Every year, California State University, Northridge staff and faculty choose a Freshman Common Read that incapsulates the current cultural climate, to inspire and encourage students to engage in meaningful and moving conversations. For the 2019-20 academic year, CSUN officials are inviting members of the campus community to discuss “The Far Away Brothers,” a book that explores two brothers’ tumultuous journey to America from El Salvador. Continue reading about the 11th Annual Freshman Common Read.
In what’s billed as the “biggest orange harvest in Los Angeles,” volunteers this past weekend harvested oranges from California State University, Northridge’s Orange Grove to help fight hunger in the community. CSUN Institute for Sustainability and Food Forward collected dozens of boxes of oranges to donate to local hunger relief organizations, including CSUN’s own Food Pantry. Continue reading about The Giving Trees.
While making office coffee runs or delivering meals for Postmates and DoorDash, Bretiel Danipour and Stephanie Villa dealt with a growing problem frequently experienced by on-demand food delivery drivers: Driving around with multiple drinks and food containers can be disastrous. Most personal vehicles don’t have enough cupholders for multiple orders, and auto seats aren’t contoured to hold take-out bags and drinks. One hard brake, and there goes your order — and your upholstery. Continue reading about the NoSpill Tray.
California State University, Northridge anthropologist Hélène Rougier’s efforts to painstakingly reconstruct Neandertal and early modern human remains found in Belgium caves more than 150 years ago are continuing to shed light on what human life was like in Europe thousands of years ago. Continue reading about Professor's Research About Prehistoric Societies.
In the United States, Spanish is the most common non-English language spoken in homes, yet limited-English proficient Spanish speakers hit communication barriers in most major industries, such as business, healthcare, legal, government and education. California State University, Northridge’s Department of Modern & Classical Languages and Literatures is attempting to bridge these language barriers with the implementation of advanced Spanish translation service-learning courses on the legal and business communities. Continue reading about CSUN Bridges Language Barriers for Spanish Speaking Communities.