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Celebration of Life Event for Dr. Amy Denissen

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Amy Denissen

On May 1st, 2016, the world lost a beautiful daughter, sister, teacher, academic and friend. Amy Denissen passed away after a 6 year journey with ovarian cancer.  Family, colleagues, students, and friends are invited to join together in a Celebration of Life.  Come to hear and share remembrances, take in some music, and- if you are so inclined- do a little dancing in Amy's honor. Open to all members of the campus community. Read more


Descarga Cultura UNAM

May 18, 2016

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Enjoy a poem, a short-story, or take an audio course on your way home! UNAM and CSUN would like to share with you Descarga Cultura UNAM, a podcast portal where you can listen to and download a diversity of cultural material in audio format.

Read more about Descarga Cultura UNAM.

The Ring of Inspiration

May 10, 2016

James Ring

In an 1,162-word story from the Dec. 7, 2014, edition of the Los Angeles Times, James Ring ’70 (Psychology), ’72 (Urban Studies) isn’t mentioned until the 966th word. His part in the story takes up very little real estate — just 89 words.

If you skimmed the story, you might have missed him. Read more about Jim Ring's inspiring story.

CSUN Faculty’s Research in Family Child Care Reveals Financial Struggle Among Providers Despite High Professional Value

May 9, 2016

Professor Holli Tonyan, Psychology Department

Thousands of parents in California rely on the more than 30,000 licensed family child care homes in the state to take care of their children during and after daytime work hours.

Though these providers, on average, have more than 11 years of professional experience and engage in professional development and quality improvement, a substantial number of them struggle financially, according to findings from a study led by California State University, Northridge psychology professor Holli Tonyan. Read more about Prof. Tonyan's Research.

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