Feb
13
May 10

Drop-In Math Tutoring

  • Zinfandel Harvest Room

Looking for a little extra help with Math? Come on over to the Vineyard and get some help or just drop by to see if the tutor has time to check your work(just to be safe). The tutors will be on hand every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday throughout the semester.

Dates:

Monday from 11-3pm

Josh for Math 161 and 165 from 11-3pm

Tuesday & Thursday from 11-2:30pm

Josh for Math 161 & 165 from 11-12pm

Luke for Math 165 & 131 from 11am-1pm

Jillian for Math 035, 045 & 160 from 12-2:30pm

 

 

May
2
4:00 pm16:00

Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series

  • Warren Auditorium- Ives Hall

Every Tuesday this semester SSU will present the 2017 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: Between Memory and History.

This week Lucia Roncalli, M.D. will present on The Cambodian Genocide.

Study the nature of hate: Present the escalation of prejudice into genocide.

May
3
3:00 pm15:00

The 'Danger' of Thoughtful Arts in an Age of Dangerous (Un)Thinking

  • Sonoma Valley Room

The Society for Cultural and Undergraduate Research Forum would like to invite you all to our join us for this year's keynote speaker: Dr. Jaye Austin Williams. Her talk "Art-in-Critical-Motion: The 'Danger' of Thoughtful Art(s) in an Age of Dangerous (Un)Thinking" is scheduled for May 3rd, 3-4pm in the Sonoma Room of the Student Center. The lecture is scheduled just before the large university-wide research symposium in the Student Center Ballroom. A reception follows with light refreshments from 4:30-6pm hosted by the HUB.

May
3
4:00 pm16:00

Math Colloquium: Native American-based Mathematics Materials for Integration Into Undergraduate Courses

  • Darwin 103

Charles P. Funkhouser, PI, and Patrick Weasel Head, Tribal Cultural Liaison, California State University, Fullerton

Our project has developed and researched undergraduate mathematics materials based in the culture and mathematics of Native American Peoples for integration into undergraduate courses. Mathematics topics include probability and statistics, number theory, transformational geometry, calculus, and pre-service elementary and secondary education-relate content. These materials—both paper and electronic—are classroom ready, and are developed and piloted in consultation with Tribes in the Rocky Mountains, the Plains, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southwest. We are currently beginning new culturally-based efforts with other Tribes and mathematicians throughout the U.S., as well as broadening the lesson content domain into all areas of STEM. This work is an NSF DUE-funded project.

May
9
4:00 pm16:00

Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series

  • Warren Auditorium- Ives Hall

Every Tuesday this semester SSU will present the 2017 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: Between Memory and History.

This week Professor David McCuan, Ph.D., Sonoma State University will present on the Genocide in Syria

Study the nature of hate: Present the escalation of prejudice into genocide.

May
12
12:05 pm12:05

Chemistry Seminar Series: Student Speakers

  • Darwin 102

Barbara Wilkinson: The Role of Persulfide Donors in Cellular Redox Regulation and Protection

Christopher Inman: A Binding Assay of an Oligonucleotide Aptamer to BAFF-R, an Over-Expressed Protein in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


Apr
26
4:00 pm16:00

Math Colloquium: Understanding the Dynamics of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

  • Darwin 103

Noemi Petra, University of California, Merced

In the first half of the talk, I will discuss the Applied Mathematics graduate program at the University of California, Merced, namely the requirements, admission process, curriculum, and faculty research interests. In the second half of the talk, I will focus on my research that combines mathematics such as numerical analysis, linear algebra and statistics to get a better understanding of the dynamics of the Antarctic ice sheet by uncovering the hidden world beneath the ice. Satellites have been recording Antarctic ice flow at the surface of the continent for decades. However, to understand the behavior at the top, one has to look at interactions happening deep below where the ice meets the Antarctic continent. In this talk, I will present a modified least squares technique that will allow us to infer unknown parameters in the ice sheet model that characterize the friction between the continental rock and the ice. We hope that this research will help climate scientists to better understand the flow of Antarctic ice from the continent into the sea and its effect on sea level.

Apr
25
4:00 pm16:00

Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series

  • Warren Auditorium- Ives Hall

Every Tuesday this semester SSU will present the 2017 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: Between Memory and History.

This week Professor Alex Alvarez, Ph.D., Northern Arizona University will present: Climate change, Border regions, and the Genocide impulse. This elcture is underwritten by Dennis Judd.

Study the nature of hate: Present the escalation of prejudice into genocide.

Apr
24
4:00 pm16:00

What Physicists Do: Imaging Extrasolar Planets

  • Darwin 103

Dr. Bruce Macintosh of Stanford University will discuss how with current technology, young planets can be directly imaged - resolved from their parent star - with a technique called adaptive optics. He will discuss results from such imaging, particularly the four-planet system orbiting HR8799.

Apr
24
12:05 pm12:05

Queer Studies Lecture, featuring: Anna Mollow, "Fat Justice Is Totally Queer"

  • Ives 101

Anna Mollow, a Lecturer in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Sonoma State University, is the coeditor, with Robert McRuer, of Sex and Disability (Duke Univeristy Press, 2012). Her articles on disability, fatness, race, gender, and queerness have appeared in Bitch magazine, Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, Autostraddle, Hypatia, Women's Studies Quarterly, African American Review, and many other locations. The Queer Studies Lecture Series is presented by the Women’s And Gender Studies Department.

Apr
18
4:00 pm16:00

Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series

  • Warren Auditorium- Ives Hall

Every Tuesday this semester SSU will present the 2017 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: Between Memory and History.

This week Irfan Mirza, Voices of the Bosnian Genocide will present on The Bosnian Genocide: Past, Present, and Future.

Study the nature of hate: Present the escalation of prejudice into genocide.

Apr
17
12:05 pm12:05

Queer Studies Lecture, featuring: Johanna Brieding, "Epitaph for Family"

  • Ives 101

Johanna Breiding's practice stems from photography, considering the mediurn's history, its representational role and limits. Expanding to video and installation, to emphasize voice, movement and experiential pathos, Breiding locates her work within the intersection of analog and digital technologies, the construction of gender and cultural identity, and a critique of heternormative ideologies within the personal and sociaI space. Her recent solo show, Epitaph for Family, addresses notions of queerfamily-making, exploring love, intimacy and loss through the image and connotations of the horizon line and the dinner table. Breiding currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in New Genres at the San Frandsco Art Institute.She is based in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and originally from a small viiIage in Switzerland. The Queer Studies Lecture Series is presented by the Women’s And Gender Studies Department.

Apr
12
3:00 pm15:00

Searching For Scholarships Workshop

  • Learning Center Workshop Room, Salazar 1040

Join us at the Learning Center for this and other  Workshops. They are open to all students but you must sign up either by stopping by the Learning Center or calling 664-2853.

Apr
11
7:30 pm19:30

Sport & Social Justice Lecture: Tommie Smith

  • Ballroom A

Tommie Smith: Running a Sub-20 200 and Speaking through Silence

At the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, sprinter Tommie Smith (who had just broken the 20-second barrier in the 200 m race) raised his fist to protest the violations of civil rights  in American society.  The 2nd and 3rd place finishers, Peter Norman and John Carlos, joined Smith in his silent protest. Dr. Smith will share his experiences as an athlete activist and discuss their protest, which he called "a cry for freedom and for human rights.

Apr
11
4:00 pm16:00

Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series

  • Warren Auditorium

Every Tuesday this semester SSU will present the 2017 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: Between Memory and History.

This week Her Excellency Mathilde Mukantabana, Rwandan Ambassador to the United States; Simon Mudahogora, Rwandan Genocide survivor; and Ndahiro Bazimya, Rwandan Genocide descendant will present Rwanda: Memory and Recovery. This lecture is underwritten by Her Excellency Mathilde Mukantabana and Chiaya Rawlins.

Study the nature of hate: Present the escalation of prejudice into genocide.

Apr
10
4:00 pm16:00

What Physicists Do: Extreme Weather in a Changing Climate

  • Darwin 103

Dr. Michael Wehner of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will present an overview of his research on the behavior of extreme weather events in a changing climate. Changes in the magnitude and frequency of extreme weather are likely the most serious consequence of human induced global warming. Understanding what the future portends is vital if society hopes to adapt to a very different world.

Apr
10
12:05 pm12:05

Queer Studies Lecture, featuring: Angel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción and Juliana Delgado Lopera, "Unearthing Queer Latinidad"

  • Ives 101

Juliana Delgado Lopera is known as a writer, educator and spoken-word performer. She's the author of "¡Cuent amelo!" - an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories by GBT Latina and Latino immigrants. She serves as executive director of RADAR Productions, which orgarnzes queer Iiterary programs.

Angel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción started his career as a contemporary art curator in Puerto Rico. He went on to receive an MA in curatorial practice at San Francisco's California College of the Arts. He's the founder of Cranium Corporation, a platform for dialogue about art, artists and exhibitions. The Queer Studies Lecture Series is presented by the Women’s And Gender Studies Department.

Apr
5
7:00 pm19:00

The Hunting Ground Film and Discussion

  • Russian River Valley Room

Please join us in watching the film The Hunting Ground. An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. The film will be followed by a discussion.

Apr
5
5:00 pm17:00

Grad School? Applying and Choosing The Right Fit Workshop

  • Learning Center Workshop Room, Salazar 1040

Calling all First Generation Students! This workshop is Based on a model developed by former SSU student Stephanie Segovia for a Graduate Internship at USF in Fall of 2015. By attending this workshop you will gain some knowledge in what the factors are in deciding whether or not to go to Grad School, and on researching programs and their requirements.   

Join us at the Learning Center for this and other Workshops. They are open to all students but you must sign up either by stopping by the Learning Center or calling 664-2853.

12-1 PM & 5-6 PM

Apr
4
4:00 pm16:00

Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series

  • Ives Hall

Every Tuesday this semester SSU will present the 2017 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: Between Memory and History.

This week Professor James Waller, Ph.D., Cohen Endowed Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College will present: Becoming Evil. This lecture is underwritten by Arline Thomas and Myrna Goodman in memory of Lillian Judd

Study the nature of hate: Present the escalation of prejudice into genocide.

Apr
3
12:05 pm12:05

Queer Studies Lecture, featuring: Faith Cheltenham, "Intersection Electric: An Interactive Tour of Black and Bisexual Histories/Culture (with games!)"

  • Ives 101

As BiNet USA's President, Faith Cheltenham works to advocate for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, and queer (bi+) communities. Faith got her start in LGBTQIA advocacy as a Human Rights Campaign intern on the Gore 2000 campaign, and in 2002, she co-founded UCLA's BlaQue for LGBT students of African descent. In 2006, she appeared inthe Emmy winning reality series on race in America, "Black. White." produced by Ice Cube for FX Networks. After spending time working in corporate America doing digital

branding for Macmillan and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, Faith started focusing full time on bisexual advocacy in 2011. In 2013, Faith co-organized the first bisexual community issues roundtable at the White House and in 2014, she was honored to meet President Obama privately alongside other LGBT leaders before witnessing the President sign an Executive Order protecting LGBT employees of federal contractors from discrimination. Faith writes on bisexual community issues, people of color community concerns and other topics for South Florida Gay News, Huffington Post, BiNet USA and thefayth.net, her personal blog. Faith identities herself as a Black bisexual intersex queer woman of color. She has a biracial family and is the proud parent of a gender expansive child, Storm (age 4). Faith lives in Los Angeles where she's also stepmom to Cadence (age 8) and is married to Matt, a Lead developer at Grindr. The Queer Studies Lecture Series is presented by the Women’s And Gender Studies Department.

Mar
29
7:15 pm19:15

The Sex Education You Never Got

  • International Hall 104

This talk by Denell Nawrocki will look at women’s issues, sexual health and energy, as well as keeping your mind healthy, especially in relationships and connections. It is open to all because we should all be informed(not only people who identify as women) as we work together in our communities. We should all be taking the time to acknowledge and learn about our sexualities as they are vital to healthy and functional living. Hosted by the Yoga and Wellness Club.

Mar
29
5:00 pm17:00

Grad School? Is It The Right Fit For You? Workshop

  • Salazar 1040

Calling all First Generation Students! This workshop is Based on a model developed by former SSU student Stephanie Segovia for a Graduate Internship at USF in Fall of 2015. By attending this workshop you will gain some knowledge in what the factors are in deciding whether or not to go to Grad School, and on researching programs and their requirements. Join us at the Learning Center for this and other Workshops. They are open to all students but you must sign up either by stopping by the Learning Center or calling 664-2853.

 

Mar
29
8:30 am08:30

North Bay Women of Color Conference

  • Student Center Ballroom

The event has been organized and will be facilitated by a coalition of students from Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) de SSU, Associated Students Productions (ASP), Undocu-Scholars Coalition, MEChA de SSU, Black Student Union (BSU), Sonoma State Students for Quality Education (SQE), Mujeres Xingonas de SRJC, and Sonoma State University faculty and staff representing a variety disciplines, departments and programs.

The conference will offer a variety of workshops and panels centered around the experiences and challenges faced by women of color. We will also focus on strategies for empowerment and self-care aimed specifically at this population. A conference program will be available in early March.

Registration for this event is free and will be open until March 22, 2017. You must register for this event in order to be granted access to the workshops/panels and receive a boxed lunch.

Mar
28
4:00 pm16:00

Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series

  • Ives Hall

Every Tuesday this semester SSU will present the 2017 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series: Between Memory and History.

This week Professor Michael Berenbaum, Ph.D., American Jewish University will present: Between History and Memory. This is a Robert L. Harris Memorial Lecture and is underwritten by Pearl and David S.Furman in memory of Ruth Mruvka and Gussie and Edward Furman.

Study the nature of hate: Present the escalation of prejudice into genocide.


Special Dinner @5-8pm; The Kitchens - Student Center

Mar
28
Mar 29

Earn Money in Economic Experiment!

  • Schulz 1121

Professor Michael Visser, a professor of economics at Sonoma State University, and two economics students are conducting a study of economic decision-making.

Participants will be paid $5 for showing up to the experiment. In addition to the $5 show-up fee, you will be paid for participating, and the amount of money you earn depends on the decisions that you make during the experiment. If you make good decisions, you stand to earn a considerable amount of money. At the end of the experiment you will be paid privately in cash for your decisions. A research foundation has provided the funds for this experiment.

The experiment will be in Schulz 1121, which is on the first floor of the library.  There will be two sessions.  The first is on Tuesday March 28th from 11:45am to 8:30pm, and the second is on Wednesday, March 29th from 6:15pm to 8:30pm. You can come and participate in the experiment any time between 11:45am and 8:30pm on Tuesday, and 6:15pm and 8:30pm on Wednesday, and the experiment should be complete within 30 to 35 minutes. Participants must be at least 18 years old.

The material that we ask participants to read is similar to things found in a newspaper, and none of it is graphic in nature. Although it is unusual, a few participants may find the material that we ask them to read distressing. As a reminder, you can opt out of the study any time. In addition, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers confidential counseling to students experiencing problems. 

We can only guarantee space to the first 150 people who RSVP and show up. Please RSVP for the experiment by emailing Michael Visser at econ.experiment@sonoma.edu. Please include the following information below.

Name:

Major:

Email address:

Please indicate approximately when you plan to show up. 

Even if you don’t RSVP you can stop by on the day of the experiment to see if we still have space.

Mar
27
4:00 pm16:00

What Physicists Do: Searching for Meteorites in Antarctica

  • Darwin 103

Meteorites fall on the earth at a rate of 30,000 kg/year. Antarctica is an ideal hunting-ground for these precious samples of other worlds, so each year, the National Science Foundation funds a handful of scientists to search the icy wastelands to recover as many meteorites as possible. In this talk, Dr. Monika Kress of San Jose State will discuss the science of meteorites and their recovery from the most inhospitable place on Earth.

Mar
27
4:00 pm16:00

Graton Rancheria & Achieving Social and Environmental Justice

  • Ballroom D

Join us for a lecture and question and answer session with Greg Sarris, Tribal Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and Sonoma State University Endowed Chair of Native American Studies. This tribe is making a difference in Sonoma and Marin Counties by promoting economic development, education, social services, and environmental sustainability. Come hear stories of struggles, activism, and inspiration.