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    October 1, 2004   
    Contact: Jean Wasp, Media Relations Coordinator, (707) 664-2057


Media Calendar for October 3-9

BLACKBOARDS—Set in a mountain pass on the Iran-Iraq border,this film is about a man who carries a blackboard on his back and devotes his life to teaching frightened refugees to read and write. Admission is $4.50, $4 for non-SSU students and seniors, $3 for SFI members and children under 12, free for SSU students. Sonoma Film Institute. 4 p.m. Sunday, October 3, Warren Auditorium, (707) 664-2606.

--Dr. David J. Lamb ('94) of 3M Company’s Optical Systems Division will discuss the consumer liquid crystal display (LCD) industry and how 3M’s microreplication and multiplayer technologies have revolutionized the manner in which these displays are illuminated. What Physicists Do Lecture Series. 4 p.m. , Monday, Oct. 4, Darwin 108, (707) 664-2119.

— Kick-off of “Unity through Diversity Month” with the SSU Intercultural Center. This event will showcase the talent of the ICC organizations such as Sorority, Inc., Danza Mexica Coyulxauqui, Movimiento Estudiantíl Chicano/a de Aztlan, and others! Noon, Tuesday, Oct. 5, Darwin Quad, (707) 664-2710.

AN EVENING WITH JIM GARRISON--Jim Garrison, an author with six books to his credit, including “Civilization and the Transformation of Power,” and the co-founder of the State of the World Forum with Mikhail Gorbachev, will speak frankly of his involvement with Soviet-American relations in this lecture. Admission is FREE to students and $5 general admission. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, The Cooperage, (707) 664-2785.

IS MEDIA ONLY THE MESSENGER? HOW THE MEDIA IMPACTS ELECTIONS—A panel discussion moderated by Jonah Raskin, Communication Studies, with panel guests Patricia Kim-Rajal, Chicano & Latino Studies and Marco Calavita, Communication Studies. It Matters! Lecture Series. Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 6, Schulz 3001 (707) 664-4240.

CINEFORUM SPANISH FILM SERIES—Films and documentaries in Spanish. This week’s film will be “Azúcar amarga (Bitter Sugar).” 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, Stevenson Hall 3030, (707) 664-2351.

HOW DOES ONE SEE? —Lecture presented by Joe Latulippe of Montana State University. This talk will explore different cells in the layers that compose the visual system and identify them. We will discuss how we can use mathematics to model these cells, & obtain numerical results to verify this model. M*A*T*H Colloqium. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, Darwin 108, (707) 664-2368.

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?—An exhibit of politicalfabric art of Virginia R. Harris, quilt maker and master fabric artist, challenges the stereotypes of quilt making and the stereotypes of subject matter. Her works will be
exhibited in the Sonoma Student Union InterCultural Center Gallery from Oct. 1 to Oct. 29. Reception for the artist, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, ICC Gallery, (707) 664-2710.

SOFTWARE LOCALIZATION -- WHAT IS IT?—Lecture with Tamami Tokutake of Autodesk in Marin County who will explain localization and the challenges facing the computer profession. The computer graphics industry
will also be discussed. Computer Science Colloquium. Noon, Thursday, Oct. 7, Darwin 108, (707) 664-2667.

BIOLOGY COLLOQUIUM—Lecture presented by Cory Champagne of the SSU Biology Department. Champagne’s lecture will cover the physiological adaptation to fasting in the northern elephant seal. 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, Darwin 108, (707) 664-2189.

LABOR AND SOCIAL ACTION CONFERENCE-- Larry Bensky, an award-winning journalist who has covered national and international events from Iran-Contra to the Democratic and Republican conventions of 2004, will be Friday night’s host to a live teelvison brodcast of the presidential debate between George W. Bush and John Kerry. A town hal lforum follows where local audience members can respond. Cost for the evening is $5-10 sliding scale. 5 p.m. early arrvial recommended. 6 p.m., debate begins. 7:30 p.m. Ttown Hall. Friday, Oct. 8, The Cooperage, (707) 664-2710.

IN THE LIGHT OF REVERENCE—Ten years in the making, this film documents Native American struggles to protect landscapes of spiritual significance. Filmmaker Toby McLeod will appear in person. Admission is $4.50, $4 for non-SSU students and seniors, $3 for SFI members and children under 12, free for SSU students.
Sonoma Film Institute. 7 p.m. ,Friday, Oct. 8, Warren Auditorium, (707) 664-2606.

— Various workshops will be offered including “Is there a future for progressive politics in the golden state?,” “Politics of Hip Hop,” “Eyes on the Fries – Young Workers in the Service Economy,” and “Civil Liberties and the Patriot Act.” The cost for the entire conference including lunch,
appetizers is $55 with limited scholarships available. 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, Warren Auditorium, (707) 664-2710.


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