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“Is my First Amendment bothering you?”

Marissa Nall

April 24, 2015

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Software program set to help personal management for students

Software program set to help personal management for students

Marissa Nall

April 23, 2015

The Department of Finance, Financial Planning and Insurance has started using a new software system called Telemet Orion that assists students investing money and managing a portfolio for the campus. A recent donation by alum David Nazarian enabled the department to open a new finance lab on the second...

Fracking could be contributing to California drought

Marissa Nall

April 20, 2015

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in California uses large amounts of water in order to extract pockets of natural gas from shale deposits, causing concern amid the current drought conditions. A report by the U.S. Geological Survey in 2008 estimated that natural gas drilling uses up to th...

Jorge Reyes elected to be the Associated Students president for 2015-2016

Marissa Nall

April 3, 2015

Associated Students presidential candidate Jorge Reyes, along with vice presidential candidate Sevag Alexanian and the rest of the Strength in Unity team, won the AS presidential elections held on April 1-2.“I know I gave it all and my slate was amazing,” Reyes said. “We’ve had peopl...

Students, parents of Mexican university students speak at CSUN

Marissa Nall

March 20, 2015

Angel Neri de la Cruz Ayala, a student at the Ayotzinapa school in Mexico was stopped and shot at by police during a protest.Ayala he put his hands up after the buses were forced to stop and identified himself as a student before hearing shots fired.He said he was scared after the first exchange with ...

FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality

Marissa Nall

March 4, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided February 26 to reclassify the Internet as a telecommunication system, rather than an information system, making Internet Service Providers (ISPs) subject to government oversight and regulation. The debate over what is called “net neutrality̶...

Engineering students network, look for internships and jobs at “Techfest”

Marissa Nall

February 26, 2015

More than 30 companies came to campus to recruit students and distribute information at the TechFest event held by the College of Engineering and Computer Science and SUNlink Wednesday. The event packed the Northridge Center with students who passed out resumes, introduced themselves to company representatives...

COBAE to spend $10 million donation on a variety of new programs

COBAE to spend $10 million donation on a variety of new programs

Marissa Nall

February 18, 2015

The College of Business and Economics says they will spend the donation made last year by David Nazarian to fund a slew of new programs, including new classroom technologies, a reinvigorated real estate program and an new minor. Nazarian has pledged to give the $10 million donation to the college over t...

CSUN engineering students are developing learning capable robots

CSUN engineering students are developing learning capable robots

Marissa Nall

February 11, 2015

Last year one of the largest grants of the year was awarded to the Engineering and Computer Science department for a project to develop a new system to improve automation and human interaction as well as fund other robotics projects. Part of the $263,598 grant, which was granted by the Department of...

Psychological “flow” is topic of discussion during lecture at VPAC

Marissa Nall

February 10, 2015

Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi met with students and faculty to explain his groundbreaking research into the idea of “Flow” in the Kurland Lecture Hall, Monday, Feb 9. He described the concept, which he has studied for more than 25 years and written about in his book “Flow: The Psychology ...

New visual tools available for students of all grades

Marissa Nall

February 7, 2015

Dr. Edwin Ellis, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama, presented his research on new and improved graphic organizer tools that have been used at levels from kindergarten through high school on Friday at the USU. Unlike the Venn diagrams and web organizers that students know by heart, his...

Panel speaks on qualities of successful business startups

Panel speaks on qualities of successful business startups

Marissa Nall

February 6, 2015

CSUN alumni and business leaders answered questions for aspiring entrepreneurial students in the Grand Salon Thursday night to encourage and inform them about the process of starting a business. “I’m hoping to hear about how other CSUN alumni were able to take their business ideas and bring them...

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