California State University, Fresno - University Journal
November 2007 Vol. 11 No. 3

Indictments handed down in alleged grade fraud
The U.S. Attorney’s Office has announced federal grand jury indictments of former Fresno State students for allegedly gaining unlawful access to academic records and changing grades more than two years ago. An internal audit led university officials to inform the FBI, which conducted the investigation. Click here for details.

B-1B LancerTwo B-1Bs will thrill Bulldog football crowd Nov. 3
Two Air Force B1-B Lancer bombers will fly in tight formation over Bulldog Stadium before the 2 p.m. Fresno State-Utah State football game Saturday, Nov. 3, paying tribute to military veterans and to engineering alumnus Sam Iacobellis. Because of his role as a North American Rockwell executive in developing the premier bomber in the United States arsenal, Iacobellis has been lauded as “The Father of the B-1B.” In retirement, Iacobellis has helped connect his alma mater with the Boeing Company (which absorbed North American), whose $2 million gift early this year established the Husband-Boeing Honors Scholars Program in Engineering at Fresno State. The program is about to receive its first applications. Click here for details.

Fresno State part of campaign to diversify the face of medicine
Fresno State is one of four American universities participating in a pilot campaign of the Association of American Medical Colleges to attract more diverse physicians to serve the growing health needs of culturally diverse communities in the Valley. Fresno State joins Rutgers, the University of Arizona and the University of Pittsburgh, each of which has a large percentage of undergraduate biology majors with fewer-than-expected students applying for and attending medical school. Click here for details.

International Education Week begins Nov. 13
The campus celebrates International Education Week, Nov. 13-16 with a variety of activities designed to celebrate Fresno State’s many global connections. Events begin with the International Coffee Hour at 2 p.m. Nov. 13, at which student Viraj Parikh will make a presentation about his native India. Other activities include a study abroad table in the Free Speech Area and a study abroad orientation for new faculty (Nov. 14); a visiting scholar luncheon luncheon (Nov. 15); and a CineCulture showing of “Invisible Children,” a film from Uganda.


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President, John D. Welty
Vice President for University Advancement, Peter N. Smits • Associate Vice President for University Communications, Mark Aydelotte
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