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Mass Extinctions and Climate Change

Truckee, CA
Most people are familiar with the mass extinction that killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Have you heard about the other “Big Five” mass extinctions that nearly wiped out all of life on Earth? Amazingly none of the... read more

Eurasian Globalizations

Truckee, CA
Join us for Sierra College Insights with Hugh Shapiro, Ph.D. In “Eurasian Globalizations:  Hard and Soft Power in the Transformation of the Anthropocene,” Shapiro will address how Eurasia has transformed global culture in ... read more

Intro to Flash Fiction

Truckee, CA
Join Sierra College English Professor Christina Nemec, MFA for an introduction to flash fiction, stories that are just a page or two (less than 2,000 words). During this engaging Sierra College Insights session, Nemec will... read more
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Past Events

Why Are Companies Willing to Pay $5 Million for a 30 Second Super Bowl Ad?

Why Are Companies Willing to Pay $5 Million for a 30 Second Super Bowl Ad?

Truckee, CA
Back by popular demand, Business Professor Kurt Heisinger will facilitate a lively discussion about this year's Super Bowl advertisements. Participants will work in groups and learn how to identify the target market for each ad and why companies spend more than $5 million to air a 30 second spot....
Friday, February 7 2020 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

Fire and Ice, Rock and Roll: Geology of the Sierra

Fire and Ice, Rock and Roll: Geology of the Sierra

Truckee, CA
Gain insights about the area from David Huggins who will present on how geological processes formed the landscape of the Tahoe-Truckee area. The collision of the North American and Pacific tectonic plates has caused igneous rock to rise up through the crust. These igneous rocks include the granit...
Friday, December 6 2019 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

Symbol-making and Bereavement

Symbol-making and Bereavement

Truckee, CA
Using the wisdom of worldwide folktales,  Dr. Bateman will offer examples of creative outcomes to bereavement including memorial textile art and the Temples at Burning Man. She will discuss how symbolmaking can help mourners share and ritualize loss, offering imaginal lifelines to lost loved ones...
Friday, November 8 2019 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Learning Spanish Through Storytelling, Music and Art

Learning Spanish Through Storytelling, Music and Art

Truckee, CA
Interested in learning Spanish or improving your existing language skills? Come share an evening of interactive learning through storytelling, music and art with Spanish Professor Brandon Scutt. In this session, participants will experience an innovative approach to language learning that is high...
Friday, October 11 2019 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

What’s Wrong With Prisons?

What’s Wrong With Prisons?

Truckee, CA
Experience the unique perspective of a female prison doctor who spent 30 years behind bars taking care of the sickest inmates in Nevada during this fascinating Sierra College Insights with Dr. Karen Gedney. Dr. Gedney is board certified in Internal Medicine, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine....
Friday, September 13 2019 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

U.S. in the Middle East

U.S. in the Middle East

Truckee, CA
Examine the history of the United States' Middle East foreign policy and why we are still there in this enlightening talk with UNR professor John Anthony Scire, Ph.D., MBA. About John Anthony Scire, Ph.D., MBA Since 1994, John Anthony Scire has been an Adjunct Faculty at University of Nevada, R...
Friday, May 10 2019 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Truckee, CA
How does music impact, elevate, inspire your life? How does music take us to other times and other places and other feelings? How can we listen with more awareness and appreciation to the musical creations around us? Discuss these topics with Donna Axton, LMFT, M.A., Sierra Nevada College Musi...
Friday, April 12 2019 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

Physics of California

Physics of California

Truckee, CA
Have you ever wondered why the snow flakes are always six sided in nature (and eight sided only on the wrapping paper)? Why can we actually ski, what allows us to turn, what makes our skis go fast? Why can we scuba dive, and why do they always tell us not to hold our breath? Why is surfing in Cal...
Friday, March 8 2019 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

The Pleasure of Looking: Popular Film and the Formation of Identity

The Pleasure of Looking: Popular Film and the Formation of Identity

Truckee, CA
Feminist film critic Laura Mulvey once famously argued that the central component of film is the pleasure of looking, or “scopophilia.”  In a conventional Hollywood movie, men usually drive the action of the plot, while women are passive erotic objects to be looked at by the male hero and the aud...
Friday, February 8 2019 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

Photography and Family History

Photography and Family History

Truckee, CA
Join Sierra College Photography Professor Randy Snook for this interactive presentation on the history and cultural as well as personal meaning of family photographs. As we celebrate the 180th birthday of the public announcement of a viable photographic process (January of 1839), this is an idea...
Friday, January 25 2019 7:00 PM 8:15 PM
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