June 9, 2020
Volume 7, Edition 25
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To Honor George Floyd, CSUN Community Calls for Change

CSUN students, faculty, staff and leadership reacted with outrage, horror and grief and called for change following the senseless killing of George Floyd. Numerous campus organizations spoke out for equality and justice and engaged in conversations to show support for Black students.


COVID-19 Is Killing People of Color at Higher Rates. CSUN Researchers Are Fighting Back.

Nationwide and on a local level, communities of color are disproportionately affected by coronavirus cases and deaths. The CSUN Health Equity and Research (HERE) Center was created in 2019 to research and address these types of issues, with the goal of improving health equity in the Los Angeles region.

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A robotic insect on a surface between two human hands. Photo: Georgijevic, iStock.

Insects Inspire Swarms of Robots for Space Exploration

Working with partners including NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Intel, CSUN mechanical engineering professor Nhut Ho, founding director of the NASA Autonomy Research Center for STEAHM (ARCS), is developing swarms of fully autonomous robots capable of planetary exploration and search and rescue in extreme environments. Ho’s work received a $538,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Focus on Faculty & Staff


CSUN Library Needs Help Documenting COVID-19

The CSUN Library needs your help documenting CSUN’s response to COVID-19. Your stories, thoughts and observations of life and community can be recorded in any format that resonates with you.

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Working Parents Mid-Morning Brown Bag, June 10

Join your fellow CSUN colleagues — who are also working on campus or remotely while parenting — for a casual online conversation about the challenges, wins and go-to resources for making it through this new life chapter.

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CSU’s Got Talent: Understanding and Overcoming Implicit Bias, June 16

Alex Madva, assistant professor of philosophy and director of the California Center for Ethics and Policy at Cal Poly Pomona, leads this interactive session exploring the social, cultural and psychological origins of intergroup biases, and the most problematic effects such biases can have in higher education and the workplace.

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Coronavirus Crossroads – Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Local Governments, June 16

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, state and local governments must respond to the global health emergency and the consequent economic downturn. Join on Zoom for a special CSUN Alumni panel including CSUN professors with experience in city and county government throughout Southern California.

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The Importance of an LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Workplace, LifeMatters Webinar, June 24

LifeMatters presents strategies for understanding diversity in the workplace and being inclusive to LGBTQIA+ colleagues.

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Campus Store Summer Stock Up Sale

The CSUN Campus Store is offering a promo code for 25% off on clothing, gifts and collectibles included in its Summer Stock Up Sale.

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