Apr. 12, 2016
Volume 3, Edition 32
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Students Showcase Innovative Mobile Apps at Second Annual AppJam

More than 30 CSUN student teams presented their mobile apps, showcasing their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit during a high-energy event for the campus community. The creators of the winning app, Fyndit, won a cash prize and professional startup assistance.

Rodolfo Acuña

CSUN Professor Harry Gamboa’s Photographs to be Displayed at Smithsonian, Autry

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Autry Museum of the American West have acquired several photographs by CSUN Chicana/o Studies Professor Harry Gamboa Jr. for their permanent collections.

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Terry Piper Lecturer Encourages Making “Race Talk” a Routine Practice

Estela Mara Bensimon, a national expert on methods to improve equity in higher education, encouraged campus leaders at CSUN to “deconstruct” the institutional structures that prevent college campuses from making “race talk” a routine practice.

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Upcoming Events

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Education Expo 2016

Wed, April 13, noon
CSUN student teachers, graduate students, undergraduates and alumni are welcome at this free event. Meet recruiters from charter schools, school districts and other organizations.

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at VPAC

Sat, April 16, 8 p.m.
Join Aspen Santa Fe Ballet as it officially kicks off its 20th anniversary season with a program that celebrates the company’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of contemporary dance.

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Softball vs. UC Santa Barbara

Sun, April 17, 1 p.m.
Cheer on your Matadors when they take on UCSB at the Matador Diamond. In honor of Pink Day, the first 50 fans receive free Pink Ribbon T-Shirt and all fans wearing pink get $1 admission.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


CSUN Conference Provides Hands-On Interaction with Latest Assistive Technologies

Thousands of people from around the world, including Stevie Wonder and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu, gathered in San Diego to attend the 31st annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, also known as the “CSUN Conference.”

Secrets to a Ted Talk, April 14

TEDxCSUN, in collaboration with the Alumni Association, would like to invite you to “Secrets to a TED Talk,” a public speaking seminar led by CSUN alumnus, entrepreneur and public speaking extraordinaire Larry Twersky.

Help Out at Earth Day Cigarette Waste Clean-Up, April 21

As part of this year’s Earth Day celebration, Health Promotion and the Clear the Air Advocates will host a Cigarette Waste Clean-Up Day on April 21, and the CSUN community is invited to take part.

Stress Management, April 19

Join us to learn how to identify the things that stress us out and techniques for handling stress in an effective way. This workshop is open to all faculty and staff, and is facilitated by Cristina Rubino, a professor in the Department of Management.

Toastmasters International Informational Meeting, April 20

We’re looking to establish a CSUN Toastmasters chapter open to all faculty and staff. Toastmasters’ mission is to provide its members with a positive and supportive learning environment where participants can practice delivering speeches and fulfilling leadership roles, which can in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.


CSUN in the News


CSUN Matadors Enter a “Bull Ring” with Hot Business Ideas

Los Angeles Daily News

How Nature Files Its Taxas - Lizard Named After CSUN Professor

National Geographic

CSUN’s VPAC Preparing For Its First Full-Scale Musical

Time Out Los Angeles