Media Clips 2.18-21.2017

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Media Clips 2.18-21.2017

Postby ucommstudent » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:25 am


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‘Japanese American Voices from the Inside’ opens with haiku readings, awards
(The Fresno Bee © 02/19/2017)
Fresno State celebrated the opening of an exhibit marking the 75th anniversary of the placement of Japanese Americans in internment camps with a ceremony before a packed house Sunday afternoon. ... 67619.html

As California's Organic Farming Pioneers Age, A Younger Generation Steps In
Capital Public Radio © 02/18/2017)
Jane Olvera Quebe, chair of the Institute for Family Business at California State University, Fresno, says the Willeys are just one of many organic businesses in California looking for successors. There are more than 4,000 organic businesses in the state, and groups like California Certified Organic Farmers are reaching out to hundreds of aging growers to help them with the changeover. ... =515817885

Education Buzz for Sunday, Feb. 19
(The Fresno Bee © 02/19/2017)
Fresno State President Joseph Castro’s wife, Mary Castro, and Silent Garden founder Paul Ogden will be keynote speakers. Mary Castro’s father is deaf. (The original version of this story incorrectly reported that Paul Ogden is Mary Castro’s father.) ... 16359.html

Dr. Ümit Kurt to Speak on Armenian Genocide Perpetrator Ahmed Faik Bey at Fresno State
(Californian © 02/21/2017)

Dr. Ümit Kurt, a Research Fellow at Harvard University will present talk on “The Curious Case of Armenian Genocide Perpetrator Ahmed Faik Bey” on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30pm in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191, on the Fresno State campus. ... sno-state/

Drone firm shares research with farmers, other partners
(Californian © 02/21/2017)

The company recently announced it has begun a year-long study with California State University, Fresno to research how UAV imagery and analytics could potentially detect varying levels of water stress in almond trees and give producers smarter insights to make more effective in-season decisions regarding water management. ... /98181000/

Aram Demirjian offers drama and confidence on the podium in Fresno Philharmonic concert
(Fresno Bee © 02/21/2017)
I turn once again to Fresno State music composition professor Kenneth Froelich, who joined me at the concert. While conducting isn't Froelich's specific expertise, he knows a great deal about music, and I thought he'd be a good person to offer a viewpoint. Here are some of his thoughts on the overall concert: Connection to the Mozart: "In general, this was a quality opening performance by both the orchestra and the conductor. However, there were a couple of spots particularly in the transitions, where the music wasn't quite as clear as you would want it to be." ... 26479.html

Californias crumbling infrastructure evidence of poor priorities
(Western Farm Press © 02/21/2017)
Just to show how different it is this year Fresno State reported 6.18 inches of rainfall in January. This compares to 7.98 inches of rain at that location for the entire 2014/2015 water year (October through September). More than double that amount fell the following water year at Fresno State. So far were sitting on just over 13 inches of rain at Fresno State since the water year began in Oct., 2016. ... priorities

Joseph I. Castro, President of California State University, Fresno

(Zocalo Public Square © 02/21/2017)
Joseph I. Castro is president of California State University, Fresno. Before taking part in a Zócalo/The California Wellness Foundation panel in Sacramento entitled “Is the Central Valley Finally Embracing Its Urban Future?” he talked about learning to swim in the Kings River and savoring the springtime colors along Fresno County’s Blossom Trail. FEBRUARY 18, 2017 Q:Was there a teacher or prof... ... reen-room/

Madera County voters will consider raising sales-tax for public safety
(Fresno Bee © 02/20/2017)
"With two-thirds approval, there's a hill to climb, but it's only a hill and not a mountain," said Thomas Holyoke, a Fresno State political science professor. This is for police and fire and people like police and fire, so if you're going to raise taxes for anything it is one that's easier to pass, not that it will be easy but it will easier than most other tax measures to pass

Fresno State exhibit commemorates internment camps
(KSEE 24 News (Fresno) © 02/20/2017)
It's called "9066: Japanese American Voices from the Inside," and to many in the Central Valley, it's a very vivid memory. (VIDEO) ... /660149447

Valleys brightest kids meet at Fresno State for Science Bowl
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 02/19/2017)
Some of the Valley's brightest young minds converged at Fresno State to compete in Saturday's Science Bowl competition. Middle-schoolers from Madera, Fresno, Tulare and Kings County tested their knowledge on a variety of topics including questions on energy, physics and mathematics. Students answered in a "Jeopardy"-style format buzzing in the right answers. The winner goes on to compete at the national competition in Washington D.C. ... l/1762081/

Fresno State unveils Japanese-American internment exhibit on 75th anniversary of order
(KFSN ABC 30 Fresno © 02/19/2017)
Dozens showed up to Fresno State's Henry Madden Library to unveil a series of exhibits recognizing the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's executive order to remove 120,000 Japanese-Americans from the west coast during World War II. Poetry readings and a Koto performance were held for the sold-out crowd. At the time, the government claimed Japanese-Americans might plot against the US. Many were placed in internment camps during the duration of the war. One such camp was located near what is now the Fresno Fairgrounds. ... r/1762839/

Sunday Morning Matters panel discusses infrastructure, Nunes
(KSEE 24 News (Fresno) © 02/19/2017)
Two videos, featuring a panel of Fresno GOP Chair Fred Vanderhoof, California Democratic Partys Doug Kessler and Fresno State Political Science professor Lisa Bryant. (VIDEO) ... /659133641

Starving college students? Fresno City College works to combat very real hunger issues

(Fresno Bee © 02/18/2017)
He credits Fresno State for offering advice and guidance on getting started. Fresno State offers food and hygiene supplies five days per week at its Student Cupboard. Henderson believes there have always been students struggling with hunger, but the problem has increased dramatically since the 2008 recession. The problem is documented by schools. According to state figures, around 86 percent of students in the Fresno Unified School District, one of the main feeders into Fresno City, qualify for some sort of meal assistance. ... 85919.html

Remembering the pain and shame of Japanese American internment

(Fresno Bee © 02/18/2017)
Growing up, I did not know my father was in prison. Nor my mother, my aunts and uncles or grandparents. They did not tell me about the World War II imprisonment of Japanese Americans because they looked like the enemy. My family carried a dark secret of racism, pain and shame. It made me question: What is an American? Gradually, I began to hear about "camp" the internment camp in Gila River, Ariz., where they, along with 10,000 others, many from the Fresno area, were locked behind barbed wire. ... 56779.html

Fresno State: Why not restore an old Fresno theater?

(Fresno Bee © 02/18/2017)
There is no doubt that Fresno State is having an impact on our city and region. President Joseph Castro's State of the University's address, delivered Jan. 31, makes that case in economic terms: Fresno State drives the regional economy, with an annual regional economic impact topping $716 million, he said. For every dollar invested by the state of California, Fresno State returns $7 to the region. The university's annual spending produces more than $26.2 million in local taxes and nearly $13.6 million in statewide taxes, he said. ... 10209.html

Resisting injustice using the love-force
(Fresno Bee © 02/18/2017)
Lawson's methods remain exemplary as a model for nonviolent tactics: now 88, he continues to be a strong voice for the power of love and its ability to confront injustices. He is an active participant in various movements, including the Los Angeles labor movement, and continues to teach students nonviolent tactics to effect social change. Meet Lawson at Fresno State campus events. ... 08449.html

Hanford celebrates Black History Month with dinner award celebration

(Hanford Sentinel © 02/18/2017)
The dinner gala will feature a poet, singers, as well as keynote speaker Dr. T. Hasan Johnson, an Africana studies professor from Fresno State University. “[Our community wants to] talk about their histories of past," Massey said. "But [Johnson] is also going to talk about, ‘where do we go from here?’ Once we learn our history, ‘how do we work with our children? What do we do? How do we build ourselves up as a people and as a community?’” ... 833bb.html

Today: Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting
(San Francisco Chronicle © 02/18/2017)
The competition continues to grow in size and reputation every year. Proceeds from SFCWC support the Cloverdale Citrus Fair, as well as wine and food education at institutions and non-profits throughout the state. Past organizations that have received support include the California Polytechnic State University Enology Program, the Fresno State University Enology Program, and Santa Rosa Junior College Wine Studies and Culinary Arts Programs. ... 856547.php
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