CSBS Public History Student Pens Grant for Upland and Ontario Public Libraries
CSBS' student, Blanca Garcia-Barron, was so inspired by what she had learned in a public history class that she had to put her new knowledge to the test.
She wrote her first ever grant proposal, on behalf of the Upland Public Library, where she works as a library assistant, and the Ontario City Library to the National Endowment for the Humanities' "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History"; seeking funding for a year-long project that would tell the story of Latinos in the neighboring cities of Upland and Ontario within the larger history of Latinos in the United States.
The local project received one of 148 grants worth $3,000 from the NEH and the American Library Association. Garcia-Barron said plans are to launch in late September with the first component of the project: an exhibit loaned by the Latino Baseball History Project, based at Cal State San Bernardino, to be displayed in the Upland Public Library.
Also planned is an effort to collect the oral histories of Latinos who live in Ontario and Upland to share their stories and to honor part of the diversity that shapes the two cities.
CSBS Political Science Student wins a prestigious internship
Cal State San Bernardino students Bryce Davis and Melissa Zamora have both been selected for prestigious internships by two sponsors.
Davis, a resident of Hesperia and a third-year political science and applied economics dual major at CSUSB, was selected to participate in The Washington Center's 2015 summer internship program.
Zamora, a senior at CSUSB majoring in administration, with a concentration in public administration, has been selected for the prestigious Panetta Institute Congressional Internship program, which begins with two weeks of training at Cal State Monterey Bay. The Mira Loma resident then flies to Washington, D.C. for the 11-week internship.
Read the complete article at "CSUSB students selected for two prestigious internships."
Former CSUSB history instructor named director of Truman Library
The Examiner (Jackson County, Mo.) - Kurt Graham, who once taught American political and constitutional history at Cal State San Bernardino, has been appointed director of the Truman Library in Independence, Mo., the National Archives and Records Administration announced on June 29.
For the last five years, Graham has been the director of the Church History Museum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, where he is credited with spearheading the redesign of its principal history exhibition. He also has been director of the McCracken Research Library at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyo.
The article was published June 30, 2015.
Read the complete article at "New Truman Library director named."
Jose Muñoz, Recipient of Fellowship at the Pardee RAND Graduate School
Dr. Jose Muñoz, has been awarded a summer faculty fellowship at the Pardee RAND Graduate school in Policy Analysis. This is RAND's effort at create a diverse pool of scholars in the policy Analysis field. The Fellows will participate in a four day workshop where they will receive a refresher course work in Research Methods and be introduced to the field of Policy Analysis. A major component of the Fellowship is that each scholar will be paired with a RAND researcher to develop a research project. Fellows will present their results on the last day of the workshop.
This intensive research experience which add a new and prestigious component to Dr. Muñoz's research profile. The fellowship from RAND includes costs for travel, housing, and meals. Kudos to Dr. Muñoz on this fine accomplishment!
MSW Student receives the 2015-2016 NASW Foundation Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarship.
Master of Social Work student, Eva Rizzo, won a $4000 scholarship from the National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASW Foundation). The Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarship is a competitive national award and it is quite wonderful that one of our students was selected.
Eva out-shown a large number of outstanding applicants to win this prestigious award. The Gosnell Panel was extremely impressed with Eva's on-going desire and commitment to work with American Indian and Latino populations, her academic record, and her standard of excellence while completing your social work studies and in her future social work practice.
The recipients of various NASW Foundation awards, including the Consuelo W. Gosnell Scholarship Awards, will be featured on the NASW Foundation's website and announced in an upcoming issue of the NASW News.
Jason Alipio, USMC Veteran, Presents His Research on Capitol Hill
Jason Alipio, a CSUSB psychology undergraduate student and a USMC veteran, was selected by the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) to participate in the 19th Annual Posters on the Hill in Washington, D.C., from April 22-23, 2015. Posters on the Hill helps raise awareness of United States. Jason's research project was one of 60 selected from a pool of 500 applications and the only one from CSUSB. His research focused on the spatial memory deficits caused in adolescents from taking the anti-depressant drug Prozac, which is the only FDA approved anti-depressant for children.
During in the event, Jason and his faculty mentor, Dr. Sergio Iñiguez, met with several congressional members. "Posters on the Hill was an amazing experience! My adviser, Dr. Iñiguez, and I were able to speak to Congressman Pete Aguilar, Congressman
Raul Ruiz, and Congressman Ken Calvert's assistant Molly Lowe. They were all very welcoming and supportive of undergraduate research and very receptive to my specific research endeavors." Jason said about the event. To learn more about Jason and this honor, please read the original story published in the Revielle June 2015 newsletter or contact Marci Daniels, Director, U.S. Army Veteran, Cal State San Bernardino Veterans Success Center at (909) 537-5195.
CSUSB oral history project collects Riverside Chinatown recollections
The Press-Enterprise - The newspaper featured the Chinatown Oral History Project, which is being put together by Cal State San Bernardino students.
Cherstin Lyon, Cal State San Bernardino associate history professor, and her Introduction to Oral History students began the project a year ago to help the Save Our Chinatown Committee, led by M. Rosalind Sagara, stave off development there.
Riverside's Chinatown, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, had been threatened most recently by developer Doug Jacobs' plans to build a medical office complex on the site. Late last year, the Riverside City Council approved another location for the office complex.
The project has recorded at least 11 interviews, which will include Chinese American history elsewhere in Riverside. Some interviews have aired on the university's Coyote Radio, and can be heard through the Oral History website at "Riverside Chinatown Oral History Project."
The article was published June 5, 2015.
Read the complete article at "Oral history project collects Chinatown recollections."
Army captain, a CSUSB graduate, surprises daughters at Upland school
U.S. Army Capt. Jose Macedo, a CSBS graduate, recently surprised his two elementary school-age daughters at a school assembly, returning early from a nearly year-long deployment in Korea.
Macedo joined the Army 15 years ago and has done two tours of Iraq. In between, Macedo also received his bachelor's in criminal justice from CSUSB.
To read the complete article, and see the online video of Macedo's reunion with his children, click here: "Army captain surprises daughters at Upland school."
CSUSB alumnus' historical research cited in article about journalist, civil rights activist Ignacio Lopez
Cal State San Bernardino alumnus and historian Mark Ocegueda's research was referred to in an article about Ignacio Lopez-a Pomona newspaper editor and civil rights activist who sued the city of San Bernardino in the 1940s over discrimination in its public pools.
Ocegueda quoted an article Lopez wrote on the treatment of Latinos in San Bernardino that set into motion the filing of the pivotal lawsuit: "Last Tuesday afternoon Reverend J.R. Nunez and three of the Mexican children of his parish were refused admission to the San Bernardino Municipal Plunge because they were Mexicans. They were refused the use of a swimming pool which displays a bronze plaque that said 'no one is to be refused admittance because of race or color.'"
Lopez's suit (WC Seccombe vs. Lopez) argued Seccombe (then Mayor of San Bernardino) and the city barring Latinos from pools and other city recreational facilities was illegal under the Fifth and Fourteenth amendments of the Constitution. The lawsuit was upheld in 1944.
Read the complete article at "Pivotal San Bernardino case fought discrimination against Latinos".
Trip to South Africa
During the summer Dr. Kelly Campbell and a group of 10 CSBS students traveled to South Africa as part of a study abroad class on Race and Racism. The students visited Nelson Mandella's prison cell and learned about the apartheid system. They also observed the economic gaps in today's South Africa.