Sept. 1, 2015
Volume 3, Edition 3
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Advancing Breast Cancer Research One Gene at a Time

CSUN biology professor Jonathan Kelber and a team of nine students are leading the pack in breast cancer research by identifying a critical cancer “support wall” gene called PEAK1. The results of their research have been published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) One journal, titled “PEAK1 Acts as a Molecular Switch to Regulate Context-Dependent TGFβ Responses in Breast Cancer.”

Tom Bradley

CSUN, Bradley Foundation Join Forces to Study LA’s Ethnic Communities

CSUN has joined forces with the Tom and Ethel Bradley Foundation to develop a unique resource for the study of the ethnic communities of Los Angeles and the sharing of their stories.

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President’s Picnic Kicks Off the New Year with Food, Music and Fun

Thousand of students got the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff outside of the classroom at CSUN’s annual President’s Picnic on Aug. 27 on Matador Lawn.

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Upcoming Events

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Women’s Soccer vs. Detroit

Sun, Sept. 6, 1 p.m.
The Matadors look to keep up their hot start against Detroit.

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Blood Wedding at VPAC

Fri, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.
A tale of lust, love and rebellion in rural Spain.

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Oviatt Library Creative Media Studio Anniversary

Wed, Sept. 22, 3 p.m.
Celebration will showcase student work.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


CSUN, Student Leaders Collaborate on New Pledging Guidelines

CSUN student leaders worked together with staff to create new guidelines on fraternity and sorority new member recruitment, intake and pledging. The guidelines, adopted by the university, seek to enact a cultural shift and embraces CSUN’s zero-tolerance toward hazing.

New Faculty Welcomed at Annual Orientation

Maryam Tabibzadeh was one of dozens of new faculty who attended the orientation Aug. 19 and 20, which made her feel like a member of the CSUN family. Her sentiments are just what the staff in the Office of Faculty Development were hoping attendees would take away from the event, along with tools — ranging from tips on creating a syllabus to helpful technology to icebreakers for getting to know their students.

FYI: Faculty and Staff

For Your Information this week features information and opportunities about Walkability Wednesdays, Freshman Convocation and Founders’ Day.


CSUN in the News


CSUN Professor Among Faculty with 'Happy Anxiety' Before Classes Begin

Los Angeles Times

CSUN Fall 2015 Classes Start

Daily News

CSUN Biology Students Help Chart the Future of Breast Cancer Treatments

Daily News