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Media Clips 6.8.2017

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:45 am
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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 madona@csufresno.edu.

This Fresno County dinosaur could be California's next rock star
(Fresno Bee © 06/08/2017)
If you’re going to name a state dinosaur after a fossil from Fresno County – a dinosaur found locally – it’s going to get kids really excited, which is one of the things we wish to achieve,” said Robert Dundas, a paleontologist who teaches at Fresno State.
http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/art ... 84279.html

Castro Denies Racism in Israel-Palestine Prof Flap
(GV Wire © 06/08/2017)
The allegations are explosive: Fresno State engaged in racism to cancel a search for a professorship named after a well-known Palestinian advocate. And, Jewish groups, both within Fresno State and from the outside community, lobbied for such a cancellation.
http://gvwire.com/2017/06/07/castro-den ... prof-flap/

Fresno State Administration Rejects Accusation That Jewish Faculty Influenced Decision to Terminate Search for New Middle East Studies Professor
(The Algemeiner © 06/08/2017)
California State University-Fresno (Fresno State) administrators have vigorously denied a faculty member’s accusation that his Jewish peers pressured the administration into terminating the search for a new Middle East studies professor.
https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/06/08/f ... professor/

Jewish leaders deny pro-Israel pressure led Fresno State to cancel faculty hire
(The Jewish News of Northern California © 06/08/2017)
A professor at a central California university says pro-Israel groups pressured the school to disband a search committee for a Middle East studies professor. But local Jewish leaders cast doubt on that claim, and say they weren’t even aware the search was taking place.
http://www.jweekly.com/2017/06/08/jewis ... ulty-hire/

Restaurants also eagerly awaited Fresno State corn. Here's how they're using it
(Fresno Bee © 06/07/2017)
If you enjoy sinking your teeth into an ear of Fresno State sweet corn, you are going to love what some local restaurants are doing with this classic summertime vegetable.
http://www.fresnobee.com/living/food-dr ... 23839.html

Fresno State had valid reasons to postpone Edward Said search
(Fresno Bee © 06/07/2017)
The unfounded allegations that Fresno State canceled the Edward Said search because it caved in to outside pressure from “Israel advocacy groups” is a misinterpretation of the valid reasons the search was postponed until next year.
http://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/letter ... rylink=rss