Campus will be closed Fri., March 26 due to a state-mandated furlough.
WHAT PHYSICISTS DO LECTURE SERIES- Dr. Jeremy Qualls, , introduces his initiative to study new magnetic materials and examines the general nature of magnetism and the challenges ahead for modern magnetic materials. 4 p.m., Mon., March 22. Darwin 103. http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/wpd/
"FEELING YOUR ANATOMY: TRANS-MASCULINE HEROICS AND PHALLIC MOURNING"- Cael Keegan, a University of Buffalo Ph.D. graduate in American Studies, argues that transmale bodies transform mourning into a space for new forms of desire and violence. Queer Studies Lecture Series. Noon-12:50 p.m., Tues., March 23. Carson 20. (707) 664.2840. http://www.sonoma.edu/womenstudies/current_lectures.htm
BIOLOGY COLLOQUIUM- Dr. John J. Stachowicz (left), Department of Evolution and Ecology, and Center for Population Biology Director, UC Davis, lectures. Noon-1 p.m., Tues., March 23. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2189. http://www.sonoma.edu/biology/home/colloquium.shtml
REPERCUSSIONS OF GENOCIDE: REBUILDING RWANDAN SOCIETY- Mathilde Mukantabana, M.A. and M.S.W., Cosumnes Community College, and President of Friends of Rwanda Assn. (FORA) Event is open to all. 2010 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series. 4-5:40 p.m., Tues., March 23. Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall. http://www.sonoma.edu/holocaust/center.htm
"KILLING US SOFTLY" Jean Kilbourne, internationally recognized author, speaker and filmmaker, explores the relationship of media images to actual problems in society, such as violence, sexual abuse, rape and sexual harassment, pornography and censorship, teenage pregnancy, addiction and eating disorders. 7:30 p.m., Tues., March 23. Cooperage. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp
BEING A JOURNALIST FOR NPR, AND FOREIGN ELECTIONS, WARS AND THEIR COVERAGE. NPR senior European foreign correspondent Sylvia Poggioli will be coming to POLS 431, Politics and the Media, on Wed., March 24 at noon in Stevenson 3082. She has won numerous awards for her reporting of the Bosnian war, the NATO air war against Yugoslavia, and more. firstname.lastname@example.org.
"THE 'CROSS' IN CULTURAL MARRIAGE: HOW TO AVOID CULTURAL MISUNDERSTANDINGS IN CROSSCULTURAL/INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE." Dr. Katrin de Guia (right), author of "Kapwa: The Self in the Other, Worldviews and Lifestyles of Filipino Culture-bearers," lectures. 2-4 p.m., Wed., March 24. Salazar 2020. email@example.com.
"MATH COLLOQUIUM"- Brigitte Lahme, Associate Professor of Mathematics, discusses mathematical modeling. 4 p.m., Wed., March 24. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2368. http://www.sonoma.edu/math/nsf/colloquium.shtml
"WITH CLOTHES ON: EMPIRE AND CENSORSHIP."- Jonah Raskin, Professor of Communication Studies, lectures. Modern Media Dialogue Series. 5-6:30 p.m., Wed., March. 24. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-3160. http://www.mediadialogueseries.org/
WHAT CAN I DO LECTURE SERIES: UNITED AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT IN SONOMA COUNTY- Associated Student Production presents UASA, for a lecture on teaching students how to prevent sexual assault and how to eliminate sexual violence in the community. 7 p.m., Wed., March 24. Student Union multi-purpose room. (707) 664-2382 http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp
"A CLOSER LOOK AT THREATS TO THE DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM"- Cricket Liu, Vice President of Architecture, Infoblox, and co-author of "O'Reilley's Nutshell Handbooks on the Domain Name System," lectures. Computer Science Colloquium. Noon, Thurs., March 25. Salazar 2016. (707) 664-2667. http://www.cs.sonoma.edu/cs_dept/events/
"MORAL ISSUES IN THE USE OF ROBOTIC WEAPON SYSTEMS." John Sullins, Philosophy, lectures. "A technology is used ethically when it is intelligently controlled to further a moral good, he says. "So we can easily extrapolate that the ethical use of telerobotic weapons technology occurs only when that technology is intelligently controlled and advances a moral action." His lecture deals with the first half of the conjunction; can telerobotic weapons systems be intelligently controlled? At the present
time it is doubtful that these conditions are being met and he suggests some ways in which this situation could be improved. Arts and Humanities Research and Creative Works Forum. 12:05-12:55 p.m., Thursday, March 25. Schulz 3001. (707) 664-2146. http://www.sonoma.edu/a_h/AHForum.htm
Music and Theater
HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR. The world famous Harlem Gospel Choir (left), is the most respected gospel choir in America today. It travels the globe, sharing its joy of faith through its music, and raising funds for children's charities. They have performed for Nelson Mandela and Pope John Paul II; and have shared the stage with such legendary artists as Bono, Sinead O'Connor, Diana Ross and more. 8 p.m., Mon., March 22. Spreckels Auditorium in Rohnert Park. (707) 664-2382. http://www.sonoma.edu/as/asp
"THEY CAME TO PLAY" This film follows seventy-five passionate artists competing in the Van Cliburn Foundation's International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, held every four years in Fort Worth, Texas. 4 p.m., Sun., March 21 Warren Auditorium. Admission is $6, $5 for non-SSU students and senior citizens, $4 for SFI members and children under 12, and $2 for SSU students. (707) 664-2606. http://www.sonoma.edu/sfi/
FIELD DAYS EXHIBIT- 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
"SIDESHOW: ART OF THE HANDCAR REGATTA" - Sideshow was inspired by The Great West End & Railroad Square Handcar Regatta & Exposition of Mechanical & Artistic Wonders--known simply as The Handcar Regatta--an annual event that has taken place in Santa Rosa the past two years. The exhibition takes some of the wonderfully crafted handcars, costumes, banners, paintings, sculptures and general ephemera from the event and isolates them within the confines of the University Art Gallery's "white cube," giving viewers the opportunity to view these objects as works of art beyond their function with the spectacle that is the Handcar Regatta. Participating artists include Lisa Beerntsen, David Farish, Andy Graham, Theresa Hughes, Muir Houghton,Krank-Boom-Clank, Freya Marcelis, Gene McClelland, Tony Speirs, and more . March 4-April 4. University Art Gallery. Tuesday-Friday, 11-4, and Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Admission free.(707) 664-2295.