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Media Calendar for Week of October 24-30

RETURNING HOME- A breathtaking and groundbreaking dance documentary in which Anna Halprin, pioneer of postmodern dance, uses movement as a means of connecting the individual to nature, and art to real life. Filmmaker Andy Abrahams Wilson will appear in person. Sonoma Film Institute. 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, Warren Auditorium, (707) 664-2606.

HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS- A lush and lyrical film built around a poem that San Francisco poet and artist Beau Riley wrote as his lover of twelve years lay dying. Filmmaker Andy Abrahams Wilson will appear in person. Sonoma Film Institute. 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, Warren Auditorium, (707) 664-2606.

BE AN INFORMED VOTER - Workshop on finding and evaluating election-related information. Part of the SSU Library’s It Matters! voter information events. Noon, Monday, Oct. 25 and 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, Schulz 2050, (707) 664-4240.

TESTS FOR NEWTON'S LAW OF GRAVITY AT SUB-MILLIMETER DISTANCES - Dr. Aharon Kapitulnik of Stanford University discusses the motivation for testing Newton’s inverse-square law at short distances and will
describe novel devices that are used to measure possible deviations from this law. What Physicists Do Lecture Series. 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, Darwin 108, (707) 664-2119.

BIG SITES, BUT WHOSE? SETTING UP AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT IN PERU - Lecture with Bruce Owen of the SSU anthropology department. Brown Bag Lecture Series. Noon, Tuesday, Oct. 26, Stevenson 2011, (707) 664-2112.

ASK AND TELL - GAY VETERANS SPEAK ON WAR, PEACE, AND ‘DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL’—Lecture featuring Michael Job, Vietnam Combat Veteran and Veterans for Peace and Keith Kerr, Brigadier General (Ret.) US Army & Army Reserves. Sponsored by the History Department. Noon, Tuesday, Oct. 26, Stevenson 1002, (707) 664-2424.

DECISIONS, DECISIONS, DECISIONS: HOW DO WE DECIDE? - Panel discussion moderated by Catherine Nelson of the SSU Political Science Department, with panel guests David McCuan of the SSU Political Science Department and Robert Eyler of the SSU Economics Department. It Matters! Lecture Series. Noon, Wednesday Oct. 27, Schulz 3001, (707) 664-4220.

UNPRECEDENTED--This hour-long documentary follows reporter-sleuth Greg Palast on the trail of the Bush family, from the Florida election, to the Saudi connection, to the FBI investigation of the bin Laden family and the State Department’s plans for post-war Iraq. Filmmakers Respond to War Film Series. 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, Art 102, (707) 664-3040.

MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND SPOTTED OWL POPULATIONS—Lecture by Dan Munton of Santa Rosa Junior College. The natural history of the spotted owl will be explored along with mathematics and statistics to form several mathematical models. M*A*T*H Colloquium. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, Darwin 108, (707) 664-2368.

TRACING OpenGL'S CURRENT EVOLUTIONARY PATH—Lecture with Vicki Shreiner and David Shreiner of Silicon Graphics. This talk looks at OpenGL ES for embedded devices (e.g., cell phones), OpenGL 2.0 and its new programmable shading capabilities, and OpenGL's interaction with OpenML and the Khronos Group for digital media applications. Computer Science Colloquium. Noon,Thursday, Oct. 28, Darwin 108, (707) 664-2667.

WHY EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AND GENOME SCIENCES NEED EACH OTHER—Lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Boore of the Evolutionary Genomics Department at UC Berkeley. Biology Colloquium. 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, Darwin 108, (707) 664-2189.

DEAD MAN WALKING: THE JOURNEY CONTINUES, WITH SISTER HELEN PREJEAN—Sister Helen Prejean, social justice advocate, outspoken opponent of capital punishment, and author of "Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the U.S." will host a discussion about her personal account of working with death-row prisoners and witnessing state executions. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, Cooperage, (707) 664-2537.

GRADUATE SCHOOL FAIR - The annual Graduate School Fair takes place on Wednesday, October 27, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. outside Salazar Hall. More than 50 graduate and professional schools will be represented. Kaplan will be presenting a workshop on "Applying to Graduate School" from 2:15-3:15 in Schulz 1121, followed by Q&A drop in until 4 p.m.  This is a very useful workshop with strategies for preparing successful application materials and understanding the role of standardized tests in graduate admissions. 

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