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...]

Two CSU Dominguez Hills Professors Awarded Fulbright Scholars Grants

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The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has announced the selection of two California State University, Dominguez Hills professors—Kate Fawver, professor of history, and Kim Trimble, professor of teacher education—as Fulbright Scholars for the 2014-2015 academic year. With … [Read more...]

Excellence Earns Christopher Monty 2013 Lyle E. Gibson Distinguished Teacher Award


California State University, Dominguez Hills assistant professor of history Christopher Monty has a passion for learning and imparting the ability to learn, traits he considers the hallmark of teaching excellence. For such, and upon the recommendation of the Faculty Leaves and Honors Committee, he … [Read more...]

Ericka Verba Granted NEH Fellowship for Life’s Work

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Ericka Verba, associate professor of history at California State University, Dominguez Hills, has been awarded a Fellowship grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to undertake the writing of a biography of 20th century Chilean artist Violeta Parra, the culmination of decades … [Read more...]

John Auld (1940-2012): Historian Remembered for his Commitment to Students, University

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One of California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of History’s earliest professors, San Pedro resident John William Auld, passed away on April 8 from complications of dementia. He was 71. A Midwestern boy, Auld was born Dec. 30, 1940, in Marion, Ohio, and later moved with his family … [Read more...]

Don Hata: Historian Delivers Talk on Japanese American Incarceration

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Emeritus professor of history Don Hata spoke on the political, social, and economic issues that led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and the aftermath of the prison camps on Nov. 29 in the University Library, in complement to  the exhibit, “Building Evidence: Japanese … [Read more...]

Daniel Martinez: Historian Reveals Real Stories of Pearl Harbor

Alumnus Daniel Martinez (Class of ’81, B.A., history) shares his personal connections to the events of Dec. 7, 1941

As chief historian at the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu, Daniel Martinez (Class of ’81, B.A., history) oversees the interpretation of the attack by the Japanese that ignited United States involvement in World War II. As such, the Los Angeles native often has an opportunity to uncover layers of … [Read more...]

University Partners with Historic Adobe Museum for NEH Teacher Workshops

CSU Dominguez Hills partnered with the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum (DRAM) to teach history teachers how to present the colorful history of early California. L-R: Patty McCollom, The Whirled Peas Band; Erin Sturdevant, senior, history; Alison Bruesehoff, executive director, DRAM; Sylvia Contreras, docent, DRAM; Cheryl McKnight, director, Office of Service Learning, Internships, and Civic Engagement; and Laura Talamante, assistant professor of history

Eighty elementary and high school teachers from across the United States spent a week in June at California State University, Dominguez Hills and the nearby Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum (DRAM) learning about the people and cultures that shaped the Los Angeles region in order to enhance their … [Read more...]

Don Hata: Historian Publishes Fourth Edition of Work on Japanese American Incarceration

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A fourth edition of “Japanese Americans and World War II: Mass Removal, Imprisonment, and Redress” (with Dr. Nadine Ishitani Hata; Wheeling, Ill.; Harlan Davidson, 2010) has recently been published by Dr. Don Hata, emeritus professor of history. The introductory summary of the subject, which evolved … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills, Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Receive National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded California State University, Dominguez Hills and Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum a $171,788 grant through its Landmarks of American History and Culture program to offer two weeklong professional development workshops next … [Read more...]