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Chinese New Year of the Horse and Cultural Exhibition

January 31 – May 23, 2014
Oviatt Library’s Music & Media Department, 2nd Floor East Wing

Image of woman in traditional dress and makeup from the Chinese New Year ExhibitionIn 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.

Chinese Film Festival

February 13th – May 9th, 2014

Chinese Film Festival - Mysterious China - February 13th - May 9th, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, all shows below will take place from 2:30 to 4p.m. on Friday afternoons in the Lecture Room in Music and Media, Oviatt Library (2nd Floor, East Wing).

Screening Schedule
Date Feature
Feb. 13 Dali – Love at First Sight
The opening show featured special guest Chris Nebe, producer of Mysterious China – Dali: Love at First Sight,  3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 20 Jiangsu – Land of Good Fortune
Feb. 28 Tibet – The Truth
March 7 Marco Polo’s Shangri-La
March 14 Marco Polo’s Silk Road
March 21 Marco Polo’s Roof of the World
March 28 Secrets of the Silk Road
April 3 Diaoyu Islands – The Truth
*Special screening with producer J.J. Osbun for Q&A
3:00 -  5:00 p.m.
April 4 Holy Mountain
April 18 Kung Fu Masters
April 25 Land of Legends
May 2 Yangzhou – A City of Timeless Culture

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.

20th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake

January 2014 – May 2014
Special Collections & Archives Reading Room

Sign that says Cal State Northridge Stands, after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake

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.

Read more about the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake at Special Collections & Archives – Peek in the Stacks.