A Titan in Top 24 on ‘American Idol’

CSUF Faculty Members Lauded for Research, Presentations


Effie Passero, who studied opera and theatre arts at CSUF,  is among the top 24 contestants on the current season of “American Idol.” In a recent episode, the singer-songwriter awed judges Luke Bryan and Katy Perry when she belted out Heart’s “Alone.” Passero is scheduled to compete next on the episodes airing April 15 and 16, when 10 contestants will be eliminated.

The Bravo column also salutes the research of mathematics majors and their mentors, including Cameron Hopper, mentored by Laura Smith, assistant professor of mathematics, and Laura Hudson, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry; James Shade and Christian Do, mentored by Adam Glesser, associate professor of mathematics, and Matthew Rathbun, assistant professor of mathematics; plus Saul Lopez, mentored by Scott Annin, professor of mathematics.

Faculty members noted for traveling the world to share their expertise include: Alvin Rangel, associate professor of theatre and dance; Tenzin Doyle, associate professor of human communication studies; Jesse Battan, professor of American studies, and Waleed Rashidi, assistant professor of communications. Continue reading in the Orange County Register.

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