McNair Scholars Program Celebrates 10th Year on Campus

New slider McNair

When California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) alumnus David Turner, III, went to a forum on college affordability in Nashville, Tenn., and posed questions regarding how underrepresented students such as himself fit into the equation, he was a bit astonished to find his inquires dismissed … [Read more...]

PEGS: Helping Graduate Students to Prepare for Thesis


Cleveland Goode made below-average grades as a University of Nebraska undergraduate student. But things improved dramatically years later in his graduate studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills with the help of the Promoting Excellence in Graduate Studies (PEGS) program. Now in the … [Read more...]

Student Research Day: Inspiration at All-Time High

Student Research Day 2012

[Editor's Note: Updated March 2, 2012 with a red asterisk (*) next to the session winners who will represent the university at the CSU Student Research Competition May 4 and 5 at CSU Long Beach] A record 215 undergraduate and graduate students competed at the Seventh Annual CSU Dominguez Hills … [Read more...]

Student Research Day: On the Forefront of Scholarly Research and Creative Work

Students giving poster prsentations at a past CSUDH Student Research Day.

On Thursday, Feb 23, 215 students will be sharing knowledge gleaned from years of study and research at California State University, Dominguez Hills. It’s the Seventh Annual CSU Dominguez Hills Student Research Day. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, and 2011 alumni, the day-long event … [Read more...]

Scott Bigney: Senior Awarded Membership in International Obsidian Studies Society

Anthropology major Scott Bigney is currently working in Chiapas, Mexico, on a regional survey of pre-Columbian ruins.

Senior Scott Bigney was selected for membership in the International Association of Obsidian Studies (IAOS) in recognition of his research on “Characterization of Obsidian from Five Late Postclassic Sites in the Soconusco Region of Chiapas, Mexico.” He presented his findings, which were co-authored … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills Takes Top Honors at Systemwide Research Competition

Back row, L-R: Celso Jacquez (Class of ’11), Alex Keleman, John Garcia, Amy Noble, Alexander Spradlin (Class of ’11), and David Kim. Front row, L-R: Jeanine Mattijetz, Mandy Kusumoto, Heather Karuza, Bree Nguyen, and Kristine Nakama. Seated: Dehra Lopez

Three students from California State University, Dominguez Hills took top honors at the 25th Annual CSU Student Research Competition, a systemwide event featuring the best academic projects from approximately 225 students at 21 of the 23 CSU campuses held at CSU Fresno on May 6-7. The … [Read more...]

Students Share Their Scholarship at CSU Dominguez Hills Student Research Day


From a study on coping strategies of the unemployed in Los Angeles to one on mobile device separation anxiety, more than 100 academic topics will be presented by undergraduate and graduate students during the sixth annual California State University, Dominguez Hills Student Research Day on Thursday, … [Read more...]

Jerry Moore: Anthropologist Selected to Edit Andean Studies Journal

Professor of anthropology Jerry Moore

Dr. Jerry Moore, professor of anthropology, has been selected to serve as editor of Ñawpa Pacha: Journal of Andean Archaeology, beginning in March and will serve for a minimum of two years. The publication, whose name means “antiquity” in the Incan language, is the oldest and most prestigious … [Read more...]

Science Students Represent CSU Dominguez Hills at ABRCMS National Conference

Students from a number of minority science cohorts represented CSU Dominguez Hills at ABRCMS

Students from several science cohorts at California State University, Dominguez Hills attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), which was held in Charlotte, N.C. last month. Four students presented their research at ABRCMS, with Kristie Gordon taking home a … [Read more...]

Anthropology Students Get a Taste of Cacao Farming In Chiapas

Janine Gasco

Many students at California State University, Dominguez Hills spend their summers in various internships in a diversity of fields. Not that many students at the metropolitan institution, however, can say they had the opportunity to work on a rural chocolate farm in Mexico. In June, … [Read more...]