Sept. 5, 2017
Volume 5, Edition 4
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Computer Science Professor Wins Gold at Computer Olympiad

Richard Lorentz designs programs to compete against other programs in games resembling chess or checkers. He has won more than a dozen medals at the International Computer Games Association’s Computer Olympiad.

Portrait of Martin Pousson.

CSUN Professor’s Book a Finalist for PEN Center USA Literary Award

Martin Pousson is a finalist for a 2017 PEN literary award from the world’s oldest international literary and human rights organization. His novel Black Sheep Boy is the chronicle of a young gay man in Louisiana’s Cajun bayou.

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Arthur Grutman stands with Jeff Craig.

Secrets of the CSUN Bells

For more than 50 years, the CSUN carillon has serenaded the campus with melodies. But these beloved “bells” hold a secret.

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Upcoming Events

Portrait of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

Thur, Oct. 12, 8 p.m.
An intimate experience with the world-famous chamber ensemble at the Soraya (formerly VPAC). Music from Korngold, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn will be followed by a reception with the artists.

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A men's soccer player dribbles the ball.

Men’s Soccer vs San Jose State

Thur, Sept. 14, 7 p.m.
The Matadors rumble with the Spartans.

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Image of Buster Keaton.

Buster Keaton Retrospective: Three Ages and Our Hospitality (Double Feature)

Thurs, Sept. 7, 7 p.m.
The exploration of the acclaimed actor-director's work includes a free screening of these two movies at the Armer Theater.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Offers Monthly Drop-In Consultations, Sept. 7

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects invites you to drop in for one-on-one assistance with the following activities: proposal budget development, interpretation of request for proposal guidelines, Cayuse record creation, human and animal subjects protocol writing and revisions, intellectual property and drone questions, and much more.

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Commit to Be Fit Orientation, Sept. 7

Support students, meet colleagues and get fit — all in less than an hour. Join for group or individual exercise Monday through Thursday. CTBF is designed for all fitness levels and will expand your limits of strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and cardiovascular health.

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Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Period, Sept. 11-Oct. 6

During the Open Enrollment period, employees can enroll, change or cancel health, dental, vision, FlexCash, Dependent Care Reimbursement (DCRA), Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA) or voluntary fund plans. Any changes made during Open Enrollment are effective Jan. 1, 2018.

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Save Time and Money: Explore Your Transportation Options at CSUN, Sept. 11 

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join campus transportation and parking experts to learn how to save time and money by discovering CSUN’s Transit Station, Metrolink, buses, subsidies, shuttles, carpools, vanpools and bicycles. A slight adjustment in your commute has the potential of saving you hundreds of dollars each year.

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Learn About Free Employee Assistance Benefits Available to Faculty and Staff, Sept. 12

Come join us for an overview of Life Matters (CSUN’s Employee Assistance Program) and the services that can be accessed by employees and their family members via internet, a 24-hour telephone hotline and/or face-to-face meetings with consultants.

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CSUN Kicks Off Semester With Food and Laughs at President’s Picnic

With tacos and cold drinks in hand, students, faculty and staff gathered to get to know one another and start the academic year off with a sense of belonging.

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Student Recreation Center Buffs Up With More Equipment and Space

By popular demand, the SRC’s third-floor training zone is adding TRX Suspension Trainer straps, ninja grips, “turbo trainers” and more. The training zone also will have expanded space on one side of the indoor track.

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CSUN Men’s Basketball Reveals 2017-18 Schedule 

The Matadors open up the season hosting Life Pacific on Nov. 10, then tips off Big West Conference play when Hawaii comes to the Matadome on Jan. 6, 2018. Senior forward Tavrion Dawson is one of the top returners, averaging 14.1 points and 6.9 rebounds last year.

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SRC Swim Challenge

From Sept. 11 to Oct. 20, all CSUN students, faculty and staff are encouraged to swim and achieve specified milestones for the chance to win prizes and participate in great giveaways! Register to win. The more you swim, the more you can win!  

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CSUN in the News


A Checklist for New Transfer Students

U.S. News and World Report

Will Trump Dump DACA? California Schools Brace for News

Los Angeles Times

Legal Clinic to Help Immigrant CSUN Students Opens for Work

La Opinion