Alumnus Patrick Mitchell’s Quest for a Healthier America

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“Eat your fruits and vegetables!” Growing up, you probably heard that line more times than you can count, and with good reason. Fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone of a healthy diet as outlined by countless state and federal nutrition programs, including the Michelle Obama-spearheaded … [Read more...]

Tara Victor: 2014 Excellence in Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity

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Associate professor of psychology Tara Victor’s interest in the brain was first piqued after taking a neuropsychology course as an undergraduate psychology major at Hanover College. “I began to understand that my interest in basic brain research could turn into an applied clinical specialty. I … [Read more...]

Cuban and CSUDH Faculty, Students Participate in Sociological Exchange

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The idea to take a group of students to Cuba stemmed from an academic visit that Jose Prado made to the island nation when he was a graduate sociology student more than 10 years ago. “I made a promise to myself that, like the professors who took me and other students to study in Cuba, I’d do … [Read more...]

Students Learn Steps to Become Doctors at Tour for Diversity in Medicine Stop on Campus

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Approximately 140 students from universities throughout the Southern California region, as well as local high school students— mostly from ethnic and racial minorities that tend to be underrepresented in the medical profession—came to California State University, Dominguez Hills earlier this month … [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

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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...]

Tour for Diversity Makes Stop at CSU Dominguez Hills to Inspire Minority Students into Medical Fields

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California State University, Dominguez Hills will be among five West Coast college campuses to host Tour for Diversity in Medicine, a grassroots program to encourage and inspire more ethnical and racial minority students to become doctors and dentists by providing them with information and advice … [Read more...]

Benefits of New Equipment a No Brainer for Department of Psychology

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By Wyahee Tucrkile The Department of Psychology is getting a clearer picture of how the mind reacts to different tasks and stimuli thanks to a new piece of equipment called the functional near-infrared spectroscopy, also known as the fNIR. The department showcased its new acquisition during … [Read more...]

University’s STEM Scholars Garner Interdisciplinary Experience at National Conference

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Thirteen years ago, a lone student from California State University, Dominguez Hills attended the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science’s (SACNAS) National Conference at the urging of biology professor, Laura Robles, now acting vice president of Research and Funded … [Read more...]

Fieldwork Enriches Education For Biology Major Erica Parra

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Whether contending with torrential rains, viscous mud or venomous snakes, all under the din of screeching monkeys and the clatter of exotically feathered fliers, things in a densely vegetated rainforest can seem larger than life. But it was a wee creature that captured Erica Parra’s … [Read more...]