September 24, 2009

Campus Calendar for the Week of Oct. 11-17

Campus Life

ASP NOONER: THE BEAT METERS - The Beat Meters play their own funk/jazz versions of danceable rock, pop, jazz, and blues covers. Recreating hits from all generations this group has become a hit all across the San Francisco Bay Area. ASP Nooners. Tues., Oct. 6, noon. Darwin Quad.


WEIRD, WILD CARBOCATIONS AND CASCADE REARRANGEMENTS IN TERPENE - Dean Tantillo, University of California at Davis, explores carbocations and cascade rearrangements in Terpene. Series of Chemistry Seminars. Mon., Oct. 12, 3 p.m. Darwin 107.

LIBRARY WORKSHOP: ARTICLES, BOOKS & BEYOND - Articles, Books & Beyond is a workshop designed to lead students through the joy of finding top-notch full-text articles online, locating books & movies and setting up online access to all things library. Mon., Oct. 12, 4 - 4:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 13, 3 - 3:30. Schulz 2016A.

CELLULAR DEFENSES AND EMERGING CONTAMINANTS - Nature McGinn, Bodega Marine Laboratory, discusses multi-drug resistance during early development in marine invertebrates. Biology Colloquium. Tues., Oct. 13, 12 - 1 p.m. Darwin 103. (707) 664-2189.

LIBRARY WORKSHOP: POWERPOINT -Lean how to add sound, music, transition and other higher-end tricks for PowerPoint presentations. Tues., Oct. 13, noon - 12:30 p.m. Schulz 2016A.

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION - Physics Professor Lynn Cominsky explores the science behind weapons of mass destruction and their relationship with war. War and Peace Lecture Series. Tues., Oct. 13, 4 - 5:15 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101.

DADE'S ORDINARY CONJECTURE - Jennifer Mogel, San Jose State University and University of California at Santa Cruz, describes Representation Theory and introduce one of the most interesting and perplexing conjectures in all of Representation Theory, Dade's Ordinary Conjecture.. Weds., Oct. 14, 4 p.m. Darwin 103. M*A*T*H* Colloquium. (707) 664-2368.

CLOSER TO THE TRUTH - The Closer to the Truth Project uses Adam Zucker's film, "Greensboro: Closer to the Truth" to support local reconciliation and justice efforts in communities across the United States. Working closely with grassroots groups and academic institutions on carefully crafted strategic events, the film will become a catalyst for reflection about how the past is linked to the present, and what it might take to heal old wounds. Pizza, salad and brownies will be served. Presented by SSU's Freshman Year Experience, The Dialogue Center and Active Voice. Weds., Oct. 14, 6 - 9:30 p.m. Cooperage.

DEEP PACKET INSPECTION, NET NEUTRALITY AND YOU - Jim Sackman, vice president of Access Development Strategy for Tellabs, explores the far-reaching importance of deep packet inspection. Engineering Sciences Lecture Series. Thurs., Oct. 15, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

A&H FORUM: MUHAMMAD ALI - Michael Ezra, American Multicultural Studies Professor, shares his views on Muhammad Ali's transformation from someone who was reviled by large portions of the American public into an almost universally loved symbol of racial reconciliation and moral authority. Research & Creative Works Forum. Thurs., Oct. 15, noon - 12:55 p.m. Schulz 3001. (707) 664-2146.

ARCHETYPE, INITIATION, CULTURE - Author Thomas Singer focuses on the archetype of initiation in ancient Greece and modern America. Depth Psychology Lecture Series. $25 admission ($30 additional fee for 3 hours CE for psychologists (APA), therapists and social workers (BBS)). Sat., Oct. 17, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cooperage.

Music and Theater

DANCING AT LUGHNASA - In August, 1936, the pagan harvest bonfires burn in the hills above Ballybeg, a small village in Donegal County Ireland. In their modest rural kitchen, five fierce proud sisters, the unmarried Mundy sisters, erupt into a passionate dance of longing and frustration to the music on their new and only luxury, a radio. Michael, the seven-year-old love child of the youngest sister, observes his mother and aunts, and as an adult narrator, remembers them for the audience. Michael recalls this time when his family was on the brink of irreversible change soon to come when homecomings and unexpected departures are to transform their lives forever. An award-winning drama by Ireland's greatest living playwright, Brian Friel. Director Stephanie Hunt appeared as an actress in the 1993 Bay Area premiere of "Dancing at Lughnasa" by the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Tickets $8-$15. Faculty and staff night is Oct. 15. SSU students admitted free. 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9-17, Evert B. Person Theatre. Jenny Parkinson, (707) 664-2325 or visit

SSU LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE - This evening features the best of contemporary and classic Latin jazz from Cuba, South America, the United States and Europe! Compositions by Ruben Blades, Oscar Hernandez, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more! Parent and Family Weekend. Ives 119. Thurs., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. (707) 664-2353.


MY FATHER, MY LORD ("HOFSHAT KAITS") - (2007) Director David Volach presents an intimate and compassionate story about the conflict between a father's love and devotion to religion (Hebrew w/ English subtitles). Sonoma Film Institute. Sun., Oct. 11, 4 - 7 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-2606.

AGE OF CONSENT - (1969) In this Michael Powell film, James Mason plays a painter who returns to his roots on an island off the Great Barrier Reef. Also stars 23-year-old Helen Mirren in her first film appearance. Sonoma Film Institute. Fri., Oct. 16, 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 18, 4 p.m. Warren Auditorium, Ives 101. (707) 664-2606.

FOOD,INC - Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on the nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of government's regulatory agencies. Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joel Salatin. Res Life's Scene It Series. Watch the trailer at 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, Warren Theatre. (707) 664-2382.


stojka4.jpgUSED - University Art Gallery hosts a gala reception to open USED, an art exhibit exploring nontraditional materials that were intended for purposes other than making a work of art. Five California artists- Jedidiah Caesar, Christine Lee, Kristina Lewis, Scott MacLeod and Scott Oliver- are featured. Open Fri., Sept 11 - Sun., Oct 18. Tues. - Fri., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., noon - 4 p.m. Carla Stone. (707) 664-2205.

LIVE-DANCE-PAINT - Ceija Stojka's "Live-Dance-Paint" exhibit depicts her life as a traveling Romani woman before and after World War II, the trauma she and other Roma experienced in the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz, RavensbrÃ…ck, and Bergen-Belsen, and the hope she has for future generations to overcome oppression. Open Mon., August 17 - Fri., Oct. 30. Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat., noon - 5 p.m. Karen Brodsky. (707) 664-4240.

TONY WHITE - Tony White, Emeritus Professor of History, presents a slide show about his recent donation of a collection of Mexican prints to the University Art Gallery. He discusses Taller de Grafica Popular (Popular Graphic Workshop), an important artist collective founded in Mexico in 1936 to create "public art" for popular causes. Though overshadowed by the work of the muralists, it included many of Mexico's finest artists who illustrated and commented on national and international issues through their woodblock prints, linoleum block prints, and lithographs. Artists represented in the collection include Alberto Beltran, Angel Bracho, Arturo Garcia Bustos, Francisco Dosamantes, Pablo O'Higgins, fanny Rabel, Martinez Riadiago, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15. University Art Gallery. Carla Stone, (707) 664-2295.

Jean Wasp
Media Relations Coordinator
University Affairs
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