Campus will be closed Fri., May 7 due to state mandated furlough.
SENIOR SEND OFF 2010: 11:30-1 p.m., Tues., May 4.
TEACHING FOR THE COMMON GOOD WEDNESDAYS: A Community Engaged Network meeting for those involved with teaching a learning service course, a class with a political engagement or peer education component, community-based or community placed learning, site visit/observation at a non-profit or school, or a community-based participatory research class. Green-Bag lunch event. 12-1 p.m., Wed., May 5. Schulz 1121. www.sonoma.edu/aa/ap/cce/
WHAT PHYSICISTS DO LECTURE SERIES- Dr. Alex Zettl (left), University of California, Berkeley discusses Nanoelectomechanical devices. 4 p.m., Mon., May 3. 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/
"BEEFCAKE TO HARDCORE: GAY PORNOGRAPHY AND THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION." Jeffrey Escoffier (right) lectures. Drawing from his, "Bigger Than Life: The History of Gay Porn Cinema from Beefcake to Hardcore" (Running Press, 2009), Escoffier argues that hardcore porn entered mainstream culture in the 1970s as the sexual revolution swept away many of the inhibitions and legal restraints on explicit sexual expression. Queer Studies Lecture Series. Noon-12:50 p.m., Tues., May 4. Rachel Carson Hall 20. (707) 664.2840. http://www.sonoma.edu/womenstudies/current_lectures.htm
BE MY GUEST- Sandow Birk lectures as part of the Art Department's visiting artists series. Birk has received numerous awards including a Getty Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an NEA Grant to study in Mexico City. In San Francisco, Birk is represented by the Catharine Clark Gallery. Noon-12:55 p.m., Tues., May 4. Art 102. (707) 664-2364. http://www.sonoma.edu/art/visitingartists/
BIOLOGY COLLOQUIUM- Dr. Kevin Tu (left), Associate research Specialist, U.C. Berkeley lectures. Noon-1 p.m., Tues., May 4. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2189. http://www.sonoma.edu/biology/home/colloquium.shtml
"SOME THOUGHTS FROM THE ARCHIVES"- Mary Halavais, History, discusses the history of seventeenth century Spain, and the various ways in which the people and the Cortes of Aragon tried-and in some cases managed-to subvert the royal order given by King Phillip III to expel its converted Muslims. Brown Bag Lecture Series. Noon-1 p.m., Tues., May 4. Stevenson 2011.
"MATH COLLOQUIUM"- Scott Nickleach (right), Sonoma State University discusses "Stochastic Calculus and its Role in Financial Engineering." 4 p.m., Wed., May 5. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2368. http://www.sonoma.edu/math/nsf/colloquium.shtml
"INHERITING THE HOLOCAUST: A SECOND GENERATION MEMOIR."- Paula Fass (left), Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley lectures. Event is open to all. 2010 Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series. 4-5:40 p.m., Tues., May 4. Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall. http://www.sonoma.edu/holocaust/center.htm
"CULTURAL ACTION, STORYTELLING & MEDIA TRANSFORMATION"- Shepherd Bliss, lecturer, Psychology and Humanities Departments, Sonoma State University, lectures. Modern Media Dialogue Series. 5-6:30 p.m., Wed., May 5. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-3160. http://www.mediadialogueseries.org/
"JUDAISM AND ISLAM: HISTORY AND HOPE."- Henry Shreibman, Instructor, Humanities Department, Dominican University of Caliornia lectures. SSU Jewish Studies Lecture Series. 7 p.m., Wed., May 5. Student Union Multi-Purpose Room. 707-664-3293. http://sonoma.edu/jewishstudies/
"UNDER OUR SKIN" - A award-winning documentary and gripping tale of microbes, medicine and money, "Under Our Skin" documents the untold story of Lyme disease, an emerging epidemic larger than AIDS. Each year thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that the symptoms are "all in their head." Discussion with physicians and patients and other health care representatives who specialize in Lyme Disease follows. Disability Awareness Week sponsored by Disability Services for Students. Free but RSVP requested. Wed., May 5, from 7-9 p.m. at Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall. (707) 664-2677. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxWgS0XLVqw.
Music and Theater
SPRING DANCE CONCERT: A RETROSPECTIVE OF WORKS BY NANCY LYONS. A celebration of Dance Professor Nancy Lyon's (right) 40 years of dancing, teaching and making dances in Sonoma County, bringing together three generations of dancers, from "old school" alums to rookie teens, building and engaging community through a love of dance. This Spring Concert embraces humor, musicality and investigation of humanity. Performed by this year's ensemble of especially dynamic, skillful and spirited dancers. 7:30 p.m., Fri., April 30-May 8. Evert B. Person Theatre. Alumni night, Sat., May 1 invites all alums of the dance program at SSU to a special reception before the performance. Tickets for performances range from $5-12 with special rates for seniors, students and alumni. (707) 664-2325. http://www.sonoma.edu/performingarts.
"THE BEACHES OF AGNES" Sonoma Film Institute presents the filmed autobiography of 80-year-old director Agnes Varda. 4 p.m., Sun., May 2. Warren Auditorium. Admission is $6.00, $5.00 for non-SSU students and senior citizens, $4.00 for SFI members and children under 12, and $2.00 for SSU students. (707) 664-2606. http://www.sonoma.edu/sfi/
BFA EXHIBITION- BFA Exhibition 2010 features the work of 13 students in the Art Department who are graduating this spring with their Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), an advanced degree requiring an additional year of focused study in their chosen medium. Students whose work will be featured include Paul Alsop (painting), Kelly Casmey (painting), Danielle Clement (painting), Cathy Ellis (painting), Pauline Greenfield (printmaking), Nick Harris (sculpture), Amy Hoeck (painting), Ben Lastufka (painting), Greg Looney (sculpture), Andrew Merriss (painting), Jason Perry (printmaking), Morgan Rosskopf (printmaking) and James Warren (photography). The exhibit will run from April 15-May 29. The University Art Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and weekends, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. http://www.sonoma.edu/artgallery/
"PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE: ARTISTS REFLECT ON SUSTAINABILITY"- From ceramics and sculpture created using found objects, including the Yellow Pages, to wall hangings and 3-dimensional objects created from recycled wool sweaters, ten artists each bring a distinctive perspective in exploring the meaning of sustainability to this exhibit. The exhibit runs in the University Library Art Gallery from April 16-July 30. The University Library Art Gallery is open Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. noon - 9 p.m. http://library.sonoma.edu/about/gallery.html