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August 15, 2017

The 47th Sonoma State University Computer Science Colloquium features lectures on topics such as creating computer-generated music, the challenges of animation at Pixar, and more. Lectures are Thursdays at noon in Salazar 2016. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus.

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laurence shoup
April 6, 2016

Sonoma State University welcomes activist and author Laurence Shoup in the Student Center Ballroom on Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. to discuss his new book, "Wall Street's Think Tank: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire of Neoliberal Geopolitics, 1979-2014."

Shoup's 2015 book...

October 28, 2015

Sonoma State University professor Anne Goldman hosts an interdisciplinary seminar about the role of metaphor in daily life on Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. in the University Art Gallery at Sonoma State. "Metaphorical Thinking: A Conversation across Disciplines," draws upon expertise across a wide range of...

planetary nebula
October 6, 2015

The Sonoma State University Physics and Astronomy department invites all to attend this week's public viewing night entitled Planetary Nebulae: Nature's Watercolors. The program is 8:00-10:00 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the SSU observatory.

The event will begin with a short presentation in which...

January 22, 2016

The spring 2016 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lecture series at Sonoma State University features professors giving talks around the theme "The Good Life." This series is presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and the University Library in celebration of the 15th...

band led by sax player
January 11, 2016

The Sonoma Film Institute's spring schedule includes fantastic films from around the world, including Cuba, Poland, Italy, India and more. Classics like "To Kill a Mockingbird" and new films like "The Pearl Button" are screened in Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall at Sonoma State University on...

February 17, 2016

Certain myths and stories contain such nourishment that they continue to unfold throughout our whole lives. International mythologist Dr. Martin Shaw brings stories and poems he believes have such vitality and something direct to say to us in the early 21st century in his guest lecture at Sonoma...

scene from Herzog's new film
December 19, 2016

Werner Herzog's new film, "Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World," opens the Sonoma Film Institute's fall 2017 season at Sonoma State University. It explores the digital landscape with a fervent curiosity that has characterized Herzog's recent documentaries.

"Lo and Behold"...

illustration of black holes colliding
March 18, 2016

Sonoma State University physics and astronomy professor Lynn Cominsky reports on the recent observations of gravitational waves in the "What Physicists Do" lecture on March 21 at Sonoma State. Cominsky was part of the team that announced the discovery earlier this year.

The waves, ripples...

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