California State University - Northridge

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Recent News

CSUN Distributes Fresh Produce in the West San Fernando Valley

On the fourth Friday of every month, volunteers, students and staff members with California State University, Northridge’s CalFresh Healthy Living initiative in Canoga Park load boxes filled with fresh fruits and vegetables into the backs of…

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Program to Support CSUN’s Student-Athletics Receives National Recognition

A program in California State University, Northridge’s Matador Achievement Center, which offers academic support services to student-athletes, has received certification from the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA), making…

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Go On a Quest With a Greek Refugee or Enjoy a ‘Freaky Friday’ at CSUN’s Summer Youth Theater

Whether it’s a story about a refugee on an epic quest to find a home, or the tale of an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter, California State University, Northridge’s Teenage Drama Workshop (TADW) has a…

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What Biracial Face-Morphs Get Wrong, According to CSUN Student Researchers

To better understand the complex attitudes society might have toward the growing biracial population in the U.S., and how those compare to views toward individuals of other racial groups, researchers primarily use face-morph technology to generate…

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Mechanical Engineering Seniors Design Insect-InspiredRobot to Assist First Responders

Mechanical Engineering Seniors Design Insect-Inspired Robot to Assist First RespondersWith a team of California State University, Northridge students specializing in a variety of disciplines, Nathan Boyd and Holland Mills, who both received their…

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CSUN Joins Campaign Against Sexual Violence

“Start by Believing.” They are three simple words, but can make the difference for a survivor of sexual assault when he or she comes forward to report the attack.They are words that Katherine Lorenz, an assistant professor of criminology…

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CSUN Teams with The Ed Asner Family Center to Train Therapists to Work with Individuals with Autism

There are only a handful of therapists in Los Angeles who specialized in working with individuals with autism. California State University, Northridge is partnering with The Ed Asner Family Center to change that.Officials with CSUN’s Mitchell…

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Students Take Different Paths to Graduation

A record 11,627 students are eligible to graduate from  California State University, Northridge this year. Each journey to that degree is as unique as each student, as are their destinations once they leave CSUN.Some are headed to overseas to…

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Graduates to Receive Special Recognition at CSUN’s Honors Convocation

Of the approximately 2,500 graduates invited to take part in California State University, Northridge’s Honors Convocation on Saturday, May 11, six individuals will be singled out for special recognition as outstanding graduating students.Among…

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Advocate for Incarcerated Women To Receive Honorary Doctorate from CSUN

It took six visits to prison before Susan Burton found the support she needed to break the incarceration cycle. Determined to help other women like herself, she founded A New Way of Life Reentry Project in South Los Angeles in the late 1990s.On…

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CSUN Professor Teaches Capstone Course Guiding Students to Advocate for Local Nonprofit Organization

North Hills, a community neighboring the California State University, Northridge campus, is battling increasing housing costs and trying to find solutions for an emerging homeless population.To raise awareness while instilling fundamental skills,…

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MLB and MLBPA Youth Development Foundation Provides $1 Million Grant to Upgrade California State University, Northridge Baseball Facilities

The joint MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation (YDF) and California State University, Northridge (CSUN) February 12, 2019 announced a $1 million grant to upgrade the school’s facilities to help provide better opportunities for underserved…

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Monthlong Celebration Commences for the 50th Anniversary of CSUN’s Department of Africana Studies

Founded in 1969 during a time of great social change in the California State University system, the California State University, Northridge Department of Africana Studies is proud of its efforts over half a century to expand knowledge about black…

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Gregory Murphy Joins CSUN Community as its New Police Chief

When Gregory Murphy was introduced earlier this month as California State University, Northridge’s new police chief and initially addressed the members of the CSUN Department of Police Services, the topic of his conversation was respect.…

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CSUN Professor Celebrates 23 Years of Engaging LAUSD Students in STEM Research

California State University, Northridge biology professor Steven Oppenheimer is celebrating 23 years of collaboration with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) teachers to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)…

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New Study Shows Dead Bacteria Can Soak Up Antibioticsto Help Their Community Survive

In the battle with antimicrobial peptides, it was found that some E. coli cells essentially act as cannon fodder — sacrificing themselves to antibiotic assault while other cells continued to grow and replicate. Surprisingly, the dead cells…

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CSUN to Host 35th Annual Powwow

A California State University, Northridge tradition that began in the 1970s – and one that has been a tradition in American Indian communities for generations – is celebrating its 35th anniversary on November 24.CSUN’s American…

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CSUN Professor Discovers New Species of Geckos Exploring Caves of Myanmar

Herpetologists – scientists who study amphibians and reptiles – are tasked with being highly observant of their surroundings when exploring new regions.By looking up in trees and searching in caves in the tropical regions of Southeast…

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CSUN President Harrison Reappointed to Western Higher Ed Commission

California State University, Northridge President Dianne F. Harrison has been reappointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), an interstate organization that facilitates resource sharing among the…

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CSUN Listed Among the Top Colleges in the Nation

A combination of academic quality, diversity and size have helped California State University, Northridge garner recognition as one of the leading institutions of higher education in the United States.A number of rankings have been released recently…

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CSUN Professor Discovers Evidence for Ancient American Coastal Migration

An international team of archaeologists, including California State University, Northridge anthropology professor Matthew Des Lauriers, received a grant from National Geographic for efforts in unearthing evidence that dates the arrival of Ancestral…

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CSUN Receives 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

California State University, Northridge has received the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.As a recipient of the…

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CSUN Recognized as a Top Performer in Diversity and Affordability for its Sustainability Efforts

California State University, Northridge has been recognized as a top performer for diversity and affordability in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) 2018 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI).This…

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CSUN Project Hopes to Transform Health and Nutrition in Canoga Park

It has been two years since California State University, Northridge faculty, staff and students launched the Champions for Change – Healthy Communities Initiative in Canoga Park, with the help of a grant from the California Department of…

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‘She Makes Media:’ CSUN Cinematheque Pays Homage to Women in the Entertainment Industry

California State University, Northridge’s fall Cinematheque series will pay homage to women’s contributions in television, film and other media.The series includes 11 films, chosen by media theory professor Frances Gateward, that…

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CSUN to Screen Documentary Exploring What it Means to Be Intelligent

Just what does it mean to be called “intelligent?” California State University, Northridge is screening a documentary on Wednesday, September12, that turns any preconceived notions about what it means to be intelligent on their…

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CSUN Researchers Provide Platform for Interdisciplinary Exchange in First-Ever CSU Cancer Meeting

A team of California State University, Northridge cancer researchers is hosting the first-ever California State University – Interdisciplinary Cancer Meeting (CSU-ICM) this fall.The inaugural CSU-ICM will provide faculty and trainees from all…

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CSUN Launches 2-Year Program for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Hoping to break down stereotypes and misconceptions, California State University, Northridge is launching a program this fall to increase the employability and independence of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.CSUN…

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Central American Studies Prof¹s Sculptures on Display at Hammer Museum and LA River

California State University, Northridge Central American studies professor Beatriz Cortez explores the immigrant experience through her art. Her latest pieces, “Tzolk’in” and “Piercing Garden,” are being showcased in…

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Philanthropist, Acclaimed Muralist to Receive Honorary Degrees from CSUN

California State University, Northridge will confer honorary doctorates on entrepreneur and philanthropist Younes Nazarian and internationally acclaimed muralist and educator Judy Baca as part of the university’s 2018 commencement…

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CSUN Showcase to Throw Spotlight on Hollywood’s Future Filmmakers

The five filmmakers selected for California State University, Northridge’s 28th annual Senior Film Showcase are women, and their stories reflect the rich diversity of perspectives that make up America. The public is invited to explore…

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LA City Attorney’s Office Taps CSUN’s Criminology and Justice Studies Dept. to Help Assess its Community Justice Programs

California State University, Northridge’s Department of Criminology and Justice Studies is less than a year old, but its students are already working closely with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office to help officials there evaluate…

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Wells Fargo Bank Gives CSUN $50,000 to Support Its Tax Preparation Program for Low-Income Families

Wells Fargo (WSF) has given California State University, Northridge a $50,000 to help expand the university’s income tax preparation assistance program for low-income families and individuals. The money will support the operations of…

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CSUN and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Launch Campus Sodium Reduction Initiative

Excess sodium consumption can lead to high blood pressure, which increases the risk for heart disease and stroke - two leading causes of death among Los Angeles County residents. California State University, Northridge’s Marilyn Magaram…

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CSUN Wins National Honor for Partnership with Canoga Park

Recognizing the valuable but often overlooked role community organizations play in partnering with universities to improve student success, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities…

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CSUN’s DEAF Project Joins Deaf Community, Bloomingdale’s in Honoring Male Role Models on Father’s Day Weekend

Any man can father a child, but it takes a real man to be a father — or father figure — a child can look up to. California State University, Northridge’s Deaf Education and Families (DEAF) Project is teaming up with members of the…

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Nearly 11,500 Invited to Take Part in CSUN’s 2017 Commencement

Nearly 11,500 graduating students are invited to walk across the stage in front of California State University, Northridge’s iconic Delmar T. Oviatt Library to the cheers of family members and friends as CSUN celebrates its 2017 commencement in…

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CSUN to Shine the Spotlight on Hollywood’s Future Filmmakers

The stories are as diverse as their filmmakers: A girl trying to get out from under the thumb of an overbearing mother. An American taking an unexpected journey on his way to joining the Israeli military. A teenager getting a new perspective on her…

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CSUN to Honor Four Women for Making Changing the World for the Better

They are four women who have gone out into the world and made it better with their scholarship, activism and commitment to excellence.California State University, Northridge will honor actor, producer and political activist Amy Brenneman; writer,…

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$5 Million Gift from Accounting Leader HarveyBookstein and Wife Harriet Helps CSUN Reach Business College Fundraising Goal

A $5 million gift from accounting industry leader Harvey Bookstein and his wife, Harriet — both California State University, Northridge alumni and lifelong supporters of the university — has pushed CSUN over the top in a two-year campaign to…

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CSUN-al Gardening Gets Hands On With Succulents

Succulent plants have thickened parts that store water and energy for use during dry seasons. Occurring in many diverse plant groups such as agaves, cacti, sedums, echeverias and tradescantias, this survival technique also makes succulents highly…

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CSUN’s Marilyn Magaram Center to Celebrate 25 Years of Shining the Spotlight on Health and Nutrition

The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics at California State University, Northridge will celebrate 25 years of educating people on the value of eating healthy and living well with an anniversary event on Thursday, Sept.…

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