Wednesday, October 17, 2012
2:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Library: Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room
Come hear our distinguished faculty speak about their research
- Rachel Friedman-Narr (Associate Professor, Special Education)
- Florence Kyomugisha (Associate Professor, Gender and Womenâ€™s 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 25, 2012
11:00 am - 3:15 pm - USU Theatre
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.
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Kurland Lecture Hall at the Valley Performing Arts Center
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
Saturday, October 27, 2012
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.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Linda Joseph English Reading Room, JR 319
Literacy and Educational Attainment among Salvadoran in the United States and El Salvador.
- Shartriya Collier, Department of Education, CSUN
- Guillermo GalvÃ¡n, 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