Category Archives: Diversity & Global Initiatives

Description: Active initiatives that promote diversity or global issues

CSUB’s “Camp to Campus” documentary premiered Feb. 5th; available for free screenings

Camp to CampusThe “Camp to Campus” documentary premiered at CSUB on February 5, 2013, in the Dore Theatre. The 90-minute film focuses on first-generation college graduates who come from a migrant labor background.

The “Camp to Campus ” project is funded by a $10,000 grant from Cal Humanities’ Community Stories Fund, along with $15,000 in matching funds from CSUB. In the spring of 2012, a diverse group of more than 50 people responded to an initial survey. They shared their experiences of growing up as the children of migrant laborers-some living in labor camps, and some working in the fields themselves- making the journey to college, and succeeding there.

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MacQuarrie Awarded $128,000 NEH 2013 Summer Insitute Grant

Charles MacQuarrieDr. Charles MacQuarrie has been awarded a 2013 National Endowment for the Humanities grant for his project titled, “The Irish Sea Cultural Province: Crossroads of Medieval Literature and Languages.” He will be directing a four-week seminar program  in Britain for sixteen school teachers to explore the cultural, literary, and linguistic diversity of the British Isles in the Middle Ages.           More information.

Professor Talamantes Rivera Receives USDA Fellowship Award

Jorge Talamantes Rivera

Jorge Talamantes Rivera

Dr. Jorge Talamantes Rivera, Chair of the Department of Physics & Engineering was selected for the competitive U. S. Department of Agriculture’s 2012 E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program.  As an Education Fellow, Talamantes will be part of a dynamic network of leaders from academia, government, and non-profit organizations that work to advance the excellence of education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). This two-year fellowship offers faculty and staff from HSIs the opportunity to work collaboratively with USDA.  More information.