occ_health_stethoscope.jpgSonoma State University's nursing program has been ranked No. 21 in the Western United States, and No. 64 in the nation, according to Nursing Schools Almanac.

elisa velasquez and daniel malpicaThe number of Hispanic students attending Sonoma State University is on the rise, and a group of 20 faculty and staff members at Sonoma State have formed the SSU Alianza for Equity to address issues impacting these students.

topographic sandbox projectSonoma State University has received a $1 million donation from the Koret Foundation. The investment will be used to fund three years of student projects at Sonoma State, as well as upgrade classroom technology.

ericwilliams1jpg.jpgWhen Sonoma State Alumnus Jake Mermell asked his former professor and Sonoma State University Criminal Justice Department Chair Eric Williams to be a guest on his Saturday morning ESPN radio show in Los Angeles, it was to discuss Williams' other passion: the Boston Celtics. It went so well, they a started a podcast about law, criminal justice, prisons and current events.

ryan o'malley and ryan lunaSonoma State University sports update June 1-13. Two players selected in MLB draft; water polo stars named All-Americans; SSU great Andrew Bailey returns to men's soccer team.

wine business institute groundbreakingGolden shovels and champagne glinted in the afternoon sun as more than 200 people attended the groundbreaking of the future home of the Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute on the Rohnert Park campus June 1.

child on bike in ssu gym with instructor The Cycle Without Limits summer bike and swim camp at Sonoma State University will teach children with special needs how to ride bicycles June 13-17. These children often have a history of difficulty learning how to ride a bike using traditional methods.

ruben armiñanaSonoma State University president Ruben Armiñana, who will retire as the longest-tenured president of the California State University system on June 30, has been named Grand Marshal of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway.

To See a World in a Grain of Sand

June 7, 2016 1:58 PM

owen anfinson using a spiral sluiceDo you ever think about the sand between your toes at the beach? Sonoma State University Geology Professor Owen Anfinson sure does. And if that sand is from the coast near Point Reyes, he can tell you it's older than many dinosaur fossils and possibly formed when the land was part of the Arctic's now frozen tundra.

david mccuanA billionaire-bashing socialist senator, a scandal-plagued political juggernaut and real estate tycoon-turned-reality-TV-star walk into a bar -- and everyone's dying to know what happens next. When the political pundits need some insight, they call Sonoma State University Political Science Professor David McCuan, who has established himself as a go-to-source for political analysis in both local and national politics. Now that school's out for summer, McCuan is busier than ever.

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