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 https://www.sonoma.edu/philosophy/cels/. Each event is free and open to the public, parking is $5-$8 on campus.

scott alexanderFormer Sonoma State University baseball student-athlete Scott Alexander was called up from the Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers on Tuesday to join the active 40-man roster of the Major League Baseball defending American League champion Kansas City Royals. Alexander played for Sonoma State for one season back in 2010 before being drafted by Kansas City as the 179th overall pick in the sixth round, a month after SSU's season ended.

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 http://www.sonoma.edu/wgs/. 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 http://www.cs.sonoma.edu. 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 www.sonoma.edu/math.

microchipStudents at six Mendocino County high schools are learning how to make homemade Geiger counters and mud-powered batteries thanks to a group from Sonoma State University and a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The project, Learning By Making: STEM Success for Mendocino County, will help prepare 460 students for college with cutting-edge science, technology, engineering and math experiments. "This is when the rubber really hits the road, because now we're rolling it out to schools," says SSU physics and astronomy department chair Lynn Cominsky, who designed the experiments.

housingIn 1961, Sonoma State College had 274 enrolled students taking classes in leased buildings in the yet-to-be-incorporated city of Rohnert Park. Now, on August 25 the 269-acre Sonoma State University welcomes 9,400 students, including 1,900 freshmen, as its largest student body and freshman class in the university's 54-year history.

The university welcomes 20 new tenure track faculty this year, who were introduced at Convocation yesterday, as well as three visiting professor faculty.

ruben arminanaSonoma State University President Ruben Armiñana announced today his decision to retire at the end of the 2015-16 academic year. The announcement was made during the annual university convocation on campus. Armiñana is the longest seated president in the CSU system, and will have served 24 years by his retirement.

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