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Monday, October 01, 2012

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!

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.

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 Fantastic & Strange: Reflections of Self in Science Fiction Literature Fantastic & Strange: Reflections of Self in Science Fiction Literature

Tuesday, September 18 - Friday, July 26 All Day - Tseng Gallery, Oviatt Library
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/fantastic-strange/

Science fiction literature, one of the most popular and entertaining genres in modern fiction, has been read and loved by children and adults for decades. From the earliest pulp publications to modern masterpieces, science fiction short stories and novels have often functioned as a lens through which we express our sense of wonder, marvel at the possibilities of new technologies, and engage in our wildest imaginings. Join us as we celebrate the fantastic and strange in science fiction literature.

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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

New Club Workshop

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - MIC Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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