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Dean Mark Stover

A Message from the Dean: Unearthing our Flourishing Network

eNews Edition: Spring 2016

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that "all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.”  

As Dr. King observed, there is a certain coherence to the world that seems to often stay hidden below the surface and then occasionally pops up like a spring daisy.  Similarly, the stories in our Spring 2016 issue of the Oviatt Library eNews have a number of connective elements. These elements are surprising, inspiring, and thought-provoking.

Darryl Hood

We Would Like you to Meet: Darryl Hood

eNews Edition: Spring 2016

Three, two, one, action! What was once a childhood dream has become an everyday reality for author, award winning broadcast journalist, and former Oviatt Library student assistant Darryl Hood. 

Hood personifies the old story of hard work leading to success. Even before graduating from CSUN with a degree in journalism in 1996, he began his career as a reporter for the Orange County News channel.

Oviatt Library

Thanks & Recognition: Library Staff and Faculty

eNews Edition: Spring 2016

When CSUN asked Oviatt employees to consider giving back to the university, the faculty and staff who work in the very heart of the campus found a few inspiring reasons to say yes.

Associate Dean, Kathy Dabbour

Oviatt Spotlight: Kathy Dabbour, Associate Dean

eNews Edition: Spring 2016

The Oviatt Library’s newly appointed Associate Dean, Kathy Dabbour, is a true valley girl and CSUN alumna with a strong passion for student success and a long history of working to advance the library’s mission.

Laurie Borchard, Digital Learning Initiatives Librarian and Meet the Librarians of the Oviatt blogger, poses some candid questions to the Oviatt’s newly appointed Associate Dean Kathy Dabbour.

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What's Up: Robert Landau

eNews Edition: Spring 2016

Join the Friends of the Oviatt Library as they host a luncheon with photographer/author Robert Landau, who will share insights and images from his uniquely L.A. inspired book, Rock ‘N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip.

Los Angeles native Robert Landau was clearly a kid destined to become a photographer. In 1969, a young Landau began shooting his first pictures, which were the colorful sights around his Hollywood home.

Current Library Exhibit Celebrates (and Investigates) Black Culture

eNews Edition: Spring 2016

“Historicizin’ & Contemporizin’ the Black Aesthetic: Keeping the Legacy Alive” is a unique journey into the Black experience, honoring the history and contemporary contributions of people of Black descent, whose experience is deeply embedded in the narrative of the American past, present and future.

The Oviatt Library is proud to host the spring 2016 exhibit, “Historicizin’ and Contemporizin’ the Black Aesthetic: Keeping the Legacy Alive.” Co-curated by Africana Studies professors Theresa White and Cedric Hackett, the exhibit is an inclusive look at African American and African culture from both past and present perspectives.

Dean Mark Stover

Message from the Dean: The Gift of Giving Back

eNews Edition: Winter 2015

When I was a boy, I was inspired by the athletic skill and bold rhetoric of boxing champion Muhammed Ali.  Later I learned of his commitment to service, what we often refer to as “giving back.” Ali said that “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” This is a helpful metaphor that perfectly captures the spirit of service:  it’s an obligation that we have toward our fellow travelers on this planet that allows us to “give back” to others in a variety of ways.  Some of us give back with our time; some with our treasure; and some through service-oriented careers.

Nimilolu Fafowora

We Would Like you to Meet: Nimilolu Fafowora

eNews Edition: Winter 2015

A casual and candid conversation with the Oviatt Library’s first Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) intern, the very ambitious and endlessly busy Nimilolu Fafowora.

Dr. Harry Stone

Thanks & Recognition: Dr. Harry Stone

eNews Edition: Winter 2015

“Once a gentleman, and always a gentleman.” Charles Dickens expressed that sentiment in his mid-19th century classic Little Dorrit, but he would be pleased to have us use it today in reference to Professor Emeritus Harry Stone.

Dr. Harry Stone, a renowned Victorian literature scholar, taught in the Department of English at CSUN for 32 years. Dr. Stone may have retired from his beloved CSUN in 1992, but his legacy will live on at the Oviatt Library through a unique and generous gift.

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Oviatt Spotlight: CSU Japanese American Digitization Project

eNews Edition: Winter 2015

Through the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project, the National Parks Service grants funding that will help the Oviatt Library and some of its sister CSU libraries to archive significant historical treasures.

This three-year effort provides for the digitization and online access of approximately 10,000 documents from over 30 archival collections related to Japanese American incarceration during World War II and the resettlement.