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Big West Conference Men's Soccer Semifinals

Wednesday, November 07 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Soccer Field (SO)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Big West Conference Men's Soccer Semifinals!

#1 CSUN vs. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs 

The CSUN Men's Soccer team has secured the #1 seed in the southern division. They will host the #2 seed from the northern division, Cal Poly,  at Matador Soccer Field on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are required for all guests, including CSUN students.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for CSUN student with ID.

All Events

Monday, October 01, 2012

Image for SCIENCE IN THE K-12 SCHOOLS: Oh My, do we have it WRONG!SCIENCE IN THE K-12 SCHOOLS: Oh My, do we have it WRONG!

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm - Recital Hall (RH)
http://www.ecs.csun.edu/ecsdean/docs/Miaoulis20121001.pdf

Although humans make the majority of the objects we interact with and use during our day-to-day lives, the current school curriculum focuses very little on how our human-made, or designed world, is made. Pens, cars, pills, buildings are all technologies and the results of the engineering design process. Most educators claim that science is the discipline that teaches children about the world around them. However science curricula focus only on the natural world which constitutes only a minor part of our day to day life. Children spend enormous amounts of time learning things that are totally irrelevant to their lives and become adults who are technologically illiterate. Ioannis (Yannis) Miaoulis, President and Director of the Museum of Science in Boston will discuss how our educational system has missed the point and talk about a major initiative to introduce the human made world and engineering in schools nationwide.

Image for Faculty Exhibition: In Two PartsFaculty Exhibition: In Two Parts

Saturday, September 22 12:00 pm - Saturday, October 13 4:00 pm - Art Gallery (AG)
http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries

Gallery Talk: Monday, September 24 10am

Closing Reception:  Saturday, October 13 4-7pm

The CSUN Art Department's faculty exhibition continues with Part Two and includes current bodies of work by Mark Farquar, Jim Kelley, Lesley Krane, Laurel Long, Michelle Rozic and Christian Tedeschi.

Gallery Hours:  Mon-Sat 12-4pm, Thurs 12-8pm

Image for Fantastic & Strange: Reflections of Self in Science Fiction Literature Fantastic & Strange: Reflections of Self in Science Fiction Literature

Tuesday, September 18 - Friday, July 26 All Day - Tseng Gallery, Oviatt Library
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/fantastic-strange/

Science fiction literature, one of the most popular and entertaining genres in modern fiction, has been read and loved by children and adults for decades. From the earliest pulp publications to modern masterpieces, science fiction short stories and novels have often functioned as a lens through which we express our sense of wonder, marvel at the possibilities of new technologies, and engage in our wildest imaginings. Join us as we celebrate the fantastic and strange in science fiction literature.

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Image for Burning Wall StreetBurning Wall Street

Saturday, September 22 - Saturday, October 13 All Day - Art Gallery (AG)
http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries

Gallery Talk: Monday, September 24 10am

Closing Reception:  Saturday, October 13 4-7pm

The Burning Wall Street installation combine a miniaturized Wall Street replete with matchstick banks and mixed media "occupiers" and the infamous burning bank paintings by artist Alex Schaefer, whose work inspired this project.  Organized by Art Education Professor Edie Pistolesi, with 150 students participating in creating this project, Burning Wall Street is dedicated to the "99%".  

West Gallery Hours:  Mon-Sat 12-4pm, Thurs 12-8pm

New Club Workshop

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Image for 2012 Film Festival of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense2012 Film Festival of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

Wednesday, October 03 8:15 am - Friday, October 05 2:00 pm - Sala de la Osa Room in the Satellite Student Union

WEDNESDAY, OCT 3:

8:15 am
Legacy of Torture: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement Dir. Andres Alegria, Claude Marks, The Freedom Archives (2005) 28 minutes
This film tells the grave story of eight Panthers who are being re-tried for a crime alleged to have occurred over 30 years ago, based on testimony elicited through torture at the hands of the New Orleans Police Department.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

9:30 am
Eyes on the Rainbow Dir. Gloria Rolando (1997) 47 minutes
The life of Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from prison and was given political asylum in Cuba, where she has lived for close to 15 years. Features interviews with Assata in Havana, who tells us about her history and her life in Cuba. Gloria Rolando on Eyes on the Rainbow: In the struggle of the African American people, many women's voices in the past and the present have always called for social justice.  The Eyes of the Rainbow is dedicated to all women who struggle for a better world.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

11:00 am
THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Emory Douglas, Former Minister of Culture, Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
Emory Douglas was the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the Party disbanded in the 1980s. His art was featured in most issues of the newspaper The Black Panther and has become an iconic representation of the struggles of the Party during the 1960s and 1970s. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Douglas branded the militant-chic Panther image decades before the concept became commonplace, [inciting] the disenfranchised to action, portraying the poor with genuine empathy, not as victims but as outraged, unapologetic and ready for a fight.

1:00 pm
Students Perform: Chimurenga, Spoken Word performed by Maya Singleton, followed by Open Mic

2:00 pm
41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers Dir. Gregory Everett (2011) 120 minutes
Using exclusive interviews with former Black Panther Party members along with archival footage detailing the history of racism in Los Angeles, including the Watts Uprising, 41st & Central may be the most in-depth study ever of the murders of L.A. Chapter founder Alprentice Bunchy Carter and John Huggins at U.C.L.A. The documentary includes first-hand accounts of the Party's formation as told by the original surviving members and eyewitness accounts of the murders at U.C.L.A.
Post-screening panel discussion with Hank Jones, and Roland Freeman and Wayne Pharr, former Panther members featured in the film

THURSDAY, OCT 4:

11:00 am
Passin' It On: The Black Panthers' Search for Justice Dir. Jon Valadez (2006) 57 minutes
Offering startling insight into the role of the Black Panther Party in a social revolution, and the NYPD and the FBI's devious targeting of one of the organization's most fervent leaders--Dhoruba Bin Wahad (born Richard Moore). Amid a national program of FBI-led oppression against the Panthers, Dhoruba was framed on flimsy evidence of the wounding and grotesque disfigurement of two police officers and sent to prison. After trials and mistrails, incarceration and eventual acquittal 19 years later, a still-impassioned Dhoruba, his attorneys, and other Panthers finally tell this incredible tale.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

12:30 pm
COINTELPRO 101 Freedom Archives (2011) 60 minutes
COINTELPRO may not be a well-understood acronym but its meaning and continuing impact are absolutely central to understanding the government's history of repression against progressive movements. COINTELPRO is both a formal program of the FBI and a term frequently used to describe a conspiracy among government agencies local, state, and federal, to destroy movements for self-determination and liberation for Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous struggles, as well as mount an institutionalized attack against allies of these movements and other progressive organizations.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

2:00 pm
Eyes on the Rainbow Dir. Gloria Rolando (1997) 47 minutes (See description above)
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

FRIDAY, OCT 5:

11:00 am
41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers Dir. Gregory Everett (2011) 120 minutes (See description above)
Post-screening panel discussion with Hank Jones, and Roland Freeman and Wayne Pharr, former Panther members featured in the film

1:00 pm
CLOSING THOUGHTS
Roland Freeman, Hank Jones, and Wayne Pharr, former members of the L.A. Chapter, Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

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New Club Workshop

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Zumbathon!

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Matadome in Redwood Hall

Are you ready to ditch your workout and join the party? California State University, Northridge students, faculty, staff, alumni, and public can "Party in Pink" on Thursday, Oct. 4, to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

The Zumbathon is being held in honor of Mary Jane Smith-Waldman, a member of the Cal State Northridge Hall of Fame, a former CSUN volleyball player and an instructor in the University's kinesiology department, who died from breast cancer last year.

All proceeds from the event, which is scheduled to take place from 6 - 8 pm at the CSUN Matadome, the huge athletic gym in Redwood Hall, will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment and the search for a cure for breast cancer.

Tickets are $10 per person before the event and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the AS Ticket Office in the University Student Union, by calling (818) 677-2488, or on ticketmaster.com.

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Zumbathon!

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Matadome in Redwood Hall

Are you ready to ditch your workout and join the party? California State University, Northridge students, faculty, staff, alumni, and public can "Party in Pink" on Thursday, Oct. 4, to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

The Zumbathon is being held in honor of Mary Jane Smith-Waldman, a member of the Cal State Northridge Hall of Fame, a former CSUN volleyball player and an instructor in the University's kinesiology department, who died from breast cancer last year.

All proceeds from the event, which is scheduled to take place from 6 - 8 pm at the CSUN Matadome, the huge athletic gym in Redwood Hall, will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment and the search for a cure for breast cancer.

Tickets are $10 per person before the event and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the AS Ticket Office in the University Student Union, by calling (818) 677-2488, or on ticketmaster.com.

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Image for The Eugene Price ForumThe Eugene Price Forum

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Political Science, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, present the Eugene Price Forum; a Discussion on the 2012 Elections.

Panelists include Chris Kofinis and Greg Strimple, moderated by Lawrence Becker, Chair and Eugene C. Price Professor in the Department of Political Science at Cal State Northridge.

Chris Kofinis has worked as a Democratic strategist, a campaign consultant, a communications advisor to major corporations, and most recently as Chief of Staff to Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). In 2010, he served as an advisor to various Democratic candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate and he served as the senior communications consultant for the Democratic Governor's Association. Prior to that, he worked as the national communications director for John Edwards's 2008 presidential campaign and as a senior advisor for Gen. Wesley Clark's 2004 presidential campaign.

President of GS Strategy Group, Mr. Greg Strimple has held numerous positions in presidential, congressional and state legislative campaigns across the country, including senior advisor for polling and advertising in Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential bid. More recently, Mr. Strimple had a similar role with New Jersey Governor Chris
Christie in his upset victory of 2009, and Senator Mark Kirk's successful campaign in 2010.

This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, 4th Floor, Sierra Hall (SH 451).

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Department of Political Science at 818.677.3488. Parking is available via Info Booth #2 at Prairie & Darby for $6.00. This event is free of charge.

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CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

Thursday Nights at the Cinematheque

A Retrospective of the films of Francois Truffaut

The Bride Wore Black  (La mariee etait en noir)  (1968, 107 mins.) 

The Bride Wore Black was Truffaut's first and most obvious homage to Alfred Hitchcock. Jeanne Moreau stars as a woman whose fiance is viciously murdered by five men. Utilizing a series of disguises, the cool-customer Moreau tracks down all five culprits, sexually enslaves them, and then engineers their deaths. The Bride Wore Black is a stylish thriller that supplies suspense and black comedy to superb effect and provides an interesting insight into Truffaut's fervent admiration of Hitchcock.

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Friday, October 05, 2012

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Friday, October 05 7:30 pm - Sunday, October 07 2:00 am - Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

SATELLITES by Diana Son

Young professionals Nina and Miles seek to ground their new child with the ethnic connections they lacked growing up. But this is New York City, where out-of-orbit characters are about to collide. Directed by Peter Grego. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center

Oct 5-6-7, 10-11-12-13-14   7:30 curtain except Sundays at 2pm.  Box office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission. 

Interpreted performance for the deaf on Wednesday Oct 10.

Women's Soccer vs. Fullerton

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Soccer Field (SO)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Soccer vs. CSU Fullerton

Breast Cancer Awareness Night

All fans wearing pink receive $3 admission

*CSUN students show their ID at the ticket booth to get your FREE game ticket!

*Arrive early to each regular season home match for your chance to catch a Northridge Soccer souvenir after the starting lineups are announced!

*Various Northridge prizes will be tossed into the crowd for each Matador goal scored this season!

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Image for Chick Corea and Gary Burton Hot House Tour with the Harlem String QuartetChick Corea and Gary Burton Hot House Tour with the Harlem String Quartet

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/hot-house-tour/view/2012-10-06?CalendarStart=201210

National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and 16-time Grammy-winning pianist Chick Corea joins forces with award-winning vibraphonist Gary Burton for their Hot House Tour with the Harlem String Quartet. Since 1972 the duo has been one of the jazz worldâs most celebrated collaborations, performing improvisation-laced programs uncommon in their popularity, innovation and creativity. Corea and Burton will perform material from their new album Hot House, exploring their unique takes on standards by composers from Kurt Weill and Antonio Carlos Jobim to Thelonious Monk and Lennon & McCartney. Tonightâs performance is an extraordinary opportunity for audiences to observe witty, playful and artistically-engaged musicians as they explore the boundaries of jazz.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Women's Soccer vs. UC Riverside

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Soccer Field (SO)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Soccer vs. UC Riverside

Toiletry Donation Night

Free admission with the donation of a travel sized toiletry item

Benefitting MEND of the San Fernando Valley

*CSUN students show their ID at the ticket booth to get your FREE game ticket!

*Arrive early to each regular season home match for your chance to catch a Northridge Soccer souvenir after the starting lineups are announced!

*Various Northridge prizes will be tossed into the crowd for each Matador goal scored this season!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Image for Renewable Energy - Wind and WaterRenewable Energy - Wind and Water

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 1568
http://www.ecs.csun.edu/ecsdean/docs/BrownBagSeries20121002.pdf

Bring your lunch and listen to your colleagues speak about their research interests and exciting projects that they are working on. We are starting out with our newest faculty members who recently joined the college and plan to continue the series to provide opportunities for all faculty in our college to share their work.

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Image for Drop In /Take TenDrop In /Take Ten

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Oviatt Library
http://library.csun.edu/WISE/DropIn-TakeTen

Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) presents Drop In/Take Ten, a mentoring and networking event for students.

New Club Workshop

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Social Work Society Presents

12:00 pm - 1:45 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Social Work and Social Work Society presents their Lunch and Learn series featuring:

MASKS by Mann Alfonso and Terry Daluz

"A pyscho-social buddy dramedy about two men that grew up in the juvenile justice system who struggle with their past to shed their masks."

This event is scheduled for October 9th, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, SH 451.

Please bring your own lunch!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Image for SATELLITESSATELLITES

Wednesday, October 10 7:30 pm - Sunday, October 14 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

SATELLITES by Diana Son

Young professionals Nina and Miles seek to ground their new child with the ethnic connections they lacked growing up. But this is New York City, where out-of-orbit characters are about to collide. Directed by Peter Grego. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center

Oct 5-6-7, 10-11-12-13-14   7:30 curtain except Sundays at 2pm.  Box office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission. 

Interpreted performance for the deaf on Wednesday Oct 10.

New Sport Club Workshop

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - AS Support Services Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Interested in starting a New Sport Club? Sport Clubs provide structured competition with other universities and recreational clubs in a wide variety of sports with multiple levels of competition (http://www.csunas.org/asrec/sportclubs/clublist.php). By attending a New Sport Club Workshop you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish a New Sport Club and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. New Sport Club Workshops are held a monthly basis. To register for any of the New Sport Club Workshops listed, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Image for Dr. John & The Lower 911 and The Blind Boys of Alabama Spirituals to FunkDr. John & The Lower 911 and The Blind Boys of Alabama Spirituals to Funk

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/spirituals-to-funk/view/2012-10-11?CalendarStart=201210

Based on legendary Carnegie Hall concerts of the 1930s, Dr. John & The Lower 9-11 and the Blind Boys of Alabama come together on stage for a rousing night of jazz, blues, and gospel music. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr. John��âknown as the living embodiment of New Orleansâ musical��âheritage and Grammy Award-winning and Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductees The Blind Boys of Alabama make âfoot stompinââ music that thrills the soul, gets you out of your seat and makes you dance. Get ready for a party!

Image for Mexico's Incoming Political RegimeMexico's Incoming Political Regime

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Manzanita Hall, Room 130

The Departments of Political Science and Chicana/o Studies present...

The Future Political Challenges for Mexico's Incoming Political Regime.  Panelists include:

Dr. Jorge Chabat, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE))

Dr. Lorenzo Cordova, Instituto Federal Electoral (Federal Electoral Institute, IFE)

Panel Moderator is Dr. Maria Rosa Garcia-Acevedo, Department of Political Science

This event will take place in Manzanita Hall, Room 130.

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New Club Workshop

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

Thursday Nights at the Cinematheque
A Retrospective of the films of Francois Truffaut

Stolen Kisses (Baisers voles)  (1968, 90 mins.) 

Antoine and Colette  (Antoine et Colette) (1962, 32 mins.) 

Jean-Pierre Leaud returns in Stolen Kisses, the third installment in the Antoine Doinel series. It is now 1968, and the mischievous and perpetually love-struck Doinel has been dishonorably discharged from the army and released onto the streets of Paris, where he embarks on a series of misadventures. Whimsical, nostalgic, and irrepressibly romantic, Stolen Kisses is Truffaut's timeless ode to the passion and impetuosity of youth. Together with Truffaut's Antoine Doinel short film, Antoine and Colette.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Image for Lunch with Children's Author Alexis O'NeillLunch with Children's Author Alexis O'Neill

11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Orange Grove Bistro, Northridge Room
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/alexis-oneill

The Friends of the Oviatt Library invite you to join us at the Orange Grove Bistro for a buffet luncheon and presentation by Alexis O'Neill,best-selling children's author and library advocate, entitled, "Small Books, Big Ideas: A Childrenâs Author Weighs In."

In an illustrated talk, author Alexis O'Neill will share what it means to write for children and the many hats she wears as an issues-translator, a heart-connector, a missionary for creativity
and a library advocate all in one package. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Reservations required. See http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/alexis-oneill for details.

Used Book Sale

9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Library Lobby
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/used-book-sale/

Hardbacks $1.00 -- Softbacks $.50 / .75 -- all paperbacks novels are 25¢ or ten (10) for $1.00.

Checks welcome with I.D.

Sponsored by Friends of the Oviatt Library. All proceeds buy new materials for the Library

Info: Donations and volunteering (818) 677-5573

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Image for Men's Soccer vs. UC RiversideMen's Soccer vs. UC Riverside

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Soccer Field (SO)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Soccer vs UC Riverside

Breast Cancer Awareness Night

$3 admission for all fans wearing pink!

Youth Soccer Jersey Night!  All youth, 17 & Under wearing their soccer team jersey receive FREE admission!

*CSUN students show their ID at the ticket booth to get your FREE game ticket!

*Arrive early to each regular season home match for your chance to catch a Northridge Soccer souvenir after the starting lineups are announced!

*Various Northridge prizes will be tossed into the crowd for each Matador goal scored this season!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Image for Team CSUN at AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2012Team CSUN at AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2012

7:00 am - 3:00 pm - Meet at the G-3 Parking Lot (located on the corner of Nordhoff and Zelzah)
http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles/

We need YOU to join Team CSUN as we participate in the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles!

This is a CSUN Tradition we have been part of for several years, having fundraised more than $40,000 in the last six years alone! Join us in walking, fundraising, and fighting for a cure on this inspiring day. 

To register under Team CSUN, visit the AIDS Walk Los Angeles website, http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles/ and choose the team name, "CSUN - 0003."

For Students, Faculty, & Staff Members (not affiliated with a club or organization):

*We ask that you fundraise a minimum of $25 for this worthy cause and bring a tube of unused toothpaste as a donation for AIDS Project Los Angeles on the day of the walk.

For Clubs & Organizations:

*We ask that you organize a fundraising event for this worthy cause. Additionally, we ask that

  each individual in your group brings a tube of unused toothpaste as a donation for AIDS

  Project Los Angeles on the day of the walk.

After you have completed the steps above, be sure to take the final step and reserve your seat by visiting http://studentvoice.com/csun/aidswalk2012busregistration. 

Breakfast will also be provided for those who utilize this bus service.

We are looking forward to having you a part of our CSUN Tradition!

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Club Workshop

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Image for Construction SimulationConstruction Simulation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 1568
http://www.ecs.csun.edu/ecsdean/docs/BrownBagSeries20121002.pdf

Bring your lunch and listen to your colleagues speak about their research interests and exciting projects that they are working on. We are starting out with our newest faculty members who recently joined the college and plan to continue the series to provide opportunities for all faculty in our college to share their work.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Image for 4th Annual Research Fellows Colloquium 4th Annual Research Fellows Colloquium

2:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Library: Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/4th-annual-research-fellows-colloquium/

Come hear our distinguished faculty speak about their research

  • Rachel Friedman-Narr (Associate Professor, Special Education)
  • Florence Kyomugisha (Associate Professor, Gender and Womenâs Studies)
  • Lois M. Shelton (Associate Professor, Management)
  • Lindsay Hansen (Associate Librarian, Oviatt Library )
  • Richard Lorentz (Professor, Computer Science)
  • Zeynep Toker (Associate Professor, Urban Planning & Studies)
  • Joy von Wolffersdorff (Professor, Art)

Moderated byAssociate Dean Marianne Afifi

New Club Workshop

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Image for Paul Appleby, TenorPaul Appleby, Tenor

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/paul-appleby/view/2012-10-18?CalendarStart=201210

Promising young tenor Paul Appleby possesses an elegant, warm voice and the ability to perform in roles such as Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos (Metropolitan Opera debut), Agenore in Il Re Pastore, Lysander in A Midsummer Nightâs Dream and Fenton in Falstaff, as well as sultry, vibrantly-colored Argentinian and Brazilian songs and jazzy American popular standards by Gershwin and others.  The New York Times describes him as a ââ¦[n]uanced, expressive and bright hued tenor.â

*Stage seating limited to 200, with artist reception following.

Grants Research and Development

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Workshop on Grants Research: Finding FundingJoin your colleagues in this one-hour session that focuses on how to research and identify potential grant funding sources for your research projects and programs; discover free web sites that offer links to public and private external funding opportunities. Presented by the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects.

SELECT ONE OF THESE TWO SESSIONS TO ATTEND:

Thursday October 18, 9:00-10:00am, SH303 (SBS)
Friday October 19, 2:00-3:00pm, SH303 (SBS)

Please RSVP: Shelley.Bartenstein@csun.edu
(Walk-ins welcome, too)

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Image for Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

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Department of Psychology Annual Talent Show

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE for the Department of Psychology's Annual Talent Show, including a silent auction.  Festivities begins at 6:00 p.m. on October 19th.

Additional information to follow!

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Image for Women's Volleyball vs. PacificWomen's Volleyball vs. Pacific

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball vs. Pacific University

Red Rally Night!  Free giveaways for CSUN students w/ID!

$1 Matadogs for all fans wearing RED! *2 per person. While supplies last.

*Free admission with CSUN student ID!

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

Thursday Nights at the Cinematheque

A Retrospective on the films of Francois Truffaut

Two English Girls  (Les deux anglaises et le continent) (1971, 130 mins.) 

One of the great, but lesser known Truffaut films, Two English Girls is a harrowing and poignant study in repressed desire. Jean-Pierre Leaud is Claude, a Frenchman who on a turn-of-the-century trip to Wales meets the Brown sisters, Anne and Muriel. Over the next 20 years, affections between Claude and the sisters shift, but consummation of any romantic feelings is ultimately blocked. Overlaid with numerous autobiographical references, Truffaut personally considered the film his masterpiece.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Image for The MavericksThe Mavericks

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/themavericks/view/2012-10-19?CalendarStart=2012-10-19

The Mavericks are back! The Grammy Award-winning post-modern country-steeped garage band makes their debut on our Great Hall stage with a presentation of songs from its new release In Time, as well as some of its most popular hits.
 
Formed in the early 1990âs and led by Cuban American frontman Raul Malo, the band carved its own brand of music on the American music landscape with a melting pot of music styles. Mariachi, Tejano, rock, pop, Cubano tinges and even touches of rockabilly are all wrapped in country-flavored tones to create the groupâs unique and indelible sound.
 
With this performance, the band celebrates 20 years of performing the music they love, as well as their first studio project In Time, since disbanding in 1999.

Workshop on Grants Research: Finding Funding

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop on Grants Research: Finding Funding
Join your colleagues in this one-hour session that focuses on how to research and identify potential grant funding sources for your research projects and programs; discover free web sites that offer links to public and private external funding opportunities. Presented by the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects.

SELECT ONE OF THESE TWO SESSIONS TO ATTEND:

Thursday October 18, 9:00-10:00 am, SH303 (SBS)
Friday October 19, 2:00-3:00 pm, SH303 (SBS)

Please RSVP: Shelley.Bartenstein@csun.edu
(Walk-ins welcome, too)

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Image for Women's Soccer vs. PacificWomen's Soccer vs. Pacific

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Soccer Field (SO)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Soccer vs. Pacific University

Youth Night!  Free admission for all youth 17 & under!

Neighborhood Night!  $2 admission for all fans living in zip codes 91040-91618 *Must show proof of zip code. Maxium 6 tickets per person.

FREE autographs with the 2012 seniors of the Women's Soccer Team after the match!

*Free admission with CSUN student ID!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Image for Women's Volleyball vs. UC DavisWomen's Volleyball vs. UC Davis

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball vs. UC Davis

*Free admission with CSUN student ID!

Dig Pink Night!  Free admission for all fans wearing PINK in support of Breast Cancer Awareness! 

FREE autographs with the 2012 Women's Volleyball team after the match!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Image for Women's Soccer vs. UC DavisWomen's Soccer vs. UC Davis

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Soccer Field (SO)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Soccer vs. UC Davis

Senior Day

Fan Appreciation Day

$3 admission for all fans wearing CSUN insignia/gear Go Matadors!

*CSUN students show their ID at the ticket booth to get your FREE game ticket!

*Arrive early to each regular season home match for your chance to catch a Northridge Soccer souvenir after the starting lineups are announced!

*Various Northridge prizes will be tossed into the crowd for each Matador goal scored this season!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Image for Kelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn, Ted Sperling Broadway's Classic HitsKelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn, Ted Sperling Broadway's Classic Hits

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/kelliohara/view/2012-10-22?CalendarStart=201210

Valley Performing Arts Centerâs Broadway and American Song series kicks off with Kelli OâHara, âthe most accomplished Broadway ingénue to emerge in yearsâ (New York Times). She teams up with Grammy-winning baritone Nathan Gunn, âa singer of unmistakable star powerâ (Opera News), who also happens to be one of People magazineâs 50 sexiest men alive, for an evening of romantic duets from the Broadway stage. Highlights include showstoppers from Carousel, Show Boat, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, and much more.Broadway's Classic Hits is created, hosted and conducted by Tony Award-winner Ted Sperling.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New Club Workshop

9:30 am - 10:30 am - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Image for Role of Religion in the ElectionRole of Religion in the Election

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - North Valley Room of the Northridge Center, USU

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Image for A Mother's Heartrending JourneyA Mother's Heartrending Journey

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Jerome Richfield 315

The Department of Pan African Studies Presents

"Where is Robert?  A Mother's Heartrending Journey"

Hosted by Professor Johnie Scott, Department of Pan African Studies.

Please join Professor Scott and his PAS 300 Contemporary Issues in Black America class for a fascinating discussion with author Russell W. Moore and the subject of his book, special guest Clelia Howell-Thompson, as they discuss her horrific life experience in losing seven of her children to the merciless streets of the inner city. 

For more information, contact Michele Beller, Department of Pan African Studies 818-677-3311, Santa Susana Hall 221.

Come early - seating is limited!

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Image for How Immigrant and Other Low-wage Women Are Reshaping The Womens Movement and What Is at Stake in this ElectionHow Immigrant and Other Low-wage Women Are Reshaping The Womens Movement and What Is at Stake in this Election

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Jerome Richfield (JR) 221

Ellen Bravo is a long-time activist for working women. She began working for 9to5, National Association of Working Women in 1982, when she helped found the Milwaukee chapter, and served until 2004 as its national director. Now Ellen directs Family Values @ Work Consortium, a network of state coalitions working for paid sick days and paid family leave. She has also taught Womenâs Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, including masters level classes on Family-Friendly Workplaces and on Sexual Harassment. In addition to Taking on the Big Boys, Ellen co-authored (with Ellen Cassedy) The 9to5 Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and wrote The Job/ Family Challenge: A 9to5 Guide (Not for Women Only). Sheâs also written numerous articles and reports, including âQuality Part-Time Options in Wisconsin,â funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Ellen is frequently interviewed by the media and is a leading spokeswoman on working womenâs issues. A business editor once described her talks as âmoving, witty and sometimes bawdy.â Her blogs appear on Huffington Post, Feministing and other sites.

Ellen has served on several state and federal commissions, including the bi-partisan Commission on Leave appointed by Congress to study the impact of the Family and Medical Leave Act. She co-chaired the Economic Sufficiency Task Force of the Wisconsin Women = Prosperity project led by Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton and serves as treasurer for the campaign of Congresswoman Gwendolynne Moore. She is a member of several boards and committees, including the Working for Good Jobs in America Fund, the Work-Life Law Advisory Committee, the Progressive States Network, and the Grants Advisory Committee of the Milwaukee Womenâs Fund. Among her commendations are a Ford Foundation Visionary award, the Francis Perkins âIntelligence and Courageâ award, and a Woman of Vision award from the Ms. Foundation. Ellen lives in Milwaukee with her husband; they have two adult sons.

http://www.ellenbravo.com

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Image for Pre-Law Information SessionPre-Law Information Session

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Political Science presents

Pre-Law Information Session featuring

The Honorable Michael Jesic (Judge, L.A. Superior Court and CSUN Alumnus, Political Science, '92)

Ronald Leibow (Partner (ret), Kaye Scholer LLP and CSUN alumnus, Political Science, '62)

Magna Sundstrom (Princeton Review)

This session will address many questions including:

What is it like to be an attorney?

What is law school like?

How do I get into law school?

How do I get through law school?

What courses should I take if I'm considering law school?

and many more...

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Image for ENERGY RECOVERY AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION FROM DISTILLERY WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROJECTSENERGY RECOVERY AND CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION FROM DISTILLERY WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROJECTS

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - University Student Union Theater (USU)
http://www.ecs.csun.edu/ecsdean/docs/Kulkarni20121025.pdf

Distilleries manufacture alcohol from molasses which is wastewater generated in cane sugar industry. The wastewater generated in the distillation process is called spent wash which is highly organic and polluting in nature. As per the norms of Pollution Control Board, distilleries have to follow âZero discharge policyâ. Traditionally, anaerobic lagoons followed by composting treatment is used. Though this method conforms the norms of Pollution Control Boards, it emits methane a Green House Gas responsible for global warming and climate change. The presentation discusses a case study of a distillery in Maharashtra State which is implementing a project in which instead of anaerobic lagoons, bio-digester is used for the treatment of spent wash. The biogas generated in the treatment is captured and burnt to generate electrical energy. Attempts are being made to get financial assistance to this project in the form of Carbon Credits under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The paper also discusses the project cycle of CDM.

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Campus Sustainability Day

11:00 am - 3:15 pm - USU Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/sustainability

This year CSUN's Sustainability Day event focuses on issues surrounding Climate Change and is taking place on Thursday, October 25 from 11 am - 3:30pm in the USU Theatre.  The day will include a talk at 2:00 pm by Naomi Oreskes, author of 'Merchants of Doubt' and Professor of History and Science Studies at UC San Diego., who will be introduced by Provost Hellenbrand. The day's events include three sessions which coincide with class times.

The first session (11:00am- 12:15pm) will be a talk given by Dr. Milind Kulkarni, Director of Engineering Institutes at ITM Group of Institutions in Mumbai, India. He will discuss energy challenges in the developing world, in India in particular, and a sustainable development project in which waste water is used to generate renewable energy using bio-digestion.

The second session (12:30-1:45pm) will show a documentary film, "There Once Was an Island", which provides a case study about a tiny atoll in Papua New Guinea facing escalating climate-related impacts. This will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the issues raised.

In the third session (2:00-3:15pm) Naomi Oreskes will talk about the subject of her book -- how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming. This talk is part of the Distinguished Visiting Speakers Series and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the College of Science and Math, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Institute for Sustainability.

New Club Workshop

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

Thursday Nights at the Cinematheque

A Retrospective of the films of François Truffaut

Day for Night  (La nuit americaine)  (1973, 115 mins.) 

Day for Night was Truffaut's loving and humorous tribute to the collective insanity of making a movie. The film details the making of a family drama about the tragedy that follows when a young French man introduces his parents to his new British wife. Truffaut gently satirizes his own films with the drama's overwrought storyline, but the real focus is on the chaos behind the scenes. Starring Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Pierre Leaud, Day for Night went on to win the 1973 Oscar for Best Foreign Film. 

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Ravi K. Sawhney

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Kurland Lecture Hall at the Valley Performing Arts Center
https://www.csunalumni.com/default.aspx?Page=EVNTEventDetail&EventID=1193

Commerce of Creativity Distinguished Speakers Series featuring Ravi K. Sawhney

Mr. Sawhney (Art '78) is an internationally celebrated industrial designer, business strategist and lifestyle innovator. As founder and CEO of RKS, he has developed human-focused solutions for diverse industries, incubated companies, created products with meaningful impact and collected more than 100 awards for his company's exceptional work.  In 2010, Mr. Sawhney co-authored Predictable Magic, which explores his unique design methodology known as Psycho-Aesthetics (registered trademark).

Mr. Sawhney will speak about his experiences and accomplishments in this free public presentation. A book signing will follow the lecture.

Seating is limited. RSVP by October 21 at https://www.csunalumni.com/default.aspx?Page=EVNTEventDetail&EventID=1193


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Friday, October 26, 2012

Image for CENDRILLON operaCENDRILLON opera

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm - CSUN Campus Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

CENDRILLON by Jules Massenet. Libretto by Henri Cain.

This Massenet opera approaches the classic French fairy tale, Cinderella, with a musical sense of humor---wonderfully frothy and liberally spiced with dry Gallic wit.  This is one grand ball you'll not want to miss. Sung in French with English supertitles. Directed by Maurice Godin. Musical direction by David Aks. Presented by the CSUN Dept of Music and CSUN Dept of Theatre.

CSUN Campus Theatre (Nordhoff Hall)

Limited Performances: Oct 26, 28, 31, Nov 2, 4 only.  Curtain time 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Box Office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Image for The Acting Company Of Mice and MenThe Acting Company Of Mice and Men

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/of-mice-and-men/view/2012-10-27?CalendarStart=201210

This production of John Steinbeckâs Of Mice and Men recreates the gritty reality of the 1930s working man. Even though the context of our world has changed, our community values remain the same. This truth is at the core of the play. Of Mice and Men continues to fascinate audiences and artists as it speaks to our shared human condition.

To our audience: This production of Of Mice and Men adheres to the format of the original script and includes language that some may find objectionable.

Image for TomorrowlandTomorrowland

Saturday, October 27 12:00 pm - Saturday, December 08 4:00 pm - Art Gallery (AG)
http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries

OPENING RECEPTION:  Saturday October 27 4-6pm

GALLERY TALK:  Monday, October 29  10am

This is a group exhibition featuring artists whose work depicts visions of future dystopias based on a turbulent present.  Desert wastelands, faux fallen satellites, devises designed to ensure your survival and a world seemingly run by giant computer servers; the artists in this show offer a prescient window into a world that not only may be, but in some places, already exists. 

Artists include Lisa Adams, Libby Clarke, Daniel Dove, Trygve Faste, Sean Higgins, Kelly McLane,  Thomas Muller and Klutch Stanaway.

Additional events including lectures and artists visits in conjunction for this exhibition can be found at www.csun.edu/artgalleries.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 12-4, Thursdays 12-8pm.  Please note: The Gallery will be closed Nov. 12 and Nov. 22-24.

CSUN-Al Gardening Series: Fall/Winter Vegetable Gardening

8:30 am - 10:45 am - To be announced upon registration
http://www.csun.edu/botanicgarden/

Tips on how to maximize your vegetable garden during the cold winter season and get the most flavorful, nutritious yield possible is the topic of the next CSUN-al Gardening series at California State University, Northridge.

Garden designer Stephen Baldonado will explain how to prepare the fall and winter vegetable garden and how to choose the best vegetables to grow and harvest.

Registration for the free class is required. Email botanicgarden@csun.edu to request a space in the class or for more information. Driving and parking instructions, as well as the class meeting location, will be sent upon registration.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Image for Orchestra of Exiles (Documentary) Orchestra of Exiles (Documentary)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Laemmle Fallbrook Theatre, 6731 Fallbrook Ave. West Hills, CA
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF12.html

This beautiful documentary tells about Bronislaw Huberman, a Polish Jew who defied Nazi Germany through his musical talents. After achieving world-wide fame as a virtuoso violinist, Huberman chose 70 Jewish musicians who had been fired by Nazi authorities and moved them to Palestine to form the Palestine Symphony (the future Israel Philharmonic). âOrchestra of Exilesâ is a love-song to music and to human ideals, told through rarely seen historic photographs, film footage, and exquisite musical recordings. 85 minutes. Followed by Q & A with CSUN Jewish Studies faculty.

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Image for CENDRILLON operaCENDRILLON opera

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - CSUN Campus Theatre (NH)
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

CENDRILLON by Jules Massenet. Libretto by Henri Cain.

This Massenet opera approaches the classic French fairy tale, Cinderella, with a musical sense of humor---wonderfully frothy and liberally spiced with dry Gallic wit.  This is one grand ball you'll not want to miss. Sung in French with English supertitles. Directed by Maurice Godin. Musical direction by David Aks.

CSUN Campus Theatre (Nordhoff Hall)

Limited Performances: Oct 26, 28, 31, Nov 2, 4 only.  Curtain time 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Box Office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Image for Talk by Mustafa Akyol, Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case of LibertyTalk by Mustafa Akyol, Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case of Liberty

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm - USU, Grand Salon

Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish political commentator and author based in Istanbul, Turkey. Since 2002 he has been a regular commentator in the Turkish media. He has spoken at many universities and institutes, and has had articles published in the
New York Times,e Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, e Guardian, and numerous newspapers and news magazines.

Mr. Akyol will talk about his newest book, âIslam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case of Liberty.â From furious reactions to the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, to the suppression of women, news
from the Muslim world begs the question: is Islam incompatible with freedom?

For more information contact Mustafa Ruzgar at 818/677-7779 or mustafa.ruzgar@

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New Club Workshop

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Image for STOP AUDISM NOW - Day 1STOP AUDISM NOW - Day 1

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Kurland Lecture Hall (VPAC)
http://www.csun.edu/education/dfst/

STOP AUDISM NOW - 2-DAY EVENT

Wednesday, October 31 - 4:00-6:00 pm - Kurland Lecture Hall (VPAC)

Thursday, November 1 - 7:30-9:30 pm - Kurland Lecture Hall (VPAC)

Day 1 - Stop Audism!

Featuring presentations by Flavia Fleischer and Will Garrow of the Deaf Studies Department.

Deaf people are subject to being oppressed based on their hearing status.  Are you an audist?  Dr. Will Garrow, Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies, will present on the theoretical understanding of audism.  Dr. Flavia Fleischer, Chair and Associate Professor of Deaf Studies, will provide a further understanding of audism by presenting about constructing and maintaining spaces of resistance.  The presentations will be complimented by actual testimonies from Deaf students about their experiences facing audism.

Day 2 - A Celebration of Resistance!

Featuring a special presentation by distinguished visiting speaker Ella Mae Lentz.

Ella is a respected member of the Deaf community and advocate against audism and oralism for Deaf people.

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Image for CENDRILLON operaCENDRILLON opera

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm - CSUN Campus Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

CENDRILLION by Jules Massenet. Libretto by Henri Cain.

This Massenet opera approaches the classic French fairy tale, Cinderella, with a musical sense of humor---wonderfully frothy and liberally spiced with dry Gallic wit.  This is one grand ball you'll not want to miss. Sung in French with English supertitles. Directed by Maurice Godin. Musical direction by David Aks.

CSUN Campus Theatre (Nordhoff Hall)

Oct 26, 28, 31, Nov 2, 4.  Curtain time 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Box Office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission.

Image for Borromeo String QuartetBorromeo String Quartet

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)
http://www.TheMusicGuild.org

Program:
Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1
Schubert: String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810

http://www.borromeoquartet.org/

Image for Faculty of Color:  Benefits, Challenges, and Future DirectionsFaculty of Color: Benefits, Challenges, and Future Directions

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Pan African Studies invites you to a discussion on Faculty of Color:  Benefits, Challenges, and Future Directions featuring

J. Luke Wood, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education at San Diego State University (SDSU).

This presentation will highlight current and emerging research on faculty of color in academe.  Dr. Wood will discuss the benefits of faculty of color to the students, communities, and institutions that they serve.  His presentation will also address challenges to faculty of color representation and incorporation in the academy.  In covering these topics, Wood will facilitate a dialogue on how faculty, administrators, and students can best support the success of Black, Latino/a, Native American, and Asian faculty members.

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Men's Soccer vs Cal State Fullerton

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Soccer Field (SO)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Soccer vs Cal State Fullerton

Matty's Trick or Treat Night!

All youth 13 and under in costume receive free admission!

At halftime trick or treating for all youth 13 & under!

*CSUN students show their ID at the ticket booth to get your FREE game ticket!

*Arrive early to each regular season home match for your chance to catch a Northridge Soccer souvenir after the starting lineups are announced!

*Various Northridge prizes will be tossed into the crowd for each Matador goal scored this season!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Image for STOP AUDISM NOW - Day 2STOP AUDISM NOW - Day 2

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Kurland Lecture Hall (VPAC)
http://www.csun.edu/education/dfst/

STOP AUDISM NOW - 2-DAY EVENT

Wednesday, October 31 - 4:00-6:00 pm - Kurland Lecture Hall (VPAC)

Thursday, November 1 - 7:30-9:30 pm - Kurland Lecture Hall (VPAC)

Day 1 - Stop Audism!

Featuring presentations by Flavia Fleischer and Will Garrow of the Deaf Studies Department.

Deaf people are subject to being oppressed based on their hearing status.  Are you an audist?  Dr. Will Garrow, Assistant Professor of Deaf Studies, will present on the theoretical understanding of audism.  Dr. Flavia Fleischer, Chair and Associate Professor of Deaf Studies, will provide a further understanding of audism by presenting about constructing and maintaining spaces of resistance.  The presentations will be complimented by actual testimonies from Deaf students about their experiences facing audism.

Day 2 - A Celebration of Resistance!

Featuring a special presentation by distinguished visiting speaker Ella Mae Lentz.

Ella is a respected member of the Deaf community and advocate against audism and oralism for Deaf people.

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Volunteer Service Awards

11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Airtel Plaza Hotel
http://www.csunalumni.com

Join us as we honor volunteers throughout the university for service to Cal State Northridge. For more information, visit www.csunalumni.com

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Image for PAS WeekPAS Week

Thursday, November 01 12:00 pm - Friday, November 02 10:00 pm - Whitsett Room, SH 451; USU Grand Salon

PAS Week - 43rd Anniversary Celebration

Please join the Department of Pan African Studies as they celebrate the 43rd Anniversary.  Events include:

Thursday, November 1, 2012:  Faculty-Student Dialogue/Lunch.  Whitsett Room, SH 451 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Friday, November 2, 2012:  Gala Dinner Celebration.  USU Grand Salon - 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Image for How Castles workHow Castles work

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

Please join us for a lecture by esteemed Northwestern University Archaeologist Matthew Johnson on Thursday, November 1st at 4:00 p.m.  Dr. Johnson's lecture is titled, "How Castles Work".  The lecture will be held in the Whitsett Room, 4th Floor, Sierra Hall 451.

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Women's Volleyball vs. Cal Poly

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball vs. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

*Free admission with CSUN student ID!

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

Thursday Nights at the Cinematheque

A Retrospective of the films of Francois Truffaut

The Story of Adele H. (L'histoire d'Adele H.) (1975, 96 mins.) 

In what is arguably Truffaut's purest and, perhaps cruelest, exploration of obsessive and destructive love, The Story of Adele H. adapts the real-life diaries of Adele Hugo, the daughter of French writer Victor Hugo. Adele (Isabelle Adjani) follows her English soldier fiance to Nova Scotia only to face bitter and humiliating rejection. One of Truffaut's most haunting and disturbing films and one in which the director comes closest to exposing the mysterious and incurable addiction to love.

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Friday, November 02, 2012

Image for Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia HernandezBallet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/ballet-folklorico/view/2012-11-02?CalendarStart=2012-11

Traditional folk music and dance traditions from Mexicoâs various regions are the focus of exploration for Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernandez. Many of the ensembleâs works reflect the traditions of indigenous Mesoamerican culture.  Performed in colorful costumes by dancers in bare feet who emote the sensuality, joy and exuberance of Mexican culture, Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernandez will leave you breathless.

Image for CENDRILLON operaCENDRILLON opera

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm - Campus Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

CENDRILLION by Jules Massenet. Libretto by Henri Cain.

This Massenet opera approaches the classic French fairy tale, Cinderella, with a musical sense of humor---wonderfully frothy and liberally spiced with dry Gallic wit.  This is one grand ball you'll not want to miss. Sung in French with English supertitles. Directed by Maurice Godin. Musical direction by David Aks.

CSUN Campus Theatre (Nordhoff Hall)

Limited Performances: Oct 26, 28, 31, Nov 2, 4 only.  Curtain time 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Box Office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission.

Image for 2012 Psychology Department Brown Bag Series2012 Psychology Department Brown Bag Series

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Sierra Hall 322

Please join the Department of Psychology's 2012 Brown Bag Series featuring Chaya Greisman ('10), Research Analyst, Marketing Science, Lieberman Research Worldwide featuring

Insights from Applied Psychology:  How Psychology, Research Design and Statistics Inform Business and Marketing Decisions

Distinguished alumnus, Chaya Greisman, will talk about how her education in the General Experimental program at CSUN prepared her for a career as a business and marketing research analyst.  Chaya currently uses her psychology research and skills in advanced analytics for marketing research that directly influences the major business decisions for Fortune 500 Companies.  She will discuss the kinds of techniques frequently used using real life examples, the theories and models they draw from, and how the Market Research industry is progressing with collaborative efforts between industry experts and academic researchers.

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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Image for Joan Osborne's Love and HateJoan Osborne's Love and Hate

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/joan-osborne/view/2012-11-03?CalendarStart=2012-11

Love and Hate is a fascinating, sexy and emotionally-charged song cycle that explores modern romantic love and its undercurrents of anger, fear, pride and passion. Anchored by the soulful voice and inspirational writing of eight-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne, Love and Hate is a powerful theatrical multimedia experience that combines music, dance and film in a stunning exploration of the extremes of the human heart.

CSUN NCOD Gala, De'VIA Art Auction, and Awards Program

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm - USU - Northridge Center
http://www.csun.edu/ncod

Banquet, Awards, Auction, Entertainment & more!  Celebrate Deaf Art, Culture, and Community.  Earn much needed funds for CSUN Deaf Student Scholarships and Programs.  RSVPs are required.

Men's Soccer vs. UC Irvine

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Soccer Field (SO)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Soccer vs. UC Irvine

Senior Night & Alumni Night!

Fan Appreciation Night

$3 admission wearing CSUN Gear/Insignia

Alumni Association Night-Free admission with Alumni Assn. ID

*CSUN students show their ID at the ticket booth to get your FREE game ticket!

*Arrive early to each regular season home match for your chance to catch a Northridge Soccer souvenir after the starting lineups are announced!

*Various Northridge prizes will be tossed into the crowd for each Matador goal scored this season!

Women's Volleyball vs. UC Santa Barbara

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball vs. UC Santa Barbara

*Free admission with CSUN student ID!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Image for CENDRILLON operaCENDRILLON opera

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - CSUN Campus Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

CENDRILLION by Jules Massenet. Libretto by Henri Cain.

This Massenet opera approaches the classic French fairy tale, Cinderella, with a musical sense of humor---wonderfully frothy and liberally spiced with dry Gallic wit.  This is one grand ball you'll not want to miss. Sung in French with English supertitles. Directed by Maurice Godin. Musical direction by David Aks.

CSUN Campus Theatre (Nordhoff Hall)

Limited Performances Oct 26, 28, 31, Nov 2, 4 only.  Curtain time 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Box Office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission.

Deaf People During the Holocaust

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - USU - Grand Salon
http://www.csun.edu/ncod

Dr. Eugene Bergman, author of Survival Artist, will narrate his experiences as a young boy during the Holocaust.  His vividly detailed presentation will describe how he narrowly escaped death by living in constant vigil and continuously dodging the ever-present threat of a Nazi capture.  Bergman was struck Deaf by the butt of a German soldier's rifle while playing with other children.  He believes that being Deaf may have saved his life several times over.

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Men's Basketball vs. Cal State Bakersfield

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Basketball hosts Cal State Los Angeles!

Free general admission for students with CSUN I.D! Tickets are limited early arrival suggested.

Come cheer on the Matadors with D.J. MaL-Ski .

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Image for Electromagnetic Sensing and its application in the pipelines and metals industryElectromagnetic Sensing and its application in the pipelines and metals industry

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 1568
http://www.ecs.csun.edu/ecsdean/docs/BrownBagSeries20121002.pdf

Bring your lunch and listen to your colleagues speak about their research interests and exciting projects that they are working on. We are starting out with our newest faculty members who recently joined the college and plan to continue the series to provide opportunities for all faculty in our college to share their work.

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New Club Workshop

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Image for Valley Pioneer Lecture Series in California StudiesValley Pioneer Lecture Series in California Studies

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451
http://www.csun.edu/csbs/departments/history/index.html

The Valley Pioneer Lecture Series in California History presents

Professor Nicolas G. Rosenthal, Loyola Marymount University who will facilitate a discussion on "The Red Power Movement in Los Angeles and other Cities in the 1970s."

Professor Rosenthal's first book, Reimagining Indian Country:  Native American Migration and Identity in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles (2012) follows the migration of American Indians to cities, the development of urban American Indian life, and the relationships between cities and American Indian Reservations.  Copies will be available for purchase

Seating is limited, so please RSVP to the Department of History (818) 677-3566 and to obtain parking information.

For more information on the lecture visit the Department of History's webpage at http://www.csun.edu/csbs/departments/history/index.html.

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Image for Warsaw Philharmonic OrchestraWarsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/warsaw-philharmonic-orchestra/view/2012-11-08

Scheduled Performance:

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 ("Emperor")

     1. Allegro

     2. Adagio un poco mosso

     3. Rondo: Allegro

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 ("Pathétique")

     1. Adagio: Allegro non troppo

     2. Allegro con grazia

     3. Allegro molto vivace

     4. Finale: Adagio lamentoso

A venerable European institution, The Warsaw Philharmonic comes to the Valley Performing Arts Center for a presentation of works by Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. Since its first concert in 1901, The Warsaw Philharmonic has remained a leading orchestral ensemble and has played a major role in introducing audiences worldwide to many of the now famous classical composers and musicians from central Europe. Appearing with the orchestra is Yulianna Avdeeva, 2010 winner of the International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition.

Image for Jewish Music with Cantor Mike SteinJewish Music with Cantor Mike Stein

9:30 am - 10:45 am - University Student Union; Flintridge Room
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF12.html

Jewish Music with Cantor Mike Stein

Hazzan (Cantor) Mike Stein will present an overview of the history and development of Jewish music by playing the guitar, violin, oud and shofar. You are welcome to join us in learning about diverse and exciting Jewish music from Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Africa.

Please call 818-677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve a seat.

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Image for Eva Brettler, Holocaust SurvivorEva Brettler, Holocaust Survivor

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm - Jerome Richfield, 384
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF12.html

Eva Brettler, Holocaust Survivor
Eva Brettler, a survivor of the Ravensbruck concentration camp, will be speaking about her experiences before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Limited Seating. Please call 818-677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve a seat.

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CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

Thursday Nights at the Cinematheque

A Retrospective of the films of Francois Truffaut

The Wild Child  (L'enfant sauvage) (1970, 83 mins.)

Small Change  (L'argent de poche)  (1976, 104 mins.) 

Two of Truffaut's most compelling films dealt specifically with the lives of children. In an austere documentary style, 1970's The Wild Child tells the true story of a young feral boy found in 18th century France. In another documentary-style film, 1976's Small Change chronicles the lives of several young children at play in a French provincial town. Both films reflect Truffaut's own troubled youth but also show his deep love for children and his lifelong interest in the subject of childhood.

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Veterans, the Middle East, and Reflections on Lawrence of Arabia

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Veterans, the Middle East, and Reflections on 'Lawrence of Arabia'

A gallery exhibition of student research and panel of War on Terror veterans
Jerome Richfield 319
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, November 8

At 7:00 PM, doors will open for the research exhibits
At 7:30 PM, attendees will be seated for the panel of speakers and subsequent discussion

This event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments and food will be provided.

(People whose schedules necessitate that they arrive late or leave early are welcome! We hope you can experience this event.)

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The significance of this film:

This year is the 50th anniversary of Lawrence of Arabia, an epic film that has been considered by many critics one of the greatest ever made. It was the highest grossing motion picture of 1962 and received seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture (Sam Spiegel), Best Director (David Lean), and Best Cinematography (Frederick Young). Earning over $37 million, it grossed twice as much as the next top film.

Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif became cinematic superstars after the release of the film, both earning nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.

More importantly, however, Lawrence of Arabia, based on the life of British officer T.E. Lawrence, forged some of the most powerful mid-century myths of the Middle East. Set during and after World War I, it depicts in sweeping vistas the wartime trauma and identity crisis of not only whites sent to fight in the Middle East, but also Arabs and Muslims forced into European geopolitics removed from their own history.

The homoerotic relationship between Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif's characters marked a milestone for queer representations in cinema as well as a harbinger for postcolonial criticism in the decade following.

As we near the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq and the eleventh anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan by US and allied forces, the film offers us an opportunity to reflect on the evolving relationship of US viewers to the "theater" of war in the Middle East. We will have the opportunity to rekindle our understanding of World War I's role in today's War on Terror.

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The commemoration of this film:

Most importantly, for the 50th anniversary of this film, four veterans of the War on Terror will share their reactions to viewing the film in 2012. They will talk about the ways in which Lawrence of Arabia might be relevant or outdated--and generally, what it feels like to watch it, having served in wars tied to the same region.

Below are our panelists:

VAL REYES is a retired colonel of the US Army, who served in Afghanistan as part of Operation of Enduring Freedom. He was formerly in the social work department at the University of Southern California and now operates a combat trauma center. He has published research on war trauma and remains interested in studying the reintegration process of veterans as they return from war overseas.

JOSEPH LONERGAN is a military police officer of the US Army, who served a tour of active duty at Guantánamo prison, where he had to respond to conflicts surrounding detainees. Now he is stationed at Fort Leavenworth. A graduate of California Lutheran University with a BS in criminal justice, he is currently pursuing an MA in English and planning a career in academia.

JASON FREUDENRICH holds an MA in Rhetoric and Composition from California State Northridge. He is a retired corporal from the US Marine Corps, who served a tour of active duty in Iraq as a Motor T specialist. Presently he teaches writing at Pierce College.

PIERRE MARCOS holds an MA in English from California State Northridge. He is a retired sergeant from the US Marine Corps who did multiple tours in the War on Terror (Iraq) as an infantryman. Presently he teaches English at Chaminade High School and coaches football.

Student Research Gallery:

Students in English 473 (American Literature), English 312 (Film and Literature), and Greco-Roman Mythology (Classics 315) are doing research projects that seek to draw insight from Lawrence of Arabia by relating the cinematic narrative to other war myths rooted in American literary traditions, cinema conventions, as well as ancient narratives.

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The mission of this event:

This is the second of six fiftieth-anniversary celebrations as part of "Myth Goes to the Movies." The first event was "The Music Man" on September 24, which is summarized here:

http://textontrial.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-music-man-and-shirley-jones-50th.html

The third event will be the 50th anniversary of "Dr. No" on December 4 at 4:30 PM in Sierra Hall -- details forthcoming.

Sara Dean, a graduate of CSUN's English MA program, is coordinating the film series with me. Our mission is to open new kinds of transdisciplinary and transcultural discussion by bridging film and mythology. All events involve guest speakers, student research galleries, and discussion of landmark films from 1962-1963. My hope is also to build on this work to develop a World Literature minor at CSUN, analogous to comparative literature. If you have any questions about the film series or the World Literature program, feel free to contact me at the following email: rolopez@csun.edu or at this phone number: 818-677-3415.

Special Thanks:

"Myth Goes to the Movies" would not be possible without generous assistance from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation in Santa Barbara, California.

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Image for The Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program PresentsThe Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program Presents

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program Presents...

Professor Joshua Correll featuring Can We Train Away Racial Bias in the Decision to Shoot?

This talk will focus on a question that has perplexed us for 5 years.  Using a videogame task in which participants must make shoot/don't-shoot decisions about Black and White targets who appear on screen, we find that naive participants show a pronounced pattern of racial bias in the decision to shoot.

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Men's Basketball vs. Pepperdine

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Basketball hosts Pepperdine!

Free general admission for students with CSUN I.D! Tickets are limited early arrival suggested.

Come cheer on the Matadors with D.J. MaL-Ski .

*This is game two of doubleheader with Women's Basketball, separate ticket required. Game will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of Women's Basketball.

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Women's Volleyball vs. Loyola Marymount

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball vs. Loyola Marymount

*Free admission with CSUN student ID!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

BLACK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CHAPTER MEETING AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Black Alumni Association at the first annual "All Chapter" meeting on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 3 to 5 p.m., Juniper Hall Room 1240. Since chartering in 2011, the Black Alumni Association has been busy establishing policies and programs. We need your input and involvement. Come meet the Executive Board, campus leadership and find out about scholarships, mentoring opportunities, programs and initiatives. Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to csunbaa@gmail.com. We Need Your Involvement to be Effective.
For more information about the Black Alumni Association and how to join, visit https://www.csunalumni.com/baa. Those who sign-up for a lifetime membership will receive a special gift.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Men's Basketball vs. Eastern Washington

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Basketball hosts Eastern Washington!

Free general admission for students with CSUN I.D! Tickets are limited early arrival suggested.

Come cheer on the Matadors with D.J. MaL-Ski .

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Image for Brain ChemistryBrain Chemistry

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Fourth Floor, Sierra Hall 451

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences presents

A Richard W. Smith Lecture in Cultural Studies featuring:

Pal Zak on Recent Research on Brain Chemistry:  A Revolution in the Sciences of Good and Evil

Why do human beings engage in courageous acts of compassion but also perpetrate violence?  Could the apparent flip-flopping morality of our species have a hidden explanation?

Paul Zak's new book The Moral Molecule:  The Source of Love and Prosperity is a first-hand account of the discovery of a molecule that makes us moral.  It reveals that compassion is part of our human nature, why loneliness can kill you, and why your neighbor may be a psychopath.

From the laboratory to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Paul Zak takes you on an amazing journey that reveals what it means to be human.

This event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451.  Reservations are requested.

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Image for Control and Integration of inverter based alternative energy resources to the Future GridControl and Integration of inverter based alternative energy resources to the Future Grid

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 1568
http://www.ecs.csun.edu/ecsdean/docs/BrownBagSeries20121002.pdf

Bring your lunch and listen to your colleagues speak about their research interests and exciting projects that they are working on. We are starting out with our newest faculty members who recently joined the college and plan to continue the series to provide opportunities for all faculty in our college to share their work.

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Orange County Alumni Mixer at House of Blues

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Alumni from CSUN and ten other CSU's at the CSU Orange County Super Mega Mixer at the House of Blues Anaheim Downtown Disney.

Guests are welcome but space is limited so register today
using the registration link below. Pre-event registration is required;
no walk-ups. Reservations close on November 8 or at 250 guests,
whichever comes first.

Hors dâoeuvres will be served and a no-host bar is available.

Location: House of Blues Anaheim at Downtown Disney® (map)
Our private event is on the beautiful Rose Terrace overlooking
Downtown Disney®.

$15 per person

Park in the Downtown Disney® parking lots. The first three hours
of parking are free with an additional two hours free with your
wristband from the event.

RSVP at www.csunalumni.com

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Student Dance Performances

8:00 pm - 9:45 pm - plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)
http://www.csun.edu/hhd/kin

Collaboratoria: Graduate Student and Faculty Dance Performance features new choreography performed by CSUN's top dancers. Event runs til 10pm.

THREE PERFORMANCES:
Tuesday Nov 13th and Wednesday Nov 14th

Tuesday, November 13, Evening Performance: 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Wednesday, November 14, Matinee: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

and Wednesday, November 14, Evening Performance: 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Image for Maria Elena Gaitan, The Art of Performance and Social Justice, A lecture and performance by Chola Con CelloMaria Elena Gaitan, The Art of Performance and Social Justice, A lecture and performance by Chola Con Cello

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Johnson Auditorium

Maria Elena Gaitan is an interdisciplinary artist who examines history, race, gender, and a variety of social issues through music and performance art. Gaitán has performed throughout the U.S., and internationally and has been the recipient of a variety of awards, including the Gateways Bi-national Ford/Rockefeller Residency Award from the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio and CSUN's 2012 "The Phenomenal Woman Award." She has been a Lead Artist for the Ford Foundationâs Animating Democracy Initiative in San Antonio, Texas. Gaitánâs on-going project AZTLÃN/AFRICA: Songs of Affinity, funded by the Ford Foundation's Africa Exchange Project, brings together musicians, visual artists and scholars of different races and cultures to celebrate the African Diaspora in the Americas. With a significant record of activism, such as being the first Latina appointed to the Los Angeles County Board of Education, Gaitán occupies a unique place in Chicano artistic production and the history of politics in Los Angeles.

This event is sponsored by the Chicana/o Studies Department, the College of Humanities Academic Programming Fund and the Gender and Womenâs Studies Department.

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Image for Gender Inequality and Literacy Campaigns Gender Inequality and Literacy Campaigns

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Linda Joseph English Reading Room, JR 319
http://www.csun.edu/cas

Literacy and Educational Attainment among Salvadoran in the United States and El Salvador.

  • Shartriya Collier, Department of Education, CSUN
  • Guillermo Galván, Undersecretary for Development and Decentralization, El Salvador
  • Sheena Malhotra, Gender and Women Studies, CSUN
  • Mari Riddles, Centro Latino for Literacy of Los Angeles
  • Karina Zelaya, Central American Studies, CSUN

Sponsored by the Central American Studies, College of Humanities Academic Programing Fund, Chicano(a) Studies Department, and the Gender and Women Studies Department

New Sport Club Workshop

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - AS Support Services Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Interested in starting a New Sport Club? Sport Clubs provide structured competition with other universities and recreational clubs in a wide variety of sports with multiple levels of competition (http://www.csunas.org/asrec/sportclubs/clublist.php). By attending a New Sport Club Workshop you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish a New Sport Club and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. New Sport Club Workshops are held a monthly basis. To register for any of the New Sport Club Workshops listed, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Student Dance Performance, Matinee

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)
http://www.csun.edu/hhd/kin

Collaboratoria:  Graduate Student and Faculty Dance concert:  A dance performance that features new choreography performed by CSUN's top dancers.

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Image for Radical Narcissism: A Performance Art and Writing Workshop by Raquel GutierrezRadical Narcissism: A Performance Art and Writing Workshop by Raquel Gutierrez

4:30 pm - 6:45 pm - The Colleague's Room (2nd floor of the Sierra Center)

Radical Narcissism: How do we invoke our truths in ways that create a dynamic cross-hatched narrative that straddles identity, politics, affect and community building without shaking our fists in tired political ranting or maudlin acts of self-defeat? How we do create a vernacular around the building of community and other senses of belonging? This workshop is for emerging writers and performing artists who wish to deepen their artistic process beginning with the communities each body emerges from as a place of research.Through a rigorous self-questioning method, this performance art and writing workshop will focus on zones of intimacy, finding authenticity and the act of presence with ourselves in relation to the worlds we inhabit and create. Using imagery work and a wide variety of experimental situations, participants will develop skills to communicate with text and the body and transform ideas into performance. The emphasis will be placed both on solo and group explorations as well as performance process.

Raquel Gutierrez cut her teeth on Los Angeles performance art when she interned and house managed at Highways Performance Space in the year 2000. Raquel is a performance writer, playwright, and cultural organizer, studied in university settings and performed in a variety of locations, like the Salvadoran countryside, cabarets, galleries, San Antonio, more universities, Pico-Union, etc. In 2001, Gutierrez was one of the co-founding members of the performance ensemble, Butchlalis de Panochtitlan (BdP), a community-based and activist-minded group aimed at creating a visual vernacular around queer Latinidad in Los Angeles. Raquel also co-founded other queer women of color projects and Latino projects, Tongues, A Project of VIVA and Epicentro Poetry project. Raquel has published work in Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing (edited by Lazaro Lima and Felice Picano), Los Angeles Weekly, Make/shift magazine, Journal of Chicana/Latina Studies, and Izote Vos: Salvadoran American Literary and Visual Art (published by SF's Pacific News Service).

Sponsored by the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, CSUN Pride Center and the Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program, Office of Graduate Studies.

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11/13&14: Student Dance Performances

8:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)
http://www.csun.edu/hhd/kin

Collaboratoria: Graduate Student and Faculty Cance Concert: A dance performance that features new choreography performed by CSUN's top dancers.  Event  runs 8-10pm.

There are three performances of this dance concert in the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall:

Tuesday, November 13th 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

and

8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Image for NCAA Men's Soccer First Round-CSUN vs USDNCAA Men's Soccer First Round-CSUN vs USD

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Soccer Field (SO)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

CSUN Athletics proudly hosts the First Round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament!
CSUN Matadors vs. University of San Diego Toreros
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012  7 p.m.

Tickets: $10 Adults
                $7 Youth (17 & under), Senior (60+) and CSUN/USD students with college ID

Image for Rushing Waters, Rising Dreams:  How the Arts Are Transforming A CommunityRushing Waters, Rising Dreams: How the Arts Are Transforming A Community

11:15 am - 12:45 pm - Presentation Room, Oviatt Library
http://www.facebook.com/csunhumanities

Luis J. Rodriguez Award-winning writer and poet and Activists and Artists from the Northeast San Fernando Valley

The Northeast San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles is the second largest community of Mexicans and Central Americans in the United States with 500,000 people. Yet, until 2001 when Tia Chuchaâs opened itâs doors, the Northeast Valley had no trade bookstores, movie houses, art galleries, or decent cultural spaces. The book explores twenty years of how the lack of neighborhood cultural spaces adversely affects struggling families and communities, and how the example of Tia Chuchaâs inspires a cultural awakening and a revival of the economy and community spirit. The book speaks to a need for a national art s policy of cultural spaces, arts education, independent bookstores, public art projects, and more.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. For more information on the event please contact Dr. Denise Sandoval at denise.sandoval@csun.edu.

Sponsored by the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies

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New Club Workshop

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Women's Basketball vs. Eastern Washington

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Soccer Field (SO)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Basketball vs. Eatern Washington

Free admission with CSUN student ID!

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CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

Thursday Nights at the Cinematheque

A Retrospective of the films of Francois Truffaut

The Man Who Loved Women (L'homme qui amait les femmes)  (1977, 120 mins.) 

Witty, incisive and masterfully narrated, The Man Who Loved Women is one of Truffaut's most entertaining yet introspective and melancholic films. Read by many as a thinly disguised stand-in for Truffaut, recently deceased Bertand (Charles Denner), is a man who simply couldn't keep his mind off of women. In The Man Who Loved Women, Truffautmixes comedy with scenes of gentle poignancyto make profound comments about love, sex, fidelity, and the underlying differences between men and women.

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EOH Speed Mentoring 2012

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

"A few minutes with a professional can make for a lifetime of opportunities."

Students, join in on this great opportunity to meet and speak with professionals in the field of Environmental and Occupational Health. Learn from their experiences with diversity in today's workplace.

Mentors include professionals in the public and private sector, CSUN Alumni and non-alumni, and Human Resources professionals.

They have been in your shoes, have walked that long mile in their professional careers, and are ready to share the experiences and wisdom with their up and coming counterparts.

Mock Interview - the challenges of a panel interview and resume' building tips from those that have a part in hiring students and graduates.

Receive feedback on your resume from a professional HR representative. Please submit your resume to lynette4hr@cox.net no later than October 26, 2012.


This event is free for students and is sponsored by The CSUN EOH Alumni Chapter, EOHSA, EOH Department, and AS.
November 15th, 2012
5:30 PM until 9:00 PM
University Student Union - Northridge Center

Program Schedule:
5:30 PM Registration, Refreshments, and Reception
6:00 PM Welcome and Introductions
6:10 PM Speed Mentoring
7:50 PM Break
8:00 PM Mock Interview Panel
8:20 PM Open Discussion on Career and Resume Counseling by Mentors
8:50 PM Closing Remarks & Mentor Recognition
9:00 PM Event Concludes
Refreshments provided.

For more information contact :

Bob Finkelstein, MS, CSP
President
CSUN EOH Alumni Chapter
finkdub@aol.com
818-383-4171

OR https://sites.google.com/sites/csuneohsa

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Image for UBU ROI the playUBU ROI the play

Friday, November 16 7:30 pm - Sunday, November 18 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

UBU ROI by Alfred Jarry

More than a century before the Occupy Movement, this young playwright stood up for the 99% with a satirical attack that is at once scatological, crude, funny, and provocative. Championed as the first Absurdist drama.  Directed by Larry Biederman

Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center

Nov 16-17-18, 28-29-30, Dec 1-2 Curtain time is 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Box Office 818-677-2488.  Very limited late seating, often only at intermission.

Interpreted performance for the deaf on Wednesday Nov 28.

Image for Vicarious Trauma: Healing from WithinVicarious Trauma: Healing from Within

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - National Center on Deafness
http://www.csun.edu/ncod

Fall 2012 Interpreter Seminar - Presented by Amanda G. Somdal, LSCW & Bonnie Gibson-Brydon, CI/CT, NAD V, ALSP.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Child and Adolescent Development Alumni Chapter: The Nuts and Bolts of Consulting

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come meet professionals working in the field.

Please join us for a panel discussing the nuts and bolts of starting a consulting business, covering topics including legal aspects, economics, networking, and more!

Saturday, November 17, 2012.

Registration 9:30 a.m. & Program 10:00 a.m.

PARKING: $6 at Lot G3

There will be light refreshments and door prizes!!!

RSVP deadline is November 14, 2012.

Please register below.

www.csunalumni.com/cadvpdnov2012

For questions, please contact Shoshana Grattidge at shoshana.grattidge@gmail.com.

Monday, November 19, 2012

New Club Workshop

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Women's Volleyball vs. UC Riverside

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball vs. UC Riverside

*Free admission with CSUN student ID!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Women's Volleyball vs. Fullerton

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball vs. CSU Fullerton

*Free admission with CSUN student ID!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Image for An Analysis of understanding the risks associated with Global OutsourcingAn Analysis of understanding the risks associated with Global Outsourcing

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 1568
http://www.ecs.csun.edu/ecsdean/docs/BrownBagSeries20121002.pdf

Bring your lunch and listen to your colleagues speak about their research interests and exciting projects that they are working on. We are starting out with our newest faculty members who recently joined the college and plan to continue the series to provide opportunities for all faculty in our college to share their work.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Image for Piano Trio VocePiano Trio Voce

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)
http://www.TheMusicGuild.org

Program:
Zemlinsky: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 3
Martin: Piano Trio on Popular Irish Melodies
Brahms: Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87


http://triovoce.com

Image for UBU ROI the playUBU ROI the play

Wednesday, November 28 7:30 pm - Sunday, December 02 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

UBU ROI by Alfred Jarry

More than a century before the Occupy Movement, this young playwright stood up for the 99% with a satirical attack that is at once scatological, crude, funny, and provocative. Championed as the first Absurdist drama.  Directed by Larry Biederman

Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center

Nov 16-17-18, 28-29-30, Dec 1-2 Curtain time is 7:30pm except Sundays at 2pm. Box Office 818-677-2488.  Very limited late seating, often only at intermission.

Interpreted performance for the deaf on Wednesday Nov 28.

New Club Workshop

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

Thursday Nights at the Cinematheque

A Retrospective of the films of Francois Truffaut

Bed and Board (Domicile conjugal)  (1970, 100 mins.)

Love on the Run (L'amour en fuite)  (1979, 94 mins.) 

A double feature of the fourth and fifth installment in Truffaut's chronicle of the ardent, anachronistic Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud). Lightly comic, with a touch of the burlesque, Bed and Board is a bittersweet look at the travails of young married life and the fine line between adolescence and adulthood. In Love on the Run, we find Doinel, now in his thirties, convivially concluding his marriage, enjoying moderate success as a novelist, and clinging to his romantic fantasies. A pair of Truffaut gems.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Image for ESCAPE FIRE: Eye-Opening Documentary on the American Healthcare SystemESCAPE FIRE: Eye-Opening Documentary on the American Healthcare System

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills, Entrance 5, Auditoriums B&C, 5601 De Soto Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

ESCAPE FIRE The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

A Film by Matthew Heineman & Susan Froemke

MUST SEE

Eye-Opening

Documentary

On The American

Healthcare System.

November 30th 6:00 pm

At The Kaiser Permanente

Woodland Hills Medical Center

Snack, and Networking at 6pm,

Film Begins at 6:30pm

More Info contact csunhsci@gmail.com

Entrance 5, Auditoriums B&C

5601 De Soto Avenue

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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