Spring 2015 - Table of Contents


On Location
Best-selling author Michael Connelly populates his L.A.-based fiction with actual places, including Cal State L.A.

Around L.A.
Cal State L.A. students use story time and fun activities to get East Los Angeles preschoolers excited about literacy through the Jumpstart program.

L.A. Story
Ya Gao’s passion project develops into an award-winning documentary.

A Brave Struggle
Alumni Terrence Roberts and Sylvia Mendez have more in common than an alma mater. Both were central figures in two key moments in the desegregation of the American education system.

Ready to Launch
Cal State L.A. claims its place in Los Angeles’ burgeoning biotech corridor with the establishment of the BioSpace L.A. incubator.

Making Introductions
Get to know Cal State L.A.’s new provost, Lynn Mahoney.

Profile in Giving
Professor Emeritus John Cleman wanted to do something for his former department, so he created two scholarships for students.