Juan Felipe Herrera wins Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Juan Felipe Herrera in front of an orange patterned wall in the Laureate Lab Visual Wordist Studio.

U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera, a professor emeritus of Chicano and Latin American studies at Fresno State, won a Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize in recognition of outstanding lifetime achievement in poetry.

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In Memoriam: Dr. Ray McKnight

Ray McKnight - Credit: Michelle Garcia/She Breathes Photography

Dr. H. Ray McKnight, a Fresno State professor emeritus of English, passed away on Aug. 5 in Richmond, California. He was 88.

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Meet our 2022-23 Italian Studies Scholarship Recipients

Top (left to right): Abigail Olguin-Serna, AnnMarie Kornele, Audra Burwell and Kathy Franco. Bottom row (left to right): Monica King, Nayeli Guerrero, Regina Rivera and Valerie Kurylo.

We proudly present some of this year’s Italian Studies scholarship recipients. Your support plays a direct role in ensuring these students’ success. As they graduate and find their place in the community, they are destined to elevate our lives and become an inspiration for life.

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CineCulture returns with virtual films for the fall semester

Alba Rohrwacher (Alice) and Wajdi Mouawad (Joseph) star in ‘Skies of Lebanon’ film.

Attention film buffs! Experience groundbreaking films from artists worldwide through CineCulture at Fresno State. The course allows the public three to five days to screen the weekly movie at their leisure, then join in a discussion about the film at 5:15 p.m. on Friday evenings during the fall semester.

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New Faces: Sean A. Gordon

Dr. Sean A. Gordon

The College of Arts and Humanities welcomes new faculty Dr. Sean A. Gordon to the Department of English. He earned a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he recently defended his dissertation, “On Being Dispersed: The Poetics of Dehiscence from ‘We the People’ to Abolition.”

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