CSUN Showcase Presentations demonstrated the University's unique commitment to meet the needs of Southern California through academic rigor, hands-on learning, applied research and service to the community. The Presentations were moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Say '81, Dean of the College of Humanities.
Learn from students and faculty how CSUN cinema students create new award-winning films, from raising capital to the final edit. The presentation will feature the deep collaboration between Hollywood's studios and the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication. Watch the trailer for Misdirection, the first place winner at the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, created by a CSUN senior student film team.
Dr. Wm. Robert Bucker is dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication, executive director of the Valley Performing Arts Center and professor of music. Before joining Cal State Northridge in 2007, Dr. Bucker served as dean of the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, dean of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and director of the education department for the Metropolitan Opera-Metropolitan Opera Guild in New York City.
Professor Jon Stahl has been a member of CSUN Cinema and Television Arts faculty since 1998, is a professional screenwriter and has worked in a variety of capacities in film and television production throughout his career. He holds an M.F.A. in Film and Television from UCLA.
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Explore how Geography students and faculty in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences are using GIS technology to map wetlands and water resources in Southern California. Download the High-Tech Hunt for Wetlands presentation (PowerPoint).
Dr. Shawna J. Dark is chair of the department of geography and director of the Center for Geographical Studies. Her research focuses on the spatial analysis and understanding of contemporary and historical wetland ecosystems. Dr. Dark has been at CSUN for nine years.
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How do we prepare students in a rapidly changing environment where society increasingly calls for solutions to global challenges in energy, transportation and healthcare, requiring innovation and collaboration among diverse teams, spanning multiple disciplines and cultures? Discover how a multi-disciplinary team of College of Engineering and Computer Science students developed an unmanned, fully autonomous robot that garnered a national championship earlier this year. Download the Intelligent Ground Vehicle presentation (PowerPoint).
Dr. S.K. Ramesh is dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, recognized for the fastest growing undergraduate engineering program in the U.S. in 2010. Before CSUN he was professor of electrical and electronic engineering at California State University, Sacramento, serving as the Department Chair since 1994.
Dr. C. T. Lin is a professor of mechanical engineering who works with his students in the fields of bioengineering, assistive technology and autonomous mobile robotics. Dr. Lin specializes in mechanism design, system dynamics and control, robotic applications in mobility and medicine, and is the director of the innovative master's degree program in assistive technology engineering.
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Hear about how an outstanding team of College of Business and Economics students is managing a $1M+ portfolio of University assets, giving them hands-on, real world experience in institutional investing. Download the Investments and Financial Planning presentation (PowerPoint).
Dr. G. Michael Phillips is a professor of finance and director of the Center for Financial Planning and Investment. Dr. Phillips has published widely in the areas of finance, economics, and statistics. His current research focuses on aspects of portfolio and investment management, particularly as related to individuals' finan¬cial planning decisions. Dr. Phillips joined the CSUN faculty in 1985. He previously taught at the University of Southern California and was an economist for the United States Department of Commerce.
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Experience how the College of Health and Human Development and the Institute for Health and Wellbeing are improving the region's health and fitness through direct service and community partnerships. Download the Collaborating for Health and Wellness presentation (PowerPoint).
Dr. Sylvia Alva is dean of the College of Health and Human Development. Before joining CSUN, Dr. Alva was associate vice president for undergraduate programs and professor of child and adolescent development at Cal State Fullerton.
Dr. Dianne Philibosian is the director of the Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing. Prior to assuming this post she served as associate dean of the College of Health and Human Development and professor of recreation and tourism management at CSUN.
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See how CSUN's clinically focused teacher education model and other intervention strategies led by the Michael D. Eisner College of Education and the College of Humanities are improving the region's schools and driving pupil achievement. Download the Improving PK–12 Education presentation (PowerPoint).
Dr. Michael Spagna is the dean of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. Now in his 20th year at the University, he has previously served as director of the College's Center for Teaching and Learning and the Michael D. Eisner Chair of Education. Before coming to CSUN, Dr. Spagna taught students with special needs, served as a demonstration teacher at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute and helped coordinate UC Berkeley's Services to Students with Learning Disabilities Program.
Ford Roosevelt is president and CEO of Project GRAD Los Angeles which provides academic enrichment, parent engagement, college access and college readiness programs that increase college attendance and preparedness for first generation college-goers.
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