Emeritus Faculty Association Awards Scholarships and Grant to Dedicated Students and Faculty

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The California State University, Dominguez Hills Emeritus Faculty Association awarded its 2014 scholarships and grant to four CSU Dominguez Hills students and a faculty member to encourage professional and academic development in areas such as public service and the life sciences. The … [Read more...]

Emeritus Faculty Association Advances Research and Creative Activity Through Student Scholarships, Faculty Grants

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The California State University, Dominguez Hills Emeritus Faculty Association (EFA), with more than 200 members, administers two student scholarships as well as Faculty Legacy Fund Awards aimed at professional development for faculty. Awards for the 2013-14 academic year were presented to three … [Read more...]

In Memoriam: Joann Fenton

Dean Joann Fenton in 1982.

Joann Fenton, a former dean at California State University, Dominguez Hills, died of cancer in May 2012, Dateline Dominguez has learned. She was 75. Fenton joined the faculty of CSU Dominguez Hills in 1970 as a professor of anthropology, and in 1979 was named dean of the then School of Social … [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 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...]

Stephen A. Book (1941-2012): Mathematician, Researcher Had Impact on Student Success and Aerospace Industry

Statistician Stephen A. Book was an expert on cost assessment.

Emeritus professor of mathematics Stephen A. Book died at his home in Seal Beach, Calif. on January 10. An expert on probability and statistics, he served as a faculty member at California State University, Dominguez Hills from 1970 to 2001. "[Steve] volunteered his garage for my wife … [Read more...]

Doris Okada (1937- 2011): Professor Helped Build Special Education Programs at University

Emeritus professor of special education Doris Okada founded the university's Infant Toddler Development Center.

Doris Okada, emeritus professor of special education, died on Nov. 28 of complications from atypical Parkinson’s disease. Her career at California State University, Dominguez Hills included service as a faculty member from 1975 to 2003, a stent as chair of the Graduate Education Division and … [Read more...]

In Memoriam: James Susumu Imai (1939-2011)

Dr. James Imai (pictured here in 1978) inspired many of his students to pursue careers in the sciences with his simplified, practical, and humorous approach to physics.

Emeritus professor of physics James Susumu Imai died on July 8 of heart failure. He joined the physics faculty at California State University, Dominguez Hills in 1970 and taught classes in physical science, physics within clinical science lab applications, and solid state physics until retiring in … [Read more...]

New desert tortoise species named for former CSUDH biologist

A new species of desert tortoise has been named for the late Dr. David J. Morafka, who taught in the biology department from 1972 to 2002.

A new species of desert tortoise has been named for the late Dr. David J. Morafka, who taught in the biology department from 1972 to 2002. The discovery was made by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey Western Ecological Research Center, the Royal Ontario Museum in Ontario, Canada, the … [Read more...]

Franklin Strier: Shaky Future For Class Action Suits in Conservative Supreme Court

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Franklin Strier had his editorial, “Don't deny justice to everyday folks; Supreme Court will hear two class action suits that may affect this legal avenue” published in Newsday in January. The emeritus professor of business law states that while class action suits have been an “iconic instrument of … [Read more...]