April 27, 2021
Volume 8, Edition 21
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CSUN’s Animated Opera Is a New Way to Experience Musical Performance

In a monumental effort unlike anything in CSUN history, 107 students from the art, music and theatre departments joined forces to present Giacomo Puccini’s one-act opera “Gianni Schicchi.” The musicians recorded their audio and video parts at home, and then animators and visual effects artists combined the recordings and created striking animated backgrounds to bring the production to life. The opera will premiere May 8 on the CSUN Opera YouTube channel.


CSUN President Discusses Equity at National Briefing on Hispanic-Serving Institutions

CSUN President Erika D. Beck discussed CSUN’s efforts to boost the success of Latinx/a/o students, on a panel of higher education leaders examining the national impact of Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The event, which included new U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, was part of a series of briefings by national nonprofit advocacy group Excelencia in Education.

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A graphic of a space helmet with an augmented reality interface reflection.

CSUN Students Join Forces with NASA to Design Next-Generation Spacesuits

Students in CSUN’s Autonomy Research Center for STEAHM (ARCS) are developing augmented-reality spacesuit information displays that could be used to assist astronauts during NASA’s upcoming Artemis mission to the moon.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Quantum Deciding with Olympia LePoint, April 28

During this special CSUN Alumni webinar, rocket scientist, author, sought-after public speaker and alumna Olympia LePoint will empower you with a discussion of her new decision-making science.

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‘The Making of The Soraya,’ April 30

Ten years after The Soraya’s opening, CSUN President Erika D. Beck and The Soraya Executive and Artistic Director Thor Steingraber will co-host an event that includes conversations with former CSUN President Jolene Koester and former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who reflect on the pivotal moments that made history in Los Angeles.

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88.5-FM to Premiere the Rock ’n’ Roll Film ‘Rockfield: The Studio On the Farm,’ May 13

Nearly 60 years ago, two brothers converted the outbuildings on their Welsh farm into one of Europe’s best-equipped recording studios, and rock ’n’ roll history was made. A nostalgic drive-in movie premiere screening of the documentary about the farm and the legendary musicians who record there, “Rockfield: The Studio On the Farm,” will take place at the Regency 16 Theaters in Van Nuys.

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Preparing for the Interview Webinar, May 6

If you’re looking for ways to develop your skills with potential employers and prepare for your job interview, this webinar will help you secure a job offer and land your dream job.

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Department of Theatre Spring 2021 Virtual Productions

“SYZYGY: The BLK Light Mixtape,” an original hip-hop, video-theatre project created by CSUN students and alumni guest artists, is available to stream April 29-May 2. The department’s virtual Spring Student Festival takes place May 6-9.

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