The California State University is a public university system in California. Composed of 23 campuses and eight off-campus centers enrolling 437,000 students with 44,000 faculty members and staff, CSU is the largest four-year public university system in the United States. It is one of three public higher education systems in the state, with the other two being the University of California system and the California Community College system. The CSU System is incorporated as The Trustees of the California State University. The California State University system headquarters are at 401 Golden Shore in Long Beach, California.The California State University was created in 1960 under the California Master Plan for Higher Education, and it is a direct descendant of the system of California State Normal Schools. With nearly 100,000 graduates annually, the CSU is the country's greatest producer of bachelor's degrees. The university system collectively sustains more than 150,000 jobs within the state, and its related expenditures reach more than $17 billion annually.In the 2011-12 academic year, CSU awarded 52 percent of newly issued California teaching credentials, 47 percent of the state's engineering degrees, 28 percent of the state's information technology bachelor's degrees, and it had more graduates in business , agriculture , communication studies, health , education, and public administration than all other universities and colleges in California combined. Altogether, about half of the bachelor's degrees, one-third of the master's degrees, and nearly two percent of the doctoral degrees awarded annually in California are from the CSU.Furthermore, the CSU is one of the top teachers in the United States of graduates who move on to earn their Ph.D. degrees in a related field. Since 1961, nearly three million alumni have received their bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees from the CSU system. CSU offers more than 1,800 degree programs in some 240 subject areas. Wikipedia.
The Regents Of The University Of California and California State University, Northridge | Date: 2016-08-29
A magnetic memory bit structure using voltage-controlled magnetic anisotropy (VCMA) for switching the state of at least one magnetic free layer (FL) is configured for inducing strain to achieve very large VCMA coefficients, toward reducing the electric field potential and/or voltage required for switching the state of the magnetic free layer (FL). The disclosed apparatus and method increases voltage-controlled magnetic anisotropy (VCMA) efficiency, which is the change of interfacial magnetic anisotropy energy per unit electric field, thus exploiting strain engineering in designing next generation MeRAM devices which operate more efficiently with lower switching thresholds.
News Article | May 11, 2017
Receive press releases from The Story Solution: By Email Eric Edson, author of The Story Solution, a how-to book on screenwriting and storytelling, was recently interviewed by Film Courage. Los Angeles, CA, May 11, 2017 --( Edson, Professor of Screenwriting and Director Emeritus of the MFA Program in Screenwriting at California State University, Northridge, describes how the sale of his first screenplay at the age of 24 changed his direction in life, and led him to enroll in the MFA program at the American Film Institute. When asked by Film Courage whether he had expected to “capture lightning in a bottle” again in the years immediately following that first sale, he explained that his optimism was definitely tempered with realism. It would be another eight years before Edson sold his next screenplay. He warns that a career as a professional writer is not for the faint of heart, explaining that “you are going to get kicked in the teeth.” His advice is to “toughen your skin,” persevere, and above all else, “learn from everything.” He credits his own eventual success to making himself inevitable by “continuing to crank out original material.” By writing and rewriting and reading many books on screenwriting, he perfected his craft and created a drawer full of good scripts. Edson cautions those entering the field to have realistic expectations. Much of the work screenwriters sell might not actually be filmed. In order to achieve even a small amount of success you must be prepared to pay your dues. Overnight sensations are not what the industry is comprised of. It takes hard work, dedication, the ability to accept defeat without being defeated, and a willingness to “buckle down for the long haul” to make a name and a living for yourself in screenwriting. Eric Edson’s The Story Solution provides screenwriting tips for those interested in screenplay writing. Seen as one of the best books on screenwriting and currently #1 in its category on China Amazon, Edson outlines 23 actions used to create three dimensional heroes. Visit the website at http://www.thestorysolution.com to learn about writing a movie script. “Like” https://www.facebook.com/ScreenwritingBook to receive tips on scriptwriting. Los Angeles, CA, May 11, 2017 --( PR.com )-- In his recent interview with Film Courage, Professor Eric Edson recalls the early days of his career and offers sage words of advice to new and aspiring screenwriters. Eric recounts the sale of his first screenplay and how the reality of being a working screenwriter does not always meet lofty expectations.Edson, Professor of Screenwriting and Director Emeritus of the MFA Program in Screenwriting at California State University, Northridge, describes how the sale of his first screenplay at the age of 24 changed his direction in life, and led him to enroll in the MFA program at the American Film Institute.When asked by Film Courage whether he had expected to “capture lightning in a bottle” again in the years immediately following that first sale, he explained that his optimism was definitely tempered with realism. It would be another eight years before Edson sold his next screenplay. He warns that a career as a professional writer is not for the faint of heart, explaining that “you are going to get kicked in the teeth.” His advice is to “toughen your skin,” persevere, and above all else, “learn from everything.” He credits his own eventual success to making himself inevitable by “continuing to crank out original material.” By writing and rewriting and reading many books on screenwriting, he perfected his craft and created a drawer full of good scripts.Edson cautions those entering the field to have realistic expectations. Much of the work screenwriters sell might not actually be filmed. In order to achieve even a small amount of success you must be prepared to pay your dues. Overnight sensations are not what the industry is comprised of. It takes hard work, dedication, the ability to accept defeat without being defeated, and a willingness to “buckle down for the long haul” to make a name and a living for yourself in screenwriting.Eric Edson’s The Story Solution provides screenwriting tips for those interested in screenplay writing. Seen as one of the best books on screenwriting and currently #1 in its category on China Amazon, Edson outlines 23 actions used to create three dimensional heroes. Visit the website at http://www.thestorysolution.com to learn about writing a movie script. “Like” https://www.facebook.com/ScreenwritingBook to receive tips on scriptwriting. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from The Story Solution
News Article | May 10, 2017
Deborah H. Atkin, MD of Dermatology & Laser of Del Mar discusses how ThermiRF® and its trio of applications can rejuvenate the face, body, and feminine anatomy with minimal downtime DEL MAR, CA--(Marketwired - May 10, 2017) - Injectable radiofrequency energy is an innovative new technology that can rejuvenate skin and tighten muscles, explains Del Mar dermatologist Deborah H. Atkin. She says many individuals are bothered by common signs of aging like skin laxity, but they may also wish to avoid surgical procedures to correct them. One solution Dr. Atkin offers is ThermiRF®, a multi-modality non-surgical skin tightening treatment that can enhance the appearance of the face, body, and feminine anatomy with minimal downtime. ThermiRF® is a state-of-the-art body contouring platform with a selection of advanced applications designed for cosmetic enhancement. Dr. Atkin says she uses three of the most popular at her San Diego-based skincare practice: ThermiTight®, ThermiSmooth® Face, and ThermiVa®. She adds that each modality provides a different benefit and is applied in subtly different ways. ThermiTight® heats the underlying structures of the skin to firm them as well as to stimulate collagen production. This is achieved by placing a special electrode into the skin and delivering the radiofrequency waves directly into the targeted region. Dr. Atkin says that the process is brief and made to be as comfortable as possible for the patient. She adds that ThermiTight® can be used on the neck, arms, knees, abdomen, buttocks, and inner thighs. ThermiSmooth® Face applies the energy to the surface of the skin rather than into the subdermal layer, and Dr. Atkin says this approach is completely non-invasive. Even though the treatment is topical, she indicates the radiofrequency energy can reach into the deeper tissues for a noticeable improvement in many common signs of aging. Dr. Atkin says ThermiSmooth® is typically used on the forehead, cheeks, around the eyes, around the mouth, and on the chin. ThermiVa® is the application used to help restore the youthful look and function of the feminine anatomy. Dr. Atkin explains that a narrow applicator is used to externally and internally firm skin and improve muscle tone, helping improve bladder control, reduce dryness, and increase sexual sensation. She says this technique can also minimize the appearance of prominent labial skin for patients who prefer a non-surgical alternative to Labiaplasty. Dr. Atkin says that patients can usually return to normal activity the same or the next day, depending on the application used and the individual's unique rate of healing. Some ThermiRF® therapies are effective with a single session, while Dr. Atkin adds that others may require a series of treatments. She encourages people interested in learning more about this innovative platform to contact an experienced, board certified dermatologist who has extensive training using this device. She says, "ThermiRF® makes it possible to smooth and tighten from head to toe! We are amazing by the low downtime, comfort, and ease to patients." About Deborah H. Atkin, MD Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Deborah Atkin is the founder and medical director of Dermatology & Laser of Del Mar, located in the San Diego area. She earned her undergraduate degree from California State University, Northridge and University of California Santa Barbara, and her medical degree from University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Atkin completed additional training at the University of Arizona and Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Atkin is available for interview upon request. For more information about Dr. Atkin and Dermatology & Laser of Del Mar, please visit dermdelmar.com and facebook.com/dermdelmar. To view the original source of this press release, click here: https://www.dermdelmar.com/news-room/minimally-invasive-thermirf-offers-del-mar-residents-trio-of-benefits
News Article | May 10, 2017
CLAREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pitzer College names Sandra Vasquez as the new assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students. Vasquez will begin her position on July 17, 2017. “I am truly honored and excited about this opportunity to work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to advance student success initiatives at Pitzer,” Vasquez said. Vasquez currently serves as the associate dean of students and director of judicial affairs at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Prior to UCSB, she served as the inaugural associate dean of students, director of student conduct and ethical development, and chair of the Campus Assessment Response and Education Team at California State University, San Bernardino. She has also held administrative positions at the University of Arkansas and the University of Southern California. “Dr. Vasquez made a strong impression on our community. She will be a great leader in the Office of Student Affairs and an asset for the entire Pitzer community,” said Brian Carlisle, vice president for student affairs and chair of the search committee. Vasquez was selected following an extensive national search led by a committee comprised of Pitzer students, faculty and staff. She and other finalists were brought to campus, where they made community presentations and met with members of the diversity committee, student leaders and student affairs staff. Vasquez earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from California State University, Northridge, a master’s degree in higher education leadership from the University of Arkansas and a doctorate of education in educational leadership from the University of Southern California. She is also a graduate of the Management Development Program from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators recognized her as the Region IV-West Outstanding New Professional of the Year, and she is a Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar. Pitzer College is a nationally top-ranked undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution. A member of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer offers a distinctive approach to a liberal arts education by linking intellectual inquiry with interdisciplinary studies, cultural immersion, social responsibility and community involvement. For more information, please visit www.pitzer.edu.
News Article | May 18, 2017
The esteemed boutique real estate team of Tracy King, affiliated with Teles Properties, has announced the hiring of April Vargas as Office Coordinator. The Eagle Rock-based team, an established leader in representing buyers and sellers of Northeast Los Angeles real estate, specializes in sales of real estate in Highland Park as well as homes in Mt. Washington, Glassell Park, and Pasadena. A lifelong resident of Eagle Rock, April brings a wealth of service and organization and people skills to the Tracy King real estate team. “There’s something very special about being able to work in the neighborhood I live in and the neighborhood I so love,” said April. “Beyond the beautiful neighborhoods and character homes in this area lies a strong sense of community. Helping to build that community offers a tremendous sense of purpose and pride.” A graduate of Glendale Community College and California State University, Northridge, April brings a solid background of experience in small business management, including a position with City of Los Angeles Parks & Recreation department. She honed her service and people skills in a rewarding career working with the elderly at several area residential care facilities. According to Senior Partner Keely Myres, April’s intimate knowledge of the Northeast LA region and neighborhoods are invaluable assets that make her uniquely qualified to assist homebuyers and sellers in the boutique approach that the firm is widely recognized for. “April’s knowledge, passion and experience will greatly enhance our operations and help us continue to expand our footprint as leaders and experts in the Northeast LA real estate market,” stated Myres. “She’s calm, personable, and detail-oriented. She’s a perfect fit.” For 27 years, Team Tracy has been successfully representing homebuyers and sellers with a strong commitment to excellence. Their particular area of expertise includes the sale of character and midcentury homes in the red-hot, active real estate markets of Northeast Los Angeles. Team Tracy is lead by perennial top sales producer Tracy King, a recognized market strategist and visionary in the development of cutting-edge online marketing technologies to better meet the challenges of today’s complex and ever-changing market. For April, joining a successful team with a well-earned reputation for excellence - located in her own community - is a dream come true. “I’ve been walking, biking, running and driving down every inch of these charming streets all my life. I know the people, the homes, the history and the landmarks. I feel very well suited to help Tracy’s clients find, not just the right house, but also their perfect home. I’m thrilled to be part of the team.”
News Article | May 4, 2017
Northridge dentist, Dr. Assili, and Dr. Elyson announce that they are now offering several promotions for a limited time this spring. Currently, patients can get a dental implant for $999, or $200 off any dental implant procedure. Invisalign treatment is being offered for just $3,395, including a complimentary consultation. The dentists are also offering a one-hour session of Zoom whitening for $199. None of these offers can be combined with any others, and all of the offers expire on June 30, 2017. Dental implants easily beat other tooth replacements in terms of appearance, oral health, and durability. Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants have no external hardware to distinguish them from natural teeth. Implants also help keep the jaws from deteriorating after tooth loss, are easy to clean, and can last for life if cared for properly. Invisalign is the leading discreet orthodontic treatment and can often straighten the teeth of eligible patients more quickly than metal braces can. Zoom whitening uses three bleaching cycles per session, as well as a patented gel and activation light to maximize stain elimination. Many other treatments are also available at this office near CSU Northridge. For example, the dentists offer general dentistry, including routine exams, X-rays, cleanings, root canals, and extractions. Restorations at the office include tooth-colored fillings, bonding, and bridges. Cosmetic treatments at the office, such as crowns and veneers, are available to improve the smile in virtually every way. Smile makeovers are available to patients who want to improve their smile in multiple ways. The office also provides sedation dentistry, children's dentistry, and treatments for sleep apnea and TMJ. Dr. Assili and Dr. Elyson are both graduates of California State University, Northridge, where Dr. Assili earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Dr. Elyson earned his degree in Chemistry. After graduating from CSUN, the dentists earned their DDS degrees at UCLA School of Dentistry. During their careers, both dentists have completed additional training in specialties such as dental implants. Dr. Assili and Dr. Elyson are reputable members of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and several other organizations in their profession.
News Article | April 17, 2017
Northridge dentists, Dr. Michel Elyson and Dr. Ramin Assili, announce that they are now offering treatments for sleep apnea and TMJ at their office. TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, has long been treated at dental offices. Sleep apnea, specifically the obstructive type, is increasingly being treated at dental offices with newly developed procedures and appliances. With treatment, patients with these conditions can gain greater quality of life and reduce their health risks. Dental treatments for TMJ and sleep apnea are numerous. TMJ, characterized by jaw joint pain and debility, may be treated with oral appliances, medications, or surgery, depending on its cause and severity. Obstructive sleep apnea symptoms include frequent awakenings during sleep, daytime fatigue, and breathlessness during routine activities. Dental treatments for sleep apnea include oral appliances, which help keep the jaw and tongue from collapsing backwards and blocking the airway during sleep. Soft tissue surgery, another dental sleep apnea treatment, involves removing excess tissue from the airway to reduce risks of airway collapse during sleep. The office of Dr. Elyson and Dr. Assili offers many dental treatments in several specialties. General dental care is available, which includes routine exams and cleanings. Several restorations, such as tooth-colored fillings, dental implants and bridges, are also performed. The office provides a full range of cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and smile makeovers. Patients can also receive orthodontic care with Invisalign and other appliances. The office provides sedation dentistry options for eligible patients, and welcomes children from an early age. Treatments are performed using the latest technology, including laser dentistry. Dr. Assili and Dr. Elyson both earned their undergraduate degrees from California State University, Northridge, with Dr. Assili majoring in Biochemistry and Dr. Elyson majoring in Chemistry. The dentists also both attended UCLA School of Dentistry, where they earned their DDS degrees. The dentists have continued their studies during their careers by completing many hours of postgraduate training in topics such as dental implants. Dr. Elyson and Dr. Assili are both reputable members of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and several other organizations in their profession.
Melikyan G.G.,California State University, Northridge
Accounts of Chemical Research | Year: 2015
Conspectus Over the last to decades, radical chemistry of propargyl systems as developed into a potent synthetic field providing access to classes of organic compounds that are otherise hardly accessible. The levels of diastereoselection thus achieved (up to 100%) are unprecedented for free propargyl radicals, as ell as for organic radicals π-bonded to transition metals. These advances ere enabled by the coordination of the triple bond to a Co2(CO)6 core that precluded an acetylene-allene rearrangement, stabilized requisite propargyl cations, created conformational constraints at the carbon-carbon bond formation site, configurationally altered the acetylenic moiety alloing for 1,3-steric induction upon the nely formed stereocenters, increased bulkiness of propargyl triads thus controlling the spatial orientation of converging radicals, and alloed for α-to-γ projection of the reaction site and alteration of the transiency of radical intermediates.In the course of these studies, a number of popular beliefs ere proven to be untrue. First, cobalt-complexed propargyl cations, hich have long been considered to be thermally labile species, ere engaged in synthetically meaningful transformation at temperatures as high as 147 °C. Second, in radical dimerization reactions, higher reaction temperatures did not adversely impact the yields and levels of d,l-diastereoselectivity. Third, π-bonded organometallic radicals, deemed unruly, ere effectively controlled ith complementary mechanistic tools, thus achieving the highest levels of stereoselectivity (up to 100%) in inter- and intramolecular reactions. Fourth, meso stereoisomers, being thermally labile and kinetically disfavored, ere discovered to be major products in intramolecular cyclizations induced by cobaltocene. Fifth, propargyl cations ere synthesized in the absence of strong acids, thus increasing the functional tolerance and achieving a long sought after compatibility ith acid-sensitive functionalities. A concept of sequestered propargyl radicals as introduced to explain disparity in diastereoselectivity data: heterogeneous reducing agents allegedly produce free radicals, hile homogeneous reductants generate sequestered radicals associated ith reductant-derived oxidized species. Among mechanistic tools, a 1,3-steric induction as found to be most efficient for controlling the stereoselectivity of radical reactions (up to 100% d,l). In intramolecular reactions, a d,l-to-meso reversal of stereoselectivity as discovered ith zinc being replaced ith cobaltocene as a reductant. Among efficient tools for controlling the stereoselectivity in intramolecular cyclizations is a rigidity of the carbon tether that provides for an exclusive formation of d,l-diastereomers.To novel reactions that belong to a ne field of unorthodox organometallic radical chemistry ere discovered: the spontaneous conversion of cobalt-complexed propargyl cations to radicals and the THF-mediated process herein a THF molecule assumes a ne role of an initiator in radical reactions. A multistep mechanism involves a THF-induced alteration of propargyl cations that facilitates a redox process beteen metal clusters. Novel stereoselective methods provide access to topologically and functionally diverse 3,4-diaryl and 3,4-dialkyl-1,5-alkadiynes, 3,4-disubstituted 1,5-cycloalkadiynes (C8-C12), 3,4-dialkoxy-1,5-(cyclo)alkadiynes, and 3,7-diene-1,9-alkadiynes, hich can be used in targeted syntheses of organic assemblies of relevance to medicinal chemistry, materials science, and natural product syntheses. Novel mechanistic tools and methodologies for controlling stereoselectivity in radical reactions can be expanded toard ne types of π-bonded unsaturated units (dienes, arenes, diynes, and enynes) and transition metals other than cobalt (Fe, Cr, Mo, , and Mn). © 2015 American Chemical Society.
Ch Postma H.W.,California State University, Northridge
Nano Letters | Year: 2010
I propose a technique for reading the base sequence of a single DNA molecule using a graphene nanogap to read the DNA's transverse conductance. Because graphene is a single atom thick, single-base resolution of the conductance is readily obtained. The nonlinear current-voltage characteristic is used to determine the base type Independent of nanogap-width variations that cause the current to change by 5 orders of magnitude. The expected sequencing error rate is 0 % up to a nanogap width of 1.6 nm. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
Edmunds P.J.,California State University, Northridge
Limnology and Oceanography | Year: 2011
I tested the hypothesis that the effects of high pCO 2 and temperature on massive Porites spp. (Scleractinia) are modified by heterotrophic feeding (zooplanktivory). Small colonies of massive Porites spp. from the back reef of Moorea, French Polynesia, were incubated for 1 month under combinations of temperature (29.3°C vs. 25.6uC), pCO 2 (41.6 vs. 81.5 Pa), and feeding regimes (none vs. ad libitum access to live Artemia spp.), with the response assessed using calcification and biomass. Area-normalized calcification was unaffected by pCO 2, temperature, and the interaction between the two, although it increased 40% with feeding. Biomass increased 35% with feeding and tended to be higher at 25.6°C compared to 29.3°C, and as a result, biomass-normalized calcification statistically was unaffected by feeding, but was depressed 12-17% by high pCO 2, with the effect accentuated at 25.6°C. These results show that massive Porites spp. has the capacity to resist the effects on calcification of 1 month exposure to 81.5 Pa pCO 2 through heterotrophy and changes in biomass. Area-normalized calcification is sustained at high pCO 2 by a greater biomass with a reduced biomass-normalized rate of calcification. This mechanism may play a role in determining the extent to which corals can resist the long-term effects of ocean acidification. © 2011, by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.