Dec. 8, 2020
Volume 6, Edition 11
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To Preserve Joshua Trees for Future Generations, Professor Will Study Their DNA

To help stave off the potentially devastating effects of an increasingly warmer climate on the Mojave Desert’s distinctive Joshua trees, CSUN evolutionary biologist Jeremy Yoder will collect tissue samples from 300 trees across the desert. This will help identify trees that are more adaptable for future efforts to replant after fires or weather disasters.


Alumni Discuss Their Start in the Entertainment Business in Nazarian College Distinguished Speaker Series

CSUN alumni Louis Santor ’89 (Accounting), David Knoller ’86 (Theatre) and Wendy Knoller ’87 (Radio/TV Production), who have worked on projects including “The Matrix 4,” “Big Love” and “Friends,” discussed their careers in the entertainment industry. Bruce Gersh ’91 (Accounting Theory and Practice), a strategic advisor and multimedia executive, moderated the virtual Nazarian College Distinguished Speaker Series event.

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CSUN student Tracey Spann talks to a masked worker in the Student Housing area.

CSUN Dorms Still Offer Shelter to Those Who Need It Most

When public health officials ordered college dorms to limit occupancy to help slow the spread of COVID-19, CSUN leaders held out a safety net for about 250 students who otherwise wouldn’t have any place to go.

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Focus on Students


Fall 2020 Finals

Final exams will take place Dec. 9-15. Be sure to confirm exam details (such as time and format) with your professors.

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CSU Fully Online Courses

You can enroll concurrently in one fully online course per semester at another CSU campus if you meet a few requirements. Spring 2021 enrollment is now open.

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Admissions and Records Office Hours

Admissions and Records is available to take your questions about CSUN transcripts, graduation and more. Visit the Contact page for current hours and availability.

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Personal Info Module

Students can now change preferred first name and pronouns to display on class rosters through myNorthridge Portal and the SOLAR Student Center. You can also review your contact info.

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Men’s Basketball Star Lamine Diane Signs with Philadelphia 76ers

Former CSUN Men’s Basketball forward and two-time Big West Player of the Year Lamine Diane inked a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers and was invited to the team’s training camp.

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