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
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
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
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
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
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
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