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Wall Street Trailblazer to Deliver CSUN Distinguished Speaker Lecture

R. Martin “Marty” Chavez, a trailblazing entrepreneur who turned a Wall Street trading business into a software business and in the process revolutionized the way capital moves and works, will provide insights into the world of finance on Tuesday, March 12, as part of the Younes Nazarian Distinguished Speaker Series at California State University, Northridge. -- SCV News

20 facts you might not know about 'Star Trek' (2009)

California served as different locations for the movie. Kirk’s hometown in Iowa? Bakersfield, California. The Starfleet Academy? CSU Northridge. The Enterprise’s engine room? A Budweiser plant in Van Nuys, of all things. Perhaps strangest, the ice planet of Delta Vega scenes was shot in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium. Thank god for digital effects. -- Yardbarker

Film: Time Walker & The Outing (Double Feature)

For eons they traveled the galaxies. For centuries one was trapped in a pharaoh’s tomb. Now he is free. When an ancient sarcophagus is uncovered in a secret chamber next to King Tut’s tomb, it’s transported back to the California University of the Sciences (looking a lot like Cal State Northridge) for study. But when five diamond-like crystals are looted from the coffin, its ancient occupant will rise again and create carnage on campus. -- Larchmont Buzz

Where Is The Valley, Anyway? Everything to Know About the Los Angeles Area

According to California State University, Northridge, The San Fernando Valley — or The Valley as it's more affectionately known — is located in Los Angeles County and encompasses many neighborhoods within the City of Los Angeles itself, like Encino, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, and Reseda, just to name a few. -- Bravo TV

CSUN Hosts Grand Chinese New Year 2024 Banquet: Bridging Cultures, Celebrating Heritage

On February 24, 2024, California State University Northridge (CSUN) became a vibrant epicenter of cultural exchange and celebration, hosting a significant Chinese New Year banquet. Nearly 200 faculty, students, and community members gathered under the theme 'Harmony and Heritage', in an event that showcased the rich tapestry of Chinese culture and highlighted the importance of fostering connections between the US and Chinese academic institutions. Key figures, including Education Consuls Sun Xuejing and Yang Lijun from the Consulate-General of China in Los Angeles, and CSUN Provost Meera Komarraju, graced the occasion with their presence. -- BNN

California State University Northridge China Institute Spring Festival Banquet Enriches Campus Diversity

On the evening of the 24th, the CSUN China Institute (CSUN China Institute) and the Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSUN-CSSA) on campus jointly hosted a lively Chinese New Year banquet at the Student Center on campus. Nearly 200 faculty, students, and community representatives from both on and off-campus enjoyed an evening filled with traditional Chinese cultural elements. Education Consuls Sun Xuejing and Yang Lijun from the Consulate-General of China in Los Angeles, along with Meera Komarraju, Provost of California State University Northridge, and Jeffrey Reeder, Dean of the College of Humanities, were invited to attend and delivered speeches thanking the China Institute for its contributions to enriching campus diversity over the years. -- Los Angeles Post

2024 College Basketball odds: Minnesota proves best against spread

Here are the top 10 men's college basketball teams ATS this season: Minnesota Golden Gophers: 23-4 (85.2%) Cal State Northridge Matadors: 20-7 (74.1%) Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders: 17-6 (73.9%) South Florida Bulls: 17-6-3 (73.9%) Richmond Spiders: 19-7-1 (73.1%) Stony Brook Seawolves: 19-8-1 (70.4%) South Carolina Gamecocks: 19-8 (70.4%) Texas-Arlington Mavericks: 18-8 (69.2%) Iowa State Cyclones: 18-8-1 (69.2%) Troy Trojans: 17-8-1 (68%) -- FOX Sports


Betye Saar received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1949, with graduate studies at California State University at Long Beach, the University of Southern California and California State University at Northridge. Saar holds 6 honorary doctorates from California Institute of the Arts; Otis College of Art & Design; California College of Arts and Crafts; San Francisco Art Institute; Massachusetts College of Art; Cornish College of the Arts and over 37 honors including two National Endowment for the Arts (1974, 1984); Studio Museum in Harlem (1989); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2019) and Academy of Arts and Letters (2021). She has received 5 Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Congressional Black Caucus (2008); California African American Museum (2011); Edward McDowell Medal (2014); Museum of the African Diaspora (2017); and International Sculpture Center (2019). -- FAD Magazine

Confronting What It Means to Be Black in America Through Faith and Art

“Mark is caricaturing this idea of minstrelsy that has been foisted on Black people, and even adopted by them, along with the idea of the white Christ,” said W. Gabriel Selassie, a professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Northridge. --The New York Times