Valley Information Center
fax: (661) 654-2415
The organization shall have as its purpose to maintaining archaeological site record information for Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, and Tulare counties.
Business Research and Education Center
Dr. Donavan Ropp, Director
The Business Research and Education Center has many projects which provide regional capability for understanding the dynamics of business changes. The purpose of the Business Research and Education Center is to function as a focal point for the interaction between the School of Business and Public Administration and the business/government communities in providing information in order to assist them in the practice and application of professional, ethical and effective business activities.
California Well Sample Repository
Dr. Robert Horton, Campus Director
This organization shall conduct and collect, classify and process, store, and make publicly available to bona fide investigators, representative samples of California rocks, including subsurface rocks from wells, investigative borings and other subsurface information.
Center for Economical Education and Research
Dr. Abbas Grammy, Director
The Center has the following purposes: To further the goal of economic
literacy by (a) maintaining a formal affiliation with the National Council on Economic Education and California Council on Economic Education; (b) providing in-service workshops and curriculum consultation for teachers and school districts; (c) offering enrichment programs for teachers and special publics; (d) sponsoring lectures and symposia; and (e) facilitating cooperation among the Economics Department, School of Education, and K-12 educational community.
Center for Environmental Studies (Facility for Animal Care and Treatment)
Dr. David Germano, Director
The Center shall have as its purpose to: Conduct research including
empirical, simulation and literature-based studies which facilitate understanding environmental issues; provide a forum for the intellectual exchange of ideas central to planning the wise use of urban, rural and wild lands; assist with activities and operations of the Environmental Studies Area (ESA); and serve as an advocate for university and community awareness of environmental issues by conducting workshops and public events which focus on environmental problems; and coordinating and disseminating information.
Kegley Institute of Ethics
Dr. Christopher Meyers, Director
The organization shall conduct and encourage research, promote teaching, provide consultation, and disseminate information pertaining to ethical issues.
Politics Research Center
Dr. S. Eugene "Gene" Clark, Director
The Center shall have as its purpose to:
Do research and consulting that enhance student training and faculty teaching and professional competence in the following areas:
- Elections and participation in the United States
- Intergovernmental relations in the United States
- Fiscal and regulatory policies in the United States
- International trade, commerce, and environmental issues; and
- Human rights issues
Focus on matters in which power relations, institutions and decision-making processes, and discretion and choice in policy-making are important variables.
Public Service Institute
Dr. R. Steven Daniels, Director
The mission of the Public Service Institute (PSI) is to make available
university-based resources and expertise to public, nonprofit and health care agencies in the southern San Joaquin Valley so that these organizations might carry out more effectively the duties and responsibilities rendered them by the citizens of the region. Specifically, PSI has a three-fold mission: (1) To provide state-of-the-art technical, supervisory and managerial training and assistance to public and nonprofit agencies in the service area; To maintain, utilize, and (2) advance the Meryl Ruoss International Repository of Public Administration Documents; and (3) To build international linkages that will be of benefit to CSUB students and practitioners in our service region.
Nursing Center for the Advancement of Research/Evaluation
Peggy Leapley, Director
NCARE encourages research, evaluation and the dissemination of information that will benefit the Greater Bakersfield area, the Southern San Joaquin Valley, and the State of California. NCARE will conduct research and evaluation for public and private agencies, institutions and corporations. NCARE will provide basic and applied nursing and health research, evaluation, consultation and related educational services.