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Jeff Pollock & Christine Mitchell Address Critical Need for Interpreters

August 31, 2022

Jeff Pollock & Christine Mitchell

Jeff Pollock, with significant support from and coordination by staff interpreter Christine Mitchell, recently completed an innovative project funded by our very own RSCA grant to address a critical need on the CSU Northridge campus, and in the Greater Los Angeles community, for more qualified American Sign Language/English (ASL/E) interpreters. Read more

Deaf Studies Hosts Events for Prospective Students and Alumni

April 28, 2022

Deaf Studies Alumni Panel

The Deaf Studies Advisement Office recently hosted an event to encourage our students to pursue graduate programs at CSUN. We also hosted an Alumni Panel where our alumni shared about their career journey after graduation and current careers/positions. Here in Deaf Studies we love to provide opportunities for our alumni to share their knowledge and experiences with the next generation of future graduates! Read more

Black Deaf History Month

April 19, 2022

Black Deaf History Month

The Black Signers Club hosted three virtual Black Deaf History month events. This is the first year the club has hosted an international event. They invited two Black Deaf community members, Lydia Gratis and Romeo Belcher, from Ireland to share more about their thoughts on the hidden expectations, challenges and acts of resistance needed to be successful within the Deaf education system in Ireland.  Read more

ESEPP & Deaf Studies Presents Intersectional Deaf Studies Praxis: Alumni Panel

March 16, 2022

The University Library

The Ethnic Studies Education Pathways Project (ESEPP) and the Department of Deaf Studies presents Intersectional Deaf Studies Praxis: Alumni Panel on Friday March 18, 2022 at 4:00pm via Zoom. This panel will bring together alumni from CSUN’s Deaf Studies department who are engaging in Deaf intersectional praxis in multiple ways. Read more

Black Signers Club

March 9, 2022

 Black Signers Club

Are you interested in learning more about Black Signers Club? Check out their Instagram where you will find upcoming events, meet committee members, and more! Read more

Trauma Stewardship with Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

November 16, 2021

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

The Office of the Provost and the Campus Care Recovery Program, are excited to provide an opportunity for resilience and recovery from the stress that the last year has caused from the COVID pandemic and social unrest. Everyone is invited to join us on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm., for a live virtual presentation by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky on Trauma Stewardship. Read more

Celebrating International Week of the Deaf 2021

September 10, 2021

The University Library

International Week of the Deaf, also known as Deaf Awareness Week, is an initiative that was established by World Federation of the Deaf and first launched in Rome, Italy in 1958. The goal of the initiative is to celebrate Deaf people and this celebration takes place annually during the last full week of September. The theme for 2021’s International Week of the Deaf is “Celebrating Thriving Deaf Communities” (World Federation of the Deaf).   Read more

55th CSUN Annual Staff Service and Recognition of Excellence Recipients

July 15, 2021


The 55th CSUN Annual Staff Service and Recognition of Excellence Ceremony was held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. We are especially proud of Victoria Berrey, who was awarded the CSUN Community Engaged Staff Award, and Kelly Riese, who was recognized for the CSUN Award of Merit. In addition, please join us in congratulating other College of Education staff for their incredible years of dedication and service in our college. Read more


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