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Webinar - Insurance 101

Wednesday, September 25 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Online Webinar (RSVP @ www.csunalumni.com)
http://www.csunalumni.com/insurance

Are you wondering, "why should I care about insurance"? Do you know ways to obtain insurance or what kinds of insurance are available to you? Find out the answers to these questions and more during our webinar, "To Be or Not To Be Insured". Presented by Chad Charton ('07). Hosted jointly by the Alumni Association & Career Center.

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Sunday, September 01, 2013

Image for Drawing Attention by John Van HamersveldDrawing Attention by John Van Hamersveld

Monday, August 26 - Saturday, October 12 All Day - Art Gallery (AG)
http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries

Artist Reception: Sat. September 7  4-7pm

Gallery Talk: Mon. September 9   10am

Iconic Los Angeles pop artist and graphic designer John Van Hamersveld's inspirational collection of drawings will be showcased in his upcoming exhibition Drawing Attention.

Drawing Attention will highlight forty-five years of Van Hamersveld's visionary drawings in a remarkable 3,000 square foot exhibition and provides a special opportunity to see his personal drawing collection in one cohesive package. This exhibition highlights the depth of his work, his core consistency, and his evolution as an artist.

The eighty-four images in this extensive exhibition are expected to include the Billabong Pipeline Wave, Bono as the "Million Dollar Rock Star," Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Eric Clapton, the New Composer series with Mozart and Beethoven, Grateful Dead skull, the "Buffalo Skull," American Stussy Revolution series, the Indian Chief, the Stomping Grounds movie poster, and the abstract "Box Paintings."

Accompanying the exhibition is a stunning 160-page book, entitled Drawing Attention by John Van Hamersveld. Published by Gingko Press, the book shares the distinctive story of Van Hamersveld's prolific artistic output formative as well as his formative creative process. Renowned graphic designer and a founding member of New York's legendary Push Pin Studios, Seymour Chwast writes the insightful and enlightening foreword to this book.

Drawing Attention draws forth the compelling context for an intriguing discussion in regards to schools of thought about the power of drawing as a way to develop oneself as an artist. Using the mighty pen throughout his career, Van Hamersveld brings his designer's identity to his signature.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 12-4pm and Thursdays 12-8pm. For more information, call the Art Galleries at (818) 677-2156 or visit www.csun.edu/artgalleries.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Image for Meet the ClubsMeet the Clubs

11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Bayramian Lawn
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

This event offers clubs and organizations an opportunity to have greater visibility and recruit new membership early in the Fall and Spring semesters. New and returning students, faculty and staff can see the many opportunities for involvement on campus in a centralized, energetic and festive setting!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Image for Meet the ClubsMeet the Clubs

11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Bayramian Lawn
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved

This event offers clubs and organizations an opportunity to have greater visibility and recruit new membership early in the Fall and Spring semesters. New and returning students, faculty and staff can see the many opportunities for involvement on campus in a centralized, energetic and festive setting!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://www.csun.edu/cinematheque

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

Gods of the Plague, 1970 -- 91 mins.

In Gods of the Plague, newly released ex-convict Franz slowly but surely makes his way back into the Munich criminal underworld. Fassbinder's artful and mesmerizing homage to the American gangster movie is both visually rich and dramatically understated.

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Friday, September 06, 2013

Psychology Colloquium

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Sierra Hall 322

The Psychology Department invites students and faculty to attend the following invited colloquium of the fall semester.  The speaker is Professor Steve Stroessner from Columbia University - Barnard College. 

Professor Stroessner specializes in social cognition and the affective, cognitive, and motivational factors implicated in stereotyping and prejudice. He will be giving a talk entitled "Confronting Threat When Safety Concerns are Paramount."

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Saturday, September 07, 2013

Celebration of Constitution Day

8:30 am - 11:00 am - CSUN University Club, Orange Grove Bistro

Please join us for the California State University, Northridge Celebration of Constitution Day!

The Constitution and the General Welfare:  Whose?  How?  Why?

This annual program will call attention to the controversies over what Americans expect their federal government to do in the areas of economic, social, and cultural legislation.

Panelist:

Professor James Sefton, Ph.D., Department of History, CSUN

Professor John Evans, Ph.D., Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

There is no cost for the program but RSVPs are required by Wednesday, September 4, 2013.  Please email david.matheke@csun.edu or call The Tseng College at 818-677-2270.

Parking is free and available in the G1 parking lot adjacent to the University Club.

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Image for CSUN-al Gardening: Explore What Makes an Audubon Habitat GardenCSUN-al Gardening: Explore What Makes an Audubon Habitat Garden

9:00 am - 12:00 pm - TBA
http://www.csun.edu/botanicgarden

In this time of extended drought and watering restrictions, Southern California residents are searching for lawn alternatives that don’t sacrifice visual appeal.

Drought-tolerant plantings, especially those utilizing California natives or Mediterranean-climate species, can provide color, texture, and beauty while reducing water usage and benefiting the local fauna.

California State University, Northridge's next CSUN-al Gardening Series class will explore how, by converting a yard or lawn into an Audubon Habitat, a sanctuary for both wildlife and people, homeowners can reduce water, fertilizer, and maintenance needs, and at the same time create a welcoming setting for birds, butterflies, and humans.

Speaker Alan Pollack, Audubon-at-Home Chair for the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, will share his love of wildlife and gardening. Pollack has successfully converted his own yard into a National Wildlife Federation-certified "Backyard Wildlife Habitat" site. He will answer questions about creating a garden that is attractive to wildlife, as well as humans, and conserves water.

"By using California natives and other drought-tolerant plants, homeowners can reduce not only water and fertilizer usage, but also maintenance time," said Brenda Kanno, manager of CSUN's Botanic Garden, which hosts the series. "Using these plants to convert a lawn into an Audubon Habitat will provide a beautiful, colorful setting for the family and local fauna to enjoy."

Registration for the 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.

The Cal State Northridge Botanic Garden is operated by the university's Department of Biology and serves as a field site for botany, entomology, photography, painting and other classes. In addition to outdoor landscapes and natural botanic environments, the garden also features greenhouses where noteworthy botanical specimens are grown. The garden is open to the community.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Image for Jusdeep Peace - Birthday Block PartyJusdeep Peace - Birthday Block Party

11:00 am - 4:00 pm - Matador Square (MTSQ)
https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/466376233469875/

Matador Square (between USU and Oviatt Library)

Family and friends of Jusdeep Peace openly invite CSUN's 38,000+ family to explore and expand; Jusdeep's infinite curiosity continues to bond the arts with elements of sustainability, naturopathy, social justice, spirituality, and pedagogical knowledge.

Selfless service and extreme compassion are the themes of the day articulated through Hip Hop and it's five elements: Graffiti, Emcee, Dee Jay, Breaking, and Knowledge. The able and willing can enjoy opportunities here to contribute to the long-term goals of Jusdeep's legacy. Act local think global.

Image for CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 4508D
http://www.ecs.csun.edu/ecsdean/docs/BrownBagSeriesfall2013.pdf

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

Dale Conner, Associate Professor, Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management

Amorphous Non-stochastic Cellular Structures: Processing and Properties.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Image for Writing for WealthWriting for Wealth

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - University Student Union, Lake View Terrace Room
http://www.csunalumni.com/wealth

If you have ever wondered if you could earn a living as a writer, now is your chance to find out.


Tammy debunks the myths that surrounds the writing industry, one of the fastest growing occupations, and opens the door to lucrative possibilities.

Visit the website below for more details. RSVP today!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Image for 2013 Freshman Convocation 2013 Freshman Convocation

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Oviatt Library Lawn
http://www.csun.edu/nso/convocation/

Join A Celebrating of Learning in the 2013 Freshman Convocation taking place on Thursday, September 12 at 6:00pm in the Oviatt Library Lawn. Reception to follow - food and giveaways. 

Freshman students meet at Matador Square beginning at 5:00pm.

The keynote speaker will be Edward Humes, author of Garbology, the 2013 Freshman Common Reading.

All members of the campus community are invited!

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Image for Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in CambodiaArchiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia

10:00 am - 11:00 am - Oviatt Library, Ferman Presentation Room
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/archiving-the-unspeakable/

Guest Speaker: Dr. Michelle Caswell, Assistant Professor of Archival Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA

The Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia for less than four years. In their brief but devastating rule, approximately 1.7 million people died from untreated disease, starvation, and execution. For many, the regime's brutality has come to be symbolized by a series of black-and-white mug shots taken at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, where thousands of "enemies of the state" were tortured before being sent to the Killing Fields. Based on a soon-to-be published book, this talk will trace the social life of these photographs through the lens of archival studies, arguing that these images are records first and foremost and that archival institutions are playing a key role in preserving and providing context to these records.

The Annual Kazi Nazrul Islam Lecture

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - West Valley Room, University Student Union

The Annual Kazi Nazrul Islam Lecture

"The Detective and the Poet: Why Did Kazi Nazrul Islam Court Controversy?"

Dr. Rachel Fell McDermott, Barnard College

West Valley Room, USU

For more information contact Dr. Phyllis Herman, phyllis.k.herman@csun.edu or 818/677-3925.

Sponsored by the Religious Studies Department

Dr. Phyllis K. Herman
Professor
Department of Religious Studies
Coordinator, Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Program California State University, Northridge

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CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://www.csun.edu/cinematheque

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

Whity1970 --  95 mins.

Perhaps the most iconoclastic Western ever made, Whity is simultaneously entertaining and deeply disturbing. Here Fassbinder takes on the most conventional of Hollywood genres, exposing and subverting its iconography and myths from the inside out.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Image for In Protest: the Shifting Paradigms of Collective Social ActionIn Protest: the Shifting Paradigms of Collective Social Action

Tuesday, September 17 - Friday, July 25 All Day - Oviatt Library, Tseng Gallery
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/in-protest/

Collective social action movements, whether spontaneous expressions of dissent or high-reaching attempts to change society, have been a part of American life since the nation's earliest days. Protest actions, in the form of boycotts, demonstrations, riots, property destruction, occupations, labor strikes, local activism, or works of art, have spanned the political spectrum, defined generations, and shaped our uniquely American identity.

We invite you to view items from the Oviatt Library's Special Collections and Archives that document dozens of distinct and significant social action movements over the course of the 20th century

Image for In Protest: Exhibition Opening ReceptionIn Protest: Exhibition Opening Reception

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Oviatt Library, Tseng Gallery
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/in-protest/

Please join us for a reception celebrating the opening of this year's exhibition, In Protest: the Shifting Paradigms of Collective Social Action.

Featured speakers:
Robin Abcarian, columnist for the Los Angeles Times
Richard Abcarian, CSUN emeritus professor, author, and protest movement activist

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Parking $6.00. 
For more information, call (818)677-2638.  Persons with disabilities needing assistance and deaf and hard of hearing persons needing interpreters, please call in advance for arrangements.

Women's Volleyball vs. Seattle

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball hosts Seattle!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Image for Orquesta Buena Vista Social ClubOrquesta Buena Vista Social Club

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/orquesta-buena-vista-social-club/

Featuring Omara Portuondo, Guajiro Mirabal, Barbarito Torres, and Eliades Ochoa, with special guest Robert Fonseca

Since its introduction to an international audience by American guitarist Ry Cooder, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club has become a worldwide sensation. Over a decade's worth of touring has only increased the group's enthusiasm for performing to packed houses and their sound has remained utterly fresh since the release of their debut album in 1997.

The band continues to thrive with the addition of skilled musicians and legendary Buena Vista Social Club alumni such as trumpeter Guajiro Mirabal, vocalist Omara Portuondo and laúd virtuoso Barbarito Torres, who are passionate about Cuban music. Each put their individual stamp on classic styles such as the son montuno, danzón, cha cha cha, bolero, and Cuban jazz. Talented young pianist Roberto Fonseca opens the evening with a program of deep, soulful and expressive Latin jazz notes.

Image for Discovering Israel Through Archaeology: Past, Present, FutureDiscovering Israel Through Archaeology: Past, Present, Future

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Juniper Hall 1212
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF13.html

Discovering Israel Through Archaeology: Past, Present, Future

Presented by Moshe Goldin

Moshe Goldin, a licensed Israel tour guide and former geography teacher, will speak about archaeology in Israel today.

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

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://www.csun.edu/cinematheque

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

Beware of a Holy Whore (Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte), 1971 -- 103 mins.

This autobiographical satire depicts a film crew dealing with an abusive director, an aloof star, and a financially troubled production. Beware of a Holy Whore is one of the most probing and hilarious films about filmmaking and a pivotal work in Fassbinder's career.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Image for BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSONBLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON

Friday, September 20 7:30 pm - Sunday, September 22 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre in the VPAC
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

The rock musical BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. Book by Alex Timbers, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman

Tues-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm.

President Andrew Jackson kicked British butt, shafted the Indians, and smacked down the Spaniards--who cares if he didn't have permission?  The inventor of the Democratic Party is reinvented here as one of our nation's founding rock stars. History just got all sexy pants. Directed by Garry Lennon, musical direction by Philip Matthew Park.

Image for Founder's DayFounder's Day

10:30 am - 3:00 pm - CSUN - University Student Union - Northridge Center Complex
https://www.csunalumni.com/foundersday

Join us on Founders' Day at a reunion annually honoring and reuniting former students, faculty and staff of Cal State Northridge’s Valley State days. Come celebrate the legacy of achievement and reunite with classmates and colleagues whose hearts have never left San Fernando Valley State College.

Image for Founder's DayFounder's Day

10:30 am - 3:00 pm - CSUN - University Student Union - Northridge Center Complex
https://www.csunalumni.com/foundersday

Join us on Founders' Day at a reunion annually honoring and reuniting former students, faculty and staff of Cal State Northridge’s Valley State days. Come celebrate the legacy of achievement and reunite with classmates and colleagues whose hearts have never left San Fernando Valley State College. .

Men's Soccer vs. UNLV *CSUN Soccer Doubleheader*

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Soccer hosts UNLV!

Don't miss Women's Soccer take on Tulsa following this match at 7:30 p.m.! Separate ticket is required for each contest. 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.!

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Women's Soccer vs. Tulsa

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Soccer hosts Tulsa! 

Free admission with CSUN Student I.D.!

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Image for John Mauceri with OrchestraJohn Mauceri with Orchestra

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/john-mauceri-with-orchestra/

Music in the Life of a Great City: continuing the series Verdi, Wagner and Hollywood: A Bicentennial Birthday Celebration

In the second concert of the already popular series, Music in the Life of a Great City, Grammy Award-winning conductor John Mauceri and full orchestra will present another unique collaboration, celebrating the beloved music of iconic composers Verdi and Wagner, both born 200 years ago. From Verdi's stirring Aida Overture and Triumphal Music to Wagner's exciting Ride of the Valkyries, juxtaposed with familiar film music by the great Ennio Morricone and others, Mauceri will demonstrate the deep musical influence of these composers on a Hollywood they never visited.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Women's Soccer vs. San Diego

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Soccer hosts San Diego!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.!

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Men's Soccer vs. UCLA

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Soccer hosts UCLA!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Tuesday, September 24 7:30 pm - Sunday, September 29 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre in the VPAC
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

The rock musical BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. Book by Alex Timbers, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman

Tues-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm.

President Andrew Jackson kicked British butt, shafted the Indians, and smacked down the Spaniards--who cares if he didn't have permission?  The inventor of the Democratic Party is reinvented here as one of our nation's founding rock stars. History just got all sexy pants. Directed by Garry Lennon, musical direction by Philip Matthew Park.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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Tuesday, September 24 7:30 pm - Sunday, September 29 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre in the VPAC
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

The rock musical BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. Book by Alex Timbers, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman

Tues-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm.

President Andrew Jackson kicked British butt, shafted the Indians, and smacked down the Spaniards--who cares if he didn't have permission?  The inventor of the Democratic Party is reinvented here as one of our nation's founding rock stars. History just got all sexy pants. Directed by Garry Lennon, musical direction by Philip Matthew Park.

Psychology - ABA Speaker Series

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

Psychology - ABA Speaker Series

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

Dr. Daniel B. Shabani, BCBA-D, President, California Association of Behavior Analysis presents

Verbal Behavior Analysis - The application of Skinner's functional analysis of verbal behavior (1957) has been a hallmark of early intervention for children diagnosed with autism. Numerous studies have identified a variety of useful teaching strategies, transfer of stimulus control procedures, and the independence of specific verbal operants. In putting these empirically validated findings into practice, a more thorough understanding of the variables that influence responding during language training are sometimes overlooked, particularly for children who fail to acquire conditional discrimination skills. An analysis of these variables and how they may impact verbal behavior is the focus of this presentation.

Daniel Shabani received his Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University following an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a master's degree from the University of the Pacific. Currently, Dr. Shabani is the president of the California Association of Behavior Analysis and runs a private practice in Southern California. He has authored a number of publications on assessment and treatment of behavior problems, as well as reviews of trends within the field of behavior analysis. Dr. Shabani's current research interests include the assessment and treatment of severe behavior problems, verbal behavior, and instructional design

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Image for Civil Discourse and Social Change ReceptionCivil Discourse and Social Change Reception

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Whitsett Room, SH 451
http://www.csun.edu/cdsc/

You are cordially Invited

Civil Discourse and Social Change Reception

Speakers: Dr. Harry Hellenbrand, Dr. William Watkins, Rev. James Lawson, Dr. Marta Lopez-Garza, Dr. Theresa White, and Sr. Adolfo Lagomasino.

Refreshments will be served.

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Tuesday, September 24 7:30 pm - Sunday, September 29 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre in the VPAC
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

The rock musical BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. Book by Alex Timbers, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman

Tues-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm.

President Andrew Jackson kicked British butt, shafted the Indians, and smacked down the Spaniards--who cares if he didn't have permission?  The inventor of the Democratic Party is reinvented here as one of our nation's founding rock stars. History just got all sexy pants. Directed by Garry Lennon, musical direction by Philip Matthew Park.

Image for Distinguished Visitor Speakers SeriesDistinguished Visitor Speakers Series

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Whitsett Room, SH 451

The Distinguished Visitors Speakers Series presents

"In the Mirror"

Building Social Emotional Capacity in the Lives of Young African American Children

This topic will address issues of social and emotional development in young African American children (e.g. birth to 5 years old) as it relates to mental health in the 21st century.  Key components of the lecture will include the significance of early parent-child relationships, the impact of trauma, and the effects of racial socialization.

The presenter, Vivian L. Tamkin, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health at her private practice in Pasadena, CA.  She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois Unviersity, Carbondale with a minor in Child Clinical Psychology.

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Image for CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 4508D
http://www.ecs.csun.edu/ecsdean/docs/BrownBagSeriesfall2013.pdf

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

Shahnam Mirzaei, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Image Processing Techniques on Reconfigurable Hardware

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://www.csun.edu/cinematheque

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

The Merchant of Four Seasons, 1971 -- 89 mins.

The Merchant of Four Seasons is the deeply moving tale of a fruit peddler searching for love and meaning in his life. Fassbinder's first commercial success and one of his most widely acclaimed works marks the real emergence of the celebrated Fassbinder style.

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Image for Gabriela Martinez, pianoGabriela Martinez, piano

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/gabriela-martinez-piano/

Lauded by the New York Times as "compelling, elegant, and incisive," Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez is quickly establishing a reputation and earning praise as a versatile artist who combines "panache and poetry" (Dallas Morning News) with a "sense of grace and clarity" (The Star Ledger). A winner of numerous international prizes and awards, Ms. Martinez's wide-ranging career includes world premieres of new music, live performances featured on MDR Kultur (Germany), NHK (Japan), Radio France (France), RAI (Italy), Deutsche Welle (Germany), WQXR, WNYC, National Public Radio, CNN, PBS, and 60 Minutes.

Friday, September 27, 2013

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Tuesday, September 24 7:30 pm - Sunday, September 29 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre in the VPAC
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

The rock musical BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. Book by Alex Timbers, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman

Tues-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm.

President Andrew Jackson kicked British butt, shafted the Indians, and smacked down the Spaniards--who cares if he didn't have permission?  The inventor of the Democratic Party is reinvented here as one of our nation's founding rock stars. History just got all sexy pants. Directed by Garry Lennon, musical direction by Philip Matthew Park.

Image for Emmylou Harris & Rodney CrowellEmmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/emmylou-harris-and-rodney-crowell/

KCSN Presents

In 1975, when Emmylou Harris recorded her first major label solo album, Pieces of the Sky, after the death of her singing partner Gram Parsons, she chose a song by a virtually unknown songwriter to open the album. That songwriter was Rodney Crowell, who Harris also recruited to be a guitarist and harmony singer in her backup group The Hot Band. Since that time, although they have gone their own ways professionally with great success -- both are Grammy Award-winners -- they have remained good friends. That 40-year friendship has brought them full-circle to record their debut project, the recently released Old Yellow Moon. This performance brings on stage two great artists whose contribution to American music continues to inspire musicians and fans worldwide.

Women's Soccer vs. Loyola Marymount

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Soccer hosts Loyola Marymount!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

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Tuesday, September 24 7:30 pm - Sunday, September 29 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre in the VPAC
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

The rock musical BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. Book by Alex Timbers, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman

Tues-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm.

President Andrew Jackson kicked British butt, shafted the Indians, and smacked down the Spaniards--who cares if he didn't have permission?  The inventor of the Democratic Party is reinvented here as one of our nation's founding rock stars. History just got all sexy pants. Directed by Garry Lennon, musical direction by Philip Matthew Park.

Image for Meet the Guild - Exhibition & Opening ReceptionMeet the Guild - Exhibition & Opening Reception

Saturday, September 28 - Thursday, October 10 All Day - The West Gallery (Room 201), located in the Art & Design Center at CSUN
http://www.facebook.com/csunpaintingguild

CSUN Painting Guild Presents:

MEET THE GUILD

September 28 - October 10, 2013

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 // 5 p.m.

Located at the West Gallery: Art & Design Center, Room 201 // N. University Drive (Plummer St.)

Gallery Hours: Mon - Sat: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Thurs: 12:00pm - 8:00pm. 

Contact Person: Mar Pascual

(818) 325-9259 // marie.pascual.908@my.csun.edu // csun.painting@gmail.com

Women's Volleyball vs. UC Davis

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball hosts UC Davis!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Image for The Science of Science FictionThe Science of Science Fiction

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm - Linda Nichols Joseph English Reading Room
http://sfstudies.weebly.com/1/post/2013/09/kevingrazier.html

“The Science of Science Fiction,” represents a rare opportunity to discuss the relationships between science and science fiction, research and speculation.

The event is a talk by Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D., a former research scientist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the science advisor to popular television series such as Defiance, Falling Skies, and Battlestar Galactica as well as the brand-new film Gravity.

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Image for ZumbathonZumbathon

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved/community/

Join the dance party and support a great cause. Purchase tickets for the Zumbathon for $10 at the AS Ticket Office or Ticket Master Online. All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. 

Receive door prizes and be entered into a raffle.

Communication services can be provided if requested.

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://www.csun.edu/cinematheque

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant1972 -- 124 mins.

Based on Fassbinder's original play, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant explores the lives of two women and the tortured connections of desire and power that exist between them. An audacious and stylized film of operatic emotion and astonishing visual design.

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Friday, October 04, 2013

Image for Hamlet: The Acting CompanyHamlet: The Acting Company

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/hamlet-the-acting-company/

Considered by many as the best of Shakespeare's work Hamlet dramatizes the revenge the young prince exacts for his father's murder, setting him on a journey seeking to understand his personal mortality. It vividly portrays overwhelming grief and rage while exploring themes of danger, revenge and moral corruption. Hamlet is among Shakespeare's most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature and one of his most popular works during his lifetime, still ranking among his most-performed.

Image for CSUN CinemathequeCSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

Feature Film Pre-release screening

1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story
David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place) plays the lead in 1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story, the true story of a young basketball player who suffered a catastrophic stroke as a freshman at Gettysburg College but through determination and an indomitable spirit returned to the court for one remarkable moment in the last game of his senior year. The chances of him surviving the stroke at all were bleak. The odds of him returning to the court were astronomical. Multiple Emmy nominee Beau Bridges (Without Warning: The James Brady Story, The Descendants) stars as the Gettysburg College basketball coach George Petrie and Jean Louisa Kelly (Mr. Holland's Opus, Yes, Dear) plays Cory's mother Tina, a physical therapist who became her son's partner in a long recovery.

Legendary trumpet player and six-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval, who won an Emmy for the score to the HBO film of his own life story, For Love or Country (starring Andy Garcia), composed and recorded the score for the film.

 Following screening, Q&A with James Mathers (cinematographer) and Bob Burris (producer & writer), both alums of the CSUN CTVA program.

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Saturday, October 05, 2013

Image for Hamlet: The Acting CompanyHamlet: The Acting Company

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Concert Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/hamlet-the-acting-company/view/2013-10-05

Considered by many as the best of Shakespeare’s work Hamlet dramatizes the revenge the young prince exacts for his father’s murder, setting him on a journey seeking to understand his personal mortality. It vividly portrays overwhelming grief and rage while exploring themes of danger, revenge and moral corruption. Hamlet is among Shakespeare’s most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature and one of his most popular works during his lifetime, still ranking among his most-performed.

Image for Masters of Bluegrass BandMasters of Bluegrass Band

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/masters-of-bluegrass-band/

Born out of picking parties on Del McCoury's back porch, the Masters of Bluegrass have now become one of the premier groups performing this great American art form. Acclaimed masters J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks, Jerry McCoury, Bob Osborne, and of course Del McCoury bring to the stage a passion and creative fire stoked by years of performing in modest schoolhouses to urban rock clubs.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Image for Walk-In Flu Shot ClinicWalk-In Flu Shot Clinic

11:30 am - 2:00 pm - OV 16
http://www-admn.csun.edu/ohrs/communications/2013/fall-2013-flu-clinic.pdf

Join us at a Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic, Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm in Oviatt 16, Lower Garden Level. Students, Staff, and Faculty are welcome.

This season’s vaccine provides protection against three strains of influenza viruses. The cost is only $15. View the Flu Shot Clinic flyer for more information. For availability of flu shots by appointment or future clinics, check with the Klotz Student Health Center at (818) 677-3666.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 10:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://www.csun.edu/cinematheque

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

World on a Wire (Welt am Draht), 1973 -- 209 mins.

This ahead-of-its-time sci-fi epic tells the story of a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy. Recently rediscovered and restored, World on a Wire is a satiric and surreal look at the future and a paranoid vision of the world of tomorrow.

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Speakers Series

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Kurland Lecture Hall, Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.c2speakers.com

Commerce of Creativity Distinguished Speakers Series

Scott Diener oversees Southern California's largest local television news operation, the CBS stations in Los Angeles that produce more than 70 hours of local newscasts each week.  Since Mr. Diener joined CBS in 2010, CBS 2 has increased audiences and earned its first February late news victory in 17 years.  KCAL 9 has enjoyed unprecedented success with Southern California's most-watched 10 p.m. newscast in seven of the last nine quarterly sweep periods.

Mr. Diener, a native of Los Angeles, has worked in markets across the country and earned the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award, a George Foster Peabody and an Emmy.   Please join us to learn about his career and contributions to the Los Angeles broadcast market.

 

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP at the event website by October 7.

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Women's Soccer vs. Cal Poly

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Soccer hosts Cal Poly!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.!

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Women's Volleyball vs. Long Beach State

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball hosts Long Beach State! 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Friday, October 11, 2013

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Friday, October 11 7:30 pm - Sunday, October 13 2:00 pm - Nordhoff Hall (NH) Little Theatre
http://www.csun.edu

ELEMENO PEA by Molly Metzler

Blue Collar meets upper crust in this comedy of bad manners. On Martha's Vineyard, two sisters square off in a rapid-fire social satire that connects the head, heart and funny bone is one audacious sweep. Directed by Peter Grego.

Wed-Sat 7:30, Sun 2pom.  Oct 11-12-13, 16-17-18-19-20

Psychology Colloquium

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Sierra Hall 322

The Psychology Department invites students and faculty to attend the following invited colloquium. The speaker is Professor Dave Whitney from CSU Long Beach. Professor Whitney is the current chair of the Psychology Department and conducts research within the domain of Industrial Organizational Psychology. He will be giving a talk titled, "Individuals with Developmental Disabilities & Employment." The abstract for this talk follows:

This talk will discuss several research studies focusing on employment issues for those with developmental disabilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Study 1 compares results of research examining employment expectations for adults with developmental disabilities to work expectations of case managers in a southern CA Regional Center. Study 2 examines job satisfaction and organizational commitment in a small sample of adults with ASD. Finally, Study 3 explores the potential utility of the U.S. Department of Labor's O*NET database as a tool for identifying appropriate jobs for those with ASD.

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Men's Soccer vs. UC Santa Barbara

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Soccer hosts UC Santa Barbara!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Image for John Van Hamersveld Lecture & Book/Poster SigningJohn Van Hamersveld Lecture & Book/Poster Signing

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Art Gallery (AG)
http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries

Lecture and Book/Poster Signing  1-4pm

During the last day of the exhibition entitled, Drawing Attention by John Van Hamersveld, there will be an artist lecture at 1pm. Immediately following, visitors will have the opportunity to purchase the accompanying full color, 164 page book, co-published by the artist and CSU Northridge for $30.  In addition, the full color, 308 page book entitled John Van Hamersveld:  Fifty Years of Graphic Design will be available in limited quantities for $55.

Image for Yamato: The Drummers of JapanYamato: The Drummers of Japan

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/yamato-the-drummers-of-japan/

Founded by Masa Ogawa in Japan's Nara Prefecture in 1993, the masters of the ancient art of Wadaiko drumming celebrate their 20th anniversary tour of "ROJYOH: The Beat on the Road" and present a spectacle of athleticism, precision and astounding musical expertise guaranteed to make hearts pound. "Our greatest goal is to send our audiences home after each performance with a new vitality and passion for life."

Women's Volleyball vs. UC Irvine

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball hosts UC Irvine! 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Image for Aids WalkAids Walk

7:00 am - 3:00 pm
http://studentvoice.com/csun/aidswalk2013registration

On Sunday, October 13 from 7:00AM to 3:00PM, Team CSUN will 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."

** Remember, busses that are provided on the day of the walk are limited so please take advantage of this opportunity and reserve a seat by taking the following steps…

For Students (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 stick of unused deodorant 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/aidswalk2013registration. 

 

Light breakfast will also be provided. For any questions or information contact Unified We Serve by emailing unifiedweserve@csun.edu or by calling the Matador Involvement Center at (818) 677-5111.

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Image for Mischa Maisky, cello Mischa Maisky, cello

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/mischa-maisky-cello/

Beethoven: 7 variations on a theme from Mozart's "Magic Flute"
Britten: Cello Sonata
Russian Romances: various selections

Nicknamed "Rostropovich of the Future" by the late, great Russian virtuoso, Grammy-nominated Mischa Maisky has made over 30 recordings with premier orchestras such as the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, the London Symphony, and the Israeli Philharmonic as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist during the last 25 years. Poetry and exquisite delicacy combined with great temperament and brilliant technique are Maisky's artistic trademarks and will be on full display in this evening's inspiring repertoire.

Women's Soccer vs. UC Santa Barbara *Doubleheader*

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Soccer hosts UC Santa Barbara! 

Don't miss Men's Soccer take on Cal Poly following this match at 6:30 p.m.! Separate ticket is required for each contest. 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Men's Soccer vs. Cal Poly

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Soccer hosts Cal Poly!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Image for Interpreneur or Entrepreneur?Interpreneur or Entrepreneur?

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - University Student Union, Grand Salon
http://www.csunalumni.com/october

Do you have what it takes to be an "interpreneur"? Kickstart your career with skills you already have and move up in the world! Event is free and open to CSUN Students/Alumni/FacultyParking is $6.00 in parking structure G3 (Zelzah/Prairie)

Image for GRILLGRILL

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Northridge Center, University Student Union

Fall 2013 Lecture Series

Please join this co-sponsored event which is the first in a series of events entitled GRILL (Gender, Race, Identity and the Law in our Lives)

This first event is focused on the recent Voting Rights Act decision from the Supreme Court.  Panelists include Rick Hasen, UC Irvine and Jane Junn from USC.

Panelists include:

Kareem Crayton, J.D. Stanford, Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford

Rich Hasen, J.D. UCLA, Ph.D., Political Science, UCLA

Jane Junn, Ph.D. Political Science, University of Chicago

Derek Muller, J.D. Notre Dame

This event is co-sponsored by:  The Provost, the Colleges of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Departments of Political Science, Queer Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Chicano/a Studies, Pan African Studies, Central American Studies, and Civil Discourse and Social Change, and the University Student Union

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Image for MAESTRA - A Documentary Film by Catherine Murphy MAESTRA - A Documentary Film by Catherine Murphy

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Noski Auditorium (NA 101)

MAESTRA explores this story through the personal testimonies of the young women who went out to teach literacy in rural communities across the island - and found themselves deeply transformed in the process. Based in living history, MAESTRA aims to spark contemporary dialogue, reflection, and positive social change.

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Wednesday, October 16 7:30 pm - Sunday, October 20 2:00 pm - Nordhoff Hall (NH) Little Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

ELEMENO PEA by Molly Metzler

Blue Collar meets upper crust in this comedy of bad manners. On Martha's Vineyard, two sisters square off in a rapid-fire social satire that connects the head, heart and funny bone is one audacious sweep. Directed by Peter Grego.

Wed-Sat 7:30, Sun 2pm.  Oct 11-12-13, 16-17-18-19-20

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Image for The Joy Luck Club: Plan-B EntertainmentThe Joy Luck Club: Plan-B Entertainment

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Plaza del sol Concert Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/plan-b-entertainment-presents-the-joy-luck-club/

The Joy Luck Club proudly takes the stage at the Plaza del Sol Concert Hall, and will astound the audience in a premier theatrical performance of Amy Tan's masterpiece that has topped The New York Times best-seller list for 75 weeks.  A timeless tale with universal relevance, four immigrant women and their four American born daughters follow their paths of hopes, fears and tragic pasts and explore familiar themes of family, hope, love, sacrifice, strength and wishes for a better life. "Moving moments... Beautiful..." raves Variety.

Image for 1st Annual Silent Auction & Recognition Ceremony1st Annual Silent Auction & Recognition Ceremony

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

Please plan to attend the 1st Annual Silent Auction and Recognition Ceremony hosted by the DuBois-Hamer Institute for Academic Achievement.

Auction items include Student Recreation Center memberships, baby boy/girl baskets, gift cards, and food certificates, to name a few. The purpose of the event is to honor our former Directors of DHIAA and establish seed money for the institute.

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Psychology's Got Talent

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Grand Salon, University Student Union

Psychology's Got Talent!

The Psychology Department invites students, faculty, staff, everyone to attend the 5th Annual Talent Show, Exhibit, and Silent Auction - Psychology’s Got Talent.

The doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. Suggested donations at the door is ONLY $5. All proceeds support the Department of Psychology’s Creative Endeavors Scholarship.

Thursday, October 17th 6pm-10pm, Grand Salon, University Student Union

Thank you for your support!

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CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://www.csun.edu/cinematheque

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf), 1974 -- 93 mins.

A lonely German widow meets and falls in love with an Arab man in this updated homage to Douglas Sirk's All That Heaven Allows. Here Fassbinder expertly uses the power of the melodrama to underscore the racial tensions threatening German culture.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Image for Jon Batiste and Stay HumanJon Batiste and Stay Human

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/jon-batiste-and-stay-human/

Jonathan Batiste is the founder and leader of The Stay Human Band, a modern jazz ensemble noted for its world-class music, high-energy and uplifting spirit. A talented and already well-traveled ambassador for jazz, this dapper young musician and his band have ignited the New York City music scene and is poised to take over Los Angeles, as well. The debut in our Great Hall promises to be one of the season's much talked about performances.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Image for Bernadette PetersBernadette Peters

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/bernadette-peters/

Broadway's brightest star, three-time Tony Award-winner Bernadette Peters returns to the Great Hall's stage for an exciting evening of songs from Broadway shows as well as from Grammy Award-winning albums, including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim, and others. Ms. Peters, who most recently was seen on Broadway in Sondheim's Follies and A Little Night Music and on the NBC-TV series SMASH, continues to thrill audiences nationwide. Join the inimitable actress, singer, author and humanitarian in a glamorous evening with full orchestra as only Bernadette Peters can do.

Image for More Like You Than NotMore Like You Than Not

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm - USU Northridge Center
http://csunnsslha.wordpress.com/

The CSUN National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) presents, "More Like You Than Not."  The Communication Disorders and Sciences' student group is sponsoring speakers from the film, "Wretches and Jabberers" to present and discuss the film and their struggles with autism. Both stars of the film have autism and communicate through typing. They advocate for people with disabilities and try to spread awareness about autism, communication and intelligence.  For more information, visit the CSUN NSSLHA website. Seating is limited, so RSVP ASAP.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Image for Film: The PinFilm: The Pin

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Laemmle’s Town Center 5 17200 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA 91316
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF13.html

The Pin


This new Yiddish language film is an unusual love story. An elderly religious Jewish man working in a morgue as a shomer (a person who keeps the body company until it is ready for burial) is plunged into remembering his past when the body of his long-lost first love arrives. In flashback memories, he recalls their meeting in a deserted Lithuanian barn during the Nazi invasion when both were hiding from the killing squads. Their fear and desperation turn into love and a pledge of eternal commitment -- until an unexpected intrusion changes everything. The intensity and quiet beauty of this film provoke reflection on love, forgiveness, and coming to terms with the past. 83 minutes, in Yiddish with English subtitles. Followed by Q & A with CSUN Jewish Studies faculty.

Co-Sponsored by Adat Ari El, Temple Ramat Zion, and CSUN Hillel

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

Laemmle’s Town Center 5
17200 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Image for Dancing with Monsters: Gender and the Creative EdgeDancing with Monsters: Gender and the Creative Edge

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Whitsett Room, SH 451

The Gender and Women's Studies Department, The Women's Research and Resource Center and The Office of Research and Graduate Studies Distinguished Speakers Visitors Program present:

Phenomenal Woman Lecture and Performance "Dancing with Monsters: Gender and the Creative Edge" by Maria Elena Gaitan (Chola Con Cello).

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Image for CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 1568
http://www.ecs.csun.edu/ecsdean/docs/BrownBagSeriesfall2013.pdf

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

Bruno Osorno, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Aspects of Smart Grid for Teaching and Research

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Image for Campus Sustainability DayCampus Sustainability Day

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

The Institute for Sustainability is hosting a CSUN Campus Sustainability Day event on TRASH on Tuesday, October 22 11am - 3:15pm in the USU Northridge Center.

11:00am-12:15pm: "Bag It" A film about our dirty love affair with trash followed by Q&A with a panel of experts

12:30-1:45pm: "Building a Triple Bottom Line Company: Why, how to succeed, and challenges to expect"

   -Megan Havrda, EcoAdvisory Board Chairwoman, BeGreen Packaging

"Simplicity: A shovel, a wheelbarrow and a bag of seeds"

   -Kreigh Hampel, Recycling Coordinator, City of Burbank

2:00-3:15pm: "Capitalism Must Die! Our Planet is not Expendable"

   -Stephanie McMillan, award-winning political cartoonist

11:00am-3:00pm: Bring your old ink-jet cartridges and cell phones for recycling! Sponsored by AS Campus Recycling Services

Get involved with the Thirst Project! Visit their table to find out more.

Image for Drop In/Take Ten: Speed Career MentoringDrop In/Take Ten: Speed Career Mentoring

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Library: Ferman Presentation Room
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/drop-in-take-ten/

The Bonita J. Campbell Endowment for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) invites you to its second annual speed mentoring event in the Library's Ferman Presentation Room.

Students can meet with professional engineers and scientists and participate in speed mentoring sessions from 4:00 to 6:00pm. Peggy Nelson, vice president of engineering and global product development for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector, will be the keynote speaker at 4pm.

Image for The Silk Road EnsembleThe Silk Road Ensemble

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/the-silk-road-ensemble/

This evening's eclectic performance marks the 15th anniversary of artistic director Yo-Yo Ma's internationally minded non-profit arts, cultural and educational organization The Silk Road Project, which presents performances by the critically-acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble. The iconic performance group is a collective of internationally-renowned performers and composers from more than 20 countries who collaborate on a diverse range of musical and multimedia projects. The 60-member globetrotting ensemble has performed in 105 cities, 30 countries and recorded five albums, with its most recent release Off the Map being nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album in 2011. Join us for an exhilarating celebration where "Classical music making rarely achieves this combination of spontaneity and superb craftsmanship" -- The Washington Post

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Men's Soccer vs. Cal State Fullerton

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Soccer hosts Cal State Fullerton! 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Image for Josh TurnerJosh Turner

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/josh-turner/

One of country music's most recognizable hit-makers earning numerous CMA, ACM and Grammy nominations since the release of his debut album Long Black Train, Josh Turner has sold more than five million albums and garnered four No. 1 hits, including three multi-week chart-toppers: "Your Man," "Would You Go With Me," and "Why Don't We Just Dance," a four-week No. 1 smash hit that was named the most-played song in 2010 by MediaBase, as well as the debut single "Time is Love" that soared to No. 1 on the Best of 2012 Billboard Country Chart. This evening, the sensational country superstar brings his dynamic energy to the Valley Performing Arts Center and proves he is one of the "most effective...hard-core country...performers of his generation." 

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://www.csun.edu/cinematheque

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

Effi Briest (Fontane Effi Briest), 1974 -- 141 mins.

This story of a young girl forced into an arranged marriage with an older aristocrat is adapted from Theodor Fontane's 1895 novel. Coming at the midpoint of his career, the visually stunning Effi Briest is one of Fassbinder's greatest and most acclaimed films

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Women's Volleyball vs. Hawai'i

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball hosts Hawai'i!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Richard Smith Lecture Series

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our next speaker for the Richard W. Smith lecture will be Dr. Michael Shermer. He is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientfic American, the host of the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech, and Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University. His lecture is entitled The Believing Brain: From Ghosts, Gods, and Aliens to Conspiracies, Economics, and Politics - How the Brain Constructs Beliefs and Reinforces Them as Truths. Dr. Shermer’s lecture will be on Thursday, October 24 in the Whitsett Room at 7:00 p.m.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Image for OPERA - DIE FLEDERMAUSOPERA - DIE FLEDERMAUS

7:30 pm - 7:30 pm - nordhoff Hall (NH) Campus Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

DIE FLEDERMAUS by Joann Strauss II, from a German libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genee

The Waltz King's madcap masterpiece offers a rousing evening of mistaken identities, flirtations, and light-hearted deceit. This delightful Viennese farce is filled with effervescent melodies, lilting waltzes, and a rollicking tribute to champagne. Directed by Eli Villanueva, musical direction by John Roscigno, choreography by J'aime Morrison. Sung in English

Four performances only: Oct 25-26, Nov 2-3  NOTE CURTAIN TIMES:  Fri-Sat 7:30pm, final Sun 2pm

Image for Careers in GeographyCareers in Geography

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Sierra Hall, Room 120

The Department of Geography - Departmental Lecture Series presents

Careers in Georgaphy:  Spotlight on the U.S. Census Bureau

A special presentation by

Tom Loo, United States Census Bureau.  Tom is the Program Coordinator for the Census Bureau's National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and other Populations.

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Women's Soccer vs. Long Beach State

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Soccer hosts Long Beach State!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Image for L.A. Printmaking Society 21st Nat'l ExhibitionL.A. Printmaking Society 21st Nat'l Exhibition

Saturday, October 26 - Saturday, December 14 All Day - Art Galleries
http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries

Opening Reception: October 26, 5-9 pm
Gallery Talk: October 28 10am
This important biennial event will showcase recent works from some of the most intriguing and creative printmakers working in the USA and Canada today. The LAPS 21st National program will also include workshops, lectures, guided tours and satellite shows at other venues in Los Angeles and Orange County. Printmaking in the 21st Century is having a wide resurgence that has triggered bold innovation and experimentation as well as a rediscovery of the beauty of traditional techniques of this versatile and egalitarian art form. This exhibition and its ancillary events offer a wide outlook of its richness and scope.

Image for Shanghai Ballet: La SylphideShanghai Ballet: La Sylphide

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/shanghai-ballet-la-sylphide/

One of the most famous propaganda ballets to have emerged from the Cultural Revolution, White-Haired Girl brought critical acclaim to the regional dance company in 1979. Since then, Shanghai Ballet has become one of the most pre-eminent international ballet companies in the world. Known for presenting ingenious interpretations of classical and contemporary repertoire, the ensemble under Xin Lili's artistic direction will enchant audiences with its exquisite performance of La Sylphide -- a romantic tale of a young man forever chasing an elusive, celestial being, only to encounter tragedy and heartache.

"The costumes were dazzling... Starting off in a low-key manner, the Shanghai Ballet ... built to a crescendo of rapidfire over-the-head lifts and tours en l'air at the sold-out ... Auditorium." 
-- Dottie Ashley, The Post and Courier

Will History Repeat Itself?

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Whitstt Room, Sierra Hall 451, Fourth Floor

Captain Dallas Bethea presents Will History Repeat Itself?

The First Annual History Department Distinguished Alumni Lecture

In 1988, CSUN Alumnus Dallas Bethea commanding officer of the guided missile frigate USS Gary, confronted a challenge no US naval officer had faced in more than 40 years; surface combat with an armed foe.  He will discuss this event and evaluate the possibility of a near future repeat in the Middle East or Pacific.

Captain Bethea will reflect on his 32 years in the Navy and how his time as a History major at CSUN shaped his successful career.

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Men's Soccer vs. UC Irvine

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Soccer hosts UC Irvine! 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Image for Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly LoversShanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/shanghai-ballet-the-butterfly-lovers/

The Shanghai Ballet, whose performance of The White-Haired Girl won them the Gold Medal of the Best Classical Dance Works of the 20th Century in China, has become one of the world's premier international ballet companies. Since its founding in 1979, many of the ensemble's brilliant and rising young dancers have won numerous awards in global and nationwide competitions.

Under the graceful and lyrical temperament of Artistic Director Xin Lili, the company performs one of its signature folk-infused -- The Butterfly Lovers, a classical Western masterwork that follows a young couple's ill-fated romance. Elegant choreography, beautiful costumes, expressive hand gestures and theatrical pantomime convey the story's bittersweet beauty and complement Shanghai Ballet's stunning classical technique.

Women's Soccer vs. UC Irvine

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Soccer hosts UC Irvine!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.!

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Second Annual Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics:  The Good News on Global Violence Reduction, the Bad News on America, and How Interfaith Relations Can Help Shape our Future  has been cancelled(CANCELLED)Second Annual Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics: The Good News on Global Violence Reduction, the Bad News on America, and How Interfaith Relations Can Help Shape our Future

9:30 am - 10:45 am - University Student Union, Thousand Oaks Room
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF13.html

Second Annual Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics:
“The Good News on Global Violence Reduction, the Bad News on America, and How Interfaith Relations Can Help Shape our Future” (see website for more details)


Presented by Marc Gopin, Ph.D.


Marc Gopin is the Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (CRDC), the James H. Laue Professor at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, USA, and co-owner of MEJDI, a peace tourism business that embraces the multiple narratives of indigenous peoples. Gopin has pioneered projects at CRDC in Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Palestine and Israel. He received his Ph.D. in Ethics from Brandeis University and is the author of five books.

RSVP. Please call (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve a seat.
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Jewish Studies Program
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA 91330-8415
(818) 677-3007
jewish.studies@csun.edu

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Image for Applied Behavior Analysis Speaker SeriesApplied Behavior Analysis Speaker Series

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

The CSUN Applied Behavior Analysis Speaker Series presents:

"Cliff Notes for Working with Insurance Companies and Lessons Learned in the Field"

Featuring Dr. David Adams, LPCC, BCBA-D

Working with managed health care companies can be time consuming and frustrating. It is common for many behavioral healthcare professionals to spend hours and hours on the phone trying to figure out how to become in network, check benefits for a client, obtain authorizations, and bill insurance companies. Unfortunately, most training programs in behavioral analysis do not equip students for these challenges.

Sponsored by the Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program and the Master's Program in Behavioral Clinical Psychology.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Image for Noche de Ofrende and Miccailhuitl - Dia de Los MuertosNoche de Ofrende and Miccailhuitl - Dia de Los Muertos

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Chicano House (CH), cross streets Plummer and Etiwanda
http://www.mechacsun.org/dia-de-los-muertos1.html

This year we will have a two-day celebration starting Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5pm with the Noche de Ofrenda. The Noche de Ofrenda is a time to tell stories, reflect on our time with our loved ones, share food, recite poetry, and view the altars. This is to open the event for MICCAILHUITL: Dia de los Muertos on Friday, November 1, 2013 starting at 6pm. There will be live music, Danzas, vendors, food, speakers, and elaborate altars meant to honor those who have passed. Every one of all ages is welcome to come celebrate life, whether past or present.

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Image for Distinguished Visitor's Speaker SeriesDistinguished Visitor's Speaker Series

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Northridge Center, University Student Union

The Distinguished Visitor's Speaker Series presents

Pathways to Inclusive Teaching and Learning Excellence in the 21st Century

This presentation will highlight a mixture of instructional styles, critical thinking within the context of ethnic and cultural studies, alternate approaches to epistemology, and an ongoing multicultural/multiethnic dialogue within the academy. 

Dr.  Joseph L. White will discuss the synergy created by combining four major teaching and learning strategies.  He will facilitate discovery and rediscovery of fascination with the learning process, activate internal motivation to pursue life-long learning and encourage students to actively participate in the betterment of society.

Dr. White is current professor emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine where he spent most of his creer as a teacher, supervising psychologist, mentor, and Director of ethinc studies and cross-cultural programs. 

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CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://www.csun.edu/cinematheque

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

Chinese Roulette (Chinesisches Roulette), 1976 -- 81 mins.

In Chinese Roulette, one of Fassbinder's most enigmatic films, a philandering married couple and their respective lovers are brought together for the weekend by their disabled daughter. A hypnotically stylish gothic thriller with a wicked twist of social satire.

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Women's Volleyball vs. Cal State Fullerton

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball hosts Cal State Fullerton!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors!