The Sacramento State Leader

  January 2013

Business Review reports region's economy is recovering
The regional economy will grow through 2013. That's the conclusion of a group of analysts in The Sacramento Business Review. Business leaders, government representatives and others gathered Jan. 23 at the Alumni Center for the release of the January 2013 edition of the Review, which is a partnership between Sacramento State's College of Business Administration and the Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Sacramento (CFA). "We have 14 strong analysts who come together and provide an expert commentary based on real facts and figures," says CBA Dean Sanjay Varshney (pictured). Video | Facebook photo album


Made at Sac State: Emerging nuclear engineer Sasha Asghari
Sasha Asghari has been on the fast track since graduating with honors from Sacramento State with a physics degree last spring. Her summer was spent working on the CERN super collider in Geneva, and she's now working on her doctorate in nuclear engineering at UC Berkeley. Read her story and see her speak about how choosing Sac State prepared her for an impactful science career. Video

President's Spring Address: University President Alexander Gonzalez set forth a vision for a future Sac State. Development would focus on the south area of campus and include a science complex, new housing and an events center – all done while continuing to be committed to sustainability.
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Biotech winners:
 Sac State students' second successive victory in the California State University's CSUPERB I2P (Idea-to-Product) competition reinforced their prowess in applied research. CSUPERB seeks to broaden exposure to cutting-edge biotechnologies, product-focused innovation, and career possibilities in life sciences.

Service through development:
 Physical Therapy grad students gain hands-on experience through their work at the University's PT Mock Clinic, which also provides free rehabilitation services to area residents who can't afford treatment. Will Barker, who broke his neck playing high school football, is one such case. Facebook photo album

A legacy of creativity:
 TiVo and Kindle are so named because of Sac State alum Michael Cronan. His widow, Karin Hibma, shared credit for the latter. She recounts their days at Sac State as young art students, watching R. Crumb's band play on the Library Quad, a class visit by author Joseph Campbell and the "very innovative" faculty.

Chemistry professor James Ritchey wins statewide service award

Professor Cheryl Osborne earns national gerontology fellowship

Alum Ryan Coogler, a former football standout, wins big at Sundance

Sac State students use Alternative Break to give back to the community

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Campus Events____________

"Three Sisters Bound to the Elements" is a free exhibit of works by Hong, Bo and Ling Zhang based on the three elements of water, earth and wood – and their interconnectiveness. The show runs Feb. 1-May 24 at the University Library Gallery. A reception with artists' presentations runs 4-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.


A mix of hip-hop, house-lounge-techno meets modern classical music, the SWARMIUS duo performs at the Music Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. Saxophonist Todd Rewoldt is a former skateboard champ and punk bassist; electronic artist Joseph Martin Waters' music juxtaposes hip-hop and Beethoven. Tickets are $5-$10 and can be purchased in person or online at the University Ticket Office, or 278-4323.


Sac State gymnasts take on traditional rival UC Davis at the Nest at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $8 adults, $5 for ages 13-18 and free for children 12 and under, and can be purchased in person or online at the University Ticket Office, or 278-4323.


Big Sky men's basketball action continues when the Hornets take on Northern Arizona on Monday, Feb. 4, at the Nest. Tipoff is at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $12 for reserved sections and $5-$10 for general admission, and can be purchased in person or online at the University Ticket Office or 278-4323.


Sacramento/Black Art of Dance literally kicks off Sacramento State's Theatre and Dance season with New Beginnings, in Solano Hall Dancespace. The concert will be directed by professor and S/BAD founder Linda Goodrich, in her 23rd year of teaching. Performances are at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 6-7; 8 p.m. March 1-2 and 8-9; and 2 p.m. March 3 and 10. Tickets are $5-$12 and can be purchased in person or online at the University Ticket Office, or 278-4323.

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