Professor of Information Systems Larry Press has worked with organizations like the United Nations and done studies on the diffusion of the Internet in countries around the world including Russia, Chile, Bangladesh, and several others. The focus of his research: bringing the Internet to the developing world. Here, he explains how the Internet can play a major role in developing nations, why the predominant free-market model hasn’t worked in getting the world connected, and how we here in the U.S. are falling behind in the continued push for new Internet innovations. Full story
CBAPP and Campus NewsFaculty and Board Members Come Together at Reception On Sept. 6, Dean Jim Strong held the fourth annual Faculty-Advisory Board Annual Reception at his home in Whittier. Sixty people attended the event, which is staged not only to allow people to reconnect before the semester begins but to bridge connections between two of CBAPP’s most important publics – professors and leaders in Southern California’s business and public policy communities who serve on CBAPP’s Advisory Board. See the Photos! Political Science Student Group Finds Strong CSUDH Connection at Burke’s Office Membership in CSUDH’s Association of Political Science Students (APSS) has more than tripled this semester to more than 90 students, and last month, the group visited the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Burke (2nd Dist.). Featured speakers included Redondo Beach Mayor Mike Gin, Carson Commissioner and Supervisor Burke’s Senior Deputy Del Huff, and L.A. County Director of Community and Senior Services Cynthia Banks, who is a CSUDH behavioral science alumna. The students were welcomed by Burke’s senior legislative deputy Gerardo Pinedo (B.A. interdisciplinary studies/public administration, 2001), who serves as a lecturer in human resources and criminal justice within CBAPP. Full story After First Year, President García Looks Back and Forward During Fall Convocation President Mildred García welcomed new and returning faculty and staff to a new semester on Aug. 25, at the 2008 Fall Convocation. Her address, to a full University Theatre audience, focused on campus “points of pride” during her first year at the helm, and challenges and possibilities for the upcoming year. Full story
NewsmakersGraduate student Carol Jacobson, M.P.A., co-authored an article, titled “Success Factors: Public Works and Public-Private Partnerships,” with former CBAPP professor Sang Choi that was recently published in the International Journal of Public Sector Management. It’s very rare for a student to achieve such distinction. Working in the field of public administration for more than 30 years, Jacobson is a building official for the City of Manhattan Beach. She was also featured in the April 2008 issue of The Report for receiving a grant for her division that she wrote in one of her CBAPP classes. Read the story, here.
Robert Pittman (M.P.A., 2006) was recently appointed as the Los Angeles County’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Pittman, a CBAPP advisory board member, served as the assistant CISO for more than five years. In his new role, he will coordinate IT efforts with department information security officers and oversee other IT security issues within the department.
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