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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.

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 wo... read more

The Power of Music

Truckee, CA
with Donna Axton, LMFT, M.A, Sierra Nevada College Music Program Chair and Humanities as well as Psychology Professor

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.

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.
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Past Events

The Science behind Positive Psychology

The Science behind Positive Psychology

Truckee, CA
Explore what make Positive Psychology a science with Sierra College counselor and psychology professor Christopher Old. In this interactive presentation examine interesting findings from the field of Positive Psychology, and leave with practical, proven tips for improving one’s own level of well-...
Friday, November 9 2018 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

From Sexbots to the Digital Dead

From Sexbots to the Digital Dead

Truckee, CA
Will lifelike sex dolls be the solution for the loneliness of millions? Could our grief be soothed by talking/thinking holographic images of the deceased? Join us for an interactive discussion on the implications of technological advancements on intimate relationships. About Kim Bateman, Ph.D....
Friday, October 12 2018 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

Greenhouse Gas Policies Near and Far

Greenhouse Gas Policies Near and Far

Truckee, CA
What is California doing to fight climate change? How do these efforts stack up against efforts in other states and nations? Explore the nascent but complex and fast-moving world of greenhouse gas policies that attempt to address the biggest challenge facing the next generation. Engage in a simul...
Friday, September 14 2018 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

The Secret Life of Language

The Secret Life of Language

Truckee, CA
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

Sierra Showcase

Sierra Showcase

Truckee, CA
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

Bars, Barrios, and Berkeley: The Transformational Power of Language

Bars, Barrios, and Berkeley: The Transformational Power of Language

Truckee, CA
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

The Dark Side of the Universe Made Simple

The Dark Side of the Universe Made Simple

Truckee, CA
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

$4,000,000 for 30 seconds: Are Super Bowl ads worth it?

$4,000,000 for 30 seconds: Are Super Bowl ads worth it?

Truckee, CA
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

The Art and Science of Northern California Architecture

The Art and Science of Northern California Architecture

Truckee, CA
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

The Psychology of Humor

The Psychology of Humor

Truckee, CA
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
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