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Graphene Used to Examine DNA “Blips”

California State University, Northridge associate professor of physics Henk Postma and team of researchers at CSUN have been studying the way scientists examine DNA molecules — by passing a strand of DNA through microscopic gaps in a material called graphene — and these new CSUN findings could have implications on future research. Postma and his team found that serrated edges in the graphene gaps could change the way DNA passes through those holes. -- Controlled Environments Magazine

For a more diverse Oscars, Hollywood must go back to high school - Entertainment

The program at Washington Prep helped the now 19-year-old Mariah Green land an internship at CBS, where she shadowed sitcom writers. Without the mentorship from Mowat and the other professionals, she says there's almost no way she would be at Cal State Northridge, where she has founded a student production company. -- Eastern Ontario Network Television - Canada

CSUN Awarded $880,000 to Address Obesity Rate in Canoga Park

California State University, Northridge has been awarded $880,000 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to support a project to reduce obesity rates among low-income Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education eligible populations in Canoga Park. -- AmericanTowns.com

Vice President Mike Pence addresses Republican Jews

Mati Geula Cohen, 24, a student at California State University, Northridge, was also among attendees. A self-described “right-leaning libertarian,” he told the Journal he believes “Republican Jews have heads on their shoulders…I think Trump is interesting because he is not a typical Republican.” -- Jewish Journal

Bill Russell Leaves Lasting Impact on Kings

“It was always just sort of surreal in some ways because I grew up watching Bill play,” said Theus, now the head basketball coach at Cal State Northridge. “Being a student of the game, I go back to (watching him on) ‘NBA Action’ when I was in junior high school. He was just a joy to be around, and it was an absolute honor to be coached by him.” -- Kings.com

Badgers Announce Hiring of Bob Bostad

Bostad coached the offensive line at Cal State Northridge in 1995-96 and spent three seasons (1992-94) as an offensive line graduate assistant at Minnesota under head coach Jim Wacker. --CBS Sports

Sara Dempsey a title-game veteran for Riverside Poly's girls water polo team

Those nerves have turned to steel over the years as Dempsey has continued to excel on the Riverside Poly girls water polo team. Dempsey, who signed with Cal State Northridge earlier this week, will start a section final for the fourth time in her stellar career today at the Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine when the Bears face Montebello Schurr in the Division 2 championship match at 11:30 a.m. -- Press-Enterprise

Vintage's Perna signs with Santa Clara women's water polo

Perna follows in the path of several other recent Vintage players who have gone on to play for top universities, such as Kathleen Schafle (UC Davis), Brie Quade (Loyola Marymount), Nathalie Brewster (Cal State Northridge) and Sophia DelBondio (Virginia Military Institute) and Madi Anderson (Carthage). -- Napa Valley Register

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