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world globe under blue skyThe Brown Bag Lecture Series returns to Sonoma State University this fall, featuring a selection of speakers from the School of Social Sciences. Those interested are invited to pack a lunch, as lectures are from noon to 1 p.m. in Stevenson 2011.

crabThe Sonoma State University fall Biology Colloquium entices listeners with new information about ourselves and the ecosystems that surround us. The lectures cover a wide array of subjects, including urban lake restoration, responses of crabs to ocean acidification, and aging. SSU anthropology professor Dr. Karin Jaffe completes the series on Dec. 8 with a talk on university-zoo collaborative research.

copelandcreekssu.jpgThe Environmental Forum returns to Sonoma State University this fall to discuss the shared challenges faced by our community. Lectures include local topics like Cotati's new SMART train station, as well as broad ones, like the concept of wilderness in society. The series culminates on Dec. 10 when student and faculty leaders will discuss how to get involved with sustainability at SSU.

fishman.pngWeeding, harvesting and watering sounds more like farm living than the life of a poet, but those two lives intersected at Southern Wisconsin's "Poetry Farm" in the mid-2000s, where scribes worked the land to tune out distractions of the Internet or urban world. On Oct. 6, Lisa Fishman and Richard Meier, two contemporary poets who were leaders of the farm, read at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University.

scottgerber.jpgSonoma State University's new Jewish Music Series features local and international talents, showcasing music that reflects the broad spectrum of the Jewish experience including classical and folk songs, Yiddish theater, Eastern European Klezmer, Jewish-influenced classical works, and songs about social justice from American religious communities.

ajay gehlawatSonoma State University professor Ajay Gehlawat is giving a talk about the Indian film industry for the Society for Asian Art in San Francisco. The society's fall 2015 Arts of Asia series, "Asia's Storied Traditions," explores narrative usage in Asian art, including how myths, legends, histories and moral precepts have been transmitted through visual means.

warandpeacelogo.pngThe War and Peace series offers insights on a multitude of current issues through film, lecture, and panel discussion. The series is free and open to the public.

celslogo.pngFounded in 2012, the Center for Ethics, Law, and Society addresses moral and legal issues that arise in the ever modernizing world. Philosopher Peter Singer, of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, is just one of many distinguished speakers featured. The Forum aims to engage with the community on multiple issues, including artificial intelligence, water challenges, and more. The lectures conclude on Nov. 17 with a panel of experts discussing the future of the legal profession.

All lectures are on Tuesdays from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Stevenson 1002. This series of events is produced with the generous support of SSU Instructionally Related Activities and St. Joseph Health-Sonoma County. For more information call (707) 664 3280 or visit Each event is free and open to the public, parking is $5-$8 on campus.

Feminist Lecture Series 2015

September 2, 2015 12:54 PM

auroraguerrero.jpgThe fall 2015 Feminist Lecture Series, presented by the Women's and Gender Studies Department, is held Thursdays from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Stevenson 1002. A number of topics and themes will be explored under the common lens of activism. Each week offers speakers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, from filmmakers to political directors. The series is made possible through the Women's and Gender Studies Department and the SSU Instructionally Related Activities Program. For more information call (707) 664-2840, or visit Lectures are free and open to all, parking is $5-$8 on campus.

Computer Science Colloquium 2015

September 1, 2015 2:39 PM

computer graphics in blue imageThe 43rd Computer Science Colloquium Series returns this fall, offering insights on virtual reality, web encryption, and more. The lectures are Thursdays at noon in Salazar 2016. The series is supported by the SSU Instructionally Related Activities Fund, as well as the generous donations of friends of SSU Computer Science Department. Call (707) 664-2667 for more information, or visit Lectures are free to attend, parking is $5-$8 on campus.

M*A*T*H Colloquium 2015

August 28, 2015 10:30 AM

mathlogoSonoma State University Department of Mathematics and Statistics presents a series of informal talks open to the public. The M*A*T*H Colloquium takes place Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in Darwin 103 with coffee, tea and cookies served before each talk. For more information, contact the math department at 664-2368 or visit

Peanuts comicWhen the University Library and Schulz Information Center first opened 15 years ago, wireless Internet was a novelty and YouTube was still four years away. Now, Sonoma State University celebrates the library's "coming of age" birthday party on September 10 with a Peanuts-themed soiree and art exhibit.

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