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Webinar - Insurance 101

Wednesday, September 25 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Online Webinar (RSVP @ www.csunalumni.com)

Are you wondering, "why should I care about insurance"? Do you know ways to obtain insurance or what kinds of insurance are available to you? Find out the answers to these questions and more during our webinar, "To Be or Not To Be Insured". Presented by Chad Charton ('07). Hosted jointly by the Alumni Association & Career Center.

Lectures Events

Monday, August 26, 2013

Image for Drawing Attention by John Van HamersveldDrawing Attention by John Van Hamersveld

Monday, August 26 - Saturday, October 12 All Day - Art Gallery (AG)

Artist Reception: Sat. September 7  4-7pm

Gallery Talk: Mon. September 9   10am

Iconic Los Angeles pop artist and graphic designer John Van Hamersveld's inspirational collection of drawings will be showcased in his upcoming exhibition Drawing Attention.

Drawing Attention will highlight forty-five years of Van Hamersveld's visionary drawings in a remarkable 3,000 square foot exhibition and provides a special opportunity to see his personal drawing collection in one cohesive package. This exhibition highlights the depth of his work, his core consistency, and his evolution as an artist.

The eighty-four images in this extensive exhibition are expected to include the Billabong Pipeline Wave, Bono as the "Million Dollar Rock Star," Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Eric Clapton, the New Composer series with Mozart and Beethoven, Grateful Dead skull, the "Buffalo Skull," American Stussy Revolution series, the Indian Chief, the Stomping Grounds movie poster, and the abstract "Box Paintings."

Accompanying the exhibition is a stunning 160-page book, entitled Drawing Attention by John Van Hamersveld. Published by Gingko Press, the book shares the distinctive story of Van Hamersveld's prolific artistic output formative as well as his formative creative process. Renowned graphic designer and a founding member of New York's legendary Push Pin Studios, Seymour Chwast writes the insightful and enlightening foreword to this book.

Drawing Attention draws forth the compelling context for an intriguing discussion in regards to schools of thought about the power of drawing as a way to develop oneself as an artist. Using the mighty pen throughout his career, Van Hamersveld brings his designer's identity to his signature.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 12-4pm and Thursdays 12-8pm. For more information, call the Art Galleries at (818) 677-2156 or visit www.csun.edu/artgalleries.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Image for CSUN-al Gardening: Explore What Makes an Audubon Habitat GardenCSUN-al Gardening: Explore What Makes an Audubon Habitat Garden

9:00 am - 12:00 pm - TBA

In this time of extended drought and watering restrictions, Southern California residents are searching for lawn alternatives that donât sacrifice visual appeal.

Drought-tolerant plantings, especially those utilizing California natives or Mediterranean-climate species, can provide color, texture, and beauty while reducing water usage and benefiting the local fauna.

California State University, Northridge's next CSUN-al Gardening Series class will explore how, by converting a yard or lawn into an Audubon Habitat, a sanctuary for both wildlife and people, homeowners can reduce water, fertilizer, and maintenance needs, and at the same time create a welcoming setting for birds, butterflies, and humans.

Speaker Alan Pollack, Audubon-at-Home Chair for the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, will share his love of wildlife and gardening. Pollack has successfully converted his own yard into a National Wildlife Federation-certified "Backyard Wildlife Habitat" site. He will answer questions about creating a garden that is attractive to wildlife, as well as humans, and conserves water.

"By using California natives and other drought-tolerant plants, homeowners can reduce not only water and fertilizer usage, but also maintenance time," said Brenda Kanno, manager of CSUN's Botanic Garden, which hosts the series. "Using these plants to convert a lawn into an Audubon Habitat will provide a beautiful, colorful setting for the family and local fauna to enjoy."

Registration for the 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.

The Cal State Northridge Botanic Garden is operated by the university's Department of Biology and serves as a field site for botany, entomology, photography, painting and other classes. In addition to outdoor landscapes and natural botanic environments, the garden also features greenhouses where noteworthy botanical specimens are grown. The garden is open to the community.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Image for Jusdeep Peace - Birthday Block PartyJusdeep Peace - Birthday Block Party

11:00 am - 4:00 pm - Matador Square (MTSQ)

Matador Square (between USU and Oviatt Library)

Family and friends of Jusdeep Peace openly invite CSUN's 38,000+ family to explore and expand; Jusdeep's infinite curiosity continues to bond the arts with elements of sustainability, naturopathy, social justice, spirituality, and pedagogical knowledge.

Selfless service and extreme compassion are the themes of the day articulated through Hip Hop and it's five elements: Graffiti, Emcee, Dee Jay, Breaking, and Knowledge. The able and willing can enjoy opportunities here to contribute to the long-term goals of Jusdeep's legacy. Act local think global.

Image for CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 4508D

Bring your lunch and listen to your colleagues speak about their research and teaching interests and exciting projects that they are working on. 

Dale Conner, Associate Professor, Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management

Amorphous Non-stochastic Cellular Structures: Processing and Properties.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Image for Writing for WealthWriting for Wealth

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - University Student Union, Lake View Terrace Room

If you have ever wondered if you could earn a living as a writer, now is your chance to find out.

Tammy debunks the myths that surrounds the writing industry, one of the fastest growing occupations, and opens the door to lucrative possibilities.

Visit the website below for more details. RSVP today!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Image for Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in CambodiaArchiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia

10:00 am - 11:00 am - Oviatt Library, Ferman Presentation Room

Guest Speaker: Dr. Michelle Caswell, Assistant Professor of Archival Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA

The Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia for less than four years. In their brief but devastating rule, approximately 1.7 million people died from untreated disease, starvation, and execution. For many, the regime's brutality has come to be symbolized by a series of black-and-white mug shots taken at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, where thousands of "enemies of the state" were tortured before being sent to the Killing Fields. Based on a soon-to-be published book, this talk will trace the social life of these photographs through the lens of archival studies, arguing that these images are records first and foremost and that archival institutions are playing a key role in preserving and providing context to these records.

The Annual Kazi Nazrul Islam Lecture

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - West Valley Room, University Student Union

The Annual Kazi Nazrul Islam Lecture

"The Detective and the Poet: Why Did Kazi Nazrul Islam Court Controversy?"

Dr. Rachel Fell McDermott, Barnard College

West Valley Room, USU

For more information contact Dr. Phyllis Herman, phyllis.k.herman@csun.edu or 818/677-3925.

Sponsored by the Religious Studies Department

Dr. Phyllis K. Herman
Department of Religious Studies
Coordinator, Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Program California State University, Northridge


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Image for In Protest: Exhibition Opening ReceptionIn Protest: Exhibition Opening Reception

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Oviatt Library, Tseng Gallery

Please join us for a reception celebrating the opening of this year's exhibition, In Protest: the Shifting Paradigms of Collective Social Action.

Featured speakers:
Robin Abcarian, columnist for the Los Angeles Times
Richard Abcarian, CSUN emeritus professor, author, and protest movement activist

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Parking $6.00. 
For more information, call (818)677-2638.  Persons with disabilities needing assistance and deaf and hard of hearing persons needing interpreters, please call in advance for arrangements.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Image for Discovering Israel Through Archaeology: Past, Present, FutureDiscovering Israel Through Archaeology: Past, Present, Future

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Juniper Hall 1212

Discovering Israel Through Archaeology: Past, Present, Future

Presented by Moshe Goldin

Moshe Goldin, a licensed Israel tour guide and former geography teacher, will speak about archaeology in Israel today.

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


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Image for Civil Discourse and Social Change ReceptionCivil Discourse and Social Change Reception

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Whitsett Room, SH 451

You are cordially Invited

Civil Discourse and Social Change Reception

Speakers: Dr. Harry Hellenbrand, Dr. William Watkins, Rev. James Lawson, Dr. Marta Lopez-Garza, Dr. Theresa White, and Sr. Adolfo Lagomasino.

Refreshments will be served.


Image for CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 4508D

Bring your lunch and listen to your colleagues speak about their research and teaching interests and exciting projects that they are working on.

Shahnam Mirzaei, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Image Processing Techniques on Reconfigurable Hardware