Our school is so proud to announce that our very own History Professor, Dr. Mustafah Dhada will receive the Martin A. Klein Prize from the American Historical Association. Dr. Dhada will be honored at the annual meeting in January in DC.
The American Historical Association recently announced its list of Awards and Prizes. The Martin A. Klein Prize recipient for 2017 is Mustafah Dhada’s The Portuguese Massacre of Wiriyamu in Colonial Mozambique, 1964-2013 (Bloomsbury). The Award recognizes the most distinguished work of scholarship on African history published in English during the previous calendar year. In making its selection, the prize committee pays particular attention to methodological innovation, conceptual originality and literary excellence.
Our new Humanities Office Building, also known as the "HOB" celebrated its official opening on Sunday, October 15th. Check out the article at Bakersfield.com.
Also, our Art Education students (left to right) Kimberly Zepeda, Jacqueline Beltran and Luis Mendez were offering face painting (emojis) for the children (and some adults) attending the CSUB Taste of the Arts celebration, held immediately after the ribbon cutting. These students are part of the Art 3100 "Art in the Elementary Classroom" course this fall and aspire to be art and classroom teachers.
English professor, Dr. Charles MacQuarrie is the president of the Scottish Gaelic Association of America which has founded a lectureship in Gaelic at the University of North Carolina and is quoted in The Scotsman newspaper about the lectureship.
Dr. MacQuarrie other works include giving a paper on Nationalist Aesthetics in Irish Literature and Folklore (with a focus on Mario Vargas Llosa's protrayal of Roger Casement) at the Harvard Celtic Colloquium on October 8, 2017. He is also a co-author/editor with Joseph Nagy, Shattuck Professor of Celtic at Harvard and former head of Folklore and Mythology at UCLA, on the Folklore and Mythology of the Irish Sea Cultural Province to be published by Amsterdam University Press.
Great job Dr. MacQuarrie!
Check out this online resource for teachers who are involved in the One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern.
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Have you noticed a new geodesic dome near the AH Visual Arts building? Art Professor, Sarah Vanderlip explains the new addition to CSUB and AH:
"Geodesic Dome, 16’ x 30 ft. diameter. Made of steel, vinyl, zip ties. Originally invented in Germany in the 1920's, and later manufactured and designed by R. Buckminster Fuller in 1947, he patented it in 1954. Through Fuller's study of "synergetic geometry" he built the first commercial dome for the Ford Motor Company in 1953 in Michigan. He produced domes as portable structure for the military and they were also used post-war as a means of alternative, residential housing. In the 1960's, Dome kits gained popularity.
Now 300,000 domes exist in the world and CSUB is the second college campus in California to have one, after U.C. Berkeley. The CSUB Dome is manufactured to the original specifications by Pacific Domes in Oregon, and their office lead a team of students, faculty and staff through the installation northwest of the Visual Arts Building.
Open to the public and to the university, we purchased the dome for the Department of Art and Art History to serve as a source of design study, a meeting place, and to hold events, lectures and performances."
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