Aug. 15, 2017
Volume 5, Edition 1
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CSUN’s New Alumni Association President Looks to Connect All Matadors

CSUN was a catapult for Cindy Chernow — the new president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors — to develop into a public speaker, alumni relations star and entrepreneur. Now she has taken on a greater role for her alma mater as one of its most prominent volunteers.

Young people from Dodgers RBI stand for a group photo in front of the CSUN Matador Statue.

CSUN Shows Dodgers RBI Participants That College is a Possibility

CSUN hosted more than 100 young people from the Dodgers RBI program, offering a tour of the campus and informational sessions to spur interest in pursuing a college education.

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BUILD PODER students stand for a group photo on the steps of the Oviatt library.

BUILD PODER Celebrates Two Years of Increasing Diversity in Research

BUILD PODER, a program aiming to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented students in the biomedical fields by training undergraduates in biomedical research and providing financial support, has tripled in size and empowered students to better their communities in its first two years.

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Upcoming Events

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling dance in front of the Los Angeles night lights.

Associated Students Summer Movie Fest: La La Land

Thur, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m.
See Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling perform City of Stars under the stars for this week’s AS Summer Movie Fest installment on the Oviatt Lawn.

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Nicole Thompson, former CSUN Women’s Soccer star, in a game.

Women’s Soccer vs Pacific

Sun, Aug. 20, 1 p.m.
The road to a second straight Big West championship begins as the Matadors kick off their home opener against the visiting Tigers.

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A man views an exhibit at the CSUN Art Galleries.

Full and Part (two) Art Exhibition

Mon, Aug. 28, noon
The CSUN Art Galleries present part two of an exhibition featuring artwork by 30 full and part-time CSUN faculty in the Department of Art. This exhibition provides an opportunity to view contemporary work from artists active in their respective fields. The exhibit will be held at the Main Gallery until Sept. 23.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Health Administration Alumni Chapter Networking Mixer, Sept. 22

Exchange ideas, tools and resources with professionals in the health field and lend a helping hand to the next generation of health administrators at the Porter Valley Country Club. Buy your tickets today and save.

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Attorney Networking Group, Sept. 6

Generate business relationships, share qualified referrals and work together to support, encourage and expand your circle of resources at this monthly meeting. There is no cost to attend and dinner is provided.

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CSUN to Open Legal Clinic for Students

CSUN and Southwestern Law School have joined forces to bring a pilot clinic to campus for one year, starting in fall 2017. The clinic provides citizens and non-citizens pro bono legal assistance on immigration issues.

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After Terrific Seventh-Place Finish at Formula SAE Competition, CSUN’s Matador Motorsports is Back at Work

In a summer competition that featured 110 schools from all over the world, CSUN senior mechanical engineering students finished in the top 10, ahead of UC Berkeley, USC, UCLA and more. The next crop of students are already hard at work preparing for next summer’s SAE competition.

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Picking Oranges with Purpose

Students and community members came together at the campus’ historic Orange Grove recently to pick oranges to donate to local food banks.

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CSUN Professor Signals DC Comics Superhero in Pop Culture Studies Class

CSUN English professor Charles Hatfield has enlisted Batman for the class he will be teaching this fall, Studies in Popular Culture. The class explores the Dark Knight in all media — music, TV, games, toys — giving students the opportunity to critically analyze transmedia marketing.

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CSUN in the News


Most Archaeologists Think the First Americans Arrived by Boat. Now, They’re Beginning to Prove It


Family Meal? Ancestral Humans May Have Engaged in Ritualistic Cannibalism

Scientific American

RISE-ing Above: Embracing Physical Disability in the Lab

Biomedical Beat, National Institute of General Medical Sciences