June 18, 2019
Volume 6, Edition 39
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Make CSUN #MyTopCollege

Forbes’ annual #MyTopCollege contest looks to social media to rank the most-loved colleges in the nation. Placing in the top 10 the last two years, CSUN is aiming for the top slot — but we need your help.


CSUN Is a National Leader for Fulbright U.S. Scholars

CSUN was honored with the second-most Fulbright awards from among the nation’s master’s-level institutions for the 2018-2019 academic year. CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison and two professors, Joanne Scillitoe and Mintesnot Woldeamanuel, were named U.S. Scholars to travel abroad and study in their respective areas of interest.

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CSUN President Harrison and Nazarian College Dean Named to List of L.A.’s Most Influential People

For the second straight year, CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison and Chandra Subramaniam, dean of CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, were recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s LA500, a list of L.A.’s most influential people.

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Upcoming Events

Captain Marvel stands heroically with glowing hands in front of the sky.

AS Summer Movie Fest: ‘Captain Marvel’

June 20, 5:30 p.m.
Captain Marvel, an extraterrestrial warrior caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle, has recurring memories of another life as a U.S. Air Force pilot.

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Titanic Live logo on black background.

‘Titanic Live’

June 22, 7:30 p.m. 
The Soraya helps present James Cameron’s Oscar-winning classic film at the new William Rolland Stadium at Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks, with the New West Symphony orchestra and chorus performing the award-winning score live.

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A family of four wears Dodgers shirts, and three of four wear CSUN-branded LA hats.

CSUN Night at
Dodger Stadium

Sept. 7, 6 p.m. 
Spend a fun evening with fellow Matadors as the first-place Dodgers take on the San Francisco Giants. Our ticket package supports alumni programs and services and includes a dual-branded CSUN/L.A. cap.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Beyond Blockbusters, Alumnus Jeff Okabayashi Elevates CSUN Students

Jeff Okabayashi ’85 (Radio/TV Production) has worked as an assistant director on some of the most popular movies of all time, including “Avengers: Endgame.” He has drawn from that experience to give back to his alma mater.

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Public Health Chapter Fundraiser

Help the Public Health Alumni Chapter support student-related programming by purchasing an access code to the American Public Health Association Live 2018 videos. You can earn continuing education credits. Proceeds from each sale will go back to CSUN’s alumni chapter.

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Symbol of Resilience: The Life and Times of the Oviatt’s American Flag

In 2000, CSUN rededicated and reopened the rebuilt wings of the Oviatt Library, which was badly damaged in the 1994 earthquake. As a symbol of resilience, the Oviatt added an impressive 12-by-18 foot American flag.

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CSUN in the News


Nutrition Labels Aren’t Enough to Predict Diet’s Effects on Gut Microbes


The Hidden Harms of Racial Bullying

U.S. News and World Report

Raul Ruiz, Journalist and Activist for the Chicano Movement in L.A., Dies at 78

Los Angeles Times