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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Image for Fantastic & Strange: Reflections of Self in Science Fiction Literature Fantastic & Strange: Reflections of Self in Science Fiction Literature

Tuesday, September 18 - Friday, July 26 All Day - Tseng Gallery, Oviatt Library
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/fantastic-strange/

Science fiction literature, one of the most popular and entertaining genres in modern fiction, has been read and loved by children and adults for decades. From the earliest pulp publications to modern masterpieces, science fiction short stories and novels have often functioned as a lens through which we express our sense of wonder, marvel at the possibilities of new technologies, and engage in our wildest imaginings. Join us as we celebrate the fantastic and strange in science fiction literature.

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Image for Musical: RAGTIMEMusical: RAGTIME

Wednesday, March 27 7:30 pm - Saturday, March 30 7:30 pm - Campus Theatre (NH100)
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

CSUN Departments of Theatre and Music present RAGTIME, the Musical.  Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow.

A cast of 32 and a full orchestra tell the birth of the American Century, in all its glory and contradictions. Join Harry Houdini, Henry Ford, Booker T Washington and a host of historical characters for this tumultuous experience, and meet the families from New Rochelle, Harlem, and Ellis Island whose lives are changed forever.

March 22-24, 27-30   7:30pm except Sundays 2pm. Add'tl Sat 2pm matinee on March 30

Image for Psychology Department GE Brown Bag SeriesPsychology Department GE Brown Bag Series

Friday, February 15 12:00 pm - Saturday, May 11 1:00 pm - Sierra Hall 322

The General Experimental option for the MA in Psychology is pleased to present another series of brown bag talks during Spring 2013.  Please mark your calendars as follows:

February 15 - Rescheduled due to the CSUN Creative Works Symposium.  Please see 5/10/13 instead

March 15 - Revising Your Beliefs:  How the Scope of a Rule Affects Your Decision-Making by Alex Swan, UC Santa Barbara

April 5 - The Linguistic and Social Development of Mexican Immigrant Children by Allison Wishard, UCSD

April 19 - Alumni Panel organized and hosted by Mark Otten, Department of Psychology, CSUN

May 3 - The Development of Human Amygdala Function and Connectivity Following Early Life Stress by Nim Tottenham, Department of Psychology, UCLA

May 10 - Foster Care:  Attachment, Resilience, and Cultural Identify by Leslie Ponciano, Department of Early Childhood Education, Loyola Marymont University

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Image for Men of Color EnquiryMen of Color Enquiry

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Northridge Center, University Student Union

Please join the students of PAS 325 at their 1st Annual Men of Color Enquiry & Student Poster Session

The students will present posters on their work concerning Black men.  This inquiry-based learning approach allows students to become actively involved in the learning process and gives them the opportunity to engage in course material.

Featured speaker is Dr. Frank Harris, III discussing ways in which men can successfully navigate college environments and achieve healthy masculinities.  Implications for college faculty and administrators will also be offered.

For more information, please contact Dr. Cedric Hackett, Department of Pan African Studies.

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CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://movies.csun.edu

KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI RETROSPECTIVE

Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski was a leading director of documentaries, television and feature films from the 1970s to the 1990s. The social and moral themes of contemporary times became the focus of his many significant films and his unique humanist treatment of those themes secured his place as one of the greatest of modern film directors.

Decalogue IX & X (Dekalog IX & X) (1988) -- 120 mins.

The Decalogue series concludes with Kieslowski taking on the coveting of another's wife in Decalogue IX, and the coveting of goods in Decalogue X. A powerful pair of films to close-out the series in a playful way and with a darkly comedic flourish.

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John Mauceri

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Kurland Lecture Hall at the Valley Performing Arts Center
https://www.csunalumni.com/default.aspx?Page=EVNTEventDetail&EventID=1236

Commerce of Creativity Distinguished Speakers Series featuring John Mauceri

John Mauceri's musical journey has taken him to the world's greatest opera companies, symphony orchestras and musical stages of Broadway, as well as the most prestigious halls of academia.  Regarded as the most eminent performer of the music of Hollywood's emigre composers, Mr. Mauceri has taken the lead in preserving, performing and conducting the works of artists as diverse as Debussy, Stockhausen, Bernstein, Elfman and Ives.   He has recorded more than 70 albums and earned extensive international recognition, including a Grammy, Olivier, Cannes Classique, two Emmys and four Deutsche Schallplatten awards.

In addition to being the Founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Mr. Mauceri served as its Principal Conductor from 1991 to 2006.  Currently, he is Chancellor of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, American's first public arts conservatory.

Mr. Mauceri will speak about his experiences and accomplishments in this free public presentation, followed by a Q&A discussion with the audience.


Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. RSVP by March 25 at https://www.csunalumni.com/default.aspx?Page=EVNTEventDetail&EventID=1236

The Commerce of Creativity is organized by the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication to connect members of the campus, alumni and community with compelling and provocative storytellers who have made significant contributions to the arts and the art of business.

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