Urban Evolution

Urban Evolution

Alumni Behind the Downtown Turnaround

By Eddie Hughes  |  Photos by Cary Edmondson

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The following is based on a true story. It’s about the fall — and rise — of a downtown located in California’s fifth largest city. The story begins with an alarming deterioration of the historic urban center of the city that Read "Urban Evolution" […]

Urban Evolution 2018-05-04T16:02:41+00:00

Shaping Spaces

Shaping Spaces

New city and regional planning program grooms students to shape the region

By Lucero Benitez

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Seventeen miles north of campus in Madera County, atop a hill overlooking nothing but green grass and future possibilities, class is in session.

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Shaping Spaces 2018-05-04T16:15:47+00:00

When Stars Align

When Stars Align

A trio of alumni rise to the highest levels of pro sports while giving an entire region reason to believe

by Eddie Hughes

Somewhere along the way, while pages fell off the calendar and hopes began anew, the little University that could became the major University that will. A blossoming community at the heart of the Central Valley grew in Read "When Stars Align" […]

When Stars Align 2017-11-10T11:21:39+00:00

Research Engine

Off the beaten path in the 3,100-person Central California town of Riverdale, where paved roads merge into dirt roads and the fertile soil births well-manicured crops as if they were works of art, a vast almond orchard full of white-blossomed trees is ready to bloom into this year’s harvest. [...]

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A Peek Inside the Campus Labs

A Peek Inside the Campus Labs

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Research studies across campus apply to real-world issues

Research — it’s science. Or, in some cases, maybe it’s not. But scientific theories and hypotheses are being investigated, revised and applied across all eight schools and colleges at Fresno State.

From drone research in the Lyles College of Engineering, to Read "A Peek Inside the Campus Labs" […]

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Open for Generations

Open for Generations

Family businesses are driving the economy while evolving with each generation

Story by Eddie Hughes
Photos by Cary Edmondson

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John and James Rosetta’s parents immigrated to the United States from Italy in the 1920s in search of a better life for their family. It was a well executed idea — until tragedy struck. Read "Open for Generations" […]

Open for Generations 2016-11-22T17:53:02+00:00

Fueling Valley Business

How Fresno State programs and resources are fostering bold business ideas

Craig School of Business

The Craig School of Business at Fresno State offers a master’s in business administration and bachelor’s degrees in economics and business administration (accountancy, finance and business law, information systems and decision sciences, management and marketing). One of the top business schools in Read "Fueling Valley Business" […]

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The Road to Valley Health

It was the middle of summer 2015 when Donald Ray Foster first passed out. It was just stress, he thought, or maybe a lack of sleep. So he didn’t visit a doctor to find out what was wrong. Foster had just moved back to Madera from Stockton, and the nearest clinic wouldn’t accept his medical insurance.

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Uncorking Distinction

A short walk atop a hill at one of Napa Valley’s most well-known wineries reveals an enchanting building constructed in 1888 that resembles an English gothic castle. It’s Chateau Montelena — built of thick, rectangular stones and covered in vines as green and healthy as the grape vineyards in the fields it watches over.

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