Mar. 14, 2017
Volume 4, Edition 29
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CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Draws Record Crowds

More than 5,000 people gathered in San Diego for the 32nd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference – and is the largest of its kind in the world – an event that explores new technology designed to assist people with disabilities.

The second annual Bull Ring competition is underway, with the semifinals coming April 4.

CSUN Bull Ring Competition Returns to Build Entrepreneurial Spirit

The second annual Bull Ring New Venture Competition, a contest where entrepreneurial CSUN students pitch their ideas for business startups, is now in full swing. From now until mid-April, CSUN faculty mentors will help students master the art of the “pitch” for the semifinal event on April 4.

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CSUN professor Jonathan Kelber has received a $1.46 million grant to fund breast and pancreatic research.

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.

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Upcoming Events

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra is coming to CSUN on March 16 at 8 p.m.

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra at VPAC

Thur, March 16, 8 p.m.
One of Europe’s finest orchestras, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, led for more than 20 years by legendary Yuri Temirkanov, will perform the epic Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 at the VPAC.

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CSUN Softball hosts the Matador Classic March 17-20.

CSUN Softball: Matador Classic

March 17-20
Winners of five of their last six games, the Matadors will host the Matador Classic starting at 8:30 a.m. against Weber State on March 17. On March 19, head to the field early and receive free Sundae Funday ice cream before CSUN faces Quinnipiac at 3:30 p.m. They close out the Matador Classic hosting Murray State in a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. on March 20.

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CSUN men's volleyball has its senior day and regular-season home finale on March 17.

Senior Day: Men’s Volleyball vs. Long Beach State

Fri, March 17, 7 p.m.
The Matadors will bid farewell to seniors CJ Suarez and Jakub Ciesla in their home finale against the 49ers.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Communication Disorders and Sciences Chapter Luncheon

For the many CDS alumni who are attending the annual California Speech and Hearing Association (CSHA) Convention & Exhibition in Pasadena this Saturday, CSUN is having its third annual alumni luncheon.

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CSU New York/Tri-State Alumni Reception, April 6

Join fellow Matadors, President Dianne F. Harrison and Chancellor Timothy P. White at the annual CSU New York/Tri-State Alumni Reception at the exclusive and historic University Club of New York. Network and share your common bond with CSUN. We plan on filling the room full of Matadors!

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Matadors Unite in D.C., April 4

The City Club of Washington is opening its doors to Matadors in and around our nation’s capital for a networking opportunity that you can’t miss. Join fellow Matadors and President Dianne F. Harrison at the annual CSU Alumni Reception in Washington, D.C.

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Lane Ryo Hirabayashi – Executive Order 9066: Déjà Vu or Redux?

The Oviatt Library invites you to join for a buffet luncheon and presentation by Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at UCLA. Hirabayashi will revisit the events that led to FDR’s signing Executive Order 9066 75 years ago. Admission is $20.

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CSUN in the News


CSUN to Fly First Space Satellite Mission: ‘It’ll Help Get us to Mars’

Los Angeles Daily News

CSUN Geology Professor Digs into Aliso Canyon Fault

Los Angeles Daily News

Three Life-Changing Technologies at the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Institute