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IMRI Appoints Brian Berger Executive Vice President of Commercial Cybersecurity

Berger earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge, and has attended Harvard Business School executive education with emphasis in strategic business marketing. He has served as the Chairman and Director of the Board for Trusted Computing Group. In addition to several sales performance awards, Berger holds seven patents in cryptographic technology. -- WFMJ -

iPayment Holdings, Inc. Appoints Robert Purcell as CFO

Purcell joined iPayment in 2012, and currently serves as the company's Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. He has held numerous executive leadership positions throughout his career, most recently with Intuit, Inc., where he served as Vice President Finance, Intuit Financial Services. Purcell also served as Executive Director, Finance-Global Operations at Amgen, Inc. and was Audit Senior, Business Assurance and Advisory Services at Deloitte & Touche. He holds a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge, and is a licensed CPA. Purcell will assume the position of CFO upon the departure of Mr. Mark Monaco, the company's current CFO, in November 2016. -- Consumer Electronics Net

Who Will Teach America’s Learning Disabled—and How?

I’m here to visit Lindsay Young’s classroom, where she is teaching a class as part of the Literate Adolescents Intervention Project. The program is a collaboration between the Los Angeles Unified School District and California State University, Northridge, where Young earned her master’s degree in special education and which is known nationally for its high-quality credentialing program for special education teachers. The day before, Lin-Manuel Miranda had announced that he would be departing from the musical he wrote based on Alexander Hamilton’s life. From the stage of Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theater every night, Miranda would sing, “I’m young, scrappy, and hungry.” Around 3,000 similarly young, scrappy, and hungry (some literally so) students attend Hamilton High, part of the 667,000-student LAUSD—the nation’s second-largest school district. About 55 percent of Hamilton students come from economically disadvantaged homes, according to LAUSD. Half of them identify as Latino and nearly one-third as black. Tickets to see Miranda’s final performances brought $20,000 on the secondary market. Here, in an unglamorous neighborhood framed by auto repair shops and Interstate 10, $20,000 covers about half a year’s salary for a new teacher. -- Yahoo! Sports

Politics Dominates the Night at Imagen Awards: "Our Vote Is Very Important"

“I can’t vote,” said Castillo, who is pursuing his master’s degree in creative writing from Cal State Northridge. “Come November, for all the DREAMers and all the 11 million undocumented in this country, our future is uncertain. This is a crucial election. Exercise your right to vote, and show that we count.” -- The Hollywood Reporter

11 don't-miss classical picks: 'Breaking the Waves,' John Adams' 70th, Philip Glass' 'Akhnaten'

Led by Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia begins a West Coast tour with the fifth symphonies of Beethoven and Sibelius in Costa Mesa, repeated the next night in Northridge and winding up in Berkeley. There at Zellerbach Hall, the orchestra will offer the same two Stravinsky pieces that opened the hall in 1968 and that, coincidentally, Salonen chose for his final concert as the Los Angeles Philharmonic music director in 2009. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa; $35-$250; (949) 553-2422; Also, Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge; $43-$85; (818) 677-3000; Also, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, 101 Zellerbach Hall No. 4800, Berkeley; $17.50-$150; (510) 642-9988; -- Los Angeles Times

Datebook: Innovative SoCal prints, cinematic video installation and portraits that examine race and class

“Karla Klarin: Subdividing the LAndscape,” at CSUN Art Galleries. The San Fernando Valley-raised artist examines some of our city’s more quotidian landscapes in a series of painted works that take sprawl and the suburban as points of inspiration. But don’t expect the cookie cutter: Klarin’s works have a way of capturing grit. Through Oct. 8. A reception will be held Saturday at 4 p.m.; an artist talk will take place Monday at 10 a.m. Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, -- Los Angeles Times

Vistas and Dreams: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Museum of the American Indian

Speakers: Steven Conn, W.E. Smith Professor of History, Miami University Philip J. Deloria, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan Ann McMullen, Curator and Head of Collections Research and Documentation, NMAI Ruth B. Phillips, Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture, Carleton University James E. Snead, Associate Professor of Anthropology, California State University, Northridge, Moderator: Frederick E. Hoxie, Swanlund Professor of History and American Indian Studies, University of Illinois -- Native Times

8 Habits Couples Therapists Say Always End A Marriage

We’re not into gender stereotyping, but experts widely agree that men tend to have more difficulty with a skill called "accepting influence," which means having an ability to understand your significant other’s perspective, even if you don’t agree with it. Experts think that guys struggle more to develop this skill because ladies tend to be more empathetic, thanks to the biological and neurological differences between the two genders. But just because it’s harder to do doesn’t mean it should be ignored. In fact, "marriages in which men don’t accept influence from their wives are at a much higher risk for divorce," says Diane Gehart, professor of marriage and family therapy at California State University, Northridge. Research from the Gottman Institute even found that when men don’t do this, their marriage has an 81 percent chance of failing. (Yikes.) But just because men are usually the ones to struggle in this department doesn’t mean the ladies get off scot-free. Men inherently want to feel understood too (it ties into their need to feel respected by their partner), so both parties should try to walk in the others’ shoes when working on a problem. -- True Viral News