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College of Social Sciences
Dr. Naomi Bick, assistant professor, Department of Political Science, was quoted on
the trend among cities to develop public-private partnerships as a way to reduce expenses
and increase the speed of operations. Read more...
One busy morning last summer, Rep. Katie Porter timed her flight back to Washington
with one to Oregon so her three kids could visit their father, whom they had not seen
in months. Read more...
For years, Native American residents in Fresno County have campaigned to remove the
word “squaw” from the name of an unincorporated town in the foothills of the Sierra
Nevada. The word, many Native Americans say, has been used as a slur and insult against
Native women, part of a broader perpetuation of violence against them. Read more...
Dec. 8– Water policy in the west is complicated and convoluted. And, according to
Fresno State political science professor Tom Holyoke, there’s a reason for that. In
his new book, Water Politics, Holyoke explores the political pressures as well as
competing interests from industrial water users, developers and Read more...
Dec. 4– American adults believe the cost associated with raising a family is the biggest
challenge facing American families overall, with concerns about technology, including
social media and video games, tied with “high work demands and parental stress” for
second place. Read more...
Dec. 1– The traveling exhibit “Americans and the Holocaust” comes from the Holocaust
Museum in Washington, D.C. It is circulating among only 50 libraries in the United
States. Two are in California: the Fresno Central Library and the library at UC Irvine.
Oct. 12– “The Confidante: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Helped Win WWII and Shape
Modern America,” written by Christopher C. Gorham, is a biography about the fascinating
contribution of Anna Rosenberg, the daughter of Jewish immigrants. Read more...
Sept. 29– When Professor Yang Sao Xiong of the Anthropology Department and Asian American
Studies Program at CSU, Fresno was in residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
students who were his fellow Hmong shared with him about hurtful and hate-filled occurrences
on campus and elsewhere in Wisconsin. Read more...
Sept. 27– Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) is up to something. The question is, what? Newsom
has long been rumored to be gearing up for a presidential run, with 2028 the supposed
target. But a series of recent moves has raised speculation he could be setting up
to try next year, or at least getting in position in case of emergency. Read more...
Sept. 23– The American Left’s relative silence regarding US involvement in the Ukraine
War, while surprising, is also understandable. Read more...
Sept 18– To outside observers, the divide between Fresno’s northern outskirts and
its aging downtown – of poverty, infant mortality, failing public infrastructure and
premature death – seem to derive from another time or place. Read more...
Sept 21– The Public Policy Institute of California, in partnership with the California
Water Institute at Fresno State, hosted an event on campus Sept. 20 to share the findings
of its report, “Managing Water and Farmland Transitions in the San Joaquin Valley.”
Aug. 24– For years, incarcerated people in California’s state prisons have been able
to earn associate degrees. But a movement to award bachelor’s degrees has been rapidly
expanding. Since 2016, when California State University, Los Angeles, became the
first public Read more...
Aug. 22– A state law that went into effect earlier this year could change when Sheriff
and District Attorney's elections are held. The Fresno County Board of Supervisors
wants to prevent that change, and they're asking voters to weigh in. Read more...
July 26– In Fresno County and Valleywide, race or ethnicity was the most common motivation
for hate crimes in each of the past eight years. Read more...