VOL. LII, No. 4 - September 18, 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."

From the President

A personal thank you to everyone who volunteered and helped make this year's Welcome Back Picnic such a huge success for all members of our campus community.

UIB Deadline

The deadline for UIB items is Thursday at noon, but if you submit several items at once, please do so well in advance of the deadline so we can publish them all in the next issue.

Chemistry Seminar Lecture

Dr. Robert Armstrong of UCLA will speak on "Compound Diversity in Drug Development" on Wed., Sept. 27, at 4 pm in Science 2247.

Northridge Earthquake Documentary

"Epicenter U.," RTVF Professor Alexis Krasilovsky's first-hand account of the Northridge earthquake, will be screened at Laemmle's Sunset Theatre, 8000 Sunset Blvd. from Oct. 6 to 3.

Yom Kippur Observance

The Jewish religious holiday Yom Kippur will take place on the evening of Tues., Oct. 3, and all day Wed., Oct. 4. Most Jewish students will be absent from class on those days and should not be penalized for their religious observance.

Geological Sciences Lecture

Dr. David P. Whistler, curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, will give a lecture on Wed., Sept. 27, at noon in Science Court 516. The lecture, sponsored by the Department of Geological Sciences and the Geology Club, is entitled "Terrestrial Biostratigraphy, Biochronology, and Tephrochronology of the Miocene Dove Spring Formation, Red Rock Canyon."

KCSN Has Moved

Cal State Northridge's public radio station KCSN is now located in Building 11, Suites 110-113. All deliveries for KCSN should be made to Building 11, Suite 113. All phone numbers, mail drop codes and fax numbers remain the same.

fmi - Joe Inverso x3090

Women's Self-Defense Workshop

The Women's Center is offering a workshop in self-defense on Sept. 28 at 4 pm in the Santa Clarita Room of the University Student Union. The cost is $8 pre-registration, $10 at the door.

fmi - Auri Llamas x2780

Vintner's Dinner Series Begins

The University Club offers the first in a series of dinners accompanied by carefully selected wines. The first dinner is on Thurs., Sept. 28, at 6:30 pm . It features a four-course meal of Italian regional cuisine and wine. Following the dinner, wines will be available for purchase at reduced prices. The price is $35 per person. Reservations are necessary.

fmi - Tamara Seikaly x2076

Textbook Returns More Imminent

Students who still need to purchase textbooks must do so before the bookstore returns books to the publishers on Oct. 1 - NOT Nov. 1, as listed in last week's UIB. This includes textbooks ordered for the Ventura campus.

fmi - Goldyn Newell x2913

CFA Workshop

All faculty are invited to attend the California Faculty Association workshop on personnel procedures in the CFA office, Building 14, room 203. The workshop will be given twice, on Wed., Sept. 27, at 3 pm and on Thurs., Sept. 28, at 3 pm . The workshop is designed to guide faculty in the preparation of their personnel files and to answer questions about procedures for retention, promotion, and tenure.

fmi - Elizabeth Berry x2857

Grants Available for Student Projects

Faculty are encouraged to inform students that the University Corporation's Student Projects Committee is accepting student proposals for funding of innovative, unique and exploratory student projects. Guidelines and application forms are available in the University Corporation's Executive Office (Bookstore Complex, second floor). The proposals should be submitted to the University Corporation office by Nov. 15.

fmi - Liz Kioussis x2906

Stop Smoking Program

University Counseling Services will offer a free Stop Smoking program. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions, which take place on Wednesdays from Oct. 11 through Nov. 15 at 5-6:30 pm in the University Park Apartments, Building 14, 4th floor. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

fmi - Kathleen Fritchey x2366

Web Questions Answered

If you have questions about purchasing or using Web software, contact the Technology Support Group in the University Technology Center (formerly the Networking or Technology Group of the Computer Center) at x3966.

Faculty Senate Seeks Parliamentarian

The Faculty Senate office is seeking a Faculty Senate Parliamentarian for the 1995-96 term. The Faculty Senate meetings are held once a month on Thursday at 2 pm. Familiarity with Roberts' Rules of Order is helpful. Interested faculty are urged to apply.

fmi - Nancy J. Owens x3263

Scholarships and Fellowships for Study Abroad

Undergraduates at all class years and graduate students are encouraged to apply for the National Security Education Program undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships. These grants support language and culture studies abroad in countries outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Awards are for a minimum of one academic term, but proposals for one academic year are preferred. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and also Cal State Northridge matriculated students. The campus deadline for application submittal is Jan. 8, 1996, at 5 pm in the Graduate Studies Office, Academic Affairs Dome, #706.

fmi - Tom Spencer-Walters x2138


The Presidential Advisory Board on Non-discrimination and Affirmative Action (PABNAA) is soliciting nominations, including self-nominations, for faculty, staff, students, and retired faculty and staff to serve on the newly formed Committee to Receive Allegations of Discrimination and Harassment (CRADH) and on the Panel of Facilitators and Advocates (PFA). The CRADH, a standing committee of PABNAA, is responsible for hearing allegations of racial and other forms of discrimination and harassment, and will emphasize informal methods of allegation resolution. Facilitators will hear and resolve such allegations. Advocates will assist students and employees with formal complaints. Facilitators and advocates will be trained in conflict resolution and issues of discrimination, harassment and diversity.

Nominations should be delivered to the Office of Affirmative Action Programs, Mail Drop 8208 or Building 13, Room 109, or e-mailed to dpaaske@huey.csun.edu by Oct. 20, 5 pm.

fmi - Jeanette Mann x2077

General Education Workgroup

The GE Workgroup on Global, Multicultural, and Ethical Understandings of the World will meet on Tues., Sept. 26, from 2-4 pm in HH 1160.

fmi - Bee Colman or Dick Falk x2242 or x3086

Discrimination and Harassment Procedures Approved

President Wilson approved the document "Procedures for Reporting and Resolving Incidents of Discrimination and Harassment" on Sept. 1. The procedures are intended to aid in implementing Cal State Northridge's "Policy on Campus Community and Cultural Diversity," which affirms the university's commitment to mutual respect toward all members of the university community. Copies of the procedures are available at the Affirmative Action Office, Building 13, Room 109, and on the university's Web page under University Relations.

fmi - Jeanette Mann x2077

The Opera Buffs in Concert

The Department of Music and the Opera Buffs present a program of operatic excerpts on Sun., Oct. 1 at 3 pm in the Recital Hall. The ensemble, directed by David Scott, will perform scenes from The Merry Widow, Daughter of the Regiment, Elixir of Love, Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Suzannah. Tickets are $6.50 general, $5 faculty/staff, $3.50 students and seniors.

fmi - Rose Mathias x3280

Wanted: English Handbell Ringers

The Music Department is looking for experienced ringers to form an all-university English Handbell Ensemble. Auditions are on Fri., Sept. 29, from 1 to 3 pm in Music 108. The first performance is on Nov. 12, in concert with the University Chorus.

fmi - Prof. Fran Ulrich x3184

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowships

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has announced the availability of predoctoral fellowships in Biological Sciences. Awards are for three years and are intended for students who have completed less than one year of graduate school. The deadline for applications is Nov. 3.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x 2901

National Research Council Grants

The National Research Council announces travel/ host grants for American scientists who plan to establish new research partnerships with their colleagues from Central and Eastern Europe and the newly independent states. The deadline for applications is Dec. 29.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x2901

NSF Visiting Professorships for Women

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the availability of visiting professorships for women scientists and engineers to undertake major research and teaching at a host institution. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree, be currently employed by a U.S. academic institution, and not have a salaried position with the proposed host institution. The deadline for applications is Nov. 15.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x2901

NSF Laboratory Improvement Program

The National Science Foundation has announced a program to match grants for equipment needed to conduct innovative laboratory courses for undergraduates. Support for a small number of more general laboratory development projects is also available. The deadline for applications is Nov. 14.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x2901

Aerobics Offered by ASREC

Associated Student Recreation offers a variety of weekly aerobic classes for faculty, staff, and students.

fmi - Patty Melody x3604

USDE Minority Teacher's Program

The Department of Education has announced funding for programs that will recruit and train minority teachers for elementary and secondary schools. Funds are also available for programs that encourage 7th-12th grade minority students to prepare for careers in education. The applications are available on Oct. 2; the application deadline is Nov. 17.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x 2901

New Cultural Program

The first meeting of a new cultural program, "Discover, Inquire, and Grow in Los Angeles" (DIG LA), will take place on Wed., Sept. 27, from 3 to 4 pm in the Ventura Room of the University Student Union. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

fmi - Vicki or Marta x2393


The United States Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) has announced the availability of funds for dynamic projects that represent improvement upon or an important departure from existing practices for learner-centered education improvements. The deadline for applications is Oct. 18.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x 2901

U.S.-Israel Research Program

The United States-Israel Bination Science Foundation has announced the availability of funding for cooperative research projects in the areas of Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Energy and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The deadline for applications is Nov. 15.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x 2901

NSF Career Program

The National Science Foundation has announced availability for funds for research and education in science and engineering through the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program. The program support junior faculty within the context of their overall career development. Deadlines for applications vary per field: Oct. 17: Computer and Information, Science and Engineering; Education and Human Resources; Engineering; Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Dec. 15: Biological Sciences; Geosciences; Office of Polar Programs; Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x 2901

Leadership and Public Speaking Workshops

The Leadership Institute is currently offering free student workshops on leadership and public speaking. The Effective Leadership Techniques Workshop will be offered twice, on Sept. 26 from noon to 1:30 pm in the Balboa Room of the University Student Union (USU), and on Sept. 27 from 5:30 to 7 pm in the Burbank Room of the USU. The Public Speaking Workshop will be offered twice, on Oct. 10 from noon to 1:30 pm in the Agoura Room of the USU and on Oct. 11 from 5:30 to 7 pm in the Santa Monica Room of the USU. The institute will present a series of workshops throughout the 1995-96 academic year.

fmi - Colleen or Jennifer x2393

Applied Mathematics Lecture

Mathematics Professor Ali Zakeri will begin the Applied Mathematics Lecture Series with a lecture entitled "Similarity Methods." The lecture, for the Mathematical Physics Seminar, will take place today at 3:45 pm in ML 224. The talk will be accessible to advanced undergraduate students and may be of interest to faculty from Mathematics, Physics Computer Science, or Engineering. Zakeri will analyze the invariance of a partial differential equation under the action of a local Lie group of transformations; however, an understanding of these general concepts is not necessary to follow the lecture.

fmi - David Klein 407-7792

Stress Management Workshop

The University Counseling Services offers a free workshop in which students learn strategies to reduce stress and increase success. The workshop is divided into two meetings, on Thurs. Oct. 12 and Thurs. Oct. 19 from 12:30 to 1:45 pm in Building 14, 4th floor. Pre-registration is appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome.

fmi - Tamara Klumpe or Ellen Mayer x2366

Colloquium Series

The University Club announces the Lunchtime Colloquium Series, held the last Wednesday of each month at noon. Listen to a colleague speak while you enjoy lunch. This Wednesday, Dr. David Cary (Business Administration and Economics) speaks on "Driving the Alaska Passageway. " The cost is $7.95 and includes a beverage.

fmi - Tamara Seikaly x2076

Affirmative Action Homepage

In response to many inquiries, the Office of Affirmative Action Programs has created a homepage on the Web. The page contains current information of the Civil Rights Initiative, the debate over affirmative action, access to articles, references to affirmative action issues, activities on and off campus, updates, and announcements. To find the homepage, go to the university's homepage, click on Campus Services, and go to Office of Affirmative Action Programs. (Note: if your server (such as Netscape) does not open directly onto the university's Web page, go to that page, at http://www.csun.edu .

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its sympathy to Jane McIntyre (Art Department), on the death of her brother, and to Dr. Goteti Krishnamurty (Health Science), on the death of his mother.

The university also expresses sympathy to the family of Fred Garcia, who died on June 28, 1995. He is survived by his wife, Jessica Garcia (Personnel); his daughter, Irene Siegmund (Admissions); his son-in-law, Mark Siegmund (Computer Center); his son, Fred Garcia, Jr. (Public Safety); and his daughter-in-law, Linda Garcia (Public Safety).