Campus will be closed Fri., March 12 due to state mandated furlough.
TANTRA WORKSHOP- Evalena Rose, M.A., has been in private practice for 30 years, helping people heal emotionally and spiritually through Meta Therapy, multidimensional healing and channeled readings. Her workshop teaches participants how to move Kundalini (sexual energy) through the body in ways that create ecstatic states. ASP presents this Tantric Workshop in celebration of Women's History Month. 6 p.m., Wed., March 10. Student Union MPR. Admission is free with limited availability. (707) 664-2382 http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp
SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE COMMON GOOD THURSDAYS- a community engaged network meeting and chance to share ideas for those involved with scholarships for or with a nonprofit or governmental organization or for a "cause," community based participatory research, public research, action research, or a community-based participatory research class. Green-bag lunch event. Noon-1 p.m., Thurs., March 11. Schulz 1121. www.sonom.edu/aa/ap/cce/
"JEWISH FEMALE ARTISTS IN INTERWAR PARIS."- Paula Birnbaum, Director, Art History and Arts Management program, and Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Architecture, University of San Francisco lectures. Jewish Studies Lecture Series. 3 p.m., Mon., March 8. Student Union Multi-Purpose Room. (707) 664-3293. http://sonoma.edu/jewishstudies/
WHAT PHYSICISTS DO LECTURE SERIES- Daqing Zhang, Assistant Professor of Physics, Fresno State University, lectures on the topic of "Nanostructure materials." 4 p.m., Mon., March 8. Darwin 103.Coffee, cookies and conversation in Darwin Lobby, 3:30 p.m. http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/wpd/
"SUB-LEBRITY AND HIP HOP: ON BEING GAYMOUS"- San Francisco-based rapper/producer Katastrophe (left), weaves dense tales of lives lived outside the mainstreams. Queer Studies Lecture Series. Noon-12:50 p.m., Tues., March 9. Rachel Carson Hall 20. (707) 664.2840. http://www.sonoma.edu/womenstudies/current_lectures.htm
BE MY GUEST- David Tallitsch, drawing and painting teacher at Los Medanos College, guest lectures as part of the Art Department's visiting artists series. Tallitsch received his B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute and his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. He has exhibited his work at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the Des Moines Art Center (both in Iowa), the Drawing Center (in New York), and Bucheon Gallery (in San Francisco.) Noon-12:55 p.m., Tues., March 9. Art 102. (707) 664-2364. http://www.sonoma.edu/art/visitingartists/
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PANEL- Hans Angress and Lucille Eichengreen speak. 2010 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series. 4-5:40 p.m., Tues., March 9. Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall. http://www.sonoma.edu/holocaust/center.htm
WRITERS AT SONOMA- - Yiyun Li grew up in Beijing and came to the United States in 1996. She is winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, Penn/Hemingway Award, Guardian First Book Award, and California Book Award. The title story of her critically acclaimed short story collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, was made into a film by Wayne Wang. The Vagrants, her debut novel, was released in February 2009. Publisher's Weekly called The Vagrants a "magnificent and jaw-droppingly grim novel centering on the 1979 execution of a Chinese counterrevolutionary in the provincial town of Muddy River and spiraling outward into a scathing indictment of Communist China... Li records these events dispassionately and wish such a magisterial sense of direction that the reader can't help being drawn into the novel, like a sleeper trapped in an anxiety dream." She teaches at UC-Davis. 6 p.m., Tues., March 9. Schulz 3001.
RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY SERIES - Professor Marie Pagliarini, St. Mary's College, lectures on women's role throughout the history of western religion. Associated Student Productions in celebration of Women's History Month. 7 p.m., Wed., March 9. Student union MPR. (707) 664-2382 http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp
SUSTAINABILITY LECTURE- How is 'sustainable' defined in the sea and as a physical science? Who defines it? The answers depend on who you ask. Sascha von Meier (right), Environmental Studies and Planning, discusses "Sustainability: A Physical Science Perspective." Karina Nielsen, Marine Ecologist and Associate Professor of Biology discusses "Sustainable Seafood? Says Who?" Noon, Wed., March 10. Schulz 3001.
"MATH COLLOQUIUM"- Elaine Newman, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, presents "Student projects from Mathematica class." 4 p.m., Wed., March 10. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2368. http://www.sonoma.edu/math/nsf/colloquium.shtml
"WE ARE EACH OTHER'S MAGNITUDE AND BOND:THE PUBLIC AND IT'S PROBLEMS." Bill Ayers lectures. Modern Media Dialogue Series. 5-6:30 p.m., Wed., March. 10. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-3160. http://www.mediadialogueseries.org/
"LE MALADE IMAGINAIRE." Paul Draper, Professor and Chair, Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, and Scott Horstein,Theatre Arts & Dance, lecture. Arts and Humanities Research and Creative Works Forum. 12:05-12:55 p.m., Thurs., March 11. Schulz 3001. (707) 664-2146. http://www.sonoma.edu/a_h/AHForum.htm
"AUTOMATED TAGGING AND CATEGORIZATION OF BLOGS"-Chris Brooks, University of San Francisco lectures. Computer Science Colloquium. Noon, Thurs., March 11. Salazar 2016. (707) 664-2667. http://www.cs.sonoma.edu/cs_dept/events/
Music and Theater
JAZZ ORCHESTRA AND ENSEMBLES WITH MATT WILSON. Jazz drummer Matt Wilson (right), has been dubbed "the most blithely sociable jazz drummer since the late 'Smiling Billy' Higgins." Wilson is featured with the Jazz Orchestra and Concert Jazz Ensembles, led by Doug Leibinger, Jazz Studies director. A suggested donation of $15 will go directly to scholarships for jazz students. 7:30 p.m., Thurs., March. 11. Warren Auditorium. (707) 664-2353. http://www.sonoma.edu/performingarts.
FIELD DAYS - Field Days is based on Raskin's newest book FIELD DAYS A Year of Farming, Eating, and Drinking Wine in California which chronicles the renaissance in farming organically and eating locally that is unfolding in Northern California. Jonah Raskin tells of the year he spent on Oak Hill Farm - working the fields, selling produce at farmers' markets, and following it to restaurants. The exhibit highlights his experience with photos by Paige Green from Petaluma and Candi Edmondson of Oak Hill Farms. Also on exhibit are materials from the University Library's Special Collections and items on loan from the Sonoma County Museum. Jan. 27-March 21. University Library Art Gallery. http://library.sonoma.edu/about/gallery.html