Mar. 7, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 28
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NIH Awards CSUN $1.46M to Support Cancer Research

The National Institutes of Health has awarded CSUN biology professor Jonathan Kelber and his team of graduate and undergraduate students $1.46 million over the next four years to support their ongoing research studies of the cancer “support wall” gene called PEAK1.

VARJAM is a competition students work in teams to develop projects using virtual and augmented reality technology.

VARJAM Kickoff Showcases Students’ Virtual Talents

Students, faculty and staff members gathered for the kickoff event of VARJAM, a competition where students from all majors across campus work in teams to develop projects using the latest virtual and augmented reality technology.

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CSUN alumnus and guest lecturer Matt Young was chosen for the 2016-17 Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop.

CSUN Lecturer, Alumnus Selected to Warner Bros. TV Writers’ Workshop

Matt Young, a lecturer and graduate of CSUN’s Department of Cinema and Television Arts, was one of only nine writers chosen out of more than 2,000 people who applied to participate in the 2016-17 Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop.

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Upcoming Events

The Big West Conference Tournament begins March 8 for the CSUN women's and men's basketball teams.

Men’s and Women’s Basketball: Big West Conference Tournament at the Honda Center

March 8-11
Thanks to winning nine of the final 11 regular-season games, the third-seeded Women’s team will have a first-round bye in the tournament and will play the lowest remaining seed on March 8 at 6 p.m. The sixth-seeded Men’s team will face Cal State Fullerton on March 9 at 2:30 p.m.

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Catch Rosemary's Baby at CSUN on March 9 at 7 p.m.

John Cassavetes Retrospective: Rosemary’s Baby

Thur, March 9, 7 p.m.
Horrifying and darkly comic, Rosemary’s Baby is a wildly entertaining film starring Mia Farrow as a young mother-to-be who grows increasingly suspicious that her overly friendly elderly neighbors and self-involved husband (John Cassavetes) are hatching a satanic plot against her and her baby.

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The classic West Side Story comes to the Valley Performing Arts Center on March 10 to 12.

West Side Story at VPAC

March 10-12
West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Put on by McCoy Rigby Entertainment, this drama is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


CSUN Celebrates Carol Kelly With Alumni Gathering

CSUN’s Child and Adolescent Development Alumni Chapter hosted a remembrance gathering in honor of emeritus professor Carol Kelly.

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Rad-Sci Alums: Fulfill Your Continuing Education Requirements, March 25

Join us on campus for the CSUN Radiologic Sciences Alumni Chapter’s third annual Continuing Education Workshop, where you can meet annual fluoroscopy, mammography and digital continuing education needs. Snacks and a light lunch will be served. Click the link to RSVP.

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Men’s Basketball’s Kendall Smith and Tavrion Dawson Earn All-Big West Honors

The Matadors’ top scorer and distributor, Smith received an All-Big West Second Team selection while Dawson, the team’s top rebounder, nabbed Honorable Mention.

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Women’s Basketball’s Channon Fluker, Serafina Maulupe and Eliza Matthews Earn All-Big West Honors

CSUN women’s basketball sophomore Channon Fluker has been named the 2016-17 Big West Conference Player of the Year while rookie Eliza Matthews was named Big West Freshman of the Year and junior Serafina Maulupe earned a Second Team All-Big West honors, the league office announced Monday morning.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN’s Strength United Featured as Official LA Marathon Charity


3Wins Partners CSUN Students and Communities with Health Programs


CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Helping People with Disabilities

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