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Caption BulletCSU Dominguez Hills president Don Gerth (at far left) at groundbreaking for the Olympic Velodrome; more below. Click here for full story

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Thomas Landefeld: Professor of Biology to Publish Book on Mentoring



Thomas Landefeld’s first book, “Mentoring and Diversity: Tips for Students and Professionals for Developing and Maintaining a Diverse Scientific Community,” is scheduled for publication by Springer in October. The professor of biology and pre-health advisor at California State University, Dominguez Hills based the text on his many years of mentoring and advising students, including presenting seminars at minority institutions, particularly Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the country.

 

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A. Marco Turk: Peace Builder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Work With Asian Pacific American Community
A. Marco Turk: Peace Builder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Work With Asian Pacific American Community

A. Marco Turk, professor and director of the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution & Peace Building program at California State University, Dominguez Hills, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center at the organization’s Conversity Reception in April.APADRC recognized Turk’s local efforts in providing undergraduate and graduate students from the NCRP program as interns for the organization. In addition, Turk has represented the university and welcomed groups of middle and high schools students to the university as sponsored by APADRC for joint outreach and recruitment activities.

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Walter Wells: Author of Edward Hopper Biography is Awarded Umhoefer Prize


Walter Wells, emeritus professor of English at California State University, Dominguez Hills, has been awarded the 2009 Umhoefer Prize for Achievement in the Humanities. The award, which was announced in February, was granted by Minnesota’s Arts and Humanities Foundation, for Wells’s 2007 book, “Silent Theater: The Art of Edward Hopper.” More than 1,000 works of literature, drama, the visual and performing arts, music, history, philosophy, photography and cinema are considered for the award each year.

Walter Wells: Author of Edward Hopper Biography is Awarded Umhoefer Prize
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Photo above: Ground was broken for the Olympic Velodrome in 1981. After the 1984 Olympics, the world class cycling facility was used as a sport and entertainment venue.

(L-R) Don Gerth, former CSU Dominguez Hills president; Jere Thompson, president, Southland Corporation; Peter Ueberroth, president, Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee; and John Thompson, chairman, Southland Corporation

Courtesy of University Archives and Special Collections


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