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Gallaudet University Names Room After Beloved Deaf Community Leader

Burdett graduated from Gallaudet with a degree in computer studies and a minor in business administration. He later earned a master's degree in special education and rehabilitation from California State University, Northridge. After graduating from Gallaudet, Burdett worked for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Stanford University and Ohlone College, in Fremont, Calif. At Ohlone, he was dean of deaf studies and special services. Burdett served as president of the California Association Post-Education of the Disabled, which oversaw 107 community colleges, eight California state universities and three universities of California. -- Power Engineering Magazine

Puffin Presents Pianist Karine Poghosyan’s “Folk Inspirations” On October 9

KARINÉ POGHOSYAN, an Armenian pianist, has been praised for her ability to get to the heart of the works she performs. She made her orchestral debut at fourteen playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and her solo Carnegie Hall debut at 23, and has since gone on to win numerous awards as well as performing in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls. Recently, she helped organize the “Requiem and Resurrection” concert in commemoration of the 95th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at the Saint Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York. During the 2014-15 season, Kariné made her Washington D.C. debut, in addition to her Toronto, Canada debut where she gave the Canadian premiere of Alan Hovhanes’s Piano Concerto “Lousadzak.” Other performance highlights included solo recitals in Montgomery, New York, and Richmond, Virginia, as well as performing Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto with the Greater Newburgh (NY) Symphony under the baton of Woomyung Choe. Kariné’s musical studies began in her native Yerevan in Armenia at the School of the Arts No. 1, continuing at Romanos Melikian College and the Komitas State Conservatory. Her teachers in Armenia included Irina Gazarian, Vatche Umr-Shat, and Svetlana Dadyan. After moving to the United States in 1998, she received her BM, summa cum laude, from California State University in Northridge under Françoise Regnat, and her MM and D.M.A. degrees at Manhattan School of Music under Arkady Aronov, completing her D.M.A. in a record-breaking two years with a thesis on Aram Khachaturian’s works for piano. She is currently based in New York, where she teaches at Manhattan School of Music. -- New Jersey Stage

Accountant’s Gift Boosts CSUN’s Business School

A $5 million gift from accounting leader Harvey Bookstein and his wife, Harriet – both California State University, Northridge alumni – has pushed CSUN over the top in its two-year campaign to raise $25 million for its business college, the school has announced. -- San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Top Degree Producers to Minority Students

CSUN is among the top 100 colleges and universities who graduate minority students. CSUN ranks 7 in providing degrees to Hispanics. -- Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Metro Celebrates the 1,500th Student to Receive Universal Transit Pass at CSUN

Metro Board Chair John Fasana and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti were joined by other local dignitaries and students from Cal State Northridge (CSUN) in celebrating the 1,500th CSUN college student to receive a Metro U-Pass as part of the agency’s two-year pilot program to make it easier and cheaper for college students to buy transit passes. -- San Fernando Valley Sun

CSUN is among the top 100 Hispanic degree producers

CSUN is among the top 100 Hispanic degree producers. It ranks 19 in business administration, management and operations bachelor's; 8 in education bachelor's; 19 in education master's; 32 in engineering bachelor's; 4 in social sciences bachelor's; and 26 in social sciences master's.-- Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Top 50 4-Year Schools

CSUN ranks 35 among the top 50 4-year schools that grant the most health profession degrees to Hispanics -- Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.

How corporate greed fuels Tyne Daly’s ‘Dear World

Tonight, the Tony- and Emmy-winning actress realizes her dream onstage at the Valley Performing Arts Center in a special, one-off concert version of the musical. That means no sets, no costumes. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Front Porch Cinema series at Santa Monica Pier among LA area movie screening events

Cinematheque at Cal State Northridge: Robert Bresson Retrospective: “Pickpocket” (1959), 7 p.m. Oct. 6. Free. Parking $6 in lots B1-3. Upcoming: “The Trial of Joan of Arc” (1962), Oct. 13; “Au hasard Balthazar” (1966), Oct. 20; “Mouchette” (1967), Oct. 27. Armer Theater in Manzanita Hall, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-3192. www.csun.edu -- Los Angeles Daily News

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