May 12, 2020
Volume 5, Edition 23
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Biology Class Looks for
Vaccine Clues in COVID-19 Virus Protein

Students in David Bermudes’ biology class have turned their focus to studying the virus behind the COVID-19 global pandemic, and believe they have identified a potential Achilles’ heel. Bermudes hopes to publish this work quickly, contributing to the worldwide efforts to create an effective vaccine.


Students Present Innovative Projects as Senior Design Project Showcase Goes Virtual

Students wowed the virtual audience with 24 projects at the annual College of Engineering and Computer Science’s Senior Design Project Showcase. Projects included a drone that can save lives, a robot that can paint walls, a computer system that can control a fleet of bots, and much more.

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A graduation cap on top of a book and a diploma.

When Economy Slows, University Degrees Deliver Great Value, Experts Say

CSUN Nazarian College professors Richard W. Moore and Kenneth Chapman offer college applicants, current students and recent graduates reassurance regarding the value of a college degree in a climate of uncertainty. Degree holders are less likely to be unemployed and more likely to make more money over time, they say.

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Focus on Students


New Batch of CSUN Zoom Backgrounds Available

Jazz up your Zoom background with the latest images from CSUN — including sparkling shots of The Soraya, the Ralph Prator Fountain, the Orange Grove and the CSUN pond.

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CSUN Virtual Career Fair for Graduating Seniors, May 20

The CSUN Virtual Job Fair will bring together skilled and dedicated Matadors from myriad fields in an exciting virtual space, who are seeking seasonal, part-time and full-time career positions. Open to all majors and departments.

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Bull Ring Offers Virtual Mentorship to Student Entrepreneurs as Nazarian College Reimagines Competition

As the CSUN Nazarian College Bull Ring New Venture Competition moved online, alumni and members of the business community came together to serve as dedicated mentors and provide virtual workshops for students looking to bring their business ventures to market.

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Recent Grad Earns Prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Shawntel Barreiro ’18 (Linguistics and Chicana/o Studies), who was a Wolfson Scholar at CSUN, was selected to be part of the new cohort of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Past fellows include 42 Nobel Prize recipients.

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Virtual Tours of Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks

Dreaming of road trips, camping and vacation? Join Associated Students Outdoor Adventures for archived virtual tours of Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks — for inspiration and interactive explorations of some of our nation’s natural crown jewels. AS also offers upcoming live virtual events and tours.

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