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22 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

Now a few weeks into its semester-long Robert Bresson retrospective, Cal State Northridge screens the French director's first masterwork: Diary of a Country Priest. Claude Laydu's performance as the titular young priest, who arrives to his new parish of a small French village, has long been hailed as one of the greatest ever; Jean Tulard wrote in his Dictionary of Film that "no other actor deserves to go to heaven as much as Laydu." CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge; Thu., Sept. 22, 7 p.m.; free. (818) 677-1200, csun.edu. —Michael Nordine -- LA Weekly

GHCHS Chess Champion to Compete in Russia

With her total tournament prize winnings at approximately $10,000 and still counting, Julia hopes to pay for college with her young career as a chess champion. Her dream schools include California State University Northridge or the University of Southern California. When asked what she wants to study at college, her answer isn’t surprising. -- San Fernando Valley Sun

Nonprofit Colleges Online Releases 2017 Rankings of 50 Best Online Master's of Public Health Degree Programs

All of the schools included in the ranking are nonprofit, accredited by CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health), and offer their degree program online or almost entirely online. Their affordability was based on current out-of-state tuition rates. Other colleges and universities making the list include (alphabetically ordered): A.T. Still University - Kirksville, Missouri Augusta University - Augusta, Georgia Benedictine University - Lisle, Illinois California State University, Northridge - Northridge, California -- WFMJ

Molly Forrest, CEO-President of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, Elected to Aging Services of California Board of Directors

A graduate of Oregon State University, Forrest is active in a variety of community organizations including immediate past Chair of the Association of Jewish Aging Services, the California State University Northridge (CSUN) Professional Health Care Administration Committee, the CSUN Alzheimer's Association Center Advisory Committee, the Geriatric Education and Research Organization, and the council of Agency and Federation Executives. She is a recipient of the Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California Allan J. Kassin Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal Health Care Leadership Award. Forrest is a frequent guest speaker regarding geriatric issues for various leading healthcare, eldercare, and nonprofit organizations. -- NBC2

A celebration of dance from India and Israel

Two Los Angeles-based contemporary dance ensembles — one inspired by Indian dance traditions and the other by Israeli folk dance — will perform choreography in a bill that celebrates each country’s unique history and customs. Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble and Karmagraphy will share the stage for “Lands of Light” at Plaza del Sol Performance Hall at Cal State Northridge on Sept. 17 and 18. -- Jewish Journal

Decolonize Hispanic Heritage Month or Get Rid of It

“We have leaders who want to use the people because almost 70 percent of this population is of Mexican heritage, yet you never hear the word Mexican,” said Rudy Acuña, historian and Professor Emeritus of Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge. “Independence has become a Hispanic holiday when we fought against the Spaniards. This [Hispanic Heritage Month] is full of contradictions.” -- telesur

November 14, 2016 at Crocker Memorial Church in Sarasota, FL.

Jane Hoffman was a faculty member at Humboldt State University in California for eight years. She has traveled abroad to study in Nice, France and performed in Mallorca, Spain. Jane has performed in the Miller Theatre at Columbia University in Manhattan with the Contemporary Chamber Players and was a fellow in the Sarasota Music Festival in 1993. Jane has earned a Masters Degree from Cal State Northridge 1984 and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree SUNY Stony Brook 1995. -- Best Events

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