Aug. 19, 2020
Volume 8, Edition 1
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CSUN Alum Could Be America’s First ‘Second Gentleman’

Douglas Emhoff ’87, a partner in global law firm DLA Piper, is the newest potential “Second Gentleman” of the United States. He’s married to U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, who is running for vice president alongside Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Emhoff and Harris are longtime philanthropic supporters of CSUN.


CSUN Taps Creativity to Launch Historic Fall Semester

Most CSUN students won’t be on campus during a primarily virtual fall semester, but their professors are working hard to bring engaging experiences to them. Innovative lessons include video game-like simulated biology labs, at-home engineering kits, and one of the world’s first animated operas.

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Portrait of CSUN alumnus Earl Adams.

History Alum Gives $3 Million Planned Gift to CSUN for History and Theatre Scholarships

Earl Adams ’69 (History), M.A. ’79 (History) made a $3 million planned gift to CSUN, to establish endowed scholarships in the Department of History and Department of Theatre, to benefit CSUN students in perpetuity.

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Focus on Alumni & Community


Tapas and Wine Virtual Happy Hour, Aug. 27

Learn to cook like a pro with this practical, virtual cooking class. Chef Harold Avila and certified sommelier Sean Van Straatum will lead this free, interactive experience. Space is limited to 50 participants.

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‘Should I Go to Grad School?’ Webinar, Sept. 3

RSVP for this Zoom webinar, where a panel of current graduate students, a CSUN alum and members of the Office of Graduate Studies will share an overview of factors to consider about graduate school.

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CSUN ‘Open University’ Offers Fall Classes to the Public

Advance your career or learn something new through a fall class at CSUN! Choose from more than 5,800 virtual classes offered by dozens of departments. You don’t have to be a CSUN student to register. The fall semester starts Aug. 22.

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