Independence Day Holiday Closure
Classes will not be in session and university offices, including virtual operations, will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 3. Classes will resume and university offices will re-open on Monday, July 6. The Department of Police Services will be staffed during the closure and can be reached at (818) 677-2111.
A recent series of killings of Black individuals — including the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Tony McDade, most due to acts of police violence — has generated demonstrations and marches across all 50 states and around the world. Continue reading about Systemic Issues Create Police Violencea.
In March, CSUN transitioned to virtual learning, scattering students as well as most professors and staff to their homes in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. A smattering of staff members — those whose work is tied to the bricks, mortar, grounds, technology and other essential functions of the university — have returned in recent weeks, working a limited number of days per week or on staggered schedules that help colleagues keep their distance. Continue reading about Masked Heroes of CSUN.
CSUN students, faculty, staff and leadership reacted with outrage, horror and grief and called for change following the death of George Floyd. Numerous campus organizations spoke out for equality and justice and engaged in conversations to show support for Black students. Continue reading about CSUN Community Calls for Change.
California State University, Northridge mechanical engineering professor Nhut Ho, founding director of the NASA Autonomy Research Center for STEAHM (ARCS), has been awarded a $538,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to collaborate on the “Human Swarming Teaming Platform for Research in Human Automation Trust and Reliance” project. Continue reading about Robots for Space Exploration.
CSUN Prof is Studying the Impact the Internet, Social Media Are Having on Young People During the Pandemic
Parents have always wondered if too much screen time was harmful for their kids. Since the start of COVID-19, the reliance on the internet and technology has increased to such a degree, that what was once considered spending too much time on screen has now become the norm for millions of people across the country. Continue reading about the Impact of Internet, Social Media on Young People During the Pandemic .