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To the campus community from the Mike Curb College ...


The Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication stands in solidarity with our black faculty, students, and staff, saying unequivocally that Black Lives Matter. The murder of George Floyd is a horrifying tragedy and a violent crime of a kind that has been repeated over and over again stretching back centuries. As a society we must work for real change so that we don’t find ourselves back here again and again. In the college and at CSUN we are called to listen, learn, and take actions to live up to the ideals of diversity and inclusion that are central to our mission, vision, and values. This means taking concrete actions to better support our black students, faculty, and staff and all students, faculty, and staff of color. The disciplines within Arts, Media, and Communication have the power to reveal truths and change minds, and thus we must work tirelessly to include and amplify diverse voices in arts and media and promote representation at all levels in entertainment, cultural, and media institutions. Colleagues within the college and across campus have spoken powerfully, eloquently, and from bitter experience with racialized violence and institutional racism. Let us read their words, hear their voices, learn, and take action. 

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Highlights

Learning Lessons from the Incarceration of Japanese Americans to Improve Lives of Asian Americans Today

June 9, 2020

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The California Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, a project of the California State Library, has awarded CSUN’s Civil Discourse and Social Change a $100,000 grant to support a year-long project, “World Remaking: Intergenerational Activism and Transformative Justice,” The project will use lectures, storytelling and performance to build bridges between generations and communities to explore ways to address issues of incarceration, deportation, detention and criminalization for some of the most underrepresented Asian/Pacific Islander groups in Los Angeles, including Pacific Islanders, Muslims, Southeast Asians and Japanese Americans. Read more

2020 Mike Curb College Dean’s Scholar

May 14, 2020

Alicia Gabrielle “Gabbie” Puzon

When Alicia Gabrielle “Gabbie” Puzon arrived at CSUN in 2016 to pursue a bachelor’s degree on an F-1 international student visa, she wasn’t sure what direction her studies would take. Read more

CSUN Opera Everywhere

May 6, 2020

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CSUN Opera wasn’t about to let their hard work die on the vine, so the musicians and singers remotely recorded their parts for music director Mercedes Juan Musotto, who painstakingly synched and edited them to debut online. Read more

The Infinite Studio: Innovating Art Instruction in an Age of Pandemic

May 6, 2020

Samantha Fields

When classroom dynamics were upended campus-wide by the university’s transition to fully online teaching in the COVID-19 epidemic, the Department of Art faced its own particular challenge: How to make remote learning meaningful for a population of students who depend upon creative lab spaces, specialized equipment, and communal critiques to develop their work? Read more

Ravi Sawhney: Creative by Design

March 6, 2020

Ravi Sawhney

After graduation Sawhney enrolled at CSUN — originally in the engineering department. There, he participated in a summer “bridge” program to help incoming freshmen adjust to college life. Read more

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