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This Is Not A Self Portrait

Saturday, February 15 - Saturday, March 29 All Day - Art Gallery (AG)

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 15  4-7 pm

Curator Talk: Monday, February 17  10 am

Panel Discussion with Artists and Catalog Signing: Saturday, March 22 1 pm

Curated by CSUNâs Art History Professor Mario Ontiveros, this exhibition focuses on eight Los Angeles-based artists who reconfigure the genre of self-portraiture. Utilizing their body, their likeness, and/or the intimately personal, the artists encourage an investigation into representation that lingers somewhere between its construction in response to material, psychic, and sociopolitical conditions and those personas that one imagines, shuns and/or desires. Artists include Michael Alvarez, Yreina Cervantez, Christina Fernández, Harry Gamboa Jr., Sandra de la Loza, Shizu Salamando, Ana Serrano and Mario Ybarra Jr. A full color catalog on the exhibition will be available for purchase.

Gallery and gift store hours are Monday through Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., and on Thursday, from noon to 8 p.m. For more information, call CSUNâs Art Galleries at (818) 677-2156 or visit www.csun.edu/artgalleries.

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 Image:  Sandra de la Loza, Mother and Child (detail), 2003

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

POSTPONED - Education on the Edge: Linda Darling-Hammond has been cancelled(CANCELLED)POSTPONED - Education on the Edge: Linda Darling-Hammond

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Northridge Center, University Student Union


The Education on the Edge speaker series presents Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond.

Professor of Education at Stanford University, current Chair of the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and one of the nation's Top 10 most influential people affecting educational policy.

"California On the Edge"
California is on the cusp of great change in its education system- new sets of Common Core standards are guiding curriculum, new assessments are underway, and strong efforts are being made to strengthen the educational workforce. Dr. Darling-Hammond will bring her unique perspective on the statewide transformations taking place as well as the impact on California of the national shifts in education.
Special introduction by 2012 National Teacher of the Year, Rebecca Mieliwocki
This event is FREE.
However, you MUST register at http://ctlhammond.eventbrite.com/
Hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm - USU, Lakeview Terrace, Room D

Do you have questions about working with students with autism? Do you feel like you spend more time managing behaviors than you do actual speech therapy? Come join us for a lively discussion about practical ideas in working with students with autism hosted by the CSUN Communication Disorders and Sciences Alumni Association.

A light breakfast will be provided.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Live Oak Hall (LO) 1231

Krishna L. Foster

 Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

California State University, Los Angeles

 Elucidating the role of aged particulate matter on air quality

March 26, 2014, 3 pm

LO 1231

Dr. Foster was awarded a B.S. in chemistry from Spelman College in 1992 and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1998.  Her dissertation investigates the interaction of surrogate polar stratospheric clouds with hydrogen halides, and was prepared under the direction of Drs. Margaret A. Tolbert and Steve M. George.  Her postdoctoral research examined the contribution of sea-salt particles to the oxidizing capacity of the lower-atmosphere. This work was conducted at the University of California, Irvine in the laboratory of Dr. Barbara Finlayson-Pitts.  She joined the faculty of California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) in 2000 as an Assistant Professor, was promoted with tenure to Associate in 2006, and became a Full Professor in 2011.  Her current research focuses on elucidating the role of aged particulate matter on air quality.


The role of aging particulate matter on air quality is an active area of research.  Urban particulate matter contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) produced in incomplete combustion processes, such as the combustion of diesel fuel.  Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are hydrocarbons that contain 2 or more fused benzene rings. Because many PAH have demonstrated carcinogenic and mutenogenic properties, the abundance and chemical transformations of PAH have been have been studies for decades in various media including soil, water and air.    Photooxidation of PAH on aged particulate matter produces oxygenated-PAH (oxy-PAH), including isomeric pyrene-diones and benzo[a]pyrene-diones (BaP-diones).   Little is known about the impact of oxy-PAH on air quality.  This paper will investigate the role of oxy-PAH on the oxidation capacity of the lower atmosphere through the production of singlet molecular oxygen. Singlet molecular oxygen reacts readily with organic pollutants in solutions forming peroxides that decompose to form hydroxyl radicals. Preliminary results show two isomers of benzo[a]pyrene-dione generate singlet molecular oxygen very efficiently with a quantum yield near one.  Moreover, the BaP-diones quench singlet molecular oxygen at a modest rate, illustrating that these compounds are not efficient singlet oxygen quenchers. These results suggest that the photodegradation of BaP-diones are catalytic sources of singlet molecular oxygen in the lower atmosphere.  The environmental implications of these findings will be discussed.