How to spot fake news as the coronavirus spreads

Reporters with various forms of "fake news" from an 1894 illustration by Frederick Burr Opper

COVID-19 (coronavirus) information and guidelines are changing at a rapid rate. As the public watches store shelves empty and learn of new restrictions on public gatherings, fear and uncertainty have been the breeding ground for fake news.

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Nowruz exhibition sprouts new beginnings for a new year

Nowruz exhibition

Celebrated by over 300 million people worldwide, Nowruz marks the first day of spring, the vernal equinox, and the expectation of a prosperous and happy year. The ancient poet Jalaluddin Rumi called it a rebirth “on our planet and in our souls.”

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The monumental journey of Anabella Monzon

Anabella Monzon has already had a storied career as an artist. A highly regarded muralist, her creations have graced public spaces in Kansas City, Missouri; Seattle, Washington; and San Diego, California for decades. But that life came to an end when her husband died.

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Fresno State alumna to give bilingual talks on the Playas de Tijuana Mural Project

Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana. Photo by Joe Proudman.

Standing in the sand looking south, it looks like many beach towns around the world. The deafening slow pulse of the ocean overwhelms the voices of the hundreds of people and the squawking seagulls. A boardwalk separates the beach from the seaside shops, hotels and homes, which, looking north, abruptly ends in the Friendship Park. A monument of colorful oversized letters spell “Tijuana — Aqui Empieza la Patria.”

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Series depicting mental health struggle wins top honors at 2020 Student Art Show

Erin Ryan and her piece "Robyn's Egg Blue"

The layered work begins with a deep coat of cyanotype manipulated with sunlight and tannic acid–fading the dark background into the light. Collage, gouache, and drawing elements are added creating intricately detailed imagery through perceived chaos. The artist’s tears became part of the works as the turmoil of her soul laid bare on the 12 sheets of the series.

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VIDEO: Linguistics students learn to ‘Act Like a Teacher’

Act Like a Teacher - Former Linguistics 171 student, Jeanette Yeboah-Amoako, teaches a class in her new job at the American English Institute.

Developed by Cheryl Chan, former director of the American English Institute (AEI) at Fresno State, and Dr. Jaydene Elvin, assistant professor of Linguistics, the “Act Like a Teacher” method goes beyond the theory and coaches students by using theater and acting techniques.

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