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Scientific research in LA faces Trump measures

Maria Elena Zavala, a professor of science at Cal State Northridge, explains her research seeks to improve jamapa black bean protein, however, these projects could be out of funds according to efforts by the Trump government. A march for economic resources to do this kind of research for the benefit of mankind will take place this Saturday April 22 from 11:00 am in Pershing Square. -- Univision Channel 34 (in Spanish)

What ‘personal space’ looks like around the world

These insights are interesting, experts say, because they help us understand social roles. “Cultural space tells us a lot,” Kathryn Sorrells, a professor at California State University at Northridge, told NPR. “It tells us a lot about the nature of a relationship. . . . So if someone comes more into your personal space than you are used to, you can often feel like, ‘What's happening here?’ And it’s easy to misread what someone is actually communicating if you only come from your cultural perspective.” -- Washington Post

Bridge to the Future: CSUN Puts College on the Agenda for Canoga Park High School Students

In Canoga Park, a community in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, many students at Canoga Park High School aren’t planning to attend for college. Most are low-income, many are first-generation immigrants, and some come from families whose members have less than a high school education. Even if college were on their radar, the social, cultural and economic facts of their lives pose substantial barriers. Additionally, they don’t always have the support they need to navigate the bureaucracy of a college application and financial aid process. -- Urban University

Exploring the magic and mystery of mushrooms with the LA Mycological Society

“There’s an otherworldliness to them,” said David Bermudes, a microbiologist at Cal State Northridge who leads a monthly mushroom class for mycological society members at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. “Plants and animals seem so familiar — we see them all the time. But we don’t spend 365 days a year with mushrooms. There’s an unfamiliarity there that’s intriguing.” -- The Daily News - WA

Scientist tells Trump that science was not a partisan issue in the US.

Allí estuvo la investigadora María Elena Zavala, profesora de biología en la Universidad Estatal de California en Northridge, con la que BBC Mundo conversó más temprano sobre el ambiente que se respira en la comunidad científica en medio del gobierno de Donald Trump. -- Periodista Digital - Spain (in Spanish)

Ojai March for Science draws 200 downtown

Sue Seiler, who holds a biology degree and is studying public health at CSU Northridge, said she attended the march to “support the truth.” She said she thinks scientists need to work on making their voices heard and ensuring scientific knowledge is accessible to the broader public. -- Ventura County Star

Steve Smith: A review of Doc Severinsen’s 90th birthday concert in Northridge and more

Even though he won’t actually hit 90 until July 7 (the same day that kid, Ringo Starr, turns 77), Severinsen’s 16-song, 90-minute gig with his scorching hot Big Band last Thursday at the Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge marked the milestone, celebrated complete with cake and one and all singing “Happy Birthday.” -- Whittier Daily News