SSU Professor Mariana G. Martinez Vying for Seat on SRJC Board of Trustees
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SSU Professor Mariana G. Martinez Vying for Seat on SRJC Board of Trustees

Aside from the two candidates running for president, the Sonoma State community has another candidate to watch on November 8. Sonoma State University Professor Mariana G. Martinez is running for a seat on the Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees. Martinez is running to represent the 3-4-5 district, which covers Rohnert Park, Cotati, most … Continue reading

SSU Introduces ‘Digital Chalkboard’ for In-Class Lectures and Online Learning
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SSU Introduces ‘Digital Chalkboard’ for In-Class Lectures and Online Learning

Faculty at Sonoma State University have a new type of digital “chalkboard” to reach students online and supplement classroom learning.   The Faculty Center’s new “lightboard” is a framed glass window that professors write on with dry-erase markers. With the help of a green screen, video lighting and a simple mirror to flip the image, … Continue reading

SSU Molecular Biologist Headed to Antarctica to Study Effects of Climate Change
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SSU Molecular Biologist Headed to Antarctica to Study Effects of Climate Change

Sonoma State University Biology Professor Sean Place is headed to Antarctica after receiving a $618,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how climate change might affect species living in extreme cold environments. The molecular biologist is specifically studying how temperature affects fish that have evolved in sub-zero waters over millions of years. Antarctic fish, he … Continue reading

School of Business and Economics Names Susan Adams and Tim Wallace Executives-in-Residence
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School of Business and Economics Names Susan Adams and Tim Wallace Executives-in-Residence

Sonoma State University’s School of Business and Economics has named Susan Flannery Adams and Tim Wallace Executives-in-Residence in Human Resources (HR) and Wine Business, respectively. Adams is lecturer in the School of Business and Economics and coordinator of the Human Resource Management Certificate program at SSU. Wallace is former owner and President of Benziger Family … Continue reading

Music Department Welcomes New Studio Faculty
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Music Department Welcomes New Studio Faculty

Three private studio instructors have joined the Sonoma State University music faculty – Jonathan Dimmock, organ; Wayne Roden, viola; and Mark Wallace, double bass. Organist Jonathan Dimmock is well-known internationally as a recitalist, choral conductor, accompanist, continuo player, ensemble musician and church organist. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and Yale University, he has held musical … Continue reading

Laura Watt’s Photography Highlights Changing Rural Landscape of Point Reyes
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Laura Watt’s Photography Highlights Changing Rural Landscape of Point Reyes

When Polaroid decided to stop making its trademark instant-developing film in 2008, the company destroyed nearly all of its factories. Sonoma State University environmental history professor Laura A. Watt has latched on to the iconic Polaroid style to express another side of her art. Her work is featured in a solo exhibition, “The Evolving Landscape … Continue reading