Cross-college collaboration benefits students, professors and … chickens

Art and design students show their work from a collaborative project done in conjunction with the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

After meeting at the new faculty orientation in the fall of 2016, Holly Sowles, an interior design professor in the Department of Art and Design, and Dr. Katy Tarrant, a professor in the Animal Science and Agricultural Education Department, accepted a challenge to work with others outside of their own colleges.
In the two years since then, Sowles, Tarrant and students in both of their departments have worked toward creating an environmental enrichment that expands the diversity of welfare enhancements for chickens raised in the agricultural science program. In the process, they have created a richer environment for students in both areas of study.

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Sharing the Fresno State story through music

Anthony Radford, Alejandra Tejada and Maria Briggs at the National Opera Association conference in New Orleans in January 2018.

At the recent National Opera Association Conference in New Orleans (Jan. 3-7), voice Professors Dr. Maria Briggs and Dr. Anthony Radford, as well as master’s graduate Alejandra Tejeda, all presented on behalf of the Fresno State Department of Music.

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Fresno State ranked nation’s No. 17 university by Washington Monthly

Photo showing Washington Monthly magazine's college rankings, with Fresno State at No. 17

The latest national ranking of the top universities in the United States shows Fresno State’s approach to student success is again among the nation’s best at combining academic excellence with economic opportunity. Washington Monthly, a D.C.-based magazine known for its annual rankings of American colleges and universities, announced Monday that Fresno State placed No. 17 on its list of the top national universities, moving up eight spots from last year.

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Research studies across campus apply to real-world issues

Linguistics department heading to do field work in Montana.

From preserving indigenous languages in the College of Arts and Humanities, to drone research in the Lyles College of Engineering, to air pollution research in the College of Health and Human Services, Fresno State faculty and students are tackling some of the region’s most pressing issues and developing new ideas and solutions every day. For students, this focus on applied research offers opportunities to take classroom learning out into the field and gain valuable experience that will help provide solutions for the region or boost job skills needed after graduation.

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