Oct. 3, 2017
Volume 3, Edition 8
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Telling Evidence-Based Stories in CSUN DataJam Competition

Students are invited to participate in the campus’ first-ever DataJam, a competition which encourages graduate and undergraduate students across disciplines to manipulate, analyze and visualize data through an innovative lens.

Students in caps and gowns for graduation.

CSUN Closing the Graduation Gap

CSUN’s Office of Student Success Innovations (OSSI) uses raw numbers about student performance, as well as information about what works and what doesn’t, turning it into innovative ways to help CSUN students succeed.

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Students outdoors doing water sports at Castaic Lake.

CSUN Outdoor Adventures Throws Down Gauntlet for Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

CSUN is currently competing in the nationwide Outdoor Adventures challenge — and you can help.

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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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Woman playing a violin.


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 Students


Summer 2017 Graduation Documents Due, Oct. 6

Oct. 6 is the last day to file documents and confirm awarding of the Bachelor’s Degree for Summer 2017 graduation.

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She Started It! Public Invited to Screening of Documentary on Female Technology Entrepreneurship, Oct. 4

The documentary follows five young women over the course of two years as they travel the world to pitch to venture capital entrepreneurs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start over. President Dianne F. Harrison will give introductory remarks. A panel discussion follows with entrepreneur engineer Carolyn Casavan, CSUN biochemistry professors Karin Crowhurst and Paula Fischhaber, and USC media arts and practice professor Tania Mulry.

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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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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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Representation Matters: The Boat People from Vietnam and Refugee Policy in the late 1970s, Oct. 5

The boat people who left Vietnam in the late 1970s (most of whom were ethnic Chinese) and resettled in the United States, Canada and Australia blurred the legal distinction between “migrant” and “refugee.” Lisa Tran, professor of Modern Chinese History at CSU Fullerton, explores.

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

Jonathan Kelber, an associate professor of biology, was awarded 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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CSUN on Social Media


CSUN Athletics Director announces partnership with Dignity Health


Blooms and Biology


CSUN Students in Attendance at Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival