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Abel Amaya, lecturer, Chicana/o Studies, will receive an honorary degree from CSUDH at the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony; caption below

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Thomas Landefeld: Solution to Minority Health Disparities Lies in Ability to Train Students

Thomas Landefeld, professor of biology, presented talks on “Becoming a Scientist: Career Choices for Minority Students
in the Sciences” and “Endocrinology as a Career Choice, Especially for Minority Students” this spring at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.; Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Tex.; and Virginia State University in Petersburg.

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Walter Wells: Emeritus Professor Publishes Book on Enigmatic Painter

Walter Wells parts the curtain on the world of one of America’s most enigmatic painters in Silent Theater: The Art of Edward Hopper.
In the book, the emeritus professor of English underscores the similarities between the visual and literary arts for his readers.


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Photo above: During his 35-year teaching career, Abel Amaya has taught and developed Chicana/o studies curriculum at several universities, including USC, Pitzer and Pomona College, and Colorado State University. Since his retirement from USC in 1999, Amaya continues to teach part-time at Pitzer College, Pomona
College, CSU Fullerton and CSU Dominguez Hills.

Throughout his career, Amaya made it a priority to integrate barrio students into university life. He founded the first Latino Parent Association in 1979 at USC, and in 1984, founded and directed the Mexican Exchange Program between USC and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. On the Dominguez Hills campus, Amaya helped to establish with the first Dolores Huerta Chicana/o
Latina/o Graduation Celebration in 2005, a bilingual celebration for graduates to share their academic success and accomplishments with their family and friends.

Photo by Joanie Harmon-Whetmore




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