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November 2, 2007


Student Research Day Set for Nov. 15
From researching the effects of text messaging on literacy to the study of octopus retinas, students at California State University, Dominguez Hills share their findings

(Carson, CA) – Hundreds of students at California State University, Dominguez Hills will present their research in a variety of disciplines during the university’s annual Student Research Day on Thursday, Nov. 15.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Loker Student Union on campus. Presentation sessions are open to the public.

“This day honors our students and faculty mentors in their pursuit of outstanding research, scholarship and creative activity,” said Laura Robles, dean of graduate studies and research. “Student Research Day also supports the goals of our university by continuing to encourage student involvement in research and scholarly activity as an essential part of their learning experience.”

Throughout the day, students representing each of the colleges at Cal State Dominguez Hills will give 15-minute presentations on their research before an audience and a panel of judges. More than 100 presentations are scheduled. The top presenters in each academic discipline will receive $100, and the judges will select 10 presenters to go on and represent the university at the annual California State University systemwide Student Research Competition, which will take place in May 2008 on the campus of CSU East Bay.

A sampling of presentation includes “Which Came First, Residential Instability or Crime?,” which examines crime as a leading factor in residential instability rather than the result of instability; “Txt Msging and English Literacy Among Students,” a study of the effects of abbreviations used in text messaging on the overall writing abilities of high school and college students; “Green Supply Chain Management,” research into implementing realistic environmentally friendly methods in the production and distribution of services and materials; and “The Effects of Proteasome Inhibition on the Levels of –tubulin and S-crystallin in Light-adapted Octopus Retinas,” scientific research on octopi that could have implications on humans with visual impairments.

A full schedule of the day, including a description of each research presentation, is available at www.csudh.edu/RF/conference.htm.

The Loker Student Union is on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills, located at 1000 E. Victoria St., near Avalon Street, in the city of Carson. A map of the campus is available online at www.csudh.edu/site/VisitUs/Maps.asp.

Public parking is permissible in campus lots with a valid parking permit. Permits are $3 and can be purchased at the yellow kiosk machines adjacent to each lot.

For more information on Student Research Day, visit. www.csudh.edu/RF/student_research_day.htm or call (310) 243-3693 or (310) 243-3756.

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About CSU Dominguez Hills -- California State University, Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, urban university located in the South Bay, primarily serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The university prides itself on its outstanding faculty and friendly, student-centered environment. Known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts, new degree programs include computer science, criminal justice, recreation and leisure studies, social work, and communication disorders. On campus is the Home Depot Center, a multi-purpose sports complex that hosts world-class soccer, tennis, track and field, lacrosse, and cycling.




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