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Image for Guest lecture - Writing the Book The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land Presented by Donna Rosenthal

Guest lecture - Writing the Book The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land Presented by Donna Rosenthal

Wednesday, April 23 11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Sierra Hall 186
http://www.csun.edu/humanities/jewish-studies/calendar

Visiting guest Donna Rosenthal, award-winning journalist and author of The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land (2008). Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News, Newsweek and The Atlantic and many other publications. She was a news producer at Israel TV, reporter for Israel Radio and The Jerusalem Post, and a lecturer at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.Donna Rosenthal was inspired to write The Israelis when a CNN producer (her former UC journalism student) asked her: "Our viewers are confused. We have footage of Jews who look like Arabs, Arabs who look like Jews. We have black Jews, bearded 16th century Jews and sexy girls in tight jeans. Who are these people, anyway?"

Please call (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve a seat.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Image for A Conversation with United States SenatorA Conversation with United States Senator

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Grand Salon, University Student Union
http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/political-science

The Department of Political Science presents

A conversation with United States Senator

Susan Collins, R-Maine

First elected in 1996, Maine Senator Susan Collins is serving her third term in the United States Senate.  Known for her work in facilitating bipartisan compromise, Senator Collins will discuss her experience as a key leader in the U.S. Congress.

Monday, April 21st.  1:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon, University Student Union.

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Image for A Conversation with United States SenatorA Conversation with United States Senator

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Grand Salon, University Student Union
http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/political-science

The Department of Political Science presents

A conversation with United States Senator

Susan Collins, R-Maine

First elected in 1996, Maine Senator Susan Collins is serving her third term in the United States Senate.  Known for her work in facilitating bipartisan compromise, Senator Collins will discuss her experience as a key leader in the U.S. Congress.

Monday, April 21st.  1:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon, University Student Union.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Image for Third Annual African Studies SymposiumThird Annual African Studies Symposium

9:00 am - 4:30 pm - University Student Union, Northridge Center

Sustainability in the African World:  A Call for Collective Action

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Alhaji Njie, Scientist/Toxicologist, Proctor & Gamble; Research Scientist, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Panels Include:

  • Sustainability via Institutional-Community Partnerships:  Sierra Leone
  • Bridging the Health Divide:  Children's Hospital:  Uganda
  • War and Environmental Terrorism:  the Congo
  • Open Green Spaces:  Dakar, Senegal
  • Sustainable Path to African Urban Development:  Ethiopia
  • Attitudes among Africans toward Climate Change

Kindly RSVP:  Tom Spencer-Walters   818-677-3311 or 818-677-7819

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Image for Cross-Examine the Judges NightCross-Examine the Judges Night

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Grand Salon, University Student Union
http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/political-science

The Department of Political Science presents

Cross-Examine the Judges Night

The 18th Annual Cross Examine the Judges event will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Grand Salon of the Student Union. Seven judges from the Los Angeles Superior Court in Van Nuys, Chatsworth, and Lancaster will be there. The judges will speak about the court system, their jobs, and then answer numerous questions from the audience. This event is free and represents an opportunity for the university community to meet and question some of our Superior Court judges.

For more information please contact the Department of Political Science at 818-677-3488. 

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Image for Guest lecture - Israelis Today Presented by Donna RosenthalGuest lecture - Israelis Today Presented by Donna Rosenthal

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm - Sierra Hall 225
http://www.csun.edu/humanities/jewish-studies/calendar

Israel. It looks like one country on CNN, a very different one on al Jazeera. The Los Angeles Times has its versions. NPR theirs. But how does Israel look to Israelis?

An engaging speaker and award-winning journalist, Donna Rosenthal has a broad, well-informed picture of Israeli citizenry and the vibrant and fragile mosaic of Israeli society.
Please call (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve a seat.

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Image for The Aesthetics and Writings of Octavio PazThe Aesthetics and Writings of Octavio Paz

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm - Whitsett Room, SH 451
http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/news-events

The Aesthetics and Writings of Octavio Paz

Please join us for a panel discussion between faculty from CSUN and UNAM, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Whitsett Room, SH 451

Reserve your seat at csbsinfo@csun.edu or 818-677-3317.

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New Club Workshop

12:00 pm - 1:00 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. 

Image for The Aesthetics and Writings of Octavio PazThe Aesthetics and Writings of Octavio Paz

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm - Whitsett Room, SH 451
http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/news-events

The Aesthetics and Writings of Octavio Paz

Please join us for a panel discussion between faculty from CSUN and UNAM, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Whitsett Room, SH 451

Reserve your seat at csbsinfo@csun.edu or 818-677-3317.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Image for The 2014 Envisioning California LectureThe 2014 Envisioning California Lecture

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Little Theatre, Nordhoff Hall
http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/news-events

The Center for Southern California Studies, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences present

I. King Jordan, Ph.D. in conversation with Larry Mantle

Access and Respect:  21st Century Challenges for People with Disabilities

You are cordially invited to the 2014 Envisioning California Lecture on Thursday, April 24th at 6:30 p.m.

This year, Dr. I. King Jordan, national disability rights advocate, educator, and former president of Gallaudet University, will be interviewed by KPCCâs Larry Mantle about how people with disabilities can deal with challenges they face in school, at work, and in the community.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theater in Nordhoff Hall, and will be followed by a reception. Please RSVP to (818) 677-4030.

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Image for Copyright Advance: Evolving Perspectives for Empowered Scholars Copyright Advance: Evolving Perspectives for Empowered Scholars

8:30 am - 3:30 pm - Oviatt Library Ferman Presentation Room
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/copyright-advance

Everyone who produces or uses digital media or research is touched by copyright law. The subject sometimes provokes apprehension in academia. But worry no more -- copyright concerns and fair use best practices will be front and center at this upcoming symposium, led by prominent national and regional experts. We will explore scholarly communications, open access, fair use, orphan works, recent court decisions, and timely critical issues

Image for African Dance ClassAfrican Dance Class

11:30 am - 12:45 pm - Grand Salon, University Student Union

The Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program, The Department of Pan African Studies, The Department of Kinesiology, The Sistahood, and the W.E.B. DuBois/Fannie Lou Hamer Institute for Academic Achievement present:

African Dance Class taught by Professor Lawrence Jackson

For more information, please contact Dr. Aimee Glocke at 818-677-3380 or aimee.glocke@csun.edu

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Image for Racism in the World of DanceRacism in the World of Dance

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Lake View Terrace Room, University Student Union

The Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program and the Department of Pan African Studies present:

"Racism in the World of Dance" by Professor Lawrence Jackson

Professor Jackson is an Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance at the University of Wyoming where he teaches Jazz, Modern, Repertory, Partnering, African Dance, and Black Dance Studies.  As a former principal dancer in the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Jackson teaches classes, workshops, and choreographs pieces for various universities, dance studios, and dance companies across the country.

For more information, please contact Dr. Aimee Glocke at 818-677-3380 or aimee.glocke@csun.edu

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Image for The 2014 Envisioning California LectureThe 2014 Envisioning California Lecture

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Little Theatre, Nordhoff Hall
http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/news-events

The Center for Southern California Studies, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences present

I. King Jordan, Ph.D. in conversation with Larry Mantle

Access and Respect:  21st Century Challenges for People with Disabilities

You are cordially invited to the 2014 Envisioning California Lecture on Thursday, April 24th at 6:30 p.m.

This year, Dr. I. King Jordan, national disability rights advocate, educator, and former president of Gallaudet University, will be interviewed by KPCCâs Larry Mantle about how people with disabilities can deal with challenges they face in school, at work, and in the community.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theater in Nordhoff Hall, and will be followed by a reception. Please RSVP to (818) 677-4030.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Image for Drama: ELECTRICIDADDrama: ELECTRICIDAD

Friday, April 25 7:30 pm - Sunday, April 27 2:00 pm - Campus Theatre, NH100
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

"ELECTRICIDAD" by Luis Alfaro

A Los Angeles barrio crackles with high tension in this Chicano transformation of Sophocles' ELECTRA, a contemporary look at the consequences of revenge and its effect on family and community. Directed by Laurie Woolery

APril 25-27, 30, Mar 1-4, 2014. Curtain times 7:30 except Sundays at 2pm

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Image for Drama: ELECTRICIDADDrama: ELECTRICIDAD

Wednesday, April 30 7:30 pm - Sunday, May 04 2:00 pm - Campus Theatre (CT), NH100
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

"ELECTRICIDAD" by Luis Alfaro

A Los Angeles barrio crackles with high tension in this Chicano transformation of Sophocles' ELECTRA, a contemporary look at the consequences of revenge and its effect on family and community. Directed by Laurie Woolery

April 25-27, 30, May 1-4, 2014. Curtain times 7:30 except Sundays at 2pm. ASL performance on Fri May 2