FUNDAMENTAL AND APPLIED ANTINEUTRINO PHYSICS - Dr. Adam Bernstein of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory discusses the surprising utility of antineutrinos for addressing practical and fundamental problems, including cooperative monitoring of nuclear reactors, mapping the Earth's crust and mantle distributions, sensitive detection of supernovae, and deepening an understanding of the mysterious nature of the neutrino. Coffee at 3:30 p.m.; "What Physicists Do" Lecture Series. 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2119.
COPD AND TOBACCO INDUCED LUNG INFLAMMATION - Dr. Ben Davis, UC Davis, lectures. Biology Colloquium. Noon - 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2189.
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY IN A DEMOCRACY - Professor of Political Science Andy Merrifield lectures. War and Peace Series. 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23. Warren Auditorium. (707) 664-2543.
IT MATTERS LECTURE SERIES - Oil and Energy with Jeff Baldwin, Geography Department and Sascha von Meier, Professor, Environmental Studies and Planning Department. Noon, Wednesday, Sept. 24. Schulz 3001. (707) 664-2397.
EXODUS, THE SECOND BOOK OF MOSES - A part of the "Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature" Series. Noon - 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept 25. Schulz 3001. (707) 664-4240.
STUDY ABROAD INFORMATIONAL MEETING - Information about the official Study Abroad and National Student Exchange Programs. Noon, Thursday, Sept. 25. Salazar 1061. (707) 664-2582.
RDBMS: FROM FANTASY TO INFRASTRUCTURE - A JOURNEY OF INNOVATION - Dr. Bruce Lindsay, an IBM Fellow at the IBM Almaden Research Center, reviews the series of innovations that led to the acceptance and deployment of Relational Database Management Systems. Lindsay will describe the technical innovations that were key to the adoption of RDBMS technology in business critical applications. Computer Science Colloquium. Noon, Thursday, Sept. 25. Salazar 2016. (707) 664-2667.
"YOU CAN BE PROACTIVE ABOUT YOUR BREAST HEALTH" - Breast Thermography: The only preventive, non-invasive, 100% safe breast screening for women 20 years and older. Renee Russo and Jenna Montgomery, discuss practical actions to maintain or improve breast health. Noon, Thursday, Sept. 25. Carson 68. (707) 664-2840.
THE NEW MIDDLE AGES IN THE CLASSROOM - Medieval literature pushes in new and eccentric directions, emphasizing the instability of European cultures, blurring temporalities, picking up theoretical moves, and channeling past literature's affective power and inescapable strangeness. Brantley Bryant critically assesess these recent developments and discuss how they have made their way into the classroom. Arts & Humanities Creative & Research Forum. 12;05-12:55 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25. Schulz 1121.
A NEW AGENDA FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE- Former Peruvian President Alfredo Toledo addresses issues surrounding social injustice, indigenous people, education and democracy. The fight against poverty through health and educational investment was the central aim of Toledo's presidency. As a result of sustained economic growth and deliberate social policies directed to the most poor, extreme poverty was reduced by 25 percent in the five years he served as president. Andrea Neves and Bart Evans Social Justice Lecture Series. No charge. 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25. Evert B. Person Theatre. (707) 664-2394.
MODERN MEDIA CENSORSHIP LECTURES - Featuring "Iraqi death toll rivals Rwanda genocide, Cambodian killing fields" by freelance journalist Joshua Holland, and "Down The Rabbit Hole (When it comes to surveillance and the treatment of classified information, President Bush is making up the rules as he goes along)" by freelance journalist Marcy Wheeler. 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25. Darwin 103. Tickets are $5 presale, $10 at the door. SSU students admitted free. (707) 664-3373.
EAT RIGHT. FEEL GOOD. LOOK GREAT - Noted nutritionist, author and motivational speaker Deanna Latson will talk about foods to stay fit and energized and will also uncover the "slow poisons" that create lethargy, sabotage weight loss efforts and interfere with strong mental functioning. 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25. The Cooperage. (707) 664-2382.
PUBLIC VIEWING NIGHT AT THE SSU OBSERVATORY - View Jupiter, the Lagoon Nebula, and the Eagle Nebula at the SSU Observatory. For details and map go to http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/observatory/pvn.html. 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26. SSU Observatory. (707) 664-2267.
FAUBOURG TREME: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BLACK NEW ORLEANS - Documentary by New Orleans natives Dawn Logsdon and Lolis Eric Elie brings alive the long history of Black New Orleans through an in-depth look at one historic neighborhood, the Faubourg Treme. Admission $5, $4.50 for non-SSU students and senior citizens, $3.50 for SFI members and children under 12. SSU students admitted free. 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21. Warren Auditorium. (707) 664- 2606.
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. 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26. Warren Auditorium. (707) 664- 2606.
WANTED - Starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie. Wesley Gibson, a frustrated office worker spends his days in a cubicle, until he discovers that he is the son of a professional assassin. ASP Scene It Movie Night. 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27. Warren Auditorium. (707) 664-2815.
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. Aug. 22-Nov. 5. Reception to celebrate the artists, 4 - 6 p.m, Thursday, Sept. 25. 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.