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    September 23, 2004      File #
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Media Calendar for Week of September 26-October 2

BURN! (Quiemada!)--Gillo Pontecorvo's epic about a 19th century slave uprising on a fictitious Spanish-speaking Caribbean island. Marlon Brando plays a British agent who instigates a revolt and then crushes it.
Sonoma Film Institute. 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, Warren Auditorium, (707) 664-2606.

FIRST RESULTS FROM THE CASSINI-HUYGENS MISSION AT SATURN
--Dr. Linda Spilker of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech will discuss the first results from the Cassini-Huygens mission, a joint undertaking by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) to study the Saturn system. What Physicists Do Lecture Series. 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, Darwin 108, (707) 664-2119.

NOBODY FOR PRESIDENT: WHY WE CAN'T VOTE
--A panel discussion moderated by Elaine Leeder, Dean of Social Sciences with panel guests Barbara Bloom, Criminal Justice Administration; John Kramer, Political Science; and Chris Fadeff of Associated Students.
It Matters! Lecture Series. Noon, Wednesday, Sept. 29, Schulz 3001, (707) 664-4240.

OUTFOXED--A new film by Robert Greenwald; the man behind the films "Uncovered" and "Unprecidented." In this film, Greenwald exposes the partisan spin of the Fox News Channel, which he accuses of taking Republican talking points and turning them into news headlines.
Filmmakers Respond Film Series. 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, Art 102, (707) 664-2364.

HUBRIS, WEIRD NUMBERS, A MISSING ASTERISK, AND PAUL ERDOS
-- Lecture by Stan Benkoski of West Valley College. This is the true story of a young mathematician who, in a fit of hubris, discovered weird numbers and, with the help of a missing asterisk, ended up with an Erdos number of 1. M*A*T*H Colloquium. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, Darwin 108, (707) 664-2368.

FROM THE FRONT LINES: STORIES OF POLITICAL REPORTING
--Lecture with noted Bay Area journalist Belva Davis, Press Democrat Editorial Director Pete Golis, and friends. First-person experiences of covering politics and elections will be discussed in this keynote lecture.
It Matters! Lecture Series. 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, Schulz 3001, (707) 664-4240.

BIOLOGY COLLOQUIUM
--Lecture by Dr. Yann Trembley of the Department of Evolutionary Genomics at UC Berkeley. Dr. Trembley will present his lecture entitled "Foraging Ecology of the Rockhopper Penguin in Relation to the Marine Environment."
4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, Darwin 108, (707) 664-2189.

THE UNEXAMINED TECHNOLOGY IS NOT WORTH BUILDING: INCORPORATING ETHICS AND PHILOSOPHY INTO COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CURRICULA
--Lecture by John Sullins of the SSU Philosophy Department. Dr. Sullins will discuss the proposed Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science program at Sonoma State University and how it might be of value to computer science and engineering majors. Computer Science Colloquium. Noon, Thursday, Sept. 30, Darwin 108, (707) 664-2667.

BLACKBOARDS--Set in a mountain pass on the Iran-Iraq border, BLACKBOARDS is about a man named Reeboir, who carries a blackboard on his back and devotes his life to teaching frightened refugees to read and write.
Sonoma Film Institute. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, Warren Auditorium, (707) 664-2606.

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