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Statement from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison on Artsakh ConflictCampus leadership and I ​have heard from CSUN students, and we want them to know that we too are ​concerned by the rising violence in the Artsakh region. CSUN has many students who have family connections to that region and who have suffered the lasting effects…
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Statement from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison on Artsakh Conflict

Campus leadership and I ​have heard from CSUN students, and we want them to know that we too are ​concerned by the rising violence in the Artsakh region. CSUN has many students who have family connections to that region and who have suffered the lasting effects of the Genocide of 1915, so this is particularly troubling.

The University has reached out to the offices of Congressman Brad Sherman and Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian with CSUN’s support for the calls for a cessation to the violence and a diplomatic solution that respects the rights of the inhabitants of the region and also considers the long historic ties of Armenia to that region.

Let us all hope for peace in the region.

Hilary J. Baker. Former CSUN VP for Information Technology/CIO Receives EDUCAUSE Community Leadership Award

EDUCAUSE, the nonprofit higher education information technology association, awarded former California State University, Northridge Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Hilary J. Baker with its 2020 Community Leadership Award.The award recognizes Baker, who retired from CSUN in late 2019, “for her tireless and unwavering commitment to building community and advancing the higher ed IT profession through her exceptional leadership, mentorship, and dedicated service.” Continue reading about how Hilary J. Baker Receives EDUCAUSE Community Leadership Award.

Inga Timmerman. Timmerman Named First Recipient of Dr. Mary Jean Scheuer Endowed Professorship in Finance

Inga Timmerman, an associate professor of finance in CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, has been named the first recipient of the Dr. Mary Jean Scheuer Endowed Professorship in Finance, for her finance expertise and work as an educator and researcher. “It is a great honor to be selected for the Dr. Mary Jean Scheuer Endowed Professorship in Finance,” Timmerman said. “I had the chance to exchange a few emails with Dr. Scheuer’s husband, Ernest, and I cannot imagine a better leader. Continue reading about how Timmerman is Named First Recipient of Dr. Mary Jean Scheuer Endowed Professorship.

Oviatt Library at sunset. CSUN No. 2 Most Diverse Learning Environment, Per Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

CSUN’s learning environment remains the second-most diverse in the nation, according to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2021 released today. CSUN’s standing was based on diversity and inclusion, both among faculty and students, as well as the number of international students who study at the university. More than 64 percent of CSUN’s student body includes individuals who are from traditionally underserved communities or are multi-racial. Continue reading about how CSUN is ranked No. 2 Most Diverse Learning Environment.

Brick CSUN sign. U.S. News & World Report Ranks CSUN Among Top Public Schools, for Social Mobility Impact

With its dedication to academic excellence and supporting students from underrepresented groups, CSUN once again has been recognized as a top institution in the nation. CSUN is one of the Top 20 public schools in the West and ranks No. 21 in social mobility for its students, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges lists for 2021, released on Sept. 14. This year, the publication ranked CSUN No. 18 among “Top Public Schools” in the West region, one of 12 CSUs in the Top 20. The rankings take into account graduation and retention rates, social mobility, graduation debt, and other factors. Continue reading about how CSUN Ranks Among Top Public Schools, for Social Mobility Impact.

Female student in the corn field with the sun shining from behind through the stalks. 16 CSUN Students Named Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars by CSU

Last month, 16 outstanding CSUN students were named Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars by the California State University system. In addition to a $3,000 stipend to support their research, the students also may apply to participate in a fully-funded summer research experience at a University of California campus or another doctoral-granting institution. The Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar program is sponsored by the CSU Chancellor’s office and funded by the California lottery. Continue reading about how 16 CSUN Students Named Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars by CSU.

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