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Commencement: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Wednesday, May 22 8:00 am - 10:00 am - Oviatt Library Lawn

College Reception: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

A reception for graduates and their families will be held immediately following the ceremony on the patio area on the south side of Bayramian Hall just west of the Oviatt Library.

Note: For Masters and Doctoral graduates, additional information regarding Hooding Ceremonies can be inquired by contacting individual departments.

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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

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


8:00 pm - 9:15 pm - nordhoff Hall (NH) Little Theatre NH121

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. Gerroldâs 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 Gerroldâs 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 Hallâs Little Theater (NH121).

Hosted by Associated Studentâs Theatre Guild, the play is directed by Gerrold and stars two current student actors: Steven Brogan and Alex Manolopoulos, previously seen this semester in CSUNâs 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 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

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.


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


Thursday, May 09, 2013

Image for Student Research ForumStudent Research Forum

8:00 am - 4:00 pm - 1st and 4th Floors of Sierra Hall

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning will be sponsoring a Student Research Forum in Sierra Hall on Thursday, 9 May. There will be two events. The first event will be a presentation of posters of student research work. These posters will be displayed between 9 and 11 am in the first floor lobby of Sierra Hall (east end). The second event will be a panel of oral presentations of student research. This will be held at 2:30 pm in the Whitsett Room (4th floor) or Sierra Hall.

The objectives of this research forum are to highlight student research activities and offer students an opportunity to make professional presentations of their research work. The presentations demonstrate the engagement and commitment of the departmentâs students to address local and regional urban issues and planning challenges.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Poster Presentation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Northridge Center, University Student Union

You are cordially invited to the Master of Social Work Student Capstone Poster Presentation.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the research projects our graduating MSW students have been working on for the past year.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in the Northridge Center, Student Union.

For additional information contact 818-677-7630.


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN's 10th Annual "Folklor de Mexico": Saturday, May 25, 2013

2:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our annual music and dance concert with live folklorico and musical guests.

Two shows: Matinee @ 2pm - Gala Show @ 6pm

*Ticket prices $10 for Matinee & $20 for Gala Show

Matinee Show:

Ballet Folklorico Cielito Lindo - Nuevo Leon

Ballet Folklorico Santa Clarita - Campeche

Ballet Folklorico Winnetka Park - Colima

Ballet Folklorico Las Florecitas - Veracruz

Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc - Event Blessing

Gala Show:

Xochipilli de Santa Barbara - Guerrero

Grupo Folklorico Cuauhtli - La Danza de los Chichimecas, San Luis Potosi y Chinas de Puebla

Mariachi de mi Tierra

Tamborazo Aries - Sinaloa y Zacatecas

Los Hermanos Herrera - Son Huasteco and musica Nortena

*Galla and Matinee: Ballet Folklorico de CSUN & Teatro Aztlan

*Memorial day weekend- Celebrating and remembering the men and women who have served in the US Armed Forces.

*TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE as of March 20th @ the VPAC (Valley Performing Arts Center) ticket office which is located on the northside of the VPAC center - on the southside of the CSUN Bookstore Complex Building and adjacent to Lindley Avenue.

Please see the csun campus map at www.csun.edu

PLEASE NOTE: That both shows will be held at the: PLAZA DEL SOL PERFORMANCE HALL

*For ticket information please contact the VPAC ticket office at (818) 677-3000.

Ballet Folklorico Aztlan at California State University, Northridge is a student dance organization whose focus is educating the community about the rich Mexican culture through dance.

Contact: Ballet Folklorico Aztlan de CSUN Via email: ballet@onebox.com

(866) 248-7671 ext. 7532

Or visit us on our facebook page @ http://www.facebook.com/bfa.csun

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Image for Applied Behavior Analysis Speaker SeriesApplied Behavior Analysis Speaker Series

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

Please join the Psychology Department for the next talk in the Applied Behavior Analysis Speaker Series:

Dr. Brian Iwata, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Florida.

Topic:  The Medical Model, Experimental Psychopathology, and Behavior Analysis

Wednesday, June 12th at 5:4 p.m., Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

Abstract of the Talk:  Many have noted inadequacies of the "medical model" as a conceptualization for psychological disorders. The original model, however, has served the field of medicine well for over 100 years as an empirical basis for identifying causes of disease. This presentation reviews key features of the medical model as an experimental approach in medicine, its unsuccessful extension to psychological disorders, and how it can contribute to a greater understanding of behavior disorders.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Image for Applied Behavior Analysis Speaker SeriesApplied Behavior Analysis Speaker Series

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

Please join the Psychology Department for the next talk in the Applied Behavior Analysis Speaker Series

Dr. Gina Green
Evidence-Based Practice: Implications for Behavior Analysts

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 4:00 pm
Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

Abstract: "Evidence-based practice" has become a popular buzz-phrase. Many groups have developed guidelines for treating various conditions that are described as "evidence-based," and that phrase is being used to market many interventions. Some laws and policies even mandate that practices be "evidence-based." This would seem to be a good thing for behavior analysts and consumers of behavior analytic services. But is it? Although "evidence-based practice" originally referred to practices that have proved effective in scientific studies, developers of some practice guidelines have defined "evidence" in a way that excludes most behavior analytic research. The implications of those definitions, the question of why the science of behavior analysis is ignored by so many guidelines developers, and what behavior analysts might do to remedy the situation are the topics of this presentation.