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Northridge's Fluker making most of U23 training camp

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Channon Fluker is making the most of her time at the USA Basketball Under-23 training camp. The center from Cal State Northridge is the lone mid-major player in attendance. -- USA Today

CSUN player to play first match with Mexico's senior team

El basquetbolista de Cal State Northridge Claudia Ramos representará este fin de semana a México en la FIBA Americup femenil, un torneo que reúne a las mejores jugadoras en este lado del hemisferio. -- Hoy Los Angeles (In Spanish)

SWAMPDOGS SOLID START NOT ENOUGH AGAINST SALAMANDERS

The SwampDogs were quick to take a lead and appeared well on their way to a third straight victory thanks to a 2-run first inning courtesy of a RBI single from Jayson Neman (Cal State Northridge) for his league record 54th RBI of the season. A hit-by-pitch put Fayetteville ahead of Holly Springs 2-0 after the first inning. -- Our Sports Central

SWAMPDOGS SHUTDOWN SALAMANDERS

Jayson Newman (Cal State Northridge) continues to swing the hottest bat in the Coastal Plain League after driving his 11th homer of the season over the left-center field wall to put the SwampDogs ahead 5-0 with his solo shot in the third inning. -- Our Sports Central

Tacoma filmmaker Masahiro Sugano exhibits installation at Feast Art Center

My response to this striking show was to go dig up more on the artist and to learn more about him and view some of his films. Of Japanese descent, Sugano earned a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Cal State Northridge and a master of fine arts in film/animation from the University of Illinois-Chicago. He now has more than 25 films under his belt and is still going strong. A quick Internet search yields a feast of information on Sugano’s films. Many are short films and make for easy viewing. One example is the five-minute, 2009 “Yarning for Love.” The color is washed out and it is like a silent movie with piano music to fill in the audio. A couple are having a meal and mysterious strings of yarn begin to come out of themselves. Before long they are all tangled up in one another’s yarn. At first they are happy, but eventually they struggle to pull free of one another. -- Tacoma Weekly - WA

Vernal Pool Research Leads Professor To Israel

Raised in Los Angeles, Kneitel got his undergraduate degree at UC Santa Cruz. While getting his master's at CSU Northridge, he did research in the grasslands of the southern San Joaquin Valley, where he became interested in the Mediterranean climates. After earning a doctorate at Florida State University and a two-year post-doc at Washington University in St. Louis, he arrived at Sacramento State and focused on vernal pools. -- Public News

Potato Cartel Forced Americans to Pay Higher Prices for Their Fries

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. -- AudioBoom

Getting resourceful: how administrators can generate alternative sources of revenue

In seeking opportunities to increase revenue, colleges and universities often look at how they can fill a need within local industries. California State University, Northridge, for example, has long received requests from the entertainment industry to use campus facilities for filming. But in 2003, university officials decided they could increase even more revenue through these TV, film and commercial shoots, explains Rick Evans, executive director of The University Corporation, a nonprofit that handles commercial endeavors to benefit the university. -- Education News

Have you bought fries in the past decade? You paid way too much, report says

When you hear the word “collusion,” the next word that comes to mind likely isn’t “potato.” But the potato-grower industry has apparently been colluding for years 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. -- Wichita Eagle - KS

Cal State to help students graduate by overcoming hurdles of remedial classes

Katherine Stevenson, a math professor at Cal State Northridge who co-chaired an influential task force on proposed changes to how CSU teaches mathematics, said in an interview she’s concerned about Executive Order 1110’s timeline for creating the new credit-bearing courses for students in need of remediation. She spent several years helping to develop a “stretch course” — one of the curricular models the new policies tout — at CSU Northridge. Colleges new to the concept, in which one-semester college math courses are stretched out over two semesters and packed with remedial components, may have a hard time coming up with the new model in a year, she said. -- EdSource

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