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National Sacrifices in Pre-Qin Period

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Pre-Qin dynasty stone vessel

Presented by Prof. Wei Cao (曹玮), Professor of History at Shaanxi Normal University (which is one of CSUN’s first partner universities in China) and the Chief Curator of Emperor QinShiHuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum (also known as Terracotta Warriors Museum). Read more


Au hasard Balthazar

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

Production still from Au hasard Balthazar

ROBERT BRESSON RETROSPECTIVE -- THURSDAY NIGHTS AT THE THE CINEMATHEQUE
Bresson’s profound masterpiece Au hasard Balthazar follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind, and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Read more

CSUN Wind Ensemble

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:30pm

Wind Symphony

The CSUN Wind Ensemble has long been a hallmark of the excellence associated with the university’s renowned music department and is one of the most progressive of its kind in the state. With both an accomplished legacy and dedicated future, the CSUN Wind Ensemble is immersed in artistry and you won’t want to miss this performance. Read more

China: Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868-1872

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:00pm to Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:00pm

Manchu bride

Legendary Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson (1837-1921) set off to Hong Kong in 1868 and in the next four years he undertook several major journeys photographing regions of China.  Read more

12th Biennial Phenomenal Woman Awards

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Phenomenal Woman Save the Date

This year, at the 12th Biennial Phenomenal Woman Awards, we are pleased to honor women who have made extraordinary contributions to our community through their scholarship, activism, and commitment to excellence.  Read more

Dr. Alice Dreger: Galileo’s Middle Finger and Academic Freedom

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Galileo's Middle Finger

Alice Dreger is a former professor of Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. She is the author of Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex, One of Us: Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal, Intersex in the Age of Ethics, and recently the much acclaimed Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science Read more

Dr. Alice Dreger: The “I” in LGBTQI: Reasons to Add—and Reasons Not to Add

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Dr. Alice Dreger

Dr. Dreger is a well-known historian and activist with the intersex and transgender movements. She led, for example, the movement to stop the shockingly barbaric practice of sex-assignment (“normalizing”) surgery in infants, which up until a few years ago was standard medical treatment. Dr. Dreger has also led a life in the defense of scientific freedom. In Galileo’s Middle Finger, she reminds us that science often forces us to give up some of our most cherished moral and social beliefs,  Read more

Mouchette

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

Mouchette poster

ROBERT BRESSON RETROSPECTIVE -- THURSDAY NIGHTS AT THE CINEMATHEQUE
With Mouchette, Bresson give us one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film. Read more

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