Research Undergrads Attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

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From a study on the effects of salinity on the reproduction and parasite susceptibility of water fleas, to how one’s critical thinking ability predicts positive and negative life events, six science majors from California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) shared their research with peers … [Read more...]

‘Kupe and the Corals’ Children’s Book Inspired by Biology Professor’s Research

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When children finish reading “Kupe and the Corals,” author Jacqueline L. Padilla-Gamiño, an assistant biology professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), hopes they understand that “we’re all connected” to life in the ocean and that all living things “need to be careful with … [Read more...]

CSUDH Student Becomes Congressional Intern through Panetta Institute

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Sean Rodriguez did much more than get a “peek behind closed doors” in the U.S. Capitol building while in Washington D.C. recently. He received the unique opportunity to sit in chairs that have been occupied by congressional leaders, Supreme Court justices and historic American figures. For two … [Read more...]

Professor Needham Shines Light on Cambodian Shadow Puppetry

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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...]

CSUDH Professors Featured, Utilize NBC Learn’s Online Platform

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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...]

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...]

Field Notes from Peru: A Blog by Dr. Jerry Moore and Anthropology Students

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Professor of Anthropology Jerry Moore and four students, Claudio Carini, Michelle Garcia, Martha Ramos, and Steve Rosales, are in Peru using geophysical techniques to help answer archaeological questions at sites dating from as old as 4700 – 4300 BC and as recent as AD 1400 – 1500. This is their … [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...]

Psych Majors Go to D.C. to Present Findings on Self-Esteem and Online Victimization

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A California State University, Dominguez Hills study by a team of psychology students has found that persons with low self-esteem are at a greater risk of becoming victims of online crime, but that safety messaging greatly reduced that risk. Psychology Alumna Vanessa Black and graduate student … [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...]