Media Clips 8.29.12

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Media Clips 8.29.12

Postby madona » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:40 am


These media clips are provided by the Office of University Communications at California State University, Fresno. They are intended for the internal use of California State University, Fresno and should not be redistributed. If you want to print a story, do so now before the link expires. Questions and submissions may be sent to

Obesity calls for a community solution
(Fresno Bee © 08/29/2012)
Fresno State President John Welty said healthy eating is part of the university's Healthy University Program, and this year nutrition information will be printed on the menus of meals served at the University House. It's an attempt to model good behavior, Welty said. The university also will have three new faculty positions in different disciplines for the study of obesity, he said.

McGill breaks world record for biggest fruit salad
( © 08/29/2012)
The McGill community broke a Guinness World Records title today by creating an 11,197-pound fruit salad, the largest fruit salad in the world. The completed fruit salad was weighed shortly before 4:30 p.m. by a Guinness World of Records official. Volunteers from all parts of the McGill community gathered to create the gigantic salad, a large majority of which is destined to local charity organi...

Fresno State research close to solving rot measurement dilemma
(Western Farm Press © 08/29/2012)
When all grapes were hand harvested, grape clusters were sampled at the winery and the rot content was measured. The whole grape method requires an inspector to clip off rotten berries from a sample of grapes and express the weight as a percentage. With the advent of mechanization, however, a winery can have a sea of grape juice mixed with whole berries, stems and seeds among other things that has defied quick and accurate measurements for rot, according to Thornton. There can be 100 to 150 microorganisms in the juice mix, he told a Fresno State University Grape Day audience.

Fresno State Classes Relocated Due To Repairs
(KMPH Fox 26 Fresno © 08/28/2012)
All classrooms and offices in the Peters Business Building at Fresno State will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, to allow for unexpected high-voltage electrical repairs, a university spokesperson said. Classes will be relocated to other buildings. Students should go to their assigned classroom to see a posting of where the class will meet.

Smittcamp Family Honors College admits 14th class
(Porterville Recorder © 08/28/2012)
The Smittcamp Family Honors College began in 1998 with a $1 million gift from Earl and Muriel Smittcamp and family, a prominent agribusiness family and longtime supporters of Fresno State.

YELL wants attention of young Latinos
(Vida en el Valle © 08/28/2012)
Soria, who was a migrant counselor for the school district, is now the education funding manager for Paramount Farming Company. She is the type of person that the Young Emerging Latino Leaders (YELL) wants. "We're looking to find network opportunities with other Latinos, and to enchance the state of the Latino community," said Ismael D. Herrera, director of the San Joaquín Valley Rural Development Center at California State University, Fresno.

Doctors Academy faces unhealthy cuts
(Vida en el Valle © 08/28/2012)
The academy is intended to prepare Valley youth, most of whom come from minority and disadvantaged backgrounds, to become culturally and linguistically competent health professionals for the medically underserved region. But the more than 650 students who are currently enrolled in the academy's pipeline programs -- at three middle schools, three high schools, and California State University, Fresno ...
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