CSU Leader
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 12, No. 1, January 10, 2013

Governor Proposes Budget Investment for CSU

Governor Brown introduces state budget proposal on Jan. 10, 2013

Governor Brown’s 2013-2014 state budget proposal signals a renewed investment in higher education with the addition of $125.1 million in state funding for the CSU. It also reinstates $125 million that was cut from last year's budget.

“We appreciate the Governor’s recognition that California will benefit from the investment of state funds into higher education,” said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White. “The proposed budget heads us in the right direction.” More.

Cal State Online Launches First Program

The CSU’s systemwide online initiative – Cal State Online – will launch a bachelor's degree completion program in business administration taught and administered by faculty at Cal State Fullerton. More.

Rose Float Puts Cal Poly in Spotlight

Cal Poly Rose Float

Since 1949, students at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo have teamed up to build a float for Pasadena’s annual Rose Parade. Last week’s parade marked the 51st time in 65 years the student-built float was recognized as one of the best. More.

CSU Archaeologists Help Preserve Past

Main altar reredos, Mission San Miguel. Photo courtesy of Ruben MendozaA CSU Monterey Bay archaeology professor spearheaded a program to teach educators about the history of California's Missions.

An archaeologist from Sonoma State helped organize a volunteer effort that led to the discovery of 20 sites along California’s coast that were never before seen by scientists. More.


CSU Campuses Among State's Safest

CSU campuses constitute 21 of the 46 colleges and universities with the highest safety ratings in California, according to StateUniversity.com’s 2012 rankings. Seven CSUs are included in the top 20, with CSU San Marcos recognized as the safest four-year university in the state.

SDSU Confucius Institute Honored in Beijing

The Confucius Institute at San Diego State was recognized as one of eight model institutes in the world—an honor that includes a $1 million grant to grow and improve the program. More.

CSULB Gets U.S. Department of Defense Grant

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $900,000 to CSU Long Beach in support of its Center for the Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies, a cutting-edge maritime and logistics research institution. More.

CSUN Explores Pathways to Success for Individuals with Autism

CSU Northridge has partnered with the Autism Society of Los Angeles to host a conference that will offer advice and support to parents of children with autism. More.

Humboldt State Builds on its Commitment to Sustainability

Humboldt State's Sustainability Office recently launched two programs to help students, faculty and staff reduce their carbon footprint. More.

Middle Schoolers Boost Math Skills at CSUMB

For the third year, CSU Monterey Bay hosted an Algebra Academy for local middle schoolers over the winter break. More.


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