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9th Annual EOH Technical Symposium

Wednesday, March 05 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - University Student Union (USU)
http://www.csunalumni.com/eohtechsym2014

9th Annual EOH Technical Symposium
“Energy Alternatives for California's Future:
Environmental and Occupational Health Aspects”
March 5, 2014 California State University, Northridge
Rising energy costs and increased awareness among the public are finally starting to force global leaders to research alternatives, and provide funding, to develop renewable energy production. Issues like global warming are becoming mainstream reality and causing world-wide concerns about pollution and consumption. In this symposium, we will consider not only the need for change, but also the environmental and occupational health challenges that will accompany large-scale changes to various forms of renewable energy production. Our proposed program includes the topics of climate change, renewable energy regula-tions and policies, sustainability considerations, fossil fuels, solar and wind generation, and toxins associated with energy production and utilization.
Program and registration details will be available early January 2014. For additional information at this time please send your request to eohalumni@csun.com or call Bob Finkelstein at 818-383-4171
Our program will offer 8 hours of Continuing Education Credits for CIH, CSP, REHS, and other organizations

Lectures Events

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Image for Are You Really LinkedIn?Are You Really LinkedIn?

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - www.csunalumni.com/linkedin
http://www.csunalumni.com/linkedin

February 5, 2014
6:30pm - 7:00pm
View from any computer or iPhone/iPad device.

Uncover the tricks, tips, and tools you need to
leverage your existing networking,
search for targeted contacts, and
be found by recruiters and hiring managers,
and more in this live online webinar.

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Thursday, February 06, 2014

Image for CECS Brown Bag Series - Spring 2014CECS Brown Bag Series - Spring 2014

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 1590

Bring your lunch and listen to your colleagues speak about their research and teaching interests and exciting projects that they are working on.

Ronald Pogorzelski - Adjunct Faculty, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Is Nearfield Antenna Measurement as Cool as it Looks?

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Image for This Is Not A Self PortraitThis Is Not A Self Portrait

Saturday, February 15 - Saturday, March 29 All Day - Art Gallery (AG)
http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 15  4-7 pm

Curator Talk: Monday, February 17  10 am

Panel Discussion with Artists and Catalog Signing: Saturday, March 22 1 pm


Curated by CSUN’s Art History Professor Mario Ontiveros, this exhibition focuses on eight Los Angeles-based artists who reconfigure the genre of self-portraiture. Utilizing their body, their likeness, and/or the intimately personal, the artists encourage an investigation into representation that lingers somewhere between its construction in response to material, psychic, and sociopolitical conditions and those personas that one imagines, shuns and/or desires. Artists include Michael Alvarez, Yreina Cervantez, Christina Fernández, Harry Gamboa Jr., Sandra de la Loza, Shizu Salamando, Ana Serrano and Mario Ybarra Jr. A full color catalog on the exhibition will be available for purchase.


Gallery and gift store hours are Monday through Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., and on Thursday, from noon to 8 p.m. For more information, call CSUN’s Art Galleries at (818) 677-2156 or visit www.csun.edu/artgalleries.

 Like CSUNArtGalleries on Facebook to stay informed.

 Image:  Sandra de la Loza, Mother and Child (detail), 2003

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Second Annual Maurice Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics has been cancelled(CANCELLED)Second Annual Maurice Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Temple Ramast Zion, 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge, CA 91325
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF13.html

“The Good News on Global Violence Reduction, the Bad News on America, and How Interfaith Relations Can Help Shape our Future”

Presented by Professor Marc Gopin

Is violence in America an inevitable part of American life?

Although media reports suggest otherwise, the scientific reality is that violence across the globe has been plummeting in recent decades. Why and how is this happening? Research is showing that our values, attitudes, and thoughts have a great deal to do with our evolution away from violence. Dr. Marc Gopin will help us explore how our practice of and thought about Judaism can affect our global future.

Marc Gopin (Ph.D., Ethics, Brandeis University) is the Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution and the James H. Laue Professor at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. He was ordained rabbi at Yeshiva University and is the author of five books.

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

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Image for CECS Brown Bag Series - Spring 2014CECS Brown Bag Series - Spring 2014

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 1568

Bring your lunch and listen to your colleagues speak about their research and teaching interests and exciting projects that they are working on.

Ben Mallard - Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Project: Biofeedback Therapy for Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Image for The Science of Sports PanelThe Science of Sports Panel

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - CSUN's University Student Union, Grand Salon
http://www.csunalumni.com/sports

Join us as we learn from sports professionals in the science/medicine field about their career paths, current trends in the field today, and the future of the science of sports. We will conclude with a Q&A session.

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POSTPONED - Education on the Edge: Linda Darling-Hammond has been cancelled(CANCELLED)POSTPONED - Education on the Edge: Linda Darling-Hammond

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Northridge Center, University Student Union
http://ctlhammond.eventbrite.com/

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The Education on the Edge speaker series presents Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond.

Professor of Education at Stanford University, current Chair of the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and one of the nation's Top 10 most influential people affecting educational policy.

"California On the Edge"
California is on the cusp of great change in its education system- new sets of Common Core standards are guiding curriculum, new assessments are underway, and strong efforts are being made to strengthen the educational workforce. Dr. Darling-Hammond will bring her unique perspective on the statewide transformations taking place as well as the impact on California of the national shifts in education.
 
Special introduction by 2012 National Teacher of the Year, Rebecca Mieliwocki
This event is FREE.
However, you MUST register at http://ctlhammond.eventbrite.com/
 
Hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.

Image for CECS Brown Bag Series - Spring 2014CECS Brown Bag Series - Spring 2014

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 1568

Bring your lunch and listen to your colleagues speak about their research and teaching interests and exciting projects that they are working on.

Lisa Reiner - Lecturer, Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management

Corrosion Protection of Power Generation Equipment

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Image for Robert TownsendRobert Townsend

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Campus Theatre (CT)
http://www.c2speakers.com/

Commerce of Creativity Distinguished Speakers Series featuring Robert Townsend

Thursday, February 27

*NOTE - By popular demand, the C2 lecture with Robert Townsend on Feb 27 has been changed from Kurland Lecture Hall to the Campus Theatre, Nordhoff Hall.

Robert Townsend -- once a stand-up comic and movie extra, now President of Townsend Entertainment Corporation -- is regarded as a visionary filmmaker who transformed the way independent films are created.  This writer, actor, director, producer and industry CEO has received 30 NAACP Image Award nominations during his prolific career.  "I am truly blessed to do what I do," he says.  "As I write this next chapter of my life, I will bring my 'A' game like never before, with more zest, more passion, more vision, and more love."

 

All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this free lecture, followed by a Q&A.

Read more about Robert Townsend.  Visit  -- http://www.c2speakers.com/robert-townsend/

Reserve your seats online.  Seating is limited; RSVP by February 24.  To register on-line, go to --  http://www.c2speakers.com/robert-townsend/


The Commerce of Creativity is organized by the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication to connect members of the campus, alumni and the community with compelling and provocative storytellers who have made significant contributions to the art of creative communication and the art of business.


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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Image for CSUN-al Gardening: Tomatoes 101CSUN-al Gardening: Tomatoes 101

9:00 am - 10:45 am - Location to be given upon regisration
http://www.csun.edu/botanicgarden

Garden designer Stephen Baldonado, a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, will explain the process of reinvigorating and preparing a garden's soil to grow a bountiful tomato crop. He will also offer advice on how to select the best plants for a particular garden.

Baldonado has extensive experience as a seasoned gardener. He has headed his own garden design business, I Garden, for the past five years. Prior to that, he worked at the New York's Central Park and the New York Botanical Garden. He offers a full-schedule of presentations at local garden events and has assisted Scott Daigre with Tomatomania, the area's largest heirloom tomato seedling sale, for the past six seasons.

            Registration for the free class is required. Email botanicgarden@csun.edu to request a space in the class or for more information. Driving and parking instructions, as well as the class meeting location, will be sent upon registration.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The United Jewish Appeal and the Emergence of Zionism in the U.S.  Presented by Dan Lainer-Vos has been cancelled(CANCELLED)The United Jewish Appeal and the Emergence of Zionism in the U.S. Presented by Dan Lainer-Vos

9:30 am - 10:45 am - Sierra Hall 192
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarS14.html

The United Jewish Appeal and the Emergence of Zionism in the U.S.
Presented by Dan Lainer-Vos

Professor Lainer-Vos will discuss the relationship between American Jewish fundraising and the creation of widespread Jewish support for the newly-founded State of Israel during the 1950s and beyond.

Dan Lainer-Vos is Assistant Professor of Sociology at USC, Los Angeles.
Please call (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve a seat.
This talk will take place in a CSUN Jewish Studies class, and the public is invited.

We request that you do not enter the classroom until 9:35 a.m. After that point, we will not be admitting latecomers.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

9th Annual EOH Technical Symposium

8:00 am - 5:00 pm - University Student Union (USU)
http://www.csunalumni.com/eohtechsym2014

9th Annual EOH Technical Symposium
“Energy Alternatives for California's Future:
Environmental and Occupational Health Aspects”
March 5, 2014 California State University, Northridge
Rising energy costs and increased awareness among the public are finally starting to force global leaders to research alternatives, and provide funding, to develop renewable energy production. Issues like global warming are becoming mainstream reality and causing world-wide concerns about pollution and consumption. In this symposium, we will consider not only the need for change, but also the environmental and occupational health challenges that will accompany large-scale changes to various forms of renewable energy production. Our proposed program includes the topics of climate change, renewable energy regula-tions and policies, sustainability considerations, fossil fuels, solar and wind generation, and toxins associated with energy production and utilization.
Program and registration details will be available early January 2014. For additional information at this time please send your request to eohalumni@csun.com or call Bob Finkelstein at 818-383-4171
Our program will offer 8 hours of Continuing Education Credits for CIH, CSP, REHS, and other organizations

Image for 9th Annual EOH Technical Symposium9th Annual EOH Technical Symposium

8:00 am - 5:00 pm - University Student Union (USU)
http://www.csunalumni.com/eohtechsym2014

9th Annual EOH Technical Symposium
“Energy Alternatives for California's Future:
Environmental and Occupational Health Aspects”
March 5, 2014 California State University, Northridge
Rising energy costs and increased awareness among the public are finally starting to force global leaders to research alternatives, and provide funding, to develop renewable energy production. Issues like global warming are becoming mainstream reality and causing world-wide concerns about pollution and consumption. In this symposium, we will consider not only the need for change, but also the environmental and occupational health challenges that will accompany large-scale changes to various forms of renewable energy production. Our proposed program includes the topics of climate change, renewable energy regula-tions and policies, sustainability considerations, fossil fuels, solar and wind generation, and toxins associated with energy production and utilization.
Program and registration details will be available early January 2014. For additional information at this time please send your request to eohalumni@csun.com or call Bob Finkelstein at 818-383-4171
Our program will offer 8 hours of Continuing Education Credits for CIH, CSP, REHS, and other organizations

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Image for Jewish Women in Historical PerspectiveJewish Women in Historical Perspective

9:15 am - 11:00 am - University Student Union, Flintridge Room
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarS14.html

Jewish Women in Historical Perspective

Maggie Anton will describe the social and religious lives of ancient and medieval Jewish women. Her newly published book, Rav Hisda’s Daughter, focuses on women in ancient Persia. She is also the author of the trilogy Rashi’s Daughters. This author of historical fiction will share her adventures in research and the challenges of turning research into readable fiction.

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

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Image for Water DayWater Day

9:30 am - 3:15 pm - University Student Union (USU)
http://www.csun.edu/sustainability

The Institute for Sustainability is hosting an exciting CSUN Water Day event on Wednesday, March 19 in honor of World Water Day. There are multiple events throughout the day starting from 9:30am - 3:15pm in the Grand Salon and USU Theater at the University Student Union.

 Sessions:

9:30-10:45am session, John Quigley, 'Old Glory' tree-sitter and international artist, will give a presentation in the Grand Salon about using art to incite positive world change.

 11:00-12:15pm session, Dr. Amalie Orme, a professor in the Geography department, will discuss the past, present, and future state of water in California. We will also show parts of the documentary Cadillac Desert: Mulholland's Dream, about the history of the water system in CA. This event takes place in the Grand Salon.

 12:30-1:45pm session, the CSUN Associated Students Environmental Affairs Committee will discuss what students can do to reduce plastic bottled water use. In addition "Thirst Project" (www.thirstproject.org) will talk about water in the developing world and programs for students to get involved. This event also takes place in the Grand Salon.

 2:00-3:15pm session, we will show a documentary in the USU Theater about hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and host a discussion about climate change, energy and water with a panel of experts.

 We hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Image for Chicana/o Studies Presents award winning poet and short story writer Xanath Caraza Chicana/o Studies Presents award winning poet and short story writer Xanath Caraza

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm - Jerome Richfield Hall 118

Professor Caraza will do a reading and creative writing workshop at each session.

Xánath Caraza is an Award Winning Finalist in the 'Fiction: Multicultural' category of the 2013 International Book Awards. Her book, Conjuro, was awarded second place in the ‘Best Poetry Book in Spanish’ category and received honorable mention in the ‘Best First Book in Spanish, Mariposa Award’ category of the 2013 International Latino Book Awards. Her short story collection, Lo que trae la marea/ What the Tide Brings (Mouthfeel Press, 2103) made the Notable Latino Books 2012-2013 by LatinoStories.com. She was nominated for the 2013 Pushcart Prize for short fiction.

Caraza is a writer for La Bloga (http://labloga.blogspot.com/ ) and she writes the US Latino Poets en español column (http://www.periodicodepoesia.unam.mx/). In addition, she writes the poetry/narrative section for Revista Zona de Ocio (http://www.revistazonadeocio.com/ ). She has curated the National Poetry Month, Poem-a-Day project, for the Con Tinta Literary Organization since 2012. Caraza was a judge for the 2013 José Martí Publishing Awards, The National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP). Caraza has participated in Festival Latinoamericano de Poesía de New York City de 2013, X Festival Internacional de Poesía de la ciudad de Granada, Andalucía, España de 2013, Floricanto Barcelona 2011 and 2012, and Festival de Flor y Canto 2010, USC. Caraza is an advisory circle member of the Con Tinta literary organization and a former board member of the Latino Writers Collective in Kansas City.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Image for Jewish Music: The Soul of a People  With Cantor Mike Stein Jewish Music: The Soul of a People With Cantor Mike Stein

9:30 am - 10:45 am - Sierra Hall 312
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarS14.html

Jewish Music: The Soul of a People 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. This talk will take place in a CSUN Jewish Studies class, and the public is invited.

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

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Image for Angels, Aliens, and Apparitions of the Dead: Revelation, Science, and the Academic Study of ReligionAngels, Aliens, and Apparitions of the Dead: Revelation, Science, and the Academic Study of Religion

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - West Valley Room University Student Union
http://www.csun.edu/humanities/religious-studies

The presence of non-ordinary entities plays a central role in religious traditions. In this talk, Taves discusses how historians can tease apart the stories of angels and apparitions to try to understand the process that people went through as they struggled to understand what was happening and considers how groups, including those that eventually become new religions, stabilize interpretations of these ambiguous events.

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Image for Sigma Xi LectureSigma Xi Lecture

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Live Oak Hall (LO) 1231

Krishna L. Foster

 Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

California State University, Los Angeles

 Elucidating the role of aged particulate matter on air quality

March 26, 2014, 3 pm

LO 1231

Dr. Foster was awarded a B.S. in chemistry from Spelman College in 1992 and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1998.  Her dissertation investigates the interaction of surrogate polar stratospheric clouds with hydrogen halides, and was prepared under the direction of Drs. Margaret A. Tolbert and Steve M. George.  Her postdoctoral research examined the contribution of sea-salt particles to the oxidizing capacity of the lower-atmosphere. This work was conducted at the University of California, Irvine in the laboratory of Dr. Barbara Finlayson-Pitts.  She joined the faculty of California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) in 2000 as an Assistant Professor, was promoted with tenure to Associate in 2006, and became a Full Professor in 2011.  Her current research focuses on elucidating the role of aged particulate matter on air quality.

ABSTRACT

The role of aging particulate matter on air quality is an active area of research.  Urban particulate matter contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) produced in incomplete combustion processes, such as the combustion of diesel fuel.  Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are hydrocarbons that contain 2 or more fused benzene rings. Because many PAH have demonstrated carcinogenic and mutenogenic properties, the abundance and chemical transformations of PAH have been have been studies for decades in various media including soil, water and air.    Photooxidation of PAH on aged particulate matter produces oxygenated-PAH (oxy-PAH), including isomeric pyrene-diones and benzo[a]pyrene-diones (BaP-diones).   Little is known about the impact of oxy-PAH on air quality.  This paper will investigate the role of oxy-PAH on the oxidation capacity of the lower atmosphere through the production of singlet molecular oxygen. Singlet molecular oxygen reacts readily with organic pollutants in solutions forming peroxides that decompose to form hydroxyl radicals. Preliminary results show two isomers of benzo[a]pyrene-dione generate singlet molecular oxygen very efficiently with a quantum yield near one.  Moreover, the BaP-diones quench singlet molecular oxygen at a modest rate, illustrating that these compounds are not efficient singlet oxygen quenchers. These results suggest that the photodegradation of BaP-diones are catalytic sources of singlet molecular oxygen in the lower atmosphere.  The environmental implications of these findings will be discussed.

 

Image for Inside the Industry: Video Game PanelInside the Industry: Video Game Panel

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - CSUN's University Student Union, Grand Salon
http://www.csunalumni.com/videogame

Featured alumni will speak about their career paths that led them to the fields in the video game industry that they enjoy today. These panelists will speak about current trends in the industry, their career pathways, and the future of video games. We will conclude with an audience Q&A.

Free event
Refreshments will be provided
Parking is $6 off Structure G3 (Zelzah/Prairie)

Sign Language Interpreting services available upon request.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Image for CECS Brown Bag Series - Spring 2014CECS Brown Bag Series - Spring 2014

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 1568

Bring your lunch and listen to your colleagues speak about their research and teaching interests and exciting projects that they are working on.

Hamid Johari - Chair, Mechanical Engineering

Parachute Systems Design: From 'Cut & Try' to Simulation-based Design

Friday, March 28, 2014

Image for Speaker: Andres Manuel Lopez ObradorSpeaker: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Kurland Lecture Hall in the Valley Performing Arts Center
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Andrés Manuel López Obrador will speak on the privatization of Mexico's natural and educational resources and contemporary Mexican Politics. He just published a book titled "Neo-Profirismo: Hoy como ayer." A Q&A session will follow in hopes of engaging in discussion that draws comparisons and contrasts between what is happening Mexico and the United States.

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