CSU Leader
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 13, No. 8, April 24, 2014

Binge Thinking

CSU ATOD Conference

Students, staff and faculty from throughout California recently gathered to share ideas, activities and best practices to prevent substance abuse and binge drinking among college students. The CSU-hosted event focused on strategies and tools to help students become empowered bystanders. More.

Zzyzx Draws Desert Devotees

Zzyzx Draws Desert Devotees

Each spring, researchers from around the globe flock to the CSU’s Desert Studies Center in Zzyzx, Calif., an isolated Mojave location about 175 miles northeast of Los Angeles. More.

CSU Simplifies Voter Registration

When looking for ways to improve California’s online voter registration system, Secretary of State Deborah Bowen tapped the expertise of the CSU’s Accessible Technology Initiative. The collaboration between the CSU initiative and her office has resulted in an application that is more accessible for people with disabilities.

The CSU experts helped to incorporate accessibility standards into the project design and worked with the developers regarding specific tools and techniques. They also tested the new system to verify it provided strong accessibility support. More.

CSUs Top Peace Corps List

CSUs represent six of the top 10 Hispanic-Serving Institutions to produce current Peace Corps volunteers. According to the Peace Corps, San Diego, Long Beach, Northridge, Fullerton, Pomona and Los Angeles have 111 volunteers currently serving abroad. More.

Peace Corps Volunteer



Getting Local Students Psyched About Science

CSU Chico’s Society of Women Engineers educates local grade school students about the various fields of engineering with hands-on lab experiments;

CSU East Bay is hosting a STEM career awareness day for area high school students.

Tackling Water Woes

CSU Stanislaus recently hosted a public forum to discuss growing concerns over the region’s groundwater supply;

A CSU Monterey Bay professor and grad student are collaborating with federal and state resource agencies to develop a plan to protect the Big Sur River.

Healing Communities

A partnership between CSU Long Beach and a local medical center has created the Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center, which will focus on providing comprehensive mental health services for survivors of trauma and victims of crime;

Sacramento State and community partners have developed a new Family Justice Center to serve victims of family violence;

A new program at Cal State L.A. enables students with associate degrees in nursing to earn baccalaureate degrees in nursing in 12 months.

Maritime Cadets to Make Special Delivery at Korean Orphanage

Cal Maritime cadets will deliver needed supplies to an orphanage in South Korea during their 2014 Training Cruise aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear. More.

SF State Astronomer Helps Discover Earth-like Planet

San Francisco State astronomer Stephen Kane and an international team of researchers have announced the discovery of a new rocky planet that could potentially have liquid water on its surface. More.

CSUSM Celebrates New Student Union

The student union at CSU San Marcos includes new dining options, an open-air amphitheater and a student activity center, creating a stronger sense of community for students. More.


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