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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.

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Monday, October 01, 2012

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 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

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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.

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