Exhibitions and Events
Thursday, February 20th, 2014 – 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Oviatt Library, Music & Media, 2nd Floor, East Wing
Featuring the film: “Mysterious China – Jiangsu: Land of Good Fortune.”
Parking is $6.00. For information call (818) 677-2638. Persons with disabilities needing assistance and deaf and hard of hearing persons needing interpreters, please call in advance for arrangements.
January 31 – May 23, 2014
Oviatt Library’s Music & Media Department, 2nd Floor East Wing
In celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Horse, which begins on January 31, 2014, CSUN China Institute and Oviatt Library Music and Media have created a special “Chinese New Year and Culture Exhibition,” which will be on display in the Music and Media area (2nd Floor, East Wing) from January 31 to May 23, 2014. The exhibition covers four major themes: Chinese New Year Celebration; Beijing Opera at CSUN and CSUN Music in China; Chinese Olympic Stars at CSUN; and Chinese Tea Culture. The colorful items on display have been curated by the China Institute from its members, Chinese visiting scholars, Chinese Olympic Committee and Olympic Gold Medalists. The Chinese scholars also conducted research and gathered information on Chinese New Year tradition and tea culture. The Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles donated traditional Chinese lanterns and framed pictures on Chinese culture to this exhibition.
January 2014 – May 2014
Special Collections & Archives Reading Room
The 6.7-magnitude Northridge Earthquake occurred at 4:31am on Monday, January 17, 1994. Its epicenter was around Wilbur Avenue and Arminta Street in Northridge, about a mile from campus. The earthquake and subsequent aftershocks caused extensive destruction to the Northridge and Sherman Oaks areas. Numerous buildings on the California State University, Northridge campus sustained severedamage, including the Oviatt Library. A second library building on campus, known as the South Library, was so badly damaged it was condemned and slated for demolition after the quake.
CSUN’s digitized University Archives include numerous photographs, reports, memoranda, artifacts, and ephemera documenting the earthquake and its aftermath. A small exhibit in Special Collections and Archives focuses on the earthquake’s impact on campus, and includes photographs, university records, artifacts, and ephemera.
November 1, 2013 – December 24, 2013
Oviatt Library’s Music and Media Department, 2nd Floor East Wing.
What is shocking is that the average American has a little or no knowledge of Native American History. Reason being, the lack of information that is taught to children in schools. Also, many people create negative stereotypes from what they have learned in films that people pay to see. The purpose for this Exhibit is in hopes that people gain more knowledge and appreciation of the Native American history and of the community today. The American Indian Student Association have worked hard to prepare this for you!
Thanks to all those who have contributed:
- Yadira Torres
- Pauline Alvarez
- Dayana Mendoza
- Mark Vega
- Craig Hall
- Erin Wilcox
- Gerardo Gutierrez
- Merissa Guerrero