Oct. 25, 2016
Volume 4, Edition 11
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CSUN Celebrates Four Inspirational Women at the Phenomenal Woman Awards

Actress and activist Amy Brenneman, muralist Kristy Sandoval, attorney and activist Mehrangiz Kar and food justice organizer Neelam Sharma each received the honor at the 12th biennial awards reception, which is hosted by CSUN’s Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.

CSUN professor Bob Carpenter joins NASA.

CSUN Marine Biology Team Joins NASA to Study Coral Reefs of the Pacific

CSUN marine biology professor Bob Carpenter is among a team of 20 international researchers and engineers who are taking NASA on a voyage to the depths of the ocean as part of a $15 million, three-year project to go where no NASA technology has gone before.

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WOW award.

CSUN Awarded for Innovative Work in Mobile App Development for STEM Teaching and Learning

CSUN Information Technology and Faculty were awarded the WICHE Consortium of Educational Technology (WCET) Outstanding Work (WOW) Award on Oct. 13 in Minneapolis. The award celebrates the development of original apps that enhance teaching and learning in STEM fields, helping students understand topics in evolution, genes and biostatistics.

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Upcoming Events

Senior Day for both soccer teams.

Senior Day: Men’s and Women’s Soccer

Sat, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. and Sun, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.
This weekend will be the last time seniors on the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams will suit up for a regular-season home game. The men’s team, who will play UC Riverside on Saturday, will graduate seven seniors while the women’s team, playing against Hawaii on Sunday, will be graduating nine.

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Dr. Alice Dreger

Dr. Alice Dreger: The “I” in LGBTQI: Reasons to Add—and Reasons Not to Add

Wed, Oct. 26, 2-3 p.m.
Dr. Dreger is a well-known historian and activist with the intersex and transgender movements. She led, for example, the movement to stop the shockingly barbaric practice of sex-assignment (“normalizing”) surgery in infants, which up until a few years ago was standard medical treatment. Dr. Dreger has also led a life in the defense of scientific freedom. In Galileo’s Middle Finger, she reminds us that science often forces us to give up some of our most cherished moral and social beliefs.

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VPAC event.

Vote or Die Laughing at VPAC

Tue, Nov. 1, 8 p.m.
The 2016 election trail has been harrowing and hilarious. No better time to send in the clowns of political satire — Culture Clash! The boys are back in the Valley just one week before the election.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


MMC Creative Cooking and Wellness Series, Oct. 27

Presented by Marilyn Magaram Center staff, join us for an enlightening discussion about food labels, portion sizes, mindful eating, listening to your body and using technology to guide food choices.

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Fidelity One-on-Ones, Workshop and Help Desk, Oct. 28

Schedule a one-on-one with Christel Whittier, dedicated retirement planner, to discuss your retirement plans, participate in an introductory investment workshop or stop by with questions.

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Knowing and Sharing Our Success Stories: The Way CSUN SHINES, Oct. 31

Join Carmen Chandler, Director of Media Relations, and Jorge Martin, Director of University Communications, for a conversation on the richness and diversity of CSUN’s reputation. Also learn which programs built our reputation and which ones are carrying us forward.

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Get Picked: Using Conference Presentations to Raise Your Profile and Grow Your Career, Nov. 1

Join Aurora Gregory, co-author of the best-selling Get Picked: Tips, Tricks and Tools for Creating an Irresistible Speaker Proposal, who will share her expertise on how to use public speaking to grow your career, build your business or move your message so you can reach your goals. 

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Office Ergonomics, Nov. 1

Discover how you can connect with CSUN talent and hire a Matador. Post jobs and internships, recruit on-campus or review student and alumni resumes online.

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Being at Your Best: Knowing Your True Colors and How to Work with Others, Nov. 3

Ever notice that some people are detail-oriented planners while others perform at their best with minimal structure and the freedom to be creative? Join the Department of Communication Studies faculty member Bridget Sampson in a True Colors session that will allow you to understand yourself and others based on your personality and temperament. 

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Homecoming Returns to CSUN

CSUN will be celebrating its biggest welcome back to campus event in eight years when Homecoming returns to CSUN on Feb. 11, 2017. The day-long celebration will include a special Founders’ Day event, a barbecue and wine garden, reunion gatherings, musical performances, Men’s Basketball vs. UC Santa Barbara and much more.

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CSUN in the News


Oviatt Library Cited — It’s Not Too Late to Save the Stacks

Chronicle of Higher Education

Obituary: CSUN Alumus Stephen Bollenbach Ran the Numbers for Hilton, Disney, Marriott and Trump

Wall Street Journal

CSUN’s VPAC Hosts Youth Orchestra Los Angeles: L.A. Phil’s Gustavo Dudamel — Teaching Music Took These Students From ‘Nothing to Something’

Los Angeles Times