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Recent News

Oasis Wellness Center Opens

August 28, 2015

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Just a couple of years after we told you about construction plans for the Oaisis Wellness Center, this week, the Center opened its doors. The College of Health and Human Development played a significant role in establishing the Center and we're enthusiastic about this place of calm amid the sometimes hectic nature of student lifestyles.  Read more

Enhancing Student Learning and Engagement

August 21, 2015

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Topics ranging from student smoking to privacy laws will be explored by recipients of the CSUN Judge Julian Beck Learning-Centered Instructional Project grant award during the 2015–16 academic year.  The Beck grant selection committee chose projects that provide students with opportunities to actively engage in—and become responsible for—their own learning. “The Beck grant uniquely integrates the top two campus priorities: student success and employee success,” said Whitney Scott, director of faculty development and Child and Adolescent Development faculty.  Health Sciences faculty members Bethany Rainisch and Suzanne Spear are among the recipients of this grant. Read more

Showing Benefits of Exercise Through Rat Studies

July 21, 2015

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Hidden behind imposing laboratory doors, a militia of rats are lifting weights on miniaturized bench presses and running on mini treadmills. Scientists are scribbling notes and analyzing the rats’ tissue samples.This is the scientific frontier for two California State University, Northridge professors who are one step closer to understanding the benefits of exercise for humans. Kinesiology professor Ben Yaspelkis and biology professor Randy Cohen have been examining how exercise affects two different areas when it comes to the health of mammals as a whole — including humans.. Read more

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