Mar. 15, 2016
Volume 3, Edition 28
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Stewart Copeland Drums Up Score for Silent Film Classic, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

It’s fitting that music filled the earliest childhood memories for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stewart Copeland, who shared some of those recollections on the main stage at CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center where he will perform his score for the classic 1925 silent film Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ on March 16.

Soledad O’Brien

Award-winning Journalist Soledad O’Brien Addresses Race and Opportunity in America at CSUN

Award-winning journalist and TV news anchor Soledad O’Brien presented a compelling talk on “Race and Opportunity in America,” at CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center. O’Brien is one of the nation’s most well-known and respected broadcast journalists. During her career with CNN, NBC News and HBO, she has reported breaking news from around the globe and produced award-winning documentaries.

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David Nazarian

David Nazarian Kicks off Distinguished Speaker Series

Alumnus and visionary business leader David Nazarian ’82 (Business Administration) shared his success story and gave entrepreneurial insight and professional advice at the inaugural CSUN Nazarian College MBA Program’s Distinguished Speaker Series event.

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Upcoming Events

Stewart Copeland

Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ with Composer Stewart Copeland at VPAC

Wed, March 16, 8 p.m.
VPAC welcomes Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stewart Copeland from The Police. His current muse, the 1925 silent film Ben Hur: A Tale of The Christ, remains a classic in the silent film genre, and he’s joined by the Pacific Symphony Orchestra to perform the score that Copeland wrote for the film.

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CSUN baseball player

Baseball vs. Houston Baptist

Sat, March 19, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The CSUN Baseball team looks to continue its great season in a doubleheader against Houston Baptist at the Matador Field. The first 35 fans to attend the 11 a.m. game will receive a free CSUN hat.

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Women Comics of Color

Women Comics of Color: A Panel of Comic Artists

Wed, March 30, 1 p.m.
Award-winning writers, producers and comic artists the Gibbs sisters and MariNaomi will be speaking at CSUN.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


STEAMING It Up At Home: Fun ways to engage your children in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math Learning

Join us as we explore how you can help your toddler-elementary school-aged child learn about science, technology, engineering, the arts and math while you go about your life, shop, run errands, clean house, cook meals and much more.

Terry Piper Lecture Series: Making “Race Talk” a Routine Practice on College Campuses

Estela Bensimon, a distinguished professor of higher education at the USC Rossier School of Education and co-director of the Center for Urban Education, will present a compelling framework that has enabled colleges across the country to engage in a campuswide process of self-reflection regarding race, equity and student success.

CSUN Sports Network Adds Baseball and Softball Video Stream

Can’t make it to all the games? The CSUN Sports Network will stream nine live baseball and softball games for free on


CSUN in the News


CSUN Scientist Says “The Big One” Could Be More Devastating For Region Than Originally Thought

CBS Los Angeles

CSUN Among Universities Challenging Students to Read Good Books

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Stewart Copeland On The Police and Composing Ben-Hur