Professor Needham Shines Light on Cambodian Shadow Puppetry

Students learn to create designs in leather.

Despite its name, shadow puppetry glows from a spiritually whimsical manipulation of light; although there was a time when an unfathomable darkness nearly wiped the little-known art form out of existence. From 1976 to 1979, nearly 90 percent of the artists in Cambodia, where shadow puppetry was … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills Named Among Top Universities Granting Degrees to Minorities

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California State University, Dominguez Hills is among the nation’s top 100 universities granting undergraduate and graduate degrees to minority students, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. In the magazine’s “Top 100 Degree Producers” report published this month, CSU Dominguez Hills … [Read more...]

‘Vision Tree’ Project Enables CSUDH Alumnus, Students to Help Military Veterans

Eric, a military veteran, shares his "Vision Tree'

Eric, a U.S. military veteran, hangs his cat’s rescue animal tag on his miniature, three-dimensional tree along with several oranges. The items may seem a bit random, but they are significant to Eric. His cat is his best friend and provides him much-needed emotional support, while the oranges … [Read more...]

‘Feria de Educación’ Attracts More Than 20,000 Latinos

LtoR: Efrain Fernandez, Genesis Alverez and their mother Adriana Alverez.

With a box full of books precariously balanced on his shoulder, Jaime Torres checked out some of the displays on the main fairground during the sixth annual “Feria de Educación” Hispanic education fair at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) on Oct. 11. The day before Torres, who … [Read more...]

CSUDH Staff Recognized for Years of Service, Exceptional Work

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In celebration of their years of service and exceptional work, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) recognized 94 staff members ranging from five to 45 years of service during the 2014 Staff Awards reception held in the Loker Student Union on Oct. 8. Each year staff members are … [Read more...]

Toros and Professional Baseball Players Coach Inner-City Kids


A third-grade girl in an Anderson Elementary School uniform looks excited yet a little apprehensive as she takes her turn swinging at the ball perched on top of a batting tee. She chokes up high on the bat, takes aim. It’s a swing and a miss. “That’s okay,” says Kevin Lugo, a kinesiology major … [Read more...]

CSUDH Professors Featured, Utilize NBC Learn’s Online Platform


California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is the latest campus to contribute to the California State University (CSU) system's growing collection of informative and educational videos posted on NBC Learn's Campus Perspectives collection. Produced by the College of Extended and … [Read more...]

Convocation: Poised for Growth, CSUDH Looks to the Future

Convocation, 2014, Hagan at podium

With his sights on the future, California State University, Dominguez Hills' (CSUDH) President Willie J. Hagan told the more than 250 faculty, staff and students who attended the 2014 Fall Convocation that the state of the university is strong and poised to achieve its full potential. Just one … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills Welcomes New Staff

Fall 2014 New CSUDH Staff

California State University, Dominguez Hills welcomes 28 new staff members and administrators who have come on board since the close of the Spring 2014 semester. Join Dateline Dominguez in congratulating them on their new positions and welcoming them to the Toro Family! New staff are listed below by … [Read more...]

Introducing: New Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty 2014


California State University, Dominguez Hills welcomed 18 faculty members appointed to full-time tenure/tenure-track positions for fall 2014. While some are familiar faces, having previously taught part-time on campus, the majority are new. Join Dateline Dominguez in congratulating them on their new … [Read more...]