STUDY ABROAD INFORMATIONAL MEETING - Information about the official Study Abroad and National Student Exchange Programs of SSU. Students only pay SSU state tuition, financial aid applies and have the opportunity to earn credit towards a degree. Noon, Monday, Sept. 29; Tuesday, Sept. 30; Wednesday, Sept. 30. Salazar 1061. (707) 664-2582.
STUDIES OF THE ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE OF LOW DIMENSIONAL NOVEL METALS - Dr. Eli Rotenberg of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will describe how the electronic band structures of solids are measured using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy at a third-generation light source. "What Physicists Do" Lecture Series. 4 - 5:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2119.
GO! HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO? - Associated Students Productions presents an awakening presentation of the conflict in Uganda with accompanying screening of the acclaimed film "GO! How Far Would You Go?" 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29. Student Union MPR. (707) 664-2382.
IT MATTERS LECTURE SERIES - The Environment with Laura Watt, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Planning Department and Caroline Christian, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Planning Department. Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 1. Schulz 3001. (707) 664-2397.
WEBCT CLINIC- Students and staff will have the opportunity to learn how to use the program. The assignments and quiz's section will be covered. Noon - 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1. Schulz 2019. (707) 664-2009.
PARTIAL COMPUTATION OF EXTREMELY LARGE NUMBERS - Numbers like 2^2^1000 are so large that even if every elementary particle in the universe is used to store one of its digits, it is still not possible to store the number. Bala Ravikumar will address the problem of computing some of the specified digits of such numbers. Some interesting mathematical issues related to such computations will be discussed in this talk. M*A*T*H Colloquium. 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.1. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2368.
LOST IN TRANSLATION - by Eva Hoffman. A part of the "Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature" Series. Noon - 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2. Schulz 3001. (707) 664-4240.
ACUPRESSURE FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH - Stephanie Halderma, Dipl. ABT, EMT, CMT, and founder of the Eastern Holistic Center will be address how acupressure and therapeutic massage techniques can help restore hormonal and emotional balance, help with PMS, menopause, pain reduction and more. Women's Health Lecture Series. Noon, Thursday, Oct. 2. Carson 68. (707) 664-2840.
MICROSOFT TERRASERVER: A LOOK BACK AT A 10-YEAR SCALABILITY RESEARCH PROJECT THAT WON'T DIE - Tom Barclay, Microsoft Research San Francisco, will discuss the Microsoft TerraServer, an industrial research project whose primary focus was to improve the chances of transfers. This talk will review both the organizational and technical characteristics and accomplishments of the project and how TerraServer led the way to systems like Google Earth (Keyhole), Virtual Earth, and others. Computer Science Colloquium. Noon, Thursday, Oct. 2. Salazar 2016. (707) 664-2667.
MIDNIGHT - (1939, Mitchell Leisen) Screwball comedy written by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche and John Barrymore. 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. 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28. Warren Auditorium. (707) 664- 2606.
THE LEOPARD - (1963, Luchino Visconti) Based on the Lampedusa novel, the Leopard chronicles the downfall of a powerful family as the world gives way to a new order. With Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale. 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. 3. Warren Auditorium. (707) 664- 2606.
SPEED RACER - Born to race cars, Speed is aggressive, instinctive and, most of all, fearless in his incredible Mach 5 built by his father. When he runs into a plot by the devious Royalton Company to fix the top races he must find a way to beat them at their own game. Scene-It Big Screen Movie Night. 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4. Cooperage. (707) 664-2804.
I EXPRESS. . . - "I Express . . . " explores themes SSU students identified as important in the current election cycle - themes 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. The exhibit runs through Nov. 5. Admission is free. Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends, noon-5 p.m. Library Art Gallery. (707) 664-4240.
ART FACULTY EXHIBITION 2008 - The biennial SSU Art Faculty Exhibition is now open at the University Art Gallery and will be on view through Sunday, Oct. 19. The 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). Regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and weekends, noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed Mondays and holidays. Admission to the gallery is free.