CSU Leader
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 12, No. 8, April 18, 2013

Doing a World of Good

"Green" student volunteers at CSU Dominguez Hills

Earth Day was founded by San José State alumnus and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. His proposal gathered 20 million Americans to celebrate the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970.
43 years later, the CSU continues its strong commitment to the environment by encouraging sustainable practice and global thinking. More.

Student Research RoundupStudent Research Roundup

For CSU students, time in the lab is just a part of the undergraduate learning experience.

In recognition of National Undergraduate Research Week April 15-19, CSU Leader highlights some of the student breakthroughs that are earning grants and getting some serious attention from the scientific community. More.

Building a Better World

The National Campus Compact recently recognized a select group of college students who are creating lasting change in their communities. Four of the nine students selected from California attend a CSU campus. More.

CSU Police Dominate in the Desert

Every spring, law enforcement officers from around the world compete in the “largest police foot pursuit in the world,” a grueling 120 mile relay race that begins in Baker, California and ends in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year, the CSU Police Team took top honors. More.

CSU Runners



San Josť State and EdX Expand Collaboration

Thousands more CSU students will benefit from SJSU's collaboration with edX, founded by Harvard and MIT. More.

Anne Frank Tree Planted at Sonoma State

Sonoma State planted a sapling from the tree that inspired Holocaust diarist Anne Frank, one of only 11 saved when the tree was set to be destroyed. More.

CSUN Awarded $1.5 Million for Math Program

CSU Northridge received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to spearhead a program designed to help students pursue advanced degrees in math. More.

CSUMB Gets Electric Vehicle Charging Station

CSU Monterey Bay has installed two electric vehicle charging stations on campus that are accessible to the community. More.

Fresno State Gets Pistachio Research Endowment

The California Pistachio Research Board pledged $1.5 million to establish an endowed faculty position with Fresno State’s Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. More.

Chancellor's Travels

CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White Visits HSU

To get to know the students, faculty, staff and communities that make up the CSU, Chancellor Timothy P. White is visiting all 23 campuses during his first year.

Last week, he learned about the people and programs at Humboldt State. Find out more about the experience here.


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