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Anthropologist explores link between social bonding and exercise

Emma Cohen gave a lecture on the Evolutionary and Psychological Perspectives on Group Exercise on April 23rd at the USU Grand Salon (Photo Credit: David J. Hawkins/Photo Editor)

Devan Patel

April 23, 2014

  Emma Cohen, a professor at the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford, discussed her research on the correlation between social bonding and group exercise today in the Grand Salon. The lecture, Brains, Brawn and Social Bonds: Evolutionary and ...

CSUN honors life of Mexican poet-diplomat with panel discussion

Javier Rico and Israel Ramirez listen to Margarita Nieto read her essay about Mexican writer Octavio Paz's life.

Jonathan R. Diaz

April 23, 2014

As part of the partnership between CSUN and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the Center for Mexico and Latin American Studies, held a discussion honoring the life of Mexican writer Octavio Paz. Panelists included faculty from UNAM, who spoke through interpreters, and CSUN who sha...

Voter turnout low for AS elections but still higher than years past

Jonathan R. Diaz

April 22, 2014

With an increased voter turnout this year, the 2014 Associated Students (AS) elections had one of the highest numbers of student participation among California State Universities (CSUs) in Los Angeles County. This past election had a 12.2 percent voter turnout with 4,195 students voting out of 34,301...

Campus-wide recycling program helps raise environmental awareness

Joanna Jacobo

April 22, 2014

As the city of Los Angeles grows to be one of the top ranked recyclers in the nation, students, faculty and staff at Cal State Northridge have made it a priority to follow in the same footsteps to become a more sustainable and environmentally friendly campus. “[Recycling] helps the environment an...

Zipcar use increasing among CSUN students, studies show

Samuel Boppuri, electrical engineer grad student, made a reservation to use the Zipcar Saturday morning. The Zipcars do offer their services on weekends.

Brionna Lewis

April 22, 2014

Two months after the introduction of Zipcar to CSUN reports show high usage as Associated Students (AS) continues to educate more students about the program. Ken Premo, Manager of Support Services for AS, oversees the Zipcar program. He said after two months of use Zipcar has reported that the usag...

Student housing to promote sustainability with new living community

Student housing to promote sustainability with new living community

Devan Patel

April 21, 2014

In an effort to meet the goals outlined in the campus sustainability plan, CSUN’s Department of Student Housing and Conference Services is experimenting in a few new ventures, including the creation of a new themed living community (TLC) called the Matasphere, and the participation in the Campus ...

Carnaval fills USU with sights and sounds of various cultures

Araceli Castillo

April 21, 2014

Music and dances from different cultures and nationalities filled the University Student Union on April 17 as students watched and participated in the 18th annual Carnaval. A lounge area was available where students were eating, talking and playing games such as the Loteria, a Mexican board game similar ...

Vincennes street closed for street maintenance

A steamroller seen paving the street. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Diaz/News Editor)

Andrew Martinez

April 18, 2014

Vincennes street between Reseda Blvd. and Darby Ave. has been closed by the city of Los Angeles Department of Street maintenance for paving until 1 p.m. CSUN was not notified by the city, according to the CSUN police department (PD). Students and faculty attempting to access parking lots B1, B2, B3 or B4 are advised to use Prarie Street...

Alumni panel to discuss careers within health industry field

Rohit Ghosh

April 14, 2014

The ever-changing landscape of the healthcare industry in the United States has made it increasingly difficult to find a career within the field. The CSUN Alumni Association and Career Center are hosting Inside the Health Industry Panel on Wednesday where alumni will discuss current trends, topics an...

AS talks about reducing the number of Daily Sundial copies

Daché Jackson

April 14, 2014

The Sustainability Committee is trying to eliminate costs and suggested to decrease number of Daily Sundial papers being printed. “This is not a threat to decrease the Sundial’s influence, it is to promote sustainability,” said Andrew Chung, member of the Sustainability Committee. The Sundial has mul...

Chicana/o studies celebrates 45 years with panel discussions

Denise Sandoval Chicana/o studies professor speaks to the students at the closing reception of the Chicana/o studies 45th anniversary symposium

Lisette Rosales

April 14, 2014

The CSUN Chicana/o studies department was established in 1969 to respond to the growing needs of a diverse student body. On Monday, they celebrated their 45th anniversary with a variety of speakers and presenters, which included professors, counselors, and community organizers. The event took pla...

USC sociology professor to speak about demographic shifts

Steven Maiken

April 14, 2014

Manuel Pastor, professor of sociology and American studies at USC, will be the speaker at CSUN’s final spring 2014 Dialogues with the Provost lecture, titled The Next California: Demographic Shifts, Economic Change and Implications for Higher Education. The lecture will be held from 9 a.m.-11 a.m....

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