Diversity Fellow Finds Niche in AAPI Politics
As a master’s student in political science, Edward Berdan has bloomed into a scholar destined to change the study of AAPI politics.
Anthropology Professor Chosen for Prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award
Anthropology professor Brian Brazeal is Chico State's own Indiana Jones— and was recently awarded a Fulbright award.
5 Questions with WellCat Services Director Juanita Mottley
As executive director of WellCat Services, Juanita Mottley oversees both physical and mental health services for the campus—while also leading the University's COVID-19 response as its pandemic manager.
Office Hours: Psychology Faculty and Neuroscientist Shawn Bates
Professor Shawn Bates may be new to the Psychology Department, but he brings with him a longstanding passion for neuroscience, mentoring, and diversity in STEM.
Nursing Students Serve on the Frontlines Against COVID-19
Doing their part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, students from Chico State's School of Nursing are volunteering at local sites to provide much-needed testing and administer long-awaited vaccinations.
Family of Professor Emeritus Gifts $1 Million for Educational Programming at Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve
The Dempsey family has donated $1 million to the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve—the largest cash gift in its history—for educational programming.
Chemistry Kits Deliver At-Home Learning Opportunities
Despite learning virtually for the vast majority of the fall semester, chemistry students are still able to conduct hands-on experiments at home.
Chico State Enterprises Receives $10 Million Grant to Continue Salmon Habitat Restoration Projects
Chico State Enterprises received a $10 million grant over five years to help restore 47.3 acres of juvenile salmon habitat and 4.3 acres of spawning habitat along the Upper Sacramento River.
Mapping Lab Takes Closer Look at Population Displaced by Camp Fire
As a team of Chico State researchers continues to study the initial movements of those displaced by the Camp Fire, as well as where they are now, their findings are revealing.
History Majors Embrace Groundbreaking Research with Inaugural Adelante Grants
This summer, three history majors—Vivian Hernandez, Jose Valadez, and Juan Vega—tackled topics much of the world knows little about with support from a national grant.
Nursing Students Tackle COVID-19 Contact Tracing
In need of public health clinical hours to fulfill their graduation requirement, students from the School of Nursing served their communities as COVID-19 contact tracers.
KIXE PBS to Showcase ALVA-Produced Films in August
Local Public Broadcasting Service station KIXE PBS to air a series of documentary films from Chico State's award-winning Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology.
Chico State Museums Help CSU Preserve the Past, Define the Present, and Direct the Future
The Valene L. Smith Museum supports a broader mission to advance knowledge, learning, and culture by introducing the community to global cultures, history and people.
Chico State Leads New Future for Agriculture Industry
To mitigate the ag industry's environmental impact, researchers at the Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems are finding new methods and teaching them to the next generation.
Office Hours: Anthropology Faculty and Documentarian Will Nitzky
Professor Will Nitzky wears many hats—museum director, professor, anthropologist—and he added one more with his directorial debut, Bang the Drum: Documentary.
Five-Year, $430,000 Grant Funds Cutting-Edge Physics Research at CSU, Chico
Physics faculty Hyewon Pechkis was awarded a National Science Foundation Early Career Award, granting her and her cutting-edge research $428,734 over the next five years.
The Digital Divide
The Geographical Information Center has been pioneering projects to improve high-speed internet access across California for years. Now, as COVID-19 forces millions of people to work and school from home, the center's efforts and expertise have never been more critical.
Serving the Spectrum
For nearly 20 years, Chico State has supported North State children with autism and their families through multisensory services at our Autism Clinic.
CSU, Chico Honored as One of Nation’s Top Colleges for Agriculture Degree
Grad Reports recently honored Chico State at No. 12 on its national list of “25 Best Colleges for an Agriculture Degree” for 2020.
CSU, Chico Awarded $2.2 Million Grant for Undergraduate Research Experiences
The National Science Foundation awarded Chico State $2.2 million to launch a program to cultivate entrepreneurial mindsets and research opportunities right within the everyday classroom.
Faculty Expert: Public Health Chair Holly Nevarez
Holly Nevarez explains how COVID-19 will change the landscape of the public health profession and society for years to come.
Student-Athletes Urge Peers to Scratch the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health
Chico State's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee created a resource page for Mental Health Awareness Month and kicked off a campaign aimed to end mental health stigma. #ScratchTheStigma
Journal Club Keeps Undergraduate Agricultural Research Rolling
Unable to meet in the fields to check their research plots, an undergraduate group started a Journal Club to stay connected and keep learning.
Faculty Expert: Virology Professor Troy Cline
Virologist Troy Cline shares what stands out to him about the novel coronavirus and how he’s been incorporating the crisis into his lessons.
Tech Company Omron Gifts $830,000 and Robotics to Transform CSU, Chico’s Mechatronics Laboratory
A generous gift from global technology giant Omron has upgraded Chico State’s mechatronics laboratory, making it one of the most advanced labs of its kind in the nation.
Religion—and Diversity of Thought—at Center of Professor’s Teachings
Professor Bruce Grelle advocates that learning about religions should not be polarizing—it makes us better citizens of a global society.
Religion Professor Bruce Grelle Featured in TIME Magazine
The director of Chico State's Religion and Public Education Project is among the experts to address prayer in schools for TIME Magazine.
No Bones About It: Fossil Find a Whale of a Mystery
Geological and environmental sciences professors Russell Shapiro and Todd Greene were called to collect mysterious 15-million-year-old fossils unearthed by an earthquake that rocked the Mojave Desert on July 4, 2019.
Student Leads Swipe Against Hunger
After struggling to meet her basic needs early in her life, Jessica Ramirez is fighting food insecurity on campus with Swipe Against Hunger.
Autism Clinic Helps Build Skills for Life
Chico State's Autism Clinic serves children on the autism spectrum—strengthening their gross motor skills while lifting their confidence.
Engineering for a Better Tomorrow
Whether focused on clean drinking water or eliminating single-use plastics, engineering students spent the last year tackling some of society’s most pressing challenges.
Worth Sharing: Model UN Team Shines
A listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students.
Student Teams Work to Alleviate Housing Insecurity
The cross-disciplinary course concludes this week with presentations on partnerships and policies to find solutions for students, Camp Fire survivors, and generally unsheltered individuals.
University’s Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve Scheduled For Prescribed Fire
Chico State's Ecological Reserves are partnering with Terra Fuego and Cal Fire to conduct a prescribed burn on Tuesday.
Mapping a Displaced Population
New maps from an interdisciplinary team of researchers begin to reveal the how, why, and where Camp Fire survivors have moved.
Water Contamination Goes Under the Microscope
A team of faculty and student researchers is examining the magnitude of water contamination that resulted from the Camp Fire, as well as public health and environmental implications.
The Camp Fire’s Forgotten Communities
In chronicling the stories of survivors, the Camp Fire Oral History Project has captured the challenges of recovery among the most rural populations.
Four faculty discuss their current research and how they aspire to change the world.
The Changing Face of Chico State
Today, Chico State is home to more identities and expressions than ever. Yet, “first gen” is one of the fastest-rising identity markers. The University is focused now more than ever to ensure they achieve their dreams—no matter how high they are set.
Every Two Minutes
Every two minutes, a new case of breast cancer is diagnosed in the United States. Meet three alumni whose lives are driven by these tiny yet deadly cells.