Campus will be closed Wednesday, March 31 for Cesar Chavez's Birthday.
WHAT PHYSICISTS DO LECTURE SERIES- Dr. Richard Boyd (left), Lawrence Livermore national Laboratory discusses the National Ignition Facility. Boyd describes the basic operations of NIF as well as the motivation for some details of several nuclear astrophysics experiments that might be conducted at NIF and how NIF might impact the world's energy future. 4 p.m., Mon., March 29. Darwin 103. There will be coffee, cookies and conversation in the Darwin Lobby before hand, at 3:30 p.m. http://www.phys-astro.sonoma.edu/wpd/
BIOLOGY COLLOQUIUM-Joe Silveira, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex lectures. Noon-1 p.m., Tues., March 30. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2189. http://www.sonoma.edu/biology/home/colloquium.shtml
"WHAT IS WILDERNESS FOR? A BATTLE OVER PRESERVATION AND USE AT DRAKES ESTERO."- Laura Watt (right), Assistant professor, Environmental Studies and Planning discusses the battle over the continuation of an oyster farm in Drake Estero being fought by advocated for wilderness and sustainable agriculture. Watt addresses the following questions: What, ultimately, is the real purpose of wilderness designation? Must designated wilderness eradicate all trace of humans except as visiting recreators, or can historic and environmentally friendly land uses continue to exist? Brown bag Lecture Series. Noon-1 p.m., Tues., March 30. Stevenson 2011.
"WHY (I THINK) DATABASES ARE INTERESTING"- Allison Holloway, Oracle, Redwood Shores lectures. Computer Science Colloquium. Noon, Thurs., April 1. Salazar 2016. (707) 664-2667. http://www.cs.sonoma.edu/cs_dept/events/
"THE NEXT WAVE IN WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS."- Professor Andrea Goldsmith (left), Stanford University lectures. Engineering Science Lecture Series. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thurs., April 1. Salazar 2009A. (707) 664-2030. http://sonoma.edu/engineering/lecture_series/
"IRIS CHANG: THE RAPE OF NANKING." 2010 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series presents a documentary film about a young woman's journey to bring one of the darkest chapters of history to light. The film is told through interviews with Chinese survivors, chilling archival footage and photos of the events, and testimonies of former Japanese soldiers. Following the film will be a Q&A with a panel of Chinese Americans. Event is open to all. 4-5:40 p.m., Tues., March 30. Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall. http://www.sonoma.edu/holocaust/center.htm
"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 artists to be announced. The exhibit runs from March 4-April 4. The University Art Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 11-4, and Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call (707) 664-2295.