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​“Education plays a vital role in helping form and shape the future of a country.”

That seems like a reasonable statement for anyone to make, but CSULB alum Brenda Vasquez has had the unique experience of comparing and contrasting specific educational systems across three different countries.

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Anshu_600.jpg​When Climathon, a 24-hour global climate change challenge, came to Long Beach in October 2017, CSULB grad Anshu Pallav was more than ready to contribute. The annual event invites innovators in major cities worldwide to help humanity achieve zero fossil fuel emissions in the next 30 years. Having just earned his Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci) degree, Pallav presented his idea for a local solution that stemmed directly from his experience in the program.

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​Southern Californians depend on the ocean for food, transportation, recreation, and much more. Ensuring the health of marine ecosystems against man-made threats is vital to our well-being, so the Advanced Media Production (AMP) department at CPIE has decided to take action.

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​Everyone knows that a bad day can quickly improve with the appearance of a furry friend. Emotional support pets are appearing with increasing frequency, but where is the science to back up the necessity of these creature comforts?

Questions like that have been on the mind of Emily Craig, a 2018 graduate of CSULB’s Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration (EMER) program. As a Senior Emergency Medical Specialist at the Riverside County Fire Department, she is well aware of the stress that results from the intense situations, sleep deprivation, and repetitive mental anguish that first responders often experience. Without positive methods of processing these experiences, firefighters can often fall prey to negative behaviors including drugs, alcohol, and even suicide.

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Celebrating 58 years as an organization this year, the Peace Corps hosted a variety of events on campus at CSULB throughout 2019.

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​Chiang Mai province in northern Thailand is home to a diverse group of border-crossing workers from other regions of Asia, many of whom are classified as stateless—unable to vote, buy land, travel freely, or seek work like official Thai citizens can. But children in these communities still need an education, and CSULB instructor Rick Opland has been bringing groups of study abroad students to the area to lend a helping hand.

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