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18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8266
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With great sadness we share that our colleague Dr. Ali Tabidian, retired Professor of Geology, died on March 16 due to pancreatic cancer. Ali taught at CSUN for over 30 years between 1988-2018, during which time he was a valued member of our department. He received his PhD from the University of Nebraska in 1987, and started his professorship at CSUN in 1988. He taught courses in Hydrogeology, Groundwater Computer Modeling, Environmental Geology, Hydrogeochemistry, and Geology of Planet Earth, among others. Read more
Over 115 years of mining (1854 - 1972) at the former New Idria Mercury Mine resulted in extensive and persistent environmental contamination. Mercury, a global pollutant, is a bioaccumulative neurotoxin that adversely impacts human and ecosystem health. Rachel Hohn, a MS student in the Department of Geological Sciences and Water Science Program at CSUN, is working under the direction of Drs. Ganguli and Hauswirth to characterize seasonal variability in mercury concentrations in water and sediment downstream from New Idria, which was designated a Superfund Site in 2011... Read more and view photos here!
Congratulations to Karen Savage (MS ’96) who received the CSUN College of Science and Mathematics Instructor/Part-Time Teacher Award for 2019. Karen is currently a full-time lecturer in our department, and teaches courses including Geology of Planet Earth (GEOL 101), The World Ocean (GEOL 122), Environmental Geology (GEOL 300), and Introduction to Physical Science (PHSC 170). These classes are always extremely popular and she has provided a number of new majors to our department. In addition to a great instructor, Karen mentors other adjunct faculty and students in our department, and contributes to curriculum development. Congratulations Karen! .
Adam Brackman, Jen Bautista, Dr. Richard Heermance, and Miguel Zamora-Tamayo were among the CSUN participants in the Southern California Earthquake Center's Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, CA. All three students presented posters showcasing their undergraduate research. Read more
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2019! The graduates celebrated with friends and family before walking the stage on May 17th, 2019. We wish all the graduates the best in their future endeavors! Click here for more photos!
Well-deserved congratulations to Dr. Matthew d’Alessio on being awarded a Distinguished Teaching award at CSUN’s 2018 Honored Faculty Reception. Faculty from eight CSUN colleges wrote in support of Professor d’Alessio’s nomination based on his expertise in developing curriculum, teaching students, and supporting teaching innovations by his colleagues. Faculty Senate President Adam Swenson praised Dr. d’Alessio as an “innovative and respected educator.” The department agrees and we are very proud of Dr. d’Alessio and his work to improve science education.