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A fortune in the short-term: Now is the time for continuing education programs to soar

The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at California State University in Northridge has integrated third-party certifications developed by Microsoft, Google, Bloomberg, HubSpot and others into its curriculum. Since it launched the Professional Education Beyond a Degree initiative in the 2022-23 academic year, students have earned more than 1,800 third-party certifications. -- University Business

CSUN Athletes Secure Spots at 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.---CSUN's Trey Knight, Chase Mars, and David Phillips, Jr. qualify for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. Knight made it in the hammer throw, while Mars and Phillips qualified for the 200m dash. Knight excelled in the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and set a school record earlier in the season. -- BVM Sports

Scientists warn of coral reef decline due to ocean acidification

Porites reefs, say scientists Peter Edmunds and Robert Carpenter of California State University at Northridge, are among the most sensitive of all corals. Edmunds, Carpenter and Steve Doo of the University of Hawaii published results in the journal Limnology and Oceanography revealing the consequences of ocean acidification. The reefs may not be able to grow and reproduce. -- Phys.org

Pasadena Tournament of Roses to Host Free World Music Day Events

Workshop presenters will include Ping Ho, Founder and Director of Arts & Healing Initiative and Co-developer of Beat the Odds; Mike DeMenno, Manager of Recreational Music Activities at Remo, Inc. and Co-developer of Beat the Odds; Hilary Yip, Chair of Music Therapy Department at California State University, Northridge; and Cory Hills, multi-percussionist, composer, Grammy Award winning artist, and creator of Percussive Storytelling. -- Pasadena Now

Alteri Wealth Launches In California By Over $1 Billion Team

Michelle Gruber, CFP, CRPC, Founder and Managing Partner, has more than two decades of experience in the wealth management industry. With a bachelor’s degree in finance from California State University Northridge, her journey started in a commercial mortgage before she found her stride at UBS Financial Services and later Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, where she spent nearly 15 years. -- Pulse 2.0

CSUN Remembers Lecturer, Civil Rights Icon James M. Lawson

Longtime California State University, Northridge lecturer and pioneering civil rights activist, the Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., has died, at the age of 95. Lawson was a mainstay of the CSUN campus since 2010. He taught theories and practices of nonviolent activism as part of the Civil Discourse and Social Change initiative, an effort dedicated to promoting ideas of community involvement, as well as social and justice related activism. In the 1960s, Lawson was a close adviser and friend to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and traveled with him to the southern United States to train people in the ways of peaceful protests in the struggle for civil rights. -- SCV News

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