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Guest Lecture by Jeff Biggers

Tuesday, October 02 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm - JR 118

State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream (Nation Books)

Raised in Tucson, Arizona, Jeff Biggers is the American Book Award-winning author/journalist of four works of memoir/history: State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream, In the Sierra Madre, The United States of Appalachia, and Reckoning at Eagle Creek, which won the David Brower Award for Environmental Reporting.

Visit his website for more info: www.jeffbiggers.com

Follow Jeff Biggers on Twitter @JeffRBiggers

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Monday, October 01, 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 Club Workshop

4:00 pm - 5:00 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.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Image for 2012 Film Festival of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense2012 Film Festival of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

Wednesday, October 03 8:15 am - Friday, October 05 2:00 pm - Sala de la Osa Room in the Satellite Student Union

WEDNESDAY, OCT 3:

8:15 am
Legacy of Torture: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement Dir. Andres Alegria, Claude Marks, The Freedom Archives (2005) 28 minutes
This film tells the grave story of eight Panthers who are being re-tried for a crime alleged to have occurred over 30 years ago, based on testimony elicited through torture at the hands of the New Orleans Police Department.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

9:30 am
Eyes on the Rainbow Dir. Gloria Rolando (1997) 47 minutes
The life of Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from prison and was given political asylum in Cuba, where she has lived for close to 15 years. Features interviews with Assata in Havana, who tells us about her history and her life in Cuba. Gloria Rolando on Eyes on the Rainbow: In the struggle of the African American people, many women's voices in the past and the present have always called for social justice.  The Eyes of the Rainbow is dedicated to all women who struggle for a better world.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

11:00 am
THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Emory Douglas, Former Minister of Culture, Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
Emory Douglas was the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the Party disbanded in the 1980s. His art was featured in most issues of the newspaper The Black Panther and has become an iconic representation of the struggles of the Party during the 1960s and 1970s. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Douglas branded the militant-chic Panther image decades before the concept became commonplace, [inciting] the disenfranchised to action, portraying the poor with genuine empathy, not as victims but as outraged, unapologetic and ready for a fight.

1:00 pm
Students Perform: Chimurenga, Spoken Word performed by Maya Singleton, followed by Open Mic

2:00 pm
41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers Dir. Gregory Everett (2011) 120 minutes
Using exclusive interviews with former Black Panther Party members along with archival footage detailing the history of racism in Los Angeles, including the Watts Uprising, 41st & Central may be the most in-depth study ever of the murders of L.A. Chapter founder Alprentice Bunchy Carter and John Huggins at U.C.L.A. The documentary includes first-hand accounts of the Party's formation as told by the original surviving members and eyewitness accounts of the murders at U.C.L.A.
Post-screening panel discussion with Hank Jones, and Roland Freeman and Wayne Pharr, former Panther members featured in the film

THURSDAY, OCT 4:

11:00 am
Passin' It On: The Black Panthers' Search for Justice Dir. Jon Valadez (2006) 57 minutes
Offering startling insight into the role of the Black Panther Party in a social revolution, and the NYPD and the FBI's devious targeting of one of the organization's most fervent leaders--Dhoruba Bin Wahad (born Richard Moore). Amid a national program of FBI-led oppression against the Panthers, Dhoruba was framed on flimsy evidence of the wounding and grotesque disfigurement of two police officers and sent to prison. After trials and mistrails, incarceration and eventual acquittal 19 years later, a still-impassioned Dhoruba, his attorneys, and other Panthers finally tell this incredible tale.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

12:30 pm
COINTELPRO 101 Freedom Archives (2011) 60 minutes
COINTELPRO may not be a well-understood acronym but its meaning and continuing impact are absolutely central to understanding the government's history of repression against progressive movements. COINTELPRO is both a formal program of the FBI and a term frequently used to describe a conspiracy among government agencies local, state, and federal, to destroy movements for self-determination and liberation for Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous struggles, as well as mount an institutionalized attack against allies of these movements and other progressive organizations.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

2:00 pm
Eyes on the Rainbow Dir. Gloria Rolando (1997) 47 minutes (See description above)
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

FRIDAY, OCT 5:

11:00 am
41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers Dir. Gregory Everett (2011) 120 minutes (See description above)
Post-screening panel discussion with Hank Jones, and Roland Freeman and Wayne Pharr, former Panther members featured in the film

1:00 pm
CLOSING THOUGHTS
Roland Freeman, Hank Jones, and Wayne Pharr, former members of the L.A. Chapter, Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

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Image for 2012 Film Festival of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense2012 Film Festival of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

Wednesday, October 03 8:15 am - Friday, October 05 2:00 pm - Sala de la Osa Room in the Satellite Student Union

WEDNESDAY, OCT 3:

8:15 am
Legacy of Torture: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement Dir. Andres Alegria, Claude Marks, The Freedom Archives (2005) 28 minutes
This film tells the grave story of eight Panthers who are being re-tried for a crime alleged to have occurred over 30 years ago, based on testimony elicited through torture at the hands of the New Orleans Police Department.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

9:30 am
Eyes on the Rainbow Dir. Gloria Rolando (1997) 47 minutes
The life of Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from prison and was given political asylum in Cuba, where she has lived for close to 15 years. Features interviews with Assata in Havana, who tells us about her history and her life in Cuba. Gloria Rolando on Eyes on the Rainbow: In the struggle of the African American people, many women's voices in the past and the present have always called for social justice.  The Eyes of the Rainbow is dedicated to all women who struggle for a better world.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

11:00 am
THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Emory Douglas, Former Minister of Culture, Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
Emory Douglas was the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the Party disbanded in the 1980s. His art was featured in most issues of the newspaper The Black Panther and has become an iconic representation of the struggles of the Party during the 1960s and 1970s. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Douglas branded the militant-chic Panther image decades before the concept became commonplace, [inciting] the disenfranchised to action, portraying the poor with genuine empathy, not as victims but as outraged, unapologetic and ready for a fight.

1:00 pm
Students Perform: Chimurenga, Spoken Word performed by Maya Singleton, followed by Open Mic

2:00 pm
41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers Dir. Gregory Everett (2011) 120 minutes
Using exclusive interviews with former Black Panther Party members along with archival footage detailing the history of racism in Los Angeles, including the Watts Uprising, 41st & Central may be the most in-depth study ever of the murders of L.A. Chapter founder Alprentice Bunchy Carter and John Huggins at U.C.L.A. The documentary includes first-hand accounts of the Party's formation as told by the original surviving members and eyewitness accounts of the murders at U.C.L.A.
Post-screening panel discussion with Hank Jones, and Roland Freeman and Wayne Pharr, former Panther members featured in the film

THURSDAY, OCT 4:

11:00 am
Passin' It On: The Black Panthers' Search for Justice Dir. Jon Valadez (2006) 57 minutes
Offering startling insight into the role of the Black Panther Party in a social revolution, and the NYPD and the FBI's devious targeting of one of the organization's most fervent leaders--Dhoruba Bin Wahad (born Richard Moore). Amid a national program of FBI-led oppression against the Panthers, Dhoruba was framed on flimsy evidence of the wounding and grotesque disfigurement of two police officers and sent to prison. After trials and mistrails, incarceration and eventual acquittal 19 years later, a still-impassioned Dhoruba, his attorneys, and other Panthers finally tell this incredible tale.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

12:30 pm
COINTELPRO 101 Freedom Archives (2011) 60 minutes
COINTELPRO may not be a well-understood acronym but its meaning and continuing impact are absolutely central to understanding the government's history of repression against progressive movements. COINTELPRO is both a formal program of the FBI and a term frequently used to describe a conspiracy among government agencies local, state, and federal, to destroy movements for self-determination and liberation for Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous struggles, as well as mount an institutionalized attack against allies of these movements and other progressive organizations.
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

2:00 pm
Eyes on the Rainbow Dir. Gloria Rolando (1997) 47 minutes (See description above)
Post-screening Q&A with Hank Jones, former member of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

FRIDAY, OCT 5:

11:00 am
41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers Dir. Gregory Everett (2011) 120 minutes (See description above)
Post-screening panel discussion with Hank Jones, and Roland Freeman and Wayne Pharr, former Panther members featured in the film

1:00 pm
CLOSING THOUGHTS
Roland Freeman, Hank Jones, and Wayne Pharr, former members of the L.A. Chapter, Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

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New Club Workshop

3:00 pm - 4:00 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.

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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Zumbathon!

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Matadome in Redwood Hall

Are you ready to ditch your workout and join the party? California State University, Northridge students, faculty, staff, alumni, and public can "Party in Pink" on Thursday, Oct. 4, to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

The Zumbathon is being held in honor of Mary Jane Smith-Waldman, a member of the Cal State Northridge Hall of Fame, a former CSUN volleyball player and an instructor in the University's kinesiology department, who died from breast cancer last year.

All proceeds from the event, which is scheduled to take place from 6 - 8 pm at the CSUN Matadome, the huge athletic gym in Redwood Hall, will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment and the search for a cure for breast cancer.

Tickets are $10 per person before the event and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the AS Ticket Office in the University Student Union, by calling (818) 677-2488, or on ticketmaster.com.

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Zumbathon!

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Matadome in Redwood Hall

Are you ready to ditch your workout and join the party? California State University, Northridge students, faculty, staff, alumni, and public can "Party in Pink" on Thursday, Oct. 4, to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

The Zumbathon is being held in honor of Mary Jane Smith-Waldman, a member of the Cal State Northridge Hall of Fame, a former CSUN volleyball player and an instructor in the University's kinesiology department, who died from breast cancer last year.

All proceeds from the event, which is scheduled to take place from 6 - 8 pm at the CSUN Matadome, the huge athletic gym in Redwood Hall, will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment and the search for a cure for breast cancer.

Tickets are $10 per person before the event and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the AS Ticket Office in the University Student Union, by calling (818) 677-2488, or on ticketmaster.com.

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Image for The Eugene Price ForumThe Eugene Price Forum

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Political Science, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, present the Eugene Price Forum; a Discussion on the 2012 Elections.

Panelists include Chris Kofinis and Greg Strimple, moderated by Lawrence Becker, Chair and Eugene C. Price Professor in the Department of Political Science at Cal State Northridge.

Chris Kofinis has worked as a Democratic strategist, a campaign consultant, a communications advisor to major corporations, and most recently as Chief of Staff to Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). In 2010, he served as an advisor to various Democratic candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate and he served as the senior communications consultant for the Democratic Governor's Association. Prior to that, he worked as the national communications director for John Edwards's 2008 presidential campaign and as a senior advisor for Gen. Wesley Clark's 2004 presidential campaign.

President of GS Strategy Group, Mr. Greg Strimple has held numerous positions in presidential, congressional and state legislative campaigns across the country, including senior advisor for polling and advertising in Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential bid. More recently, Mr. Strimple had a similar role with New Jersey Governor Chris
Christie in his upset victory of 2009, and Senator Mark Kirk's successful campaign in 2010.

This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, 4th Floor, Sierra Hall (SH 451).

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Department of Political Science at 818.677.3488. Parking is available via Info Booth #2 at Prairie & Darby for $6.00. This event is free of charge.

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Image for The Eugene Price ForumThe Eugene Price Forum

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Political Science, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, present the Eugene Price Forum; a Discussion on the 2012 Elections.

Panelists include Chris Kofinis and Greg Strimple, moderated by Lawrence Becker, Chair and Eugene C. Price Professor in the Department of Political Science at Cal State Northridge.

Chris Kofinis has worked as a Democratic strategist, a campaign consultant, a communications advisor to major corporations, and most recently as Chief of Staff to Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). In 2010, he served as an advisor to various Democratic candidates for Governor and U.S. Senate and he served as the senior communications consultant for the Democratic Governor's Association. Prior to that, he worked as the national communications director for John Edwards's 2008 presidential campaign and as a senior advisor for Gen. Wesley Clark's 2004 presidential campaign.

President of GS Strategy Group, Mr. Greg Strimple has held numerous positions in presidential, congressional and state legislative campaigns across the country, including senior advisor for polling and advertising in Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential bid. More recently, Mr. Strimple had a similar role with New Jersey Governor Chris
Christie in his upset victory of 2009, and Senator Mark Kirk's successful campaign in 2010.

This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, 4th Floor, Sierra Hall (SH 451).

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Department of Political Science at 818.677.3488. Parking is available via Info Booth #2 at Prairie & Darby for $6.00. This event is free of charge.

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Friday, October 05, 2012

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Friday, October 05 7:30 pm - Sunday, October 07 2:00 am - Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

SATELLITES by Diana Son

Young professionals Nina and Miles seek to ground their new child with the ethnic connections they lacked growing up. But this is New York City, where out-of-orbit characters are about to collide. Directed by Peter Grego. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center

Oct 5-6-7, 10-11-12-13-14   7:30 curtain except Sundays at 2pm.  Box office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission. 

Interpreted performance for the deaf on Wednesday Oct 10.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

New Club Workshop

11:00 am - 12:00 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.

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Social Work Society Presents

12:00 pm - 1:45 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Social Work and Social Work Society presents their Lunch and Learn series featuring:

MASKS by Mann Alfonso and Terry Daluz

"A pyscho-social buddy dramedy about two men that grew up in the juvenile justice system who struggle with their past to shed their masks."

This event is scheduled for October 9th, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, SH 451.

Please bring your own lunch!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Wednesday, October 10 7:30 pm - Sunday, October 14 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

SATELLITES by Diana Son

Young professionals Nina and Miles seek to ground their new child with the ethnic connections they lacked growing up. But this is New York City, where out-of-orbit characters are about to collide. Directed by Peter Grego. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center

Oct 5-6-7, 10-11-12-13-14   7:30 curtain except Sundays at 2pm.  Box office (818) 677-2488. Very limited late seating, often only at intermission. 

Interpreted performance for the deaf on Wednesday Oct 10.

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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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Image for Mexico's Incoming Political RegimeMexico's Incoming Political Regime

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Manzanita Hall, Room 130

The Departments of Political Science and Chicana/o Studies present...

The Future Political Challenges for Mexico's Incoming Political Regime.  Panelists include:

Dr. Jorge Chabat, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE))

Dr. Lorenzo Cordova, Instituto Federal Electoral (Federal Electoral Institute, IFE)

Panel Moderator is Dr. Maria Rosa Garcia-Acevedo, Department of Political Science

This event will take place in Manzanita Hall, Room 130.

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New Club Workshop

5:00 pm - 6:00 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.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Image for Team CSUN at AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2012Team CSUN at AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2012

7:00 am - 3:00 pm - Meet at the G-3 Parking Lot (located on the corner of Nordhoff and Zelzah)
http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles/

We need YOU to join Team CSUN as we participate in the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles!

This is a CSUN Tradition we have been part of for several years, having fundraised more than $40,000 in the last six years alone! Join us in walking, fundraising, and fighting for a cure on this inspiring day. 

To register under Team CSUN, visit the AIDS Walk Los Angeles website, http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles/ and choose the team name, "CSUN - 0003."

For Students, Faculty, & Staff Members (not affiliated with a club or organization):

*We ask that you fundraise a minimum of $25 for this worthy cause and bring a tube of unused toothpaste as a donation for AIDS Project Los Angeles on the day of the walk.

For Clubs & Organizations:

*We ask that you organize a fundraising event for this worthy cause. Additionally, we ask that

  each individual in your group brings a tube of unused toothpaste as a donation for AIDS

  Project Los Angeles on the day of the walk.

After you have completed the steps above, be sure to take the final step and reserve your seat by visiting http://studentvoice.com/csun/aidswalk2012busregistration. 

Breakfast will also be provided for those who utilize this bus service.

We are looking forward to having you a part of our CSUN Tradition!

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Club Workshop

5:30 pm - 6:30 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.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Image for 4th Annual Research Fellows Colloquium 4th Annual Research Fellows Colloquium

2:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Library: Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/4th-annual-research-fellows-colloquium/

Come hear our distinguished faculty speak about their research

  • Rachel Friedman-Narr (Associate Professor, Special Education)
  • Florence Kyomugisha (Associate Professor, Gender and Womenâs Studies)
  • Lois M. Shelton (Associate Professor, Management)
  • Lindsay Hansen (Associate Librarian, Oviatt Library )
  • Richard Lorentz (Professor, Computer Science)
  • Zeynep Toker (Associate Professor, Urban Planning & Studies)
  • Joy von Wolffersdorff (Professor, Art)

Moderated byAssociate Dean Marianne Afifi

New Club Workshop

2:30 pm - 3:30 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.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Grants Research and Development

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Workshop on Grants Research: Finding FundingJoin your colleagues in this one-hour session that focuses on how to research and identify potential grant funding sources for your research projects and programs; discover free web sites that offer links to public and private external funding opportunities. Presented by the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects.

SELECT ONE OF THESE TWO SESSIONS TO ATTEND:

Thursday October 18, 9:00-10:00am, SH303 (SBS)
Friday October 19, 2:00-3:00pm, SH303 (SBS)

Please RSVP: Shelley.Bartenstein@csun.edu
(Walk-ins welcome, too)

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Image for Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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

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Department of Psychology Annual Talent Show

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE for the Department of Psychology's Annual Talent Show, including a silent auction.  Festivities begins at 6:00 p.m. on October 19th.

Additional information to follow!

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Workshop on Grants Research: Finding Funding

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop on Grants Research: Finding Funding
Join your colleagues in this one-hour session that focuses on how to research and identify potential grant funding sources for your research projects and programs; discover free web sites that offer links to public and private external funding opportunities. Presented by the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects.

SELECT ONE OF THESE TWO SESSIONS TO ATTEND:

Thursday October 18, 9:00-10:00 am, SH303 (SBS)
Friday October 19, 2:00-3:00 pm, SH303 (SBS)

Please RSVP: Shelley.Bartenstein@csun.edu
(Walk-ins welcome, too)

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New Club Workshop

9:30 am - 10:30 am - 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.

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Image for Role of Religion in the ElectionRole of Religion in the Election

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - North Valley Room of the Northridge Center, USU

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Image for A Mother's Heartrending JourneyA Mother's Heartrending Journey

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Jerome Richfield 315

The Department of Pan African Studies Presents

"Where is Robert?  A Mother's Heartrending Journey"

Hosted by Professor Johnie Scott, Department of Pan African Studies.

Please join Professor Scott and his PAS 300 Contemporary Issues in Black America class for a fascinating discussion with author Russell W. Moore and the subject of his book, special guest Clelia Howell-Thompson, as they discuss her horrific life experience in losing seven of her children to the merciless streets of the inner city. 

For more information, contact Michele Beller, Department of Pan African Studies 818-677-3311, Santa Susana Hall 221.

Come early - seating is limited!

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Image for How Immigrant and Other Low-wage Women Are Reshaping The Womens Movement and What Is at Stake in this ElectionHow Immigrant and Other Low-wage Women Are Reshaping The Womens Movement and What Is at Stake in this Election

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Jerome Richfield (JR) 221

Ellen Bravo is a long-time activist for working women. She began working for 9to5, National Association of Working Women in 1982, when she helped found the Milwaukee chapter, and served until 2004 as its national director. Now Ellen directs Family Values @ Work Consortium, a network of state coalitions working for paid sick days and paid family leave. She has also taught Womenâs Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, including masters level classes on Family-Friendly Workplaces and on Sexual Harassment. In addition to Taking on the Big Boys, Ellen co-authored (with Ellen Cassedy) The 9to5 Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and wrote The Job/ Family Challenge: A 9to5 Guide (Not for Women Only). Sheâs also written numerous articles and reports, including âQuality Part-Time Options in Wisconsin,â funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Ellen is frequently interviewed by the media and is a leading spokeswoman on working womenâs issues. A business editor once described her talks as âmoving, witty and sometimes bawdy.â Her blogs appear on Huffington Post, Feministing and other sites.

Ellen has served on several state and federal commissions, including the bi-partisan Commission on Leave appointed by Congress to study the impact of the Family and Medical Leave Act. She co-chaired the Economic Sufficiency Task Force of the Wisconsin Women = Prosperity project led by Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton and serves as treasurer for the campaign of Congresswoman Gwendolynne Moore. She is a member of several boards and committees, including the Working for Good Jobs in America Fund, the Work-Life Law Advisory Committee, the Progressive States Network, and the Grants Advisory Committee of the Milwaukee Womenâs Fund. Among her commendations are a Ford Foundation Visionary award, the Francis Perkins âIntelligence and Courageâ award, and a Woman of Vision award from the Ms. Foundation. Ellen lives in Milwaukee with her husband; they have two adult sons.

http://www.ellenbravo.com

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Image for ABA Speaker SeriesABA Speaker Series

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

You are invited to the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Speaker Series Talk:

Dr. Michael Cameron - "Multimodal Computational Behavior Analysis for Weight Control and Transformative Health"

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

Dr. Michael J. Cameron is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and the Chief Clinical Officer for Pacific Child and Family Associates (PCFA) as well as an expert in the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

This event is sponsored by the Master's Program in Behavioral Clinical Psychology, a collaboration between the Department of Psychology and the Tseng College.

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Image for Pre-Law Information SessionPre-Law Information Session

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Political Science presents

Pre-Law Information Session featuring

The Honorable Michael Jesic (Judge, L.A. Superior Court and CSUN Alumnus, Political Science, '92)

Ronald Leibow (Partner (ret), Kaye Scholer LLP and CSUN alumnus, Political Science, '62)

Magna Sundstrom (Princeton Review)

This session will address many questions including:

What is it like to be an attorney?

What is law school like?

How do I get into law school?

How do I get through law school?

What courses should I take if I'm considering law school?

and many more...

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Campus Sustainability Day

11:00 am - 3:15 pm - USU Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/sustainability

This year CSUN's Sustainability Day event focuses on issues surrounding Climate Change and is taking place on Thursday, October 25 from 11 am - 3:30pm in the USU Theatre.  The day will include a talk at 2:00 pm by Naomi Oreskes, author of 'Merchants of Doubt' and Professor of History and Science Studies at UC San Diego., who will be introduced by Provost Hellenbrand. The day's events include three sessions which coincide with class times.

The first session (11:00am- 12:15pm) will be a talk given by Dr. Milind Kulkarni, Director of Engineering Institutes at ITM Group of Institutions in Mumbai, India. He will discuss energy challenges in the developing world, in India in particular, and a sustainable development project in which waste water is used to generate renewable energy using bio-digestion.

The second session (12:30-1:45pm) will show a documentary film, "There Once Was an Island", which provides a case study about a tiny atoll in Papua New Guinea facing escalating climate-related impacts. This will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the issues raised.

In the third session (2:00-3:15pm) Naomi Oreskes will talk about the subject of her book -- how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming. This talk is part of the Distinguished Visiting Speakers Series and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the College of Science and Math, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Institute for Sustainability.

Amer Ahmed

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - USU Flintridge Room
http://www.csun.edu/cdsc/

Islamophobia: Beyond Myth to Social Change
A lecture by Amer Ahmed

The post-9/11 era in the US has exposed deep levels of prejudice and bigotry towards Muslim people.  Recent inflammatory rhetoric, controversy of thee Park 51 Community Center in Manhattan, NYPD surveillance of Muslim students and Congressional hearings singling out Muslim communities reveal broad-base prejudice, discrimination and zenophobia towards Muslims.  Racial profiling, hate crimes, and bullying continue to be widespread.

Islamphobia is defined as a fear or anxiety of both Muslim and Islamic people.  TO combat this phobia along with unjust actions that accompany it, education and action are needed.  This session addresses the following questions:

  • What are the tenets of the faith and who are its followers?
  • What are the experiences of Muslims in the United States both pre- and post-9/11?
  • What implications does this lack of of knowledge of Islam and Muslims have on our campuses and workplace environments?
  • How do challenge dominant narratives about Muslims framed by mainstream media?

Amer Ahmed serves as Associate Director of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is a member of SPEAKOUT: Institute for Democratic Leadership and Culture.  As a college administrator, Hip Hop activist, spoken word poet, intercultural consultant, he channels his diverse experiences to address issues of social justice that continue to face traditionally marginalized communities.

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New Club Workshop

11:30 am - 12:30 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.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Image for Orchestra of Exiles (Documentary) Orchestra of Exiles (Documentary)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Laemmle Fallbrook Theatre, 6731 Fallbrook Ave. West Hills, CA
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF12.html

This beautiful documentary tells about Bronislaw Huberman, a Polish Jew who defied Nazi Germany through his musical talents. After achieving world-wide fame as a virtuoso violinist, Huberman chose 70 Jewish musicians who had been fired by Nazi authorities and moved them to Palestine to form the Palestine Symphony (the future Israel Philharmonic). âOrchestra of Exilesâ is a love-song to music and to human ideals, told through rarely seen historic photographs, film footage, and exquisite musical recordings. 85 minutes. Followed by Q & A with CSUN Jewish Studies faculty.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Image for Talk by Mustafa Akyol, Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case of LibertyTalk by Mustafa Akyol, Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case of Liberty

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm - USU, Grand Salon

Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish political commentator and author based in Istanbul, Turkey. Since 2002 he has been a regular commentator in the Turkish media. He has spoken at many universities and institutes, and has had articles published in the
New York Times,e Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, e Guardian, and numerous newspapers and news magazines.

Mr. Akyol will talk about his newest book, âIslam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case of Liberty.â From furious reactions to the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, to the suppression of women, news
from the Muslim world begs the question: is Islam incompatible with freedom?

For more information contact Mustafa Ruzgar at 818/677-7779 or mustafa.ruzgar@

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New Club Workshop

5:30 pm - 6:30 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.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Image for Faculty of Color:  Benefits, Challenges, and Future DirectionsFaculty of Color: Benefits, Challenges, and Future Directions

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Pan African Studies invites you to a discussion on Faculty of Color:  Benefits, Challenges, and Future Directions featuring

J. Luke Wood, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education at San Diego State University (SDSU).

This presentation will highlight current and emerging research on faculty of color in academe.  Dr. Wood will discuss the benefits of faculty of color to the students, communities, and institutions that they serve.  His presentation will also address challenges to faculty of color representation and incorporation in the academy.  In covering these topics, Wood will facilitate a dialogue on how faculty, administrators, and students can best support the success of Black, Latino/a, Native American, and Asian faculty members.

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Image for Faculty of Color:  Benefits, Challenges, and Future DirectionsFaculty of Color: Benefits, Challenges, and Future Directions

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Department of Pan African Studies invites you to a discussion on Faculty of Color:  Benefits, Challenges, and Future Directions featuring

J. Luke Wood, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education at San Diego State University (SDSU).

This presentation will highlight current and emerging research on faculty of color in academe.  Dr. Wood will discuss the benefits of faculty of color to the students, communities, and institutions that they serve.  His presentation will also address challenges to faculty of color representation and incorporation in the academy.  In covering these topics, Wood will facilitate a dialogue on how faculty, administrators, and students can best support the success of Black, Latino/a, Native American, and Asian faculty members.

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Image for PAS WeekPAS Week

Thursday, November 01 12:00 pm - Friday, November 02 10:00 pm - Whitsett Room, SH 451; USU Grand Salon

PAS Week - 43rd Anniversary Celebration

Please join the Department of Pan African Studies as they celebrate the 43rd Anniversary.  Events include:

Thursday, November 1, 2012:  Faculty-Student Dialogue/Lunch.  Whitsett Room, SH 451 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Friday, November 2, 2012:  Gala Dinner Celebration.  USU Grand Salon - 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Image for How Castles workHow Castles work

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

Please join us for a lecture by esteemed Northwestern University Archaeologist Matthew Johnson on Thursday, November 1st at 4:00 p.m.  Dr. Johnson's lecture is titled, "How Castles Work".  The lecture will be held in the Whitsett Room, 4th Floor, Sierra Hall 451.

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Friday, November 02, 2012

Image for 2012 Psychology Department Brown Bag Series2012 Psychology Department Brown Bag Series

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Sierra Hall 322

Please join the Department of Psychology's 2012 Brown Bag Series featuring Chaya Greisman ('10), Research Analyst, Marketing Science, Lieberman Research Worldwide featuring

Insights from Applied Psychology:  How Psychology, Research Design and Statistics Inform Business and Marketing Decisions

Distinguished alumnus, Chaya Greisman, will talk about how her education in the General Experimental program at CSUN prepared her for a career as a business and marketing research analyst.  Chaya currently uses her psychology research and skills in advanced analytics for marketing research that directly influences the major business decisions for Fortune 500 Companies.  She will discuss the kinds of techniques frequently used using real life examples, the theories and models they draw from, and how the Market Research industry is progressing with collaborative efforts between industry experts and academic researchers.

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Image for 2012 Psychology Department Brown Bag Series2012 Psychology Department Brown Bag Series

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Sierra Hall 322

Please join the Department of Psychology's 2012 Brown Bag Series featuring Chaya Greisman ('10), Research Analyst, Marketing Science, Lieberman Research Worldwide featuring

Insights from Applied Psychology:  How Psychology, Research Design and Statistics Inform Business and Marketing Decisions

Distinguished alumnus, Chaya Greisman, will talk about how her education in the General Experimental program at CSUN prepared her for a career as a business and marketing research analyst.  Chaya currently uses her psychology research and skills in advanced analytics for marketing research that directly influences the major business decisions for Fortune 500 Companies.  She will discuss the kinds of techniques frequently used using real life examples, the theories and models they draw from, and how the Market Research industry is progressing with collaborative efforts between industry experts and academic researchers.

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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Image for Tenth Biennial Phenomenal Woman Reception and Awards FundraiserTenth Biennial Phenomenal Woman Reception and Awards Fundraiser

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - University Student Union, Grand Salon
http://www.csun.edu/ws/PW/phenomenalwoman2012.html

Tenth Biennial Phenomenal Woman Reception and Awards Fundraiser

The Phenomenal Woman Awards event celebrates women who have made outstanding contributions to our community. It also allows the Gender & Womenâs Studies Department to raise funds to sponsor special programming, support student and faculty research, and finance scholarships for Gender and Women's Studies students. In addition, these contributions support the CSUN Womenâs Resource and Research Center, the oldest continuing Womenâs Center within the California State University system.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

New Club Workshop

2:00 pm - 3:00 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.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Image for Valley Pioneer Lecture Series in California StudiesValley Pioneer Lecture Series in California Studies

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451
http://www.csun.edu/csbs/departments/history/index.html

The Valley Pioneer Lecture Series in California History presents

Professor Nicolas G. Rosenthal, Loyola Marymount University who will facilitate a discussion on "The Red Power Movement in Los Angeles and other Cities in the 1970s."

Professor Rosenthal's first book, Reimagining Indian Country:  Native American Migration and Identity in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles (2012) follows the migration of American Indians to cities, the development of urban American Indian life, and the relationships between cities and American Indian Reservations.  Copies will be available for purchase

Seating is limited, so please RSVP to the Department of History (818) 677-3566 and to obtain parking information.

For more information on the lecture visit the Department of History's webpage at http://www.csun.edu/csbs/departments/history/index.html.

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Image for Jewish Music with Cantor Mike SteinJewish Music with Cantor Mike Stein

9:30 am - 10:45 am - University Student Union; Flintridge Room
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF12.html

Jewish Music with Cantor Mike Stein

Hazzan (Cantor) Mike Stein will present an overview of the history and development of Jewish music by playing the guitar, violin, oud and shofar. You are welcome to join us in learning about diverse and exciting Jewish music from Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Africa.

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

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Image for Eva Brettler, Holocaust SurvivorEva Brettler, Holocaust Survivor

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm - Jerome Richfield, 384
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF12.html

Eva Brettler, Holocaust Survivor
Eva Brettler, a survivor of the Ravensbruck concentration camp, will be speaking about her experiences before, during, and after the Holocaust.

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

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Veterans, the Middle East, and Reflections on Lawrence of Arabia

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Veterans, the Middle East, and Reflections on 'Lawrence of Arabia'

A gallery exhibition of student research and panel of War on Terror veterans
Jerome Richfield 319
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, November 8

At 7:00 PM, doors will open for the research exhibits
At 7:30 PM, attendees will be seated for the panel of speakers and subsequent discussion

This event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments and food will be provided.

(People whose schedules necessitate that they arrive late or leave early are welcome! We hope you can experience this event.)

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The significance of this film:

This year is the 50th anniversary of Lawrence of Arabia, an epic film that has been considered by many critics one of the greatest ever made. It was the highest grossing motion picture of 1962 and received seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture (Sam Spiegel), Best Director (David Lean), and Best Cinematography (Frederick Young). Earning over $37 million, it grossed twice as much as the next top film.

Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif became cinematic superstars after the release of the film, both earning nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.

More importantly, however, Lawrence of Arabia, based on the life of British officer T.E. Lawrence, forged some of the most powerful mid-century myths of the Middle East. Set during and after World War I, it depicts in sweeping vistas the wartime trauma and identity crisis of not only whites sent to fight in the Middle East, but also Arabs and Muslims forced into European geopolitics removed from their own history.

The homoerotic relationship between Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif's characters marked a milestone for queer representations in cinema as well as a harbinger for postcolonial criticism in the decade following.

As we near the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq and the eleventh anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan by US and allied forces, the film offers us an opportunity to reflect on the evolving relationship of US viewers to the "theater" of war in the Middle East. We will have the opportunity to rekindle our understanding of World War I's role in today's War on Terror.

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The commemoration of this film:

Most importantly, for the 50th anniversary of this film, four veterans of the War on Terror will share their reactions to viewing the film in 2012. They will talk about the ways in which Lawrence of Arabia might be relevant or outdated--and generally, what it feels like to watch it, having served in wars tied to the same region.

Below are our panelists:

VAL REYES is a retired colonel of the US Army, who served in Afghanistan as part of Operation of Enduring Freedom. He was formerly in the social work department at the University of Southern California and now operates a combat trauma center. He has published research on war trauma and remains interested in studying the reintegration process of veterans as they return from war overseas.

JOSEPH LONERGAN is a military police officer of the US Army, who served a tour of active duty at Guantánamo prison, where he had to respond to conflicts surrounding detainees. Now he is stationed at Fort Leavenworth. A graduate of California Lutheran University with a BS in criminal justice, he is currently pursuing an MA in English and planning a career in academia.

JASON FREUDENRICH holds an MA in Rhetoric and Composition from California State Northridge. He is a retired corporal from the US Marine Corps, who served a tour of active duty in Iraq as a Motor T specialist. Presently he teaches writing at Pierce College.

PIERRE MARCOS holds an MA in English from California State Northridge. He is a retired sergeant from the US Marine Corps who did multiple tours in the War on Terror (Iraq) as an infantryman. Presently he teaches English at Chaminade High School and coaches football.

Student Research Gallery:

Students in English 473 (American Literature), English 312 (Film and Literature), and Greco-Roman Mythology (Classics 315) are doing research projects that seek to draw insight from Lawrence of Arabia by relating the cinematic narrative to other war myths rooted in American literary traditions, cinema conventions, as well as ancient narratives.

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The mission of this event:

This is the second of six fiftieth-anniversary celebrations as part of "Myth Goes to the Movies." The first event was "The Music Man" on September 24, which is summarized here:

http://textontrial.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-music-man-and-shirley-jones-50th.html

The third event will be the 50th anniversary of "Dr. No" on December 4 at 4:30 PM in Sierra Hall -- details forthcoming.

Sara Dean, a graduate of CSUN's English MA program, is coordinating the film series with me. Our mission is to open new kinds of transdisciplinary and transcultural discussion by bridging film and mythology. All events involve guest speakers, student research galleries, and discussion of landmark films from 1962-1963. My hope is also to build on this work to develop a World Literature minor at CSUN, analogous to comparative literature. If you have any questions about the film series or the World Literature program, feel free to contact me at the following email: rolopez@csun.edu or at this phone number: 818-677-3415.

Special Thanks:

"Myth Goes to the Movies" would not be possible without generous assistance from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation in Santa Barbara, California.

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Image for The Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program PresentsThe Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program Presents

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program Presents...

Professor Joshua Correll featuring Can We Train Away Racial Bias in the Decision to Shoot?

This talk will focus on a question that has perplexed us for 5 years.  Using a videogame task in which participants must make shoot/don't-shoot decisions about Black and White targets who appear on screen, we find that naive participants show a pronounced pattern of racial bias in the decision to shoot.

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Image for The Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program PresentsThe Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program Presents

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program Presents...

Professor Joshua Correll featuring Can We Train Away Racial Bias in the Decision to Shoot?

This talk will focus on a question that has perplexed us for 5 years.  Using a videogame task in which participants must make shoot/don't-shoot decisions about Black and White targets who appear on screen, we find that naive participants show a pronounced pattern of racial bias in the decision to shoot.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Image for Brain ChemistryBrain Chemistry

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Fourth Floor, Sierra Hall 451

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences presents

A Richard W. Smith Lecture in Cultural Studies featuring:

Pal Zak on Recent Research on Brain Chemistry:  A Revolution in the Sciences of Good and Evil

Why do human beings engage in courageous acts of compassion but also perpetrate violence?  Could the apparent flip-flopping morality of our species have a hidden explanation?

Paul Zak's new book The Moral Molecule:  The Source of Love and Prosperity is a first-hand account of the discovery of a molecule that makes us moral.  It reveals that compassion is part of our human nature, why loneliness can kill you, and why your neighbor may be a psychopath.

From the laboratory to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Paul Zak takes you on an amazing journey that reveals what it means to be human.

This event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451.  Reservations are requested.

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Image for A Brown-Bag TalkA Brown-Bag Talk

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - University Hall, UN 277

The Department of Anthropology Presents

A Brown-Bag Talk

"Inheriting and Heritage:  Rights and Responsibilities from the Familial to the Global"

with

Regina Bendix, Professor, Cultural Anthropology & European Ethnology, University of Gottingen, Germany

Bring your lunch; all are welcome!

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Image for Brain ChemistryBrain Chemistry

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Fourth Floor, Sierra Hall 451

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences presents

A Richard W. Smith Lecture in Cultural Studies featuring:

Pal Zak on Recent Research on Brain Chemistry:  A Revolution in the Sciences of Good and Evil

Why do human beings engage in courageous acts of compassion but also perpetrate violence?  Could the apparent flip-flopping morality of our species have a hidden explanation?

Paul Zak's new book The Moral Molecule:  The Source of Love and Prosperity is a first-hand account of the discovery of a molecule that makes us moral.  It reveals that compassion is part of our human nature, why loneliness can kill you, and why your neighbor may be a psychopath.

From the laboratory to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Paul Zak takes you on an amazing journey that reveals what it means to be human.

This event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451.  Reservations are requested.

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Brain Chemistry

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences presents

A Richard W. Smith Lecture in Cultural Studies featuring:

Pal Zak on Recent Research on Brain Chemistry:  A Revolution in the Sciences of Good and Evil

Why do human beings engage in courageous acts of compassion but also perpetrate violence?  Could the apparent flip-flopping morality of our species have a hidden explanation?

Paul Zak's new book The Moral Molecule:  The Source of Love and Prosperity is a first-hand account of the discovery of a molecule that makes us moral.  It reveals that compassion is part of our human nature, why loneliness can kill you, and why your neighbor may be a psychopath.

From the laboratory to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Paul Zak takes you on an amazing journey that reveals what it means to be human.

This event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Image for Rushing Waters, Rising Dreams:  How the Arts Are Transforming A CommunityRushing Waters, Rising Dreams: How the Arts Are Transforming A Community

11:15 am - 12:45 pm - Presentation Room, Oviatt Library
http://www.facebook.com/csunhumanities

Luis J. Rodriguez Award-winning writer and poet and Activists and Artists from the Northeast San Fernando Valley

The Northeast San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles is the second largest community of Mexicans and Central Americans in the United States with 500,000 people. Yet, until 2001 when Tia Chuchaâs opened itâs doors, the Northeast Valley had no trade bookstores, movie houses, art galleries, or decent cultural spaces. The book explores twenty years of how the lack of neighborhood cultural spaces adversely affects struggling families and communities, and how the example of Tia Chuchaâs inspires a cultural awakening and a revival of the economy and community spirit. The book speaks to a need for a national art s policy of cultural spaces, arts education, independent bookstores, public art projects, and more.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. For more information on the event please contact Dr. Denise Sandoval at denise.sandoval@csun.edu.

Sponsored by the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies

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New Club Workshop

1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

New Club Workshop

3:30 pm - 4:30 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.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Club Workshop

2:30 pm - 3:30 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.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Image for ESCAPE FIRE: Eye-Opening Documentary on the American Healthcare SystemESCAPE FIRE: Eye-Opening Documentary on the American Healthcare System

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills, Entrance 5, Auditoriums B&C, 5601 De Soto Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

ESCAPE FIRE The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

A Film by Matthew Heineman & Susan Froemke

MUST SEE

Eye-Opening

Documentary

On The American

Healthcare System.

November 30th 6:00 pm

At The Kaiser Permanente

Woodland Hills Medical Center

Snack, and Networking at 6pm,

Film Begins at 6:30pm

More Info contact csunhsci@gmail.com

Entrance 5, Auditoriums B&C

5601 De Soto Avenue

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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