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Professors Virginia Huynh, David Wakefield, and Emily Russell are Awarded the University Ambassadors' "Polished Apple Award"

Dr. Barbara Polland Endowment for Alternative Approaches for Discipline (CADV 451)

Did you take the course called Alternative Approaches to Discipline (CADV 451) and found it made a lasting impact? You're not alone!

Although Dr. Polland retired from CSUN back in 2008, that hasn't stopped CADV alumni who took her CADV451 course from sharing how that class has significantly helped them as a professional, parent, or human being in general. As a result, Dr. Polland decided to ensure a sustainable lifelong pathway could exist for this course; hence she started the 451 Endowment.

Read the story here in the Northridge Alumni Magazine (p38). If you want to share how CADV451 has positively impacted you, send your story to Whitney Scott ( ). 


Dr. Virginia Huynh's Study Links Even Minor Forms of Discrimination to Teen Sleep Loss

Parents and educators regularly lament the amount of sleep today’s teenagers get. Throw in overt or even subtle forms of racial and ethnic discrimination, and a good night’s sleep can become even harder for minority teens, according to a recent study by California State University, Northridge child and adolescent development professor Dr. Virginia Huynh.

The adverse effects of the discrimination can be mitigated, the study found, in teens who feel a strong sense of belonging to their school.

Read more at:

The Changing Face of Racism with Dr. Virginia Huynh

Learn about Dr. Virginia Huynh's research and professional interests in the effects of microaggressions on children and teens.

Dr. David Wakefield was awarded the University's Distinguished Teaching Award

Senior Catherine "Cat" Placencia Awarded University's Outstanding Senior Award

Senior Asya Harrison Recognized by President Dianne Harrison at Commencement