Sonoma State University Department of Mathematics and Statistics presents a series of informal talks open to the public. The M*A*T*H Colloquium takes place Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in Darwin 103 with coffee, tea and cookies served before each talk. For more information, contact the math department at 664-2368 or visit www.sonoma.edu/math.
Recent Entries in Arts and Lectures
August 28, 2015 10:30 AM
August 27, 2015 3:57 PM
When the University Library and Schulz Information Center first opened 15 years ago, wireless Internet was a novelty and YouTube was still four years away. Now, Sonoma State University celebrates the library's "coming of age" birthday party on September 10 with a Peanuts-themed soiree and art exhibit.
August 20, 2015 10:42 AM
Private collections have for centuries played an essential role in the history of art, yet many such collections remain out of view of the general public. Sonoma State University is fortunate that Sonoma County residents Fay Gallus and Dr. Richard Sweet, whose collection is the subject of "Focus on Photography: Selections from the Gallus Sweet Collection," have generously agreed to share 59 photographs with the University Art Gallery and its visitors. The exhibit runs September 3 through October 25.
August 13, 2015 11:21 AM
The Center for Ethics, Law, and Society (CELS) at Sonoma State University presents "Global Poverty and What We Ought to be Doing About It," a talk by professor Peter Singer, one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People, on September 9 in Weill Hall.
"It's a chance for our students to hear from a high-profile speaker who challenges us to think about altruism in new ways." says Joshua Glassgow, Sonoma State philosophy professor and director of CELS.
August 5, 2015 11:30 AM
The season kicks off with the award-winning documentary "On Her Own," about Sonoma County farmer Nancy Prebilich and her family as they struggle to keep their fifth generation farm afloat during the recent recession. Prebilich will be present at both screenings to introduce the film and answer questions afterwards.
May 4, 2015 9:14 AM
The public is invited to view Commence: Sculpture Projects 2015, an outdoor exhibition of 11 new public art projects created by talented students in professor Jann Nunn's advanced sculpture class at Sonoma State University. The outdoor sculptures are on display throughout the Rohnert Park campus from May 6 through Commencement Day on Saturday, May 16.
The project is a part of Nunn's public art curriculum, showcasing the work of students pursuing BA and BFA degrees in art studio at Sonoma State.
May 4, 2015 8:56 AM
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, a performing artist and self-proclaimed reverse anthropologist and nomadic provocateur performs May 6 in Weill Hall at Sonoma State University's Green Music Center in a performance titled "Imaginary Activism: The Role of the Artist Beyond the Art World."
"This event is a unique opportunity to explore the work of a MacArthur-winning artist and to engage with provocative questions regarding performance as activism," says Patricia Kim-Rajal, chair of Sonoma State's Chicano and Latino studies department.
April 10, 2015 10:12 AM
Two upcoming choral concerts at Sonoma State University will feature organist Charles Rus, longtime organist with the San Francisco Symphony. The programs include works by Haydn, Duruflé and Britten under the baton of Jenny Bent, SSU choral activities director.
Rus, who played a key role in the selection of the Brombaugh organ in the Green Music Center's Schroeder Hall, made his "Sundays at Schroeder" solo debut in November 2014 performing Baroque and modern selections to a sold-out house.
March 27, 2015 3:41 PM
On April 21, Penngrove native Maria Gitin will read from her memoir, "This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight," as part of Sonoma State University's Africana Lecture Series.
Gitin's memoir details the dramatic but little known Freedom Summer of 1965. Her book is based on her letters home and more than 30 interviews with Black activists she re-contacted four decades later.
Gitin will speak about her intensive training, being arrested and being chased by the Ku Klux Klan, and what it was like to be a young woman in the civil rights movement. She will share first person accounts from Black activists she knew and worked with including Charles Bonner, a Sonoma State alumnus and Selma student activist.
March 23, 2015 8:00 AM
Sonoma State University's annual Juried Student Exhibition runs March 26-April 12 in the University Art Gallery on campus. This year's exhibition features over 40 works of art selected by two jurors--Amy Owen, curator of di Rosa in Napa, and artist Chris Thorson.
Owen is curator to di Rosa's 217-acre art preserve and gallery and is the former senior exhibitions manager at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Thorson is a sculptor who specializes in capturing how objects hold cultural significance.
March 12, 2015 11:30 AM
Sonoma State University (SSU) launches its inaugural Social Justice Week March 23-27 with a presentation by former Black Panther, Mama Charlotte Hill O'Neal, who is also an accomplished poet, musician and visual artist, and founding director of Tanzania's United African Alliance Community Center. O'Neal will deliver a keynote speech at the Green Music Center at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24.
SSU's Social Justice Week features 30 hours of panels, lectures, films and discussions including representatives from Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center, Veterans for Peace, Move to Amend, Metta Center, ACLU, Code Pink, 350 Sonoma County, Project Censored, North Coast Coalition for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace Sonoma County, If Americans Knew, Police Accountability Clinic, and Alternative to Violence.
March 11, 2015 10:32 AM
Providence College history professor and American studies director Jeffrey A. Johnson, author of "They Are All Red Out Here: Socialist Politics in the Pacific Northwest, 1895-1925" (University of Oklahoma Press, 2008), gives the lecture, "Aliens, Enemy Aliens, and Minors: Anti-Radicalism and the Jewish Left" at Sonoma State University in Schulz 1121 on Thursday, March 26, at 1 p.m.
Johnson, a former visiting fellow at Harvard University and Montana Historical Society, argues that Jewish activists during World War I spoke particularly bravely against U.S. intervention in European affairs, and that no group was more commonly persecuted and discriminated against during this period than leftist Jewish Americans. Anti-radicalism in this xenophobic era cannot be separated from ethnic and religious discrimination, he says, and this culture of repression had profound implications for the American left, showing how fear can drive political shifts that restrict prized freedoms. Admission to this event is free and open to the public.
All Entries in Arts and Lectures
- Aug 28 2015 M*A*T*H Colloquium 2015
- Aug 27 2015 Schulz Library Celebrates 15th Birthday with Peanuts Party
- Aug 20 2015 SSU Art Gallery Presents 'Focus on Photography'
- Aug 13 2015 Peter Singer, One of 100 Most Influential Philosophers, Speaks at SSU About Fixing Global Poverty
- Aug 5 2015 Sonoma Film Institute Features Local Documentaries, International Cinema and Rare Revivals
- May 4 2015 'Commence 2015' Sculpture Projects Staged May 6-16 on Campus
- May 4 2015 'Reverse Anthropologist' and Activism Artist Brings One-Man Show to Weill Hall
- Apr 10 2015 SF Symphony Organist Charles Rus Returns to Sonoma State for Choral Concerts
- Mar 27 2015 Civil rights activist Maria Gitin to speak at SSU
- Mar 23 2015 Student Art Exhibition Jurors Include di Rosa Curator, Artist
- Mar 12 2015 SSU Launches Social Justice Week, March 23-27
- Mar 11 2015 March 26: "Aliens, Enemy Aliens and Minors: Anti-Radicalism and the Jewish Left"
- Mar 10 2015 Visiting Professor Uncovers Mysteries of Veiling in Schroeder Hall Lecture
- Mar 2 2015 Women's History Month Events Include Film, Lectures, Discussions
- Feb 12 2015 Drummer Harold Jones to Make Time In Jazz Forum
- Feb 4 2015 Stanford Professor Discusses Race, Ferguson and Toni Morrison in Philosophy Lecture
- Jan 29 2015 Willie Brown Highlights Africana Lecture Series
- Jan 27 2015 Art From the Heart Returns for Round 31
- Jan 21 2015 Holocaust Lecture Series Features Professors, Filmmakers and Rwandan Ambassador
- Dec 16 2014 SFI Spring Lineup Features Local Premieres, Celebrates Women Directors and Orson Welles Centenary
- Nov 26 2014 Stille Nacht: The True Story of the 1914 Christmas Truce
- Nov 5 2014 First Annual Family Concert By Candlelight Benefits Redwood Food Bank
- Oct 23 2014 Department of Theatre Arts presents "The Importance of Being Earnest," Oct. 30-Nov. 9
- Oct 20 2014 UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY: "In the Valley of the Sun" Multi-media Exhibit Aims at Sonoma's Legacy of the Moon
- Oct 17 2014 Trio Navarro Announces 2014-15 Season at Sonoma State
- Oct 12 2014 Jeff Denson Trio, Lee Konitz Highlight SSU's Jazz Week
- Oct 9 2014 Classical Guitarist Kanengiser Brings Distinct Repertoire to Schroeder Hall
- Sep 28 2014 Department of Theatre Arts and Dance Presents "The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek"
- Sep 26 2014 Feminist Series on "Gender and Health" Features Activists, Organizers and Practitioners
- Sep 23 2014 University Music Program Grows With The Green Music Center
- Sep 12 2014 Milky Way, Blue Snowball and Globular Clusters Seen During Public Viewing Nights
- Aug 26 2014 Writers at Sonoma Presents Poetry Reading with Julie Carr, Claudia Keelan
- Aug 25 2014 UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY: Four Sculptors at Play In "The Third Dimension"
- Aug 12 2014 A Weekend of Free Community Concerts Celebrates Opening of Schroeder Hall
- Aug 5 2014 SFI Fall Line up Features Local Premieres, Inspiring Documentaries and Classic Cinema
- Apr 15 2014 Graduating Art Students Exhibit Their Work at BFA Exhibition 2014
- Apr 14 2014 Noonan Explains "Gasoline and Unrest: Bayonne Refinery Strikes," April 15
- Apr 8 2014 Back-to-Back Recital Series Closes With Russian Band Works, Choral Requiem
- Apr 4 2014 Left Brain, Right Brain: 21st Century Science and Chemistry of Wine and Winemaking on Tap, April 17
- Apr 2 2014 Trio Navarro Evokes The Memory Of A Great Cellist
- Mar 28 2014 SSU Comes Together to Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
- Mar 25 2014 Trio Ariadne Offers Free Performance of "Quartet for the End of Time," April 16
- Mar 25 2014 "Divergent Acts" Features Current Work by Sculpture Alumni, April 1- July 12
- Mar 12 2014 Ian Cauble Returns to Share His Journey as the Youngest Master Sommelier
- Mar 10 2014 Meet the SSU Trumpet Supergroup: Mix Jazz and Classic, Add Virtuosity and Shake, March 30
- Mar 10 2014 Remarkable French Play by Charlette Delbo, Holocaust Playwright, Staged April 2
- Mar 10 2014 UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY: West Coast Ink: Printmaking from San Diego to Seattle, March 13-April 13
- Mar 7 2014 New Music Ensemble, Ariadne Clarinetist Join Forces on March 12
- Mar 6 2014 Cindy Stearns Offers New Research on "Breastfeeding Professionals and the Bodywork of Breastfeeding Mothers," March 11
- Mar 6 2014 It is All Girl Power in "She Kills Monsters," a Comedy-Adventure Homage to Geek Warriors
- Mar 6 2014 LECTURE: Occupy Movement Camps are Part of a Nature as Public Culture Tradition, March 14
- Mar 3 2014 New Music Ensemble, Ariadne Clarinetist Join Forces on March 12
- Mar 3 2014 Writers at Sonoma Bring Poets Gillian Conoley and Todd Melicker Reading New Works, March 4
- Mar 3 2014 Dolores Huerta to Speak on Legacy of Social Justice for Working Poor, Women, and Education, March 27
- Mar 3 2014 Wind Band Festival to Foster Education, Camaraderie
- Feb 17 2014 Geri Olson Explores Documenting a Life Through "Diaries, Letters, Scrapbooks and Journals," Feb. 18
- Feb 14 2014 Classical Guitarist Eric Cabalo Takes Listeners On Musical Journey, Feb. 21
- Feb 11 2014 Jazz Guest Artist Nicole Yarling Wears Many Hats
- Feb 10 2014 Geology Lecture Series Kicks off With UC Project Scientist
- Feb 4 2014 Ezra Explores "The Trials of of Muhammad Ali," Feb. 11
- Feb 3 2014 Cynthia Boaz Presents "The Sufferin' Suffragists": An Analysis of the Strategy and Tactics that Gave Women the Vote"
- Jan 29 2014 SSU's "Fiddler on the Roof" Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Legendary Broadway musical
- Jan 16 2014 Art From the Heart 2014: Art Gallery 30th Annual Benefit Auction Set for Jan. 18
- Jan 16 2014 Carnegie Hall East Meets West: Trio Ariadne and Musical Guests Bridge the Gap
- Jan 16 2014 SSU Music Department Announces Weill Hall Spring Series
- Jan 13 2014 "Never Again?" 2014 Holocaust Lecture Series Promises to Explore New Ground
- Nov 26 2013 Art and Science Try a New Dance: The Soundscape Project Brings the Rhythms of Nature to the Stage
- Nov 13 2013 Trio Navarro Announces 2013-14 Season
- Nov 12 2013 "Out of the Box: New Work from a New Generation" Opens in University Library Gallery
- Nov 12 2013 Melinda Milligan Explores Strategies of Preservation in Historic Home Tours
- Nov 4 2013 A Better Way of Death Explored by Investigative Journalist Katy Butler, Nov. 12
- Oct 25 2013 Steve Estes Explores the Decline of the PB&J, an American Staple
- Oct 21 2013 "Orange Is the New Black" author to speak at SSU, Nov. 18
- Oct 16 2013 Sustainability Week Offers Student Projects, Lecture Series
- Oct 16 2013 The Real Jerry Brown and Political Campaign Pioneers Whitaker and Baxter Topics of Library Talk
- Oct 16 2013 Dr. Sue Rosser Presents Lecture on Gender Bias in the Sciences, Oct. 21
- Oct 15 2013 Native American Heritage Month Begins Oct. 17
- Oct 8 2013 SSU announces theater and dance season for 2013-2014
- Oct 5 2013 Hoodhenge: Art Professor's Car Hoods Pay Tribute to Stonehenge
- Oct 3 2013 Weill Hall Artists-in-Residence Debut with Free Concert, Oct. 11
- Oct 3 2013 Classical Guitarist Jason Vieaux Delivers Consummate Artistry, Oct. 18
- Oct 3 2013 Writers at Sonoma presents Fall 2013 Season: Voices from the Postmodern American Poetry Anthology Katy Butler's Memoir and Investigative Reporting
- Sep 24 2013 Jazz Forum Hosts Living Legends, Rising Stars
- Sep 10 2013 National Hispanic Heritage Month at SSU, Sept. 15-Oct. 15
- Aug 30 2013 "From Death to Life in Ancient Bahrain" Unveils Customs, Faces of Ancient Society in First Traveling Exhibit
- Aug 29 2013 SSU's War and Peace Lecture Series Looks at Intelligence Communities, the Internet and More
- Aug 26 2013 Trio Ariadne Set To Begin Year-Long Residency at SSU
- Aug 22 2013 Two Lectures Address Themes of Racial Equality - and the Inequalities that Remain
- Aug 22 2013 University Art Gallery Opens With "25 Years, 25 Artists: The Painting Students of Mark Perlman"
- Aug 19 2013 SFI Fall Screenings Feature Local Premieres, Inspiring Documentaries and Classic Cinema
- May 2 2013 Library's Digital Exhibit Brings Waterways to Life
- May 1 2013 Horn Soloist from Iceland Performs With Wind Ensemble, May 5
- Apr 27 2013 A Theatrical Journey Through Copeland Creek Ends the WaterWorks Season
- Apr 24 2013 Alvin Ailey Dance Legacy Residency is a Revelation for SSU Dance Students
- Apr 8 2013 Manuel Vargas Lectures on "Negligence and Responsibility"
- Apr 5 2013 Spring Ahead with a Variety of Events Honoring Asian Heritage and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
- Apr 4 2013 An Evening with Dr. Cornel West, April 11
- Apr 2 2013 English Professor Unmasks "The Real Medieval Game of Thrones," April 6
- Apr 2 2013 No Limits. SSU Observes Disability Awareness Month in April
- Mar 25 2013 OMG. Be Prepared to be Starstruck by MasterCard Performance Series at Weill Hall in 2013-14
- Mar 15 2013 Diane Schuur Appearance at SSU Falls Victim to Sequestration
- Mar 11 2013 Juried Student Art Exhibition 2013
- Mar 11 2013 New Music Festival To Feature Visiting Composers, Premieres
- Mar 8 2013 Ann Lauterbach Brings her Adventurous Poetry to Writers at Sonoma, March 12
- Mar 4 2013 March into Women's History Month
- Mar 4 2013 Saving Point Reyes Seashore: "Rebels With a Cause" Documentary Coming to SSU
- Feb 22 2013 SSU Panel Answers the Question "What Can We Do To Curb Gun Violence?" on Feb. 26.
- Feb 18 2013 Matt Wilson and Arts & Crafts Come to Weill Hall
- Feb 15 2013 Wednesdays @ 1 Jazz Forums Resume at SSU
- Feb 15 2013 Water Works Flows Into Spring with a Symposium, Lectures and a Journey Along a Creek
- Feb 11 2013 College Dance Residency Offers Free Public Lectures Exploring Alvin Ailey's Contribution to Modern Dance
- Feb 7 2013 30th Annual Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series Plants "Seeds of Remembrance" at SSU
- Jan 24 2013 "Why Women Still Can't Have it All" Subject of Feb. 6 Panel
- Jan 18 2013 Weill Hall Artists-in-Residence Come to SSU this Summer
- Jan 4 2013 SFI Spring Line up Features Local Premieres, Inspiring Documentaries and Classic Cinema
- Jan 4 2013 "Carmina Burana" Auditions for Weill Hall Performance Open to Community Singers
- Nov 27 2012 Renowned poet Alice Notley at SSU, Nov. 29
- Nov 9 2012 Weill Hall provides backdrop for chamber music concerts
- Nov 9 2012 A Night Filled with Poetry by Writers at Sonoma
- Oct 26 2012 SSU Music to Host Jazz, Symphonic Band and Choral Invitationals
- Oct 26 2012 "Water Works" Continues to Flow with November Line-up
- Oct 15 2012 Deciphering the History of the World's Oceans with Single-Celled Fossils, Oct. 15
- Oct 10 2012 Publishing Work in the 21st Century Focus of First Writers at Sonoma Event
- Oct 9 2012 Gala Choral Event at Weill Hall to Benefit Food Bank
- Sep 26 2012 Little Rock Nine's Melba Patillo Beals Discusses "Warriors Don't Cry," Sept. 27
- Sep 12 2012 Angeles Arrien to Kick-off Wisdom Traditions Series
- Sep 12 2012 It Matters! Lecture Series Designed to Inspire Election Participation