Linguistics receives StarTalk grant to teach Chinese to school children

StarTalk grant will allow Fresno State Linguistics to teach Chinese to area school children

A StarTalk grant will allow the Linguistics Department to teach Chinese to 40 area school students this summer through a free summer camp. The Department of Linguistics at Fresno State applied for and received a StarTalk grant, a program funded by the National Security Agency and administered by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland. StarTalk aims to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking and teaching critical need languages, according to the website.

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Featured Supporters: David and Linda Brown

David H. Brown and Linda Hammer-Brown

It is from the support of our generous donors that the College of Arts and Humanities thrives in the ability to aid students through their academic careers with the establishment of scholarships, as well as in further developing our faculty, resources and facilities. This is why we are grateful in recognizing our supporters the Rev. David H. Brown and Linda M. Hammer-Brown, whose wonderful gift to the College will benefit many future students of the Department of Theatre Arts in becoming an endowed scholarship.

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Fresno State collaborates on High School Journalism Day at FCC

Fresno State MCJ collaborates with Fresno City College

Fresno State and Fresno City College partnered up for High School Journalism Day Friday, March 9, to introduce students to opportunities in the field of journalism. The event was held at the Fresno City campus in the Old Administration Building.

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Doug Hansen talks of decision points between life’s ‘Bookends’

Art by Doug Hansen's "Bookends" exhibition

~ By Lisa Maria Boyles, communications specialist for the College of Arts and Humanities In figuring out how to frame his artist’s lecture, illustrator/artist Doug Hansen reached back to his earliest memories as an artist, back to his childhood as the eldest of six children in an artistic family. It all comes down to choices […]

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Spanish translation, interpreting courses incorporate service-learning component

From left, Flaviana Pulido, Professor Indira Sultanic and Jennifer Cushing

~ Pictured above, from left: Flaviana Pulido, Professor Indira Sultanic and Jennifer Cushing helped volunteer with Spanish translations at a recent community health fair provided by California Health Sciences University. ~ By Lisa Maria Boyles, communications specialist for the College of Arts and Humanities Even though this is her first semester as an assistant professor […]

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President’s Commission examines future of the Arts and Humanities

Dora Westerlund talks to the President's Commission on the Future of the Arts and Humanities

Earlier this year, Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro announced the formation of a President’s Commission on the Future of Arts and Humanities, during his State of the University address in January. Since then, commission members have been selected and have been meeting since September.

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Meet the Rhetoric & Writing Studies faculty of the English Department

From left, Dr. Virginia Crisco, Dr. Rubén Casas, Dr. Magda Gilewicz, Dr. Bo Wang, Dr. Tom McNamara and Dr. Reva Sias

The Fresno State faculty who are teaching in the Rhetoric & Writing Studies program in the Department of English are working to change the conversation about writing on campus, in the community, and beyond. This fall, we introduce you to these professors and tell you about the ways in which their research, teaching, and service to both the university and to the discipline intersect.

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