SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
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November 8, 2004
Contact: Jean Wasp, Media Relations Coordinator, (707) 664-2057
Media Calendar for Week of November 14-20LIGHT BRINGS US NEWS OF THE UNIVERSE - Professor Emeritus Tony Siegman of Stanford University will describe how the striking phrase in the titleof the opening words of a 1931 Christmas Lecture on astronomy by Sir William Bragg might be extended today to include advances in science and technology made possible by lasers and fiber optics. What Physicists Do Lecture Series. 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, Darwin 108, (707)664-2119.
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE - Nan Alamilla Boyd of SSU's Women's and Gender Studies will present her lecture "Sex and Tourism: The Economic Interests of Same-Sex Marriage in San Francisco." Social Science Brown Bag Lecture Series. Noon, Tuesday, Nov. 16, Stevenson 2011, (707) 664-2112.
CITIZEN ACTIVISM AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION -Lecture by Georgia Kelly, founder and director of Praxis Peace Institute, and an SSU Alumna and social activist. War and Peace Lecture Series. 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, Darwin 108,(707) 664-2543.
THE LAST WORD: OPEN FORUM - A group discussion for students, members of the community, and SSU staff and faculty about the 2004 presidential elections. Organized by Associated Students. It Matters! Lecture Series. Noon, Wednesday, Nov. 17 Schulz 3001, (707) 664-4240.
BUSH'S BRAIN - A film by Joseph Mealy and Michael Paradies Shoob about two psychiatrists whose book examined every public record, statement, press release and interview of President George W. Bush, and have come to some startling conclusions about the man and his psychological makeup. Filmmakers Respond to War film series. 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, Art 102, (707) 664-2364.
CINEFORUM SPANISH FILM SERIES - Film series exploring the Spanish-speaking world and Latino culture. This week's film will be "El Norte (The North)." 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, Stevenson 3030, (707) 664-2351.
COOL ROOFS AND LIVING ROOFS - Lecture about the different and environmentally friendly methods of roofing now available in today's housing market. Green Building Lecture and Film Series. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, Community Room at Cotati Police Facility: 201 W. Sierra, Cotati, (707) 664-2577.
A DIFFERENT MIRROR - Lecture with Dr. Ronald Takaki, a professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, who has developed a more inclusive history of American minorities such as Asians, Chicanos, Native Americans as well as certain European immigrant groups like the Irish and Jews. This pioneer in the field of ethnic studies discusses his book "A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America." SSU students free; non-SSU students $5; general admission $10. 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, Cooperage, (707) 664-2815.
VOTING TECHNOLOGY - Lecture by Sonia Arrison of the Pacific Research Foundation, San Francisco. Touch-screen and other technological innovations are changing the way voters cast their ballots. Is Internet (online) voting just around the corner? Email and fax were instrumental in loosening the grip of repressive regimes during the cold war. How effective can voting technology be in the democratization of the world? Computer Science Colloquium. Noon, Thursday, Nov. 18, Darwin 108, (707) 664-2667.
GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT LECTURE SERIES - Cathy Busby of UC Santa Barbara discusses volcanism and recent tectonics in the northern Sierra Nevada. Noon, Thursday, Nov. 18, Darwin 337, (707) 664-2334.
BIOLOGY COLLOQUIUM - Dr. Enrique Izaquirre of the Department of Physics at SSU, present his discussion, "Modeling Vision in Invertebrates and Vertebrates." 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, Darwin 108, (707) 664-2189.
THE CHURCH OF 80% SINCERITY - David Roche has transformed the lessons of lifelong facial disfigurement into a compelling message that leaves audiences entertained and encouraged to face their own personal challenges. The story of his heroic journey from shame to strength opens hearts to courage, laughter and inspiration. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, Cooperage, (707) 664-4277.
PUBLIC VIEWING NIGHT - Come explore the night sky at the Sonoma State University Observatory. Tonight's viewing will be focusing on the moon, Uranus, and the Triangulum Galaxy. Please call ahead, as weather conditions may cancel the viewing. 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, SSU Observatory, (707) 664-2267.
SINCE OTAR LEFT (DEPUIS QU'OTAR EST PARTI) - This feature provides a portrait of three women in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia who cope with the absence of family patriarch Otar. General admission is $4.50; $4 for non-SSU students w/I.D., senior citizens, and SSU faculty and staff, $3 for SFI members and children under 12; free for SSU students with I.D. Sonoma Film Institute. 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, Warren Auditorium, (707)664-2606.
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