California State University, Northridge is a public university in the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. With a total enrollment of 38,391 students, it has the largest undergraduate population as well as the second largest total student body of the 23-campus California State University system, making it one of the largest comprehensive universities in the United States in terms of enrollment size; the size of CSUN has a major impact on the California economy, with an estimated $1.9 billion in economic output generated by CSUN on a yearly basis. As of Fall 2019, the university had 2,139 faculty. California State University, Northridge was founded first as the Valley satellite campus of California State University, Los Angeles, it became an independent college in 1958 as San Fernando Valley State College, with major campus master planning and construction. The university adopted its current name of California State University, Northridge in 1972; the 1994 Northridge earthquake caused $400 million in damage to the campus, the heaviest damage sustained by an American college campus.
The university offers 134 different bachelor's degrees and master's degree programs in 70 different fields, as well as four doctoral degrees and 24 teaching credentials. It is classified among "Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs". CSUN is considered to be one of the most diverse universities in the nation and has over 350,000 alumni. Additionally, CSUN has been recognized as having one of the best film schools as well as music schools in the U. S. and in the world. It is home to the National Center on Deafness and the university hosts the annual International Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, more known as the CSUN Conference, its business school, the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, is one of largest business schools in the nation. The establishment of CSUN began in 1952 with the proposal of a new satellite campus for Los Angeles State College, to be established in Baldwin Hills. However, San Fernando Valley advocates persuaded state officials to change the location to Northridge after a meeting at the Brown Derby restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard.
The official groundbreaking of the university occurred on January 4, 1956 and was performed by, among others, the Governor of California Goodwin Knight and Los Angeles State College President Howard S. McDonald. While it is situated in a suburban location nowadays, it was a rural location during its founding with several agricultural lands having to be cleared to start construction. Classes started on September 24, 1956 with an enrollment of 1,500 students. Delmar Oviatt, the namesake of the current campus library, was the dean of the satellite campus until July 1, 1958, when the campus separated from Los Angeles State College and was renamed San Fernando Valley State College after the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill No. 971. Ralph Prator was assigned as the first president of the university and enrollment reached 2,525 with a tuition of $29 per semester. During that same year, the first graduation ceremony was held for around 100 students at the Hollywood Bowl before being moved to campus during subsequent years.
In 1959, the university became the first State College to have its own computer. In 1964, the pioneering computer lab was moved into new quarters in the completed Sierra Hall building complex, student enrollment reached nearly 12,000. Other buildings were swiftly constructed during the early 1960s to accommodate this growing student population. Additionally, in November 1963 the university established its own radio station, which continues operation to this day as KCSN. On October 25, 1960 vice presidential nominee Lyndon B. Johnson visited the campus accompanied by Governor Pat Brown to hold a rally in front of 3,500 students. While some attending students were holding banners in support of his opponents, Johnson used the opportunity to criticize the opposing Republican Party and their candidate Richard Nixon. Four years then Republican candidate Nelson Rockefeller held a rally at the university in front of around 6,000 students, organized by the university's Republican Club. Having just won the primary in Oregon, California would be crucial in deciding the Republican nominee for the 1964 presidential election.
Rockefeller held the lead coming into California but nonetheless lost its primary to Barry Goldwater handing him the Republican nomination. In December 1965, with increasing conversation and tension on the topic of civil rights in the country, the university hosted a debate on the subject between conservative author and commentator William F. Buckley Jr. and liberal African American journalist Louis Lomax. The campus's quiet, moderately conservative and overwhelmingly white suburban setting did not shield it from a share of the noise and social upheavals of the Vietnam War era; as on many college campuses, there were large antiwar demonstrations and occasional draft card burnings. In September 1966, Vice President Hubert Humphrey visited the campus, where he was met by student protest and opposition to the Vietnam War. On March 25, 1968, a presidential primary campaign speech on campus by Robert F. Kennedy drew an orderly crowd of 10,000 and focused on his opposition to the Vietnam War. Shortly thereafter, his opponent Eugene McCarthy held a rally at the university
Paulo José Lopes de Figueiredo is an Angolan retired footballer who played as a central midfielder. He spent the bulk of his 17-year professional career with Santa Clara, amassing Primeira Liga totals of 97 matches and eight goals during three seasons. An Angolan international for five years, Figueiredo earned 38 caps and represented the nation at the 2006 World Cup and two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments. Figueiredo was born in Malanje, Portuguese Angola to Portuguese settlers, moving to the land of his parents at the age of three. From 1991 to 1996 he played for five clubs, including one spell at C. F. Os Belenenses for which he featured only once in the second division in the 1991–92 season. In summer 1996, Figueiredo signed for C. D. Santa Clara in the second level, scoring five goals in 33 matches in his third year as the team promoted to the Primeira Liga for the first time ever, he made his debut in the competition on 22 August 1999 in a 2–2 home draw against Sporting CP, made 31 league appearances matches during the 1999–2000 campaign, but the Azores side were relegated back.
After four more seasons with Santa Clara and nearly 300 official games, Figueiredo moved to the Portuguese lower leagues, splitting 2004–05 with Sport Clube Dragões Sandinenses and S. C. Lusitânia, he signed with Sweden's Östers IF, being relegated in his first and only season in the Allsvenskan. Figueiredo spent 2007–08 with FC Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț in Romania and C. D. Olivais e Moscavide in Portugal, without any competitive appearances for the former team. Subsequently, he closed out his career in his homeland after two years with C. R. D. Libolo. In 2003, aged 31, Figueiredo was invited to play for Angola, returned for the first time in 30 years to the country of his birth. After featuring during the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign – ten games, one goal against Nigeria on 18 June 2005, in a 1–1 away draw– he was selected to the final stages in Germany, playing in all three group stage matches as the Palancas Negras managed two draws in their first participation ever. Figueiredo featured at two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments — a group stage exit in 2006 and a quarter-final finish two years later.
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Suzanne Rivard-Lemoyne was an artist born in Quebec City, Quebec who moved to Ottawa, Ontario and is known for her significant contribution to arts administration. She was responsible for developing Art Bank, the Canada Council's art collection program in 1972. Rivard-Lemoyne became a Visual Arts Officer for the Canada Council in 1970 and started the art collection and leasing system for government offices, offering regional artists support and those interested in collecting access to local art, she played a major role in supporting and developing the local community of artist-run centres and contemporary art galleries. Rivard-Lemoyne won the 2003 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts for Outstanding Contribution in arts support. Suzanne Rivard-Lemoyne trained at the École des beaux-arts de Québec, as well as with André Lhote in Paris in 1957. Rivard-Lemoyne's teaching career spanned from 1952 to 1986, at the École des beaux-arts de Québec, the École des beaux-arts de Montréal, the University of Ottawa.
She did mural painting in Montréal, including at Expo 67. Rivard-Lemoyne started doing arts administration in 1969, after moving to Ottawa, in the Cultural Division of the Secretary of State of Canada. In addition to her administrative work at the Canada Council, Rivard-Lemoyne was Chair of the University of Ottawa's Department of Visual Arts and Theatre and is recognized for developing the department, she was on the board of the Ottawa Arts Centre Foundation. Rivard-Lemoyne helped to organize the Canada Trajectories 73 exhibition at the Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris and in London; the Ottawa Art Gallery presented an exhibition of Rivard-Lemoyne's drawings and paintings in 1996 called Survol. The exhibition curator, Diane Génier, describes Rivard-Lemoyne's drawings and paintings as atmospheric and process driven, dealing with themes of light and immensity. Rivard-Lemoyne started making large-scale monochromatic encaustic paintings in 1991, prior to that in the 1980s, painted expressionistic landscapes with the works in this series making use of simplified colour fields.
Rivard-Lemoyne won the First Grand Prize of the Concours artistique de la province de Québec in 1958. Her work is in the collections of the City of Ottawa, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Concordia Art Gallery, private collections in Montréal, Ottawa, Québec, Paris. 1952, Concours artistiques de la province de Québec, Musée du Québec 1955, La matière qui chante, Galerie Antoine, Montréal 1957, Biennial of Canadian Painting, National Gallery of Canada 1959, The Non-Figurative Artists' Association of Montréal, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal 1961, Canada Council Award-Winners, Canadian Conference of Arts, St-Lawrence Centre, Toronto 1988, Montréal Women Artists of the 1950s, Concordia Art Gallery 1990, The Gallery at Arts Court, Ottawa 1992, Picture a Place: Art contemporain d'ici, The Gallery at Arts Court, Ottawa