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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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS FOCUS ON INDIGENOUS CHILD SERVICES APRIL 19

Apr 18, 2017 No Comments

Three renowned professors in the field of indigenous curriculum development and policies — Margaret Kovach, Monty Montgomery and Michael Yellow Bird — will visit Fresno State for two free public roundtable discussions Wednesday, April 19. The first event, “Decolonizing Child & Family Services: Steps to Reconciliation with Canada’s First Peoples and a Perspective from across [...]

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“Tony D” secures 1,000th-career PCL win as Fresno tops Reno

Apr 10, 2017 No Comments

Before coming to Fresno for the 2015 season when the franchise first affiliated with the Houston Astros, Tony DeFrancesco had managed far more winning than losing clubs in the Pacific Coast League in Sacramento and Oklahoma City dating back to 2003, and has four championship rings and 10 PCL division titles to prove it. “Tony [...]

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PREHISTORIC PLAYGROUND – LOST REALMS PETS – OPENS IN FRESNO

Apr 03, 2017 No Comments

Fresno, California. — Lost Realms Pets, a one of a kind store opens its doors to the public Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 11 a.m. for their Grand Opening! Once you step foot into this 8,000 square foot facility you will transport into a prehistoric playground like nothing you’ve ever seen before. This jungle resembled [...]

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Nexstar Media Group Names Gregory Raifman President of Nexstar Digital

Mar 31, 2017 No Comments

IRVING, Texas & LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NXST) (“Nexstar” or “the Company”) announced today that Gregory Raifman has been appointed to the newly created position of President of Nexstar Digital LLC. Mr. Raifman will assume his new role effective April 1, 2017 and he will report directly to Perry Sook, Chairman, President and [...]

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UNIVERSITY SIGNS AG ACADEMIC PACT WITH BRAZILIAN UNIVERSITY

Mar 27, 2017 No Comments

Fresno State and the University of São Paulo have agreed to an official memorandum of agreement to broaden their cooperative agriculture student, faculty and staff exchange programs. Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro and Dr. Sandra Witte, dean of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State, signed the agreement on campus [...]

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Standard and Poor’s, Moody’s Upgrade Fresno’s Ratings

Mar 20, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Lee Brand today announced that both Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service have significantly upgraded the City of Fresno’s investment ratings, a decision which was based on strong leadership in combination with strong fiscal policies and budgetary performance over the past few years. The improved ratings mean better [...]

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USEPA Says City of Fresno Passes Lead and Copper Rule Compliance Standard

Mar 14, 2017 No Comments

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) conducted a comprehensive review of the City of Fresno and the State of California’s oversight of the City’s drinking water treatment and testing program. By letter dated January 19, 2017, the USEPA concluded that the City has historically complied with the USEPA and State of California Lead and Copper Rule [...]

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Susan G. Komen® Sacramento Valley and Central Valley to Join Forces

Mar 14, 2017 No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Susan G. Komen® Sacramento Valley and Komen Central Valley are proud to announce they have joined forces to strengthen operations, expand their service area and increase their impact. Susan G. Komen® Northern & Central California will serve 9 new counties in northern and central California: Alpine, Inyo, Kings, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, [...]

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Ulta Beauty Announces Fresno as First West Coast Distribution Location

Mar 13, 2017 No Comments

The City of Fresno and Ulta Beauty, the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services in the nation, announced today that the company has officially chosen Fresno as the location of its new 670,000 square foot distribution center at the [...]

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NE Surface Water Treatment Facility Back Online March

Mar 06, 2017 No Comments

The City of Fresno Department of Public Utilities (DPU) announces that the Northeast Surface Water Treatment Facility (NESWTF) will return online on March 1, 2017. The treatment facility was taken offline in September 2016 to allow the Fresno Irrigation District to conduct its annual maintenance period. During the shutdown period, the water provided to our [...]

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Fresno Yosemite International Airport Cautions on Family Emergency Scam

Feb 27, 2017 No Comments

Fresno Yosemite International Airport has been advised of a Family Emergency Scam involving scammers posing as a relative or friend contacting individuals urging them to wire money immediately for help with an emergency situation. Scammers pose as a relative or friend claiming they are being held by authorities at the Fresno Airport Yosemite Airport and [...]

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Visalia “Feeding” Good Ideas

Feb 22, 2017 No Comments

The Visalia Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Visalia Convention Center, Fresno Pacific University – Visalia Campus and Visalia First Assembly is now accepting proposals for the inaugural Visalia SOUP on March 14, 2017. Visalia SOUP presented by Tucoemas Federal Credit Union supports Visalia’s best ideas to make our community stronger. Visalia SOUP raises [...]

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