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Produced by the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Innovation: Sac State lands a spot in prestigious Solar Decathlon

Reinforcing the University's reputation for excellence in innovation, the U.S. Department of Energy has selected Sacramento State as one of 20 universities worldwide to compete in the prestigious Solar Decathlon 2015. The decathlon challenges student teams to design, build and operate solar-powered homes that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. "This places Sac State among the top engineering, design and construction schools in the nation and the world," says Gareth Figgess, a Construction Management faculty member who helped Sac State land the decathlon spot.
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Professor leads groundbreaking study to prevent hospital pneumonia

secondary story image Sacramento State teamed with Sutter General Hospital and other medical centers for a first-of-its-kind study that uncovered the surprising reason why so many hospitalized patients who aren't on ventilators come down with pneumonia. Dian Baker, a Sac State nursing professor, helped lead the research, which is credited with changing hospital protocols and saving lives.
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Super Sunday finds future students in the pews
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President Alexander Gonzalez visited Antioch Progressive Church on Feb. 16 as a part of the University's annual Super Sunday outreach to predominantly African American local communities. At the same time, Provost Frederika "Fraka" Harmsen attended morning services at Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church. (See our photo album and video.) Super Sunday is a part of the California State University's initiative to increase enrollment and graduation rates of African American students. "We want everyone to know that the dream of a college degree is within reach for students from all Sacramento neighborhoods - and that we are here to help students achieve this dream," Gonzalez says.
Sac State leads in data security education
Computer Science Professor Ted Krovetz is on the cutting edge of cryptography-security research. Four years ago, he helped secure a $1.1 million grant to prepare 15 students to become information security specialists. The Scholarship for Service Program provides up to two years of assistance to students in return for their commitment to serve a federal, state, local or tribal government organization in an information assurance position. Sacramento State is among the few institutions of higher learning nationwide to participate in this program.

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At Home:
Women's basketball

Catch the Hornets' last two home games: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, against Weber State, and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, against Idaho State.   Tickets

At Home:
Men's basketball

The Hornets play their final two home games of the season against Montana on Thursday, March 6, and Montana State on Saturday, March 8. Both games start at 7:05 p.m.   Tickets
On Campus:
Sacramento/Black Art of Dance

The renowned dance troupe presents its spring concert, "Legacy," Feb. 27-March 2 and March 5-9 at Solano Hall Dancespace.   More

On Campus:
Latin Jazz Ensemble

The group welcomes special guest trombonist and Grammy winner Jamie Dubberly at 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Music Recital Hall.   Tickets

On Campus:
Intimate Apparel

An African American seamstress searches for love and acceptance in 1905 New York City in this production March 13-16 and 19-23 at the University Theatre.   More

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