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Fall 2018 Arts and Lectures Series

All SRJC Arts & Lectures events are open to the public and free. Parking permits ($4/per day) are required for both Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses.

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Joan of Arc

Visiting Artist: Nathan Haenlein

Monday, September 10, 2018 12 noon – 1 pm 
Connie Mahoney Library Reading Room PC721
Petaluma Campus

Nathan Haenlein is a contemporary artist and professor of Studio Art at Sonoma State University. He works in both as a hyperrealist depicting mechanical graphite drawings as well as colorful abstract line drawings exploring ideas around consumption, memory and new acts of drawing. The Mahoney Library Gallery will feature his work as a part of a contemporary abstract artist exhibit. His lecture will discuss his education in printmaking, as well as his current practices in printmaking and drawing.
 

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Making Cultural Assets Count: Funds of Math Knowledge in a Yucatec Maya community and middle school

Dr. Felicia Darling

Monday, September 24, 2018 12 noon – 1 pm 
Emeritus Hall, Newman Auditorium
Santa Rosa Campus

This six-month ethnographic, mixed-methods study explored problem-solving approaches in one Yucatec Maya community in México, and how these cultural assets could be used to inform instruction in a local middle school. This study illuminates a wealth of community math knowledge and a wide variety of innovative approaches to solving everyday problems. In addition, it pilots two inquiry-based math tasks in a Yucatec Maya middle school that are based on real-life, everyday problems from the village. This study supports the idea that students who say, “I am not good in math.” or those who have historically underperformed on standardized tests are competent math learners and mathematicians. Furthermore, these students possess innovative approaches to problem solving that may inform how we teach math, engineering, and maker space skills to all students.
 

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Indian Mathematics, History, Perspectives and Its Contributions to our Current Understanding

Dean Gooch

Monday, October 8, 2018 12 noon – 1 pm 
Emeritus Hall, Newman Auditorium
Santa Rosa Campus

Mathematics has been part of the religious writings of India for about four thousand years. The archival and commentaries made of these mathematical documents are particularly interesting as the people of the Indian subcontinent have made major contributions to our current understanding of mathematics, including trigonometry, geometry and the basics of calculus. The people of this region have a very different view of how mathematics evolved, and for centuries, their mathematics teaching traditions have been very strong. Learn about some of the primary known documents of this region and how they are viewed and used today.
 

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Works of Literary Merit: I Got Up to Leave: Time Travel and Trauma in Octavia Butler's Kindred

John B. Kincheloe

Monday, October 22, 2018 12 noon – 1 pm 
Emeritus Hall, Newman Auditorium

Santa Rosa Campus

Science Fiction and Fantasy authors have long grappled with the desire to alter a traumatic past, present, or future through time travel narratives. In Octavia Butler's brilliant novel Kindred, this journey leads to a full realization of the trauma of slavery, its resonance in the present and unpalatable choices that allow us to understand our own socio-historical selves. Join us for a look at time travel and this novel's captivating insights
 

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