*All lectures are free unless otherwise noted.
THE SIMPLEST CHEMISTRY THERE IS: DOING REACTIONS ONE MOLECULE AT A TIME - Dr. Miquel Salmeron of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (left) describes the use of simple, yet powerful microscopes to push and pull molecules and to stretch and bend their chemical bonds. Coffee at 3:30 p.m. "What Physicists Do" Lecture Series. 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2119. For a complete list of events in this lecture series, visit http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/wpd/
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION - Lynn Cominsky, Professor of Physics, presents as part of the War and Peace lecture series. 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7. Warren Auditorium. (707) 664-2543. For a complete list of events in this lecture series, visit http://www.sonoma.edu/a_h/WP_Calendar.htm
VISIBLE NUMBERS - Raphael Patton, Saint Mary's College (right), works through some examples of how ancient mathematics dealt with the heronian triangles. M*A*T*H Colloquium. 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2368. For a complete list of events in this lecture series, visit http://www.sonoma.edu/math/colloq/colloqf08.pdf
CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS RECEPTION - The annual awards reception honors Bay Area K-12 teachers and administrators who have made tremendous achievements in the education field. 4:30 - 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8. University Commons. RSVP at (707) 664-2312.
SOCIAL WEB: HOW SOCIAL AND COLLABORATIVE COMPUTING IS CHANGING THE ENTERPRISE - Julia Grace, IBM Almaden, discusses several of the Web 2.0 applications used at IBM to promote and foster business relationships and increase productivity. Computer Science Colloquium. Noon, Thursday, Oct. 9. Salazar 2016. (707) 664-2667. For a complete list of events in this lecture series, visit http://www.cs.sonoma.edu/cs_dept/events/
YOU FIRST: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF EATING - Najine Shariat, Clinical Dietitian/Nutritionist, has an unparalleled approach to nutrition and the "art of living" which links nutrition to how humans live, to helping prevent and treat major diseases, and making eating a pleasure. Shariat is the founder of IT'S YOU! nutrition clinic. Women's Health Lecture Series. Noon, Thursday, Oct. 9. Carson 68. (707) 664-2840. For a complete list of events in this lecture series, visit http://www.sonoma.edu/womenstudies/WHLSFLIER08.pdf
ARCHITECTURE & IDENTITY UNDER KING HASSAN II OF MOROCCO - Assistant Professor of Art History Jennifer Roberson (left) examines the architecture of King Hassan II (1961-1999) and the king's attempt to create a facade for Morocco that was carefully crafted to highlight Morocco's identity. A&H Forum. 12:05 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9. Schulz 3001. (707) 664-2146. For a complete list of events in this lecture series, visit http://www.sonoma.edu/a_h/ahforum.htm
THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT - Forum with Sonoma County Board of Supervisor Candidates discussing the future of the built environment in Sonoma County. Rue Furch (5th District), Will Pier (1st District), Shirlee Zane (3rd District), Valerie Brown (1st District), and Sharon Wright (3rd District) participate. Six Elements of Sustainability Lecture Series.6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9. Schulz 3001. For a complete list of events in this lecture series, visit http://sixelementsofsustainability.blogspot.com/
EXAMINING THE HOME-GROWN TERRORISM PREVENTION ACT- Freelance-journalist, photojournalist Lindsay Beyerstein (right) examines the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, the Constitution, and civil liberties. 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9. Darwin 103. Modern Media Lecture Series. (707) 664-3160. For a complete list of events in this lecture series, visit http://projectcensored.org/lectures/
NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY - Students can participate in free, anonymous screenings for various mental health illnesses including depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorders. Offered by Counseling and Psychological Services. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8 and Thursday, Oct. 9 , Stevenson Quad, near Stevenson 1088. (707) 664-2153.
THE UNFORESEEN - (2007, Laura Dunn) An urgent, beautifully crafted examination of urban sprawl and its impact on the environment. Co-sponsored by the Sonoma Land Trust. Admission is $5, $4.50 for non-SSU students and senior citizens, and $3.50 for SFI members and children under 12. SSU students admitted free. 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10. Warren Auditorium. (707) 664- 2606.
I EXPRESS. . . - ''I Express . . . " explores themes SSU students identified as important in the current election cycle - such as war and the environment. Participating artists were selected by the spring 2008 Gallery and Museum Methods class and include: Katy Anderson, Allegra Burke, Nuala Creed, Rob Keller, Thomas Pratt, Mario Uribe, and Nancy Worthington. Aug. 22-Nov. 5. Library Art Gallery. (707) 664-4240.
ART FACULTY EXHIBITION 2008 - The biennial SSU Art Faculty Exhibition features the work of John Ferdico (sculpture), Stephen Galloway (photography); Nathan Haenlein (printmaking), Rob Keller (sculpture); Kurt Kemp (drawing and printmaking); Jann Nunn (sculpture); Mark Perlman (painting); Gregory Roberts (ceramic sculpture), and Carole Splendore (painting). Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and weekends, noon to 4 p.m. Through Oct 19. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission is free.
ONE DOLLAR MOVIES AT THE RIALTO! - "Religulous," a documentary by Larry Charles (right), former writer of Seinfeld, stars comedian, Bill Maher who leads an examination of the presence of religion in many of the big news stories of recent years. Tickets are on sale for $1 at the Student Union front desk with SSU ID. 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9. Rialto Cinema in Santa Rosa. (707) 664-2782.
SAFARI WEST - Safari West hosts a 90-minute tour, half-walking, half-driving through Sonoma's private slice of the African Savanna for the Sonoma State community of students, faculty, and staff. Tickets are on sale for $10 at the Student Union front desk and in the Residential Life Office. 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11. Safari West, Santa Rosa. (707) 664-2382.