Professor Terry McGlynn and students discover ‘thieving ants’ are specialized

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A professional, an expert—no matter what title one assigns a member of the most specialized group in an Ectatomma ruidum ant colony – a “Jack of all trades” should definitely not be one of them. In fact, a “cunning thief” might be the most fitting, according to Terry McGlynn, professor of biology … [Read more...]

Water Wise & Life Friendly: Connie Vadheim Educates Community on Natives Plants

Connie Vadheim, adjunct professor of biology, with Ecology Club member Yajaira Bautista.

Following one of California’s driest winters, South Bay gardeners will need to make some choices about their thirsty rose bushes and tomato plants. The good news is that appropriate regional water-wise landscapes are not all cactus and rock gardens, according to Constance M. Vadheim, a CSU … [Read more...]

Going Underground to Understand the Universe

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By Laurie McLaughlin A half-mile underground, an enormous steel tank is filled with 50,000 tons of water surrounded by light-detecting devices. It serves partly as a giant target for cosmic particles—like protons, electrons, and neutrons—raining down on Earth from the sky. One type of … [Read more...]

Professor of Anthropology Jerry Moore Honored with Prestigious Book Award

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The Society of American Archaeology (SAA) has named Jerry Moore, chair of Academic Senate and professor of anthropology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, the recipient of its 2014 Book Award for his book, “The Prehistory of Home” (University of California Press, Berkeley, … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Biologist Terry McGlynn Leads Study in Costa Rica On Bullet Ant Foraging Habits


Terry McGlynn, associate professor of biology, was in Costa Rica in January at the Organization for Tropical Studies' La Selva Biological Station as a visiting professor for its Introduction to Tropical Ecology, a four-week course in field for graduate students. During the month students, who came … [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...]

Q & A: Hamoud Salhi on American Foreign Policy in the Middle East

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Hamoud Salhi, associate professor of political science, specializes in international politics and comparative politics with an emphasis on the Middle East and Northern Africa, terrorism and counterterrorism, and political change in the Third World. He was in Algeria over winter break, during which … [Read more...]

Larry Rosen: Discussing ‘iDisorders’ on NBC LA

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Larry Rosen, professor of psychology, was interviewed by NBC Los Angeles on January 2, 2013, about people's growing obsession to mobile devices, the psychology behind it, and what psychological problems can result. Rosen is the author of "iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and … [Read more...]

Lois W. Chi Named 2012 Katherine B. Loker Friend of Education

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Perhaps more than any other professor in the history of California State University, Dominguez Hills, Lois W. Chi, professor emerita of biology, can say she has seen the university evolve. Chi will be presented with the Katherine B. Loker Friend of Education Award for her longtime commitment to the … [Read more...]

John Carvalho: Shortage of Microbiologists Would Cause Dire Health Care Shortfall

John Carvalho, assistant professor of biology (at left) and John Vu, graduate student, are exploring low-cost methods of identifying bacteria for hospitals in developing countries.

The nursing shortage in the United States has been well documented and reported; however, there is another segment of the health care industry workforce that is in decline – clinical laboratory scientists, also known as clinical microbiologists. According to John Carvalho, assistant professor of … [Read more...]