Transformative two-year grant to promote Portuguese legacy in Valley

Dr. Vasco Rato, FLAD president, director Miguel Vaz, Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro, Rep. Jim Costa, Rep. Devin Nunes, Rep. David Valadao, and other University officials, students, and faculty for a reception and gift announcement at 11 a.m. Nov. 5 in the Smittcamp Alumni House.

The Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), based in Lisbon, Portugal, gave $130,000 to launch two initiatives in the newly created Portuguese Beyond Borders Center at Fresno State. The grant will be split two ways with $100,000 funding the Portuguese-American Oral History Project and $30,000 to fund a speaker series. “FLAD is extremely enthusiastic about the opportunity […]

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CineCulture honored with 2018 Spirit of Abraham award

CineCulture, Mary Husain recognized with Spirit of Abraham Award

This year, the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno, by unanimous vote, selected CineCulture as a recipient for its 2018 Spirit of Abraham award.
Reza Nekumanesh, director of ICCF, said CineCulture earned the award in large part due to the personal efforts of Dr. Mary Husain, instructor and CineCulture club adviser. 

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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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President Castro announces arts commission, performing arts center

State of the university

At 16 minutes and 22 seconds in the video above, President Joseph I. Castro discusses future plans for the College of Arts and Humanities. ~ By Tom Uribes, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro updated the community on the University’s 2016 successes during his State of the University address today at the Save Mart […]

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