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Six faculty members cited for excellence
As part of the annual Fall Faculty Day tradition, five Cal State L.A. professors and one lecturer were honored by President William A. Covino and the Academic Senate. These professors, rated highly by Cal State L.A. students, have been described as “the best of the best,” “very helpful,” “a distinguished scholar,” “hardworking and dedicated,” and “an exceptional mentor.” An esteemed professor and a Maya cave archaeologist who actively involves students in his fieldwork, James Brady (Anthropology) is this year’s President’s Distinguished Professor. Brady is recognized internationally for his innovative field research and has been credited by preeminent scholars for creating a new sub-discipline of Maya cave archaeology.

Presented with Outstanding Professor Awar... more

For detailed profiles of these professors, go to back

Reference assistant recognized for her work
Yvonne Hasegawa, chief reference assistant for the University Library, was honored as this year’s Outstanding Staff member for her patience, tirelessness and a “quiet equanimity” even when facing mountains of work.

Nominators described her as “knowledgeable, thorough, and meticulous with her work” and going “beyond the call of duty.” Whether supervising students, working at the Reference Desk, shepherding students through the thesis process, or creating theses manuals, she has been recognized as doing it all extremely well.

A staff member at Cal State L.A. for 40 years, Hasegawa served as a catalyst and played a pivotal role in the success of the e-theses, which went live in the fall of 2011.

“I was overwhelmed and really touched when I heard I won the award,”... more

New communiqué
To consolidate the messages going out to faculty and staff and also provide the campus community with timely and relevant information, the Office of Communications and Public Affairs has introduced a new bi-weekly e-bulletin, The Insider. Please look for it in your email every other Wednesday. With this new communication, University Reports will be moving to an online exclusive edition, which will include in-depth news and articles. We will also continue to highlight professional activities, publications and honors of faculty and staff members online. Please share your good news via ... more

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