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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Image for In Protest: the Shifting Paradigms of Collective Social ActionIn Protest: the Shifting Paradigms of Collective Social Action

Tuesday, September 17 - Friday, July 25 All Day - Oviatt Library, Tseng Gallery

Collective social action movements, whether spontaneous expressions of dissent or high-reaching attempts to change society, have been a part of American life since the nation's earliest days. Protest actions, in the form of boycotts, demonstrations, riots, property destruction, occupations, labor strikes, local activism, or works of art, have spanned the political spectrum, defined generations, and shaped our uniquely American identity.

We invite you to view items from the Oviatt Library's Special Collections and Archives that document dozens of distinct and significant social action movements over the course of the 20th century

Image for Annual Juried Art Student ShowAnnual Juried Art Student Show

Monday, April 14 - Saturday, May 10 All Day - Art Gallery (AG)

Artist Reception:  Friday, April 18  7-9pm

Gallery Talk: Monday, April 21  10am

This popular annual exhibition features work by currently enrolled CSUN graduate and undergraduate students. Approximately

60-70 works are chosen by art professionals. Cash prizes are awarded to students at the reception.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Image for Dr. Manuel Pastor (Dialogues with the Provost Lecture) Dr. Manuel Pastor (Dialogues with the Provost Lecture)

9:00 am - 11:00 am - Cypress Hall (CY 158)/Music Recital Hall

Dear Colleagues,

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend our final Spring 2014 Dialogues with the Provosts lecture.  Our invited speaker is Dr. Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies at the University of Southern California.  The title of Dr. Pastors lecture is, The Next California:  Demographic Shifts, Economic Change and Implications for Higher Education.  The lecture will include introductory comments by President Harrison and Provost Hellenbrand.

Date:      April 21, 2014

Time:     9 am to 11 am

Location:  Cypress/Recital Hall, CY 158

Space is limited so please RSVP to Linda Noblejas at: 



Harry Hellenbrand

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Image for A Conversation with United States SenatorA Conversation with United States Senator

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Grand Salon, University Student Union

The Department of Political Science presents

A conversation with United States Senator

Susan Collins, R-Maine

First elected in 1996, Maine Senator Susan Collins is serving her third term in the United States Senate.  Known for her work in facilitating bipartisan compromise, Senator Collins will discuss her experience as a key leader in the U.S. Congress.

Monday, April 21st.  1:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon, University Student Union.



8:00 am - 4:30 pm - USU Northridge Center

Nutrition and Health Public Policy Event: Collaborating Today for a Better Tomorrow!  Be a trusted advocate for nutrition and health policies to elevate the health of our nation.

Learn about:

  • Innovative nutrition and health policies affecting professionals and the publi.c

  • How local health departments, community organizations, and policymakers collaborate to enhance our public's health.

  • Ways to take action and get involved in public policy.

Representatives from:
ï· Congressman Cardenas & Councilmember Fuentes
ï· Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
ï· California Food Policy Advocates
ï· California Youth Advocacy Network
ï· The American Heart Association
ï· Northeast Valley Health Corporation WIC Program
ï· CSUN Dietetic Interns discussing issues from local and national policy workshops
ï· Student poster presentations of policy work and competition

The primary sponsors of this event are the CSUN Dietetic Internship Program and the Kappa Omicron Nu Honors Society. It is co-Sponsored by the Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing and the Marilyn Magaram Center.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Image for Third Annual African Studies SymposiumThird Annual African Studies Symposium

9:00 am - 4:30 pm - University Student Union, Northridge Center

Sustainability in the African World:  A Call for Collective Action

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Alhaji Njie, Scientist/Toxicologist, Proctor & Gamble; Research Scientist, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Panels Include:

  • Sustainability via Institutional-Community Partnerships:  Sierra Leone
  • Bridging the Health Divide:  Children's Hospital:  Uganda
  • War and Environmental Terrorism:  the Congo
  • Open Green Spaces:  Dakar, Senegal
  • Sustainable Path to African Urban Development:  Ethiopia
  • Attitudes among Africans toward Climate Change

Kindly RSVP:  Tom Spencer-Walters   818-677-3311 or 818-677-7819


Image for Cross-Examine the Judges NightCross-Examine the Judges Night

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Grand Salon, University Student Union

The Department of Political Science presents

Cross-Examine the Judges Night

The 18th Annual Cross Examine the Judges event will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Grand Salon of the Student Union. Seven judges from the Los Angeles Superior Court in Van Nuys, Chatsworth, and Lancaster will be there. The judges will speak about the court system, their jobs, and then answer numerous questions from the audience. This event is free and represents an opportunity for the university community to meet and question some of our Superior Court judges.

For more information please contact the Department of Political Science at 818-677-3488. 


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Image for Guest lecture - Writing the Book The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land Presented by Donna RosenthalGuest lecture - Writing the Book The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land Presented by Donna Rosenthal

11:00 am - 12:15 pm - Sierra Hall 186

Visiting guest Donna Rosenthal, award-winning journalist and author of The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land (2008). Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News, Newsweek and The Atlantic and many other publications. She was a news producer at Israel TV, reporter for Israel Radio and The Jerusalem Post, and a lecturer at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.Donna Rosenthal was inspired to write The Israelis when a CNN producer (her former UC journalism student) asked her: "Our viewers are confused. We have footage of Jews who look like Arabs, Arabs who look like Jews. We have black Jews, bearded 16th century Jews and sexy girls in tight jeans. Who are these people, anyway?"

Please call (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve a seat.


Image for The Aesthetics and Writings of Octavio PazThe Aesthetics and Writings of Octavio Paz

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm - Whitsett Room, SH 451

The Aesthetics and Writings of Octavio Paz

Please join us for a panel discussion between faculty from CSUN and UNAM, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Whitsett Room, SH 451

Reserve your seat at csbsinfo@csun.edu or 818-677-3317.


Image for Brains, Brawn and the Social Bonds - Evolutionary and Psychological  Perspectives on Synchronous Group ExerciseBrains, Brawn and the Social Bonds - Evolutionary and Psychological Perspectives on Synchronous Group Exercise

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Grand Salon, USU

Humans are highly motivated to engage in coordinated action. We dance, participate in sports and ceremonial rituals together. Social scientists have long speculated about the possible role of such activities in promoting social solidarity and cooperation. Do people who move together bond together? In this talk I discuss the physiological, psychological and social effects of group exercise in humans and its cross-cultural ubiquity in religion, sport, music and dance.


New Club Workshop

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - MIC Conference Room

Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk. 

Image for Guest lecture - Israelis Today Presented by Donna RosenthalGuest lecture - Israelis Today Presented by Donna Rosenthal

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm - Sierra Hall 225

Israel. It looks like one country on CNN, a very different one on al Jazeera. The Los Angeles Times has its versions. NPR theirs. But how does Israel look to Israelis?

An engaging speaker and award-winning journalist, Donna Rosenthal has a broad, well-informed picture of Israeli citizenry and the vibrant and fragile mosaic of Israeli society.
Please call (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve a seat.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Image for The 2014 Envisioning California LectureThe 2014 Envisioning California Lecture

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Little Theatre, Nordhoff Hall

The Center for Southern California Studies, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences present

I. King Jordan, Ph.D. in conversation with Larry Mantle

Access and Respect:  21st Century Challenges for People with Disabilities

You are cordially invited to the 2014 Envisioning California Lecture on Thursday, April 24th at 6:30 p.m.

This year, Dr. I. King Jordan, national disability rights advocate, educator, and former president of Gallaudet University, will be interviewed by KPCCâs Larry Mantle about how people with disabilities can deal with challenges they face in school, at work, and in the community.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theater in Nordhoff Hall, and will be followed by a reception. Please RSVP to (818) 677-4030.


Image for Gabriel Cabezas, celloGabriel Cabezas, cello

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall

Gabriel Cabezas has fast become one of the most talented young cello players performing today. Born in 1992, he made his world debut with the Cleveland Orchestra when he was only 15 years old. Since then he has performed as soloist with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Nashville Symphony, and a host of other prestigious classical orchestras. The Oregonian describes him as "...an intense player who connects to the music naturally, without artifice, and brings a singing line to the cello." His debut on our Great Hall stage is one of the season's most anticipated performances.

Image for Copyright Advance: Evolving Perspectives for Empowered Scholars Copyright Advance: Evolving Perspectives for Empowered Scholars

8:30 am - 3:30 pm - Oviatt Library Ferman Presentation Room

Everyone who produces or uses digital media or research is touched by copyright law. The subject sometimes provokes apprehension in academia. But worry no more -- copyright concerns and fair use best practices will be front and center at this upcoming symposium, led by prominent national and regional experts. We will explore scholarly communications, open access, fair use, orphan works, recent court decisions, and timely critical issues

Image for CECS Brown Bag Series - Spring 2014CECS Brown Bag Series - Spring 2014

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 1568

Bring your lunch and listen to your colleagues speak about their research and teaching interests and exciting projects that they are working on.

Shan Barkataki - Professor, Computer Science

Enterprise Computing - It's Everywhere Except in the Curriculum

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)


The Chess Players (Shatranj Ke Khilari) (1977), 113 mins.

The Chess Players focuses on events surrounding Britain's colonial involvement in India in the late nineteenth-century. Employing Western actors and stars from the Bombay cinema, the film was Ray's most expensive production and one of his few to utilize English dialog.


Friday, April 25, 2014


Friday, April 25 7:30 pm - Sunday, April 27 2:00 pm - Campus Theatre, NH100

"ELECTRICIDAD" by Luis Alfaro

A Los Angeles barrio crackles with high tension in this Chicano transformation of Sophocles' ELECTRA, a contemporary look at the consequences of revenge and its effect on family and community. Directed by Laurie Woolery

APril 25-27, 30, Mar 1-4, 2014. Curtain times 7:30 except Sundays at 2pm

Image for ScreeningScreening

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)

CTVA MFA Student George Pappy's New Documentary

The Green Girl  (2014), 96 mins.

Susan Oliver: To millions of Star Trek fans, the was The Green Girl.  For the first generation ever raised on television, she was so much more.  

Q&A with George Pappy after the screening.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Image for Fashion ShowFashion Show

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - university student union

TRENDS, the Family and Consumer Sciences Apparel Design and Merchandising student group, presents "Fantasy: Once Upon a Dream" the 35th Annual Student Fashion show.

USU Northridge Center, CSUN campus. Tickets: Associated Students Box Office, $15 with CSUN ID, $20 general admission.  Facebook CSUN Trends.


Image for Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute featuring Ramsey Lewis & John PizzarelliStraighten Up and Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute featuring Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall

Nat King Cole broke the pop barrier with his smoky, smooth vocals, stringing along a huge number of solid hits right after his first "Straighten Up And Fly Right" soared up the charts in 1943. As a singer, he was called "the best friend a song ever had," but he was essentially a jazz performer at heart. Even those later tracks crafted for the pop charts belie a piano technique, vocal phrasings, and on-the-mark orchestration that are indebted to his early roots in jazz. Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli have crafted a tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop, from his hits along with those singular tracks of sophisticated cool jazz that have influenced their own careers.

Softball vs. Long Beach State *Doubleheader*

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Softball Field (SF)

Softball hosts Long Beach State! 

Game two begins approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one! 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Softball vs. Long Beach State

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Softball Field (SF)

Softball hosts Long Beach State! 

Don't miss game two of the doubleheader! Game two begins approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.  

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Image for Distinguished Alumni AwardsDistinguished Alumni Awards

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village

Alumni Association "Distinguished Alumni Awards" gala-affair
California State University, Northridge Alumni Association invites you to take part in a gala-affair, which honors noteworthy alumni at the Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Reception: 6:30pm
Dinner & Program: 7:30pm

Location: Four Seasons Hotel
2 Dole Drive
Westlake Village, California