This film follows seventy-five passionate artists competing in the Van Cliburn Foundation’s International Piano Competition
for Outstanding Amateurs, held every four years in Fort Worth, Texas. Sonoma Film Institute.

• Sun., March 21, 4 p.m., Warren Auditorium


Jeremy Qualls, SSU, introduces his initiative to study new magnetic materials and examines the general nature of magnetism and the challenges ahead for modern magnetic materials.

• Mon., March 22, 4 p.m., Darwin 103. (Coffee, cookies and conversation in the Darwin Lobby begins at 3:30 p.m.)


The world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir is the most respected gospel choir in America today. It travels the globe, sharing its joy of faith through its music, and raising funds for children's charities. They have performed for Nelson Mandela and Pope John Paul II, and have shared the stage with such legendary artists as Bono, Sinead O'Connor, Diana Ross and more.

• Mon., March 22, 8 p.m., Spreckels Auditorium, Rohnert Park


The History Department is pleased to announce the following Women's History Month event. Elaine Leeder (Dean of the School of Social Sciences) will be giving a talk on the anarchist Rose Pesotta, entitled "Studying Bomb Throwers: Learning About Anarchists and Other Terrorists."

• Tues., March 23, noon-12:50 p.m., Salazar 2013 (open to everyone)


Cael Keegan, a University of Buffalo Ph.D. graduate in American Studies, argues that transmale bodies transform mourning into a space for new forms of desire and violence. Queer Studies Lecture Series.

• Tues., March 23, noon-12:50 p.m., Carson 20


Dr. John J. Stachowicz, Department of Evolution and Ecology, and Center for Population Biology Director at UC Davis, lectures.

• Tues., March 23, noon-1 p.m., Darwin 103


Mathilde Mukantabana, M.A. and M.S.W., Cosumnes Community College, and President of Friends of Rwanda Association (FORA). Event is open to all. Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series.

• Tues., March 23, 4 p.m.-5:40 p.m., Warren Auditorium


Dr. Katrin de Guia, author of Kapwa: The Self in the Other, Worldviews and Lifestyles of Filipino Culture-bearers, lectures. The university community is invited, but space is limited. Email Leny Strobel for further information, at strobel@sonoma.edu.

• Wed., March 24, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Salazar 2020


Brigitte Lahme, associate professor of mathematics at SSU, discusses mathematical modeling.

• Wed., March 24, 4 p.m., Darwin 103


Jonah Raskin, communication studies professor at SSU, lectures. Modern Media
Dialogue Series.

• Wed., March 24, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Warren Auditorium


Cricket Liu, Infoblox, Santa Clara, lectures. Computer Science Colloquium 30 Second

• Thurs., March 25, noon, Salazar 2016


John Sullins (philosophy) "Moral Issues in the Use of Robotic Weapon Systems" Arts and Humanities Research and Creative Works Forum.

• Thurs., March 25, 12:05 p.m.-12:55 p.m., Schulz 3001

COMING UP: March 19-28

The Imaginary Invalid Opens at Person Theatre

Sonoma State University's Department of Theatre Arts and Dance presents, "The Imaginary Invalid," a comic farce by Moliere and translated by Martin Sorrell. The performance is directed By Paul Draper, with original music by Hélène Renaut, and dramaturgy by Scott Horstein. "The Imaginary Invalid" is Moliere's very last play, a wild comic ride deep into the imagination of a perfectly healthy man who thinks he is dying, while his wife plots, his children rebel, and his doctors pronounce his imminent demise.

Performance Schedule:

Fri., March 19 at 7:30 p.m. (Opening Night)
Sat., March 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Sun., March 21 at 5 p.m.
Tues., March 23 at 7:30 p.m.*
Wed., March 24 at 6:30 p.m. (Faculty/Staff Night)
Thurs., March 25 at 7:30 p.m. *
Sat., March 27 at 7:30 p.m. (Final Performance)

Performances on Tues., March 23 and Thurs., March 25 will be followed by post-show discussions with the cast and director. A pre-show talk by Moliere scholar and SSU alum, Dr. Stephen Fleck, takes place at 5 p.m. on Wed., March 24. Fleck will discuss how "The Imaginary Invalid" helped to invent opera.

All performances take place in Evert B. Person Theatre. General admission is $15, $12 for faculty, alumni and seniors, $8 for non-SSU students, and free for SSU students with a valid ID. Group and family rates are also available. for more information, visit the School of Performing Arts website, or call the Box Office at 4-2353.

Women's History Month Events Continue Through March

Vagina Monologues - For the third year running, a group of dedicated women at Sonoma State are performing Eve Enslers famed play "The Vagina Monologues." All proceeds from the performances go to help survivors of violence against women locally and internationally. The Vagina Monologues is made up of a number of monologues read by different women. Every monologue somehow relates to the vagina, be it through sex, love, rape, menstruation, mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm, the variety of names for the vagina, or simply as a physical aspect of the body. A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality. March 18-20, 8 p.m., Cooperage Tickets available in the Student Union. $5 for students $10 faculty and staff, $15 general public

An Evening w/ Jean Kilbourne - World renowned author, Jean Kilbourne, will be speaking about the importance and often devastating effect of advertising on addiction in her lecture "Deadly Persuasion: Addiction and Advertising." Tues., March 23, 7:30 p.m., Cooperage Free for SSU students, staff and faculty, $15 general (Tickets available at the Student Union and online)

"What Can I Do? Lecture Series" featuring United Against Sexual Assault - As an active partner in the effort to ending sexual violence in the community Sonoma State's Associated Students Productions have invited UASA "United Against Sexual Assault of Sonoma County" to SSU for a lecture on teaching ways to prevent sexual assault and how to eliminate sexual violence on our campus and in our community. Wed., March 24, 7 p.m., Student Union MPR Admission is free.

Upcoming Concerts at the School of Performing Arts

• Senior Recital: Luke Vranna, Horn
      Fri., March 19, 7:30 p.m., Ives 119

• Student Composers Concert
      Sat., March 20, 7:30 p.m., Ives 119

• Instrumental Repertory and Chamber Ensemble Recital
      Tues., March 23, Noon, Ives 119

For more information, visit the School of Performing Arts website or call the Box Office at 4-2353.

Symphonic Winds Across The County

Andy Collinsworth Conducting

The Sonoma State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Andy Collinsworth, will play in two joint concerts in Santa Rosa on March 24 and 25.

On March 24 the SSU wind ensemble will share a program with the Maria Carrillo High School Wind Ensemble, Justin Enright conductor. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at Maria Carrillo High School, 6975 Montecito Boulevard, Santa Rosa. General admission is $8 and free of charge to any students with ID.

On March 25 the SSU wind ensemble will share a program with the Santa Rosa Junior College Wind Ensemble, Joe Perrea conductor. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Burbank Auditorium on the SRJC campus, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for faculty and students with ID.

For more information call the Music Department at 4-2324 or visit the School of Performing Arts website.

Envisioning Another World: How Grassroots Activism Affects Welfare Mothers' Perspective on Poverty Policy

Sheila KatzIn this installment of the Women’s and Gender Studies Departments Spring 2010 Faculty Research Colloquia, "Gendered Intersections," Sheila Katz (right) of the sociology department explores women, welfare and poverty policy. Her lecture takes place Mon., March 29 from noon-1 p.m. in Stevenson 2011.

Through longitudinal research with women on welfare pursuing higher education since the 1996 welfare reforms, Katz explores how women on welfare would change poverty policy, including welfare regulations. These multiple perspectives of women on welfare are important to consider when crafting social policies because the women have lived experience with the social policies that most crafting these policies do not. In this discussion, Katz will explore how the narratives and policy suggestions of women on welfare who are involved in a grassroots welfare-rights organization differ significantly from women on welfare who are not.

Educational Expert Martin Carnoy Lectures on How Diversity Makes Smart Economic Policy

CarnoyAn international perspective on how diversity and social justice make smart economic policy is the topic of a free public lecture by Dr. Martin Carnoy (left) at 7 p.m. on Thurs,, April 1 in Person Theatre. He hosts a question-and- answer style discussion with students and faculty members from 3-4:30 p.m. the same day in Schulz 3001. A book signing follows the 7 p.m. lecture. The title of the lecture is "Educational Equity and Social Justice as Smart Economic Policy: An International Perspective."

Dr. Carnoy is a labor economist with a special interest in the political economy of the educational system. Studying all aspects of educational policy, and focusing more specifically on what happens inside schools that affects students and their ability to learn, Dr. Carnoy has done extensive research specific to diversity within schools internationally, and offers a great deal of insight to anyone interested in discussing his research at his lecture, in which he will be addressing the issues of minority education, both here in the United States and internationally.

Dr. Carnoy blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and his expertise can be reviewed at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/martin-carnoy. This event co-sponsored by the the Andrea Neves and Barton Evans Social Justice Lecture Series and the Heritage Lecture Series. It is hosted by the School of Education and the School of Social Sciences. For further information, contact Pam Van Halsema, School of Education, at 4-2132.


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