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Accelerating to Virtual Instruction and Social Distancing for Students and Employees

March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Information

Alternate learning modalities have now been extended through the entirety of the spring semester. Effective as a soon as possible but no later than the end of day Friday, March 20, staff who are not directly instructed to work on campus in person should not come to campus. CSUN will maintain Student Housing and CSUN Dining under these emergency circumstances so long as there is a need to do so, but Student Housing residents who can are encouraged to explore alternate living arrangements. Commencement exercises, hooding ceremonies, and department/credential receptions have been postponed until after the pandemic crisis subsides. Read the full message from President Harrison

From Apartheid to Today: Black Deaf Activism, Culture & Education

February 11, 2020

Apartheid to Today exhibit, with an academic poster and items from South Africa

Dr. Lissa Stapleton (Faculty, Department of Deaf Studies) along with students in Deaf Studies jointly presented this incredible exhibit at two national professional conferences in November of 2019: 1) The Association for the Study of Higher Education in Portland, Oregon and 2) The Council on International Education and Exchange in New York City. The exhibit was also displayed on the second floor of Manzanita Hall on the CSUN campus from October 1-November 18,2019. The exhibit, entitled From Apartheid to Today: Black Deaf Activism, Culture & Education, is a PhotoVoice Art Exhibit and highlights the community-focused work the students participated in while in South Africa exploring and learning more about equity, justice, resistance and activism. Read more

Join Our Alumni Chapter!

February 3, 2020

We invite you to join our new organization. Visit csun.edu/alumni/chapter/education.

The Michael D. Eisner College of Education invites you to join our new alumni chapter. If you received a degree or credential from our college, you are an alumni! Your dues would contribute to scholarships and provide funds for our Chapter to plan events and networking opportunities to benefit our members. Become a member.

Deaf Studies Trip to Cape Town, South Africa

September 23, 2019

A group of Deaf Studies students and faculty in front of a sign saying "Cape Town"

The Deaf Studies department went to Cape Town, South Africa June 17-July 3. We spent two weeks learning South African Sign Language, visiting Deaf schools and businesses, exploring museums such as the Nelson Mandala Museum and the Slave Lodge as well as spending time with locals in Langa, a local township, and EDeaf, a Deaf vocational school. Read more

CSUN Sends its First Deaf Studies Intern to Washington, D.C.

April 25, 2019

Ana Maritza Rivera

Deaf studies junior Ana Maritza Rivera is a shining example of Matador students and faculty who are driven to serve the Deaf and Latina/o communities. In spring 2019, Rivera will make CSUN history when she goes to Washington, D.C., to participate in the CSUN in D.C. Internship Program and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Internship Program. Rivera is the university’s first Deaf studies major to participate in the internship. Article from CSUN Today

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