COVID-19/Coronavirus Update: March 04, 2020
CSUN recognizes that recent announcements about the State of California and Los Angeles County declaring a state of emergency due to COVID-19/novel coronavirus may create uncertainty and anxiety in our campus community. While the university remains open and fully functional, the health and safety of the campus community remains our top priority. However, out of an abundance of caution, CSUN is activating its emergency operations center to manage and respond to any emergency needs of the campus. At this time, there are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 infection connected to any CSUN students, faculty or staff. While campus leadership and pandemic planning committee have been meeting regularly, activation enables the university to connect into regional planning and access resources if necessary. The CSUN community can find more information about COVID-19 campus planning, preparedness and prevention at http://jidianhuan538.com/COVID-19.
The California State University system also is making available scholarships of up to $10,000 to financially eligible CSUN students in the regular ACT program. The Teacher Residency Scholarship Program was established for CSU students enrolled in programs that meet the quality standards set by the New Generation of Educators Initiative Continue reading about CSUN'S Residency Grants .
The biggest update at CSUN is rising along Zelzah Avenue at Plummer Street: the new G6 parking structure. This new, 1,500-space structure — currently under construction — features an entrance/exit to the Zelzah/Plummer intersection, additional electric vehicle charging stations; bicycle and scooter storage; and energy-efficient LED lighting. The structure is scheduled to open at the start of fall 2020 semester, according to Ken Rosenthal, vice president of Facilities Development and Operations. Continue reading about CSUN's Big Changes.
For 35 years, California State University, Northridge’s Center on Disabilities has sponsored the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, recognized as the premier event in the field of technology for people with disabilities. Thousands of people from all over the world – researchers, practitioners, educators, exhibitors, end users and more – are expected to gather to share knowledge, new innovations and best practices that promote inclusion for all. Continue reading about CSUN's Assistive Technology.
An endless sea of people, dressed for the cold and raising handmade signs calling for the camaraderie of women, greeted Noemi Tungüi ’17 (Psychology) as she stepped onto the stage in front of San Francisco City Hall. With a bright-red handprint painted on her face, Tungüi sported a shirt that read “No More Stolen Sisters” — the mantra of a movement that seeks to raise awareness about murdered and missing indigenous women. Continue reading about Noemi Tungüi Voice to Indigenous Women.
When Savannah Elahian walked into a lab for a research internship at the University of Virginia last summer, the scientists looked like her — which was no small thing for Savannah, a young woman of color. The psychology and Africana studies double major is a graduating senior and a BUILD PODER scholar — CSUN’s groundbreaking undergraduate training program, supported by the largest grant in university history, which aims to increase diversity in biomedical and other research fields. Continue reading about BUILD PODER seniors.