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Experts discuss ways to create a more stable, clean environment

Allessandra Lopez

October 30, 2014

When it comes to energy, most people don’t realize how costly it can be. From using water, electricity, air conditioning, refrigerators, and washer and dryers, it can be quite expensive. Legislators and proponents of clean technology met Thursday morning in the Northridge Center at the University...

iPad classes: A key to the future or a waste of time?

iPad classes: A key to the future or a waste of time?

Leah Arzu

October 1, 2014

    We live in a time where just about everything is done via one or more of our smart devices. We rely on them to tell us what we’re supposed to be doing, for research and for simple, often mindless, entertainment. It’s safe to say much of our lives are run and organized by technology....

Broken screens and malfunctioning phones make big business

Broken screens and malfunctioning phones make big business

Negin Daneshfar

May 8, 2014

Pulling out a smartphone only to watch it free fall onto the concrete is not a pretty picture — in fact, it’s probably one of the worst things a college student can witness. Without a cover or case, it only takes one clumsy accident to break a phone or electronic device, regardless of how recent...

Filmmakers need to focus more on story, less on technology

Filmmakers need to focus more on story, less on technology

Sam Felman

May 1, 2014

With the tech industry growing faster than the film business can keep up, speculation has grown over what entertainment will look like in the next year, much less by the end of the decade. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2014 is the world’s largest event covering filmed entertainm...

myCSUNtablet initiative? More like myCSUNiPad

myCSUNtablet initiative? More like myCSUNiPad

Devan Patel

March 4, 2014

Correction: The emails sent to students now say an iPad with iOS7 is required. Emails that mentioned iOS6 were being sent before iOS7 was available.  Regardless of how anyone feels about the use technology has in the learning environment, it is here to stay. The myCSUNtablet initiative represents a growing trend as universities...

CSU board of trustees provide solutions to eliminate bottleneck courses

CSU board of trustees provide solutions to eliminate bottleneck courses

Champaign Williams

September 25, 2013

Efforts to eliminate “bottleneck” courses through technology were proposed for the 2014-2015 school year at the CSU board of trustees (BOT) meeting Tuesday afternoon. Ephriam P. Smith, executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, introduced the Committee of Educational Policy, which wo...

President Harrison addresses campus recognition, technology in her second convocation

President Harrison addresses campus recognition, technology in her second convocation

Jake Fredericks

August 22, 2013

President Dianne Harrison hosted her second convocation at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on Aug. 22. More than 800 people attended the celebration, filling the Great Hall to maximum capacity. "[Harrison's] speech was inspiring, motivating,” said Debra Hammond, executive director of the U...

CSUN increases use of technology in the classroom

CSUN increases use of technology in the classroom

Kevin Kiani

May 8, 2013

Technology has become an increasingly used component at CSUN whether it be an online teaching tool or equipment inside the classroom to enhance learning. CSUN is gearing towards students being able to receive their degrees solely online according to a recent report by the department of Academic Te...

STEM event pushes for more science and engineering class in K-12 schools

Jason Gallaher

April 29, 2013

The college of engineering and computer sciences and the Michael D. Eisner college of education came together Monday night to host “Enhancing the T-E in STEM – Technology and Engineering.” The event, held in Nordhoff Hall, emphasized introducing engineering into K-12 curriculum and getting childr...

Bill could allow students to graduate from UC or CSUs in three years, spend less

Shaleeka Powell

April 1, 2013

Two proposed assembly bills could allow students with interests in science, technology, math and engineering attend either a California State University or a University of California for a lower cost. Assemblyman Dan Logue created AB51 and AB181 with hopes to allow more students the opportunity to a...

CSUN to host job fair on Feb. 17

Sigourney B. Nuñez

February 15, 2011

Private, governmental and large companies alike will gather at the Spring Tech Fest at Northridge Center on Feb. 17 to provide information, workshops and possible job opportunities to students in the engineering, technical and computer science departments. “This is a career specialized event,”...

Project to help CSUN utilize technological innovations

Kristopher A. Fortin

February 8, 2011

A digital master plan for CSUN that will dictate campus technology for the next three to five years is halfway complete. The campus’ digital master plan, or “IT Vision@2015,” will dictate how the campus wants to use and manage technology and what major technological developments will have the...

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