Week of Nov. 22-28
The campus will be closed for the Thanksgiving holidays - Nov. 26 and 27.
PLUTONIUM, THE MOST ENIGMATIC OF ALL METALS - Per Soderlind, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, discusses some of the peculiarities of this metal and how quantum-mechanical electronic structure from density-functional theory attempts to explain them. What Physicists Do Series. Mon., Nov. 23, 4 p.m. (707) 664-2119. http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/wpd/
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECTS - Chemistry Professor Mark Perri showcases several research projects by undergraduate students from the chemistry department. Series of Chemistry Seminars. Mon., Nov. 24, 3 p.m. Darwin 107. (707) 664-2119
Week of Nov. 29 - Dec. 5
FREE BOWLING NIGHT - Double Decker Lanes and Associated Students Productions team up once again to bring free bowling the first Thursday of every month. Thurs., Dec. 3, 10 p.m. - 12 a.m. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp/more/bowling.shtml
PROJECT CENSORED BOOK RELEASE CELEBRATION - Project Censored celebrates the release of Censored 2010 and long-time director Peter Phillips' years of work. Meet the new director of Project Censored, Ben Frymer. Sponsored by Media Fredom Foundation. General admission $20; students and low-income $10, admission and autographed Censored 2010 book $35. Admission includes food and one drink ticket. Sat., Dec. 5. Reception, 6 p.m. Music and speakers, 7:30 - 9 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa. Peter Phillips. (707) 664-2588.
BRUTAL REPRESSION VERSUS NONVIOLENT STRATEGY: THE CASE OF IRANIAN WOMEN'S MOVEMENT - Political science professor Cynthia Boaz examines the Iranian women's rights movement in the context of the parameters under which nonviolent struggles are able to achieve their objectives. Although they are operating in conditions of extreme repression and a very limited amount of political space, their victories are instructive for academics, journalists, and activists interested in the dynamics of civil resistance. School of Social Sciences. Brown Bag Lecture Series. Tues., Dec.1, noon - 1 p.m. Stevenson 2011.
POWER POINT - Your PowerPoint may already be smashing, but how about adding sound, music, transitions, and more? Learn some higher-end tricks at this workshop. Library Workshop. Tues., Dec. 1, noon - 12:30 p.m. Schulz 2016C. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html
WEAPON OF THE BRAVE - (left) UC Berkeley Professor Michael Nagler discusses how Gandhi and his followers contribute towards creating a future for today. War and Peace Lecture Series. Tues., Dec. 1, 4 - 5:15 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. http://www.sonoma.edu/a&h/WP_Calendar.htm
IMOVIE/ IDVD - Drop by the iMovie/iDVD class to brush up on importing footage, editing preparing files for export and basic DVD authoring. Library Workshop. Weds., Dec. 2, noon - 12:30 p.m. Schulz 2016C. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html
DOES HIV LOOK LIKE ME? - As part of 2009's World AIDS week, Christina Rock, from the HIV/AIDS non-profit Hope's Voice International, describes struggling with being HIV positive since birth. Growing up with HIV shaped her social interactions within the classroom as well as outside of it. In the dating world, she talks about how hard it is to live with HIV and offers advice on the right time to inform potential boyfriends and girlfriends about being HIV positive. She also focuses on the American HIV epidemic within her lecture in an attempt to show that the problem is still very real in the non Third World. Weds., Dec. 2, 7 p.m. The Cooperage. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp. http://www.hopesvoice.org/speakers-christina.php.
HOW TO BE A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER FROM THE BOTTOM UP - (right) Famed community organizer Mike Miller, using San Francisco's Mission District and the Mission Coalition Organization for which he was the community organizer in the late 1960s/early 1970s, illustrates the principle "change comes from below." The program gives participants an opportunity to learn about how people power is built from the bottom up. Includes lecture and small group exercises. Thurs., Dec. 3, 7 p.m. The Cooperage. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp.
OUR STORY: LEADING THE WAY TO HIV PREVENTION - Marshall Kubota, M.D., Frances A. Sissy, Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence, and Brian Griffiths, a Sonoma County social worker, will reveal their perspectives on the many faces of HIV/AIDS where we live in support of World AIDS Day. Free, anonymous HIV testing from 5 - 8 p.m. will precede the talk. Thurs., Dec. 3, 7 p.m. Student Union MPR.
YOUTUBE - You've figured out how to post a video, but we can help you with the file size, resolution and other tricks to make your iMovie look its very best in YouTube. Library Workshop. Thurs., Dec. 3, noon - 12:30 p.m. Schulz 2016C. http://library.sonoma.edu/research/workshops.html
QUEERING CINDERELLA - In the young adult novel Ash, author Malinda Lo has retold the Cinderella fairy tale-typically about fulfillment through heterosexual marriage-with a queer twist. The Cinderella character falls in love with a woman while negotiating with a fairy who is not much of a bubbly godmother. Lo discusses her creative process and how she came to reinvent this traditional tale as a coming-of-age rather than a coming-out novel. Thurs., Dec. 3, noon. Carson 20. (707) 664-2840.
Music and Theater
INDIAN SINGING ENSEMBLE - (left) Music Professor Laxmi Tewari directs as students of Western music sing and improvise the compositions of Indian classical music as they demonstrate the Indian way of respect and humbleness in expressing emotions. Free. Thurs., Dec. 3, noon. Ives 119. http://www.sonoma.edu/performingarts/perf/cal_0912.shtml
LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE - Music Professor Bob Afifi leads the SSU Latin Jazz ensemble through the best of contemporary and classic Latin jazz from Cuba, South America, the United States and Europe, including compositions by Milton Nascimento, Tito Puente, Chick Corea, Cal Tjader and more. Free. Thurs., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. Warren Auditorium.
$1 MOVIE: PRECIOUS - (right) Clareece "Precious" Jones is an overweight, illiterate African-American teen in Harlem. Just as she's about to give birth to her second child, Jones is accepted into an alternative school where a teacher helps her find a new path in her life. Limited tickets available at the Student Union. Rialto $1 Movie Night. Tues., Dec. 1, 7 p.m. Rialto Cinemas. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp.
FOOD INC. - How much do we really know about the food we buy & serve to our families? Food, Inc. takes an in-depth look at America's food system and its effect on our environment, health, economy & workers' rights. Slow Food SSU. Thurs., Dec. 3, 7 p.m. Schultz 2015B. firstname.lastname@example.org.
DARK MATTER - (Chen Shi-Sheng, 2007) The feature film debut of renowned opera and theater director Chen Shi-Zheng, Dark Matter delves into the world of Liu Xing (Chinese for "Shooting Star"), a Chinese physics student pursuing a Ph.D. in the United States. Barely able to speak English, Xing is taken under the wing of Joanna Silver (Meryl Streep), a wealthy university patron with a passion for Chinese culture. As he pursues his interest in dark matter - the unseen substance whose gravitational force that shapes the universe - he challenges his professors, leading to conflict with the university establishment. Alfred P. Sloan prize winner at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. (2007, 90 min.) Sonoma Film Institute. Fri., Dec. 4 and 11, 7 p.m. http://sonoma.edu/sfi/schedule.html
JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION - A collection of over 80 student works (left) selected for display by Chester Arnold, artist and Professor of Art at College of Marin, and Kate Eilertsen, executive director of Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Thurs., Nov. 5 - Sun., Dec. 13. Tues. - Fri., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat., Sun., noon - 4 p.m. University Art Gallery. Carla Stone. (707) 664-2295. http://www.sonoma.edu/artgallery/
I THINK I SEE WHAT YOU MEAN BY THAT - Ten talented merging sculptors from Art Professor Jann Nunn's sculpture class exhibit their work, exploring themes ranging from the abuse of water to the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Thurs., Nov. 19 - Sun., January 20. Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. & Sun., noon - 5 p.m. University Library Art Gallery. http://library.sonoma.edu/about/gallery.html