Venture Lab to Launch NSF I-Corps Site for Business Development

Jul 14, 2017 No Comments

UC Merced recently joined the ranks of six other UCs and 70 other universities around the country when it was selected as the newest site for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Opens a New Window.program (NSF I-Corps). Now, with application deadlines looming, I-Corps is actively seeking its first cohort of campus-affiliated, STEM-focused entrepreneurs to participate in [...]

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ENGINEERING PROFS BUILDING DRONES, ROCKETS FOR NASA MINORITY RESEARCH PROJECT

Jul 12, 2017 No Comments

Engineering faculty from California community colleges are learning how to build drones and rockets as part of a project that runs daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, July 14, at Fresno State’s Engineering East building (Room 223). The completed drones will fly from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at Clovis Community [...]

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Cooling Centers to Open This Friday Through Sunday

Jul 11, 2017 No Comments

The National Weather Service in Hanford has forecasted the temperature to be at, or above, 105°F in Fresno for Friday, July 7th through Sunday, July 9th, 2017.  Therefore the City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department (PARCS) will be opening its cooling centers during this time. Cooling centers will be open [...]

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BUSINESS LEADERS WITH LANCE CARDOZA

Jul 10, 2017 No Comments

Tune in Tuesday morning 7/11 at 9AM PST on AM 1680 The Answer for my new show ‘Business Leaders with Lance Cardoza’ . The guest will be Fresno Grizzlies General Manager Derek Franks #BusinessLeaders #AM1680Fresno #TalkRadio #LanceCardoza #Growlifornia #FresnoTacos www.my1680.com

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Wilma Quan-Schecter Takes Over as City Manager

Jul 10, 2017 No Comments

New Fresno City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter begins her post today, July 10, 2017, replacing Bruce Rudd, who is wrapping up 41 years of service to the City of Fresno. Mrs. Quan-Schecter is the first woman to hold the top administrative post at Fresno City Hall. Mrs. Quan-Schecter previously served as both assistant city manager and [...]

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July 4 tickets start at $10: Baseball and the biggest ‘Fireworks Extravaganza’ in the Valley

Jul 04, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The seventh Fresno Grizzlies homestand of the 2017 season, the franchise’s 20th, is scheduled for July 4 to July 8, with six games against the Salt Lake Bees (Los Angeles Angels) and Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks). Tickets may be purchased at the Chukchansi Park box office, or anytime at FresnoGrizzlies.com. Here is [...]

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RUIZ FOODS COMMITS $1 MILLION TO EXPAND FRESNO STATE’S UNIVERSITY BUSINESS CENTER

Jul 04, 2017 No Comments

Ruiz Foods Products, Inc., a Dinuba-based food manufacturing company, pledged $1 million to Fresno State to expand the University Business Center at the Craig School of Business. The gift will establish the “Ruiz Foods Executive Classrooms,” a state-of-the-art learning environment for students throughout the Craig School of Business. “This is a transformational gift for the [...]

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New Lease Could Clear Way For Grizzlies Sale

Jun 26, 2017 No Comments

The Fresno City Council has approved a new lease agreement with the Fresno Grizzlies baseball team for Chukchansi Park. The move could help clear the way for a new ownership group to take over the team. The new lease would have the owners pay the city $500,000 a year in rent, compared with roughly $750,000 [...]

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Nominations are now being accepted for the “40 Under 40” with the Class of 2017

Jun 01, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO – Nominations are now being accepted for the “40 Under 40” with the Class of 2017. “40 Under 40” The Ultimate Networking Event for the last decade, presented by Business Street Online and coming to Fresno at BitWise South Stadium 700 Van Ness, Fresno, CA 93721 on Thursday, December 7, will bring together some [...]

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First Joint County-City Meeting of 2017 Scheduled for May 30

May 29, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Lee Brand and Chairman Brian Pacheco will hold the first of many special joint meetings between the City of Fresno and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, scheduled for Fresno City Hall tomorrow, May 30 at 1:30 p.m. The joint meeting, the first such gathering in recent history, will be chaired [...]

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2017 Komen Sacramento Valley Race for the Cure®

May 02, 2017 No Comments

Sacramento, CA– Susan G. Komen® Northern and Central California is counting down the hours until the 21st annual Sacramento Race for the Cure®. The race honors the cancer survivors along with their families, as well as those who have made a significant impact in the Komen community. This year’s fundraising goal is to raise half [...]

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JANET JACKSON ANNOUNCES 2017 STATE OF THE WORLD TOUR COMES TO FRESNO SEPTEMBER 28th 2017

May 01, 2017 No Comments

LOS ANGELES (May 1, 2017) – Global music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist, the incomparable JANET JACKSON, will embark on a four-month North American tour this fall, announced today.  Produced by Live Nation, the STATE OF THE WORLD tour is set for a 56-city run beginning September 7, in Lafayette at the Cajundome. [...]

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Community Members Aid Cutting-Edge Research in ‘BioBlitz’ Project

May 01, 2017 No Comments

When scientists at UC Merced seek to better understand California’s biodiversity, they turn to cutting-edge genomics. They also turn to their neighbors. On a sunny Saturday in April, scientists joined forces with members of the local community to take part in UC Merced’s inaugural eDNA BioBlitz. Under the guidance ofProfessor Michael Dawson Opens a New Window.and a [...]

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Statement by Fresno Yosemite International Airport in Response to Raiser – CA’s (Uber) Decision to Discontinue Operations at the Fresno Airport

May 01, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Raiser-CA (aka Uber) has decided to discontinue operating at Fresno Yosemite International Airport rather than complying with the airport operating agreement. An airport operating agreement is required by California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulations for Transportation Network Companies (TNC) to operate at any airport in California. Uber and Lyft have both operated [...]

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MCJ SHOWCASE OF EXCELLENCE SET MAY 3

May 01, 2017 No Comments

The Media, Communications and Journalism Showcase of Excellence from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 in North Gym (Room 118) on campus will honor the department’s students for their work this semester. The event also includes the awarding of “Best of Show,” which will be voted on by the audience. An induction ceremony for Kappa Tau Alpha, the national journalism [...]

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Mayor Brand Statement on FFA Convention in Fresno

Apr 26, 2017 No Comments

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the announcement from the California Future Farmers of America that they are planning to hold their next state convention in Anaheim: “Fresno State President Dr. Joe Castro and I met with an FFA official this afternoon and had a very productive conversation. We understand that their annual [...]

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The latest on ESPN layoffs: Trent Dilfer among the 100 employees let go

Apr 26, 2017 No Comments

ESPN is set to lay off about 100 staffers recognizable reporters and analysts. NFL Veteran Commentator Trent is among those being let go, effective immediately, he announced. Werder had been with ESPN for 17 years. Anchor John Buccigross was not laid off, contrary to earlier reports. While previous rounds of layoffs at ESPN have focused [...]

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Mayor Brand Announces Wilma Quan-Schecter as Fresno’s Next City Manager

Apr 20, 2017 No Comments

Mayor Lee Brand today announced that Wilma Quan-Schecter, who currently serves as assistant city manager, will become Fresno’s next city manager, effective July 10, 2017. Mrs. Quan-Schecter will replace City Manager Bruce Rudd, who is retiring after 41 years of service to the City of Fresno. Mrs. Quan-Schecter is the first female city manager in [...]

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Mayor Brand Statement on Today’s Shooting in Central Fresno

Apr 18, 2017 No Comments

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement in the aftermath of three people shot and killed in a shooting spree today in central Fresno: “This is a sad day for us all.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims. None of us can imagine what they must be going through. I am [...]

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Study Identifies Effects of EU Expansion on Labor, Research

Apr 18, 2017 No Comments

Rather than a brain-drain, the 13-country European Union (EU) expansion initiated more than a decade ago triggered a brain-reconfiguration — the rising circulation of knowledge through the increased mobility of highly skilled workers in high-demand fields. UC Merced Professor Alexander M. Petersen and his colleague Michelangelo Puliga with the IMT Lucca School for Advanced Studies in Lucca, Italy, [...]

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