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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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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New Sport Club Workshop

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - AS Support Services Conference Room
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

Interested in starting a New Sport Club? Sport Clubs provide structured competition with other universities and recreational clubs in a wide variety of sports with multiple levels of competition (http://www.csunas.org/asrec/sportclubs/clublist.php). By attending a New Sport Club Workshop you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish a New Sport Club and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. New Sport Club Workshops are held a monthly basis. To register for any of the New Sport Club Workshops listed, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.

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Image for Maria Elena Gaitan, The Art of Performance and Social Justice, A lecture and performance by Chola Con CelloMaria Elena Gaitan, The Art of Performance and Social Justice, A lecture and performance by Chola Con Cello

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Johnson Auditorium

Maria Elena Gaitan is an interdisciplinary artist who examines history, race, gender, and a variety of social issues through music and performance art. Gaitán has performed throughout the U.S., and internationally and has been the recipient of a variety of awards, including the Gateways Bi-national Ford/Rockefeller Residency Award from the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio and CSUN's 2012 "The Phenomenal Woman Award." She has been a Lead Artist for the Ford Foundationâs Animating Democracy Initiative in San Antonio, Texas. Gaitánâs on-going project AZTLÃN/AFRICA: Songs of Affinity, funded by the Ford Foundation's Africa Exchange Project, brings together musicians, visual artists and scholars of different races and cultures to celebrate the African Diaspora in the Americas. With a significant record of activism, such as being the first Latina appointed to the Los Angeles County Board of Education, Gaitán occupies a unique place in Chicano artistic production and the history of politics in Los Angeles.

This event is sponsored by the Chicana/o Studies Department, the College of Humanities Academic Programming Fund and the Gender and Womenâs Studies Department.

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