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We Are LA

Highlights We Are LA By Jocelyn Y. Stewart Standing onstage at the Luckman Theatre, in the glow of the spotlight, President William A. Covino announced the news: “Our goal for We Are LA: The Campaign for Cal State LA is … $75 million,” he said. As he spoke, a sea of...

Engineering a Life

Cover Story Engineering a Life  Alumnus Salvador Rojas built a robot while studying at Cal State LA. But his greatest invention came outside the lab. By Jillian Beck For a moment, Salvador Rojas glimpsed his future through a courthouse window. Inside the Edmund D....

The Birth of Chicano Studies

Feature The Birth of Chicano Studies By Sandy Banks Carlos Muñoz, Jr. remembers when he first began to ponder the meaning of his Mexican roots. Muñoz, now 80, was living in the crowded Segundo barrio of El Paso, Texas. His family—like thousands of other émigrés—had...

Shaping the Future of Nursing

Shaping the Future of Nursing An alumna’s transformative gift encourages leadership in health care. By Jillian Beck Patricia A. Chin remembers flipping through her fundamentals of nursing textbook nearly four 
decades ago. Back then, the books only reached a few...

Reaping The Harvest

Reaping the Harvest John Chi creates a device to harvest the body’s versatile master stem cells. By Kate Kealey Headlines have proclaimed the wonders of stem cells for decades. Scientists hypothesize they can provide the key to understanding or even curing dozens of...