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CSUN Biology Team Breaks New Ground in Cancer Research

Hundreds of millions of cancer samples, each the size of a saltine cracker, have been archived across the globe. These samples contain genetic information that can radically improve cancer patient survival – even curing difficult-to-treat tumor types. Extracting this information out of these cancer samples has been a major bottleneck to progress in oncology research — until now. -- SCV News

What’s the best college in California?

Cal State Northridge is ranked 68th, in a five-way tie with Corban University, Northwest University, Southern Utah University and Texas A&M International University. (Source: Los Angeles Daily News) -- Inland News Today

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, —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