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CSU’s new Center for Population Dynamics studies how migration reinvigorates cities

Groundbreaking research conducted by the new Center for Population Dynamics at Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs will examine how influxes of new people and new ideas can help cities compete in the global economy and promote a good quality of life.

Richey Piiparinen (above), a Levin College research fellow whose areas of expertise include migration and development, will serve as director of the center.

“Our research at CSU will focus on how migration drives development,” Piiparinen said. “With migration comes an increased flow of intellectual capital, human capital and financial capital. Migration deepens a city’s idea bank and enriches its global connectivity.”

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CSU and CWRU offer unique cybersecurity curriculum for undergraduates

Can you hack it?

We’ll see this fall, when Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University introduce the first of three courses in which engineering and computer science students will learn how to break into — and protect — computer hardware, software and data.

This new curriculum is among the first cybersecurity education programs in the country for undergraduates. Graduate-level versions of the courses are in the works, too.

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Dr. Molly Buckley of CSU envisions school 2.0

The classroom of tomorrow is taking shape today at Cleveland State University.

“We need to imagine how to use new technologies in ways that open up new possibilities for teaching and learning,” said Dr. Molly Buckley (above), assistant professor of English education at CSU.

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CSU production of Scab reopens old wounds

Scab, the latest production by Cleveland State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, is set in a sparsely furnished apartment. But the action onstage doesn’t end there. This riveting psychodrama by award-winning playwright Sheila Callaghan takes theatregoers on a journey into the cluttered mind of lead character Anima (Katie Huskey).

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Galleries at CSU showcase student standouts

Homegrown talent is proudly on display in two new exhibitions at the Galleries at CSU.

“Merit Exhibitions,” in the North Gallery, showcases works by recipients of Cleveland State Art Department Merit Scholarships. Among the artists featured are Dunya Abrahim, Yiyun Chen, Benji Diaz, Matt Kapela, Jeremy Kurth, Ben Rodriguez, Omid Tavakoli and Candice Vlcek.

The “43rd Student Show,” in the Center and South Galleries, features more than 50 works by nearly 40 CSU students, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video and ceramics.

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CSU President Ronald M. Berkman blogs about Cleveland’s comeback for HuffPo

In his new Huffington Post blog, Cleveland State University President Ronald M. Berkman points toward a bright future for CSU’s hometown and examines how the University and partners such as PlayhouseSquare (above), Northeast Ohio Medical University and Parker Hannifin are working together to transform the city and the region.

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Wally Morton, CSU swimming and diving coach, wraps up a winning career

After 39 years at Cleveland State University, Wally Morton stepped down this month as head coach of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.

He is the all-time winningest coach in Vikings history, with 385 victories to his credit.

“Winning is a lot more fun than not winning,” Coach Morton told ENGAGED. “But you never win because that’s the objective. You win because the objective is to do the best you can every day.”

With a laugh, he added: “And when that happens, you win.”

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CSU introduces new rock and popular music track

It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock ’n’ roll, according to AC/DC.

But the path just got a lot clearer, thanks to Cleveland State University’s Department of Music. Its new rock and popular music track for students pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in music is perfect for aspiring rockers and pop musicians. Launching this fall, it will be one of the few such undergraduate programs in the United States.

“The rock and popular music track at Cleveland State University is for all those people with a passion for music who have been left out by the traditional format for music education,” said program coordinator Dr. Greg D’Alessio, associate professor of composition at CSU.

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Dr. Ben Clark of CSU has the 411 on 311

Trash didn’t get picked up? Need a pothole filled? Traffic lights or street lights not working?

Any of these scenarios could warrant a 311 phone call. The non-emergency version of 911, used by more than 100 cities around the United States and counting, is the focus of research by Dr. Ben Clark of Cleveland State University.

“I’m working to understand how cities are using this information technology to improve communication and service delivery to citizens,” said Dr. Clark, assistant professor of public administration at CSU’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.

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And the ADDY goes to…CSU!

Cleveland State University was a three-time winner at the 2014 AAF Cleveland ADDYs.

This annual awards competition, hosted by the Cleveland chapter of the American Advertising Federation, honors the best work of Northeast Ohio’s advertising, marketing and creative community. CSU was the only university in the competition recognized for its university marketing efforts.

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