CSU Leader
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 13, No. 1, January 16, 2014

Increasing College Opportunity

Increasing College OpportunityCSU Chancellor Timothy P. White was among a select group of higher education leaders to join President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House Jan. 16 to discuss increasing college opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged students. More.

Budget Proposal Sustains Investment

The Governor’s 2014-15 budget proposal includes a $142.2 million increase to the CSU's budget allocation. The plan also addresses a much-needed policy change to the Cal Grant program to stabilize financial support for students. More.

Research Takes Spotlight at Symposium

Cal State Fullerton student and CSUPERB Don Eden Graduate Research Award winner David Lin discusses his research findings during the 26th annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium.Nearly 700 students, faculty, alumni, administrators and partners gathered at the 26th annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium in Santa Clara Jan. 9-11 to share research and advance innovation in the life sciences. More.

ARI: Advancing California Agriculture

Through university-industry research partnerships, the CSU’s Agricultural Research Institute is finding practical solutions for California’s agriculture and environment issues.

Current research activities include projects aimed at improving the genetics of beef cattle, examining greenhouse gas emissions associated with pistachio production, developing more nutritious lettuce, and reducing water use in strawberry farming. More.

Cal Poly Pomona faculty and students take part in an ARI-facilitated research project, which aims to develop more nutritious iceberg lettuce.



New Home for SSU Wine Business Institute

Sonoma State’s Wine Business Institute will have a new permanent home on campus thanks to a $1 million gift that will help renovate a building to suit the needs of the 21st century learning center. More.

Cal Poly Pomona Receives $4 Million Bequest

Lance Calvert and his wife, Elena, hope the $4 million bequest they made to Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Business Administration will inspire others to give. More.

CSUSB Nursing Gets Gift from a High Desert Philanthropist

To recognize the $500,000 gift of a local physician and philanthropist, CSU San Bernardino’s nursing lab will be renamed to the Dr. Prem Reddy Nursing Laboratory. More.

Donations Enrich Library Collections

CSU Dominguez Hills recently received a generous donation of a collection relating to author Upton Sinclair; Lynn C. Woolsey, retired representative for California's Sixth Congressional District, has donated her public papers to Sonoma State's library.

SDSU Alumnus Donates $1.2 Million

San Diego State alumnus Jack McGrory donated $1.2 million to the campaign for SDSU. The gift will benefit the Joan and Art Barron’s Veteran’s Center, School of Public Affairs and the Department of Classics and Humanities. More.


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