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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Image for Comedy: THE BOOK OF LIZComedy: THE BOOK OF LIZ

Wednesday, May 01 7:30 pm - Sunday, May 05 2:00 pm - VPAC Experimental Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

THE BOOK OF LIZ From the comedy team of David & Amy Sedaris. The Squeamish sect's Sister Elizabeth abandons all for the world outside, in an American journey filled with Cockney-speaking Ukrainian immigrants and all other manner of Sedaris-esque characters. But where will Liz fit in?

April 26-28, May 1-5, 2013.  All curtain times 7:30pm except Sundays at 1pm.  Very limited late seating, often only at intermission. Interpreted performance on Friday May 3rd. Permit for campus parking ($6) can be purchased in Lot B-1

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 Annual Juried Art Student ShowAnnual Juried Art Student Show

Monday, April 15 - Saturday, May 04 All Day - Art Gallery (AG)
http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries

Gallery Talk:  Monday, April 15  10am

Reception: Friday, April 19 7-9pm

An exhibition by CSUN graduate and undergraduate students in all media of the visual arts including animation, ceramic, drawing, fiber/fabric, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor, website design, wood and video.

Image for The Geo-Politics of Spectacle and DisasterThe Geo-Politics of Spectacle and Disaster

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm - 1127 Live Oak Hall


“The Geo-Politics of Spectacle and Disaster”

People often say disasters “bring us together as a family,” helping people forget their differences. But such events can present opportunities for the dominant culture to expand its power over oppressed groups. How does that happen? What can be done?

Sandy Grande
Associate Professor of Education
Connecticut College

12:30-1:45 p.m
May 1 (Wednesday)
1127 Live Oak Hall

Sponsored by the American Indian Studies Program

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Image for Workshop Drama: UNCLE DADDY WILL NOT BE INVITEDWorkshop Drama: UNCLE DADDY WILL NOT BE INVITED

8:00 pm - 9:15 pm - nordhoff Hall (NH) Little Theatre NH121
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

The year was 1967. While playing a rabbit in a Winnie-the-Pooh play here on campus, 22-year-old senior David Gerrold wrote and sold what was to become one of the most beloved Star Trek episodes ever: The Trouble with Tribbles.  Mr. Gerrold’s career as a writer has since spawned more than 50 novels, a dozen-plus teleplays, and the film The Martian Child, starring John Cusack, based on Gerrold’s autobiographical tale of a single gay man adopting an at-risk youth.  It earned Gerrold both the coveted Hugo and Nebula Awards.

Now the year is 2013 and Mr. Gerrold is back at his alma mater, back on the same theatre stages that launched his career, workshopping a new play entitled UNCLE DADDY WILL NOT BE INVITED.  The one-act production looks at two men planning their wedding--or so it appears on the surface.  Audiences are well cautioned that all is not as it seems. 

 The two performances, 8pm on April 30th and May 1st, promise to be some of the hottest tickets in town and cetain to sell out.  Touted in Variety and other industry media, the $12 general admission tickets will soon go on sale but CSUN students can get the advance seats now for $5 by showing their ID at the Student Union Ticket Office. The performance itself takes place in Nordhoff Hall’s Little Theater (NH121).

Hosted by Associated Student’s Theatre Guild, the play is directed by Gerrold and stars two current student actors: Steven Brogan and Alex Manolopoulos, previously seen this semester in CSUN’s RAGTIME and ROMEO & JULIET respectively.  Producers for the Guild are Brianna McDonnell and Daniel Guerrero, and Cara Failer is the Stage Manager.  Audiences are cautioned about mature themes and adult language.

Image for Psychology Department GE Brown Bag SeriesPsychology Department GE Brown Bag Series

Friday, February 15 12:00 pm - Saturday, May 11 1:00 pm - Sierra Hall 322

The General Experimental option for the MA in Psychology is pleased to present another series of brown bag talks during Spring 2013.  Please mark your calendars as follows:

February 15 - Rescheduled due to the CSUN Creative Works Symposium.  Please see 5/10/13 instead

March 15 - Revising Your Beliefs:  How the Scope of a Rule Affects Your Decision-Making by Alex Swan, UC Santa Barbara

April 5 - The Linguistic and Social Development of Mexican Immigrant Children by Allison Wishard, UCSD

April 19 - Alumni Panel organized and hosted by Mark Otten, Department of Psychology, CSUN

May 3 - The Development of Human Amygdala Function and Connectivity Following Early Life Stress by Nim Tottenham, Department of Psychology, UCLA

May 10 - Foster Care:  Attachment, Resilience, and Cultural Identify by Leslie Ponciano, Department of Early Childhood Education, Loyola Marymont University

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Image for Department of Police Services K-9 Unit Fundraiser at Maria's Italian KitchenDepartment of Police Services K-9 Unit Fundraiser at Maria's Italian Kitchen

11:30 am - 9:30 pm - 9161 Reseda Blvd., Northridge
http://www-admn.csun.edu/dps/police/

Meet Corporal Tom Finnerty and his dog Izy, and Officer Anthony Vargas and his dog Mitch. Enjoy a delicious meal for lunch or dinner and help support the CSUN PD K-9 Unit. Present the event flyer to your server, and 20% will be donated to the CSUN PD K-9 Unit.

 Flyer can be downloaded from the Department of Police Services' website, http://www-admn.csun.edu/dps/police/.