University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Program Hosts Open House

OLLI logo on orange

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University, Dominguez Hills offers educational, cultural, and social opportunities for retired and semi-retired individuals age 50+. To help introduce potential new members to OLLI @CSUDH, an on-campus open house will take place on … [Read more...]

Young Scholars Program Marks 20 Years of Educating High School Students


Thousands of high school students throughout California have been able to earn college credit prior to graduation—saving them money and reducing their time to a college degree— through the California State University, Dominguez Hills Young Scholars Program, which turns 20 in 2014. To mark the … [Read more...]

Gilman Scholarship Give CSU Dominguez Hills Students Chance to Study Abroad

Kris Hale took a break from her teaching and courses to visit one of the many animal parks in Thailand

This year, Kristina (Kris) Hale and Carlos Giron are expanding their world view, literally. The juniors from California State University, Dominguez Hills have been named 2012-13 recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a competitive grant program through the U.S. State … [Read more...]

University’s OSHA Training Center Awarded Exclusive Contract


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training Institute Education Center (TIEC) at California State University, Dominguez Hills has recently been awarded a sole source contract with the Inspections Division of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to provide safety training for … [Read more...]

Justelle Cain: An African American’s Experience in Africa

Justelle wearing a kente clothe wrap in the village of Bonwire

The signs had been there for several years that Justelle Cain would go to Africa one day. They were subtle at first: a conversation about a friend’s trip to Morocco that piqued Cain’s interest in the continent that, at the time, wasn't even on her radar; then a cultural pluralism course on African … [Read more...]

Annual Latinas Juntas Celebrates Mentorship and Support for Students

Lauren Romero (at left) and Sabina Arida display a collage depicting the qualities of a "comadre" or close friend and confidante that they created during the daylong event.

Whether they were first-time participants at Latinas Juntas or returning for another year, Latinas of the CSU Dominguez Hills campus community found strength in their experiences with one another at the annual event, which took place in the Loker Student Union on Dec. 2. Through conversations and … [Read more...]

Central American Teachers Visit CSU Dominguez Hills

L-R: Ricardo Cajas, Urbano Crisostomo, Maria Rodriguez, Jose Manuel Saloj, and Wayner Soto presented a display of cultural artifacts from their various countries for a SEED event at CSU Dominguez Hills

This semester, elementary school teachers from rural schools in Central America and the Dominican Republic visited California State University, Dominguez Hills to learn about primary education in the United States and how to implement best practices in their schools at home. The visiting scholars … [Read more...]

Veterans Week Celebrates Those Who Served

Retired Marine sergeant Charles Palmer gives senior Josue Aguilar a taste of the soldier's life with a helmet, body  armor, and a 30-pound backpack.

The Veterans Day observance at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) was marked by a week of events to thank and honor all military veterans among the students, alumni, faculty, and staff on the campus. President Mildred García greeted student veterans at an invitation-only luncheon … [Read more...]

Mary Talusan Lacanlale: Ethnomusicologist Shares Filipino Music and Tradition

Humanities lecturer Mary Talusan Lacanlale (at far right) shared a workshop on kulintang, a musical tradition of the southern Philippines, in the Multicultural Center..

Students at California State University, Dominguez Hills regularly have the opportunity to learn about the world’s variety of cultures through academic coursework, special events on campus, and simply by attending one of the most diverse universities in the nation. But often, these students are … [Read more...]

Daphne Bradford: OLLI Facilitator Prepares the Next Generation to Teach Their Elders

Daphne Bradford (third from right) was recognized as one of Southern California "Freedom's Sisters" at the Museum of Tolerance. Pictured with her students from Crenshaw High School, L-R: Rene Rosales, Bryce Bailey, Trestan Fairweather, Kevin Rivera, Esaul Parra, Bradford, Mia Henry, Diana Parra-Garcia, and Domonic Wilks. Courtesy of Mother of Many

While hosting her syndicated radio program in 1999, “Gospel Entertainment News” Daphne Bradford had the opportunity to interview Rosa Parks shortly before Parks’ 86th birthday. In her conversation with Parks, who is considered the mother of the modern civil rights movement, Bradford says that she … [Read more...]