLaughlin What happens after a community rises up in protest and demands an end to inequality, brutality, racism and economic injustice? Justin Gammage, CSU Dominguez Hills assistant professor of Africana studies, examines whether or not civil rights movements — both past and present — … [Read more...]