Nov. 1, 2016
Volume 4, Edition 12
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Sustainability Day Speakers Encourage Latino Students to Take a Hike — with Mother Nature

Representatives from the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service (NPS) capped CSUN’s ninth annual Sustainability Day with an inspiring and candid session encouraging Latino students to consider careers with the Forest Service and NPS, and to take advantage of the public lands.

CSUN biology professor Cindy Malone

CSUN Receives $2.77 Million to Build Bridges to Regenerative Medicine

Fifty undergraduate students working with CSUN biology professor Cindy Malone will get the chance of a lifetime to conduct stem cell research alongside some of the top scientists in the country, as part of a multi-million dollar grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

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Faculty Advisors Can Help Students Stay on Track Toward Graduation With the New Registration Planner

Faculty advisors play a key role for students on their path to graduation, and now students have the new Registration Planner, available in the myNorthridge Portal and the CSUN app, to make that path a little easier. Faculty can direct students to utilize this tool, which helps students create their proposed schedule options. And qualifying undergraduate students taking advantage of the Registration Planner will be entered into a drawing for a tuition scholarship or other prizes.

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Upcoming Events

Matty the Matador mascot posing with women's soccer players

Women’s Soccer, Big West Tournament: CSUN vs. Long Beach State

Thurs, Nov. 3, 5 p.m.
The Matadors were crowned conference champions for the first time with their thrilling 1-0 double-overtime victory in their regular-season finale. Now they set their sights on the 49ers in the semifinals of the Big West Tournament.

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José James presents: Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday

Thurs, Nov. 3, 8 p.m.
José James makes his VPAC debut performing the music of Billie Holiday in a stripped down, intimate rendition of his album, Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday.

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Hansel and Gretel poster

Hansel and Gretel Opera

Nov. 3-6, various performances
The Departments of Theatre and Music bring you the final four performances of this fairytale opera based on the Brothers Grimm classic.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


George Takei Comes to CSUN

Experience George Takei, live on stage at the VPAC’s Great Hall, bringing a powerful and entertaining voice to issues ranging from politics to pop culture. You’ll hear all about his incredible journey from being wrongfully imprisoned as a child by the U.S government in its internment camps for Japanese citizens during World War II to Star Trek fame and becoming one of the country’s leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights and marriage equality.

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Register for the 2017 Faculty Retreat, Jan. 18, 2017

The deadline to register is Dec. 9. Please visit the Faculty Retreat website for information and to register. For more information, contact

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We ♥ Our Veterans Week

Celebrate our Matador veterans with We ♥ Our Veterans Week from Nov. 6 to 11. Events include a 5K Fun Run, U.S. Flag Garden Placement, Veteran Ally Workshop, Veteran’s Resource Center open house, and the CSUN Students and Veterans Party on the Plaza.

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Social Security Workshop — Nov. 2

How does Social Security affect your retirement, survivor benefits, Medicare or disability? Join Anna Roca from the Social Security Administration and learn how to maximize your benefits and understand how your Social Security and Medicare benefits will affect your retirement.

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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, contact

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Walkability Wednesday — Nov. 2

Hosted by CSUN’s Institute for Community Health & Wellbeing, Walkability Wednesdays take place from noon to 12:45 p.m. every Wednesday and feature guest speakers and walk leaders. This week, join Institute staff members Jed Mitra and Josselyne Rivas for a Pokemon GO-themed walk through campus to all the best locations to capture Pokemon.         

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Creating Family Emergency Plans — Nov. 3

Join Jenny Novak, Emergency Preparedness Manager, in this workshop style course where participants will develop family emergency plans and will be provided with information about neighborhood-level emergency preparedness. 

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Pre-Award Workshop: Grant Seeking for Success — Nov. 3

Seeking and securing grant support can play a vital role in faculty development, scholarly standing, and academic advancement. Join Grant Coordinator, Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Stefanie Friesen and Grants Officer, College of Humanities Teresa Morrison for an overview of available resources as well as tips and techniques to improve your chances for internal and external grant awards. 

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Savings Plus — Nearing Retirement — Nov. 9

If you are 5 years or less from retirement, join Joshua Hayes of Savings Plus for a discussion on maximizing deferrals, understanding common risks and investing after retirement.      

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CSUN in the News


CSUN's S.K. Ramesh: EPICS in IEEE: Working Off Grid

Renewable Energy World

CSUN Men’s Basketball Picked Third in Big West

Los Angeles Daily News

Obituary: CSUN Alumnus Ron Grant, Oscar and Emmy-winning Composer, Dies at 72

Boston Herald