Oct. 18, 2016
Volume 2, Edition 10
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Feria de Educación Provides Pathway to College Success for Latino Community

In 2008, Univision and the CSU Chancellor’s office partnered to create Feria de Educación, which provides Latino families with valuable information about college preparedness. CSUN hosted this event for the first time on Oct. 15, attracting families both from the San Fernando Valley and beyond to aid young people wanting to learn about college applications, financial aid, careers through various majors and much more.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Yi Li speaking at the podium

CSUN Shines a Light on Faculty Research at Annual Colloquium

CSUN showcased a sample of its wide variety of faculty research Oct. 11 at the university’s eighth annual Research Fellows Colloquium. The annual panel event is the culmination of a yearlong faculty research fellowship funded by the Office of the Provost and administered by the university’s colleges and the Oviatt Library.

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CSUN Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, SK Ramesh, poses for a photo

CSUN STEM Program Receives Nearly $6M Grant

The CSUN AIMS2 program — a collaborative effort by CSUN and local community colleges to increase the number of underrepresented students who study computer science and engineering — has received the support of the U.S. Department of Education, awarding the program nearly $6 million over five years to expand its reach.

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Upcoming Events

women playing soccer

Women’s Soccer vs Oklahoma

Sun, Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m.
The Matador defense, led by goalkeeper Jovani McCaskill, set the single-season school shutout record. Watch them take on No. 9 Oklahoma, as the first 100 fans will receive a free CSUN hand fan.

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Youth playing in an orchestra

FREE – Youth Orchestra LA at VPAC

Sun, Oct. 23, 3 p.m.
The 45-minute program, featuring works by Beethoven, Brahms and Dvorak, will include a narrative and video component to illuminate the transformative power of music and community. Tickets are only available by visiting VPAC’s ticket office in person or by calling (818) 677-3000.

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A photograph of a chinese woman in traditional clothes

China Through the Lens of John Thomson

Sat, Oct. 22, to Sat, Dec. 10
Legendary Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson (1837-1921) set off to Hong Kong in 1868 and in the next four years he undertook several major journeys photographing regions of China. The photographs taken on these journeys form one of the most extensive records of any region taken in the 19th century.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Sustainability Day, Oct. 19

The Institute for Sustainability would like to invite you to attend Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 19 in the USU Northridge Center, from 11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Speakers will present on sustainability topics, including water, energy and social justice. To sign up for the Sustainability Center’s newsletter, The Footprint, email sustainability@csun.edu.

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Navigating the Audit Trail, Oct. 20

Join Director of Internal Audit Howard Lutwak in Oviatt 16 for a session that will provide you with a foundation of risk and internal controls by understanding how they impact our daily lives as well as our work on campus.

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Backyard Composting Made Easy, Oct. 21

Join associate professor Mario Giraldo for a tour of the CSUN Organic Garden and CSUN’s food composting operation. Whether you’re planning a garden or need to re-energize yours, you’ll take away useful information on how easy it is to begin composting and to incorporate it into your gardening.

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Workplace Violence and Surviving an Active Shooter Incident, Oct. 26

Presented by Chief of Police Anne Glavin and Associate Vice President, Human Resources Kristina de la Vega part one of this two-part workshop is designed to familiarize staff with the range of university resources available and how to activate those resources when responding to a variety of behaviors that may cause concern.

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Service on Faculty and University Committees and Boards

Faculty who would like to be considered for election or appointment to positions in faculty governance, to standing or advisory committees of the Faculty Senate, or to various all-university committees and boards are invited to complete the University Service Form. To be considered for the spring faculty elections, please submit the form by Jan. 23, 2017. For more information, call x3263 or email heidiw@csun.edu

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Alumni Association Scholarship Ceremony: An Evening of Bravery and Inspiration

It was an emotional night on Oct. 14 as recipients of CSUN Alumni Association scholarships told their courageous, inspiring stories.

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Brown Bag Series Continues to Spur Collaborative Activity in the College of Engineering and Computer Science

CSUN’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is hosting its ninth biannual Brown Bag series this fall, bringing together faculty from different disciplines across the college to share their work. The next seminar will be held at noon on Oct. 24. For more information and to RSVP, contact Kathleen Pohl at kpohl@csun.edu.

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Justice Can’t Wait: Deaf People of Color Seeking Change Through the Arts Exhibition and Events

The Department of Deaf Studies will highlight and celebrate the experiences of Deaf people of color through a series of events that will take place from Oct. 23 through Nov. 2 across the campus. Events include an art exhibition opening reception at the West Gallery, Afro Cuban Dance through ASL, Deaf Education and Families Project Family Fun Day, Deaf Jam Film and Discussion, and ASL Poetry Workshops.

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CSUN in the News


President Harrison Talks About Diversity and Inclusion on Panel at HACU Conference

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

CSUN Hosts Its First Latino Education Fair in Northridge

Los Angeles Daily News

A Primera Hora Highlights Impact on Young Latinos Through Feria de Educación (In Spanish)