Hutchins Professor Wendy Ostroff Publishes New Book About Deep Learning
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Hutchins Professor Wendy Ostroff Publishes New Book About Deep Learning

  A new book by Hutchins Professor Wendy L. Ostroff, “Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms: How to Promote and Sustain Deep Learning,” has been selected by publisher ASCD as an Editor’s Choice book this year. “We learn by engaging and exploring, asking questions and testing out answers,” says the publisher. “Yet our classrooms are not … Continue reading

Lynn Stauffer, Sarah Dove Receive Women in Business Awards
Honors and Achievements

Lynn Stauffer, Sarah Dove Receive Women in Business Awards

Lynn Stauffer and Sarah Dove have been honored as the University’s first recipients of the North Bay Business Journal’s Women in Business awards. Stauffer, the Dean of the School of Science and Technology, joined the faculty of the Computer Science Department at Sonoma State in 1994 after earning her Ph.D. from UC Irvine. She is … Continue reading

New Art Exhibit by Psychology Professor Geri Olson Presents Dolls as Storytellers
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New Art Exhibit by Psychology Professor Geri Olson Presents Dolls as Storytellers

“Star Wars.” “The Muppets.” “The Labyrinth.” These distinctly different movies all have one thing in common: they use dolls to as central figures to tell their stories. Illustrating this point, Sonoma State University Psychology Professor Geri Olson has co-curated “Journeys Through Light and Dark: Dolls as Tellers of Stories,” on view at the Petaluma Arts … Continue reading

Women and Gender Studies Chair Don Romesburg Hails LGBT Public Schools Framework as ‘Most Inclusive in Country’
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Women and Gender Studies Chair Don Romesburg Hails LGBT Public Schools Framework as ‘Most Inclusive in Country’

Thanks in part to years of work by Sonoma State University Women’s and Gender Studies Professor Don Romesburg, California’s students will soon be learning more about the history of LGBT people and their struggles. On Thursday, the California State Board of Education approved the new K-12 History-Social Science Framework, which includes history of LGBT people … Continue reading

Good Reads / In the Media

The Paradoxical Muhammad Ali (by Mike Ezra), Oxford University Press

Muhammad Ali’s funeral and memorial service brought together a seemingly incongruous cast of characters, once again spotlighting the many contradictions that have made it so difficult for commentators and biographers to extract a realistic assessment of his life. Even with a staggering amount written about him, Ali leaves behind a contested image largely characterized by … Continue reading