Champion of Educational Diversity to Give Graduation Keynote Speech

Civil Engineering Majors Awarded Eisenhower Fellowships


Earl Lewis, author and co-editor of seven books and former president of the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, will be the keynote speaker for the CSUF commencement ceremony May 18. Lewis is now a professor at the University of Michigan.

This Bravo column also salutes CSUF civil engineering students Yuliana Carillo, Shelley Rodriguez and Rosalie Chavez, who have been awarded fellowships from the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program. The awards will support: Carillo’s research on rainfall-induced slope failures and how they relate to transportation issues, Chaves’ research to better understand the factors that trigger landslides and how slope instability affects nearby transportation infrastructure, and Rodriguez’s research analyzing the strength loss in clay soil.

Two CSUF faculty members are speaking off campus in May. Austin Nation, assistant professor of nursing, will be part of a May 1 panel discussion in Costa Mesa addressing “LGBTQ Community Health: Resolving Disparities, Removing Barriers.” Natalie Graham, associate professor of African American studies, is participating in a May 5 poetry reading and conversation with Major Jackson, poetry editor of the Harvard Review, at Beyond Baroque in Venice. Continue reading in the Orange County Register.

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