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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!

Monday, October 01 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.

Lectures Events

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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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.

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

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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 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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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.

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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Saturday, October 27, 2012

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.

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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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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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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Sunday, November 04, 2012

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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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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Thursday, November 08, 2012

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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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

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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Friday, November 16, 2012

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.

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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