Sept. 22, 2020
Volume 8, Edition 4
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Chicana/o Studies Professor Receives Mellon Grant to Foster Climate Change Leaders

A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to CSUN Chicana/o studies professor Stevie Ruiz (second row, fourth from right) and other academics across the country will help foster a new generation of leaders who understand the connection between climate change and the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on communities of color. CSUN students and faculty members will document how overlooked communities are tackling pandemic challenges, helping shape public policy as well as future classroom instruction.


CSUN Named to Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 U.S. Film Schools

The Hollywood Reporter again named CSUN among the nation’s most competitive film schools, placing the school on the list with American Film Institute, USC, New York University and more. The publication praised CSUN’s film program for its updated facilities, excellent programming and invaluable proximity to Hollywood.

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The sun sets behind CSUN’s Sierra Tower and palm trees on the library lawn.

CSUN No. 2 Most Diverse Learning Environment, Per Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

CSUN’s learning environment remains the second-most diverse in the nation, according to the newest Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking. CSUN’s standing was based on diversity and inclusion, both among faculty and students, as well as the number of international students who study at the university.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Better Money Habits, Sept. 24

Learning how to budget early on in your career can be the key to financial freedom and success, regardless of your title and income. Join the conversation, sponsored by Bank of America, about credit and debt management tips, setting budgets and sticking to them, and building short-term and long-term savings.

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‘Sun Circle’ Black Alumni Association Mentoring, Sept. 30

The Sun Circle is a program new to CSUN hosted by the Black Alumni Association. The goal is to provide direct and ongoing mentorship to Black students in a welcoming and affirming environment. Positive discussions and activities to support success for matriculating and recent graduates will be presented at each gathering.

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Health Administration Speed Networking, Oct. 8

Come meet other Health Administration professionals and students, and learn about the chapter’s plan for this upcoming year.

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