July 16, 2019
Volume 6, Edition 40
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HerpFest Showcases Reptile, Amphibian Research

CSUN hosted a regional gathering of herpetologists, known as HerpFest. The study of reptiles and amphibians can be underappreciated, but its impact can be global.


CSUN, NASA Train Teachers in Climate Science

CSUN is partnering with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to host workshops for K-12 teachers, who hone their tools for educating their students about sustainability.

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Three CSUN faculty members talk by poster presentations.

CSUN Recognizes Impactful Work of Principal Investigators

In 2018, CSUN’s sponsored projects brought in $3.94 million in scholarships and stipends that supported 821 students. An additional 639 students were employed on grants and contracts, collectively earning $3.23 million in wages.

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Upcoming Events

A psychedelic background and an hourglass filled with teenage items and adult items.

‘Freaky Friday,’ ‘Jason and the Argonauts’

This Week
CSUN’s acclaimed Teenage Drama Workshop summer youth theater program is presenting “Jason and the Argonauts” through July 18 and “Disney’s Freaky Friday, the Musical” through July 19.

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Young Lindsay Lohan plays twins.

AS Summer Movie Fest: ‘The Parent Trap’

July 18
After meeting at camp, Hallie and Annie realize they’re twins, separated as babies by their parents’ divorce. They swap identities, in hopes of reuniting their parents and their family.

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A red-and-black Dodgers-CSUN hat.

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 Faculty & Staff


Help CSUN Rise to No. 1 #MyTopCollege

CSUN currently sits in the top five of Forbes’ sixth annual #MyTopCollege contest, where universities compete to prove their school is the most loved in the nation. There is a chance to rise to No. 1 — but we need your help!

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‘Wizard of Oz’ Benefit Concert, Aug. 1

Watch students from CSUN’s Youth Philharmonic and CSUN’s Department of Music perform a free concert, and join a silent auction, to benefit the CSUN Food Pantry, before the free screening of “The Wizard of Oz” on the Oviatt Lawn.

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The Soraya 2019-20 Season Single Tickets

The Soraya’s 2019-20 season lineup is incredible, featuring full-length story ballets, jazz and opening night with violinist Itzhak Perlman. Single-event tickets go on sale today. Just announced: Stomp and The Fab Faux.

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Fidelity Investments Saving Workshop and Retirement One-on-Ones

Sign up to participate in a one-on-one retirement planning session on July 23, Aug. 9 or 23, or participate in the upcoming “Start Saving for the Future You” workshop Aug. 9.

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Finding Confidence in Conflict: CSU’s Got Talent Webcast, July 30

Join colleagues from across the CSU system for this webinar designed to make difficult conversations easier and give you the confidence needed to overcome fear, frustration and anxiety.

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Dave Serrano Is New Head Baseball Coach

Six-time NCAA Tournament head coach Dave Serrano was hired as the 10th head coach in Matador Baseball history.

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CSUN in the News


Want a Transit System That Actually Works? Then L.A. Needs Bus-Only Lanes

Los Angeles Times

Overlooked No More: Alum Ralph Lazo, Who Voluntarily Lived in an Internment Camp

The New York Times

Tom Hanks Calls 88.5 FM ‘Greatest Radio Station on the Planet Earth’

GMA News Online