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Emergency Preparedness – Past, Present and Future CERT CSUN

April 3 – May 6, 2009 Oviatt Library Lobby
Recent media coverage has put the spotlight on seismic activity and the likelihood of a great earthquake affecting Southern  California.  Personal preparedness is your best defense in a disaster and that is why the CSUN CERT Council has put together an exhibition in the Oviatt Library [...]

Charles Darwin and the Study of Evolution

Oviatt Library Lobby Exhibition
February 2 – March 13, 2009

Naturalist Charles Darwin had a momentous impact on the sciences and humanities. The exhibit honored the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species and the bicentennial of Darwin’s birth.  In a cooperative venture with several CSUN colleges, the exhibit explored Darwin’s work [...]

We, the People: A Retrospective Look on Elections

Oviatt Library Lobby Exhibition
October 20 – December 19, 2008

The latest Oviatt Library Lobby Exhibit featured a snapshot of democracy in action. As visitors entered the lobby, they were surrounded by images, hung from the ceiling, of presidents from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush — an invitation to experience the exhibit and the [...]

Celebrate the Sky!


June 12 – August 6, 2008
Throughout the world, kites have served as toys, cultural and religious symbols, artworks, tools of war, and instruments of science and technology. While materials and designs have changed over the years, kites have endured as devices with many applications and meanings.
Included in this exhibit were:

A video exploring [...]

Hand Bookbinders of California

April 10 – May 22, 2008
The Hand Bookbinders of California celebrated their 35th anniversary with an exhibition of members’ hand-bound books in the lobby of the Oviatt Library. The show featured the work of professional bookbinders, as well as amateurs and students of the art and craft of hand bookbinding. Examples from finely [...]

Scottish American Heritage

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February 22-April 8 2008
Library Lobby

The influence of Scottish ancestry is woven deeply into the fabric of America. Many of the founding fathers of our country were of Scottish ancestry. The Scots as well as the Irish fled political oppression, poverty, and starvation to [...]

Wish You Were Here

February 1 – August 1, 2008
C.K. and Teresa Tseng Gallery
The travel writer’s role is to be the tourist’s perfect companion: to be articulate, well-informed, a skilled raconteur; to include a fair share of the unusual with a dash of the exotic; to tell it with infinite zest. It was Herodotus who set not [...]

Latino Archives on Exhibit in the Oviatt Library

The Oviatt Library celebrates the end of its five-year, $1.6 million U.S. Department of Education Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program grant by presenting an exhibition October 15 through November 23, 2007 entitled, Found Treasures: Latino Archives Supported by the Hispanic Serving Institutions Grant. Curated by Robert Marshall, Head Archivist, and Dr. Karin [...]

The Sun That Lights the Rainbow: The Life and Times of Elizabeth I

September 4 – December 20, 2007
C.K. and Teresa Tseng Gallery

The Middle Ages were the recent past and the Renaissance was on the horizon. It was a time a new ideas, of exploration of new worlds, an explosion of literature and theater, of religious unrest, and the rise of a growing middle class.
The ruler [...]