Library Lectures

Lectures

Will return in 2013

University Library Arts & Lectures Program

Mission

The Arts and Lectures program in the University Library strives to enrich the intellectual, educational, and cultural life of the Sonoma State community. The program provides a venue for people to come together to share ideas through art, lectures, and discussions. Using a variety of locations within the Information Center, the program supports the liberal arts mission of the University. Activities are designed to explore a diversity of ideas, values, and intellectual and artistic expressions. Emphasis is placed on exposure to library collections, research interests of SSU faculty, staff, and students, and regional issues including the support of local cultural initiatives and curriculum.

University Library Art Gallery

The University Library Art Gallery displays works of art by students, professional artists, selections from the University Library's unique collections, and material from traveling exhibitions. The University Library Art Gallery works closely with the University Art Gallery to ensure exhibits demonstrate and maintain aesthetic standards and professional quality characteristic of a university setting. The University Library Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the Information Center.

The University Library Art Gallery schedules exhibits throughout the year, with a minimum length of 4 weeks. Exhibition proposals are reviewed twice a year by the University Library Gallery Committee.

University Library Display Cases

Display cases are used to promote campus events, campus discussions, and library collections. Display cases may also be used to promote community cultural events. Display case exhibits are in place for at least four weeks. Display proposals are reviewed on an on-going basis. Display cases in the library are located in clusters throughout the building.

University Library Lectures

Schulz 3001 is reserved to provide a gathering place for people to come together to listen, learn, and discuss. Lectures and readings organized by the University Library Arts & Lectures Committee include presentations of faculty research, author readings, and other events of interest. On occasion, the room is available for use by campus and community groups.

Wall Art

On occasion, the library displays art on the walls in the public areas. However, the walls are not scheduled on a regular basis. Proposals should be addressed to the Library Gallery Committee and expressly state the intended locations.


Policies

Exhibit Proposals

Proposals for both the University Library Art Gallery and the Library display cases are accepted on an ongoing basis. Proposals for the gallery are reviewed twice a year. Proposals for the display cases are reviewed regularly. Detailed information for exhibition proposals can be found in the Exhibition Proposal guidelines.

Lecture Proposals

All lectures must support the mission of the Arts & Lectures program. All lectures are open to the public. A written proposal must be submitted to the Arts & Lectures Coordinator. Proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis by the Arts & Lectures Coordinator and the Library Dean. See the Lecture Proposal guidelines for more information.

Insurance

Insurance documentation is required through SSU for each exhibit. A form must be filled out detailing the title, physical dimensions, medium, value, etc of the works being exhibited. This form is handled by the Library Operations Director (3rd floor Administration Office) who works with necessary campus departments to secure adequate insurance. This form should be completed at least one month prior to installation. Upon receipt of any work and prior to installation, the library is responsible for completing a "Condition Report" for each item received.

Publicity

Publicity for University Library Arts & Lectures activities is handled through the Arts & Lectures Coordinator. All Arts & Lectures activities will minimally include an event announcement distributed on campus and via Arts & Lectures mailing list and a press release distributed to all appropriate venues. Exhibitors are expected to provide necessary information for creating press releases at least 4 weeks prior to installation. The Arts & Lectures Coordinator works closely with the University Affairs office in preparation and distribution of promotional materials.

Opening Receptions

The University Library has no budget for hosting receptions for display case exhibits. Receptions for exhibits in the University Library Gallery or for lectures are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Deaccessioning Policy

The University Library Art Gallery adheres to the policies established by the University Art Gallery for deaccessioning materials.

Acquisition Policy

The University Library Art Gallery adheres to the policies established by the University Art Gallery for acquiring materials.


Guidelines

Gallery Exhibit Proposals

Proposals for exhibits in the University Library Art Gallery are accepted throughout the year and reviewed on a twice per year basis. The Gallery Committee, consisting of the Library Dean, Director of the University Gallery, and Coordinator of the University Library Arts and Lectures program, are charged with reviewing all proposals and scheduling all exhibits. Exhibits are scheduled throughout the year, and run an average of six weeks. The Gallery calendar is planned at least one year in advance.

Individuals or groups interested in proposing an exhibit are encouraged to speak to one of the members of the gallery committee prior to submitting a proposal. Proposals are reviewed for their appropriateness to the mission of the University Library Arts and Lectures program. Individuals must submit proposals in writing.

  • Proposals should be submitted at least one year in advance of the desired exhibition date.
  • Proposals must include full name and complete resume of all contributing artists, a description of each object to be displayed (including size, weight, nature of material, value, and title).
  • If the exhibit has been shown before, the proposal should include the dates and places of prior exhibitions and exhibition catalogues, if available.
  • Exhibition proposals and resumes will be kept on file in the office of the University Library Arts & Lectures Coordinator for a minimum of two years with action noted.
  • It is the policy of the gallery to host two students exhibits per academic year. The University Library Art Gallery will not be in the habit of presenting one-person shows of work by either students or its faculty; however, under extraordinary circumstances exceptions will be made.
  • It is the policy of this gallery to accept and consider proposals of one-person shows of work by professional artists not on the University staff or a student at the University.
  • Budget for exhibits is limited. It is important for outside exhibitors to help secure necessary funding for exhibits.

Display Case Exhibit Proposals

Proposals for exhibits in the University Library Display Cases are reviewed throughout the year. The Coordinator of the Library Arts and Lectures program or designee is charged with reviewing proposals for the display cases. Exhibits run an average of eight weeks. The display case calendar is planned at least four months in advance. The Arts and Lectures Coordinator works closely with other campus departments to create a variety of exhibits.

  • Individuals/groups must submit proposals in writing describing the exhibit.
  • Proposals should be submitted at least four months in advance of the desired exhibition date. Individuals are encouraged to contact the University Library Arts and Lectures Coordinator prior to submitting a proposal.
  • If the exhibit has been shown before, the proposal should include the dates and places of prior exhibitions and exhibition catalogues, if available.
  • Exhibition proposals will be kept on file in the office of the University Library Arts and Lectures Coordinator for a minimum of two years with action noted.
  • Proposals are reviewed for their appropriateness to the University Library Arts and Lectures mission and such additional factors as:
    • Educational content
    • Timeliness in regards to other SSU events.
  • Any costs incurred are the responsibility of the exhibitor.

Exhibit Preparation

Once a proposal has been accepted, the Display Exhibitor and the University Library Arts and Lectures Coordinator will meet to determine:

  • Specific dates
  • Installation and removal schedule
  • Specifics about the exhibit items
  • Installation design

Lecture Proposals

Proposals for lectures in the University Library are reviewed throughout the year. The Coordinator of the Library Arts and Lectures program is charged with reviewing proposals. Final decisions are made by the Arts and Lectures Coordinator and the Library Dean. The lecture schedule is planned at least four months in advance.

  • Individuals/groups must submit proposals in writing describing the lecture.
  • Proposals should be submitted at least four months in advance of the desired lecture date.
  • Individuals are encouraged to contact the Arts and Lectures Coordinator prior to submitting a proposal.
  • If the lecture has been given before, the proposal should include the dates and places of prior engagements.
  • Lecture proposals will be kept on file in the office of the University Library Arts and Lectures Coordinator for a minimum of two years with action noted.
  • Proposals are reviewed for their appropriateness to the University Library Arts and Lectures mission and such additional factors as:
    • Educational content
    • Timeliness in regards to other SSU events.
  • Individuals will receive a formal confirmation letter upon acceptance of their proposal, which establishes a contract for reservation of space and outlines specifics.
  • Any costs incurred are the responsibility of the outside group.

For More Information

If you need further information, contact the University Library Arts and Lectures Coordinator, Karen Brodsky.

Past Lectures

2012 |2011 |2010 |2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

2012

It Matters!  Engage. Participate. Vote!

Lectures at noon in Schulz 3001.  University Library Art Gallery.  Agents of Change: Art as Activism.  August 16 to Nov 8, 2012

  • September 13
  • Voter Reg & Art Party
  • 4:00 to 6:00 PM @ University Library Gallery
  • Come meet the artists exhibited in "Agents of Change: Art as Activism" and Register to Vote with the Sonoma County Registrar. Eat some cake and celebrate our right to vote and voice dissent.
  • September 19
  • Constitution Day Discussion
  • Is the Constitution Under Attack?
  • Speakers:
    • Eric Williams, Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • Richard Hertz, Political Science
  • Moderated by the Political Science Department
  • Annual event celebrating the US constitution. This year we will ask the question "Is the Constitution under attack?"
  • September 25
  • Green Party's candidate for President, Dr. Jill Stein
  • 1:00 to 2:00 PM @ Evert B. Person Theater
  • October 2
  • An Unlikely Monument: The History of Sonoma State University's Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Grove
  • 5:00 PM in Schulz 3001
  • Presented by James Bleifus and sponsored by the SSU History Dept
  • October 3
  • Taxes & The Economy
  • Panel by the School of Business and Economics
  • Panel discussion lead by SBE looks at the economy and taxes in this election cycle. And how it really does impact you.
  • October 3
  • Prop 30 Info and Voter Registration Event! You only vote once.
  • 5:30-7:00pm Cooperage
  • Sponsored by Associated Students
  • October 10
  • Gender, Race, and Class in 2012 Elections
  • Panel by the Women & Gender Studies Department
  • Is there a war on women? is this election about class? does race fit play a factor? A panel sponsored by WGS will help answer these questions.
  • October 17
  • Deciphering the Ballot
  • Panel by Students from POLS 484
  • In addition to the Presidential election there are many important intiatives on the ballot. Students from POLS 484 will shed light on the most important ones.
  • November 7
  • Post Election Wrap Up
  • So what just happened and why?
  • Join Professor David McCuan as he moderates a panel of these distinguished Sonoma County politicos:
    • Dr. Ruben Armiñana, SSU President
    • Paul Gullixson and Jim Sweeney, Press Democrat
    • Gabe Meline, The Bohemian
    • Caroline Banuelos, SR City Council

It Matters (283K)


SSU Library Celebrates Women's History Month

XX: Women, Art & Science

March 1 - March 31, 2012

University Library Art Gallery

Reception March 1, 2012 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Women and Science Lecture Series at Noon in Schulz 3001

  • March 7:
    Suzanne Rivoire, SSU Computer Science and Julie Silk, Executive Director Expanding Your Horizons
  • March 14:
    Lynda Williams, media performance artist and physicist a.k.a The Physics Chanteuse
  • March 21:
    Carmen Works, SSU Chemistry and Shona Mookerjee, SSU Biology

2011

immigration: humanity on the move

Generations upon generations of people from everywhere in the world have crossed national borders to find a better life, to escape tyranny and persecution, to share ideas.  In a climate of inflamed rhetoric, fear, and misunderstanding we as nation of immigrants appear to be losing tolerance for immigration and immigrants.  What does this mean for our lives?

This series Immigration: Humanity on the Move will explore many of the complexities surrounding immigration.  Please join us. All events are free and open to the public. Discussions take place in Schulz 3001 @ Noon.


  • 2/9/11
  • Overview
  • Kevin Johnson, Dean UC Davis Law School
    Internationally recognized immigration expert Dean Kevin Johnson will open our series and frame some of the issues surrounding immigration.Dean Johnson has published extensively on immigration law and policy, racial identity, and civil rights. His book Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink its Borders and Immigration Laws (2007) has influenced the national debate over immigration reform. More information on Kevin Johnson.
  • 2/23/11 
  • Immigration 101
    SSU Professors Patricia Kim-Rajal and Daniel Malpica, along with Maureen McSorley, Sonoma County Immigration Attorney, will lead a discussion on the topics to be discussed in the series as well as many of the current legal issues faced by immigrants in Sonoma County and California.
  • 3/9/11
  • Global Impacts
    David Bacon, national immigration expert and noted photographer will address some of the implications of what it means to be part of a society migrating across many borders throughout the world.
  • 3/23/11
  • Community Services
    Deborah Roberts, SSU and Jewish Community Free Clinic, Chris Bell, North Bay Sponsoring Committee Susan Shaw, North Bay Organizing Project, Davin Cardenas, Graton Day Labor Center
    These local community activists will discuss immigration issues from a grassroots perspective.
  • 4/6/11
  • Economic Implications
    SSU Professor Chong-Uk Kim, SRJC Professor Marty Bennett, and a representative from the Graton Day Labor Center will help us unravel some of the economics surrounding immigration from a macro and micro perspective.
  • 4/27/11
  • Human Trafficking
    Jennifer Lynne Musto from UCLA and Annie Fukushima, The SAGE Project, Inc. will discuss this all too real and frightening topic affects not only people throughout the world but also in our own backyards.These speakers will help us understand the implications of human trafficking and shed some light on ways to help eradicate this injustice.
  • TBA
  • Imaginist Theater
    The innovative local theater company, will present a unique performance about life on the borders.Stay tuned for more specific date, time, location.
  • Art Exhibition
  • Miracles on the Border: Folk Paintings of Mexican Migrants to the U.S. Produced by Princeton University and the University of Guadalajara, this exhibition displays retablos that express the most prominent concerns of the immigrants who dedicated them, giving us direct Mexican perspectives on migrations.
  • Partners:
    • University Library
      Department of Chicano and Latino Studies
      Associate Student Productions
      Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
      Department of Theater Arts
      Multi-Cultural Center Residential Life

2010

10th Anniversary Lectures

  • September. 29, 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Library Art Gallery
  • Michael Schwager, Professor Art History & Director SSU Art Gallery
  • Gallery Talk, The Message and The Medium: The Library Turns 10
  • October. 13, 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Schulz 3001
  • Dale Dougherty, editor of Make and longtime O'Reilly Media guru, has provocative ideas about education and what it should be. He will talk about Hands-on Literacy and the Future of Libraries.
  • October 20, 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Schulz 3001
  • Roy Tennant, expert on library and information technologies, and founder of several online communities, will shake up our views on digital directions.
  • October. 13, 20, 27, Noon, Schulz 3001
  • Talks on Texts 2, New SSU faculty reflect on meaningful "texts"
  • October 13 - Alexis Boutin, Anthropology; Carlos de Villasante, Art; Joe Marquez, Library
  • October 20 - Rebecca Bryan, Kinesiology; Ajay Gehlawat, Hutchins
  • October 27 - Laura Naumann, Psychology; Suzanne Rivoire, Computer Science

2010

Lecture series exploring meaning and issues around sustainability

  • March 3 - Jonah Raskin, Communications Dept. and Guests discuss Raskin's book Field Days: A Year of Farming, Eating, and Drinking Wine in Northern California
  • March 10 - Sascha von Meier, Environmental Studies and Planning and Karina Nielsen, Biology
  • March 17 - Debora Hammond, Hutchins and Jeff Baldwin, Geography

2009

Siquieros and the Mexican Mural Movement

On April 28, Tony White, OLLI instructor and Professor Emeritus, History, will discuss his recent book, Siquerios, Biography of a Revolutionary Artist, and make a slide presentation on "Siquerios and the Mexican Mural Movement" at noon in the Cooperage, followed by a book signing.

David Alfaro Siqueiros (1896-1974) was a revolutionary artist and lifetime activist whose biography reads like an epic novel. A founder of the Mexican Mural Movement and one of the great artists of the twentieth century, he painted murals in Mexico, Los Angeles, Chile, Cuba and Argentina, several of which provoked censorship. Critical of trends in modern art, he challenged fellow artists in journals which he published. In his search for a modern realism, he explored the use of new materials, techniques and equipment, which he corporated into his art. His final project, the largest mural ever painted, integrated architecture, sculpture and mural painting.

Radicalized by his experiences in the Mexican Revolution, he organized miners, commanded front-line troops in Spain and led an armed assault on Trotsky's headquarters in Mexico City. He was imprisoned for militant activities in Mexico and was exiled or deported from Mexico, the United States, Argentina and Spain. Sentenced to eight years in prison in 1960, he painted several hundred canvases before his release in 1964. Because he expressed his views on contemporary issues, and was linked to major figures in art and politics, his life story reads like a capsule history of modern Mexico and the twentieth century, complete with intrigue, adventure and romance.

2008

It Matters! Engage. Participate. Vote

Sonoma State University is pleased to announce a unique and timely collaborative program for the fall 2008 semester titled It Matters! Engage. Participate. Vote. Coordinated through the University Library, the program is designed to provide students, faculty, staff and the community an opportunity to explore together many of the "hot" issues in the November election.It Matters! Engage. Participate. Vote. features art exhibitions, brown bag discussions, class projects, and voter education events.

  • Wednesday, September 17 at noon in Schulz 3001 (Constitution Day)
  • War and the Economy -- moderator David McCuan, Associate Professor, Political Science Department
    • Paul Gullixson, Editorial Director, Press Democrat
    • Steve Cuellar, Associate Professor, Economics Department
  • Wednesday, September 24 at noon in Schulz 3001
  • Oil and Energy
    • Jeff Baldwin, Lecturer, Geography Department
    • Sascha von Meier, Professor, Environmental Studies and Planning Department
  • Wednesday, October 1 at noon in Schulz 3001
  • The Environment
    • Laura Watt, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Planning Department
    • Caroline Christian, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Planning Department
  • Wednesday, October 15 at noon in Schulz 3001
  • Pre-Election Ballot Discussion
    • Presented by students from the Political Science Department
  • Wednesday, October 22 at noon in Schulz 3001
  • Race and Gender
    • Catherine Nelson, Professor, Political Science Department
    • Don Romesburg, Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies Department
  • Wednesday, October 29 at noon in Schulz 3001
  • Immigration
    • Daniel Malpica, Assistant Professor, Department of Chicano and Latino Studies
    • Patricia Kim-Rajal, Assistant Professor, Department of Chicano and Latino Studies
  • Wednesday, November 5 at noon in Schulz 3001
  • Post Election -- moderator David McCuan, Associate Professor Political Science Department
    • Ruben Armiñana, President, SSU
    • Pete Golis, Columnist and Blogger, Press Democrat

Sonoma State University Library to host Letís Talk About It: Jewish Literature Reading and Discussion Series

The University Library at Sonoma State will host a free, five-part reading and discussion series called Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature - Identity and Imagination. The series, which will take place during the fall semester, explores Jewish literature and culture through scholar-led discussions of contemporary and classic books on the theme "Between Two Worlds: Stories of Estrangement and Homecoming."

The University Library is one of over 250 libraries nationwide receiving grants to host the series developed by Nextbook and the American Library Association (ALA). Local support for the series is provided by SSUís Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, Hillel of Sonoma County, and the Santa Rosa Junior College Library - Petaluma campus.

"We are thrilled to have been selected to host this unique series that will allow people a chance to participate in discussions on themes in Jewish literature. It is a great opportunity for students and community members to share in close dialogue - all under the guidance of our dedicated scholar, Anne Goldman, from the SSU English department," said Karen Brodsky, University Library Arts and Lectures Program Director.

Each program will begin with a brief lecture by Professor Goldman, after which participants will exchange their own responses to and ideas about the featured reading. Participants will have access to each book, so participation is limited.The first program will explore Exodus, the Second Book of Moses, and will be held on September 25 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm in room 3001 of the University Library. The remaining books and dates are as follows: Lost in Translation by Eva Hoffman on October 2, 2008; Moacyr Scliar's The Centaur in the Garden on October 30, 2008; Allegra Goodman's Kaaterskill Falls on November 13, 2008 and Out of Egypt by André Aciman on December 4, 2008.

Sonoma State Professor Anne Goldman teaches 19th and 20th century American literature in the Department of English. Her most recent work includes an essay on the author Saul Bellow and an assessment of the work of Mark Rothko and Marc Chagall. Her current book project, Worlds of Light: Jewish American Culture in the Twentieth Century, was funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant in 2006.

2007

CITIZENS OF THE WORLD: ON COMMON GROUND?

World Location Dates

Central and South America

02/15/07 Thursday, Noon

Rob Eyler
Economics Department

Rob McNamara
Political Science Department

03/01/07 Thursday, Noon

Dolly Friedel
Geography Department

Paula Hammett
University Library

John Wingard
Anthropology Department


Europe

03/15/06 Thursday, Noon

"Will Russia Still Exist in 2107?"

Steve Bittne
History Department

Zeno Swijtink
Political Science Philosophy

03/29/07 Thursday, Noon

Michaela Grobbel
German Program, Modern Languages & Literatures Department

Christine Renaudin
French Program, Modern Languages & Literatures

Tania de Miguel Magro
Spanish Program, Modern Languages & Literatures

North America

04/19/07 Thursday, Noon

Patricia Kim-Rajal
Chicano & Latino Studies Department

Tryon Woods
Criminology and Criminal Justice

05/03/07 Thursday, Noon

"The Local Meets the Global: The Battle for Not-So-Scarce Resources"

Mike Ezrai
American Multicultural Studies Department

Paula Lane
Education

Finale

05/10/07

Weapons of Mass Destruction and Global Climate Change

Lynn Cominsky, Astronomy & Physics
Karina Nielsen, Biology

2006

CITIZENS OF THE WORLD: ON COMMON GROUND?

SCHULZ ROOM 3001

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Thursday, 09/28/06 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm

NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES & TIME MACHINES: A JOURNALISTíS TALES

ROBERT ROSENTHAL: Managing Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle

World Location Date

AFRICA

09/28/06 Thursday, Noon

Cathy Kroll
English Department
African Literature: The Missing Dialogue

Myrna Goodman
Department Chair, Sociology
Student Activism in Response to African Genocide

Mutombo 'Panya
Hutchins School of Liberal Studies
Western Wars on African Soil

10/05/06 Thursday, Noon

Karin Enstam
Anthropology Department
Poaching: Environmental and Economic Impacts in Africa

Rheyna Laney
Geography Department
Bearing the Burden: Village Life & Biodiversity Reserves

Richard Zimmer
Anthropology Department
It's the Global Economy, Stupid

MIDDLE EAST

10/12/06 Thursday, Noon

Bill Poe
History Department
Testing Historical Metaphors: Conflict in the Middle East

Barry Preisler
Political Science Departmen
Reflections on the Latest War in the Middle East

10/19/06 Thursday, Noon

Anne Goldman
English Department
Politics of Home: Memoirs of a Middle Eastern Childhood

Rocky Rohwedder
ENSP Department
Water & Peace: Teaching the Youth of the Middle East

ASIA/ INDIA

11/02/06 Thursday, Noon

Randy Dodgen
History Department
China's Development Myths

Chingling Wo
English Department
Lonelier on an English-Speaking Lonely Planet:
The Non-English Side of Economic Xenophobia

11/09/06 Thursday, Noon

Laxmi Tewari
Music Department
Open Your Heart and So Will Everyone Else

Rashmi Singh
Humanities
India Past and Present

Global

Thursday, 11/30/06 Noon

GLOBALIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS:
A Review of the Stresses and Conflicts
Generated by the Globalization Process

Eduardo Ochoa
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

GALLERY

08/15/06 - 10/29/06

The Grass Family (Gramineae)
by Wopo Holup

11/10/06 - 01/05/07

Kaleidoscope: International Art Students' Work from Bay Area Sights Curated by SSU Students

2005

Talks on Texts was a series of Wednesday noon-time lectures in room 3001.The idea, brought to us by Jonah Raskin (Professor of Communication Studies at SSU), was a series of short (15 - 20 minute) talks by SSU faculty members about the 'texts' that have transformed them and inspired their lives.Faculty from across campus to participate, giving them wide latitude for selecting their specific text.

Sept 14 2005 - View Archive: Lynne Morrow and Steve Estes in Windows Media Player

  • Lynne Morrow, MusicDepartment
    Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music based on Ingmar Bergman's Smiles of the Summer Night.
  • Steve Estes, History Department
    Carnival of Fury: Robert Charles and the New Orleans Race Riot of 1900 by William Ivy Hair and Evil Empire by Rage Against the Machine.

Sept 21 2005 View Archive: Beez Schell and Mike Ezra in Windows Media Player

  • Beez Schell, Kinesiology
    A League of Their Own - with supporting texts about women athletes
  • Mike Ezra, AMCS
    Autobiography of Malcolm X

Sept 28 2005 View Archive: Paula Lane and Thaine Stearns in Windows Media Player

  • Paula Lane, Education
    Moby Dick Cracks Me Up
  • Thaine Stearns, English
    "Parenthesis," the 1/2 chapter from A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes and W.H. Auden's poem "September 1, 1939"

Oct. 5 2005 View Archive: Paul Draper and Sherri Anderson in Windows Media Player

  • Paul Draper, Theater Arts
    Ali and Nino: A Love Story by Kurban Said
  • Sherri Anderson, Accounting
    A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

Oct. 12 2005 View Archive: Dolly Freidel and Michaela Grobbel in Windows Media Player

  • Dolly Freidel, Geography
    Barbara Kingsolver's "Prodigal Summer"
    Michaela Grobbel, Modern Languages and Literatures
    Goethe's "Erlkönig:" Encountering the Uncanny

Oct. 19 2005 View Archive: Suzanne Tocyzski and Tony Mountain in Windows Media Player

  • Suzanne Tocyzski, Modern Languages and Literatures
    The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint - Exupery
  • Tony Mountain, Hutchins
    Albert Camus' The Stranger and The Plague.

Oct. 26 2005 View Archive: Richard Senghas and Michael Schwager in Windows Media Player

  • Richard Senghas, Anthropology
    Beowulf
  • Michael Schwager, Art History
    "An Encounter with Greatness: Guernica at MoMA"

Provost’s Lecture Series - Schulz 3001
Highlighting student, faculty, and staff research projects.

  • Wednesday, February 11, Noon & 7:00 p.m.
    Scott Miller, Writing Center
    “Did Frodo Fail?” The Lord of the Rings in Print and on Film

  • Wednesday, February 18, Noon
    Alexandra von Meier, Environmental Studies
    The Electric Grid: A Social Contract Revisited

  • Wednesday, February 25, Noon
    Mike Ezra, AMCS
    Muhammad Ali’s Main Bout: Black Economic Nationalism, the Vietnam War, and Professional Boxing

  • Wednesday, March 3, Noon
    David Walls, Sociology
    Head Start and the War on Poverty

  • Wednesday, March 17, Noon
    Karin Enstam, Anthropology
    Wildlife, Weather Extremes, and Wildfires: Stories of Hardship and Perseverance in the African Bush

  • Wednesday, March 24, Noon
    Anne Goldman, English
    Dreaming of Childhood: Exilic Storytelling

  • Wednesday, April 14, Noon
    Ross Meentemeyer, Geography; Hall Cushman, Biology; Nathan Rank, Biology; Richard
    Whitkus, Biology; David Rizzo, UC Davis, Plant Pathology
    Sudden Oak Death: Research and Management of Disease Spread in Sonoma County

  • Wednesday, April 21, Noon
    Mark Kearley, Chemistry and Carmen Works, Chemistry
    The Chemistry of Alcohol in the Liver/The Chemistry of Metals in Biological Systems

  • Wednesday, April 28, Noon
    Marco Calavita, Communication Studies
    Apprehending Politics: News Media and Individual Political Development in Contemporary America

Public Lectures and Readings

  • Monday, April 19, 26 Noon - University Library Art Gallery
    National Poetry Month featuring SSU poets

  • April 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 Noon - Schulz 3001
    SSU Author Readings -A collaboration between the SSU Bookstore and the University Library
    Jennifer Shaw, Art History
    Peter Phillips, Sociology/Director of Project Censored
    Elizabeth Martinez, Modern Languages
    William Babula, Arts & Humanities
    Adrian Praetzellis, Anthropology
    Gerald Haslam, Author
    Jonah Raskin, Communications Studies
    Sherril Jaffe, English
    Michaela Grobbel, Modern Languages