Category Archives: Innovation & New Developments

Description: Examples include developed technologies or systems, innovative uses of technology, collaborative programs between departments and/or schools, etc. Such announcements should be documented or recommended for posting by the Department Chair or Dean.

Geology Professor Uses GIS for Carbon Capture Research

geology departmentGillespie, Janice.  (2011). “Potential for Carbon Capture and Storage in Kern County Oilfields.” CSU Geospacial Review. p. 3.

Dr. Susan Stafinbil Attends Mellon Summer Institute in English Paleography

Summer Institute in English Paleography

Mellon Summer Institute in English Paleography

During the Summer break, Dr. Susan L. Stafinbil (English) was one of only 15 participants chosen for the 2012 Mellon Summer Institute in English Paleography offered by the Huntington Library. This intensive four-week seminar was led by Dr. Heather Wolfe, curator of manuscripts at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The seminar focused on learning to read and transcribe secretary and italic handwriting from the Tudor-Stuart period. Dr. Stafinbil plans to use her new skills in paleography to study manuscripts written by women during the early modern period. She is also excited to share her knowledge with students in her early modern literature courses.

New Bachelor’s Degree in Global Intelligence and National Security

Mark Martinez

CSUB has launched a new bachelor’s degree in Global Intelligence and National Security. The degree program was highlighted this afternoon when Carl Beckett, Resident Agent in Charge at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, gave a keynote address on careers in federal law enforcement. With one CSUB intern already in place, Mr. Beckett will be recruiting two more interns. His presentation is part of a speaker series designed to educate the campus and the community about opportunities available through the new degree. The program prepares students to pursue post-graduate careers in academia, or to apply for entry-level positions with federal agencies like the DEA, CIA, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security, where the mission focus is on foreign affairs, threat evaluation, national security, and intelligence gathering and analysis. For more information about the degree, contact Dr. Mark Martinez, professor of political science, at  or 661-654-2352.