In historic partnership Jain and Hindu communities establish joint Endowed Chair in Jain and Hindu Dharma

Images: Hindu Goddess Saraswati calendar art; Shri 1008 Mahavir Swami by Dayodaya.

The groundbreaking partnership between the Jain and Hindu communities and the University underscores a mutual commitment to educating current and future generations of students about the principles of nonviolence, dharma (virtue, duty), justice, pluralist philosophy, the interconnectedness of all beings and care for the environment through Hindu-Jain texts, philosophies and traditions.

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2020 College of Arts and Humanities Gift Guide

Christmas Tree with Bulldog football helmet ornament

Students, faculty, and alumni of the Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities have created some exciting products over the last year that would make fantastic gifts this holiday season!

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English Studies symposium focuses on the sublime

Dr. Emiliano Treré

Dr. Emiliano Treré, a senior lecturer in media ecologies and social transformation at Cardiff University in Wales, will deliver a keynote address entitled “Taming the Sublime: The Ambivalent Political Implications of Technological Visions” as part of the fourth annual Students of English Studies Association symposium on Dec. 10 and 11.

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A Rising Recent Grad

Fresno State alumna Gina Avalos sets up her shot for KSBY-TV.

Avalos graduated from Fresno State in May with a degree in media, communications and journalism. The final two months of her college experience were flipped upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, as her classes shifted to virtual instruction.

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Lecture explores the role of women in the Portuguese monarchy

Painting of Maria the II

The Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute invites the community to join Monique Kelley-Vallance, Ph.D. in Portuguese history from U.C. Santa Barbara, in a conversation on “Portuguese Monarchy: A Discussion of Gender and Power in the Portuguese Royal Court.”

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30 years at Fresno State; Q&A with Ruth Aparicio

Ruth Aparicio in her office

In August 1990, Ruth Aparicio was brought on as a temporary worker in the Graduate Studies office. Just weeks later, she was hired as a full-time employee. She transferred to the Linguistics Department several years later, then to the Philosophy Department. In all, Ruth has been with the College of Arts and Humanities for about 25 years.

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