When Rafael Munoz recalls his time at the Layer 8 Computer Security Club at California State University, Northridge, he feels proud and thankful. In March, Layer 8 won the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, defeating seven other schools — including Stanford, Berkeley and Cal Poly Pomona. Continue reading about the Layer 8 Computer Security Club.
How do we close the graduation gap? How do we ensure students have the resources they need to succeed academically? Those are questions people in higher education — including at California State University, Northridge — have been grappling with for decades. Continue reading about CSUN’s Department of Psychology.
One night in 1991, after having dinner with friends, Harry Gamboa Jr. got into his 1966 Volkswagen Beetle, turned on the radio and heard an announcement: “Be on the lookout for a Chicano male. He is dangerous.” Continue reading about Harry Gamboa Jr..
California State University, Northridge’s commitment to students begins long before enrollment. Realizing that many CSUN students are the first in their family to attend college, university officials work with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and other community partners to assist families in preparing their children for academic success. Continue reading about CSUN and LAUSD.
The smell of fresh food wafts through the air as students in an introductory-science course quietly read through the day’s lesson. Delicately cut squares of a potato-meat dish, the day’s entree, are carefully delivered to each student’s desk. Continue reading about CSUN professor Kayla Kaiser.
Declaring a major in the humanities — whether philosophy, English, a classical language or cultural studies — often elicits a skeptically raised eyebrow from friends and loved ones, and the suggestion that the only career you’ll be prepared for is as a barista at the local coffee shop. Continue reading about CSUN professor Scott Kleinman.