Sept. 3, 2019
Volume 7, Edition 3
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$19M Grant Creates Biomedical Career Paths

In an extension of the largest grant project in university history, CSUN received $19 million from the National Institutes of Health for the BUILD PODER program, which creates opportunities for traditionally underrepresented and underserved students pursuing the biomedical field.

An actor playing Frankenstein's monster.

‘Frankenstein’ Comes to Life with Professor’s Costumes 

Theatre professor Garry Lennon created costumes for Pasadena theatre A Noise Within’s production of “Frankenstein,” the stage version of Mary Shelley’s electrifying tale of a creature cast away by his creator into a hostile world. Performances run through Sept. 8.

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Dianne F. Harrison, wearing a CSUN hat and sunglasses, takes a selfie with a student.

President’s Picnic Gets the Party (and the Academic Year) Started

With free food, cold drinks, party music and fun games, CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison welcomed students for the fall semester.

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Upcoming Events

Close-up on faces of two young men in motorcycle helmets look at each other.

‘North Sea Texas’ at the Cinematheque

Sept. 4, 7 p.m.
In this Belgian film, part of the 21st Century LGBTQ Cinema series, a teenage boy’s search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby.

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Split image: Alexis White and Giovanni Aguilar each maneuver with a soccer ball.

Soccer Doubleheader

Sept. 6 
The CSUN soccer teams open their home schedules. The first 200 fans for the women’s match against Kansas State at 5 p.m. receive a free T-shirt; the men take on Utah Valley at 7:30 p.m.

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Closeup of Bettye LaVette’s face

Bettye LaVette at
The Soraya

Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
The soul singer, a cult favorite in soul circles who helped birth the Blues Age of the 1960s, will perform classic hits and songs from her new album of Bob Dylan covers.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


CSU-NYC Alumni Game Night, Sept. 12

Please join the NYC Alumni Network at Clinton Hall 36 for the annual Game Night. Mere steps from Madison Square Garden, Penn Station and the Port Authority, this will be a great opportunity to network and get to know alumni in the tri-state area and enjoy a fun evening. 

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CSU Back-to-College Night in D.C., Sept. 11

Join CSUN alumni in the Washington, D.C., area for a free networking event on Capitol Hill.

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Money Magazine Ranks CSUN No. 7 ‘Transformative College’ in the Nation

The ranking highlights CSUN students’ higher than expected graduation rates, earnings and student loan repayment than peers with similar academic and economic backgrounds.

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CSUN in the News


Student Wins Million Dollar Screenplay Competition


Many Genes Influence Same-Sex Sexuality, Not a Single ‘Gay Gene’

The New York Times

Between Immigration Authorities and the People They Target

Columbia Journalism Review