VOL. LII, No. 9 - October 16, 1995

The deadline for contributions to the University Information Bulletin is Thursday at noon. The bulletin will be published each Monday and as needed during the week. Submissions should be hand-carried to 9528 Etiwanda, FAXed to x4937, e-mailed to pubinfo@exec.csun.edu, or sent through campus mail to mail code 8242. Please type all items double spaced, or supply a file on disk. Direct UIB inquiries to x2130.


FYI: fmi - means "for more information."

ERC Meeting Canceled

Tomorrow's meeting of the Educational Resources Committee (ERC) has been canceled. The next meeting of the ERC will be Tues., Oct. 31, at 2 pm in President's Conference Room C.

fmi - Cheryl Spector x3431

Teleconference on Teaching Disabled Students

All faculty and staff are invited to attend an inter-active teleconference, "Educating Students with Disabilities: A Shared Responsibility," presented live via satellite on Wed., Oct. 25, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Oviatt Library, Room 5. The teleconference will be captioned. Please call by Oct. 23 to reserve a seat.

fmi - Mary Ann Cummins Prager x2391

Possibly Philosophic

George Bealer (University of Colorado) will give a lecture, "On the Possibility of Philosophic Knowledge," Wed., Oct. 25, at 4 pm in Building 15, 4th Floor Conference Room.

fmi - x2757

Lecture on World Food Problems

Fred Caparaso (Chapman University) will speak on "World Food Problems" on Mon., Oct. 16, from noon to 1 pm in Fine Arts Building 107. Admission is one donation of canned or dry food for World Food Day. Refreshments will be served at 11:30 am.

fmi - x3102

Acting Purchasing Director Named

Mary Sosa has accepted the appointment as Acting Director of Purchasing in Administration and Finance, replacing Cynthia Moore, who left to pursue her career goals. Mary's appointment is effective Oct. 16 and continues until a permanent director has been appointed.

fmi - Laura Layton x2333

Award for Project on Aging

The Association of Retired Faculty (ARF) will award $500 to an upper-division student in any discipline for an outstanding research or creative project on aging. Faculty are urged to encourage students to participate. Pick up applications in Building 14, Room 204. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 1996. Project deadline is Fri., April 5, 1996.

fmi - x7848

Geological Science Lecture

Richard C. Slade (Richard C. Slade and Associates) will lecture on "An Overview of Groundwater Contamination in the San Fernando Valley, California" on Wed., Oct. 18, at noon in Science Court 516.

fmi - Betty Queen x3541

Faculty Study Group Selects Topic

The Northridge Faculty Study Group for Intercultural Understanding has chosen its topic for the current year: "Towards a Critical Pedagogy in University Teaching." The group will read and discuss the scholarship on alternative instructional methods as well as examine ways in which the university as an institution both aids and prevents the move toward a critical pedagogy. Bill De La Torre (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) and Mark Rocha (English) lead the group of 12 faculty members.

Workshop on Writing for Publication

Mary Kay Harrington (Cal State University, San Luis Obispo) will conduct workshops to help faculty write productively despite their demanding schedules. The workshop will be given twice, on Mon., Oct. 30, from 1 to 5 pm in Sierra Hall 100, and again on Tues., Oct. 31, from 8:30 am to noon in Halsted House 1141. This hands-on workshop will give faculty opportunities to practice new writing strategies. Workshop space is limited; call the office of Graduate Studies, Research and International Programs, x2138, to sign up.

fmi - Elizabeth Berry x2857

Title Change

Don Cameron's new title is Associate Vice President, Faculty Affairs. His duties remain the same.

Lecture on the Virtual Classroom

Judith Blumenthal (Management) will speak on "The Virtual Classroom - Is This Our Future?" on Mon., Oct. 16 from noon to 1 pm in Engineering Field 638. She will talk about her experiences teaching online undergraduate and graduate courses and the benefits and drawbacks of using new technology in instruction.

fmi - Elizabeth Berry x2857

Conference on Teaching Successes

Carrie Rothstein-Fisch (Child Development) conducts a workshop, "Let's Talk About Teaching - What Are We Doing and Why Are We Doing It?," on Tues., Oct. 24, from 12:30 to 1:45 in the Speech Communication Conference Room. All faculty are invited to explore their teaching success through reflective practice, a method of uncovering new insights into teaching.

fmi - Elizabeth Berry x2857

Faculty Fellows Program

The Faculty Fellows Program has received $90,000 from the state Legislature for the 95-96 year to help state policy makers research public policy issues. The Cal State Northridge Research Office will receive requests for proposals for short-term research projects from the state Assembly, Senate, and the Governor's office and will alert interested faculty in those areas.

fmi - Research Office x2901

Interfaith Sabbath Celebration

Muslim, Christian, and Jewish students will come together for an evening of readings, informal prayer, and dinner to celebrate National Children's Sabbath on Fri., Oct. 20, from 6 to 9:30 pm at Hillel House, 17729 Plummer St. The evening includes a traditional Sabbath dinner, either chicken or vegetarian. The Children's Sabbath Program encourages a commitment to help children and families through prayer, education, service and advocacy. Dinner reservations are required by Wed., Oct. 18. The dinner cost is $7 (some subsidies are available from the sponsoring religious groups). Reservations should be made either at Hillel House or the Interfaith Office in the USU.

fmi - (818) 886-5101

Physics Colloquium

Dr. Saul Oseroff (San Diego State University) will speak on "La1-xCaxMnO3 and Parent Compounds - Are They the New Word in Magnetic Sensors?" on Wed., Oct. 18 at 3:30 pm in Music Lawn 226.

fmi - x2776

WASC Fourth-Year Report Available for Review

The university community is encouraged to review the draft of the CSU Northridge WASC Fourth-Year report, written in response to the WASC accreditation visit/report of 1991. The draft report is on file at the following locations: Oviatt Library circulation desk; Continuing Education Office; all deans' offices; Undergraduate Studies Office. Suggested substantive changes to the report must be submitted in writing to Undergraduate Students by Fri., Oct. 27. Editorial changes may be submitted in writing or phoned by Oct. 27 to Ed O'Brien, Undergraduate Studies.

fmi - Ed O'Brien x2969

Anthropological Research Grants

The Werner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research is offering grants in all branches of anthropology for the development of resources for research and scholarly exchange. The foundation particularly invites projects employing comparative perspectives or integrating two or more subfields of anthropology. Application deadline is Nov. 1.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x2901

Environmental Field Courses Offered

The School for Field Studies offers undergraduate environmental field courses throughout the world. Students earn college credit for participating in the field studies.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x2901

Fellowships Available

The American Association of University Women has announced fellowships for fields where female participation has traditionally been low and for public school teachers who are seeking to advance gender equity in the classroom. Application deadlines are Dec. 15 for the first category and Jan. 9, 1996, for the second category.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x2901

Leadership Institute Workshop

The Leadership Institute will offer a workshop on "Communication and Coaching." The workshop will be given twice: Tues., Oct. 24, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, and Wed., Oct. 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, both in the USU's Santa Monica Room.

fmi - x2393

Mathematical Physics Institute Lecture

Ali Zakeri (Math Dept.) will lecture on "Self-Similar Solutions to Partial Differential Equations" on Mon., Oct. 16, at 3:45 pm in Music Lawn 224. The lecture is interdisciplinary, with connections to mathematics, physics, and engineering.

fmi - x2721

Homecoming Open House

The Career Center will hold a Homecoming Open House on Sat., Oct. 28, from 10 am to noon in its office in the USU, Second Floor, East Wing.

fmi - x2878

Operation Sparkle

The Career Center, Students Organized for Services, and the Learning Experience Program will sponsor "Operation Sparkle" on Sat., Oct. 21.

fmi - x3260 or x2871

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its sympathy to Peter J. Fischer, Geological Sciences, on the death of his mother.