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The Business of Athletics

Thursday, November 21 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - University Student Union, Grand Salon
http://www.csunalumni.com/athletics

Come hear what successful working CSUN alumni professionals have to share about the industry of athletics. Panelists include professionals in the LA Dodgers, LA Clippers, Staples Center, and Sport Chalet.

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Image for The Science of Science FictionThe Science of Science Fiction

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm - Linda Nichols Joseph English Reading Room
http://sfstudies.weebly.com/1/post/2013/09/kevingrazier.html

“The Science of Science Fiction,” represents a rare opportunity to discuss the relationships between science and science fiction, research and speculation.

The event is a talk by Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D., a former research scientist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the science advisor to popular television series such as Defiance, Falling Skies, and Battlestar Galactica as well as the brand-new film Gravity.

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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
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/in-protest/

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 Meet the Guild - Exhibition & Opening ReceptionMeet the Guild - Exhibition & Opening Reception

Saturday, September 28 - Thursday, October 10 All Day - The West Gallery (Room 201), located in the Art & Design Center at CSUN
http://www.facebook.com/csunpaintingguild

CSUN Painting Guild Presents:

MEET THE GUILD

September 28 - October 10, 2013

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 // 5 p.m.

Located at the West Gallery: Art & Design Center, Room 201 // N. University Drive (Plummer St.)

Gallery Hours: Mon - Sat: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Thurs: 12:00pm - 8:00pm. 

Contact Person: Mar Pascual

(818) 325-9259 // marie.pascual.908@my.csun.edu // csun.painting@gmail.com

Image for Drawing Attention by John Van HamersveldDrawing Attention by John Van Hamersveld

Monday, August 26 - Saturday, October 12 All Day - Art Gallery (AG)
http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries

Artist Reception: Sat. September 7  4-7pm

Gallery Talk: Mon. September 9   10am

Iconic Los Angeles pop artist and graphic designer John Van Hamersveld's inspirational collection of drawings will be showcased in his upcoming exhibition Drawing Attention.

Drawing Attention will highlight forty-five years of Van Hamersveld's visionary drawings in a remarkable 3,000 square foot exhibition and provides a special opportunity to see his personal drawing collection in one cohesive package. This exhibition highlights the depth of his work, his core consistency, and his evolution as an artist.

The eighty-four images in this extensive exhibition are expected to include the Billabong Pipeline Wave, Bono as the "Million Dollar Rock Star," Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Eric Clapton, the New Composer series with Mozart and Beethoven, Grateful Dead skull, the "Buffalo Skull," American Stussy Revolution series, the Indian Chief, the Stomping Grounds movie poster, and the abstract "Box Paintings."

Accompanying the exhibition is a stunning 160-page book, entitled Drawing Attention by John Van Hamersveld. Published by Gingko Press, the book shares the distinctive story of Van Hamersveld's prolific artistic output formative as well as his formative creative process. Renowned graphic designer and a founding member of New York's legendary Push Pin Studios, Seymour Chwast writes the insightful and enlightening foreword to this book.

Drawing Attention draws forth the compelling context for an intriguing discussion in regards to schools of thought about the power of drawing as a way to develop oneself as an artist. Using the mighty pen throughout his career, Van Hamersveld brings his designer's identity to his signature.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 12-4pm and Thursdays 12-8pm. For more information, call the Art Galleries at (818) 677-2156 or visit www.csun.edu/artgalleries.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Image for ZumbathonZumbathon

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.csun.edu/getinvolved/community/

Join the dance party and support a great cause. Purchase tickets for the Zumbathon for $10 at the AS Ticket Office or Ticket Master Online. All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. 

Receive door prizes and be entered into a raffle.

Communication services can be provided if requested.

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

CSUN Cinematheque

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

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant1972 -- 124 mins.

Based on Fassbinder's original play, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant explores the lives of two women and the tortured connections of desire and power that exist between them. An audacious and stylized film of operatic emotion and astonishing visual design.

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Friday, October 04, 2013

Image for Hamlet: The Acting CompanyHamlet: The Acting Company

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Performance Hall (PH)
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/hamlet-the-acting-company/

Considered by many as the best of Shakespeare's work Hamlet dramatizes the revenge the young prince exacts for his father's murder, setting him on a journey seeking to understand his personal mortality. It vividly portrays overwhelming grief and rage while exploring themes of danger, revenge and moral corruption. Hamlet is among Shakespeare's most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature and one of his most popular works during his lifetime, still ranking among his most-performed.

Image for CSUN CinemathequeCSUN Cinematheque

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

Feature Film Pre-release screening

1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story
David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place) plays the lead in 1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story, the true story of a young basketball player who suffered a catastrophic stroke as a freshman at Gettysburg College but through determination and an indomitable spirit returned to the court for one remarkable moment in the last game of his senior year. The chances of him surviving the stroke at all were bleak. The odds of him returning to the court were astronomical. Multiple Emmy nominee Beau Bridges (Without Warning: The James Brady Story, The Descendants) stars as the Gettysburg College basketball coach George Petrie and Jean Louisa Kelly (Mr. Holland's Opus, Yes, Dear) plays Cory's mother Tina, a physical therapist who became her son's partner in a long recovery.

Legendary trumpet player and six-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval, who won an Emmy for the score to the HBO film of his own life story, For Love or Country (starring Andy Garcia), composed and recorded the score for the film.

 Following screening, Q&A with James Mathers (cinematographer) and Bob Burris (producer & writer), both alums of the CSUN CTVA program.

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Saturday, October 05, 2013

Image for Hamlet: The Acting CompanyHamlet: The Acting Company

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Plaza del Sol Concert Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/hamlet-the-acting-company/view/2013-10-05

Considered by many as the best of Shakespeare’s work Hamlet dramatizes the revenge the young prince exacts for his father’s murder, setting him on a journey seeking to understand his personal mortality. It vividly portrays overwhelming grief and rage while exploring themes of danger, revenge and moral corruption. Hamlet is among Shakespeare’s most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature and one of his most popular works during his lifetime, still ranking among his most-performed.

Image for Masters of Bluegrass BandMasters of Bluegrass Band

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/masters-of-bluegrass-band/

Born out of picking parties on Del McCoury's back porch, the Masters of Bluegrass have now become one of the premier groups performing this great American art form. Acclaimed masters J.D. Crowe, Bobby Hicks, Jerry McCoury, Bob Osborne, and of course Del McCoury bring to the stage a passion and creative fire stoked by years of performing in modest schoolhouses to urban rock clubs.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Image for Walk-In Flu Shot ClinicWalk-In Flu Shot Clinic

11:30 am - 2:00 pm - OV 16
http://www-admn.csun.edu/ohrs/communications/2013/fall-2013-flu-clinic.pdf

Join us at a Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic, Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm in Oviatt 16, Lower Garden Level. Students, Staff, and Faculty are welcome.

This season’s vaccine provides protection against three strains of influenza viruses. The cost is only $15. View the Flu Shot Clinic flyer for more information. For availability of flu shots by appointment or future clinics, check with the Klotz Student Health Center at (818) 677-3666.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 10:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://www.csun.edu/cinematheque

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

World on a Wire (Welt am Draht), 1973 -- 209 mins.

This ahead-of-its-time sci-fi epic tells the story of a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy. Recently rediscovered and restored, World on a Wire is a satiric and surreal look at the future and a paranoid vision of the world of tomorrow.

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Speakers Series

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Kurland Lecture Hall, Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.c2speakers.com

Commerce of Creativity Distinguished Speakers Series

Scott Diener oversees Southern California's largest local television news operation, the CBS stations in Los Angeles that produce more than 70 hours of local newscasts each week.  Since Mr. Diener joined CBS in 2010, CBS 2 has increased audiences and earned its first February late news victory in 17 years.  KCAL 9 has enjoyed unprecedented success with Southern California's most-watched 10 p.m. newscast in seven of the last nine quarterly sweep periods.

Mr. Diener, a native of Los Angeles, has worked in markets across the country and earned the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award, a George Foster Peabody and an Emmy.   Please join us to learn about his career and contributions to the Los Angeles broadcast market.

 

The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP at the event website by October 7.

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Women's Soccer vs. Cal Poly

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Soccer hosts Cal Poly!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.!

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Women's Volleyball vs. Long Beach State

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball hosts Long Beach State! 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Image for COMEDY - ELEMENO PEACOMEDY - ELEMENO PEA

Friday, October 11 7:30 pm - Sunday, October 13 2:00 pm - Nordhoff Hall (NH) Little Theatre
http://www.csun.edu

ELEMENO PEA by Molly Metzler

Blue Collar meets upper crust in this comedy of bad manners. On Martha's Vineyard, two sisters square off in a rapid-fire social satire that connects the head, heart and funny bone is one audacious sweep. Directed by Peter Grego.

Wed-Sat 7:30, Sun 2pom.  Oct 11-12-13, 16-17-18-19-20

Psychology Colloquium

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Sierra Hall 322

The Psychology Department invites students and faculty to attend the following invited colloquium. The speaker is Professor Dave Whitney from CSU Long Beach. Professor Whitney is the current chair of the Psychology Department and conducts research within the domain of Industrial Organizational Psychology. He will be giving a talk titled, "Individuals with Developmental Disabilities & Employment." The abstract for this talk follows:

This talk will discuss several research studies focusing on employment issues for those with developmental disabilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Study 1 compares results of research examining employment expectations for adults with developmental disabilities to work expectations of case managers in a southern CA Regional Center. Study 2 examines job satisfaction and organizational commitment in a small sample of adults with ASD. Finally, Study 3 explores the potential utility of the U.S. Department of Labor's O*NET database as a tool for identifying appropriate jobs for those with ASD.

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Men's Soccer vs. UC Santa Barbara

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Soccer hosts UC Santa Barbara!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Image for John Van Hamersveld Lecture & Book/Poster SigningJohn Van Hamersveld Lecture & Book/Poster Signing

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Art Gallery (AG)
http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries

Lecture and Book/Poster Signing  1-4pm

During the last day of the exhibition entitled, Drawing Attention by John Van Hamersveld, there will be an artist lecture at 1pm. Immediately following, visitors will have the opportunity to purchase the accompanying full color, 164 page book, co-published by the artist and CSU Northridge for $30.  In addition, the full color, 308 page book entitled John Van Hamersveld:  Fifty Years of Graphic Design will be available in limited quantities for $55.

Image for Yamato: The Drummers of JapanYamato: The Drummers of Japan

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/yamato-the-drummers-of-japan/

Founded by Masa Ogawa in Japan's Nara Prefecture in 1993, the masters of the ancient art of Wadaiko drumming celebrate their 20th anniversary tour of "ROJYOH: The Beat on the Road" and present a spectacle of athleticism, precision and astounding musical expertise guaranteed to make hearts pound. "Our greatest goal is to send our audiences home after each performance with a new vitality and passion for life."

Women's Volleyball vs. UC Irvine

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball hosts UC Irvine! 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Image for Aids WalkAids Walk

7:00 am - 3:00 pm
http://studentvoice.com/csun/aidswalk2013registration

On Sunday, October 13 from 7:00AM to 3:00PM, Team CSUN will participate in the 28th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles! This is a CSUN tradition we have been part of for several years, having fundraised more than $40,000 in the last six years alone! Join us in walking, fundraising, and fighting for a cure on this inspiring day.

To register under Team CSUN, visit the AIDS Walk Los Angeles website, http://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles/ and choose the team name, "CSUN-0003."

** Remember, busses that are provided on the day of the walk are limited so please take advantage of this opportunity and reserve a seat by taking the following steps…

For Students (not affiliated with a club or organization):

* We ask that you fundraise a minimum of $25 for this worthy cause and bring a tube of unused toothpaste as a donation for AIDS Project Los Angeles on the day of the walk.

For Clubs & Organizations:

*We ask that you organize a fundraising event for this worthy cause. Additionally, we ask that each individual in your group brings a stick of unused deodorant as a donation for AIDS Project Los Angeles on the day of the walk.

After you have completed the steps above, be sure to take the final step and reserve your seat by visiting http://studentvoice.com/csun/aidswalk2013registration. 

 

Light breakfast will also be provided. For any questions or information contact Unified We Serve by emailing unifiedweserve@csun.edu or by calling the Matador Involvement Center at (818) 677-5111.

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Image for Mischa Maisky, cello Mischa Maisky, cello

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/mischa-maisky-cello/

Beethoven: 7 variations on a theme from Mozart's "Magic Flute"
Britten: Cello Sonata
Russian Romances: various selections

Nicknamed "Rostropovich of the Future" by the late, great Russian virtuoso, Grammy-nominated Mischa Maisky has made over 30 recordings with premier orchestras such as the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, the London Symphony, and the Israeli Philharmonic as an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist during the last 25 years. Poetry and exquisite delicacy combined with great temperament and brilliant technique are Maisky's artistic trademarks and will be on full display in this evening's inspiring repertoire.

Women's Soccer vs. UC Santa Barbara *Doubleheader*

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Soccer hosts UC Santa Barbara! 

Don't miss Men's Soccer take on Cal Poly following this match at 6:30 p.m.! Separate ticket is required for each contest. 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Men's Soccer vs. Cal Poly

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Soccer hosts Cal Poly!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Image for Interpreneur or Entrepreneur?Interpreneur or Entrepreneur?

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - University Student Union, Grand Salon
http://www.csunalumni.com/october

Do you have what it takes to be an "interpreneur"? Kickstart your career with skills you already have and move up in the world! Event is free and open to CSUN Students/Alumni/FacultyParking is $6.00 in parking structure G3 (Zelzah/Prairie)

Image for GRILLGRILL

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Northridge Center, University Student Union

Fall 2013 Lecture Series

Please join this co-sponsored event which is the first in a series of events entitled GRILL (Gender, Race, Identity and the Law in our Lives)

This first event is focused on the recent Voting Rights Act decision from the Supreme Court.  Panelists include Rick Hasen, UC Irvine and Jane Junn from USC.

Panelists include:

Kareem Crayton, J.D. Stanford, Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford

Rich Hasen, J.D. UCLA, Ph.D., Political Science, UCLA

Jane Junn, Ph.D. Political Science, University of Chicago

Derek Muller, J.D. Notre Dame

This event is co-sponsored by:  The Provost, the Colleges of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Departments of Political Science, Queer Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Chicano/a Studies, Pan African Studies, Central American Studies, and Civil Discourse and Social Change, and the University Student Union

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Image for MAESTRA - A Documentary Film by Catherine Murphy MAESTRA - A Documentary Film by Catherine Murphy

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Noski Auditorium (NA 101)

MAESTRA explores this story through the personal testimonies of the young women who went out to teach literacy in rural communities across the island - and found themselves deeply transformed in the process. Based in living history, MAESTRA aims to spark contemporary dialogue, reflection, and positive social change.

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Wednesday, October 16 7:30 pm - Sunday, October 20 2:00 pm - Nordhoff Hall (NH) Little Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

ELEMENO PEA by Molly Metzler

Blue Collar meets upper crust in this comedy of bad manners. On Martha's Vineyard, two sisters square off in a rapid-fire social satire that connects the head, heart and funny bone is one audacious sweep. Directed by Peter Grego.

Wed-Sat 7:30, Sun 2pm.  Oct 11-12-13, 16-17-18-19-20

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Image for The Joy Luck Club: Plan-B EntertainmentThe Joy Luck Club: Plan-B Entertainment

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Plaza del sol Concert Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/plan-b-entertainment-presents-the-joy-luck-club/

The Joy Luck Club proudly takes the stage at the Plaza del Sol Concert Hall, and will astound the audience in a premier theatrical performance of Amy Tan's masterpiece that has topped The New York Times best-seller list for 75 weeks.  A timeless tale with universal relevance, four immigrant women and their four American born daughters follow their paths of hopes, fears and tragic pasts and explore familiar themes of family, hope, love, sacrifice, strength and wishes for a better life. "Moving moments... Beautiful..." raves Variety.

Image for 1st Annual Silent Auction & Recognition Ceremony1st Annual Silent Auction & Recognition Ceremony

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

Please plan to attend the 1st Annual Silent Auction and Recognition Ceremony hosted by the DuBois-Hamer Institute for Academic Achievement.

Auction items include Student Recreation Center memberships, baby boy/girl baskets, gift cards, and food certificates, to name a few. The purpose of the event is to honor our former Directors of DHIAA and establish seed money for the institute.

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Psychology's Got Talent

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Grand Salon, University Student Union

Psychology's Got Talent!

The Psychology Department invites students, faculty, staff, everyone to attend the 5th Annual Talent Show, Exhibit, and Silent Auction - Psychology’s Got Talent.

The doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. Suggested donations at the door is ONLY $5. All proceeds support the Department of Psychology’s Creative Endeavors Scholarship.

Thursday, October 17th 6pm-10pm, Grand Salon, University Student Union

Thank you for your support!

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CSUN Cinematheque

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

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf), 1974 -- 93 mins.

A lonely German widow meets and falls in love with an Arab man in this updated homage to Douglas Sirk's All That Heaven Allows. Here Fassbinder expertly uses the power of the melodrama to underscore the racial tensions threatening German culture.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Image for Jon Batiste and Stay HumanJon Batiste and Stay Human

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/jon-batiste-and-stay-human/

Jonathan Batiste is the founder and leader of The Stay Human Band, a modern jazz ensemble noted for its world-class music, high-energy and uplifting spirit. A talented and already well-traveled ambassador for jazz, this dapper young musician and his band have ignited the New York City music scene and is poised to take over Los Angeles, as well. The debut in our Great Hall promises to be one of the season's much talked about performances.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Image for Bernadette PetersBernadette Peters

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/bernadette-peters/

Broadway's brightest star, three-time Tony Award-winner Bernadette Peters returns to the Great Hall's stage for an exciting evening of songs from Broadway shows as well as from Grammy Award-winning albums, including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim, and others. Ms. Peters, who most recently was seen on Broadway in Sondheim's Follies and A Little Night Music and on the NBC-TV series SMASH, continues to thrill audiences nationwide. Join the inimitable actress, singer, author and humanitarian in a glamorous evening with full orchestra as only Bernadette Peters can do.

Image for More Like You Than NotMore Like You Than Not

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm - USU Northridge Center
http://csunnsslha.wordpress.com/

The CSUN National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) presents, "More Like You Than Not."  The Communication Disorders and Sciences' student group is sponsoring speakers from the film, "Wretches and Jabberers" to present and discuss the film and their struggles with autism. Both stars of the film have autism and communicate through typing. They advocate for people with disabilities and try to spread awareness about autism, communication and intelligence.  For more information, visit the CSUN NSSLHA website. Seating is limited, so RSVP ASAP.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Image for Film: The PinFilm: The Pin

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Laemmle’s Town Center 5 17200 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA 91316
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF13.html

The Pin


This new Yiddish language film is an unusual love story. An elderly religious Jewish man working in a morgue as a shomer (a person who keeps the body company until it is ready for burial) is plunged into remembering his past when the body of his long-lost first love arrives. In flashback memories, he recalls their meeting in a deserted Lithuanian barn during the Nazi invasion when both were hiding from the killing squads. Their fear and desperation turn into love and a pledge of eternal commitment -- until an unexpected intrusion changes everything. The intensity and quiet beauty of this film provoke reflection on love, forgiveness, and coming to terms with the past. 83 minutes, in Yiddish with English subtitles. Followed by Q & A with CSUN Jewish Studies faculty.

Co-Sponsored by Adat Ari El, Temple Ramat Zion, and CSUN Hillel

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

Laemmle’s Town Center 5
17200 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Image for Dancing with Monsters: Gender and the Creative EdgeDancing with Monsters: Gender and the Creative Edge

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Whitsett Room, SH 451

The Gender and Women's Studies Department, The Women's Research and Resource Center and The Office of Research and Graduate Studies Distinguished Speakers Visitors Program present:

Phenomenal Woman Lecture and Performance "Dancing with Monsters: Gender and the Creative Edge" by Maria Elena Gaitan (Chola Con Cello).

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Image for CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 1568
http://www.ecs.csun.edu/ecsdean/docs/BrownBagSeriesfall2013.pdf

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

Bruno Osorno, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Aspects of Smart Grid for Teaching and Research

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Image for Campus Sustainability DayCampus Sustainability Day

11:00 am - 3:15 pm - USU, Northridge Center
http://www.csun.edu/sustainability

The Institute for Sustainability is hosting a CSUN Campus Sustainability Day event on TRASH on Tuesday, October 22 11am - 3:15pm in the USU Northridge Center.

11:00am-12:15pm: "Bag It" A film about our dirty love affair with trash followed by Q&A with a panel of experts

12:30-1:45pm: "Building a Triple Bottom Line Company: Why, how to succeed, and challenges to expect"

   -Megan Havrda, EcoAdvisory Board Chairwoman, BeGreen Packaging

"Simplicity: A shovel, a wheelbarrow and a bag of seeds"

   -Kreigh Hampel, Recycling Coordinator, City of Burbank

2:00-3:15pm: "Capitalism Must Die! Our Planet is not Expendable"

   -Stephanie McMillan, award-winning political cartoonist

11:00am-3:00pm: Bring your old ink-jet cartridges and cell phones for recycling! Sponsored by AS Campus Recycling Services

Get involved with the Thirst Project! Visit their table to find out more.

Image for Drop In/Take Ten: Speed Career MentoringDrop In/Take Ten: Speed Career Mentoring

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Library: Ferman Presentation Room
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/drop-in-take-ten/

The Bonita J. Campbell Endowment for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) invites you to its second annual speed mentoring event in the Library's Ferman Presentation Room.

Students can meet with professional engineers and scientists and participate in speed mentoring sessions from 4:00 to 6:00pm. Peggy Nelson, vice president of engineering and global product development for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector, will be the keynote speaker at 4pm.

Image for The Silk Road EnsembleThe Silk Road Ensemble

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/the-silk-road-ensemble/

This evening's eclectic performance marks the 15th anniversary of artistic director Yo-Yo Ma's internationally minded non-profit arts, cultural and educational organization The Silk Road Project, which presents performances by the critically-acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble. The iconic performance group is a collective of internationally-renowned performers and composers from more than 20 countries who collaborate on a diverse range of musical and multimedia projects. The 60-member globetrotting ensemble has performed in 105 cities, 30 countries and recorded five albums, with its most recent release Off the Map being nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album in 2011. Join us for an exhilarating celebration where "Classical music making rarely achieves this combination of spontaneity and superb craftsmanship" -- The Washington Post

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Men's Soccer vs. Cal State Fullerton

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Soccer hosts Cal State Fullerton! 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Image for Josh TurnerJosh Turner

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/josh-turner/

One of country music's most recognizable hit-makers earning numerous CMA, ACM and Grammy nominations since the release of his debut album Long Black Train, Josh Turner has sold more than five million albums and garnered four No. 1 hits, including three multi-week chart-toppers: "Your Man," "Would You Go With Me," and "Why Don't We Just Dance," a four-week No. 1 smash hit that was named the most-played song in 2010 by MediaBase, as well as the debut single "Time is Love" that soared to No. 1 on the Best of 2012 Billboard Country Chart. This evening, the sensational country superstar brings his dynamic energy to the Valley Performing Arts Center and proves he is one of the "most effective...hard-core country...performers of his generation." 

CSUN Cinematheque

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

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

Effi Briest (Fontane Effi Briest), 1974 -- 141 mins.

This story of a young girl forced into an arranged marriage with an older aristocrat is adapted from Theodor Fontane's 1895 novel. Coming at the midpoint of his career, the visually stunning Effi Briest is one of Fassbinder's greatest and most acclaimed films

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Women's Volleyball vs. Hawai'i

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball hosts Hawai'i!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Richard Smith Lecture Series

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our next speaker for the Richard W. Smith lecture will be Dr. Michael Shermer. He is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientfic American, the host of the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech, and Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University. His lecture is entitled The Believing Brain: From Ghosts, Gods, and Aliens to Conspiracies, Economics, and Politics - How the Brain Constructs Beliefs and Reinforces Them as Truths. Dr. Shermer’s lecture will be on Thursday, October 24 in the Whitsett Room at 7:00 p.m.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Image for OPERA - DIE FLEDERMAUSOPERA - DIE FLEDERMAUS

7:30 pm - 7:30 pm - nordhoff Hall (NH) Campus Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

DIE FLEDERMAUS by Joann Strauss II, from a German libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genee

The Waltz King's madcap masterpiece offers a rousing evening of mistaken identities, flirtations, and light-hearted deceit. This delightful Viennese farce is filled with effervescent melodies, lilting waltzes, and a rollicking tribute to champagne. Directed by Eli Villanueva, musical direction by John Roscigno, choreography by J'aime Morrison. Sung in English

Four performances only: Oct 25-26, Nov 2-3  NOTE CURTAIN TIMES:  Fri-Sat 7:30pm, final Sun 2pm

Image for Careers in GeographyCareers in Geography

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Sierra Hall, Room 120

The Department of Geography - Departmental Lecture Series presents

Careers in Georgaphy:  Spotlight on the U.S. Census Bureau

A special presentation by

Tom Loo, United States Census Bureau.  Tom is the Program Coordinator for the Census Bureau's National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and other Populations.

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Women's Soccer vs. Long Beach State

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Soccer hosts Long Beach State!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Image for L.A. Printmaking Society 21st Nat'l ExhibitionL.A. Printmaking Society 21st Nat'l Exhibition

Saturday, October 26 - Saturday, December 14 All Day - Art Galleries
http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries

Opening Reception: October 26, 5-9 pm
Gallery Talk: October 28 10am
This important biennial event will showcase recent works from some of the most intriguing and creative printmakers working in the USA and Canada today. The LAPS 21st National program will also include workshops, lectures, guided tours and satellite shows at other venues in Los Angeles and Orange County. Printmaking in the 21st Century is having a wide resurgence that has triggered bold innovation and experimentation as well as a rediscovery of the beauty of traditional techniques of this versatile and egalitarian art form. This exhibition and its ancillary events offer a wide outlook of its richness and scope.

Image for Shanghai Ballet: La SylphideShanghai Ballet: La Sylphide

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/shanghai-ballet-la-sylphide/

One of the most famous propaganda ballets to have emerged from the Cultural Revolution, White-Haired Girl brought critical acclaim to the regional dance company in 1979. Since then, Shanghai Ballet has become one of the most pre-eminent international ballet companies in the world. Known for presenting ingenious interpretations of classical and contemporary repertoire, the ensemble under Xin Lili's artistic direction will enchant audiences with its exquisite performance of La Sylphide -- a romantic tale of a young man forever chasing an elusive, celestial being, only to encounter tragedy and heartache.

"The costumes were dazzling... Starting off in a low-key manner, the Shanghai Ballet ... built to a crescendo of rapidfire over-the-head lifts and tours en l'air at the sold-out ... Auditorium." 
-- Dottie Ashley, The Post and Courier

Will History Repeat Itself?

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Whitstt Room, Sierra Hall 451, Fourth Floor

Captain Dallas Bethea presents Will History Repeat Itself?

The First Annual History Department Distinguished Alumni Lecture

In 1988, CSUN Alumnus Dallas Bethea commanding officer of the guided missile frigate USS Gary, confronted a challenge no US naval officer had faced in more than 40 years; surface combat with an armed foe.  He will discuss this event and evaluate the possibility of a near future repeat in the Middle East or Pacific.

Captain Bethea will reflect on his 32 years in the Navy and how his time as a History major at CSUN shaped his successful career.

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Men's Soccer vs. UC Irvine

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Soccer hosts UC Irvine! 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Image for Shanghai Ballet: The Butterfly LoversShanghai Ballet: The Butterfly Lovers

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/shanghai-ballet-the-butterfly-lovers/

The Shanghai Ballet, whose performance of The White-Haired Girl won them the Gold Medal of the Best Classical Dance Works of the 20th Century in China, has become one of the world's premier international ballet companies. Since its founding in 1979, many of the ensemble's brilliant and rising young dancers have won numerous awards in global and nationwide competitions.

Under the graceful and lyrical temperament of Artistic Director Xin Lili, the company performs one of its signature folk-infused -- The Butterfly Lovers, a classical Western masterwork that follows a young couple's ill-fated romance. Elegant choreography, beautiful costumes, expressive hand gestures and theatrical pantomime convey the story's bittersweet beauty and complement Shanghai Ballet's stunning classical technique.

Women's Soccer vs. UC Irvine

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Soccer hosts UC Irvine!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.!

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Second Annual Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics:  The Good News on Global Violence Reduction, the Bad News on America, and How Interfaith Relations Can Help Shape our Future  has been cancelled(CANCELLED)Second Annual Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics: The Good News on Global Violence Reduction, the Bad News on America, and How Interfaith Relations Can Help Shape our Future

9:30 am - 10:45 am - University Student Union, Thousand Oaks Room
http://www.csun.edu/jewish.studies/calendarF13.html

Second Annual Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics:
“The Good News on Global Violence Reduction, the Bad News on America, and How Interfaith Relations Can Help Shape our Future” (see website for more details)


Presented by Marc Gopin, Ph.D.


Marc Gopin is the Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (CRDC), the James H. Laue Professor at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, USA, and co-owner of MEJDI, a peace tourism business that embraces the multiple narratives of indigenous peoples. Gopin has pioneered projects at CRDC in Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Palestine and Israel. He received his Ph.D. in Ethics from Brandeis University and is the author of five books.

RSVP. Please call (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu to reserve a seat.
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Jewish Studies Program
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA 91330-8415
(818) 677-3007
jewish.studies@csun.edu

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Image for Applied Behavior Analysis Speaker SeriesApplied Behavior Analysis Speaker Series

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451

The CSUN Applied Behavior Analysis Speaker Series presents:

"Cliff Notes for Working with Insurance Companies and Lessons Learned in the Field"

Featuring Dr. David Adams, LPCC, BCBA-D

Working with managed health care companies can be time consuming and frustrating. It is common for many behavioral healthcare professionals to spend hours and hours on the phone trying to figure out how to become in network, check benefits for a client, obtain authorizations, and bill insurance companies. Unfortunately, most training programs in behavioral analysis do not equip students for these challenges.

Sponsored by the Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program and the Master's Program in Behavioral Clinical Psychology.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Image for Noche de Ofrende and Miccailhuitl - Dia de Los MuertosNoche de Ofrende and Miccailhuitl - Dia de Los Muertos

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Chicano House (CH), cross streets Plummer and Etiwanda
http://www.mechacsun.org/dia-de-los-muertos1.html

This year we will have a two-day celebration starting Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5pm with the Noche de Ofrenda. The Noche de Ofrenda is a time to tell stories, reflect on our time with our loved ones, share food, recite poetry, and view the altars. This is to open the event for MICCAILHUITL: Dia de los Muertos on Friday, November 1, 2013 starting at 6pm. There will be live music, Danzas, vendors, food, speakers, and elaborate altars meant to honor those who have passed. Every one of all ages is welcome to come celebrate life, whether past or present.

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Image for Distinguished Visitor's Speaker SeriesDistinguished Visitor's Speaker Series

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Northridge Center, University Student Union

The Distinguished Visitor's Speaker Series presents

Pathways to Inclusive Teaching and Learning Excellence in the 21st Century

This presentation will highlight a mixture of instructional styles, critical thinking within the context of ethnic and cultural studies, alternate approaches to epistemology, and an ongoing multicultural/multiethnic dialogue within the academy. 

Dr.  Joseph L. White will discuss the synergy created by combining four major teaching and learning strategies.  He will facilitate discovery and rediscovery of fascination with the learning process, activate internal motivation to pursue life-long learning and encourage students to actively participate in the betterment of society.

Dr. White is current professor emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine where he spent most of his creer as a teacher, supervising psychologist, mentor, and Director of ethinc studies and cross-cultural programs. 

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CSUN Cinematheque

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

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

Chinese Roulette (Chinesisches Roulette), 1976 -- 81 mins.

In Chinese Roulette, one of Fassbinder's most enigmatic films, a philandering married couple and their respective lovers are brought together for the weekend by their disabled daughter. A hypnotically stylish gothic thriller with a wicked twist of social satire.

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Women's Volleyball vs. Cal State Fullerton

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball hosts Cal State Fullerton!

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Friday, November 01, 2013

Image for Noche de Ofrende and Miccailhuitl - Dia de Los MuertosNoche de Ofrende and Miccailhuitl - Dia de Los Muertos

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Chicano House (CH), cross streets Plummer and Etiwanda
http://www.mechacsun.org/dia-de-los-muertos1.html

This year we will have a two-day celebration starting Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 5pm with the Noche de Ofrenda. The Noche de Ofrenda is a time to tell stories, reflect on our time with our loved ones, share food, recite poetry, and view the altars. This is to open the event for MICCAILHUITL: Dia de los Muertos on Friday, November 1, 2013 starting at 6pm. There will be live music, Danzas, vendors, food, speakers, and elaborate altars meant to honor those who have passed. Every one of all ages is welcome to come celebrate life, whether past or present.

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Image for Estonian National SymphonyEstonian National Symphony

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/estonian-national-symphony-orchestra/

Neeme Jarvi, artistic director and principal conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Part: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten 
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Originally a small radio orchestra, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra enjoys increasing acclaim for its concerts, Grammy Award-winning recordings and festival appearances around the world. When political borders opened for the first time in 2009, American audiences delighted in the ensemble's magnificent debut, which prompted the orchestra's first U.S. tour. Artistic Director and distinguished conductor Neeme Javri brings flair and finesse to the evening and offers special insight into centuries of masterful Baltic orchestral tradition.

"The playing of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra is superb..." 
full of color and much-needed atmosphere." -- The Daily Telegraph

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Image for OPERA- DIE FLEDERMAUSOPERA- DIE FLEDERMAUS

7:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Nordhoff Hall 's Campus Theatre
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

DIE FLEDERMAUS by Joann Strauss II, from a German libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genee

The Waltz King's madcap masterpiece offers a rousing evening of mistaken identities, flirtations, and light-hearted deceit. This delightful Viennese farce is filled with effervescent melodies, lilting waltzes, and a rollicking tribute to champagne. Directed by Eli Villanueva, musical direction by John Roscigno, choreography by J'aime Morrison. Sung in English

Four performances only: Oct 25-26, Nov 2-3   NOTE CURTAIN TIMES Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, final Sun 2pm

Image for Brown Center 10thBrown Center 10th

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Brown Center
http://www.csun.edu/health-human-development/news/brown-center-celebrates-10-years-6

On November 2nd, the Abbott and Linda Brown Western Center for Adaptive Aquatic Therapy will celebrate 10 years of service to the community. A natural extension of the land-based programs at the Center of Achievement through Adapted Physical Activity, the Brown Center offers exercise programs for people with physical challenges in 4 treatment specific pools. The risk of falling is minimized and the buoyancy of the water makes movement easier. More: Health and Human Development News

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Men's Soccer vs. UC Riverside

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matador Soccer Field
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Men's Soccer hosts UC Riverside! 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Women's Volleyball vs. UC Riverside

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball hosts UC Riverside! 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Monday, November 04, 2013

Image for My Favorite MoviesMy Favorite Movies

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

The Palm Beach Story1942 -- 88 mins.

On Monday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Armer Theater, TV Writer/Executive Producer Jeff Greenstein will present The Palm Beach Story, written and directed by Preston Sturges.  Please join us for the screening of this classic screwball comedy, followed by a discussion and Q&A with the Emmy Award-winning writer/producer of such shows as Dream On, Friends, Will and Grace, Desperate Housewives, and Husbands.  Admission is free.

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Image for CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 1568
http://www.ecs.csun.edu/ecsdean/docs/BrownBagSeriesfall2013.pdf

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

Rais Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Guided Wave Application in Structural Health Monitoring

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Image for Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative (CDSC) Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative (CDSC)

4:15 pm - 6:15 pm - University Student Union Theatre

The Civil Discourse and Social Change (CDSC) Initiative Presents:

Dark Girls

a documentary screening, reception, and discussion with Producer/Director Channsin Berry.

"A documentary exploring the deep seated biased and attitudes about skin color particularly darked-skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Image for Valley Pioneer Lecture Series in California HistoryValley Pioneer Lecture Series in California History

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451
http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/history

The Valley Pioneer Lecture Series in California History presents:

Professor Frank P. Barajas, California State University, Channel Islands

"Creating Cesar Chavez:  The Fight Against the Bracero Program in Ventura County"

Professor Frank Barajas' first book, Curious Unions:  Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California in 1898-1961 (2012) explores the ways in which the Mexican community forged intriguing partnerships with other ethnic groups within Oxnard in the first half of the twentieth century and the resulting economic exchanges, cultural practices, and labor and community activism.  Profesor Barajas examines how the Oxnard ethnic Mexican population exercised its agency in alliance with other groups and organizations to meet their needs before large-scale protests and labor unions were engaged. 

Seating is limited.  Please RSVP to the Department of History at 818-677-3566 and to obtain parking information.

For more information on the lecture visit the Department of History webpage at http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/history.

Copies of Curious Unions:  Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California 1898-1961 will be available for purchase.

A reception will be held after the lecture.

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CSUN Cinematheque

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

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun), 1979 -- 120 mins.

The Marriage of Maria Braun is Fassbinder's most well-known film and his greatest box-office success. This story of a woman picking herself up from the ruins of her own life, and her country’s, was the first in a series of films of about life in postwar Germany.

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Image for Turtle Island Quartet with Nellie McKayTurtle Island Quartet with Nellie McKay

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/turtle-island-quartet-with-guest-nellie-mckay/

Rush pricing available now! $12 for students, $17 for faculty & staff.

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Nellie McKay joins forces with the two-time Grammy award-winning Turtle Island Quartet to present a delightfully kaleidoscopic view of the music of Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn, and the Weimar cabaret of the 1920's. While the combination of voice and strings has long been a staple of the classical genre as well as of contemporary music, Nellie McKay's talents on piano, mallets, and ukulele and Turtle Island's famed innovative rhythmic techniques unleash an unprecedented range of possibilities. A healthy dose of original music, for which both Ms. McKay and the Turtle Island Quartet are renowned, rounds out this sweeping concert.

"...The ability to create the best jazz, rock, bluegrass and the rest in sonorities that are rich, transparent, balanced and blessedly lightly amplified." --The Washington Post

"...spicing up and stretching out cultural parameters of string quartet tradition ... This is a group with a sterling past, future and an evolving present." --Santa Barbara News Press

Friday, November 08, 2013

Image for Hiding In A Cave of Trunks: A Prominent Jewish Family's Century in Shanghai and Internment in a WWII POW CampHiding In A Cave of Trunks: A Prominent Jewish Family's Century in Shanghai and Internment in a WWII POW Camp

11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Orange Grove (OG)
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/hiding-in-a-cave-of-trunks/

Author, musician, artist, and international speaker, Ester Shifrin, will discuss her book, Hiding in a Cave of Trunks: A Prominent Jewish Family's Century in Shanghai and Internment in a WWII POW Camp, at a buffet luncheon hosted by the Friends of the Oviatt Library.

From their privileged lifestyle in Shanghai, to years of detention in a Prisoner of War camp, Shifrin's book tells the true life, multi-generational saga of her family's fascinating history. During her presentation on Friday, November 8, China-born Ester Benjamin Shifrin will discuss her book and share some of the cultural treasures and tribulations associated with the colorful and ethnically diverse population of Shanghai; a city that is often referred to as "the Paris of the East."

Reservations required.

Image for Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan  Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/mariachi-vargas-de-tecalitlan/

Revered as guardians of the mariachi legacy, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan presents a festive repertoire of rhythms, dance, and vocals for an exciting evening of pageantry and musical virtuosity. Founded in 1897, the quintessential kings of Mexican folk music earned their reputation as el mejor mariachi del mundo (the best mariachi group in the world) by virtue of their commitment to tradition and emphasis on superior musicianship and singing ability. Breaking new ground, the legendary group added to its prolific collection a first-ever mariachi opera -- Cruzar La Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon), which debuted in November 2010 and was created by director Jose "Pepe" Martinez, Sr.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Image for 8th Annual APA LA Student Symposium 8th Annual APA LA Student Symposium

9:00 am - 2:00 pm - USU Grand Salon
http://www.upsn.wordpress.com

The Urban Planning Students of Northridge (UPSN) are hosting the 8th Annual APA LA Student Symposium! This year's topic is, "Sustainable Suburbanism." Subtopics will address the many planning constraints and solutions to transforming urban sprawl into sustainable communities. 

Reserve your space at www.upsn.wordpress.com "register" tab. 

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Image for International Education WeekInternational Education Week

Tuesday, November 12 1:00 pm - Friday, November 15 3:00 pm - JR 316

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Image for CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013

12:00 pm - 12:00 pm - JD 1568
http://www.ecs.csun.edu/ecsdean/docs/BrownBagSeriesfall2013.pdf

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

Behzad Bavarian, Professor, Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management

Polymer Protective Barriers for Improved Implantable Glucose Sensor Life

Image for Irish Chamber OrchestraIrish Chamber Orchestra

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/irish-chamber-orchestra/

Rush pricing available now! $12 for students, $17 for faculty & staff.

JoAnn Faletta, conductor
Sir James Galway, flute
Lady Jeanne Galway, flute

Harty: In Ireland
Mozart: Flute Concerto in D
Hammond: Carolan Variations
Mendelssohn: Symphony 3

The Irish Chamber Orchestra has gained a remarkable reputation as a fresh and vibrant force on the Irish and international scene. Led by the effervescent JoAnn Falleta and featuring flute virtuosos Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway, the fierce and fully seasoned ensemble display explosive power and driving energy, performing a diverse repertoire ranging from classical to modern day masterpieces and new commissions. Programs and artists subject to change without notice.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Image for Environmental ImpactsEnvironmental Impacts

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Flintridge Room
http://wwww.csunas.org or www.csunsustainability.org

Environmental Impacts - Oil Rigs

Guest Speaker:

Maria D'orsogna

One woman's story as she fights big oil in Italy.

Image for Financial Literacy 101Financial Literacy 101

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Flintridge Room, USU
http://www.facebook.com/smartspenders

Learn some financial basics and get tips from a financial literacy expert! Topics include budgeting, building credit, loans and more! Open to the CSUN community! 

RSVP by contacting us at smartspenders@my.csun.edu.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Image for Genre and Empire in the MediterraneanGenre and Empire in the Mediterranean

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Manzanita Hall, room 122

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Image for EOH Speed MentoringEOH Speed Mentoring

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - USU Northridge Room
http://www.csun.edu/hhd/eoh/

Environmental and Occupational Health Speed Mentoring Event:

The portal to your professional Career is here! Talk one-on-one with EOH profesionals, learn from diverse experiences in today's workplaces, discover the best EOH career option for you! Pizza and refreshments will be served. Sign up at the EOH Department office (JD 1537) or email your name to www.csuneohsa@gmail.com 

NOTE the corrected location for this event. It will be held in the USU Northridge Room. 

From Chaos to Clarity  has been cancelled(CANCELLED)From Chaos to Clarity

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Online Webinar (RSVP @ www.csunalumni.com)
http://www.csunalumni.com/clarity

Cancelled

Webinar is viewable from any computer! Learn how to get started with moving from chaos to clarity! Beginning strategies in dealing with two-legged clutter (difficult people) and clearing clutter in general. Q&A will follow this live online webinar. Presented by Regina Lark ('90). Hosted by the Alumni Association and the Career Center.

Women's Volleyball vs. Cal Poly

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball hosts Cal Poly! 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.!

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Image for PLAY - THE SEAGULLPLAY - THE SEAGULL

Friday, November 15 7:30 pm - Sunday, November 17 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre of the VPAC
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Paul Schmidt

How can a young artist create new forms of expression when he can barely talk to his own mother?  And how can she celebrate her son's new ideas without making herself a has-been? Chekhov's darkly comic masterpiece, challenging the compatibility of art and love. Directed by Larry Biederman

Nov 15-16-17, 20-21-22-23-24  Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2pm

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Image for David SedarisDavid Sedaris

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/david-sedaris/

FREE TICKETS available to students! Bring your CSUN ID to the VPAC box office.

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humorists. He returns to our Great Hall stage armed with his razor-sharp observations, slicing through cultural euphemisms and political correctness with whimsical satire.

Sedaris' work includes books such as Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer) and his latest, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls.

Women's Volleyball vs. UC Santa Barbara

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Women's Volleyball hosts UC Santa Barbara! 

Free admission with CSUN student I.D.! 

Wear RED! Be LOUD! Stand with the Matadors! 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Image for Beat the Blues WeekBeat the Blues Week

Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22 All Day - Various Locations
http://facebook.com/csunbluesproject

The Blues Project Presents: Beat the Blues Week

November 18-22

For details, follow us:

Instagram: thebluesproject

or

Facebook: www.facebook.com/csunbluesproject

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Image for CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 1568
http://www.ecs.csun.edu/ecsdean/docs/BrownBagSeriesfall2013.pdf

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

C.T. Lin, Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Development of an Intelligent Wheelchair

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Image for Nonviolence, Islam and the Paradigm of CordobaNonviolence, Islam and the Paradigm of Cordoba

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm - Oviatt Library - Jack and Florence Ferman Room
http://www.csun.edu/meis/

Nonviolence, Islam and the Paradigm of Cordoba - Discussion by Ramin Jahanbegloo, Department of Political Science, York University

Introducing the New Book by Dr. Jahanbegloo: The Gandhian Moment (Harvard University Press, 2013)

Ramin Jahanbegloo is a well-known Iranian-Canadian philosopher. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy, History and Political Science and later his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University. In October 2009 Jahanbegloo became the winner of the Peace Prize from the United Nations Association in Spain for his extensive academic works in promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy for non-violence.

The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS) Program at CSUN is an interdisciplinary minor offering courses in the languages, histories, religions, cultures, sociology and politics of the Middle East. It seeks to enhance students’ understanding of Islamic cultures and the Muslim communities both internationally and within the United States: www.csun.edu/meis

Contact: MEIS, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, CSU, Northridge, Sierra Hall 194, Telephone: (818) 677-6762 or 818-677-7218

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Image for PLAY - THE SEAGULLPLAY - THE SEAGULL

Wednesday, November 20 7:30 pm - Sunday, November 24 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre of the VPAC
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Paul Schmidt

How can a young artist create new forms of expression when he can barely talk to his own mother?  And how can she celebrate her son's new ideas without making herself a has-been? Chekhov's darkly comic masterpiece, challenging the compatibility of art and love. Directed by Larry Biederman

Nov 15-16-17, 20-21-22-23-24  Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2pm

Image for Unrest: Founding of the Cal State Northridge Chicana/o Studies Department Unrest: Founding of the Cal State Northridge Chicana/o Studies Department

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/unrest/#more-930

Unrest: Founding of the Cal State Northridge Chicana/o Studies Department - a documentary by Miguel Duran

Unrest captures the undeniable spirit of a courageous few who against all odds fought to create an institution of pride and education from which the largest department of its kind was formed.


A brief question and answer period with Miguel Duran will follow the film.

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Unrest: Founding of the Cal State Northridge Chicana/o Studies Department

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/unrest/#more-930

Unrest: Founding of the Cal State Northridge Chicana/o Studies Department – a documentary by Miguel Duran

Unrest captures the undeniable spirit of a courageous few who – against all odds – fought to create an institution of pride and education from which the largest department of its kind was formed.


A brief question and answer period with Miguel Duran will follow the film.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Image for The Business of AthleticsThe Business of Athletics

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - University Student Union, Grand Salon
http://www.csunalumni.com/athletics

Come hear what successful working CSUN alumni professionals have to share about the industry of athletics. Panelists include professionals in the LA Dodgers, LA Clippers, Staples Center, and Sport Chalet.

Image for Boston Pops Espalande OrchestraBoston Pops Espalande Orchestra

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/boston-pops-esplanade-orchestra/

Under the inimitable style of conductor Keith Lockhart, the world-renowned Boston Pops comes to the Valley Performing Arts Center and enthusiastically re-creates the sounds that dominated Broadway, concert halls, and the silver screen, from past to present. This evening's performance is guaranteed to raise nostalgic murmurs, cheers from the audience, and standing ovations when favorites such as the Overture to Candide, "Rhapsody in Blue," "42nd Street," "Hedwig's Theme" from Harry Potter, "Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy," "Dancing Queen," "Bohemian Rhapsody," and "Stars and Stripes Forever" resonate in the Great Hall. "...the best-known, most recorded and arguably most popular orchestra in the United States." --New York Times

Image for Professor Paul Von BlumProfessor Paul Von Blum

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Thousand Oaks Room, University Student Union

The Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program and the Department of Pan African Studies present:

Prof. Paul Von Blum with guest artist, Elizabeth Von Notrias

"Paul Robeson:  the Greatest American Nobody Knows"

Thursday,  November 21st at 2:00 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Room, University Student Union

Prof. Paul Von Blum is currently a Senior Lecturer in Afro-American Studies and Communication Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), and the author of the new book, Paul Robeson for Beginners.

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CSUN Cinematheque

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

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

Lola1981 -- 113 mins.

In 1950s Germany, a social-climbing cabaret singer and prostitute sets her calculated sights on an honest politician. Shot in eye-popping childlike colors, Fassbinder's homage to Josef von Sternberg's The Blue Angel stands as a dark satiric tribute to capitalism.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Women's Basketball vs. BYU

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Join our Women's Basketball team as they host the BYU Cougars in an afternoon match-up on Saturday, November 23!

It's Dollar Day and all fans will receive $1 general admission!


In addition, the first 100 guests at the concessions stand will receive $1 Matadogs and $1 soft drinks!

Image for Lar Lubovitch Dance CompanyLar Lubovitch Dance Company

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/lar-lubovitch-dance-company/

Rush pricing available now! $12 for students, $17 for faculty & staff.

The Lar Lubovitch Dance Company celebrates its 45th anniversary this season with a presentation of the choreographer's poignant and stunning Transparent Things. Lubovitch's lively work is based on the Pablo Picasso painting Family of Saltimbanques, which depicts a world of street performers and entertainers. Pairing the dreamily beautiful Debussy String Quartet in G minor with masterfully crafted performance art, Transparent Things is a lovely offering to unrepentant romanticism, realized through the deeply humanistic genius of "one of the ten best choreographer's in the world," says the New York Times.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Image for #15 Men's Soccer vs Stanford/LMU  2nd Rd. NCAA Tournament! #15 Men's Soccer vs Stanford/LMU 2nd Rd. NCAA Tournament!

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Soccer Field (SO)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Join us at Matador Soccer Field as #15 CSUN Men's Soccer hosts a second round match of the 2013 NCAA Tournament!
The Matadors will host the winner of the Stanford/LMU first round match that will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Stanford.


General Admission Tickets:
$10-Adult
$7-CSUN student w/ID, College student w/ID, Youth (17 & under) Senior (60+) CSUN Fac/Staff*, Military*, CSUN Alumni Assn. Members*
*Must have ID

Wear RED!  Be LOUD!  Stand with the Matadors!!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Image for Bi-Annual Men of Color EnquiryBi-Annual Men of Color Enquiry

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Grand Salon

Bi-Annual Men of Color Enquiry & Student Poster Session

"Understanding the Student Engagement Experiences of African American Males"

Please join the "PAS 325:  The Black Man in Contemporary Times" class as student groups will present posters on their work concerning Black men.

This inquiry-based learning approach allows students to become actively invovled in the learning process and gives them the opportunity to engage in course material.

This event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Grand Salon.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Image for Radisson Thanksgiving Women's Basketball Tournament  Hampton vs. Utah St. Radisson Thanksgiving Women's Basketball Tournament Hampton vs. Utah St.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Watch Hampton vs Utah State in the first game of the 2013 Radisson Hotel Chatsworth Thanksgiving Tournament!

Image for Radisson Thanksgiving Tournament Santa Clara vs. CSUNRadisson Thanksgiving Tournament Santa Clara vs. CSUN

7:15 pm - 9:30 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Join us for game two of the Radisson Hotel Chatsworth Thanksgiving Tournament!
This match will feature the Santa Clara Broncos and the Cal State Northridge Matadors!

This match will start approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Hampton/Utah St. game played at 5 p.m.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Image for Radisson Thanksgiving Tournament Consolation MatchRadisson Thanksgiving Tournament Consolation Match

5:00 pm - 7:15 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

We'll tip off at 5 pm in the consolation match of the Radisson Hotel Chatsworth Thanksgiving Tournament.

Image for Radisson Thanksgiving Tournament Championship Match Radisson Thanksgiving Tournament Championship Match

7:15 pm - 9:30 pm - Matadome (MA)
http://www.GoMatadors.com

Join us for the Championship Match of the 2013 Radisson Hotel Chatsworth Thanksgiving Tournament!
Tip off will take place approximately 30 mintues after the conclusion of the consolation match at 5 p.m.