News and Events from the Tseng College

Speaker Explains How Small Businesses Can Get Federal Grants

Marie Talnack, Ph.D.

(January 15, 2015) - Small businesses and entrepreneurs have a better chance of getting federal grants for research and product development if they clearly describe their business plan and partner with universities, according to Marie Talnack, director of the technology transfer and industry clinic at Cal Poly Pomona. Talnack spoke on campus as part of a monthly CEO Speakers Series at CSUN presented by LACI@CSUN and CSUN’s Office of... Read more

LACI@CSUN Hosts Research Funding Presentation

Marie Talnack, Ph.D., director of technology transfer and industry clinic, Cal Poly Pomona

(Jan. 6, 2015) - Business people, academicians and anyone wanting to learn about funding research are invited to a presentation Jan. 15 on campus, "How to Win Federal Research Grants." LACI@CSUN, a business development advising center recently established on campus, hosts the event in collaboration with CSUN's Office of Research and Graduate Studies. The U.S. Small Business Administration sponsors research grants for small businesses... Read more

Speaker Emphasizes Importance of Learning How to Think

Dale Deardorff, director of innovation and strategic thinking, Rocky Peak Leadership Center

(Dec. 18, 2014) - Educators should teach people not what to think but how to think, said guest speaker Dale Deardorff of the Rocky Peak Leadership Center, at a presentation at California State University, Northridge. CSUN’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies and LACI@CSUN hosted the event, supported by the Tseng College. LACI @ CSUN is part of CleanTech LA, a nonprofit that provides counseling, mentoring and assistance to... Read more

Join CSUN Classes through Winter Term and Open University

Open University Matador

(Dec. 3, 2014) - Even if you’re not a CSUN student, you can take CSUN classes during Winter Term and the Spring semester. Winter Term features academic-credit classes offered in a compressed format during the break between the Fall and Spring semesters, Dec. 24-Jan. 16. More than a dozen CSUN departments offer a total of nearly 60 Winter Term courses. Registration for Winter Term continues for the community until Dec. 24, the first day... Read more

International Student Center Celebrates International Education Week

Dr. Marta Lopez and Cindy Cruz smiling

(Nov. 17, 2014) - CSUN’s International and Exchange Student Center launched International Education Week Nov. 17 with an open house that drew faculty and staff from around the campus. The center provides guidance for international students at CSUN and to CSUN students who want to study abroad. The university ranks first nationally in the “Top 40 Master’s Colleges and Universities Hosting International Students.” The center guides... Read more

SAGE Founder Morris Cutler Dies

(Nov. 10, 2014) - California State University, Northridge and the Tseng College lost a friend, supporter and teacher in the passing of Morris Cutler. The retired educator launched SAGE, a learning-in-retirement organization, through CSUN’s Tseng College 27 years ago. At an age when many people spend more time looking back on their lives than forward, Cutler charged ahead after his retirement, expanding SAGE and encouraging lifelong... Read more

Los Angeles District Attorney Address Crime at SAGE Forum

Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles County District Attorney

(Nov. 7, 2014) - Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey spoke about the need to increase mental health services to prisoners as a way to reduce crime, at a forum sponsored by SAGE in Woodland Hills. Bloomberg News reports that as of last summer more than 19,000 people were in Los Angeles county jails, with about 15 percent suffering from mental disorders. “For many, there is a link between that illness and the acts that lead to... Read more

Proyecta 100,000 Brings International Students to CSUN

Students from Mexican universities attend orientation at CSUN

(Nov. 3, 2014) - A higher education initiative launched with the support of Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and President Barack Obama brings 40 university students and professors from throughout Mexico to study English at CSUN starting Nov. 3. “They will have their own English classes,” said Vanessa Andrade, international programs and outreach manager for the Tseng College’s Intensive English and University Pathways Programs. “... Read more

Master of Social Work Prepares Students to Help Others

MSW faculties, admissions and students engagement coordinator and off-site coordinator

(Oct. 20, 2014) - Faculty in CSUN’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program told a room packed with students how the MSW prepares them for helping people in need of assistance. An information session last week drew about 100 people to CSUN’ Sierra Hall to learn about the degree, offered on campus, online and at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. Social workers provide guidance in an array of settings, such as schools, healthcare,... Read more

Deming Conference Offers Transforming Ideas

Henrik Minassians, Tseng College Director of Regional and National Partnerships and Services for Public Sector

(Oct. 13, 2014) - California State University, Northridge’s Tseng College looks forward to the annual Innovation for Success Conference Oct. 17-19 at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys. The W. Edwards Deming Institute collaborates with CSUN for the conference, with presenters including Harry Hellenbrand, CSUN provost and vice president of academic affairs; and representatives of government agencies and businesses. “The Deming... Read more

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