Statement from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison on Recent Events in Charlottesville, Virginia
Dear CSUN Community,
Like so many of you, I continue to grapple with the events of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the blatant display of racism and violence by those who actively seek to corrode our core values of diversity, inclusion, and respect for all people.
In a time when we are forced to confront historical roots of oppression and when healing is needed most, there must be no ambiguity as to where we stand. There is no room for moral conflict when it comes to denouncing and repudiating white supremacists, including neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and other hate groups. Anything less than unequivocal condemnation is indefensible, and we should never hesitate to call out hate and bigotry — a hesitation unfortunately on clear display from the current administration. Click here to read the complete statement.
U.S. potato-grower cooperatives in the early 2000s deployed drones and scanned satellite images as they colluded to reduce the amount of potatoes grown across the country in an effort to increase their profits, according to a report by California State University, Northridge business law professor Melanie Stallings Williams. Continue reading about the U.S. potato-grower cooperatives.
Mission Accomplished: CSUN’s CubeSat Launches from International Space Station and Contributes to NASA Research
Many CubeSats are like prodigal children when launched from the International Space Station into Earth’s orbit: The miniature satellites leave home and are never heard from again. Not CSUNSat1. Continue reading about CSUNSat1.
A new chapter began in one professional volleyball athlete’s life when he retired from his athletic career to return to California State University, Northridge to get a master’s degree in computer science with an emphasis in computer security. Continue reading about Eric Vance.
In 2007, women in the United States earned 17 percent of bachelor’s degrees in engineering and 79 percent of bachelor’s degrees in education. Through programs such as Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), California State University, Northridge faculty and staff hope to encourage more girls in middle and high school to pursue majors and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Continue reading about the CSUN programs.
In 2014, California State University, Northridge professors of psychology Gabriela Chavira and Carrie Saetermoe spent many hours in Sierra Hall writing a proposal for a $22 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Continue reading about BUILD PODER.