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Calling All Foodies

From research labs to restaurant kitchens, CSU impacts food and beverage industry

Winter 2020

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Seven new initiatives, including a Forward Together Innovation Challenge, were announced as part of President Harlan Sands’ first State of the University address.


Love Letter to Cleveland

The Michael Schwartz Library is the new home for the Love Letter to Cleveland mural. The 58-foot art piece, which chronicles the history and national influence of the city, was installed on the third floor of the library outside the Office of Special Collections, which houses the Cleveland Memory Project.​. Read more >>

Increasing Degree Attainment

CSU is part of a statewide partnership, led by College Now Greater Cleveland, selected to join Degrees When Due. This national initiative, sponsored by the Institute for Higher Education Policy, seeks to assist students who have some college credits to complete their degrees. Read more >>

Parker Hannifin Students Live and Learn

In early 2019, Cleveland became the fourth Say Yes to Education chapter in the nation, thereby making college free for virtually all Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) graduates. CSU welcomed 150 students to campus this fall through this initiative.  Read more >>


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CSU Research Team Awarded Three-Year, $1 Million National Science Foundation Grant

A team of researchers from Cleveland State University has been awarded a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program for a project titled Achieving Excellence and Equity through Academic Leadership DevelopmentRead more >>

Alumna Finds Success as Chef, Restaurateur

After a three-day journey from Ukraine, Natasha Pogrebinsky, along with her parents and younger brother, arrived in the United States on January 2, 1991. They had three suitcases and just $200. Two weeks later, they left New York City for a permanent home in Parma, Ohio. Read more >>

Community Roots

Sam McNulty, BA urban studies ’97, owns and operates very successful bar/restaurants in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland – ranging from a nano brewery where experimental beers are concocted to Market Garden Brewery, a full brewpub with close to 500 seats. His properties also include McNulty’s Bier Market, Bar Cento and Speakeasy. Read more >>

to be replaced

In a chemical engineering laboratory in the heart of Fenn Hall, a team of mathematics and engineering students and faculty begin an expirement that could enhance food safety. Read more >>

Global Agriculture Grows the World

Charlotte Sine graduated from Fenn College in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree in English. That degree served her well during a 46-year career in various editorial positions at Meister Media Worldwide. Read more >>

National Effort Seeks to Advance Youth-led Research Initiatives

Youth Participatory Action Research is a unique initiative designed to engage middle and high school students in conducting systematic scholarship around pressing social issues that can improve their own lives and the communities they live in.  Read more >>

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Homecoming Memories

A people-powered parade, golden apples, a harvest picnic, reunions, dedications, awards . . . Homecoming 2019 was packed with activities that brought alumni and their families back to campus. Read more >>

On the Road

In October, we visited New York City, bringing with us President Harlan Sands. A native of New York state, this “homecoming” was the president’s first official visit with Big Apple alums. An enthusiastic group from the tri-state area was on hand for the reception. Read more >>

Communication professor earns award for opinion pieces

Richard M. Perloff, Ph.D., Cleveland State University professor of communication and political science, earned statewide recognition from the Press Club of Cleveland for three essays he wrote. Read more >>

A Homecoming Like No Other

The year 2020 was certainly one for the history books. A global pandemic. Remote learning and working. Shutdowns. Face masks. Social distancing. And CSU’s first-ever virtual Homecoming. Read more >>

Getting Real About Property Management

Cleveland State University will expand innovative education, research and experiential learning in real estate and property management, thanks to a transformative $1.2 million gift from the NRP Group and the Millennia Companies. ​ Read more >>

C|M|LAW Hall of Fame

Cleveland attorney and business leader P. Kelly Tompkins has made a $750,000 gift to his alma mater, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, to establish a substantive leadership education program for law students. Read more >>

Selling Skills That Lead to Success

The Bernie Moreno Center for Sales Excellence is helping students develop the skills necessary to persuade, motivate, negotiate and influence.​ Read more >>

Distinguished Faculty and Staff Awards

CSU’s faculty and staff are second to none! Each year, Distinguished Faculty and Staff Awards honor individuals who bring distinction to the University and support student success through their day-to-day efforts. Read more >>

LCC Joins Enhanced Transfer Partnership

Cleveland State University has created a series of innovative partnerships with local community colleges which are designed to create a comprehensive, assistive pathway for students to make the easy transition to Cleveland State and on to graduation and a successful career. Read more >>

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