Oct. 3, 2017
Volume 5, Edition 8
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Alumnus Wins One of the World’s Top Environmental Activism Prizes

For his work over the years, especially with the East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice team, mark! Lopez received the Goldman Environmental Prize — touted as the world’s largest award honoring grassroots environmental activists.

Tom Petty portrait.

CSUN’s 88.5 FM Remembers Tom Petty

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had a lasting relationship with CSUN, and even played multiple benefit concerts on the campus in recent years.

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Alumni Scholarship recipients.

Inspiring Stories Come Together at Annual Alumni Scholarship Dinner

This yearly event brought together 14 students who shared their personal accounts of how these alumni scholarships have helped them achieve academic success.

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Upcoming Events

Women's soccer action.

Soccer Doubleheader vs UC Santa Barbara

Thurs, Oct. 5, 4 p.m.
Celebrate a pair of Big West home openers. The CSUN women play at 4 p.m. and the men follow at 7 p.m. The first 100 fans at the women’s game and the first 300 at the men’s game receive a free Matador T-shirt.

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Overhead shot of Moscow State Symphony Orchestra.

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

Thurs, Nov. 2, 8 p.m.
For three decades, this quintessential Russian orchestra has been led by conductor Pavel Kogan. They bring their powerful, emotional sound to The Soraya (formerly VPAC) in an all-Russian program.

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A violin player.


Sun, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.
TEMPO is a new-music ensemble based in Los Angeles comprised of piano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion. The group routinely performs premieres and recently composed works in addition to standard works of the 20th century.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Alumnae of Operation Chicano Teachers Make a Full-Circle Gift

Beginning this fall, two Chicana/o Studies majors whose intentions are to become social/science history teachers will each receive a $1,000 scholarship funded by this thankful alumnae group.

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CSUN Biology Professor Expands Cancer Research as Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School

The American Society for Cell Biology Minorities Affairs Committee awarded Jonathan Kelber, an associate professor of biology, a visiting professorship, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Kelber is working with Joan Brugge, one of the world’s foremost cancer researchers and director of Harvard’s Ludwig Institute.

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Host a Dinner With Seven Matadors

Your own personal success story can make a large impact on current CSUN students. Host them for a dinner at your home or at your favorite restaurant and share your journey with them.

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Gaslight, Oct. 6-15, Little Theatre in Nordhoff Hall

Bella suffers from mysterious illness, and seems to be going insane. Her husband, the suave Mr. Manningham, tries to help her, but is there more behind his actions?

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CSUN in the News


Public Universities Do Best When It Comes to Diversity

The Wall Street Journal

As Deadline Looms, Legal Service Providers Ramp up DACA Renewal Efforts

Los Angeles Times

Campuses Cautious as They Adjust to New Sexual Assault Guidelines


More Colleges Add Free Food Pantries as ‘Starving Student’ Cliche Becomes Reality

Los Angeles Daily News