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To the campus community from the Mike Curb College ...


The Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication stands in solidarity with our black faculty, students, and staff, saying unequivocally that Black Lives Matter. The murder of George Floyd is a horrifying tragedy and a violent crime of a kind that has been repeated over and over again stretching back centuries. As a society we must work for real change so that we don’t find ourselves back here again and again. In the college and at CSUN we are called to listen, learn, and take actions to live up to the ideals of diversity and inclusion that are central to our mission, vision, and values. This means taking concrete actions to better support our black students, faculty, and staff and all students, faculty, and staff of color. The disciplines within Arts, Media, and Communication have the power to reveal truths and change minds, and thus we must work tirelessly to include and amplify diverse voices in arts and media and promote representation at all levels in entertainment, cultural, and media institutions. Colleagues within the college and across campus have spoken powerfully, eloquently, and from bitter experience with racialized violence and institutional racism. Let us read their words, hear their voices, learn, and take action. 

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Highlights

CSUN Prof’s Book on Blacks’ Portrayal in Comics Nominated for Eisner Award

April 22, 2016

The Blacker the Ink book cover

“The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art,” an anthology that explores black identity on the comic pages and in comic books and graphic novel, and co-edited by California State University, Northridge professor Frances Gateward, has been nominated for a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. Read more

CSUN Turns Spotlight on the Next Generation of Filmmakers

April 21, 2016

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The public has a chance of discovering the next Quentin Tarantino, Kathryn Bigelow or Guillermo del Toro on Thursday, May 5, at California State University, Northridge’s 26th annual “Senior Film Showcase” at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Read more

Film Executive Glenn Gainor Credits His Years at CSUN with Influencing His Movie-Making Decisions

March 21, 2016

Glenn Gainor

As president of physical production for the Sony Pictures’ company responsible for such popular hits as The Perfect Guy, The Wedding Ringer, Think Like a Man, Friends with Benefits and Death at a Funeral, Glenn Gainor could spend his days working in his office on the Sony lot, taking only an occasional glance out a window that offers him a bird’s eye view of the soundstages where such film classics as The Wizard of Oz and Singing in the Rain were made. Read more

CSUN Student Already Leaving His Mark on the Music Industry

March 15, 2016

Martin playing drums

Phillip Martin’s passion for music started young. According to family legend, Martin beat out tunes on McDonald’s kids meal buckets when he was only two. Not long after that, his father, a former professional musician who played bass for artists such as Stevie Wonder and Phil and Brenda Nicholas, bought him his first Muppet Babies drum set. Read more

Singer-Songwriter Maia Sharp Traces Her Rise from CSUN

March 8, 2016

Maia Sharp

If singer-songwriter Maia Sharp walks the line backward, it takes her to California State University, Northridge. It’s where she received a significant part of her music education. But what resonated maybe more for her, is it introduced her to a community. Read more

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