As a sociolinguist, Valerie Fridland, Ph.D. studies how language and social life are intimately connected. For this Sierra College Insights sessions, she will address commonly asked questions such as: What causes dialects and why do some people have one? With mass media and globalization, aren’t...
Friday, May 11 2018 6:30 PM — 8:15 PM
Explore the work and creativity of current Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee students this evening! Performances, demonstrations, and art show Join us on campus between 5 and 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 27 2018 5:00 PM — 6:30 PM
Through an examination of poetry, memoir, and artistic activism participants will explore the empowering possibilities of personal narrative. The session will include readings from Jimmy Santiago Baca's Singing at the Gates and A Place to Stand as well as analyzing inventive community applicatio...
Friday, April 20 2018 6:30 PM — 8:15 PM
One of the greatest accomplishments in recent astrophysics is the creation of a model for the complete inventory of the universe. All the observational data tells us with extremely high certainty that ordinary matter (every particle ever detected by every person who ever lived) makes up only on...
Friday, March 9 2018 6:30 PM — 8:15 PM
Companies are paying $4,000,000 and more for 30 seconds of airtime during the Super Bowl. Who are companies trying to reach and what are they selling? How do the ads appeal to different audiences? How effective are the ads? These questions and more will be touched on as we view clips and share id...
Friday, February 9 2018 6:30 PM — 8:15 PM
Sierra College Insights presents architect Todd Gordon Mather. To survive, man needs food, water and shelter. From this root, delicious food and artisanal waters have sustained the artistic side of sustenance. Architecture, with its origins in a cold damp cave, has also developed into nearly uni...
Friday, December 8 2017 6:30 PM — 8:15 PM
From Mockery (the Darwin Awards) to Sarcasm (National Sarcasm Society- like we need your support), comedy can be viewed as a diagnostic tool for the investigation of enduring questions about the human condition. Humor has a critical purpose - What’s wrong? What needs to be expressed? Humor has a...
Friday, November 17 2017 6:30 PM — 8:15 PM
Saving working memory using training and neurostimulationMany of us fear losing our cognitive abilities. Advances in experimental techniques are being paired with cognitive training to see if lasting measurable benefits can be found. "Our work in healthy young and older adults pairs working memo...
Friday, October 13 2017 6:30 PM — 8:15 PM
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing and optimal well-being. This interactive presentation by Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee professor Christopher Old will explore ideas and activities that help people thrive. "The relatively new field of Positive Psychology continues ...
Friday, September 8 2017 6:30 PM — 8:15 PM
Writer, humorist and environmentalist Michael Branch will share insights from his most recent book, "Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness" and touch on his forthcoming book "Rants from the Hill." Learn more about the author at MichaelBranchwriter.com.
Friday, May 12 2017 6:30 PM — 8:15 PM