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8/10 - Getty conservator who restores paintings from the masters to speak at Camarillo Library ... Aug. 10, 2017 — J. Paul Getty Museum Associate Conservator Devi Ormond revives famous works of art hidden behind layers of dirt and discolored varnish hundreds of years old. Sometimes it takes days, sometimes years, depending on the painting. “When conservators clean a painting, we’re not trying to make it look brand new,” Ormond wrote in “The Iris,” the Getty’s blog. “We are trying to achieve a semblance of how an artwork may have looked upon leaving an artist’s studio, while also respecting the fact that a painting ages and will never look exactly as it did when it was initially created.” It’s a painstaking, meticulous process that the internationally-known art restoration specialist ...
8/10 - CSUCI will soon be 100% smoke and tobacco free ... August 9, 2017 — Beginning on Aug. 23, 2017, CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) will be completely smoke and tobacco-free. CSUCI is taking this step to comply with an executive order from the CSU Chancellor’s Office declaring that all CSU campuses must be smoke and tobacco-free. The Smoke & Tobacco-Free policy prohibits smoking, the use or sale of all tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vapor devices. Ashtrays on campus will be removed and signage will be changed to reflect CSUCI’s new policy. “We never established formal smoking zones, but they cropped up over time,” said Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Cindy Derrico. “Now we are going to place signs outside of buildings to indicate that smoking is not allowed.” The ...
8/1 - CSU Channel Islands Choir holds auditions for winter concert ... August 1, 2017—The Channel Islands Choral Association (CICA) is holding auditions beginning Aug. 14 for singers who would like to join the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Choir for its winter concert. Choir director KuanFen Liu, who holds a doctorate in musical arts (DMA), is looking for singers age 18+ of all vocal ranges and abilities, but would especially like to see experienced singers audition. “We always need tenors and basses,” said Liu, Assistant Professor of Performing Arts. “This season, we are also looking for a few more experienced sopranos.” This winter’s concert is called “The Poet Sings: Songs and Poems Inspired by the British Isles” and it contains readings and songs from the Medieval to the 20th...
8/1 - CSU Channel Islands Choir holds auditions for winter concert ... August 1, 2017—The Channel Islands Choral Association (CICA) is holding auditions beginning Aug. 14 for singers who would like to join the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Choir for its winter concert. Choir director KuanFen Liu, who holds a doctorate in musical arts (DMA), is looking for singers age 18+ of all vocal ranges and abilities, but would especially like to see experienced singers audition. “We always need tenors and basses,” said Liu, Assistant Professor of Performing Arts. “This season, we are also looking for a few more experienced sopranos.” This winter’s concert is called “The Poet Sings: Songs and Poems Inspired by the British Isles” and it contains readings and songs from the Medieval to the 20th...
7/19 - CSU Trustees approve next phase of University Glen on CSUCI campus ... July 19, 2017 — The CSU Board of Trustees has given final approval to the next phase of the CI 2025 Vision Plan during the CSU Board of Trustees meeting held this week, giving a green light to development of 32 acres of the University Glen residential community on the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) campus. “This is another step in an effort to expand the campus to accommodate our enrollment growth over the coming years,” said Assistant Vice President for Facilities Services John Gormley. “We are completing the final phase of residential development in University Glen that has been sitting idle for nine years because of the economic downturn.” The development will include 54 detached single-family homes and 66 ...
7/18 - CSUCI will welcome first Engineering majors in fall 2018 ... July 18, 2017 — It’s official. CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) will launch its Mechatronics Engineering program in fall 2018. The program will accept 24 students for fall 2018, increasing that number by 24 each year until the total number of Mechatronics majors admitted each year is just under 100. With about 300 engineering jobs available in Ventura County each year, University administrators, faculty, lawmakers and the community saw the need for qualified engineers and began working toward adding the major at CSUCI years ago. “We are all delighted to move from the planning to the implementation stage,” said Professor and Chair of the Computer Science program Michael Soltys, Ph.D. “We feel like the community has tru...
7/18 - Former Second Lady Jill Biden is keynote speaker for Teachers’ Summit at CSUCI ... July 18, 2017 — Professor of English and the former Second Lady of the United States, Jill Biden, Ph.D. will be the keynote speaker for the third annual “Better Together” California Teachers’ Summit. The event will be held Friday, July 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Grand Salon at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI). This is the third year that CSUCI will host one of the statewide events. “Better Together” coordinator Dianne Wilson-Graham, Executive Director for the California Physical Education-Health Project, said more than 300 educators are expected at the event, which will run simultaneously with Better Together Events on 35 campuses throughout California. “We are expecting to reach our full ...
7/12 - National Science Foundation awards CSUCI grant to cultivate math teachers ... July 12, 2017 — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) graduate and undergraduate students who would like to teach high school math will soon be able to apply for $10,000 scholarships, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF recently awarded CSUCI with $1,176,577 for a joint project entitled “California Coast Noyce Mathematics Partnership.” The program is intended to increase the number of high school teachers with strong science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) content knowledge to teach in high-need school districts. CSUCI’s Professor of Mathematics Ivana Grzegorczyk, Ph.D. applied for the grant in collaboration with CSU Monterey Bay (CSUMB), which also serves high-need s...
7/12 - CSUCI wins international award for online learning innovation ... July 12, 2017 — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) has won a New Media Consortium (NMC) Center of Excellence Award. CSUCI was one of two universities that were awarded the honor out of 14 finalists from around the world. The award recognizes NMC member institutions with an exceptional record of integrating technology with learning or creative expression. “The New Media Consortium’s Center of Excellence Award is the highest honor bestowed by the NMC,” said NMC Executive Director Eden Dahlstrom. “We are highly selective when we bestow this award and we don’t give out the CoE award every year. CSUCI’s untethered faculty development stood out as an exemplar of an innovative approach to building faculty digital literacy.”...
7/6 - Aspiring engineers in CSUCI’s Summer Bridge program to test the strength of their spaghetti bridges ... July 6, 2017 — After a month of study on various aspects of engineering design, physics and teamwork, 40 aspiring engineers from Hueneme High School will test their skills by building a bridge out of dry spaghetti, then seeing how much weight it will bear. The sixth annual Hueneme High School Academy of Engineering and Design Bridge Breaking and Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, July 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI). Dinner will be served before the bridge-breaking competition. Led by Professor of Physics Greg Wood, Ph.D., the spaghetti bridge competition is the culmination of four weeks of University-level engineering instruction for STEM (Science...
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