Cal State L.A. Today

Band members from the Latin/World music group KoTolán pose beneath the Olympics mural on campus.

Creating the sound of a new generation

Alumnus Otto Granillo ’04, pictured sitting on the right, and the other members of the group he co-founded, KoTolán, celebrate multiculturalism through their music. The band blends sounds, instruments, lyrics and languages from Latin, Japanese and American cultures.


  • Learning the paper chase

    Students in a new forensic accounting class.Students get a taste for forensic accounting and tracking down white collar crimes in a case-based course taught by faculty and professionals.

  • Partnership for a cure

    A student fills test tubes in the lab.Cal State L.A. faculty and students partner with City of Hope faculty to conduct cancer research and training as part of a grant-funded program.

  • Creating CHOICES for the future

    CHOICES student actors rehearse.A faculty and alumna-led intervention program teaches youths about the practice of safe sex, responsible decision-making and communication through theatre.

  • Creating a ‘moving’ impact

    Kinesiology student Eunice Wong works with a client.Cal State L.A. kinesiology programs are stretching the abilities of exercise and training to help the human body achieve more than ever.

  • Learning ‘virtually’ everywhere

    Screenshot from the virtual world of <em>Second Life</em>.Master's degree candidates in education jump into the virtual world of Second Life in a multimedia and design class.

  • Professor shares the gift of giving

    Headshot pf Russell AbbottComputer Science Professor Russell Abbott asked the question: “What can I do without?” And found an innovative way to support faculty.