Fresno State launches Institute for Media and Public Trust

Jim Boren will lead the Institute for Media and Public Trust

~ Excerpted from FresnoStateNews.com Fresno State has established the Institute for Media and Public Trust to study media literacy and “fake news,” and develop strategies to restore trust in all forms of media. The First Amendment will be at the center of the Institute for Media and Public Trust’s work, said President Joseph I. Castro. […]

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FOOSA Festival 2018 happening June 10-24

FOOSA Festival Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy Thomas Loewenheim, Artistic Director June 10-24

The Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy (FOOSA), a project of Youth Orchestras of Fresno (YOOF) and Fresno State’s Department of Music, is holding its two-week intensive program June 10-24, on the Fresno State campus. The program centers around the FOOSA Philharmonic, a selective pre-professional level orchestra that provides graduate school, college and high school musicians the opportunity to learn from and work alongside professionals and faculty members.

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This month in the Arts and Humanities — May’s Top 5

May's Top 5 Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities

We reflect on the exciting events this month in the College of Arts and Humanities. Here are the top five stories from the month of May. Arts and Humanities student excels in France while completing his degree See how MCLL undergraduate student of distinction, Leslie Hille, has succeeded during his time studying abroad in France. […]

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Music alum featured on Education Matters

Music alum Michael Gutierrez featured on Education Matters

Congratulations to Michael Gutierrez, choir director for Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District. Gutierrez, a 2013 music education graduate from Fresno State’s Department of Music, is featured in Education Matters!

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Mediator Mentors program will celebrate Mediator Mentor Appreciation Day

Mediator Mentor Appreciation Day May 24 (Pictured Dr. Tahvildary and President Castro)

Fresno State’s Mediator Mentors Program, under the Department of Philosophy, will celebrate Mediator Mentor Appreciation Day Thursday, May 24, located in North Gym 118.

Directed by the Philosophy Department’s Dr. Negin Tahvildary, the goal of the program is for students, as part of a university-public school partnership, to learn the valuable tools needed in supporting the development of conflict resolution skills in school children.

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Symposium embraces complexities of late alumnus, poet

Juan Felipe Herrera speaks at a national poetry symposium, “Together We’ll Be a Song: A Celebration of Andrés Montoya.”

Photo above: Juan Felipe Herrera gave a rousing keynote to open the symposium, followed by readings by winners of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize with Francisco Aragón. ~ Article and photos by Jefferson Beavers, communications specialist, Department of English More than 30 published authors from all over the country, including U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe […]

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Lyles Center, Ethics Center and BBB honor Jim Boren with ethical leadership award

Celebration of Ethics to honor Jim Boren

A new partnership between the Better Business Bureau Serving Central California & Inland Empire Counties and Fresno State’s Lyle Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and The Ethics Center will celebrate ethical leadership and highlight the good work done in our community. The “Celebration of Ethical Leadership” event, at noon to 1:30 p.m. on May 9 […]

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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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